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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   06-02-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 33
Posted By Otto Pylot
I was just looking at this with my security...

I was just looking at this with my security system thinking about upgrading my cameras. Analog systems use what's called TVL as a resolution "spec". TVL is "television lines" I believe. I have an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-02-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 55,018
Posted By Otto Pylot
I've used the free AVS HD709 disk to make...

I've used the free AVS HD709 disk to make adjustments before but have not used WoW disk. You should have reference patterns to adjust against. There is a lot of back and forth when making adjustments...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-02-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Just to clear up some obvious confusion here, you...

Just to clear up some obvious confusion here, you CANNOT calibrate a tv with just a disk alone. The term calibration disk is a bit of a misnomer. The best you can do is adjust the basic settings, but...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 55,018
Posted By Otto Pylot
How do you calibrate a tv with just a disk alone?

How do you calibrate a tv with just a disk alone?
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-01-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 151
Posted By Otto Pylot
The bigger the screen, the more pronounced the...

The bigger the screen, the more pronounced the compression artifacts will be.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   06-01-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would decide on the receiver first and then go...

I would decide on the receiver first and then go to the speaker forum and ask for advice there on what speakers would work best with your receiver, and post your maximum price point for the speakers....
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   06-01-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's one of the problems with a passive system....

That's one of the problems with a passive system. They seem to change the specs and requirements based on how the power is supplied to the blu-ray player. It's all proprietary to basically lock you...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-31-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Otto Pylot
Does your system have an active or passive...

Does your system have an active or passive sub-woofer? In other words, is your HTS an integrated system (one with a built-in DVD/Blu-ray player) or is it just a receiver and 5 speakers?
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-31-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 223
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's basically what ever works for you given your...

It's basically what ever works for you given your environmental/geographical conditions. Here is San Jose, CA our weather doesn't really have those major swings like other parts of the country, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-31-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 321
Posted By Otto Pylot
Certified solid core CAT-6 or greater will work...

Certified solid core CAT-6 or greater will work just fine.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-31-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 215,697
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can't, without accessing the SM (not always...

You can't, without accessing the SM (not always reliable, and a dangerous thing to do especially with models mfrd for different regions) or performing the loupe test on the panel (taking a 10x or...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   05-30-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Otto Pylot
$15 for a 20' high speed hdmi cable is not bad....

$15 for a 20' high speed hdmi cable is not bad. Doesn't say that the cable is certified for that length but if it works, problem solved. At least you're not paying three time that amount for a...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   05-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Otto Pylot
At 15' an active cable is probably an overkill....

At 15' an active cable is probably an overkill. Have you tried a certified passive high speed hdmi cable? Is your tv HDMI 2.0 compliant? If the Nvidia card is outputting at true HDMI 2.0 specs, but...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   05-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Otto Pylot
They could be defective. It does happen from time...

They could be defective. It does happen from time to time. How long is your run and is it a direct connect? In other words device to tv, no switches in between.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-30-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,947
Posted By Otto Pylot
There's an output labeled Wireless so it looks...

There's an output labeled Wireless so it looks like a connector for a transceiver may fit in there for your side channels. Your speaker connectors, at least the sub, look proprietary so you'll be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-30-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 223
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yep. I've got the same 30+ year old antenna on my...

Yep. I've got the same 30+ year old antenna on my roof that works as well (analog to digital) as it did when it was brand new. However, we have weather out here but not like back East or the South so...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   05-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ Yep. Certified high speed HDMI cables are...

^^^^ Yep. Certified high speed HDMI cables are all you need. Under about 25' (which is the current maximum length for certification) a passive cable should work just fine. Anything over 25' you may...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 47
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC/CEC is a great idea but it wasn't well...

ARC/CEC is a great idea but it wasn't well thought out, at least as far as cross-platform compatibility. CEC Extensions, which is, or will be, part of the HDMI 2.0 protocol set will standardize the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-29-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By Otto Pylot
Is the complete model number searchable? Is it on...

Is the complete model number searchable? Is it on the Hisense site? I'd be a bit leery.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-28-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 321
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI is currently certified for up to 25'. That...

HDMI is currently certified for up to 25'. That doesn't mean it won't work beyond that but you will have problems the longer the run is. One way around that is to use a thicker gauge cable. The...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-28-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By Otto Pylot
A red vertical line? Was the cat on antibiotics?...

A red vertical line? Was the cat on antibiotics? Seriously, you may try to wipe it clean with a clean microfiber cloth moistened with warm distilled water, or maybe even try a little bit of eye glass...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-28-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 47
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC/CEC can be a real pain because there are no...

ARC/CEC can be a real pain because there are no agreed-upon standards by the mfrs. Protocols are optional so incompatibilities exist for all mfrs, even within the same mfr. Sometimes it works,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-28-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By Otto Pylot
Could it be one of those "dealer only" models...

Could it be one of those "dealer only" models like most mfrs do around Black Friday (week) and the holidays?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-27-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By Otto Pylot
Vizio being number 1 for years means nothing...

Vizio being number 1 for years means nothing unless you balance that against the number of returns. Number 1 for sure for beating the competition in price, but quality?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-27-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Otto Pylot
The sub and satellites could be upgraded...

The sub and satellites could be upgraded independently but the front sound stage (R/L/C) should be done at the same time and with the same mfr to maintain timbre, which is basically keeping the...
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