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post #13321 of 13343 Old 09-04-2016, 06:33 PM
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It was hilarious to watch the Republic truck pick up the TV. One guy, a lift on the truck, but when he pulls up looks at the size of TV and then realizes the truck which is used both for appliance pickup and delivering replacement trash, recycle and vegetation bins is packed full of those so had to move and bunch those up. Possible that the TV when he took it back to headquarters might have had a worker ask if it worked and take it home though that might be against company rules.
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I have been given the chance to get a first gen - lots better than the second gen - LG 50" OLED for $1000, fully calibrated (by me of course...). Original price on this puppy was $15,000 before calibration.

Obviously this is a chance I won't pass up.

As such I now have to give serious thought as to what to do with my 73" Mit, fully calibrated, color decoder corrected, shimmed for overscan reduction, and cosmetically flawless. It has very little wear on the guns as I usually keep the contrast down at 21 out of the possible 63, it has no screenburn whatsoever, I still watch it every day and it occasionally hosts over a dozen people in this living room, enjoying it and being spirited away by its immersiveness. This is the one several people have called my "own private IMAX", as I view it from 9' away at all times, very comfortably. The immersion factor is absolutely stellar.

Any ideas? I would like someone to have it who respects the CRT medium the way we here do, and knows its true value to the viewer. All along I have said that the only format better than CRT for the blacks has been OLED, and that's still true. And still very expensive for the average viewer. I just got incredibly lucky on this OLED falling into my lap.

Let me know who wants it, we'll work out the particulars -
Did anyone take you up on this?

My only question is - why don't you just keep it? You mentioned earlier you had a 42 inch Plasma in your bedroom. What's another 8 diagonal inches? Just get rid of the Plasma and get the OLED and put it in your room. That way you get to keep your 9-inch tube (pretty ) monster and your deep, blacker than the night, OLED. Win-win!
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Bob: You do realize that you can get a 2015 55 inch for under $1500 new from Amazon, with warranty.


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ywords=LG+OLED


And for a thousand more, a 4k version.
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My Pioneer 530-Hdi seems to have died last night. Was working great, no trouble but all of a sudden it won't turn on. The red stand-bye power light is on but when I hit the power nothing. Any ideas?
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I saw this thread stating don't dump your rear crt and didn't realize it's almost a decade old. Surprised it's still active.


Do people still own and use them? They take up so much room and aren't very bright, or I would suspect they're not after so many years, unless there's been bulb changes, etc.
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This afternoon I unplugged my dead Pioneer 530 Hdi to roll it out to the curb. Was a little sad since it had been in the middle of my living room for 12 memorable years.

Anyhow, Just for fun I took off the back panel. I didn't do anything other then look inside and and blow out the thick layer of dust. Figuring I'd give it one last chance I plugged it in. I was shocked but it fired right up.

Any idea what could have been wrong with it and if it's likely to keep working? I thought t was dead because the main power light was a solid red but the TV wouldn't turn on. Had been that way for almost a week.
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Currently watching my 9 year old Hitachi 57F59A.

Still has a great picture, but the tuner and component inputs no longer work, only HDMI.

Touch up the convergence every 6 mos or so.

I'll use it until it dies, maybe see if anyone can fix it.

Only then will I consider a replacement.

Also still use a Sony D50 3 eyed monster in my media room.
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So since I'm still using my pioneer elite pro 720, id like to be able to watch some ota local channels. Since I'm only HDready i need a box. What are my options? I see some HD samsung converters on eBay and even an old voom box like i used to use back in the day. Will these work as like as I use an antenna? Thanks
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You should just need an ATSC tuner box. Are you looking for recording capability?
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You should just need an ATSC tuner box. Are you looking for recording capability?
No, just want to be able to watch local channels OTA. Just looking for an HD box that has component video , any recommendations? Thanks
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Sorry I don't have much useful to offer. I used a Samsung SIR T150 box years ago with my 530Hdi.

It looks like amazon might have some options as low as $30

https://www.amazon.com/AT-163-Conver...bs_979935011_3
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To anyone who has a Mitsubishi 65813, or had one, I have a few questions. I'm attaching a 3DFury to my set and am wondering if besides my various component inputs whether my RGB inputs can be connected to the Fury's output to achieve 1080i. I'm probably going to use component in, but am curious. Also, what are my options for audio in?

Currently I am using the component output stage of my cable box to component in on my TV. However the component stage of the new cable box is, frankly, lousy. If I connect the cable box HDMI out through the Fury, can I still use the cable box's audio component out at the same time? The analog output of the Fury only carries video.
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Thats one of those things you try and see if it works. I have old Pioneer rear projection and use a HDFURY.

The original Fury I had did hook up to my rgb inputs. I now use an HDFURY2 INTO my component input.
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I have a Pioneer Elite 720HD & also use the HDFury converter i was using the HDFury 3 (I Have 2 of Them) but upgraded to the HDFury 4S but all my Audio & Video goes through my Pioneer Elite VSX 30 then to the HDFury 4S then to the 720
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I have a mits 55813 and the signal is dropping out with the ota tuner. From what I understand the tuner in this tv has poor multipath rejection. Any recommendations for a basic ota (no dvr) tuner for use with this tv? Obviously would have to use either component or dvi. Also, could I use a converter box as a tuner? Thanks!
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I have a Toshiba 65HDX82 that was purchased in 2003. It had one lamp replaced years ago and a circuit board repaired years ago. It has been a great tv but it has gotten a lot darker and it does not have HDMI. I just got a new Samsung KS8000 and the picture difference is amazing! It is so much sharper and brighter. I have loved my Toshiba but it is time to go. I do not want to spend any money on it because of its age.
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I have a mits 55813 and the signal is dropping out with the ota tuner. From what I understand the tuner in this tv has poor multipath rejection. Any recommendations for a basic ota (no dvr) tuner for use with this tv? Obviously would have to use either component or dvi. Also, could I use a converter box as a tuner? Thanks!
Any help would be appreciated. If I can't get a tuner for this tv I will have to purchase an lcd this weekend - don't want to do that. Can I use a view tv converter box? The 55813 only has dvi - will I have to use component and how will that look? Thanks!
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Any help would be appreciated. If I can't get a tuner for this tv I will have to purchase an lcd this weekend - don't want to do that. Can I use a view tv converter box? The 55813 only has dvi - will I have to use component and how will that look? Thanks!
I've been using Samsung DTBH260F tuner for years. I also had the older version of Samsung TV tuner and it had multi path problems. This Samsung is quite remarkable. If you have trouble sourcing one I can sell you mine.
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I'm giving away my mits ws-55413 in good working condition. Northern Utah if anyone is interested.
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I may be giving my Panasonic PT53WX53 away, possibly to be replaced by an LG OLED. Keep an eye out.

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This afternoon I unplugged my dead Pioneer 530 Hdi to roll it out to the curb. Was a little sad since it had been in the middle of my living room for 12 memorable years.
They are frickin' beautiful even when turned off. I think I will keep mine even if it dies. It doesn't really have many more hours on it than my ZT60.
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I've been using Samsung DTBH260F tuner for years. I also had the older version of Samsung TV tuner and it had multi path problems. This Samsung is quite remarkable. If you have trouble sourcing one I can sell you mine.
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