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Forum: Community News & Polls   12-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,779
Posted By BrianJohns
Here's my review of an experience I had with a...

Here's my review of an experience I had with a ZVOX 580:
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Forum: Home Automation   07-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by az1324 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1483034/iphone-to-rf-electrical-switch-remotes#post_23565108)

Here you go:...
Forum: Home Automation   07-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By BrianJohns
LOL -- thanks for replying....

LOL -- thanks for replying. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I got the idea from my Hunter-Douglas drapes. Initially we had hand-held RF remotes for both upstairs and...
Forum: Home Automation   07-24-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By BrianJohns
I'm brand new to all of this home automation...

I'm brand new to all of this home automation stuff, so bear with me.

You know those 3-packs of power outlet switches with RF remotes that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot at Christmas time to...
Forum: Soundbars   05-04-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By BrianJohns
I'm looking for a sound bar that provides an...

I'm looking for a sound bar that provides an on-screen display on my TV of the volume level. Seems like such a simple thing -- but I feel like I'm searching for the Holy Grail!

I have a Samsung...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-12-2005, 12:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,520
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by chinadog ...

Quote:

Originally posted by chinadog

which lead me to the solution:

http://home.comcast.net/~apastuszak/

which will supposedly fix the problem. I don't know IF I'll have this problem,...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-18-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By BrianJohns
Does anyone have a PDF of the Mintek DVD-1600...

Does anyone have a PDF of the Mintek DVD-1600 manual?

Mintek's web site says it's here:

http://mintekdigital.com/dvd1600.htm

but when you click on the link, the 1600 is not one of the...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   09-15-2004, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BrianJohns
I've found the same thing to be true with my...

I've found the same thing to be true with my Dish Network receivers and my Replay 5040. Replay doesn't (apparently) understand anything but Remote Address #1. In my case where I have more than one...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   08-28-2004, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BrianJohns
Whoa!! I just upgraded my satellite system...

Whoa!!

I just upgraded my satellite system to receive my locals and in the process went through the list of all Dish channels I receive, wrote them down, then went through the "Add/Remove...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,520
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote:Originally posted by skro Anybody have...

Quote:Originally posted by skro
Anybody have any new info regarding this problem?


At least one other member of this forum has recently had his Kenwood receiver fixed, for free, and it was also...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   06-07-2004, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,714
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by j.m. Houston, we...

Quote:
Originally posted by j.m.
Houston, we have a problem. This duplicate ISN problem may be MUCH more widespread than previously thought. What a SNAFU!

BrianJohns, the good news is that...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   06-07-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,714
Posted By BrianJohns
My Replay 5040 keeps intermittently failing the...

My Replay 5040 keeps intermittently failing the IVS test and I'm trying to pin down the problem. A Net Connect seems to solve the problem temporarily, but nothing I've found has solved the problem...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-06-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By BrianJohns
I love my 53UWX10B TV, but it does one thing...

I love my 53UWX10B TV, but it does one thing that's driving me crazy.

When watching a letterboxed, wide screen movie, the Hitachi has four aspect modes: Normal, Full, Fill, and the useless...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   03-19-2004, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by gweempose I have...

Quote:
Originally posted by gweempose
I have never understood why the "return to live" button doesn't take you to live TV no matter what you are watching. Wouldn't this be logical?
AMEN TO THAT!...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   03-17-2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by barmar ReplayTV...

Quote:
Originally posted by barmar
ReplayTV only buffers live TV when you're watching live TV, it doesn't do it while you're watching a recorded show.
Ah, there's the answer. I wasn't missing...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   03-16-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By BrianJohns
Nope...no go. For example, right now I'm looking...

Nope...no go. For example, right now I'm looking a the frozen last frame of a show that has finished playing. Pressing the Channel guide button let me go to the guide without answering the "Delete...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   03-16-2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By BrianJohns
How do I exit the Replay Guide, the Channel...

How do I exit the Replay Guide, the Channel Guide, the main Menu, or Zones to go back to Live TV? None of the buttons on the remote seem to do it, short of going to the channel guide and selecting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,520
Posted By BrianJohns
Follow-up on my follow-up: I sent my VR-507...

Follow-up on my follow-up:

I sent my VR-507 and it's remote control to the repair facility with all it's authorization paperwork taped to the top on 1-17-04. The VR-507 returned home today...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2004, 11:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,520
Posted By BrianJohns
Follow-up: I emailed Kenwood's "Customer...

Follow-up:

I emailed Kenwood's "Customer Relations" department to tell them how disappointed I was with the failure of my VR-507 and how it no longer responds to the remote...and how many other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2004, 11:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,520
Posted By BrianJohns
Just adding my experience to the list of failed...

Just adding my experience to the list of failed Kenwood VR-507s.

Mine is just a little over 2 years old and has stopped responding to the remote. In addition, I am unable to SHUT IT OFF with the...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   09-13-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by jrgreenman Known...

Quote:
Originally posted by jrgreenman
Known issue. See this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...postid=2579098 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?postid=2579098)
Thank...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   09-13-2003, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By BrianJohns
OK, naturally as soon as I post something I...

OK, naturally as soon as I post something I learn more about the problem. :D

Apparently renaming the Episode title wasn't the problem. The problem is stopping a streamed show from my Mac's...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   09-13-2003, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By BrianJohns
I posted this over on MacReplay and haven't...

I posted this over on MacReplay and haven't received a comment. I'm hoping someone over here can help!

I have been collecting "The West Wing" reruns from Bravo on my 5040. I've been moving them...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   09-13-2003, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by dherman516 Yea i...

Quote:
Originally posted by dherman516
Yea i am kinda ticked about this too.. It did not record for me either....

Dave
This is exactly why I fail to understand why there isn't a Replay...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   07-17-2003, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By BrianJohns
Quote: Originally posted by adone36 After...

Quote:
Originally posted by adone36
After you get a few more hours under your belt, you'll be get more used to the way it does things. Replay people like to joke about how Tivo is for people who...
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