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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-28-2014, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
The panel lottery will probably not go away for a...

The panel lottery will probably not go away for a long time so you'll just have to take your chances. Even Samsung S-PVA panels have issues, and the bigger you go, the more prevalent those issues...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13
Posted By Otto Pylot
You really need to set your own settings. TV...

You really need to set your own settings. TV components vary due to mfr tolerances so what works on one tv may not work well, or at all, on your tv. Using someone else's settings may work but it's no...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 166,168
Posted By Otto Pylot
You need the version number, not just the model...

You need the version number, not just the model number, to see what the panel may possibly be. A specific model may have different panels for various reasons. There is no guarantee that a specific...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's entirely up to you. Look up the exact...

That's entirely up to you. Look up the exact model number and see if you can find specs on it. If you can't, then it's a dealer-specific model so it may be lacking some functions that a very...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By Otto Pylot
We don't have cable/satellite. Television...

We don't have cable/satellite. Television reception for us is OTA. I just put a little 32" Samsung in the bedroom using the existing coax output in the wall (which is connected to the antenna on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11,511
Views: 1,007,478
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yeah I think there is something slightly amiss...

Yeah I think there is something slightly amiss with the KGO 7-1 signal. We rarely, if ever, have any atmospheric problems (not to say that this isn't one) and have never had reception issues during...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 166,168
Posted By Otto Pylot
Not trying to be a smart@ss here but too much...

Not trying to be a smart@ss here but too much emphasis is placed on the panel type. If the pq is to your liking, then it's the perfect panel for you. Panel types have various good and bad qualities...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By Otto Pylot
There aren't any "official" calibration settings...

There aren't any "official" calibration settings for any tv. That's the point of calibration. You adjust the settings on the panel so that the individual components are tuned, as close as is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11,511
Views: 1,007,478
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'm out in the Evergreen Area of San Jose. We...

I'm out in the Evergreen Area of San Jose. We have never had any reception issues since the inception of HDTV with 7-1, 5-1, 11-1, 2-1, etc. Antenna is roof mounted and our LOS is almost perfect,...
Forum: Display Calibration   11-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,986
Posted By Otto Pylot
A truly successful calibration is dependent on...

A truly successful calibration is dependent on the quality of the tv and the components used. Vizio has a history of being questionable on both.
Forum: Display Calibration   11-26-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,986
Posted By Otto Pylot
I think the AVS HD 709 disk is a bit easier to...

I think the AVS HD 709 disk is a bit easier to use than most. Spears & Munsil 2 is very good disk but a bit more complicated. Again, the best you will be able to do is make some good adjustments, but...
Forum: Display Calibration   11-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,986
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. A proper calibration requires a calibrated light meter and specialized software. The best you can do with a calibration disk alone is make adjustments...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 490,106
Posted By Otto Pylot
There is no such thing as an HDMI 2.0 cable! Any...

There is no such thing as an HDMI 2.0 cable! Any Certified High Speed HDMI cable will work just fine with the HDMI hardware spec 1.4 or 2.0. If someone sells you a cable that is labeled "HDMI 2.0...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11,511
Views: 1,007,478
Posted By Otto Pylot
Thanks. I responded in the Yahoo group but to...

Thanks. I responded in the Yahoo group but to answer your interference question, I can't think of anything in the house that would all of a sudden cause a brief interference at the same time every...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some have considered Vizio a throwaway tv. Vizio...

Some have considered Vizio a throwaway tv. Vizio would rather replace a defective set than try to fix it. Probably because they can't always get quality replacement parts. You're assumption about...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 490,106
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ good advice. Just make sure that your local...

^^^^^ good advice. Just make sure that your local store doesn't have the set in torch mode.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 490,106
Posted By Otto Pylot
No such thing as HDMI 2.0 cables. Any Certified...

No such thing as HDMI 2.0 cables. Any Certified High Speed HDMI cable will meet all HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 specs. You could have a bad cable, loose input, cable length issue, etc.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have a new Samsung (considerably smaller than...

I have a new Samsung (considerably smaller than yours) for the bedroom and the Picture Size settings will change from active to disabled (grayed out) depending on the source. On mine, I can't do 1:1...
Forum: Display Calibration   11-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Otto Pylot
You may be screwed depending on what you did....

You may be screwed depending on what you did. Service Menu codes are set at the factory and are dependent, in part, on the firmware version, version numbers of the main board(s), region builds, etc....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Otto Pylot
Probably how the different players handle the...

Probably how the different players handle the source encoding before sending the data stream. One of the most frustrating things about properly calibrating your panel is that the pq quality will vary...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 166,168
Posted By Otto Pylot
I do believe there is a simple and relatively...

I do believe there is a simple and relatively safe way to get basic panel information. I don't know what it though. If you do find that information, make sure it is for your specific model, including...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would ask your question in the HDMI forum.

I would ask your question in the HDMI forum.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can't calibrate a tv with a calibration disk...

You can't calibrate a tv with a calibration disk alone. You need to use a calibrated light meter and special software. The best you can do with a disk alone is adjust some basic settings using the...
Forum: Display Calibration   11-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Otto Pylot
A disk alone doesn't calibrate the tv at all. At...

A disk alone doesn't calibrate the tv at all. At best, you can adjust some basic settings based on rec.709 standards but it's still an adjustment, not a calibration. For that you need a calibrated...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Otto Pylot
Vizio, like any other mfr, will run their tv's...

Vizio, like any other mfr, will run their tv's thru what ever QC checks they do before shipping them and I doubt if those checks include a detailed look at the panel for a dead pixel or two,...
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