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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-26-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By wkearney99
Have you planned out all your gear first? ...

Have you planned out all your gear first? Because by the time you stack everything up there's not always enough room left for a screen. That and you have to factor what gear you want at the height...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By wkearney99
It also depends on the disc player configuration,...

It also depends on the disc player configuration, receiver or anything else you have in the mix. Each device may have options for adjusting how material is displayed. That and you're at the mercy...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By wkearney99
Search this thread...

Search this thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-plasma-flat-panel-displays/1467563-official-panasonic-vt60-vt65-series-discussion-thread-no-street-price-talk-523.html?nojs=1#goto_threadsearch)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 164,632
Posted By wkearney99
No, annoyingly the Denon mute graphic does not...

No, annoyingly the Denon mute graphic does not disappear. I have a plasma TV on it, so that's a no-go. Instead I run the volume down to zero, that works without showing the mute icon. I have a...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10,296
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Posted By wkearney99
putty rocks as a reliable terminal emulator. ...

putty rocks as a reliable terminal emulator. It's not the most user-friendly but it's great otherwise. I've used it for years.

When connecting to devices via terminal you often have to be very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 164,632
Posted By wkearney99
Meh, scalers making much difference doesn't seem...

Meh, scalers making much difference doesn't seem to matter as much lately. Most have gotten better than what most customers will be able to distinguish.

But you do still come across the odd...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By wkearney99
It can be. Especially if people try to get more...

It can be. Especially if people try to get more out of the features than can actually be delivered. Some of the add-ons are worthless to start with, but add on people's unrealistic expectations and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By wkearney99
I'm thinking it has everything to do with whether...

I'm thinking it has everything to do with whether the TV is sending the command. It has to receive the IR command, interpret that, decide how to handle it and then send the appropriate command down...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 926,355
Posted By wkearney99
There's also rack mountable patch panels which...

There's also rack mountable patch panels which don't force you into the tight quarters of a junction box.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By wkearney99
It wasn't Speed Racer, at least not as much as...

It wasn't Speed Racer, at least not as much as the old Ultraman series! Now THAT has some bad dubbing/syncing issues!

I've yet to find a component to HDMI converter that doesn't have problems. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 118,414
Posted By wkearney99
Right, so modern receivers usually have a...

Right, so modern receivers usually have a built-in pass-through feature. Where the HDMI switch is configured to automatically pass a certain input through when the AVR is off. I use this to allow...
Forum: Home Automation   12-21-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 142,129
Posted By wkearney99
Essentially, yes. It's all a matter of how you...

Essentially, yes. It's all a matter of how you program the scene. And note that each device within a scene can have both it's activation time and the transition time configured independently. That...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 118,414
Posted By wkearney99
You need to better and more precisely explain...

You need to better and more precisely explain exactly how you have the gear all connected, AND the make/model of each of them.

When you say you've got the receiver connected via optical, I take it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 118,414
Posted By wkearney99
You probably have to configure your receiver to...

You probably have to configure your receiver to stay on if the TV is turned off. But then you'll have to remember to turn it off the rest of the time. There's usually some settings on the AVR to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15,680
Views: 1,029,095
Posted By wkearney99
Yes, optical and ARC over HDMI are independent of...

Yes, optical and ARC over HDMI are independent of each other.
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10,296
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Posted By wkearney99
What he said. There's a good belt-and-suspenders...

What he said. There's a good belt-and-suspenders approach worth considering: make DHCP lease reservations (on the router) AND set the devices to static IPs (on the devices themselves). This way...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15,680
Views: 1,029,095
Posted By wkearney99
My TV also sees the AVR as 'player'. Why, I...

My TV also sees the AVR as 'player'. Why, I don't know, but that's what it does. I'm guessing it's because there are player features as part of it, but who the hell knows when it comes to consumer...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15,680
Views: 1,029,095
Posted By wkearney99
okay, there are two different places to set...

okay, there are two different places to set things up. One is inside of the VIERA Link app, the accessed from the MENU button from the remote.

The Viera Link app has two choices for where the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15,680
Views: 1,029,095
Posted By wkearney99
Well, if you get ARC working then you won't need...

Well, if you get ARC working then you won't need the optical. I'll look at the menus on my VT60 and report back later today.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15,680
Views: 1,029,095
Posted By wkearney99
ARC and CEC are two different features. They're...

ARC and CEC are two different features. They're not necessarily configured the same. I recall jumping through a number of hoops getting them configured right on my Denon (mostly the same as a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15,680
Views: 1,029,095
Posted By wkearney99
Don't bother, the on-TV apps suck. I went...

Don't bother, the on-TV apps suck. I went through all the work to get ARC and CEC working (they're TWO DIFFERENT THINGS) and it wasn't worth the hassle for ARC. Apps on just about ALL other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,912
Views: 747,394
Posted By wkearney99
Oy, it's an adventure keeping track of which does...

Oy, it's an adventure keeping track of which does or doesn't do what...

The Instavue PIP feature seemed clever but honestly it was too small to be of any practical value. Certainly not when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9,912
Views: 747,394
Posted By wkearney99
I have a VT60 and did manage to get it working...

I have a VT60 and did manage to get it working with my X3000. It was a dance though. There are two different places for settings on the VT60; one in the regular setup you access from the remote and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,044
Posted By wkearney99
Aw man, I feel your pain. There's something...

Aw man, I feel your pain.

There's something to be said for the brain-dead way tech support handles things sometimes.... "Are you sure it's plugged into the wall?" I've bitten myself once or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,912
Views: 747,394
Posted By wkearney99
Yeah, of course I'd want to believe what some...

Yeah, of course I'd want to believe what some flunky from a box store had to say... NOT.

There's always random chance of someone getting bad gear, but I've not heard of an excess of problems...
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