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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-28-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By MrHifi
I live 8 miles West of Annapolis and must use a...

I live 8 miles West of Annapolis and must use a rooftop medium gain antenna to receive all the WETA's.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 59,045
Posted By MrHifi
Hi Jeff, I am still using the last unit...

Hi Jeff,

I am still using the last unit Optoma sent me. The bulb has 4340 hours on it and it works perfectly. Must be the only one that worked. Good to hear you are alive and well.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-08-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12,543
Views: 1,483,453
Posted By MrHifi
I am not quite sure what you are saying my...

I am not quite sure what you are saying my friend. I do agree that the 30 is slow. But then, at 67, I am getting very slow ha ha. My point about comparing the two players was that the digital medium...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-07-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12,543
Views: 1,483,453
Posted By MrHifi
To those who believe they see a better picture...

To those who believe they see a better picture with an Oppo vis a vis a BD30, please consider that the internal settings of the two machines may be set differently. Oppo's seem to provide HDMI...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-16-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 59,045
Posted By MrHifi
Try unplugging the projector and/or the VXD....

Try unplugging the projector and/or the VXD. Also, a very hard blow on the top of the VXD has returned it to full operation. After a period of time, it will fail again but try repeating and see if...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 515,517
Posted By MrHifi
If the VXD will not start, Jerry's method will...

If the VXD will not start, Jerry's method will not work. I hope the Linux program works for you.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-02-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 515,517
Posted By MrHifi
I have several non working processors. Without...

I have several non working processors. Without the processor, you have a doorstop.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-26-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 515,517
Posted By MrHifi
I have two projectors and two controller boxes....

I have two projectors and two controller boxes. Both have exhibited the "failure to start" phenomenon. When i experienced the original failure of this type, i returned the whole system to Optoma....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-25-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 515,517
Posted By MrHifi
Mine starts working after a good rap on the top....

Mine starts working after a good rap on the top. Very strange. I've had three controllers fail the same way. Only one responds to force.
Forum: HD DVD Players   02-08-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,876
Views: 535,499
Posted By MrHifi
Mine works perfectly. Use it mainly to watch...

Mine works perfectly. Use it mainly to watch DVD's but occasionally will play one of a handful of HD DVD's I own.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12,990
Views: 1,395,189
Posted By MrHifi
My apologies. I equate the two for obvious...

My apologies. I equate the two for obvious reasons. This seemed to me a cheapening of the device.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12,990
Views: 1,395,189
Posted By MrHifi
I own a 9.9 after owning a 9.8. You should be...

I own a 9.9 after owning a 9.8. You should be aware that the 80.3 has no FM tuner.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 71,786
Views: 5,985,252
Posted By MrHifi
I agree, I should not have used the word...

I agree, I should not have used the word "accurate". It has no place with so many variables present.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-22-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7,200
Views: 758,723
Posted By MrHifi
Hi Jan, You might remember that I was...

Hi Jan,

You might remember that I was having random trouble with one of my (3) 3410's. Now, that machine will not record when the timers tell it to. The amber light comes on but it does not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 71,786
Views: 5,985,252
Posted By MrHifi
FWIW, I am 66. Have been in this hobby...

FWIW,

I am 66. Have been in this hobby since I was 10 and heard a pair of JBL Free Standing Imperial Horns playing "A Journey into Stereophonic Sound", a London FFSS recording. There is one spot...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-14-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,200
Views: 758,723
Posted By MrHifi
Thanks for your offer Jan. I fear that my...

Thanks for your offer Jan. I fear that my problem has something to do with signal delivery. All 3 worked well for a while, then one started messing up. Now 2 of the three have issues. With the fall...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-09-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7,200
Views: 758,723
Posted By MrHifi
Hello Guys, Two of my 3 units have become...

Hello Guys,

Two of my 3 units have become unreliable. One fails to record at the set time but it will record if you set it manually. The second unit works well 80% of the time. My most reliable...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 818,568
Posted By MrHifi
I never updated my 9.9 and have never had any...

I never updated my 9.9 and have never had any issues. I tried to update a 9.8 and cooked the radio. My advice...be happy with what you have. Unless you plan to buy and use the Audyssey Pro setup...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 308,546
Posted By MrHifi
"But, music or movies has nothing to do with it,...

"But, music or movies has nothing to do with it, and I suggest that the normal target curve always be used in normal far field listening." Finally somebody understands physics and acoustics and gets...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 308,546
Posted By MrHifi
My point is that all those different curves and...

My point is that all those different curves and settings are marketing gimmicks. If you prefer one over the other, then set it that way. Having established a response you prefer, there should be no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 308,546
Posted By MrHifi
There seems to be some kind of lack of...

There seems to be some kind of lack of understanding about what Audyssey is supposed to accomplish. Using algorithms based on empirical data and years of theoretical research, the output of one's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12,476
Views: 1,313,293
Posted By MrHifi
I use a 16x9 30" Dell monitor. I transfer signal...

I use a 16x9 30" Dell monitor. I transfer signal using the VGA connection. Get beautiful 1080 on the screen. You have to fiddle a bit to get the HD signal but the picture is beautiful. I do not have...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-24-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 59,045
Posted By MrHifi
Good to hear from you Jeff and Scott. As the...

Good to hear from you Jeff and Scott. As the founder of this thread, your abandonment of Optoma has special meaning. Like you, Optoma has bent over backwards helping out with expenses but after many...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-24-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 59,045
Posted By MrHifi
You should be very happy my friend.

You should be very happy my friend.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-24-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 59,045
Posted By MrHifi
The replacement refurbished projector I...

The replacement refurbished projector I purchased from a reseller has failed in the same way as the original. I am so fed up with Optoma. If anyone reads this, never buy an Optoma projector.!!!
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