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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Why do you have to access the SM to calibrate...

Why do you have to access the SM to calibrate your tv? That shouldn't be necessary and is a very dangerous thing to do?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. A better and more technical explanation than...

+1. A better and more technical explanation than what I said but essentially the same. If you want to go in-wall, then use conduit and either a CAT-6-HDBT setup or drop your cable into a scoop plate,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
I don't think you can use Redmere with wall...

I don't think you can use Redmere with wall plates because of the power requirement from a direct connection with the sink (tv). I know quite a few people who've used 20', 30' Redmere cables for an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have an APC UPS on my HTS setup as well as my...

I have an APC UPS on my HTS setup as well as my router/gateway and have never noticed any buzzing/humming at all and absolutely no problems. But, to be honest, we rarely have any power related issues...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By Otto Pylot
I think CAT-6 is worth getting but the solid core...

I think CAT-6 is worth getting but the solid core that I used is fairly rigid so if you've got sharp bends, which you seem to be indicating, than you want to make sure that those bends are as gentle...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Otto Pylot
What about a good UPS Battery Backup? That should...

What about a good UPS Battery Backup? That should protect you from surges and drops. The capacity would depend on how many devices you have connected to it.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By Otto Pylot
Don't worry about ethernet. There aren't any...

Don't worry about ethernet. There aren't any current consumer devices that support it. It's sort of one of those HDMI protocols that got overlooked by the mfrs. I would run at least a CAT-6 or two...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Understand now. 8-10 years of life expectancy on...

Understand now. 8-10 years of life expectancy on today's tv's is a bit optimistic for any mfr, but I'll be surprised if you get 5 years on the Vizio.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Otto Pylot
You must sit awful close then ;) I've never...

You must sit awful close then ;) I've never experienced the screen door effect, but that's 8-9' away.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-22-2014, 09:41 AM
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Views: 96
Posted By Otto Pylot
What do the manuals say?

What do the manuals say?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 09:35 AM
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Views: 297
Posted By Otto Pylot
So that Google can become even more intrusive on...

So that Google can become even more intrusive on your privacy?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Otto Pylot
It all depends on how you define "4k" and "work"....

It all depends on how you define "4k" and "work". Television mfrs are taking advantage of the fact that the hype of 4k is dazzling a lot of consumers who don't know, or pay attention, to what is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Your experience is probably a rare one ( 2 or 3...

Your experience is probably a rare one ( 2 or 3 tv's in 18 months) but it does illustrate why Vizio is considered by some to be "throwaway tv's". Instead of repairing them they send you a new one. At...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Otto Pylot
The quality of the LG tuners was one of the...

The quality of the LG tuners was one of the reasons we purchased our LG HDTV a couple of years ago. Prior to that, we had an HD-Ready Sony CRT. At the digital switch, we purchased an LG LST-4200A HD...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Otto Pylot
Most often, people will keep their receivers and...

Most often, people will keep their receivers and upgrade the speakers. A really good set of speakers can make a mediocre receiver sound great. But a bad set of speakers can make a great receiver...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can't damage anything if you get a 5.1 or 7.1...

You can't damage anything if you get a 5.1 or 7.1 capable receiver and only run your front sound stage (R/L/C and sub). Your receiver can be setup for just as you described and you will still get...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would post your question in the Speakers Forum....

I would post your question in the Speakers Forum. You already have the receiver, and a budget so the folks there will be able to give you better advice than here.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yes. Both devices have to support ARC for it to...

Yes. Both devices have to support ARC for it to work. If you are using the tv's built-in ATSC tuner or the SmartApps, if your tv is internet ready, you can use an optical cable from the tv to the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC is Audio Return Channel and it is...

ARC is Audio Return Channel and it is bi-directional audio. IOW, a single HDMI cable will allow you to send and receive audio. It's a nice feature if you want to reduce cable clutter. Most of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI 1.4 chipsets are limited to 10.4 Gbps...

HDMI 1.4 chipsets are limited to 10.4 Gbps bandwidth max. To fully utilize the resolutions offered, and other benefits, HDMI 2.0 has a maximum bandwidth of 18.2 Gbps. Actually, a DisplayPort...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you shop around and look for sales, or even...

If you shop around and look for sales, or even refurbs (for the receiver) you could probably put together a nice system (receiver and 5 speakers) for maybe around $500 - $600. Wireless for the sides...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Otto Pylot
4k is already available, to a limited extent,...

4k is already available, to a limited extent, within the current HDMI 1.4 protocols. It will get better once 10-bit panels and beyond are commonplace and all devices (tv's, STB's, blu-ray players,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-20-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 777
Posted By Otto Pylot
A certified HDMI cable means that it has been...

A certified HDMI cable means that it has been tested and passed the Compliance Test Specifications for the current HDMI specifications. That is your only "guarantee" that the cable you bought will...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 777
Posted By Otto Pylot
We've had this discussion before. The fact that...

We've had this discussion before. The fact that you bought a $75 list price cable for $12 is suspect at best.

A life-time guarantee that they will upgrade your cable if your system is too...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yamaha, Onkyo, and Denon all make very decent...

Yamaha, Onkyo, and Denon all make very decent entry level systems but if $1000 is your max, then you could probably put together nice separates (which is always preferable) as opposed to a HTiB.

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