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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-08-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16,051
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Posted By Mkard
I really don't get it. We should be able to...

I really don't get it.

We should be able to find out what quality signal input the TV is dealing with. I mean, come on! You pay approaching two LARGE for a display that does the most...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-08-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30,989
Views: 3,275,474
Posted By Mkard
Oh, missed that!

[QUOTE=limulus;48755713]
My 51 is still working...kinda. It has started to freeze again during BD playback. I've almost bought an Oppo twice now and I guess...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-08-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30,989
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Posted By Mkard
Salacak, Just in case: Firmware and...

Salacak,

Just in case: Firmware and instructions (important!) here...
http://help.pioneerhomeusa.com/support/downloads.cfm?class=DVD&current=FALSE

and 4 to 5 years isn't too far off.

I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30,989
Views: 3,275,474
Posted By Mkard
Salacak, You'll not go too far wrong with an...

Salacak,
You'll not go too far wrong with an OPPO. Consensus for many years is that you can trust them, IF you can afford them. Provided that your primary concern is a RELIABLE UHD Player, my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30,989
Views: 3,275,474
Posted By Mkard
Hiya, Yeah, the OPPO threads trend long. ...

Hiya,

Yeah, the OPPO threads trend long.

"future-proof" whatever that means, might lend to waiting for the OPPO 203 release. If you upgrade your display to SUHD, you'll be golden. OPPO...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30,989
Views: 3,275,474
Posted By Mkard
b curry, I have paid attention to much of...

b curry,

I have paid attention to much of your postings for the last 6 years or so. I do place some value on your writings of your experiences regards our peculiar interests in AV gear. Take...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30,989
Views: 3,275,474
Posted By Mkard
I cannot believe that a thread for an un-released...

I cannot believe that a thread for an un-released OPPO (Anticipation!!!) has reached almost 100 pages and not ONE confirmed technical detail beyond that it is going to play UHD. ! ! :eek: Says...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16,051
Views: 937,769
Posted By Mkard
Wink Unless you REALLY WANT a new toy ...

maximuslcd,
You probably already know this but:
If desired, one can of course send video sources directly into Samsung One Connect Box skipping the Onkyo. Audio can be returned from TV to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Mkard
Hey Bryan, JDS is certainly on the right...

Hey Bryan,

JDS is certainly on the right track. A decent receiver that is not of the current "WOW!!" family will deliver a lot.

If I may be so bold, consider something other than a 5.1 to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,125
Posted By Mkard
wrong again -- no surprise!

Sub equalization may be performed on 4 bands of frequency Manually per page 113. Does one care to infer that the Flat/Front/Natural Equalization is also done on sub? Up to you.

So, if that was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,125
Posted By Mkard
Without being entirely sure, I'd say that the sub...

Without being entirely sure, I'd say that the sub is only leveled to the listening position on these Yamahas. They don't even internally differentiate between two SWs if you have them plugged-in. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-30-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 224,072
Posted By Mkard
I agree, a purchase that I have never had reason...

I agree, a purchase that I have never had reason to regret. Except maybe, that I didn't spring for the DV-983!!

I was late to this party, got my 980H just as they were discontinued by OPPO. ...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-30-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11,474
Views: 1,422,112
Posted By Mkard
Hey all, As noted above, my 65837 just...

Hey all,

As noted above, my 65837 just "keeps chugging along". I've no complaints, as this is essentially a 2003 purchase. !!

All those years ago we bought an upper-midline 56" Mitsu DLP...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-29-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 2,376,078
Posted By Mkard
Stiffler, With that budget, don't fool...

Stiffler,

With that budget, don't fool around. Get your self a good deal on the soon to be replaced OPPO BDP-103. Does all that you ask,Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio and DVD video up-scaling is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,125
Posted By Mkard
delirium, I have sub-w wired using the...

delirium,

I have sub-w wired using the single patch cord from sub-out. No thump when AVR switches from TV (AV2 optical) to Blu-ray (HDMI non-CEC from Pioneer BDP-51F or to/from USB. I am...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,125
Posted By Mkard
Trying to keep w/ spirit of "no price talk" which...

Trying to keep w/ spirit of "no price talk" which is being harshly (IMO) enforced on many other threads at this moment. (Shrug)

Yep. Costco is good about honoring low price within 30days or so. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,289
Posted By Mkard
baconcow, Yep, I sure was wrong. No...

baconcow,

Yep, I sure was wrong. No surprise.

I just checked specs on the CA rx-v781 and compared to the CA rx-v1081; almost 10lbs of weight difference! At 32lbs+, the rx-v1081 is tipping the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,289
Posted By Mkard
baconcow, I would suggest here on AVS to...

baconcow,

I would suggest here on AVS to look at the Yamaha RX-A1060, 2060, and 3060 thread. I think that they should be analogous to your RX-A1081.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-23-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13,906
Views: 1,136,859
Posted By Mkard
Shane, That is what I do on a -95. I...

Shane,

That is what I do on a -95. I haven't any reason to think that the -105 wonder box would be any different.

Congrats on your unit, and enjoy.

Mike
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-23-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By Mkard
Well, nothing that some $$ won't cure... ...

Well, nothing that some $$ won't cure...

Seems that there are a lot of Asian Themed apps showing up on the "Smart-TV" selection trays.

Samsung 65KS800D has two Mandarin exclusive channels,...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   11-22-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 337,977
Posted By Mkard
Good Catch!!

I had cancelled the trial subscription with my CPO BMW and not accepted their offers, including calls to my cell phone (grrrr!) in October. Today I responded to a no fee charge of $30 for 6 months...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16,051
Views: 937,769
Posted By Mkard
Well, here goes....

We picked up a 65" 800D at Costco. FA01 Version. Spouse is MUCHNESS happier when buying electronics from Costco, simplification of resolving issues is worth the extra couple of hundred. Replaces...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-09-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30,989
Views: 3,275,474
Posted By Mkard
S_G7, I have an OPPO -95 and usually use it...

S_G7,

I have an OPPO -95 and usually use it for Blu-ray as it is on my biggest screen with full 5.1 plus heights. On the few occasions that I run a DVD through it, I must say that by "just that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,125
Posted By Mkard
^^^^^^^^^^^^ I hate it when that happens! ...

^^^^^^^^^^^^ I hate it when that happens! ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: Audio Gear   10-16-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Mkard
Pretty speakers. I am looking at these exactly...

Pretty speakers. I am looking at these exactly for L/R or upgrading to Sierra Towers. WAF is very important in our room.

... so if you still have them in January, are you open to traveling to...
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