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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 06:07 AM
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Posted By mtrot
Thanks, I had to leave yesterday morning for...

Thanks, I had to leave yesterday morning for Houston and did not see your post until now, due to driving and being involved all day with my dad at the memory care center. I did run to Best Buy and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6,344
Views: 682,326
Posted By mtrot
SiriusXM via NET input--update required by Sept. 30?

Just got a letter today from SiriusXM saying that an update will be required to my Onkyo device in order to continue to play the the enhanced streaming service as of Sept. 30.

Does anybody know...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,416
Views: 892,963
Posted By mtrot
Cheap 42-50" TV for elderly father

My father is having to move into a memory care center, but he does still like to watch sports on TV. Not sure how big the room is and how far he will be from the screen. The priorities will be:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 10,377
Posted By mtrot
Although those look to be very high quality...

Although those look to be very high quality speakers, I wouldn't consider them full range, myself. Looks like they are rated down to 38Hz, but the specs do not say how many dB they are down at at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 10,377
Posted By mtrot
I see you have your Front and Surround speakers...

I see you have your Front and Surround speakers set to Full Band. How big are these speakers? Unless they are really big, they are not really full band, and might need to be set to Small,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6,344
Views: 682,326
Posted By mtrot
OK, fair enough. I'm going to have to defer to...

OK, fair enough. I'm going to have to defer to your ears, since I just cannot get over how good my 809/Krell amp setup sounds for movies and music. Great soundstage, decent depth, smooth but clear...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6,344
Views: 682,326
Posted By mtrot
Just curious what it is about the 828 that you...

Just curious what it is about the 828 that you consider a downgrade? Maybe a few watts less power? As I am using a separate amp with my 809 for the front L/R speakers, as long as the 828 had...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 436,952
Posted By mtrot
No, standard menu. I've never entered the...

No, standard menu. I've never entered the service menu.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-03-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 436,952
Posted By mtrot
I believe I saw somewhere in the menu a setting...

I believe I saw somewhere in the menu a setting by which the position of the picture could be adjusted up/down and left/right.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By mtrot
Hmmm, for $1699 I might go for the 900B, as the...

Hmmm, for $1699 I might go for the 900B, as the picture quality seemed to me significantly better than the 850B.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-19-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13,394
Views: 980,340
Posted By mtrot
Yep, mine can get IR from a bright static logo...

Yep, mine can get IR from a bright static logo within seconds. Logos such as those of Fox News, ESPN, CNN are the most common culprits. Fortunately, what IR I've experienced so far has always gone...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-16-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 436,952
Posted By mtrot
$550. There is this guy in Dallas who finds and...

$550. There is this guy in Dallas who finds and refurbishes Mits and Samsung DLP projection TVs, and then sells them. He said he had just put a new LED in the one I bought, and it actually looks...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-14-2015, 06:20 PM
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Views: 436,952
Posted By mtrot
Yeah, I just picked up a used HL67A750 and am now...

Yeah, I just picked up a used HL67A750 and am now getting the settings dialed in to my preference. I have yet to get it to match the color accuracy of my Panasonic 60ST60 plasma, but it's getting...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-14-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By mtrot
Just picked up a HL67A750 and need a stand. The...

Just picked up a HL67A750 and need a stand. The thing is, it will need to be a pretty low stand, so that the middle of the screen is at eye level. I temporarily have it sitting on a coffee table,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16,064
Views: 1,951,040
Posted By mtrot
So I picked up a 67" yesterday and got it set up...

So I picked up a 67" yesterday and got it set up today. Any tips on optimal settings? There sure are a lot of various sub settings to choose from, and I'm not sure which ones to employ and which to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-13-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By mtrot
Well, having just picked up a Samsung 67" RPTV,...

Well, having just picked up a Samsung 67" RPTV, it has become apparent that I am not going to be able to use a really big center speaker because, being a projection unit and vertically directional,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-08-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16,064
Views: 1,951,040
Posted By mtrot
Hi all, I'm thinking of picking up a used 67" of...

Hi all, I'm thinking of picking up a used 67" of one of these TVs. I had been planning to pick up a Mitsubishi DLP of similar vintage, but just found out about these Samsung LED projection sets...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 05:27 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Yeah, perhaps a thread for non-gamers. I would...

Yeah, perhaps a thread for non-gamers. I would think most non-gamers watch at least some TV and movies. I know I watch lots of TV and Blu-rays as well, and it is frustrating trying to sift through...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By mtrot
Well, that depends upon how they exposed the...

Well, that depends upon how they exposed the shot, and how much dynamic range the camera actually has. That top TV does have a much "punchier" picture, but is clearly "crushing" some of detail out...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By mtrot
Looks to me like it's blooming the whites and...

Looks to me like it's blooming the whites and crushing the darks a bit there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 10,377
Posted By mtrot
Strange, not sure. Could it be some sort of HDMI...

Strange, not sure. Could it be some sort of HDMI transmission issue with your cables? Or, possibly some mismatch of settings of your Blu-ray player and the receiver?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By mtrot
That is a good question, since, AFAIK, virtually...

That is a good question, since, AFAIK, virtually all HD cable programming is still 1080i, sadly.

Also, I'm wondering if/when other cable companies, such as my Suddenlink, might offer 4K content,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By mtrot
OP, just curious what TV you ended up with, and...

OP, just curious what TV you ended up with, and why did you select it?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-04-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By mtrot
Thanks! Don't care anything about 3D, so unless...

Thanks! Don't care anything about 3D, so unless there is some other major difference, I guess I'd go for the 800B. Only thing is, it's getting a bit late to be buying a 2014 model, considering the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By mtrot
This is a good thread, as I am also asking the...

This is a good thread, as I am also asking the same questions as the OP. The only wrinkle is that I am an early format adopter and will likely buy into Ultra HD Blu-ray when it is released, so I...
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