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Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,329,023
Posted By Rex Bills
My Blu-ray copy of "Mama Mia" takes about 5...

My Blu-ray copy of "Mama Mia" takes about 5 minutes to start playing on my BD80. I thought it was defective and wouldn't play but when I'm in the bathroom I heard it start up. I tried a second time...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-19-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,329,023
Posted By Rex Bills
I am finally happy with my BD80. Thanks to...

I am finally happy with my BD80. Thanks to Boylan13 and other helpful members who have steered me in the right direction. I have never been so frustrated by my life-long home electronics hobby than...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-16-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,329,023
Posted By Rex Bills
The above stereo only result was made without...

The above stereo only result was made without playing a disc after turning the player on--just the speaker test in the set-up menu. It showed L&R front speakers as active and none of the others. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,329,023
Posted By Rex Bills
Mt BD80 is putting me through hell trying to get...

Mt BD80 is putting me through hell trying to get 5.l analog sound. I have fought this for a whole week, switching cables, replacing cables and changing settings. Yesterday, it was working correctly....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,329,023
Posted By Rex Bills
I posted a "tip" for getting the 5.1 output from...

I posted a "tip" for getting the 5.1 output from a DB80 and/or stereo output, too. Many thanks to those of you who responded to this and told me that you did not have to have a stereo hookup to get...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,329,023
Posted By Rex Bills
A TIP FOR 5.1 ANALOG CONNECTING! After 3 days of...

A TIP FOR 5.1 ANALOG CONNECTING! After 3 days of hookup hell with my new DB80, I finally realized it was never going to work unless I also hooked up the 2 stereo channels. I never intended to use...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 509,494
Posted By Rex Bills
A triple play package with Comcast includes...

A triple play package with Comcast includes cable TV, internet and phone. My TV package includes HDTV and an HDTV DVR with NO premium channels like HBO or sports. And the price will soon go up again.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 509,494
Posted By Rex Bills
How long has Comcast made us drool over the...

How long has Comcast made us drool over the digital future of TV? Being an avid HDTV fan, I have had over-the-air HD for years and kept up with Comcast's offerings. Because of the digital future, I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-26-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 598,123
Posted By Rex Bills
Does Comcast compress the local HDTV stations?...

Does Comcast compress the local HDTV stations? If so, can I get a better picture with an antenna? Favorite shows like Lost and Desparate Housewives don't seem to have the wow factor they used to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,654
Posted By Rex Bills
I bought one of these and was impressed with...

I bought one of these and was impressed with everything but the sound--the last thing I thought I would find wrong. They have cheapened the sound to about half what it should be in terms of volume....
Forum: Nintendo   03-02-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 94,769
Posted By Rex Bills
This bears repeating: If you switch to component...

This bears repeating: If you switch to component input, be sure to go into the Wii menu and change the resolution from 480i to 480p.
Forum: Nintendo   03-02-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rex Bills
Thanks sidb. I don't know how I missed that. I...

Thanks sidb. I don't know how I missed that. I was stuck in Zelda for days and days doing the escort of the prince mission over and over. I'm in my 70's and don't have the reflexes of teen-agers,...
Forum: Nintendo   03-01-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rex Bills
I found a website (www.wiisave.com...

I found a website (www.wiisave.com (http://www.wiisave.com)) that offers saved game files for downloading. How do these work? I am especially interested in Zelda Twilight Princess after spending...
Forum: AVS Classifieds - Buy, Sell, Trade!   12-03-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Rex Bills
I have the same TV for sale in PORTLAND, OREGON....

I have the same TV for sale in PORTLAND, OREGON. I'll throw in a matching equipment cabinet (nice!) and consider about any offer. email me at rexbills@comcast.net
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-06-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12,064
Views: 1,589,499
Posted By Rex Bills
One solution to placing the center channel above...

One solution to placing the center channel above the TV would be to hang it from the ceiling using picture wire or decorative chain.
Forum: HD DVD Players   09-25-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Rex Bills
Anyone get this to work? The DVI input is...

Anyone get this to work? The DVI input is labeled HDCP, but my player doesn't produce an image for me.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-14-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Rex Bills
I have a 50" Panasonic RP that has SSE that...

I have a 50" Panasonic RP that has SSE that bothers me if I sit closer than 8 feet. If I got a 70" set to get a larger picture, would I have the same SSE at the same distance or would I need more...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-19-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Rex Bills
Happy update news. Since I had an extended...

Happy update news. Since I had an extended warranty (the first I have ever bought), a whole new light engine was put in my TV and it is perfect again. He said it was a $1,000 repair!

I am still...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-16-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Rex Bills
After 2 years of pixel perfection on my...

After 2 years of pixel perfection on my Panasonic PT-50LC13 I am suddenly getting stuck pixels. A bright blue one showed up two months ago and now I have a bright red one. These are a terrible...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-28-2004, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 424,142
Posted By Rex Bills
I'm bumping this. My set is doing the same!

I'm bumping this. My set is doing the same!
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   09-12-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rex Bills
A great place on the web to begin is...

A great place on the web to begin is www.elricm.com, (http:) then click on "portal" and then on "FAQ." You will get more Morrowind information than you know what to do with!
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   07-11-2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rex Bills
I've played all of the main RPG games on PC, but...

I've played all of the main RPG games on PC, but none are as large and involving as Morrowwind. I first tried it with one of the first Xbox units and had problems that kept me from finishing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-30-2004, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,736
Views: 873,745
Posted By Rex Bills
If you have been using or want to use the DVI...

If you have been using or want to use the DVI output on your Comcast box, be aware that the new firmware 7.10 really messes it up. The DVI output has been upgraded for copy protection and only works...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   05-02-2004, 12:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,126
Posted By Rex Bills
I'm 69 and play games nearly every day. I...

I'm 69 and play games nearly every day. I started on a computer with mainly RPG games and now play Xbox and Gamecube on a 50" LCD screen. RPG games are still my favorites and they help to keep the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2004, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 509,494
Posted By Rex Bills
My Portland Motorola 5100 got the firmware...

My Portland Motorola 5100 got the firmware upgrade (7.) and the DVI output is active! I watched 2 movies from HBO yesterday and was thrilled at the added clarity. I have a Panasonic LCD TV (720p)...
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