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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-20-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By mhobart
I've used both thick cables and the thin Redmere...

I've used both thick cables and the thin Redmere cables. I first got only a couple of the Redmeres for testing, and in about a year's use I have never had a problem with them other than once having...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-17-2014, 09:38 PM
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Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
Perhaps this is overly simplistic, but I see two...

Perhaps this is overly simplistic, but I see two possible options here

1) use an RCA-to-headphone jack adapter and utilize the the audio outputs on the back panel of the M series.

2) A number...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,105
Posted By mhobart
When you have a Pandora account, it registers the...

When you have a Pandora account, it registers the devices you use with it so that your list of stations, favorites, etc., are available across the range of devices. This technique of registering a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9,825
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Posted By mhobart
When you are talking with them be sure to mention...

When you are talking with them be sure to mention keeping the firmware which is already on it to them. Many manufacturers will automatically upgrade a repair to the latest firmware available at the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-13-2014, 07:54 PM
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Views: 388,304
Posted By mhobart
Take a look in the Oppo 103D manual for the...

Take a look in the Oppo 103D manual for the section called "In Home Media Sharing" p. 41 in the latest version, possibly slightly different paging in earlier versions.

The USB port would be used...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-13-2014, 07:31 PM
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Posted By mhobart
You should find the J River server among the...

You should find the J River server among the network connections, rather than connected via the USB.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,105
Posted By mhobart
If your TV supports ARC and has additional...

If your TV supports ARC and has additional inputs, you can avoid the stretching issue by feeding the input to the TV and then listening using the ARC feature. I hope that at some point they add an...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 180,849
Posted By mhobart
Thanks for the info. I never had one of that...

Thanks for the info. I never had one of that generation. When I got my first HDTV one of my criteria was that it was 1080p all the way through :-)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
It used to be a big marketing feature but it...

It used to be a big marketing feature but it seems to have largely disappeared. To be truly useful it would have required a second complete tuner, which would have added cost. There are now...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-11-2014, 11:55 PM
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Views: 180,849
Posted By mhobart
There was an time, actually not all that long...

There was an time, actually not all that long ago, when 1080i HDTV sets actually were sold. There may be some early adopters of those who may still have them around and in use. I don't think that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,105
Posted By mhobart
The main manual is the On-line Help Guide. There...

The main manual is the On-line Help Guide. There is also a PDF version that is downloadable. There is a link to the PDF version earlier in this thread. Both could stand to have figures in them to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,105
Posted By mhobart
I'm not in front of my receiver to check right...

I'm not in front of my receiver to check right now, but I think they have the letters field, the numbers field, and the symbols fields all separated to you need to switch between them for access. As...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,053
Views: 365,458
Posted By mhobart
That's good advice, but also watch for firmware...

That's good advice, but also watch for firmware updates. I don't know one way or the other how often Sony updates it's firmware, which with most manufacturers is often in response to media providers...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 180,849
Posted By mhobart
It sounds as if the source (or at some point...

It sounds as if the source (or at some point along the signal chain) it is a interlaced signal, where the alternating scan lines are being sent out in alternate cycles (every 1/30 second with NTSC,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 249
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Posted By mhobart
Not quite sure where you got this (only 4 A/V...

Not quite sure where you got this (only 4 A/V inputs) as I currently have 5 A/V inputs I use [Oppo BDP-93, Apple TV, Roku 3, old Samsung BD-UP5000, all connected by HDMI, plus an old-style cable box...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 388,304
Posted By mhobart
There are some utilities out there which can show...

There are some utilities out there which can show you the differences in pdf files. These are available both for Windows and for Mac. I don't recall the name right offhand, but I used the Mac...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-01-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
I got lucky with my M501d-A2R (I had crossed my...

I got lucky with my M501d-A2R (I had crossed my fingers when I ordered it). No pixel problems, no flashlighting. Updated to one of the v1.34 firmwares in only a couple of hours, then updated again...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-31-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
Thanks, a combination of my mistake in not...

Thanks, a combination of my mistake in not looking closely enough and something happening on the AVS forum which brought it up as among the most recent posts for the thread. I did understand that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-31-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By mhobart
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Forum: Speakers   07-31-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,516
Posted By mhobart
Thank you for your very useful posting. I'm...

Thank you for your very useful posting. I'm looking forward to finding some location where I can here this demonstrated, which I feel I will end up liking. The info about the number of releases...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-31-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
Thank you for pointing out my error. My sincere...

Thank you for pointing out my error. My sincere apologies for missing your signature. I sometimes fail to check those. I could have sworn that I had already apologized for my mistake, but I don't...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
It has been a while since I had a Windows XP...

It has been a while since I had a Windows XP laptop, but there was something similar in the Wi-Fi card settings or in the Control Panel network options that accomplished the same.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
Do you have your iPad "Ask to Join Networks"...

Do you have your iPad "Ask to Join Networks" enabled (and the equivalent setting on whatever laptop you use)? Turning that option off should resolve your problem. It does not prevent your iPad...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
The firmware versions differ slightly between the...

The firmware versions differ slightly between the different TV models, so mentioning the model you have is useful for others.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,825
Views: 1,155,722
Posted By mhobart
Please contact Vizio directly on suggestions. ...

Please contact Vizio directly on suggestions. They do not operate this forum on AVS, this is only a function of AVSforum.com.
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