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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Monster cables are grossly overpriced for what...

Monster cables are grossly overpriced for what you get and are not any better than any other certified high speed HDMI cable from places like Monoprice, MediaBridge, Blue Jeans, etc. Sure, cheaply...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 20
Posted By Otto Pylot
I used RG-6 cable from my roof-mounted antenna...

I used RG-6 cable from my roof-mounted antenna and ran it underneath the eaves of the house to inside the garage. From there it went to a splitter and connected to the pre-existing RG-59 cable that...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Otto Pylot
The AVS HD709 disk is free and there is a version...

The AVS HD709 disk is free and there is a version for blu-ray playback that a lot of us have used for adjustments. To properly calibrate though you need a good light meter and associated software to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can't calibrate a tv with just a disk alone....

You can't calibrate a tv with just a disk alone. The best you can do is adjust the settings to be as close to the rec.709 patterns as possible. To calibrate your tv you need to use a light meter and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Otto Pylot
You don't. You have to trust the mfr that when...

You don't. You have to trust the mfr that when they say HDMI 2.0 support that includes all of the protocols that your particular panel can handle (8-bit or 10-bit), CEC Extensions, etc. If the new...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would post your question in the LCD forum that...

I would post your question in the LCD forum that is specific for your tv because you might get a better response there. However, using a disk alone will not calibrate your tv. At best all you can do...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Otto Pylot
S-IPS panels will lose "blackness" at off-axis...

S-IPS panels will lose "blackness" at off-axis viewing but the angle is much greater than the non-IPS panels. However, the blacks tend to be not as dark as some other panel types. I have an S-IPS LG...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 149,581
Posted By Otto Pylot
Interesting discussion. BTW, I just picked up a...

Interesting discussion. BTW, I just picked up a little 32H5201 yesterday for the bedroom. TS01 version. Gonna wall mount it this coming weekend. Not a bad little set so far. Keeping it at default...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Otto Pylot
Disable ARC/CEC on all of your devices and get a...

Disable ARC/CEC on all of your devices and get a programmable remote like a Harmony as suggested. I have an older 880 that controls my entire HTS with just the push of one or two buttons. It works...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Otto Pylot
Probably not till late this year and next year....

Probably not till late this year and next year. Almost anything that meets even the most basic HDMI 2.0 spec can be called HDMI 2.0, so unless your purchasing a 4k tv that has the panel depth and...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Otto Pylot
Why don't you try all three and see what sounds...

Why don't you try all three and see what sounds best to you?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 365
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'll second Costco. BB is a good place as well...

I'll second Costco. BB is a good place as well because you can play Costco against them for a price match. Fry's Electronics as well. I tend not to buy my major electronic purchases online. I prefer...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Otto Pylot
Excuse me? What's wrong?

Excuse me? What's wrong?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some have claimed success loosening the screws or...

Some have claimed success loosening the screws or gently "massaging" the panel where the bleed occurs. Loosening the screws may work if done VERY carefully but the panel massage is dicey. It's up to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,392
Posted By Otto Pylot
So you pay for Netflix, you pay for Hulu+, you...

So you pay for Netflix, you pay for Hulu+, you pay for HBO Go, you pay for CBS, ad naseum. It seems to me that this would become just another pay tv service only with multiple providers not just one....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 69,738
Posted By Otto Pylot
I use 6' Redmere cables to connect the AppleTV2...

I use 6' Redmere cables to connect the AppleTV2 and blu-ray player to the receiver and then to the tv. Works perfectly. They should work with any device as they are dumb cables with a little...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Otto Pylot
Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic. Anything but a...

Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic. Anything but a Vizio.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Otto Pylot
We have a metal roof with our antenna mounted at...

We have a metal roof with our antenna mounted at about 30'AGL, single story home. The mast is anchored into a "mast holder" (sorry I don't remember the exact term) which is bolted thru the metal roof...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Otto Pylot
Great! I think inside or outside the conduit is...

Great! I think inside or outside the conduit is personal preference as long as the conduit is in place for future use.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Otto Pylot
Hmmm, did the board replacement correct what ever...

Hmmm, did the board replacement correct what ever the issue was? Maybe there's no difference between the boards for the two panel sizes and you just need to flash the firmware up to the latest...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Otto Pylot
Philosophical differences. If I have an open wall...

Philosophical differences. If I have an open wall that I can install conduit in, then I would much rather install my cabling in the conduit of sufficient size to handle the cable I'm currently using...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some tv models don't allow the complete disabling...

Some tv models don't allow the complete disabling of motion interpolation. It may have something to do with whether it's native 120Hz or native 60Hz. I know I can turn TruMotion off altogether on my...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-13-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would move your idea to the LCD forum for...

I would move your idea to the LCD forum for better exposure and possibly some discussion.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Otto Pylot
First of all you should post your question in the...

First of all you should post your question in the LCD forum that is specific to your model. Second, there is no real good reason to enter into the Service Menu because that is the quickest way to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Otto Pylot
AppleTV or a physical connection depending on...

AppleTV or a physical connection depending on whether your phone/tablet has a/v out or not.
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