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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
The quality of the LG tuners was one of the...

The quality of the LG tuners was one of the reasons we purchased our LG HDTV a couple of years ago. Prior to that, we had an HD-Ready Sony CRT. At the digital switch, we purchased an LG LST-4200A HD...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Otto Pylot
Most often, people will keep their receivers and...

Most often, people will keep their receivers and upgrade the speakers. A really good set of speakers can make a mediocre receiver sound great. But a bad set of speakers can make a great receiver...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can't damage anything if you get a 5.1 or 7.1...

You can't damage anything if you get a 5.1 or 7.1 capable receiver and only run your front sound stage (R/L/C and sub). Your receiver can be setup for just as you described and you will still get...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would post your question in the Speakers Forum....

I would post your question in the Speakers Forum. You already have the receiver, and a budget so the folks there will be able to give you better advice than here.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yes. Both devices have to support ARC for it to...

Yes. Both devices have to support ARC for it to work. If you are using the tv's built-in ATSC tuner or the SmartApps, if your tv is internet ready, you can use an optical cable from the tv to the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC is Audio Return Channel and it is...

ARC is Audio Return Channel and it is bi-directional audio. IOW, a single HDMI cable will allow you to send and receive audio. It's a nice feature if you want to reduce cable clutter. Most of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI 1.4 chipsets are limited to 10.4 Gbps...

HDMI 1.4 chipsets are limited to 10.4 Gbps bandwidth max. To fully utilize the resolutions offered, and other benefits, HDMI 2.0 has a maximum bandwidth of 18.2 Gbps. Actually, a DisplayPort...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you shop around and look for sales, or even...

If you shop around and look for sales, or even refurbs (for the receiver) you could probably put together a nice system (receiver and 5 speakers) for maybe around $500 - $600. Wireless for the sides...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
4k is already available, to a limited extent,...

4k is already available, to a limited extent, within the current HDMI 1.4 protocols. It will get better once 10-bit panels and beyond are commonplace and all devices (tv's, STB's, blu-ray players,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-20-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 728
Posted By Otto Pylot
A certified HDMI cable means that it has been...

A certified HDMI cable means that it has been tested and passed the Compliance Test Specifications for the current HDMI specifications. That is your only "guarantee" that the cable you bought will...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 728
Posted By Otto Pylot
We've had this discussion before. The fact that...

We've had this discussion before. The fact that you bought a $75 list price cable for $12 is suspect at best.

A life-time guarantee that they will upgrade your cable if your system is too...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yamaha, Onkyo, and Denon all make very decent...

Yamaha, Onkyo, and Denon all make very decent entry level systems but if $1000 is your max, then you could probably put together nice separates (which is always preferable) as opposed to a HTiB.

...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's hard not to buy a tv nowadays that isn't...

It's hard not to buy a tv nowadays that isn't Smart so your options are limited if you don't want one. I'd just go ahead and see how well it works for you. If the SmartApps are unreliable with the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 728
Posted By Otto Pylot
Maybe not so much crooks as they are totally...

Maybe not so much crooks as they are totally clueless ;) Wonder what happens to them if they never sell Monster, AudioQuest, or any other ridiculously priced cable.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 728
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's all marketing plain and simple. Sure, if...

That's all marketing plain and simple. Sure, if you spec cables like that you may see a theoretical signal improvement but will you hear it? No. Certified high speed HDMI cables from a reputable mfr...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-18-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's whatever you feel comfortable with and what...

It's whatever you feel comfortable with and what will give you the best signal. Wired will not have any interference issues like you can with wireless. It sounds like your wireless connection goes...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By Otto Pylot
What you are probably experiencing is the...

What you are probably experiencing is the "dreaded yellow pixel" problem that can't be overcome with just using a disk alone to adjust your panel. And due to component tolerance differences between...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 01:11 PM
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Views: 92,559
Posted By Otto Pylot
Color Management System - used to better define...

Color Management System - used to better define the color space when calibrating a panel with a light meter and associated software.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Otto Pylot
Depending on the panel coating (if any) even a...

Depending on the panel coating (if any) even a 35% solution of isopropyl alcohol may damage the coating overtime. Some have used good quality eye glass cleaner (the kind the optometrist gives you if...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,303
Posted By Otto Pylot
If your cable runs are short, then you can...

If your cable runs are short, then you can probably get away with a thinner gauge wire. Or, you can use a Redmere cable which is very thin and puts absolutely no strain on the input end at all. I...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Otto Pylot
Ok, then you shouldn't have any problems. Just...

Ok, then you shouldn't have any problems. Just use what you have now and if all is well, then get the Redmere's if you want a much thinner cable so you don't trip over it if they're going from room...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Otto Pylot
What I meant is that you have a 25' cable to the...

What I meant is that you have a 25' cable to the receiver. The signal goes thru the receiver, and then you continue on with a shorter cable. I don't believe that the lengths are additive in that you...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Otto Pylot
Ok. I wasn't clear on your distances then. A 25'...

Ok. I wasn't clear on your distances then. A 25' certified cable will work fine. Anything under that distance in not an issue. The receiver between the cable lengths "breaks up" the total distance...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Otto Pylot
A single 50' HDMI cable may cause you issues...

A single 50' HDMI cable may cause you issues because your are technically twice the distance that high speed HDMI is certified for. That doesn't mean that it won't work for sure but if you have...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's 50' that the signal has to travel, plus...

That's 50' that the signal has to travel, plus thru the receiver. I'd test it with the configuration you want to know for sure. It all depends on your particular tv to a certain extent. Are your...
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