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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Phil Smith
I just plugged one camera up to the computer to...

I just plugged one camera up to the computer to see if I could I get it to work. I have a Cisco switch (which should be arriving today) to put the cameras, server and workstation on an IP network....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Phil Smith
I have a NUUO 4080S NVR. It's IP based and has...

I have a NUUO 4080S NVR. It's IP based and has no video out. I need to build a computer to monitor the system, as well as feed a HDTV in the retail area so my customers and employees can see they're...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Phil Smith
I'm putting together a hi def surveillance...

I'm putting together a hi def surveillance system for a pawn shop. The cameras are 2MP (1600X1200) h.264 compression. I need to monitor the recorded and live video from the video server. I also need...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Phil Smith
Thanks! Are the codes in the remote, or do you...

Thanks! Are the codes in the remote, or do you have to find them on the internet and download them? I have a Harmony 880 I've never used that was given to me. Would it be sufficient?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Phil Smith
I have an opportunity to acquire a VSX-49TXi...

I have an opportunity to acquire a VSX-49TXi that's missing the remote for a great price. Not knowledgeable about universal remotes. How hard would it be to program a universal remote to control the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-14-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,298
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18622708)

I think the issue you're running into is more that D* can't come...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-12-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,298
Posted By Phil Smith
I posted this on another forum as well. You can...

I posted this on another forum as well. You can indeed move DirecTV equipment from one location to another. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,298
Posted By Phil Smith
I moved into an apartment complex that has a...

I moved into an apartment complex that has a cable contract with AT&T (which in reality is DirecTV). AT&T must not have HD dishes on the roof because they don't offer HD. So I tried going directly...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by LBFilmGuy...

Quote:Originally Posted by LBFilmGuy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14216002)

If it's in the condition you say it is how can you even consider...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by optivity...

Quote:Originally Posted by optivity http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14212928)

It seems to me that if a PDP has been well cared for during the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Phil Smith
For me personally, 10% is not enough of a...

For me personally, 10% is not enough of a savings to warrant not going new. I'd want to save 25-40% before I'd take the inherent risk of buying used. I realize the risks are small, but still, there...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Phil Smith
I was at Walmart last night getting some...

I was at Walmart last night getting some groceries. They had several plasmas in the grocery area playing ad loops. I don't know how long the loops were, or how often they repeated, but they were a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,149
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by fallenbuddha...

Quote:Originally Posted by fallenbuddha http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14207223)

Quote:Originally Posted by Glashub...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,149
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by Glashub...

Quote:Originally Posted by Glashub http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14206679)

I've owned three plasma's, all Pioneer. The 5050, the 5060 & now...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,149
Posted By Phil Smith
Jeff, I was a CRT projector guy until I...

Jeff,

I was a CRT projector guy until I sold my house 1 1/2 months ago. I bought a plasma when I moved, and know nothing about them.

But I do know that burn-in is a big and real problem with...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,149
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by D-Nice...

Quote:Originally Posted by D-Nice http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14206254)

You won't see anything current because it's been beaten to death...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,149
Posted By Phil Smith
I've never read an actual explanation of what...

I've never read an actual explanation of what happens to the phosphor during the break-in period, or what actually makes the phosphor more susceptible to burn-in when new.

Does anyone know what...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,456
Posted By Phil Smith
I think you need to write that off as an...

I think you need to write that off as an unfortunate incident that's beyond your control, and accept things as they are. Elevating your stomach acid level is not going to improve the situation.

I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,294
Posted By Phil Smith
I've gone in Costco many times by myself and I'm...

I've gone in Costco many times by myself and I'm not a member. I tell them at the door that I want to look and see if they have what I'm looking for before I buy a membership (which in every case...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,426
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by Jonathan Teller...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jonathan Teller http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14119494)

Calibrate your plasma and you'll be fine...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by booker21...

Quote:Originally Posted by booker21 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14132050)

Some are nosiy and some arenĀ“t. Mine is VERY nosiy.


I think I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-21-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by tsb...

Quote:Originally Posted by tsb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14113976)

I think it's about 4' for 42" and 6' for 50" to get the 1080p benefit....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-21-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By Phil Smith
Retention is the temporary retention of a...

Retention is the temporary retention of a previously displayed picture. Once the area of retention is exposed to regular programming, it goes away. Not sure what causes this. Maybe someone else can...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-16-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,968
Posted By Phil Smith
Quote:Originally Posted by jgarth...

Quote:Originally Posted by jgarth http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14096149)

Get a 1080P set and be done with it! Nothing worst than wondering...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-16-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Phil Smith
According to monoprice (I think), all HDMI...

According to monoprice (I think), all HDMI cables are made by a few Chinese companies. They're pretty much all the same. I bought a 35 foot HDMI cable (for a projector) off ebay that's the same...
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