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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-26-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Most tuners nowadays are very good. The quality...

Most tuners nowadays are very good. The quality of the signal broadcast can vary considerably which can affect pq. If your main board got replaced chances are it's the other components on the board...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-23-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Again, it's all a matter of preference....

Again, it's all a matter of preference. Integrated systems do not have the flexibility that a standalone does nor do they have any vertical upgrade path like the non-integrated systems do. Still if...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-22-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
I would take your TVFool report and post it in...

I would take your TVFool report and post it in the Local HDTV forum that is local to you. The folks there will best be able to able to advise you.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-22-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Good luck then. I hope CEC works for you.

Good luck then. I hope CEC works for you.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-22-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
For North American tv's I believe that any...

For North American tv's I believe that any version code that is Txxx or Uxxx is supposed to be the Samsung S-PVA panel. I'm pretty sure about the Txxx designation but the Uxxx and maybe another code...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-22-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
I agree about CEC. It's a major pain in the a$$...

I agree about CEC. It's a major pain in the a$$ for a lot of folks due to incompatibilities. Using a programmable remote like a Harmony takes care of all of your single remote needs and always works.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-22-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
If you buy online then the dealer will just pull...

If you buy online then the dealer will just pull whatever they have in the warehouse regardless of who it is. Nobody is going to go thru their inventory and look for a particular version number. The...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-21-2015, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
The first question is have you called Panasonic...

The first question is have you called Panasonic Support?
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-21-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Probably a CEC incompatibility issue. At least...

Probably a CEC incompatibility issue. At least your remote works. A lot of folks who try to use CEC can't get the correct inputs to switch or the controls to work to their satisfaction. You might...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-21-2015, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Any reason why you don't want to go with solid...

Any reason why you don't want to go with solid core CAT-6 and then some kind of HDBT extender to terminate? And no, I don't know what Monoprice's plans are for extending the Redmere technology to...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-20-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Conventional wisdom says you're better off to go...

Conventional wisdom says you're better off to go with separates (receiver, speakers). At an $800 price point (including tax?) separates may be tough unless you're willing to go with a refurb receiver...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-20-2015, 09:57 AM
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Views: 159
Posted By Otto Pylot
Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-19-2015, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
4k is a video format and has nothing to do with...

4k is a video format and has nothing to do with audio. The new HDMI 2.0 protocol will offer higher bit rate audio but I don't know when that will be incorporated into blu-ray, if ever. A good HTS...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-19-2015, 01:50 PM
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Views: 159
Posted By Otto Pylot
Until you hear it ;)

Until you hear it ;)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-19-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Interesting. HDMI 2.0 was ratified in Sept. 2013...

Interesting. HDMI 2.0 was ratified in Sept. 2013 meaning the fully compliant chipsets weren't even available for earlier builds of tv's, let alone other devices. HDCP 2.2 chipsets are just becoming...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-19-2015, 09:10 AM
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Views: 1,964
Posted By Otto Pylot
You mentioned that in another thread as well. The...

You mentioned that in another thread as well. The HDCP2.2 chipsets are just starting to become available so to say that "pretty much all TVs have now" is a stretch. Unless the specs specifically...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-18-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Otto Pylot
How are you watching tv, basic cable or OTA...

How are you watching tv, basic cable or OTA (antenna)?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-18-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Otto Pylot
Suggestion - you are asking the same questions in...

Suggestion - you are asking the same questions in a couple of different threads. I would stick to one thread which will make it easier to follow questions and answers and for others to find answers...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Otto Pylot
jstraw - I used Keystone connectors when I ...

jstraw - I used Keystone connectors when I installed solid core CAT-6 to extend my ethernet connection. As AV_Integrated stated, they are just industry standard connectors to insure that the wire...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Otto Pylot
It's a Vizio. They would rather send you a new tv...

It's a Vizio. They would rather send you a new tv than repair it or write robust software. Complain enough and you may get a new set (or what they are calling new).
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-17-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ absolutley agree! The only way to "future...

^^^^^ absolutley agree! The only way to "future proof" your wiring is run solid core CAT-6 and conduit. The idea of installing conduit is for cable repair/pulls. You can add a few extra cables in...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-17-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 165
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. ARC/CEC is a great idea but it can, and is,...

+1. ARC/CEC is a great idea but it can, and is, very problematic. That's mostly because of the CEC protocols, which are not well standardized so the result is incompatibilities. There are no...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Otto Pylot
Any certified, passive, high speed HDMI cable...

Any certified, passive, high speed HDMI cable will support HDMI 1.4/2.0. Currently the cables are certifiable up to 25'. You can run longer lengths with a thicker gauge cable but you will lose cable...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Otto Pylot
For $1200 I'd go with separates (receiver,...

For $1200 I'd go with separates (receiver, speakers, and/or blu-ray player) and not bother with a HTiB. Decide what you want in the way of a receiver and once you pick one, go to the Speakers Forum...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Otto Pylot
Layout of what?

Layout of what?
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