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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,591
Posted By Rop
Just got a Panasonic 65VT60 and clearly see...

Just got a Panasonic 65VT60 and clearly see rainbows, especially (as mentioned) for bright objects on a dark background, and in particular sub-titles will do it. As soon as I move my eyes quickly;...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-26-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Rop
I've posted the same question over in the...

I've posted the same question over in the "plasma" forum, but though this may be a more appropriate place:

The subject is a newly acquired Panasonic 65VT60, love the picture quality!

To play...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Rop
Well, the plot thickens, as they say... I...

Well, the plot thickens, as they say...

I can make side-by-side work (and work very well), with the VT60 automagically recocognizing the format and switching to 3D, when I disable "Stereoscopic...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-25-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Rop
I am a recent owner of a Panasonic 65VT60...

I am a recent owner of a Panasonic 65VT60 plasma; fantastic picture quality! I'm very happy with it! My HTPC is hooked up via HDMI to the VT60, and movies from the terra-byte server play fine. I can...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14,955
Views: 966,413
Posted By Rop
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chorizo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14,955
Views: 966,413
Posted By Rop
Utterly subjective, first-time VT-owner, quicky...

Utterly subjective, first-time VT-owner, quicky review:

Received and installed my 65VT60 yesterday. This is a replacement for a 60" Sony 60XBR800 GWII, a rear-projection LCD TV that is 12 years...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 525,944
Posted By Rop
Quote:Originally Posted by Ric_Margiotta...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ric_Margiotta http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20382764)

Multi-part movies are a bit of a pain to get running...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 525,944
Posted By Rop
I have a movie, "Das Boot", that consists of two...

I have a movie, "Das Boot", that consists of two DVD images for the main feature. Halfway through the movie you have to flip the DVD. All my DVDs have been ripped to my file server (unRaid server),...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-26-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By Rop
Bump... Anyone any idea how to center and size...

Bump...
Anyone any idea how to center and size the desktop through software so it fits the monitor? Hard to believe I'm the only one with this problem.

-RoB-
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By Rop
My HTPC has an NVidia GTS450 video card, latest...

My HTPC has an NVidia GTS450 video card, latest drivers, into an old 60' LCD projection TV (Sony GWIII). The 'scaling' feature of the NVidia drivers works fine, but despite the name there is no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rop
Running unRAID here as well, 'just' 10 TB for...

Running unRAID here as well, 'just' 10 TB for now with lots of empty drive slots. This is just about the most stable platform I've ever worked with; reboot it once a year or so and Bob's your uncle!...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
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Views: 694
Posted By Rop
Hi Squirrel, That is correct (though there...

Hi Squirrel,

That is correct (though there are cheaper versions too, including a free one, with limitations).
There is a much larger list of motherboards...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-30-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,643
Posted By Rop
Why do you say you'll need to drop the money for...

Why do you say you'll need to drop the money for Drylock when Bhuttman just handed you the solution? A good friend of mine did just that: Platon plus OSB. It works very well and is far cheaper....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,004
Posted By Rop
A friend of mine used System Platon over the...

A friend of mine used System Platon over the concrete; this is essentially a (much) cheaper version of dricore without the wood. Comes in 6 1/2 wide rolls if I remember right, same texture as the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Rop
I have both the Aprilaire electrostatic filter...

I have both the Aprilaire electrostatic filter and their humidifier. The humidifier is the automatic type, that uses a sensor in the return air line to sense humidity, and regulates accordingly. I...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-10-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8,047
Views: 1,130,978
Posted By Rop
Quote:Originally Posted by StinDaWg...

Quote:Originally Posted by StinDaWg http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

So you would recommend picking up a refurb 971 for $174 over a new 970...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-10-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8,047
Views: 1,130,978
Posted By Rop
Some people have asked how the Oppo 971 stacks...

Some people have asked how the Oppo 971 stacks up against an HTPC: The refurbished 971 arrived a few days ago and I hooked it up through DVI to a 60" Sony GWII LCD RPTV. Until now I was using an...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-03-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,452
Views: 826,956
Posted By Rop
Quote:Originally Posted by shyguy3763...

Quote:Originally Posted by shyguy3763 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I am thinking of buying the Oppo 971 and was wondering which site is my...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-22-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,771
Views: 2,088,591
Posted By Rop
Quote:Originally Posted by Soundood...

Quote:Originally Posted by Soundood http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

. . . . . . and are WAY more efficient and last far longer than regular...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-29-2006, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rop
Quote: Originally Posted by Steven JE98 I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven JE98
I noticed in this post that people are mentioning that Europe and other countries don’t have ground outlets. that’s true, but their running 220\\240V AC...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-28-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Rop
Quote: Originally Posted by DaIceMan Excuse...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaIceMan
Excuse my noobie-ness... but what is 1694a? I've seen it at work (and can get it 10% over cost) but I have no idea what it is? Help?

It's a high-quality RG6...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-28-2006, 05:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rop
Quote: Originally Posted by Lawguy Some...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lawguy
Some people claim that it is. In theory at least. Keep in mind that Japan uses the same electical system as we do and they don't use three prong outlets as a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-04-2006, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Rop
I've bought bulbs from www.1000bulbs.com...

I've bought bulbs from www.1000bulbs.com (http://www.1000bulbs.com), could that be the one you're looking for Art?

-Rob-
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-06-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Rop
I never had much luck using yellow glue and and...

I never had much luck using yellow glue and and iron for veneer. It would not stick well, buble, or peel not too long after applying it. What has worked best for me is Wilsonart brand water-based...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-03-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,824
Posted By Rop
Here's a variation I've been using to fix up and...

Here's a variation I've been using to fix up and re-finish a large number of walls in my house: I use a regular, large, flat sponge and water to 'sand' drywall compound. Not a sanding sponge, just a...
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