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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By sgayres
Agree about the Sammy 51" PN5300. Get 'em while...

Agree about the Sammy 51" PN5300. Get 'em while you can....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,863
Posted By sgayres
There are still 64" F5300 Sammy plasmas on the...

There are still 64" F5300 Sammy plasmas on the shelves. :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By sgayres
Lay it down softly on a protected surface like a...

Lay it down softly on a protected surface like a blanket on a floor. Don't use a bed that will conform and put pressure on the panel. Then get one or two helpers to lift the bottom edge evenly...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By sgayres
No - the vibrations that I've seen were caused by...

No - the vibrations that I've seen were caused by no spacer where the vertical mounting bar was directly contacting the rear cover of the TV. End users complained that when their sets were turned up...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By sgayres
One reason for the spacer is to elevate the mount...

One reason for the spacer is to elevate the mount from the rear cover of the TV. I've been sent to correct "buzzing speaker" issues and the problem turned out to be audible vibration between the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,877
Views: 423,455
Posted By sgayres
As an FYI for this thread... There are two...

As an FYI for this thread...

There are two versions of the Foxconn manufactured E601i and these are two entirely different TV's as far as the user interface and picture quality goes. The older...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,942
Posted By sgayres
I agree that the F5300 will probably not be the...

I agree that the F5300 will probably not be the best choice for bright rooms due to the reflective panel. These do come defaulted with the Eco-Sensor set to ON. Turning it off should be the first...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By sgayres
SunBrite! Yeah... for bottomless pockets. You...

SunBrite! Yeah... for bottomless pockets. You are correct that finding one with a low gloss finish is going to be difficult. If it's under the carport out of the sun, maybe looking for the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By sgayres
For hand smudges, I use distilled water mixed...

For hand smudges, I use distilled water mixed with 70% isopropyl alcohol 50/50 sprayed on a microfibre cloth from a new spray bottle. Buy a new bottle just for this cleaning solution (not used). ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By sgayres
I service these things under direction of...

I service these things under direction of warranty fulfillment companies and seeing what I see and knowing what I know, my personal preference would be toward the plasma despite the seeming...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,877
Views: 423,455
Posted By sgayres
The tech will be bringing an e601i repair kit...

The tech will be bringing an e601i repair kit containing a mainboard, powerboard, LVDS cables, and a t-con board. The t-con is what is responsible for the issue of audio and backlight being OK but...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-14-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,712
Posted By sgayres
I do in-home warranty repair work on several...

I do in-home warranty repair work on several brands so I see many different sets paired with different sources. I rarely encounter plasma's because most people buy LCD and the manufacturer serviced...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By sgayres
Instead of buying a longer Ethernet cable, you...

Instead of buying a longer Ethernet cable, you could carry the TV to the router to test a wired connection.

If you pinpoint the cause being a wireless issue, trying a different router would...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By sgayres
I didn't mention that I'm subcontracted service...

I didn't mention that I'm subcontracted service provider who performs in-warranty and out-of-warranty onsite services on flat panel TV's. I don't do a lot of LG work but have replaced some...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-29-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By sgayres
You shouldn't have to manually assign ip...

You shouldn't have to manually assign ip addresses or dns in your new TV.

Try this... go into the Arris interface to wireless settings and change the Wireless Network Name (SSID), change the...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By sgayres
Yes - it's time for an update and here's an...

Yes - it's time for an update and here's an update edited from a PM I sent a member recently:

The seats are great. I haven't had any problems at all. We were not able to compare different brands...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   10-14-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 46,887
Posted By sgayres
New car with built-in Sirius. I will definitely...

New car with built-in Sirius. I will definitely NOT be renewing Sirius when the free trial expires because of the excessive MPEG compression. I used to work with sound files and my goal was to get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 352,733
Posted By sgayres
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Hrimnir http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1270579/the-official-marantz-sr7005-receiver-page/1680#post_22178798)

Hey guys, im...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-01-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By sgayres
Given the size limitations of my new HT room...

Given the size limitations of my new HT room (14' x 19'), I knew I had to watch the width of the rows. I looked at quite a few different models before an Internet search brought me here and I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-22-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,308
Posted By sgayres
Same update loop problem here. Tried resetting...

Same update loop problem here. Tried resetting router to defaults since my kid may have changed port settings; also plugged in direct to my DSL modem. It gets out to the Internet because Internet...
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