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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-09-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By Otto Pylot
Ok. Flaviovision makes your setup a little more...

Ok. Flaviovision makes your setup a little more challenging ;)I gave up watching tv and listening to music at the same time many years ago, so my suggestions won't work well for your setup.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-09-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By Otto Pylot
Personally I wouldn't put anything on my panel to...

Personally I wouldn't put anything on my panel to protect it because invariably, it could affect pq. If he's lost 2 tv's in a year to kids, it sounds like he's got a problem that a protective...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-09-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By Otto Pylot
Ok. I buy that. I just never went back to my tv's...

Ok. I buy that. I just never went back to my tv's speakers once I setup the HTS. The only time in recent memory is when we had to remove the tv from the family room to the living room during...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-09-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By Otto Pylot
Guess I missed that. Don't understand why one...

Guess I missed that. Don't understand why one would want to use the tv speakers at all if one has a receiver and speakers with plenty of HDMI inputs, unless there's an aversion to using an optical...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-09-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 451
Posted By Otto Pylot
FWIW, I've been using an 880 since they were...

FWIW, I've been using an 880 since they were first released and all I've had to do is send it in to HarmonyRemoteRepair once to replace some worn out buttons. It still has the original battery as...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-09-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you don't need to or want to use the ARC...

If you don't need to or want to use the ARC feature (Audio Return Channel), I'd disable that altogether on your tv and receiver and use an optical cable from the tv to the receiver for the SmartApps,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-08-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Otto Pylot
Think carefully what you want and where in each...

Think carefully what you want and where in each room then sketch out your initial cable layout. You'd be best to install conduits for your cable because it will be much easier to install/upgrade...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-08-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By Otto Pylot
Do you have speakers as well? In most cases, the...

Do you have speakers as well? In most cases, the receiver is the hub of your HTS and you just run an HDMI cable from the receiver to the tv. If your tv is a SmartTV with apps, then you could run an...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   02-08-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 115,304
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you want to run an "HDMI" connection from one...

If you want to run an "HDMI" connection from one room to another you can easily do that with solid core CAT-6/7, non-CCS, and NOT CAT-6 ethernet patch cable. However, depending on the distance, you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yep. Just go to a local B&M, find a 4k demo set...

Yep. Just go to a local B&M, find a 4k demo set and pace off the distance from the panel that you would normally be viewing from. If the pq is noticeably better with 4k than it is at the same...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-08-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By Otto Pylot
I take it you don't have a receiver and are...

I take it you don't have a receiver and are relying on your tv as the hub?
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-07-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 4,758
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ that is just too damn funny for words!

^^^^ that is just too damn funny for words!
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-07-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 4,758
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's how we heard it OTA. The sides had a nice...

That's how we heard it OTA. The sides had a nice mix of ambient crowd noises (I didn't hear the obnoxious Denver fan that somebody mentioned) and I was sitting more to the left side channel that dead...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-07-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 4,758
Posted By Otto Pylot
The half-time show was like most of the other...

The half-time show was like most of the other half-time shows, boring. However, the audio is just fine in OTA surround. Clear and defined. My son has Comcrap and he said audio was terrible.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-07-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 4,758
Posted By Otto Pylot
5.1 audio OTA is just fine here. No "extraneous"...

5.1 audio OTA is just fine here. No "extraneous" noise that I've heard.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-07-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 4,758
Posted By Otto Pylot
KPIX 5 looks and sounds really good OTA in the...

KPIX 5 looks and sounds really good OTA in the San Jose, CA area.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-06-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By Otto Pylot
At that length I'd use a solid core (non-CCS)...

At that length I'd use a solid core (non-CCS) CAT-6 or 7 cable (not a CAT-6 ethernet patch cable) and then terminate it with HDBT. A bit pricey but it would probably work better. You can always use a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI 2.0 can be tricky. If you purchase a 2015 tv...

HDMI 2.0 can be tricky. If you purchase a 2015 tv that was built later in the year, then the likelyhood of getting a tv with a full complement of HDMI 2.0 protocols etc is better. The HDMI 2.0 spec...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 51,999
Posted By Otto Pylot
That type of CAT-7 cable is what I call CAT-7...

That type of CAT-7 cable is what I call CAT-7 ethernet patch cable. I would suggest looking at solid core (non-CCS) CAT-7 cable. The individual solid copper wires are heavier gauge, individually...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-06-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Otto Pylot
As suggested, I would pull at least 2 CAT-6/7...

As suggested, I would pull at least 2 CAT-6/7 cables along with RG-6 and a pull string for future cable pulls. All of this in 2" conduit. I'd use solid core CAT-6/7 (non-CCS) and not CAT-6 etherent...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   02-06-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By Otto Pylot
Your current system appears to be an integrated...

Your current system appears to be an integrated system. In other words, it has a bulit-in BD player. Typically those types of systems has passive sub-woofers, meaning that the sub does not have its...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-05-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Otto Pylot
The last "best time to buy" is just before the...

The last "best time to buy" is just before the Super Bore. After that, you'll have to wait till around till late spring/early summer for the clearance of what's left of 2015 to make room for the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-05-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Otto Pylot
Keep in mind that HDMI cable requirements will...

Keep in mind that HDMI cable requirements will more than likely change in the future (probably sooner than we expect) and the only cable that will probably outlast current HDMI cabling is solid core...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-05-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Otto Pylot
I installed my conduit as simple as possible....

I installed my conduit as simple as possible. Meaning that the conduit is only installed in-wall. Once it gets to the attic space I just carefully laid the cabling out and gently attached it to the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-05-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By Otto Pylot
1,5" conduit (flexible) is the recommended...

1,5" conduit (flexible) is the recommended minimum but I ran 2". I ran my new cabling inside the conduit because it was easier than attempting to run outside and all my cables are either solid core...
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