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Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Otto Pylot
If the receiver indicates that it's getting...

If the receiver indicates that it's getting 2-channel stereo, then that's what it's getting from the source. At least that's the indication. If you aren't doing any audio enhancement and just pushing...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Otto Pylot
Are you using CEC? Disable that and see if that...

Are you using CEC? Disable that and see if that improves the situation.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,937
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ you must work for SF Cable because this is...

^^^^ you must work for SF Cable because this is the second ad you've posted.

Oops. My bad. This was not meant for AV_Integrated. I responded to another poster and somehow it ended up here. My...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Otto Pylot
$75 retail on sale for $12? If it really is a...

$75 retail on sale for $12? If it really is a Monster brand then it's either on sale (still a bit overpriced) because they can't find any suckers to spend $75 on it or it's actually a cheap...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 114,456
Posted By Otto Pylot
More information is needed to really make sense...

More information is needed to really make sense of the CR numbers. Testing conditions, comparable meters, panel types, etc. CR numbers can be questionable for the reason I gave above. Do the ratings...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Otto Pylot
Hmm, have you calibrated your speakers or done an...

Hmm, have you calibrated your speakers or done an audio check just to make sure that the output is the same for all? What about tv? A lot of network programs are in 5.1 now (for example I'm watching...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 114,456
Posted By Otto Pylot
bueno :)

bueno :)
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you have CEC enabled, try disabling that. CEC...

If you have CEC enabled, try disabling that. CEC protocols are not standardized in that the mfrs can choose to implement which protocols they want. The end result is that there will be...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Otto Pylot
FWIW, I have my receiver (Yamaha) set to play all...

FWIW, I have my receiver (Yamaha) set to play all audio it receives as "Straight" (Yamaha's term). By that I mean that however the audio is formatted, regardless of source, the receiver will maintain...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 114,456
Posted By Otto Pylot
Static or dynamic? Dynamic is usually the number...

Static or dynamic? Dynamic is usually the number that mfrs give because it's the higher of the two but static is better.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 582,500
Posted By Otto Pylot
For that model you'll want to look for a Version...

For that model you'll want to look for a Version or Code on the side of the box or the tv that starts with Txxx. That's a good indicator that the panel is a Samsung S-PVA. I bought one last summer...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10,863
Views: 955,722
Posted By Otto Pylot
Our antenna is roof mounted about 30'AGL so it...

Our antenna is roof mounted about 30'AGL so it must have been something with 11. We never lose any stations regardless of weather but the problems with 11 the other night were certainly way out of...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By Otto Pylot
The current HDMI spec is 1.4b. There really isn't...

The current HDMI spec is 1.4b. There really isn't much difference between 1.4,1.4a, and 1.4b so you're ok, and again, any certified high speed HMDI cable will work just fine. If you're curious as to...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By Otto Pylot
First, any certified high speed hdmi cable will...

First, any certified high speed hdmi cable will work just fine for HDMI 2.0 when it becomes readily available. You don't need any other type of cable, regardless of marketing or the cable mfr says....
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Otto Pylot
What is your price point? Soundbars can be a...

What is your price point? Soundbars can be a decent alternative but they can get very pricey as well. So tell us the max you are willing to spend and I'm sure you'll get some suggestions.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 58,355
Posted By Otto Pylot
Passive small gauge cables should work provided...

Passive small gauge cables should work provided your runs aren't too long. Just make sure they are certified for the length that you need.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-08-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10,863
Views: 955,722
Posted By Otto Pylot
FOX was perfect for us (Evergreen Area of San...

FOX was perfect for us (Evergreen Area of San Jose) for the game but we did have some issues with KNTV 11 for last night's game, and 11 is usually spot on for us, the same as 2.1.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 69,036
Posted By Otto Pylot
To calibrate your tv you'll need to use a light...

To calibrate your tv you'll need to use a light meter and specialized software. You can DIY but the equipment can be expensive and there is a rather steep learning curve. A professional calibration...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 104,449
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can do what I do and get a programmable...

You can do what I do and get a programmable remote like a Harmony and control all of your devices the way you want. You could even program it to turn on just the tv (no HTS) and use the tv's speakers...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 104,449
Posted By Otto Pylot
Fair to who? Ph8te is correct. You can use...

Fair to who? Ph8te is correct. You can use another's settings if you want, and they may work. But most of the time they will be less than ideal because of component tolerances (the actual mfr specs...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 104,449
Posted By Otto Pylot
CEC - the biggest issue with CEC is lack of...

CEC - the biggest issue with CEC is lack of standardized protocols. With HDMI 1.4, the protocols that each mfr can use are optional so that there will be compatibility issues from time to time with...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 104,449
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. You can make some very good adjustments (not...

+1. You can make some very good adjustments (not a calibration) with a disk like WoW, Spears & Munsil, or the free AVS HD709 disk. That may be all you need. If you do find a "cheap" meter the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-06-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 266,011
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yep. That's exactly what I said back in post...

Yep. That's exactly what I said back in post 5975. I think this whole discussion has been hilarious and a bit enlightening.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,009
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^^ keep in mind that his settings take into...

^^^^^^ keep in mind that his settings take into consideration his viewing environment and specific component tolerances. If they don't look good to you on your tv it doesn't mean that there is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,009
Posted By Otto Pylot
I don't think you'll hear anything definitive...

I don't think you'll hear anything definitive until the holiday season unless the chips are ready, tested, and the replacement boards built. I wouldn't hold my breath.
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