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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-03-2017, 08:15 AM
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Posted By MrHT
Why did Netflix stop streaming in HD on my Roku device?

I’ve been streaming Netflix on my Roku 2 for over a year without any issues, but last night when I tried watching Netflix, it is playing ALL the videos in 480 SD, not in 1080 HD. I checked my account...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-23-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By MrHT
Ok, I mentioned in my original post that I had no...

Ok, I mentioned in my original post that I had no HDMI issues using my Roku device. Well, yesterday, I experience two, very quick white flashes on the screen while watching a Netflix movie. The first...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2017, 10:38 PM
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Posted By MrHT
Then maybe the HDMI board on my Onkyo AVR is...

Then maybe the HDMI board on my Onkyo AVR is failing and maybe some cables and maybe some components are better at handling it than others. That would be the most logical guess...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2017, 06:52 PM
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Posted By MrHT
Well, it's 6 feet going into the AVR and then...

Well, it's 6 feet going into the AVR and then another 6 feet from the AVR to the TV. So, we're talking 12 feet total. Monoprice does recommend 24 AWG or lower when connecting to an AVR or a switcher...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2017, 11:59 AM
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Posted By MrHT
Yes I tried hooking up the bad cable to the Roku...

Yes I tried hooking up the bad cable to the Roku 2 and the BD player and both wouldn't work. I then hook the Roku 2 back up with the ultra slim cable it was originally hooked up with and it worked. I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2017, 11:21 AM
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Posted By MrHT
If you are referring to HDMI hardware that's...

If you are referring to HDMI hardware that's possible (HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2.0). The HDMI cables only go by passive/active High Speed HDMI, there are no version numbers. At 6', just about any cable...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 09:29 PM
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Posted By MrHT
Why am I having so many issues using HDMI?

First let me explain my setup. I have Onkyo AVR hooked up to my Samsung 1080p TV using a 6 feet Ultra Slim Passive HDMI cable from Monoprice. I then have my componets hooked up via HDMI to my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-15-2016, 03:09 PM
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Posted By MrHT
Should I throw out my old Blu-ray player or save it?

I had an old Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player that I replaced about a year ago because I was having audio dropout issues with it on my AVR. I noticed it happened shortly after I bought a new TV, so I was...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-25-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,394
Posted By MrHT
Anyone have issues with this player locking...

Anyone have issues with this player locking up/freezing occasionally?

I've had this player for about a year and it has froze up twice, requiring me to unplug and plug the machine to get it to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 122
Posted By MrHT
Ok, after a lot of google searching, I stumbled...

Ok, after a lot of google searching, I stumbled upon this (http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=51629&modelname=LN-T4671F) website and saw this paragraph......
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 10:33 AM
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Views: 122
Posted By MrHT
Correct. And I'm trying to wrap my head around...

Correct. And I'm trying to wrap my head around what exactly is causing it. The only logical conclusion I can come up with is that the HDMI ports on those two devices are going bad. But what makes me...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 10:17 AM
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Views: 122
Posted By MrHT
hdmi cable type? (high speed, standard speed,...

hdmi cable type? (high speed, standard speed, AWG, active or passive)
High Speed Passive (from Monoprice)

hdmi cable length?
6 feet

splitters, switches. receiver, or direct run?
Receiver
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 122
Posted By MrHT
But why would it happen on certain devices and...

But why would it happen on certain devices and not others when everything is hooked up the same way? It can't be the cables as I replaced them multiple times. Do you think those two devices that have...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-16-2016, 10:35 AM
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Views: 122
Posted By MrHT
Anyone?????

Anyone?????
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-15-2016, 09:46 AM
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Views: 122
Posted By MrHT
Why am I experiencing audio dropouts on my receiver on certain devices?

I have four devices hooked up via HDMI to my Onkyo receiver, with my receiver being hooked up via HDMI to my 1080p Samsung TV. The four devices are the Roku streaming device, a Sony upconverting DVD...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By MrHT
I was just about to jump for joy as that seemed...

I was just about to jump for joy as that seemed like a wonderful idea at first, but then I saw that there is a power on/off button on both the receiver and sender of that kit. That's going to be...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By MrHT
How do I run wires for rear speakers in an L shaped living room?

Ever since I moved to my new apartment, I've been trying to figure out how to run the wires for my rear speakers on my surround sound. Since my apartment is L shaped, it's quite tricky to do. For...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19,445
Views: 2,396,541
Posted By MrHT
I ended up buying the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 at...

I ended up buying the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 at Best Buy for $160 last Friday and I think I have found a winner. I've played a few movies over the weekend and so far, it's been working great.

So,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-16-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19,445
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Posted By MrHT
I've been doing more research to see if I can...

I've been doing more research to see if I can find a cheaper alternative to the Oppo. It looks like the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 is good. Anyone here have any experience with this player? Is it good? Any...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19,445
Views: 2,396,541
Posted By MrHT
Yeah, I can't imagine that those reviewers owned...

Yeah, I can't imagine that those reviewers owned them long enough to attest to their reliability.

Well I guess I have no choice but to go with the Oppo 103. At $500, I better not encounter a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19,445
Views: 2,396,541
Posted By MrHT
Believe me, I know. I used to own a Samsung...

Believe me, I know. I used to own a Samsung before I owned my Sony. It was terrible. But the reviews for the 2015 players seem surprisingly positive and CNET rated them as one of the best players. So...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19,445
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Posted By MrHT
@-m3incorp: I'm afraid to try it out because if...

@-m3incorp: I'm afraid to try it out because if it doesn't work out, that will be my third consecutive return at Best Buy. I've heard scary stories of people being banned at Best Buy for returning...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19,445
Views: 2,396,541
Posted By MrHT
You see, you said your unit froze at one point....

You see, you said your unit froze at one point. I've had my old Sony player for over six years and it NEVER once froze on me. Players today freeze or encounter some kind of compatibility issue with...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19,445
Views: 2,396,541
Posted By MrHT
Well there's Oppo but I don't know how well worth...

Well there's Oppo but I don't know how well worth the $500 they are. I'm afraid of being disappointed with the player and dealing with a skinny wallet.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19,445
Views: 2,396,541
Posted By MrHT
I've already tried those and they're garbage....

I've already tried those and they're garbage. They're not as stable as my old player. My old failing Sony player currently has less issues in its current failing state than these new players today....
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