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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-28-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
So how long is the run? Depending on how much...

So how long is the run? Depending on how much space you have to work with you may be able to pull an active cable like a Redmere buytyou'll need clearance to fit the HDMI head-end thru. Or, if you...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-28-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Otto Pylot
It will be well worth the time if you do conduit...

It will be well worth the time if you do conduit for your cabling. HDBT is an option, albeit it may be a bit expensive but it you're planning on using solid core CAT-6 to extend your HDMI...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-28-2015, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
I take it you didn't run the cables in any sort...

I take it you didn't run the cables in any sort of conduit :( How long is the run? There may be a powered option available. Hopefully Joe will pop in. He usually has some very good suggestions.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Some tv's are very close to rec.709 specs right...

Some tv's are very close to rec.709 specs right out of the box, others not so. It all depends on what you want, expect, and what looks good to you. Every tv is different due to component tolerances.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 665
Posted By Otto Pylot
There is no such thing an an HDMI 2.0 cable. The...

There is no such thing an an HDMI 2.0 cable. The number refers to the hardware (chipset) version. Any certified, passive high speed cable from a reputable mfr/dealer will meet all HDMI 1.4/2.0...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Otto Pylot
I'm sure there are :) And if you're not too...

I'm sure there are :) And if you're not too particular (or anal like most of us), they're nice units.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-26-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
I thought you worked this out a while ago and...

I thought you worked this out a while ago and were happy with the sound?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 665
Posted By Otto Pylot
No way to "future proof". HDMI.org is working on...

No way to "future proof". HDMI.org is working on HDMI 3.0 ( the last I heard) and HDMI in general may be going away in the future for DisplayPort.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Otto Pylot
How does your tv look? Is everything ok? A tv...

How does your tv look? Is everything ok? A tv reset from the user menu does not affect the same parameters as a factory reset from the SM. You may end up bricking your tv if you do a factory reset...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's great! Hopefully if you do any firmware...

That's great! Hopefully if you do any firmware updates in the future it won't mess it up.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would agree with 8mile13 about David Katzmaier,...

I would agree with 8mile13 about David Katzmaier, but also agree with the post above about using CNET, or any review site, as the deciding factor to making a tv purchase. I tend to give more credence...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-24-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Then go with a Harmony remote. I have an old 880...

Then go with a Harmony remote. I have an old 880 that works very well with all of my devices.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Otto Pylot
There are two types. One with a built-in blu-ray...

There are two types. One with a built-in blu-ray player and one without. The receiver alone and 5 speakers, imo, is much better because the sub-woofer is active (has it's own amplifier) so the bass...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sounds nice but it only has 2 HDMI inputs, a...

Sounds nice but it only has 2 HDMI inputs, a built-in blu-ray player, and a 7" passive sub-woofer (powered by the blu-ray player). Speaker connections are probably proprietary as well.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Otto Pylot
Panel size is sort of like computer memory. Even...

Panel size is sort of like computer memory. Even if you don't think you'll need it, go for it because you'll be glad you did later.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-23-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's hard to say what caused the problem and...

It's hard to say what caused the problem and where it lies. If you've updated anything (manually or automatically) and the problems started after that, then it's probably the device that got updated....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 107
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sure it is. Why do you ask?

Sure it is. Why do you ask?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-22-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By Otto Pylot
There aren't any. CEC is a problem with just...

There aren't any. CEC is a problem with just about any mfr. The reason being is that a lot of the CEC protocols for HDMI 1.4 are optional, so the mfr is free to implement what they want, which...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sharpness set to high?

Sharpness set to high?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-20-2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Do keep in mind that using someone else's...

Do keep in mind that using someone else's settings will not calibrate your tv and what you may be seeing is just the tolerance differences between components of the two tv's. I would suggest using a...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ good advice. As someone said, it's a...

^^^^ good advice. As someone said, it's a crapshoot with BB cals. If it were me and I wanted a professional calibration, I'd look for someone else in my area who is certified, has lots of experience...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. LG, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, etc all have...

+1. LG, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, etc all have very good ATSC tuners. We chose LG for OTA because the LG HD-STBs that were released around the time of the digital transition were definitely the best...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'd look at Yamaha, Onkyo, or Denon HTiB systems...

I'd look at Yamaha, Onkyo, or Denon HTiB systems at your price point. I'm partial to Yamaha but the other two make nice entry level systems as well.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Otto Pylot
At 20' probably not, unless there is a sharp bend...

At 20' probably not, unless there is a sharp bend in the cable or a nail that has nicked the cable jacket. Just make sure you wire both ends the same. You can always pickup a cheapie cable tester...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sounds like you're describing an HD-BaseT (HDBT)...

Sounds like you're describing an HD-BaseT (HDBT) setup. If you power the termination ends of your cable then you are able to run HDMI over longer distances without any loss of signal. I have a solid...
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