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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Jon S
I was told the store demo mode only sets up the...

I was told the store demo mode only sets up the TV controls for running the store demo... It does NOT include the demo itself which is about 700MB in size....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Jon S
The demo is always in 4K, but the SD and 1080P...

The demo is always in 4K, but the SD and 1080P views are interpolated images (i.e. purposely blurred) to show you the differences in resolution...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,150
Posted By Jon S
No... The TV has a limited HDMI 2.0 feature set. ...

No... The TV has a limited HDMI 2.0 feature set. All of the TVs currently sold support a limited subset of HDMI 2.0 as the HDMI ICs are not available as of yet.

The big issue is that you will...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jon S
probably through the internet connection. They...

probably through the internet connection. They can scan the type of television being used. An example is the external UHD HDD with the movies that Samsung released a few months ago. The set needs...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jon S
I would return the set and get the Samsung 8550...

I would return the set and get the Samsung 8550 series 4K sets. Best Buy just dropped their prices on the sets dramatically. My 50" set is now $500 less than what I paid for in September.

The...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By Jon S
It does not make a difference whether it is IPS...

It does not make a difference whether it is IPS or non-IPS... IPS panels have better off-axis image quality over non-IPS panels, which the colors and contrast shift dramatically as you move off axis...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jon S
I bought a 50" Samsung UN50HF8550 set. We sit...

I bought a 50" Samsung UN50HF8550 set. We sit about seven feet from the set and all of us can see an improvement over our older 1080P Panasonic plasma set. The UHD set appears to show better...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Jon S
Regarding Vizio... They have terrible support...

Regarding Vizio... They have terrible support after the warranty expires... Basically, they will tell you to buy a new set. Repairs are usually not an option...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Jon S
Browsers on TVs usually lack Java... It really...

Browsers on TVs usually lack Java... It really limits access to streaming movies....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Jon S
Dynamic contrast ratio is a useless term. I'd...

Dynamic contrast ratio is a useless term. I'd say all the numbers are impossible to achieve. I wish the manufacturers would post standard ANSI contrast ratios which would be more in line with what...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 10:59 AM
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Views: 102,934
Posted By Jon S
It is a known fact that all the discs are not...

It is a known fact that all the discs are not mastered exactly to the standard, that there are some slight or minor differences in the accuracy. From what I have heard, the Spears and Munsil...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 04:31 PM
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Views: 102,934
Posted By Jon S
It all depends on the movie transfer... If the...

It all depends on the movie transfer... If the transfer is done inaccurately, the blacks can get messed up. Perfect example is the movie Tombstone with Kurt Russell on BR... The transfer is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 102,934
Posted By Jon S
If you move and do a change of address, Best Buy...

If you move and do a change of address, Best Buy mails you the movers coupon... If you don't move, nada...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-16-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7,680
Views: 631,240
Posted By Jon S
I seem to be having an issue with my two month...

I seem to be having an issue with my two month old samsung... The past couple of days I have had no sound from the set no matter what the input (Blu-Ray or STB). Yesterday, the sound was out for a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Jon S
The pink and sometimes green screens appear...

The pink and sometimes green screens appear during HDMI handshaking. It occurs with my JVC RS-1 projector and my Pioneer receiver. I noticed people have more issues when the HDMI versions are...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11,282
Views: 1,391,131
Posted By Jon S
Unfortunately, the Kirkland alkaline batteries...

Unfortunately, the Kirkland alkaline batteries from Costco was giving me the most problems... Leakage ruined my Fujitsu a/c remote, a Pioneer remote, a JVC RS projector remote, a couple of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11,282
Views: 1,391,131
Posted By Jon S
Bit of advice on batteries... Don't use...

Bit of advice on batteries... Don't use alkalines... Alkalines tend to leak, a lot, ruining the remote. Buy Eveready Lithium batteries. They cost more ($8 for four AA/AAAs) but they don't leak...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-05-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7,680
Views: 631,240
Posted By Jon S
It's already on the latest firmware...

It's already on the latest firmware...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-05-2014, 01:13 PM
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Views: 3,227,508
Posted By Jon S
whatever the case, it is not worthwhile to repair...

whatever the case, it is not worthwhile to repair the Pioneer... New players are under $100, are a lot faster in loading movies, have streaming capabilities and wi-fi. The only advantage the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 16,269
Posted By Jon S
The blades better be good... They are extremely...

The blades better be good... They are extremely expensive...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,680
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Posted By Jon S
I also have the UN50HU8550FXZA with (I think) an...

I also have the UN50HU8550FXZA with (I think) an IH02 screen. I upgraded from a Panasonic plasma set. The sitting area is about seven feet from the screen. Even though the screen is only 50...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,680
Views: 631,240
Posted By Jon S
This does not appear to be normal... Is it...

This does not appear to be normal... Is it happening to all inputs (cable, Blu-Ray, streaming?) If it is, exchange the set before the exchange period expires. I see you live in Hawaii... I live in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,993
Views: 487,552
Posted By Jon S
I have been reading other 4K TV threads... To me,...

I have been reading other 4K TV threads... To me, it appears that this Vizio series have more out of box issues than other brands. I do not see as much problems on the Sony and Samsung threads. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-30-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30,789
Views: 3,227,508
Posted By Jon S
Look for a BR disc that is all region. See if...

Look for a BR disc that is all region. See if that works. Are the BBC disks region B? It sounds like the region setting got changed somehow. Was this player ever serviced or worked on?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Jon S
First thing to do is to check for uneven...

First thing to do is to check for uneven brightness levels across the screen... Play something with a black image or better yet a dark gray image and see if there are any unevenness in the image. ...
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