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Forum: Community News & Polls   05-27-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,938
Posted By Derek Dean
I used to buy DVDs, then Blurays, but once I got...

I used to buy DVDs, then Blurays, but once I got a smart TV and discovered streaming via Netlfix I was hooked. Now that I've upgraded my internet connection I get very reliable and watchable...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,759
Posted By Derek Dean
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/415721...

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/415721/width/500/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/415721/)

Gee, I've been happy with 6mb download for years, but was...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,949
Posted By Derek Dean
A fascinating article, Scott. I have a...

A fascinating article, Scott. I have a completely new appreciation for all the hard work it takes to produce and broadcast a show of this magnitude and caliber.
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-18-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,136
Posted By Derek Dean
Wow, I expected a fair number of "I don't go as...

Wow, I expected a fair number of "I don't go as often as I used to", but I honestly didn't expect the overwhelming number of folks who virtually "hate" theaters.

I remember as a kid waiting all...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   04-30-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By Derek Dean
A great interview, Scott (as always). As a long...

A great interview, Scott (as always). As a long time home recording engineer I was interested to hear Bill's insights as to how things progressed from analogue into early digital, and now to hi-res...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-28-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By Derek Dean
Love it! Of course, this is just the...

Love it! Of course, this is just the beginning..... or in Panasonic's case.... the end...... but it's fun to watch the steady progress being made each year with the integration of technology into...
Forum: Portable A/V   03-01-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,492
Posted By Derek Dean
Howdy Robert, Well, that's a very interesting...

Howdy Robert,
Well, that's a very interesting question. There are many possibilities for improving your sound, but most that I can think of would involve some expenditure of money, which sounds...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-28-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 26,973
Posted By Derek Dean
Howdy Scott, Yes, this absolutely IS one of...

Howdy Scott,
Yes, this absolutely IS one of those interesting and hotly debated issues, and yes, I've heard the difference. I've been a musician for 50 years (man, I'm OLD), and about 10 years ago...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,107
Posted By Derek Dean
All the same obstacles were cited a decade ago...

All the same obstacles were cited a decade ago for the adoption of HD. The major manufacturers are always looking for new upgrade paths, and this seems like the inevitable near field destination.
...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-27-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By Derek Dean
Thanks for the review, Mr. Weber. I might have...

Thanks for the review, Mr. Weber. I might have passed this by, but your insights have piqued my interest.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39,351
Views: 4,862,531
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by wmcclain...

Quote:Originally Posted by wmcclain http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21786458)

Yes, you can install any new firmware regardless of the previous...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-23-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,628
Posted By Derek Dean
Yes, another good review Mr. Potts. I don't...

Yes, another good review Mr. Potts.

I don't know why I like this teeny bopper show..... maybe it's because I only get over-the-air TV in a limited market, and when I got an HDTV last year this...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-12-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 933,444
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote: Originally Posted by gerianne...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gerianne http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=426af42ba69004997d6f69d8ea0f41fe&p=20295775#post20295775)...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-11-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,949
Posted By Derek Dean
It's funny finding this review since I just...

It's funny finding this review since I just finished watching IP Man a few minutes ago for the first time. An excellent film. I found Donnie Yen's portrayal in IP Man to be mesmerizing, so I'll look...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-08-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 66,123
Posted By Derek Dean
A very interesting thread and a novel fix....

A very interesting thread and a novel fix. Probably a bit of a stretch for most folks who might not be as technically inclined as you, but still....... a well documented and highly understandable...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 47,683
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by R Johnson...

Quote:Originally Posted by R Johnson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20216521)

4.0 works for me.


Me too..... I get all the surround I want...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-10-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By Derek Dean
I do love the THX mode..... but only for...

I do love the THX mode..... but only for watching DVDs or Blu-rays.

For broadcast over-the-air HDTV I found I prefer my own settings in Custom mode. It took me about a month to finally get the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,678
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by Bob Hetherington...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bob Hetherington http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20057051)

Just need Amazon to start selling food and I'll never have...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Derek Dean
Well, you have a valid question..... and here's...

Well, you have a valid question..... and here's how I see it. First, it's important for you to understand that it took me three tries to get a TV that worked properly. These weren't buzzing or dead...
Forum: CE Pro & Electronic House Articles   02-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,821
Posted By Derek Dean
Yes, it's not the flashiest looking theater I've...

Yes, it's not the flashiest looking theater I've seen on this forum, but some folks are more interested in how things look and sound when the lights go off and the film comes on, and I've got a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 933,444
Posted By Derek Dean
ColdsnapBryan, it could be a lot of things, but...

ColdsnapBryan, it could be a lot of things, but hopefully you wrote down your original settings so that it will be easy to get the TV back to looking more normal....... and even if you didn't write...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 933,444
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by J.T...

Quote:Originally Posted by J.T http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19821298)

I have the Panasonic 46s2. I'm in the 100hr process, however the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 1,225,925
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by coletrain12...

Quote:Originally Posted by coletrain12 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19786608)

I have noticed a dead pixel while viewing the slides... is it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-01-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 933,444
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by MN_Tincup...

Quote:Originally Posted by MN_Tincup http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19747400)

I recently checked the number of hours on my Panasonic 58" VT25,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-14-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,556
Posted By Derek Dean
Quote:Originally Posted by vertcobra99...

Quote:Originally Posted by vertcobra99 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19649804)

I am beyond pissed right now. The tv that I got from best buy...
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