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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,693
Posted By mpatnode
Whiter Whites?

So after all that fun, I picked up yet another calibration disk (because you really can't have less than 3!), this time the Disney WOW BD. I've used the AVS 709 HD disk in the past, but the white...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-13-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,693
Posted By mpatnode
Thanks again. That was it.

Thanks again. That was it.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-12-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,693
Posted By mpatnode
OK. Things are looking pretty good now. During...

OK. Things are looking pretty good now. During this whole process I switched by BD player from RGB to YUV and that probably had the biggest effect. I also stumbled across the HDMI RGB auto...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,693
Posted By mpatnode
But won't all the other kids in the forum make...

But won't all the other kids in the forum make fun of me? :o Seriously: That's probably the best advice so far. Truth is I wasn't noticing much red in the blacks to begin with, but just thought...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,693
Posted By mpatnode
Thanks. I think I'm already seeing noise in...

Thanks. I think I'm already seeing noise in dark backgrounds. Is upping RSTP the way to clean that up? The opening dream scene in S2E3 of True Detective looked awful, but maybe it was supposed...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,693
Posted By mpatnode
Still have glow

First off, I have a 141FD with 7K hours on it. When I go to the 5% screen, I fail the glow test miserably. I clearly see three boxes, the 5%, the screen and the bezel and the difference between...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,830
Posted By mpatnode
Unhappy No Zone2 HDMI out

Unfortunately my testing shows this isn't true. I switched the Zone 2 source to Net while listening to Radio Paradise on the main receiver. I was trying an HDMI to SPDIF converter off of the zone 2...
Forum: Video Source Items   06-13-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By mpatnode
HDFury IV Scaler Basic Kit - $349

As new in open package. Upgraded to the latest firmware and use for less than 1 day.

The HDfury4S is an updated version of the HDfury4 platform running the Scaler Firmware.
The HDfury4 platform...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-16-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,830
Posted By mpatnode
I recently switched from a Pioneer SC to the...

I recently switched from a Pioneer SC to the Onkyo (which I hear are now the same company) and I'm struggling with the multi-zone config. Has anyone verified if the NET and Bluetooth audio can be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-16-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,830
Posted By mpatnode
Exclamation No DTS-HD Master or True HD mode?

Obscure little trick. If you're suddenly not seeing DTS-HD Master or True HD listening options on your BD playback, make sure Zone 2 & 3 are both off. If either one is on (and presumably on the...
Forum: Audio Gear   05-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By mpatnode
But only 9 amps, and boy was I pissed when I...

But only 9 amps, and boy was I pissed when I figured that out! (not 7-1-4 ATMOS capable) Hence the reason I'm selling.
Forum: Audio Gear   05-14-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By mpatnode
And to think I thought it had 9.2 channels! Boy...

And to think I thought it had 9.2 channels! Boy am I dumb. Though it occurs to me you're looking for a pure amplifier with those fancy 3-prong connections, not a receiver. But I think you can...
Forum: Audio Gear   05-13-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By mpatnode
Pioneer SC-89 $1499

Used for 2 weeks. Mint condition, in original packaging. Originally purchased for $1875 before I realized I needed an 11.2 channel receiver for my specific configuration. This Pioneer's...
Forum: Audio Gear   05-13-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By mpatnode
Pioneer Elite SC-89

Open box. Used for 2 wks. Mint condition, original packaging. $1699 + shipping.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-13-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,883
Posted By mpatnode
SC-89 for Sale

I just listed: 'Pioneer Elite SC-89 9.2-Channel Class D3 Network A/V Receiver with HDMI...', for 1,699.00 via amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LIQ3NHW/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_myi?m=AX6WKUD0W3TDC
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,883
Posted By mpatnode
Interesting, I didn't know they sold the business...

Interesting, I didn't know they sold the business to Onkyo. That is disappointing because I liked the Pioneer product line, but I could tell things weren't going well for them when I saw the SC-89...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-07-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,883
Posted By mpatnode
Ugh. Finally found the 11 vs 9 channel...

Ugh. Finally found the 11 vs 9 channel conversation. ****. Time to resell the SC-89. OK what receiver should I be using?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,883
Posted By mpatnode
Unhappy Where's the MCACC 7-2-4 or 7-1-4 support?

So I upgraded from the SC-07 specifically for the ATMOS support. Spent a few weekends installing a 7-2-4 Klipsch THX speaker system, following the Dolby recommendations. Installed the SC-89,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By mpatnode
I've experienced this with both the PCI and USB...

I've experienced this with both the PCI and USB devices. The diagnostics tell me:Quote:CableCARD has not received Validation signal.
Please ask your cable company to send a 'CCV' signal to your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 120,986
Posted By mpatnode
Quote:Originally Posted by PioneerSC37...

Quote:Originally Posted by PioneerSC37 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21202521)

I have had the Colossus for a couple of months but continue to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-08-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 940,963
Posted By mpatnode
Ahh, sounds like PowerDVD is handling that issue...

Ahh, sounds like PowerDVD is handling that issue for you (I'm a TMT user). Just for kicks, it may be worth disconnecting the DVI and making the HDMI the only monitor to see if it makes a difference...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 940,963
Posted By mpatnode
Sorry, mirrored display is an HDCP violation....

Sorry, mirrored display is an HDCP violation. That could be part of your problem. You need to disable the mirroring while playing back BD content and switch to the video output from your receiver.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-10-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 120,986
Posted By mpatnode
Can anyone tell me what the "Hardware...

Can anyone tell me what the "Hardware Acceleration" toggle in ShowBiz actually does? Does it switch the mp4 encoding into software or is it related to the graphics display?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 120,986
Posted By mpatnode
Quote: 1. Capture with Colossus card with...

Quote:

1. Capture with Colossus card with Showbiz software that came with it. Set to 20 Mbps (Max Avg), 24 Mbps Max peak.


Which container format do you use? TS, M2TS or MP4?

I'll check...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 120,986
Posted By mpatnode
Quote:Originally Posted by msgohan...

Quote:Originally Posted by msgohan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21052929)

"No" and "yes" respectively. AVCHD isn't the same as DVD-Video...
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