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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-06-2010, 09:22 PM
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Posted By mikejz84
So I just bought a ln-t4665f on craigslist for...

So I just bought a ln-t4665f on craigslist for $30.

The owner mentioned that he had the issue with the set recycling with the clicking noise and not turning on. He had tried to replace the caps....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By mikejz84
I don't want to kill the blacklight, because...

I don't want to kill the blacklight, because while the lcd of the laptop is shattered it is actually about 85% usable and I still like to use it to tweak settings.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By mikejz84
Quote:Originally Posted by costco_buyer...

Quote:Originally Posted by costco_buyer http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18639099)

What does that mean?


When I switch the input on my TV to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By mikejz84
Question: So I got lucky and managed to...

Question:

So I got lucky and managed to pick up a Sony Bluray Laptop for $200 with HDMI output. The reason it was so cheap: It had a shattered LCD screen.

The problem is that that when I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 65,051
Posted By mikejz84
Has anyone had any experiences calibrating this...

Has anyone had any experiences calibrating this set with a Spyder?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-13-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
I appear to of fixed the overheating problem...

I appear to of fixed the overheating problem with the following two steps:

1) Remove the drive and apply a little thermal paste to the two chips that have cooling pads. Also reseat the cooling...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
Here is a potential fix for the heating issue: ...

Here is a potential fix for the heating issue:

Take the fan on the back that is blowing air out of the unit and turn it around so it is blowing air onto the drive. It seems to of made a big...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-08-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
I was actually able to get mine to work without...

I was actually able to get mine to work without overheating last night!

I just used it without the cover on
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-04-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
I purchased the player off ebay for $160...

I purchased the player off ebay for $160 shipped. Due to the problems I offered the seller a 50% refund if I can keep it and use it as a DVD/Netflix player--So I don't have a ton of money invested...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-03-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
I've had no luck being able to resolve the issue...

I've had no luck being able to resolve the issue with just raising the unit off the stand. Actually right now I tried making a little heat sink inside to help cool the two main processors to mixed...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
Has anyone had overheating issues with their...

Has anyone had overheating issues with their units?

I seem to have reliable freezing of my unit after about 7 minutes of 1080p playback (No problems with Netflix or DVDs). I'm 99% sure this is an...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
Okay, this seems to definitely be a cooling...

Okay, this seems to definitely be a cooling issue.

I elevated the player to get better air circulation and it was slightly helpful.

So I packed the player in ice and was able to actually watch...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-28-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16,840
Views: 2,034,860
Posted By mikejz84
I have a Sammy BD-P2500 that is dead. Here is...

I have a Sammy BD-P2500 that is dead. Here is what I'm looked for:

7.1 Analog
Netflix
Good PQ

I'll be watching it on a 52" 1080p set that can do 24hz.

I'm hoping for something on ebay...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-28-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 895,233
Posted By mikejz84
So I just got my BD-P2500 off ebay and am about...

So I just got my BD-P2500 off ebay and am about really to send it back. I'm getting dropouts consistently about 5 minutes into every movie I play. I found shooting compressed air into the drive...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By mikejz84
I was wondering if there is a low cost solution...

I was wondering if there is a low cost solution for taking the OTA HDTV signals and re-modulating them onto a CATV channel (Still in ATSC).

I am interested as I am pushing my apartment complex to...
Forum: CRT Projectors   01-18-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mikejz84
Screen size is 71" wide. Distance to screen is...

Screen size is 71" wide. Distance to screen is 84". To make it fix I had to perform the CRT spacer mod as per Curt's site, also I use the small lens spacers. To make the CRT fit I maxed the raster...
Forum: CRT Projectors   01-17-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mikejz84
Hey all, Just thought I would update...

Hey all,

Just thought I would update you'all on my adventures in CRT land. Up in UF in Gainesville at graduate school, just thought I would share my apartment setup.
...
Forum: CRT Projectors   01-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By mikejz84
Personally, I would suggest a MyHD card. I feed...

Personally, I would suggest a MyHD card. I feed my 1271q with one and it's great. The good thing is that it can also be used for DVD playback, so you get the best of both worlds, plus tons of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By mikejz84
To be honest, for internal network use, you...

To be honest, for internal network use, you can't beat good 'ole Windows XP remote desktop (in XP Pro) Just turn it on under mycomputer and install the viewer on the 2000 box.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,460
Views: 316,896
Posted By mikejz84
From what I have heard, actually, it is a pure...

From what I have heard, actually, it is a pure private cable system---basically a whole stack of DirecTV boxes and modulators.

We'll see next week...

Also quick question: What boxes does Cox...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,460
Views: 316,896
Posted By mikejz84
Thank you, Yes it's SW 16th, sorry---Still...

Thank you,

Yes it's SW 16th, sorry---Still not accustom to the naming system.

I guess I'm going to miss my Tampa DMA more than I thought. The apartment complex has it's own private cable...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-30-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,460
Views: 316,896
Posted By mikejz84
Looks Like I'll be joining the crowed. Moving to...

Looks Like I'll be joining the crowed. Moving to Gainesville in a few days to start on my Masters Degree. I'll be living on the Southeast side of the UF campus on NW 16th. In tow will be a pair of...
Forum: CRT Projectors   10-21-2005, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By mikejz84
To refresh, I'm a college student who two years...

To refresh, I'm a college student who two years ago I purchased a Sony 1271 to replace my Davis DL-450. Thanks to the folks here at AVS, I have had two perfect years with my CRT PJ, no problems...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,632
Posted By mikejz84
I Seem to have a bug: Windows 2000 will...

I Seem to have a bug:

Windows 2000 will reliably crash MyHD when I try and open a DVD. File playback is fine.
Forum: CRT Projectors   04-11-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 935
Posted By mikejz84
A Photomultiplier Tube? Maybe a scintillator...

A Photomultiplier Tube? Maybe a scintillator radation detector?
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