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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-26-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 92,362
Posted By jmpage2
ambesolman I totally understand everything...

ambesolman

I totally understand everything you say (I have a 20 month old son myself but fortunately he leaves dad's stuff alone) and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so I doubt anyone...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-26-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 92,362
Posted By jmpage2
You can get an EX82 in black for $2400 with the...

You can get an EX82 in black for $2400 with the current promo code they are running. Smaller stands (70") are similar prices but in nicer finishes.

The stand I show a picture of above was about...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-25-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 92,362
Posted By jmpage2
Eh, honestly I don't think $1200 is that great of...

Eh, honestly I don't think $1200 is that great of a deal considering you can get the "real deal" for about twice that, have it professionally sanded and finished and get all of the AV features...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-25-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 92,362
Posted By jmpage2
I thought it might be kind of fun for people to...

I thought it might be kind of fun for people to be able to see how the natural cherry ages and darkens over time. While the lighting in the photos is different you will see just how dramatic the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10,454
Views: 798,384
Posted By jmpage2
You would need a video capture card for your PC...

You would need a video capture card for your PC along with the appropriate software to do that.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 93,948
Posted By jmpage2
Okay so time to dust the cobwebs off and...

Okay so time to dust the cobwebs off and resurrect this sucker.

Ultimately I never replaced my now 5 year old DS1511+ with a newer Synology because it never seemed enough of an upgrade to go...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-14-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 38,499
Posted By jmpage2
I have that season. The episodes are about 20...

I have that season. The episodes are about 20 minutes long and are a couple GB per episode which is far higher bitrate than a stream or download.

Also, it's a cartoon. It does not need a huge...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-03-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 34,740
Posted By jmpage2
I wanted to provide a bit of an update on my...

I wanted to provide a bit of an update on my repair of a 65VT30 over the weekend.

I received an SD card from Ebay that cost me about $29 shipped. The board appeared to be in excellent condition. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,247
Posted By jmpage2
I'm not going to say that plasma is still the...

I'm not going to say that plasma is still the best until I get to check out the newest 4K sets in a controlled environment. I will say that a 30 minute demo of a few higher end sets (Sony XBR, etc)...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 34,740
Posted By jmpage2
scored an SD board for $19 shipped on eBay pulled...

scored an SD board for $19 shipped on eBay pulled from a damaged working TV. Looks like I will get the other boards for around $29 by the end of the week and then as soon as all of the parts are...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-23-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 97,039
Posted By jmpage2
"foreigners" like the Korean Samsung engineers...

"foreigners" like the Korean Samsung engineers who designed the TV or the Chinese, Korean & Japanese who build most of the components and do the final assembly?

Sometimes AVS just cracks me up. :)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 34,740
Posted By jmpage2
Hi Ned, thanks again for sending me the 55VT30...

Hi Ned, thanks again for sending me the 55VT30 repair manual. I imagine that it will come in handy for repair of my 65VT30.

At this point I think what I'm going to do is order the boards...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 34,740
Posted By jmpage2
I don't think anyone knows that for sure until...

I don't think anyone knows that for sure until they are reviewed. Plasmas still reign supreme in black level (other than prohibitively expensive OLED) and possible color uniformity but have been...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 34,740
Posted By jmpage2
Also anyone deal with ShopJimmy.com? They are...

Also anyone deal with ShopJimmy.com? They are showing all of the replacement parts I would need as refurbished and in stock.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-18-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 34,740
Posted By jmpage2
Hey guys, looks like I might have been bitten by...

Hey guys, looks like I might have been bitten by this problem too. I started a separate thread but it appears this is where all the action is.

I have one of the first 65VT30 available in the US...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-18-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By jmpage2
I can definitely check that out. Would loose...

I can definitely check that out. Would loose screws also cause the arcing I saw? A buddy with an ST30 says there was also a "known problem" with a component on the ST/GT/VT30 sets cracking causing...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By jmpage2
Unhappy VT30 loud buzzing

Wondering if anyone has any ideas on a problem I am seeing with my 65VT30. Starting a few months ago I noticed my VT30 occasionally buzzing. Usually it would go away after the television warmed up or...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,324
Posted By jmpage2
I think you mean use CAT6 as an HDMI cable. ...

I think you mean use CAT6 as an HDMI cable.

You can't do this without buying baluns as far as I know.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,324
Posted By jmpage2
CAT5e and CAT6 are usually functionally...

CAT5e and CAT6 are usually functionally equivalent. However, CAT6 holds the prospect for future use for 10gbps Ethernet where-as CAT5e will top out at 1gbps.

Personally for me, I would spend the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10,454
Views: 798,384
Posted By jmpage2
No, there is zero chance. 818 is discontinued...

No, there is zero chance. 818 is discontinued and Dolby Atmos would require a hardware upgrade.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10,454
Views: 798,384
Posted By jmpage2
I don't know that anyone would know. For the...

I don't know that anyone would know. For the pre-amp outputs to work the HDMI and DAC would have to be fully functional (for HDMI sources anyway) and if the HDMI board is going bad it might not work...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9,719
Views: 1,070,860
Posted By jmpage2
FireTV is fine if you don't need to play straight...

FireTV is fine if you don't need to play straight BD rips and don't care about 1080p/24 support. There still aren't any Android boxes that support 23.976 playback, I'm not aware of any that support...
Forum: Audio Gear   05-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By jmpage2
Thanks for all interest, item is sold.

Thanks for all interest, item is sold.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12,433
Views: 894,813
Posted By jmpage2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by retro124 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12,433
Views: 894,813
Posted By jmpage2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by retro124 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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