AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 1.35 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Hyrax
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22,306
Views: 1,723,522
Posted By Hyrax
Thanks for the projector suggestion. I have a...

Thanks for the projector suggestion. I have a very good 1080p projector. It is great for movies at night, but it isn't bright enough to play games unless I'm in a completely dark room. The screen...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22,306
Views: 1,723,522
Posted By Hyrax
I love this TV, but made the mistake of getting...

I love this TV, but made the mistake of getting the 55" version. I'm going to give the JS8500 to my parents and and get a larger TV for myself. I'd like to keep 3D, but that isn't my main concern....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-18-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13,469
Views: 705,179
Posted By Hyrax
I've been reading this thread and wonder if this...

I've been reading this thread and wonder if this player (with the latest update) will do the basic stuff like play BRDs and DVDs without error. I don't own one UHD disk yet (not much point if I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
Yes, I've had problems like that a couple of...

Yes, I've had problems like that a couple of times this year. What I think happened with the shows I missed is that somehow the name of the pilot was slightly different. I had one case where the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-18-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 82,551
Posted By Hyrax
I forget if mine had a flashing red light or not....

I forget if mine had a flashing red light or not. Probably did. It sounds as though it mat have overheated and shut down. I assume that the projector has been unplugged for a fairly long time and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-17-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 82,551
Posted By Hyrax
Mine stopped working a few years ago. Sent it to...

Mine stopped working a few years ago. Sent it to Tom Bond and he fixed it. If I recall he did two fairly simple things - cleaned out a fair amount of dust and reseated a video card. The way he...
Forum: Video Processors   12-04-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7,254
Views: 1,049,879
Posted By Hyrax
I find my Edge quite useful with my UHD TV. For...

I find my Edge quite useful with my UHD TV. For me it is mostly about independence. I don't use my AVR as a video switch mainly because it is old and was expensive. It still sounds great and works...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
Good point about Skip. I hardly ever watch stuff...

Good point about Skip. I hardly ever watch stuff the same day I record it, so if I do the connect every morning I should be OK. I'll find out :)

Hopefully this mess will go away soon. But then...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
Great information! Thanks.

Great information! Thanks.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
Right now I have my router allowing my Tivos'...

Right now I have my router allowing my Tivos' access to the Internet to 4 hours Monday & Friday mornings (2 AM-6AM). Hopefully that will be enough time to download the guide. But I'm wondering if I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-14-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
Joe - Thanks. You're right. I meant to say...

Joe -
Thanks. You're right. I meant to say allow access only during those hours. I set it up that way and it seemed OK tonight. The thing is that I don't always get the dang circle, so I may not...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-14-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
Thanks, Doc! I just set my router's parental...

Thanks, Doc!
I just set my router's parental control to deny the Tivo access to the Internet between Midnight and 8 AM - so the problem should go away most days.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-12-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,425
Posted By Hyrax
For the last several days my Roamio seems to take...

For the last several days my Roamio seems to take forever to get information about shows. For example, say I have recordings of Doc Martin and want to watch a new episode. I select the folder. and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-14-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28,185
Views: 3,310,710
Posted By Hyrax
Bill- Thanks for the response. My recordings...

Bill-
Thanks for the response. My recordings are copied from my Tivo and use either a .mpg or .ts container. I've converted a number of them to .mkv so that I can see the closed captions (very...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-13-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28,185
Views: 3,310,710
Posted By Hyrax
Hello- I need to replace an old Blu-Ray in my...

Hello-
I need to replace an old Blu-Ray in my TV room and wonder if it would make sense to buy a used Oppo BDP-93 if I can get one cheap enough. I record a lot of TV shows over the air on my TV,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-05-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11,642
Views: 1,019,315
Posted By Hyrax
Thanks. I'll check it out.

Thanks. I'll check it out.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-04-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11,642
Views: 1,019,315
Posted By Hyrax
Hi- I think my Dune HD Smart player is great....

Hi-
I think my Dune HD Smart player is great. But I've had it for over 5 years and wonder if there might be something else out there that does a better job (or as good a job if worse comes to...
Forum: Video Processors   09-29-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,254
Views: 1,049,879
Posted By Hyrax
Zillch- I've had weird problems with old HDMI...

Zillch-
I've had weird problems with old HDMI cable too. Mine were cheap and probably not high bandwidth cables. I replaced them with not quite so cheap (but still fairly cheap) cables from...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-25-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
Sorry if I was confusing. The 43X800D has a VA...

Sorry if I was confusing. The 43X800D has a VA panel. It is unclear if all of the 49X800D TVs are IPS panels, but some of them definitely are. The review of the 700D didn't rate it as well as the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
According the RTINGS.COM, the XBR55X850D will be...

According the RTINGS.COM, the XBR55X850D will be an upgrade - but it costs almost a lot more than the XBR49X800D. If you're going to spend that kind of money, I'd look at the Samsung UN55KS8000 as...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
mithras1- I am missing your point. Are you...

mithras1-
I am missing your point. Are you saying that this TVs (the 2016 Sony 800D) black levels look gray, that the whites are not bright enough, or that the picture quality is poor? Or are you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
If you don't want to wall mount, you could try a...

If you don't want to wall mount, you could try a floor standing mount, like this: VIVO TV Display Portable Floor Stand Height Adjustable Mount

It says it supports TV from 13" to 42", but what...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
I had problems using this as a computer monitor...

I had problems using this as a computer monitor at first. The problem was that on my desk the top of the screen is a foot over the top of my head, and after a few hours my neck was sore and I'd get a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
Hi- The simplest would be to plug the TV into...

Hi-
The simplest would be to plug the TV into a power strip and turn off the power strip after you turn off the TV. Another option would be a smart power strip that would turn off the TV when I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 112,272
Posted By Hyrax
The only IPS issue that matters (in my opinion)...

The only IPS issue that matters (in my opinion) is the blacks are not as deep when you watch in a dark room. However, the wide viewing angle of an IPS panel makes it easier having a few friends over...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000

 
Forum Jump: