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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2017, 06:21 AM
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Posted By RandyWalters
The most important part of wall mounting a TV is...

The most important part of wall mounting a TV is to properly install the lag bolts. The size of the pilot hole needs to be correct for the lag bolt size, and there is no need to crank the lag...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-13-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By RandyWalters
European TVs are quite different than North...

European TVs are quite different than North American TVs (voltage, hertz, tuners, connections, etc). If you're thinking about buying a TV in the USA then moving it to Switzerland then i would...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By RandyWalters
But what about the hertz rating? My Air...

But what about the hertz rating?

My Air Force friend got transferred from USA to Germany and just about all of his U.S. devices worked using the usual German air-base step-down transformers - with...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-25-2017, 05:43 AM
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Views: 61,852
Posted By RandyWalters
Ah, that answers some questions then. My...

Ah, that answers some questions then.

My MX-890's battery looks similar to the battery in my Canon pocket camera (but it's a different shape) so i'd stopped in a camera store to see if they had...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-24-2017, 07:30 AM
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Views: 61,852
Posted By RandyWalters
FYI - if any of you are looking for a replacement...

FYI - if any of you are looking for a replacement battery for your MX-890 they are impossible to find on Ebay or Amazon. I saw batteries for lots of other URC models but nothing for the MX-890.
...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-24-2017, 07:16 AM
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Posted By RandyWalters
This is common for all sorts of devices in CCP -...

This is common for all sorts of devices in CCP - there are lots of extra commands that do not exist on the device's OEM remote (such as Discrete ON, Discrete OFF, Discrete HDMI-1, Sleep, etc...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-17-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,037
Posted By RandyWalters
Another option would be to pick up a used URC...

Another option would be to pick up a used URC MX-450. It has an onboard device database and also learns directly from your original remotes so no PC or computer is necessary. You can create...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-15-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By RandyWalters
Old folks like Sony. They no longer make a...

Old folks like Sony. They no longer make a 1080p TV in the 55" size, but BB has the Sony XBR-55X700D for under $800. It actually looks pretty good for the money, and the picture has that natural...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-09-2017, 06:56 PM
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Posted By RandyWalters
I've found the Sony LCDs look more natural and...

I've found the Sony LCDs look more natural and have better colors than all the other brands. My older 55W800B looks probably 90-95% as good as my 55ST60 at night, and actually a little better on a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-02-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13,833
Views: 1,017,958
Posted By RandyWalters
I have successfully reduced persisent IR from the...

I have successfully reduced persisent IR from the wife's FOOD NETWORK logo on my GT50 by running Slide Shows of 1920 x 1080 High Def Wallpaper Images overnight, so doing this over many many nights...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-25-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19,365
Views: 2,218,410
Posted By RandyWalters
I've noticed TWC prices vary from area to area. ...

I've noticed TWC prices vary from area to area. I have a DTA in a bedroom - it used to be $1.50 but some time ago it went up to $4.00 for some reason. An HD Cable Box is $11.25 right now.

...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-25-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19,365
Views: 2,218,410
Posted By RandyWalters
I just got back from my local TWC/Spectrum office...

I just got back from my local TWC/Spectrum office (turned in an old Cisco 2-tuner DVR i no longer need) but i still have my Arris 6-Tuner Enhanced DVR which i'm keeping (i run it alongside my Tivo...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By RandyWalters
That Wedgeneering link was a picture of DIN Rail...

That Wedgeneering link was a picture of DIN Rail but the link is outdated. I've replaced it with a newer image.

DIN Rail is available from various sources such as Electrical Wholesale...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-21-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By RandyWalters
How about a used Tivo Premiere? The 2-tuner...

How about a used Tivo Premiere? The 2-tuner model records ATSC/HD over antenna and has a Component Output.
It's the one with two RF inputs on the back (the cable-only 4-tuner models have only one...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-19-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By RandyWalters
First off there are no OLED TVs under 55". And...

First off there are no OLED TVs under 55". And i'm not sure if those 55" OLEDs will mate up to a standard wall mount so look into this if you decide to go OLED.

But in the LCD TV world, pretty...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-16-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By RandyWalters
Panasonic's tuners can be a little tricky and...

Panasonic's tuners can be a little tricky and sometimes the stored data gets corrupted after new channels are re-scanned.

They act differently than tuners in other brands too, and sometimes...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-11-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9,910
Views: 855,958
Posted By RandyWalters
No. That's normal when getting abnormally close...

No. That's normal when getting abnormally close to a Plasma screen. You can see it from anywhere near a normal viewing distance.

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Forum: Remote Control Area   03-11-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By RandyWalters
On that note, i still have the original remotes...

On that note, i still have the original remotes from old early 90's Sony and Panasonic 27" Tube TVs
and the SLEEP button on those remotes works on my 2015 Sony LCD TV and my various Panasonic...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-06-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By RandyWalters
My 2012 TC-P50GT50 has been in storage since...

My 2012 TC-P50GT50 has been in storage since taking it down back on Oct 2013. I just got through setting it up in the wife's den and connected it to the internet and got prompted to download new...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-05-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By RandyWalters
Wow your son scored ! There are various...

Wow your son scored !

There are various universal table-top stands that utilize the TV's rear wall-mounting holes - here's one example:
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-03-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By RandyWalters
That's like a 2007 model, and back then Samsung...

That's like a 2007 model, and back then Samsung Plasmas did not have good black levels at all. Panasonics and Pioneers from that era had much better black levels - but still nowhere near as good as...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19,365
Views: 2,218,410
Posted By RandyWalters
So what kind of DVR are they giving out now? I...

So what kind of DVR are they giving out now? I looked at my local TWC/Spectrum site and there is no details on what kind of DVR they're supplying now. I've heard mention of a 4-tuner here and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13,833
Views: 1,017,958
Posted By RandyWalters
The Screen Wipe is more of a diagnostic tool than...

The Screen Wipe is more of a diagnostic tool than an IR removal tool. Panasonic added this feature to the user menu in response to Samsung having one in their menus, but it really seems to be more...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-25-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By RandyWalters
What is the exact model number of your Contour...

What is the exact model number of your Contour box? _________________

Who is your cable provider? _____________

If you had a different cable box that worked with your MX-450 before getting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By RandyWalters
Too vague . . . . What is the TV's model...

Too vague . . . .

What is the TV's model number?

Is your DVR connected via HDMI?

If so, have you tried using a different HDMI input to see if it happens on that one as well?

How...
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