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Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-31-2016, 08:57 AM
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Posted By abcdefghi
Opened mine up last night, to say the LED...

Opened mine up last night, to say the LED heatsinks were dusty is an understatement. While I had it open I cleaned everything I could see, removed each LED headsink, cleaned them off, cleaned all the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-31-2016, 07:11 AM
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Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
Correct, never opened it up. Well at least not...

Correct, never opened it up. Well at least not before I replaced the DMD chip a couple months back. Are there any instructions on accessing the LED heat sinks? The guide I followed to change the DMD...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-30-2016, 01:15 PM
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Posted By abcdefghi
So about 2 months after replacing my DMD chip I...

So about 2 months after replacing my DMD chip I am now getting a problem like this:

https://youtu.be/zQX5dPb8ztM

Not my video, but the exact same thing happening. It does not happen all the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-08-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16,413
Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
That white text is from the horrible photo, it...

That white text is from the horrible photo, it actually looks fine under normal use. My phone was having a hard time focusing on the TV for some reason, tried with lights on, too many reflections,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-08-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16,413
Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
Figured I would post a couple pictures to...

Figured I would post a couple pictures to illustrate the problem, the first picture (sorry, it is a terrible picture) shows the ghost/white area that shows up. I circled it in red because the other...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-06-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16,413
Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
Is the foam gasket the foam that is above the...

Is the foam gasket the foam that is above the board the chip mounts to? That was the only place I actually saw any foam, I did not remove the Light Engine from the TV to swap out the chip, followed...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-04-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16,413
Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
It's towards one side but spread out on that...

It's towards one side but spread out on that side, picture itself is nicely centered. This is a very slight cloudy/haziness in one area. I did wear gloves when changing the chip, the TV was fairly...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-02-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16,413
Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
So I got around to changing my DMD chip today,...

So I got around to changing my DMD chip today, which went smoothly, turning the TV back in reinforced my belief to spend $200 and fix this rather than buy a new set.

However, on screens that are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By abcdefghi
It's basically going to be serving raw data, any...

It's basically going to be serving raw data, any transcoding will be done on the HTPC that runs Plex.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By abcdefghi
It's unlikely that I will be using Windows Server...

It's unlikely that I will be using Windows Server / Windows 10.......I still have the copy of Windows Home Server that came with the Dell, but since it won't realistically work to run Plex Media...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By abcdefghi
Not sure yet on the operating system, I have only...

Not sure yet on the operating system, I have only just started looking into even converting it so am not sure yet what the options, pro's con's etc are of the different OS.

I figured RAID1 to help...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By abcdefghi
Thank you... that makes a lot of sense. I...

Thank you... that makes a lot of sense.

I currently run Plex Media Server on the HTPC, from the sounds of it I could essentially leave that on there, convert the Dell into a NAS, tell PMS the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-21-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By abcdefghi
Worth converting to a NAS?

I have an old Dell Power Edge 830 sitting in my basement, I am considering if it is worthwhile to try and convert this into a NAS or if it will simply be a waste of time to do so. The specs of it can...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-14-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16,413
Views: 1,978,970
Posted By abcdefghi
My TV has started to display all the white/black...

My TV has started to display all the white/black dots that typically happens to these units. While a new TV would of course be nice, I cannot justify buying a new TV when in all honesty the Samsung...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 662
Posted By abcdefghi
Removed one of the phone wall plates while...

Removed one of the phone wall plates while getting ready to paint, saw nice blue cat 5 cable attached to the back of it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 662
Posted By abcdefghi
Wait til the wife is out of the house, install...

Wait til the wife is out of the house, install wifi, tell her you ran cables. Done. :)

I realize you don't want to cause arguments with your wife, so I think the best option, as written already...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By abcdefghi
This right here is going to be the deal breaker...

This right here is going to be the deal breaker for you:

Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, via apps (again, browser = no remote, so that's a no go).

I am not sure on Amazon...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-03-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By abcdefghi
Which is why I am sure a lot of the time people...

Which is why I am sure a lot of the time people are going with proven designs (on both crossover/cabinet). :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-03-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By abcdefghi
OK, so I understand that just tossing a couple...

OK, so I understand that just tossing a couple speakers into a box is not going to sound all that good. But, I am sure the woofers I have can be used in a project. It's just making sure that I have a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By abcdefghi
Tweeter / Crossover Suggestions

Over the weekend I was given a pair of Visaton W200S, since these are not going to fit anywhere in my car, I want to build some budget bookshelf speakers out of them. What I am trying to find is a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By abcdefghi
Do you mind posting this? I am just recently...

Do you mind posting this? I am just recently starting to use AutoHotKey to set something similar to this up. Interested to see how others are doing it. Mine uses the color buttons on my Harmony to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By abcdefghi
Weird Hulu Issue

I am having a weird Hulu issue and wondering if anyone else has had the same thing happen to them. On my HTPC I have set up a shortcut on my Harmony remote to open Hulu in a browser (so not the Hulu...
Forum: AVS Forum® Articles   07-08-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,525
Posted By abcdefghi
That's worse results than I get!! I had to enter...

That's worse results than I get!! I had to enter street as well as zip code though, if I just enter zip code I get the same result as you. If I do not put that an antenna will be greater than 30'...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By abcdefghi
I noticed, kind of a pain really, but at least I...

I noticed, kind of a pain really, but at least I can use the remote to navigate around XBMC and at least launch into Netflix / Hulu. I just need to map a button to close out of either of those and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By abcdefghi
Sorry, not sure if I was clear. I meant that I...

Sorry, not sure if I was clear. I meant that I have no issues running Netflix and Hulu on 8.1. As in they run fine, but I have to use the keyboard to navigate around in them.

All I can seem to do...
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