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Forum: Blu-ray Disc Great Found Deals!   01-20-2013, 09:20 AM
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Posted By stevensly
Thanks for the info, guys! I'd like to add for...

Thanks for the info, guys!
I'd like to add for offline purchasing, check out walmart. They usually have $5 BR specials. For about a week after boxing day there were an aisle of BR ranging from $5...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-02-2013, 11:46 AM
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Posted By stevensly
btindy, thank you! I totally forgot about the...

btindy,
thank you! I totally forgot about the optical out on the SB. Ok, that makes sense now and simplifies the process!
I was also looking for SB's that take advantage of ARC, but they seem to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-29-2012, 10:07 PM
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Posted By stevensly
We,ve been using a 50st50 for about a month and...

We,ve been using a 50st50 for about a month and need a boost in audio on a budget. The quickest fix would be a soundbar, however, we have 3 hdmi devices connected. Does this mean the soundbar needs...
Forum: Soundbars   12-16-2012, 11:01 AM
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Posted By stevensly
We're also looking for a sound bar, but on the...

We're also looking for a sound bar, but on the budget side and found the Philips CSS2123B on sale for $89 at FS.
The problem is, it doesn't have an HDMI connection, only:

- 1 Digital Optical
-...
Forum: Blu-ray Disc Great Found Deals!   12-15-2012, 09:11 AM
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Views: 774
Posted By stevensly
Is there a general consensus on a reputable...

Is there a general consensus on a reputable online shop that sells cheap blu rays?
I did a quick search and found the following:

http://www.inetvideo.ca/c-525-blu-ray.aspx

They're averaging...
Forum: Blu-ray Disc Great Found Deals!   12-15-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By stevensly
Are you referring to the Canadian Dollarama?...

Are you referring to the Canadian Dollarama? I've seen PS2, DVD's and PC games there, but BR, that would be an awesome find! http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2012, 09:04 AM
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Posted By stevensly
Hi all, we're looking for a budget blu ray 3d...

Hi all,
we're looking for a budget blu ray 3d player and do not need any of the wifi, netflix, streaming stuff (although, this seems to be a basic feature now?) as we are using an ST50 for these...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-10-2012, 08:08 AM
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Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Muddeprived http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2012, 09:40 AM
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Posted By stevensly
Anybody else notice a slight hesitation or lag...

Anybody else notice a slight hesitation or lag when motion smoothing is on (50st50)?
I thought the 2500 FFD would help in this area?
Otherwise, with the option on, the picture looks a bit odd,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 10:29 AM
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Posted By stevensly
Hey Randy, thanks for the info, will do!

Hey Randy,
thanks for the info, will do!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 10:29 AM
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Posted By stevensly
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 09:59 AM
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Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
arghh it looks to be a known issue with the...

arghh it looks to be a known issue with the video card: AMD Saphire 5450 1G DDR3 it figures.
Enough of talking to myself http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 08:59 AM
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Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 08:16 AM
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Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
actually, if i turn off the tv and turn back on,...

actually, if i turn off the tv and turn back on, this automatically kills the hdmi audio connection to the PC http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/mad.gif
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Something new came up on me 50st50 that's even...

Something new came up on me 50st50 that's even more annoying than the buzzing!
I'll be watching something on an htpc, input 4 (HDMI), and switch to the cable box on input 2 (HDMI) but when i return...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2012, 12:09 AM
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Posted By stevensly
To test IR, i'll be watching a channel that has...

To test IR, i'll be watching a channel that has either a static logo or banners and switch to another channel to see if there is any residue, none so far.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2012, 02:57 PM
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Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Today it'll be a week since i got the 50st50...

Today it'll be a week since i got the 50st50 running.
So far:

- line bleed - I've seen it a few times but you have to look for it, but now that i've seen it, im constantly keeping an eye out for...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-29-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
ah crap after reading up on 'line bleed' that's...

ah crap after reading up on 'line bleed' that's exactly what it is!
Can this be fixed via calibration or is this a defect in the panel?
Is line bleed just as prominent as banding?

kinda...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-28-2012, 08:23 PM
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Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RandyWalters http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Hi all, I've got around 50 hours on a 50st50...

Hi all,
I've got around 50 hours on a 50st50 and started to notice something. I'm not sure if this would qualify as banding, but let's say the screen was showing a guy wearing a had. At the brim of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
holy crap! Get your refund and buy somewhere...

holy crap!
Get your refund and buy somewhere else! A dented box is one thing, but a dented unit, forget about it!
Who knows what kind of problems your might have down the road.
Quote:Originally...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
i feel like an ass, but after posting this i...

i feel like an ass, but after posting this i noticed the buzzing. From what i could see, It is only pronounced when there is allot of 'bright white' on the screen and only on SD channels...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
Here's a comparison of Cnet (50st50)/D-nice...

Here's a comparison of Cnet (50st50)/D-nice (55st50)/Rahzel's (65st50) settings:

Contrast: +82..............Contrast: 76.............Contrast: 82
Brightness: +60.............Brightness:...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10,015
Views: 1,070,376
Posted By stevensly
I found D-nice's settings too dark. Our family...

I found D-nice's settings too dark. Our family room has some natural and light from adjoining rooms, so cnet's settings fit the bill.
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