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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By davehancock
What I was trying to say is that in order for the...

What I was trying to say is that in order for the TV tech to "fix" a problem, he first needs to see that there IS a problem. A customer's perception that the blacks are "weak" (a perception driven...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I (and Frank) have PN6900 sets - which are...

I (and Frank) have PN6900 sets - which are somewhat different than the sets many have. I ran into a problem with these sets using my Accupel HDG3000 signal generator. The 6900 wanted to recognize...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-20-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Good question!:cool: Yes, I would CONSIDER...

Good question!:cool:
Yes, I would CONSIDER this, but:


There are liability issues.

Physical vulnerability in disassembling the set to gain access.
Voiding the warranty of the display by...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-19-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Exclamation I think that he really doesn't understand that...

I think that he really doesn't understand that the MAJORITY of subscribers don't EVER watch ESPN and regret the fact that ABC FORCES them to PAY FOR IT.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-18-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I suspect that the problem that you may run into...

I suspect that the problem that you may run into would be that the TV tech will say that nothing is wrong with the TV. Unless you actually measure (with a meter traceable to NIST standards) AND the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-10-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By davehancock
As someone who has had both TWC & FiOS, let me...

As someone who has had both TWC & FiOS, let me tell you that FiOS is not all that great. It has worse software (harder to use, prone to have problems with software "upgrades", etc.

What IS good,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-09-2015, 08:09 AM
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Posted By davehancock
The following are the relevant settings for the...

The following are the relevant settings for the BT1886 calibration on my display and Frank's display.
...............................Dave's ...
Forum: Display Calibration   04-08-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I'd certainly like to see that in V3.0. Perhaps...

I'd certainly like to see that in V3.0. Perhaps there should be 2 sets: Full digital range (with markings showing bits) and the video range one.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-01-2015, 10:38 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Cool Frank, Your memory is pretty much right on as to...

Frank, Your memory is pretty much right on as to the black levels (though my BL was 0.033 ft-l). As to the white level: when I started, you indicated that you were pretty happy with the peak white...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-04-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By davehancock
A few others have reported on this too. I've...

A few others have reported on this too. I've seen Sammy plasmas with similar problems with green bands. With the Sammy's I understood that it was 60Hz noise problems in the Power Supply (bad...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-04-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I admittedly, don't know much about the...

I admittedly, don't know much about the "screenshot feature" that LG had, but from what I've seen here, it is basically a capture, of the video image that is being sent to the screen. There are a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-26-2015, 08:49 AM
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Views: 199,079
Posted By davehancock
No. Yes

No.

Yes
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By davehancock
NOT the place to buy cables. For local try: ...

NOT the place to buy cables. For local try:


Home Depot
Lowes
Walmart
Target

Of course one of the best places is Monocable (but they are not local):)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-21-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Exclamation It certainly sounds like a defect! :eek:

It certainly sounds like a defect! :eek:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-21-2015, 02:46 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Smile Not quite. He said:

Not quite. He said:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-21-2015, 01:58 PM
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Posted By davehancock
But his "supplier" is WUTV (he is recording...

But his "supplier" is WUTV (he is recording OTA).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-21-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By davehancock
What is your DVR? Are you recording from OTA or...

What is your DVR? Are you recording from OTA or cable?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 199,079
Posted By davehancock
Red face If he still goes with this approach (using the...

If he still goes with this approach (using the TV) he could set-up a picture mode for that mode that basically has a dim picture - that would mitigate any image retention (aka burn-in) issues. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2015, 05:07 PM
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Views: 199,079
Posted By davehancock
Red face I doubt that you will find one at BB as LG...

I doubt that you will find one at BB as LG stopped production last year. I tried to check one out last fall and they told me "lots of luck finding ANY plasma"!

Let me try and answer some of our...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-28-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I'm pretty sure that when that happens, when you...

I'm pretty sure that when that happens, when you select the program again that it offers a RESUME option.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 07:27 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Mine was assembled in Mexico on May 2014. I...

Mine was assembled in Mexico on May 2014.

I doubt if the plasma panels were different for the European models than the US models.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I don't know.

I don't know.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 06:21 PM
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Views: 199,079
Posted By davehancock
I'll take issue with the highlighted portions. ...

I'll take issue with the highlighted portions. My 6900 has black levels so low that I was unable to measure them with a pretty sensitive meter. (No black control twiddling either). Perhaps the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 08:13 AM
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Views: 199,079
Posted By davehancock
Here I go again: There is plenty of variation...

Here I go again: There is plenty of variation between sets, even of the same model. This is due to manufacturing variations and unpredictable variations in aging. Calibration is to compensate for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-26-2015, 07:37 AM
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Views: 2,163,734
Posted By davehancock
Most TVs these days take 1080p thru HDMI, so...

Most TVs these days take 1080p thru HDMI, so there should be no problem using that. IF your box allows native resolution (whatever the channel is sending), that would be the best choice. Lacking...
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