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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-20-2017, 01:48 PM
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Posted By budwich
do your self a favor (and the forum), get some...

do your self a favor (and the forum), get some screen shots of known test patterns like smtp color bars (they can be found on dvds, and computer files, etc). That way, the problem will potentially...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 120
Posted By budwich
:-) what ever...

:-) what ever...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 120
Posted By budwich
depending on what kind of power cord is running...

depending on what kind of power cord is running to the tv... if its a 3 prong, you can try a 3to2 prong adapter and see if the problem goes away. Since in most cases, you are not likely to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 380
Posted By budwich
just to make sure what you are reporting... are...

just to make sure what you are reporting... are you saying the parasound shut down (temporarily) or the yamaha?
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-02-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By budwich
:-) the things people find out about the home. ...

:-) the things people find out about the home. glad you got it going.
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By budwich
ok... hopefully it works. in the mean time,...

ok... hopefully it works. in the mean time, some other questions / points though... what equipment did you try? The units "rob" power from the hdmi system.... not all things like that. Its...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-01-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By budwich
did you switch the switches on the unit to IR? on...

did you switch the switches on the unit to IR? on both units?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 125
Posted By budwich
try turning off hdmi control in the TV (CEC...

try turning off hdmi control in the TV (CEC stuff).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2016, 08:17 AM
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Posted By budwich
No sure exactly why yet, cause I have never seen...

No sure exactly why yet, cause I have never seen it on, but my 4308 doesn't have that displayed (ie. muting on) while the unit is in "mute". The main power button flashes, though during mute. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By budwich
:-) glad you saved it from the curb. You will...

:-) glad you saved it from the curb. You will likely never notice any issue with the set unless the remaining side dies.
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   10-24-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By budwich
Are 3d shutter glasses adressable?

I reading thru some Sharp Aquos user manuals and came across a "feature" for "3d glasses control". It appears to be used when the TV is setup in a store situation such that there maybe a potential...
Forum: 3D Displays   10-24-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By budwich
Are 3d shutter glasses adressable?

I was reading thru some Sharp Aquos manuals and came across a "feature" associated with "3d glasses control" for IR based shutter glasses. It has a limited description but basically it appears to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By budwich
good likelihood that it is a tcon issue. ...

good likelihood that it is a tcon issue. depending on the set, some tcons are integrated with the panel while others are seperate cards. You may get lucky. IF so, cards typically can be found at...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By budwich
well, depending on the sony, they didn't allow...

well, depending on the sony, they didn't allow digital out from digital inputs to the tv... only from the antenna / ota broadcast. "Normally", one would route the converter to the receiver and then...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By budwich
take the back off and look inside to see what's...

take the back off and look inside to see what's up. Check the fuses. Check the voltages that are printed on the various board to see if they are there. Go from there. Lightning isn't your ...
Forum: Home Automation   10-06-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By budwich
I think you should look closely at the "contact...

I think you should look closely at the "contact closure" modules in x10 land. That's kind of what they are made for. Low voltage / no voltage (ie. continuity) closure so you can use / run "bell...
Forum: Home Automation   10-04-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By budwich
Don't have a complete answer but I am not sure...

Don't have a complete answer but I am not sure why you don't just place / use an rf "extender" in conjunction with some AC power control devices. Place an outside antenna where needed (ie. "punch"...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-13-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By budwich
you will have to get into the service menu to...

you will have to get into the service menu to input the set model... otherwise, you will likely see display "issues".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By budwich
did you read the manual for setting it up? :-) ...

did you read the manual for setting it up? :-)
what is the front display indicating in terms of input status and output status?
If it has a tuner, if you select that, are you getting any sound...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-04-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By budwich
if you have access to rgb output device and a vga...

if you have access to rgb output device and a vga to rgb cable, you can readily "experiment" by switching around the components. Further, your problem "statement" didn't really specify what...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-03-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By budwich
as you figure, your problem is somewhere on the...

as you figure, your problem is somewhere on the main board / input board or the input itself. Since the main board is generating (internally) its menu and it looks ok, the board itself may be ok AT...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-03-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By budwich
try reseating connectors on board along with...

try reseating connectors on board along with cleaning. what source are you using and what others have you tried?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-02-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By budwich
vga cable or connector has a problem

vga cable or connector has a problem
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-28-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By budwich
It is fixable BUT not economically. You have to...

It is fixable BUT not economically. You have to replace the panel which is likely more than $1K... plus about 3-4 hours worth of effort. Hence why the repair centers "quotes" are what they are.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By budwich
you are likely sol as they are not being produced...

you are likely sol as they are not being produced any more. You have to rely on combing thru used forums and hoping someone has one for sale.
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