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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   06-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 79,375
Posted By mirak
Thanks to the tip here, just pulled trigger on a...

Thanks to the tip here, just pulled trigger on a pn64f8500 at Paul's for $2634.99. That's about $300 more than grey market, but that's worth the peace of mind for me.

Now over to amazon for a new...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   06-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 79,375
Posted By mirak
Wait, what? I got the Pauls TV promo to take the...

Wait, what? I got the Pauls TV promo to take the price down to $2634 shipped. But how'd you get the price down to $2,039?!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,683
Posted By mirak
I'm not sure what "best" means. I think it should...

I'm not sure what "best" means. I think it should mean picture quality first and foremost, followed by price as a tie-breaker.

By that standard, for example, the Samsung pn64d7000 was a better TV...
Forum: Speakers   06-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By mirak
In Wall Speakers on a Budget?

It's been a looooong time since I've shopped for speakers. I'm buying a home with a living room that appears to have been pre-wired for surround sound (there's three wall plates positioned about 8...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By mirak
I'm moving and the buyers want my Samsung...

I'm moving and the buyers want my Samsung pn64d7000. Great tv, but now I need a replacement.

I want to stay under $2k. Plus, the price difference between the 60 and 64 inch f8500s is a little...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-19-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 23,850
Posted By mirak
Technically, room treatment can probably offer...

Technically, room treatment can probably offer the best bang for the buck - if you do it right - because it is relatively inexpensive.

However, the question really boils down to what you already...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   06-23-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By mirak
I use Clown_BD to rip my blu rays to M2TS file...

I use Clown_BD to rip my blu rays to M2TS file structure. The Lord of the Rings EEs present a challenge because they are each split over two discs.

I've seen a number of threads on this topic,...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-13-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By mirak
Fantastic information. Thank you. I might...

Fantastic information. Thank you. I might splurge a little on a harmony remote just to keep things simple. Fathers Day is right around the corner....
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By mirak
Good idea. Here are the model numbers for...

Good idea. Here are the model numbers for devices and corresponding remotes:
- TV: Samsung pn64d7000; AA59-00442A
- Cable Box: Cisco Explorer 8640HDC; UR5U-8780L-TWM
- Blu-Ray: Panasonic...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-13-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By mirak
Wow, thanks. I'll PM you all the details over...

Wow, thanks. I'll PM you all the details over the lunch hour.

I had no idea there were "discrete input commands" to do things like select a certain HDMI input on the TV, but if I could assign...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-12-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By mirak
I have a Samsung pn64d7000. My only annoyance is...

I have a Samsung pn64d7000. My only annoyance is the video input selection process, at least as I currently understand it. Three questions:

1. Is it possible to gray out the "TV" and "PC" inputs?...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-12-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By mirak
So I've got the pretty typical home...

So I've got the pretty typical home entertainment center with TV, Receiver, Cable Box, Blu Ray, and HTPC. Currently, it takes a little effort to change video sources. First, you've got to toggle...
Forum: 3D Content   08-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,378
Posted By mirak
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nimo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1386327/2012-olympics-in-3d-from-nbc-panasonic/120#post_22275975)

I guess it really...
Forum: 3D Content   08-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,378
Posted By mirak
I've been watching the 3D coverage off and on....

I've been watching the 3D coverage off and on. TWC's PQ is quite good - 3D is a a bit softer and dimmer than HD, but that is to be expected. Not surprisingly, gymnastics is even more impressive in...
Forum: 3D Content   07-23-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,378
Posted By mirak
I finally spoke with someone at TWC who sounds...

I finally spoke with someone at TWC who sounds like they know what they're talking about. The 3D coverage will be on a 24-hour delay, so no live events, but there will be over 200 hours of...
Forum: 3D Content   07-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,378
Posted By mirak
Well, with 1 week to go, TWC Channels 1800 and...

Well, with 1 week to go, TWC Channels 1800 and 1801 aren't even listed in the DVR guide. This kind of stinks because I'm leaving town in a few days and I wanted to record some the 3D programming. I...
Forum: 3D Content   07-11-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,378
Posted By mirak
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by WynsWrld98 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1386327/2012-olympics-in-3d-from-nbc-panasonic#post_22190602)

I did an online chat...
Forum: 3D Content   07-11-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,378
Posted By mirak
For those of you with Time Warner Cable, a CSR...

For those of you with Time Warner Cable, a CSR just "confirmed" for me that TWC will carry the 3D broadcast of the 2012 Olympics. It will be on Channel 1801, which is "3D Events Channel 2." This...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By mirak
Today, I noticed a big 18" long scratch on the...

Today, I noticed a big 18" long scratch on the screen of my formerly perfect Samsung 64d7000. I guess it was the maid, since I haven't cleaned the screen in months, my wife never does, and the kids...
Forum: Camcorders   09-12-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By mirak
I tried out the Canon HF S20 and the Panasonic...

I tried out the Canon HF S20 and the Panasonic HDC-TM700 about 9 months ago. I returned them both because it seemed like they were both somewhat lacking in different areas. The Panasonic had better...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By mirak
You might consider the d7000. Same PQ as the...

You might consider the d7000. Same PQ as the d8000 and simply a much better value than either the vt30 or d8000.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By mirak
Quote:Originally Posted by tfoltz...

Quote:Originally Posted by tfoltz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20880945)

Best picture: Panasonic VT30/Samsung D8000
Next Best: Samsung...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By mirak
I'm sure you've read the CNET reviews...

I'm sure you've read the CNET reviews (http://reviews.cnet.com/2795-6482_7-688.html?tag=mncol;txt). If you want the very best image quality, go with the Panasonic 65vt30. If you want very best...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-03-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,122
Views: 467,864
Posted By mirak
Quote:Originally Posted by Micker...

Quote:Originally Posted by Micker http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20774265)

I don't see any other tvs on the market that are a better deal then...
Forum: 3D Displays   08-02-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
  Poll: 3D Glasses
Views: 1,575
Posted By mirak
No, got 4 free ones from Samsung with purchase...

No, got 4 free ones from Samsung with purchase of my pn64d7000. Didn't see an option for that.
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