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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-25-2004, 12:47 PM
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Posted By gene inger
one point you might be missing is that there...

one point you might be missing is that there will be no HD DirecTV boxes at all past the current generation, that aren't made by Hughes, at least until they make agreements other than as currently...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2004, 11:22 AM
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Views: 576,554
Posted By gene inger
David... your professionalism and information...

David... your professionalism and information were greatly appreciated. It's too bad you don't serve the Ft. Lauderdale ADA; as you have friends here for your station. As retired from station...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-30-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By gene inger
have the 70 XBR with a 15' viewing distance;...

have the 70 XBR with a 15' viewing distance; very pleased. Sampling (to me anyway) has pictures good on DLP or LCD sets; but text slightly better on the Sony (that may just be my eyes); though...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-30-2004, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 116,901
Posted By gene inger
Welll... here's a good one... Fort Lauderdale......

Welll... here's a good one... Fort Lauderdale... absolutely in the 'grade A' pattern for WFOR-CBS Miami, which is an O & O station. Absolute NOT in the A or B pattern for Ch. 12 in West Palm Beach,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-27-2004, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By gene inger
i have the XBR 950 (70), bought in Dec, built in...

i have the XBR 950 (70), bought in Dec, built in October, and in the series of numbers said to be 'of concern'. However, the set is on repeatedly all day (due to news/stocks), and overall about 15...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,288
Views: 753,100
Posted By gene inger
Some time ago memebers focused on 'breakups'...

Some time ago memebers focused on 'breakups' originating from the older generation tuners incorporated in early STB's. Is that still the case? About a year ago I switched from Sony HD100's to...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-18-2004, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By gene inger
I have the 70 and very pleased. The key may be...

I have the 70 and very pleased. The key may be viewing distance; my seating area is about 15' from the set; absolutely fine. Picture quality in HD is comparable, whether over-air, cable HD or...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-16-2004, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,342
Posted By gene inger
shop aggressively, and you may find an XBR. ...

shop aggressively, and you may find an XBR.

I've got the 70XBR950, with an October build; and despite one slight blue pixel (visible only about the first foot; not bright), I would not consider...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-16-2004, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By gene inger
Had the XBR800; not bad; little image revision...

Had the XBR800; not bad; little image revision issue... got the XBR950 (70) and it is absolutely superb (in my opinion)... better blacks, brightness etc., and needed basically no tweaking out of the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-15-2004, 09:33 PM
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Views: 365,600
Posted By gene inger
just returned from CES (and then LA), and really...

just returned from CES (and then LA), and really saw nothing I liked better or could really compete (that is available NOW) as far as a 70" HD set with relatively shallow depth and most modern...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-06-2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,681
Posted By gene inger
will try to swing by; just me.. thanks!

will try to swing by; just me..

thanks!
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-01-2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By gene inger
XBR70 is superb; replaced my XBR850 (60"), and...

XBR70 is superb; replaced my XBR850 (60"), and has much better blacks; a more precise remote (due to not only having the built-in HD tuner, but just by having a . for interfacing digital OTA...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-30-2003, 09:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,724
Posted By gene inger
I had an old Sony XBR250 that had known...

I had an old Sony XBR250 that had known tube-polarity issues; then the XBR400 which has been a reliable workhorse (home office) for 15 hours a day; every day; for years. No problem.

And by the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-30-2003, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By gene inger
in the store the screendoor was visible; at home...

in the store the screendoor was visible; at home the 70XBR does not have noticeable screendoor to me; but I'm viewing from 15-17 feet away. At this point I would not consider the smaller one if I...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-30-2003, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 365,600
Posted By gene inger
dailowai-- please read your owner's...

dailowai--

please read your owner's manual... it's all spelled out quite clearly. Glad you 'discovered' that you can receive some HDTV cable without a box; (has nothing to do with your analog vs....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-29-2003, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 365,600
Posted By gene inger
if you go with Comcast, make sure your order HD,...

if you go with Comcast, make sure your order HD, not digital, cable as far as service (you may find that at least a couple locals come in and can be detected by your new TV, which has an open-cable...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-29-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By gene inger
-Brian.. probepro is talking about the SUG 2 as...

-Brian.. probepro is talking about the SUG 2 as the 'standard' stand... that would work (forgot to mention), and was how I handled my center channel prior to the new XBR (simply never installed the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-28-2003, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By gene inger
Hi Driver.... I too have the 70XBR950, and...

Hi Driver....

I too have the 70XBR950, and very pleased with it. I would enjoy learning what 'guts' are different in the set for the added weight, as originally one of the local service guys...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-28-2003, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By gene inger
Have had the 70" for about ten days now; very...

Have had the 70" for about ten days now; very pleased with it. Other than one mildly-off pixel (visible only within the first 2', so thus irrelevant), this is a superb HDTV. The open-cable QAM tuner...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-28-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By gene inger
Brian... I bought the Bello (4210 I think),...

Brian... I bought the Bello (4210 I think), which does have 8" clearance on the upper shelf. However, my Martin Logan center channel is about in the same situation as yours, as it's 8 1/4 inches at...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-23-2003, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By gene inger
you don't get the Sony guide to 'read' them...

you don't get the Sony guide to 'read' them unless they provide full over-the-air information for the guide. They also automatically 'remapped' to 5.1 or 15.1 because that's how it is supposed to...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-23-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 365,600
Posted By gene inger
nope; at least I can't (and won't do it myself)....

nope; at least I can't (and won't do it myself). Shouldn't need to as most of the 'service menu' adjustments you'd need (hopefully nothing wrong) will be found in the XBR this year, though not in...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-22-2003, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By gene inger
Jack... there's a learning curve; you'll figure...

Jack... there's a learning curve; you'll figure it out (you don't show location so hard to tell if there might be HD carriage on your cable system). You can do a tad of research and find all that...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-22-2003, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 365,600
Posted By gene inger
Gee, did Calgary get the worst of the XBR crop?...

Gee, did Calgary get the worst of the XBR crop? My new 70" is nearly at the flawless level; and replaces an XBR800 60", which pales relatively.

As to black levels; the best ever seen on an RP...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-22-2003, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By gene inger
depending where you live; you may have HD basic...

depending where you live; you may have HD basic cable right now with that set. The XBR70 decodes QAM (cable HD) and over-the-air.... so all you may have to do to find out, is connect the existing...
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