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Forum: Display Calibration   09-03-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ I agree. Use the color modes for the LG.

^^^^ I agree. Use the color modes for the LG.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would suggest you take your question to the...

I would suggest you take your question to the Display Calibration forum. There a few professional calibrators who frequent that forum that can give you a more definitive answer to your question about...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
Provided the settings work correctly. That's the...

Provided the settings work correctly. That's the point. Every tv has component differences, so using setting numbers from one tv might not translate the same on his tv, making him think something is...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-02-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 82,851
Posted By Otto Pylot
Carefully read the specs. CL2 is in-wall fire...

Carefully read the specs. CL2 is in-wall fire rating so that has nothing to do with performance.

"Up to 4k@60Hz" depending on length and cable gauge. That doesn't necessarily mean that at 50'...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-02-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22
Posted By Otto Pylot
Just keep in mind that SM commands are dependent,...

Just keep in mind that SM commands are dependent, in large part, on the model of tv, the board versions (which aren't always the same even within the same model line), firmware versions, etc. So what...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
To really appreciate what the tv can do one will...

To really appreciate what the tv can do one will have to create their own settings and not borrow for someone else. Component variances, panel differences, etc all contribute to how well a tv can be...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 22
Posted By Otto Pylot
You may be out of luck because of the J4100 is...

You may be out of luck because of the J4100 is severely limited. I think we've been over this before but the receiver should be the hub of your HTS where all of your devices are connected to it and...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI will eventually go away to be replaced by a...

HDMI will eventually go away to be replaced by a new "pipe" (Display Port). HDMI technology was basically forced upon us by the tv mfrs. Distance is a limiting factor. That's why active HDMI cables...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-01-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 888
Posted By Otto Pylot
Only watched epi 1 on Sunday. Had planned on...

Only watched epi 1 on Sunday. Had planned on watching three but we do have a 3-day weekend coming up :D I really enjoy the way they've interspersed archival footage of Pablo Escobar et al with the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-31-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By Otto Pylot
That I can't answer for sure. If the original...

That I can't answer for sure. If the original bend cracked or broke the wiring inside (or just one wire) I would think that the cable would show some problems after being straightened out but it's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-31-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,626
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have RG-6 running from the roof-mounted antenna...

I have RG-6 running from the roof-mounted antenna to inside the garage. From there it connects to a signal booster to a 3-way splitter and then off to the house connecting to the existing in-house...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-31-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By Otto Pylot
How sharp of a bend in the cable are you doing...

How sharp of a bend in the cable are you doing when going up from the baseboard to the tv? If I understand your setup, the cable is fine when laid out on the floor but has issues when in its final...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-31-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,626
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'll throw my worthless $0.02 in here. We are...

I'll throw my worthless $0.02 in here. We are about 45+ LOS miles from our local tower and with our roof mounted antenna we have virtually no problems with VHF-UHF stations regardless of weather....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-30-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 74
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1

+1
Forum: Display Calibration   08-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Otto Pylot
Those disks will only adjust your settings to be...

Those disks will only adjust your settings to be close to rec.709 standards. A real calibration requires a light meter and specialized software. Sometimes adjusting using a disk alone is all you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By Otto Pylot
When the MOV's on power strips start to out from...

When the MOV's on power strips start to out from repeated "hits" you will start to have power issues. Even power strips with indicator lights are not always going to work correctly when issues begin.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-30-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 74
Posted By Otto Pylot
That cable is an active cable meaning that it...

That cable is an active cable meaning that it draws a little power from the sink end (tv) so that you can still maintain high speed hdmi longer than the current certifiable 25' and the wire gauge can...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. Adjust your tv yourself. Borrowed settings...

+1. Adjust your tv yourself. Borrowed settings may lead to headaches and problems because of component tolerances which vary from tv to tv.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By Otto Pylot
Every tv is going to be a little bit different so...

Every tv is going to be a little bit different so unless BB allows you to check each tv that's in a box you're going to have to take a chance. Whatever you get, I would set it up and just watch if...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 888
Posted By Otto Pylot
I hear ya about the music! Absolutely wonderful....

I hear ya about the music! Absolutely wonderful. My wife was in NO earlier in the year for just a two-day business trip so she had no time to really get into NO. However, she was so impressed with...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-29-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 888
Posted By Otto Pylot
Thanks everyone for the early "reviews". We plan...

Thanks everyone for the early "reviews". We plan on sitting down Sunday afternoon and watching the first three epi's. Still working on finishing Treme on HBO so this will be a nice diversion.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 85
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's good. Hopefully something just got hung up...

That's good. Hopefully something just got hung up and Samsung will be able to reset it.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-29-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^ as usual, salient advice from the resident...

^^^ as usual, salient advice from the resident grumpy old man ;)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 85
Posted By Otto Pylot
You mentioned SM. Were you trying to do something...

You mentioned SM. Were you trying to do something in there? That usually voids your warranty. Call Samsung and see if they can access your tv remotely and reset it.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 85
Posted By Otto Pylot
Have you called Samsung? If you just bought the...

Have you called Samsung? If you just bought the tv it should be under warranty.
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