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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By kensilver
Thanks skepticon - might take the plunge. I'll...

Thanks skepticon - might take the plunge. I'll let you know what happens.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By kensilver
Update: - I've found a company, Planar, who...

Update:

- I've found a company, Planar, who put out a stereo viewing system involving 2 screens with one of the images flipped. They use a special mirror-flip PCI card, so I've put an email to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By kensilver
Quote:Originally Posted by skepticon...

Quote:Originally Posted by skepticon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Hmmm...I've never seen that as a feature of any graphics card driver....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By kensilver
I have my HTPC set up with a webcam for...

I have my HTPC set up with a webcam for videoconferencing, and I've constructed a setup with a mirror, like a teleprompter, so my subject can see me looking at them with full eye contact. I'm able...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-06-2006, 04:07 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,813
Posted By kensilver
Quote: Originally Posted by irkuck ...The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by irkuck
...The last remaining thing is black level. If LED backlight delivers plasma will be in free-falling.

I agree times 100. After being out of the swing of...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-15-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By kensilver
While I'm on a roll, and rant, the other bit...

While I'm on a roll, and rant, the other bit that annoys me about the Panny is the high contrast, rumoured to be 3000"1 or something, and which I was very taken with at demo.

But in reality this...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-15-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By kensilver
Hmm, OK. Not sure whether all these replies mean...

Hmm, OK. Not sure whether all these replies mean I'm the dummy, or that I should have thought with my brain instead of my wallet.

So I better justify.

Let's say that I've had my other, bright,...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-14-2006, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By kensilver
I've had my Panny for the best part of 6 months...

I've had my Panny for the best part of 6 months now, and I'm not happy. Under strong, but indirect light conditions, this 50" Panasonic Viera scarcely registers a picture. The picture is very dark,...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-29-2005, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Found the answer - and I'm surprised no-one has...

Found the answer - and I'm surprised no-one has been able to help here.

But a specialist plasma repairer I contacted came up with the answer straight away - it is one of the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-21-2005, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Crazy. The lines appeared again for 10 minutes...

Crazy. The lines appeared again for 10 minutes while the convertor was off, but in reverse... they were black and now are whilte, in exactly the same spot. Is there no end to this madness!
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-19-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Getting closer! I've turned off my RGB to...

Getting closer! I've turned off my RGB to Component converter, and for the last 2 days I haven't had a problem.

But I don't know whether this is the problem because there is not a direct...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-18-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By kensilver
So do you run your screens off several PC's? ...

So do you run your screens off several PC's?

I have two 19" HP LCD screens for my home office, and use a dual head video card and UltraMon. But I can't figure out how to get more screens than...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-18-2005, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By kensilver
Here's mine. Came across it in a home theater...

Here's mine. Came across it in a home theater magazine. The unnamed owner in our country is a daytrader, and set these ten 19" LCD Sonys up in his home office. They're operated with a single mouse....
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-17-2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Here's a picture I took about 20 minutes ago of...

Here's a picture I took about 20 minutes ago of the fault. About 2 minutes later the lines disappeared!

My service guy was on the phone to me at the time, and he was not impressed. Intermittant...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-17-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Icon Smith, I've got a service call in now,...

Icon Smith,

I've got a service call in now, so will wait with bated breath on the outcome.

My main concern was that this is a problem that hasn't been seen on this forum, and I'm surprised to...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-17-2005, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Hey, what's up? There's 337 replies on a Panny...

Hey, what's up? There's 337 replies on a Panny changing its black contrast thread, but nothing on my life-changing line drama!!!

Still appreciate any comment on my problem.

Ken (almost frantic...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-16-2005, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
I've just discovered some more information about...

I've just discovered some more information about these lines...

First, I was away overseas for over a couple of weeks during the last month, and my wife says that the lines continued each night...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-16-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
It's now a month or so later and I've had no...

It's now a month or so later and I've had no lines up until today. Then they appeared and have been onscreen for a couple hours.

- I switched the screen off and on - no difference.
- I unplugged...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-19-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By kensilver
I upgraded from a 42" to a Panasonic 50" HD, and...

I upgraded from a 42" to a Panasonic 50" HD, and apart from the somewhat overpowering presence in our small (12x12) room when it is turned off, it has been a very beneficial change.

The most...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-19-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Quote: Originally Posted by markrubin ...50"...

Quote:
Originally Posted by markrubin
...50" plasmas have upper/lower half electronics to drive the screen: it could be a video driver board/its connectors that are intermittent

That's...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-19-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By kensilver
Over the last few days my 2 week-old 50" Panny...

Over the last few days my 2 week-old 50" Panny has started developing an intermittent fault. Thin black vertical lines suddenly appear on the left-hand side of the screen, going along to halfway...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-14-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,993
Posted By kensilver
Quote: Originally Posted by wintr ... the...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wintr
... the plasma's native resolution is 1366x768. I am driving it at that resolution from the PC over the VGA (15 pin) input...- paul

I have exactly the same...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-07-2005, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By kensilver
If you're a true videophile, any picture warping...

If you're a true videophile, any picture warping is going to mess with your head. It should be a no-contest.

My son, an intelligent and highly skilled technician in his late 30s, can't bear any...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-07-2005, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By kensilver
Quote: Originally Posted by Qooop ...One of...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Qooop
...One of the reasons the 42" is too small is the letterbox movies I occasionally watch. The panorama is great but there are such huge black bars at top and...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   05-31-2005, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,628
Posted By kensilver
Interesting how things change. When I...

Interesting how things change.

When I bought the Benq for the lounge a couple of weeks ago, I put the X1 it replaced on the ceiling in my home office. I thought it might be slightly Jetsonish,...
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