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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By RandyWalters
The code frequencies should be the same on both...

The code frequencies should be the same on both remotes, but there may be a few different buttons so make sure any different remote you find has the buttons that you need.

Ebay UK has a few...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2015, 08:54 AM
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Views: 266,039
Posted By RandyWalters
I saw the same $1198 price last week on Frys dot...

I saw the same $1198 price last week on Frys dot com, but when i logged in to my Frys account the price in my cart dropped to $499, but there were no stores within several hundred miles of me...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2015, 08:18 AM
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Views: 89
Posted By RandyWalters
I can't remember if the DVI input is HDCP...

I can't remember if the DVI input is HDCP Compliant or not so that's something important to verify. If that DVI input is not HDCP compliant, then the monitor will not display video from a Cable...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By RandyWalters
Amazon has a new Supersonic 13.3" for $99 with...

Amazon has a new Supersonic 13.3" for $99 with free shipping (similar to the one i have):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GM6H8G/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A14KWLT62FSK6W

...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 03:38 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By RandyWalters
I've returned a couple of curved TVs - but it was...

I've returned a couple of curved TVs - but it was back in the 80's and 90's :D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,559
Posted By RandyWalters
Time Warner Cable has discontinued...

Time Warner Cable has discontinued QAM-from-the-wall last year across the country, which probably explains why your TV isn't finding anything. This new system now requires every TV have a DVR or...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By RandyWalters
It's possible that your existing brackets can be...

It's possible that your existing brackets can be adjusted to reach the 60W950's mounting holes and you won't have to relocate it on the wall. And if it won't facilitate locating the TV at the height...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By RandyWalters
I think the Sharp Elite had the highest number.

I think the Sharp Elite had the highest number.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By RandyWalters
Yeah i read that, but those various options can...

Yeah i read that, but those various options can also be deactivated or turned off manually which is what most owners and calibrators do when setting up a Cinema mode or Custom mode on any given...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By RandyWalters
I wonder why they used GAME mode for their...

I wonder why they used GAME mode for their calibration instead of Cinema mode or Custom mode like an ISF Calibrator would use? When i think "Calibration Settings" i usually associate it with...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By RandyWalters
For testing purposes i don't think it would...

For testing purposes i don't think it would matter. When a glass fuse blows it may crack or break and leave tiny shards of glass inside the TV, otherwise i don't think there are any meaningful...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By RandyWalters
If the body is made of anything other than clear...

If the body is made of anything other than clear glass, then it's ceramic (there are only the two types).

The T means it's "Time-Delay" (aka Slow-Blow). If it were Fast-Acting, the T would be...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By RandyWalters
A bad tuner is very rare so i'd do more testing...

A bad tuner is very rare so i'd do more testing before requesting warranty repair.

And you're sure you performing the digital antenna channel scan procedure properly? And the TV is in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By RandyWalters
While there is no Official Owners thread, there...

While there is no Official Owners thread, there are about a half dozen various W950B threads scattered around the first 6 pages of the LCD forum with lots of good discussion about this TV.

Here's...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 24,737
Posted By RandyWalters
Costco historically buys up the leftover surplus...

Costco historically buys up the leftover surplus inventory from TV makers around the end of the model's production cycle, where they had not sold that model during the year that it was available...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By RandyWalters
Well the OP says he's happy with his old...

Well the OP says he's happy with his old entry-level 720p model, and that he considers all the plasmas currently on the market are all terribly expensive, so i don't see the point of recommending he...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-23-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,634
Posted By RandyWalters
All those pictures illustrate the bow-tie effect...

All those pictures illustrate the bow-tie effect that completely turned me off when i auditioned the then-new curved LG OLED at Video Audio Center's showcase room last year.

It's funny that when...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-22-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By RandyWalters
1. The TV's stretch mode needs to be set to FULL....

1. The TV's stretch mode needs to be set to FULL.

2. The PC or Laptop needs to be sending a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution to the TV over HDMI.

3. The VT25 has an overscan setting - it's...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 266,039
Posted By RandyWalters
Whoa, my W800B settings are not calibration...

Whoa, my W800B settings are not calibration settings, they're just regular user settings that i set by eye and kept tweaking them until it looked good ;)

Odd though, when i click the link that i...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 09:52 AM
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Views: 266,039
Posted By RandyWalters
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-d...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1513305-sony-2014-w600b-w800b-w850b-45.html#post30728913




My 55" W800B came with a pair of hex-shapped male/female M6 threaded...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By RandyWalters
My 55W800B is handling PC monitor duty just fine...

My 55W800B is handling PC monitor duty just fine (i have it connected via HDMI) and i'm not seeing any flashlighting or any other screen anomalies when browsing the web or reading emails or watching...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   01-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 96,811
Posted By RandyWalters
Charging more for a "US Version" is a...

Charging more for a "US Version" is a bait-and-switch scam perpetrated against uninformed consumers and is designed to lure you in with a low price, whereupon they now have you on the hook and can...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 08:37 AM
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Views: 266,039
Posted By RandyWalters
You scored ! Smart of you to get Amazon to price...

You scored ! Smart of you to get Amazon to price match before the Fry's deal disappears completely.


Did you see my General/Custom mode settings i posted a few pages back? I'm mostly...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By RandyWalters
Are you buying better name brand TVs or...

Are you buying better name brand TVs or cheaper/lesser brands?

The defective rate on LCD TVs have historicallly been higher than on Plasma TVs, most likely because of things like having more...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,092
Posted By RandyWalters
A 6-year-old BMW is still way better than a brand...

A 6-year-old BMW is still way better than a brand new Kia.

Nuff said :D
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