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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-26-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By JimP
I think any of us 60 and older have used those...

I think any of us 60 and older have used those tube testers.

Seems like ours was at a Dixie Rexal Drug store. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-24-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11,396
Views: 1,405,183
Posted By JimP
If you're talking about playing the sound through...

If you're talking about playing the sound through your display's speakers, then you can do what Bob is recommending.

If you are talking about playing the sound through your surround system, then...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 29,726
Posted By JimP
Do these other warranties even come into effect...

Do these other warranties even come into effect if the original manufacturer's warranty is still running?

Personally, I think manufacturer's do this on purpose to wear you down. They figure they...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-24-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 31,485
Posted By JimP
Any idea what the peak whites are with these High...

Any idea what the peak whites are with these High Dynamic Range sets?

For those who typically set their displays to a peak white of around 35 ftl, does it even make any sense to go with a HDR...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By JimP
That could be an interesting experiment not only...

That could be an interesting experiment not only for grayscale but for color. You would still have to have some knowledge of color and using controlcal would be the best way to make the adjustments....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11,534
Views: 584,608
Posted By JimP
That's not necessarily a bad thing if you bought...

That's not necessarily a bad thing if you bought the extended Square Trade warranty.

You get to use it for a few years and when it can't be repaired, you upgrade to an OLED with some of the money...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-23-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 88,891
Posted By JimP
That reminds me of when Juliette transformed into...

That reminds me of when Juliette transformed into a Hexenbeast in front of the Grim and didn't quite get it that he didn't want to look at her. What did she think he was going to do? Oh, come...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 29,726
Posted By JimP
When you tried the composit cable, was it...

When you tried the composit cable, was it directly to the display and did you change the input with the remote control?

I know this sounds like a dumb question but if you hooked up composit on a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11,534
Views: 584,608
Posted By JimP
That's a bit misleading as to get a mll of .004,...

That's a bit misleading as to get a mll of .004, you have to be using a full black screen which is when the dark room optimizer kicks in. It only take a little bit of illumination for the black...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-22-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 88,891
Posted By JimP
......Sounds about right. :) I guess other...

......Sounds about right. :)

I guess other possibilities include a super hexengrimmbiestie who fights for good but is ugly as hell when doing it.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-22-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 88,891
Posted By JimP
Too funny when Adalind realized who the baby's...

Too funny when Adalind realized who the baby's dad is. I might have to watch that a few more times. :)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 595
Posted By JimP
Then you have the issue of a failure that can be...

Then you have the issue of a failure that can be fixed with a board replacement but only if you can find one. This happened to a friend of mine who had a Phillips display. It was only 3 years old...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,534
Views: 584,608
Posted By JimP
If your wife is anything like mine, she'll tell...

If your wife is anything like mine, she'll tell you one thing today and tomorrow change her mind.

.....and if that happens, you might be stuck watching a Vizio for quite a while. ...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-20-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 82,440
Posted By JimP
Then they'll be off on 8K. You never get ahead...

Then they'll be off on 8K. You never get ahead of this for very long. :)
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-18-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 31,485
Posted By JimP
That's eecolor but it does sound like Lumage will...

That's eecolor but it does sound like Lumage will come out with a LUTs only box. Then the next big question is how much will it cost? Should it be higher than what most of us are willing to pay,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13,902
Views: 1,211,990
Posted By JimP
EricNL For clarity, when you say don't...

EricNL

For clarity, when you say don't adjust RGB low end at 30% white, leave the RGB settings for the low part of a 2pt grayscale at the display's default settings. Then go about adjusting the...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-16-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,757
Posted By JimP
The variability of the i1D3 new out of the box is...

The variability of the i1D3 new out of the box is such that you shouldn't assume that its going to be all that accurate. Probably the best advice is to give it a try and see if you're satisfied with...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-14-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 31,485
Posted By JimP
.....and a display that's capable of reference...

.....and a display that's capable of reference performance. Not all are.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-14-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By JimP
If you're off of a cable or satellite box, be...

If you're off of a cable or satellite box, be sure that they're outputting HD and not SD. I was working on an uncle's TV a few months ago and their satellite box was set to SD even though it was a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-13-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11,928
Views: 1,145,937
Posted By JimP
rogo Those fake numbers are probably an...

rogo

Those fake numbers are probably an attempt to keep investors from bailing from their stocks.

Would be a good time to short sell. :)
Forum: Video Processors   03-13-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 149,169
Posted By JimP
In your power up sequence, have the projector...

In your power up sequence, have the projector come on last.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11,534
Views: 584,608
Posted By JimP
If your gamma is set to -1 (as some recommend)...

If your gamma is set to -1 (as some recommend) try "0" and +1.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 29,726
Posted By JimP
Does the menu appear on the screen? You have...

Does the menu appear on the screen?

You have hooked up your source device(s) directly to the HDMI in put bypassing the receiver, right?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,534
Views: 584,608
Posted By JimP
I tried to record something on the TV input and...

I tried to record something on the TV input and it didn't work. Do I have to activate it somewhere?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11,534
Views: 584,608
Posted By JimP
Agreed. What I find incredible is that...

Agreed.

What I find incredible is that Samsung is too stupid to figure out that its these annoyances that will cause a Samsung owner to go buy another brand next time around. It's like they...
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