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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 11:21 AM
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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: 54
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: 500
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: 13
Views: 124
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: 533
Views: 22,314
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: 611
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: 220
Views: 3,997
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: 126
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: 1,907
Views: 264,571
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: 264,571
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: 111
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: 624
Views: 96,463
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
Replies: 1,907
Views: 264,571
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: 240
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: 53
Views: 947
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
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-21-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 3,997
Posted By RandyWalters
Why is there no Poll attached to this thread? I...

Why is there no Poll attached to this thread? I thought there was a Curved Yes/No poll somewhere but scanned back several pages and don't see one.


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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 264,571
Posted By RandyWalters
They are very cool, and useful. Very easy on...

They are very cool, and useful. Very easy on the eyes when the man-room is dark. I have also shared them with several friends and family members and they love em too :)

And i love their...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By RandyWalters
I'm not sure if Square Trade will value the...

I'm not sure if Square Trade will value the Samsung at $2,600 if were to fail. Will they cut you a check for that much if the TV fails? Replacement panels are surely no longer available which is a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By RandyWalters
... said Stevie Wonder :D FWIW, i can...

... said Stevie Wonder :D

FWIW, i can clearly see the pixel structure on my 42" 720p PX50U at 8 feet, but i have to get within about 3 feet before i see it on my 42" 1080p PZ700U.
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By RandyWalters
The Samsung F5300 series 1080p models are going...

The Samsung F5300 series 1080p models are going for cheap and will look a lot better than the PX75U (but the F5300 is a LOT more reflective). Otherwise it would be a big upgrade in PQ.



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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 264,571
Posted By RandyWalters
Just buy a pack of Light Dims to cover that...

Just buy a pack of Light Dims to cover that light. Get the "Original" Light Dims which are 50% light blocking (the 100% versions completely block the light just like a piece of black electrical...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By RandyWalters
What screen size? Not all models have...

What screen size?

Not all models have this problem, so you should check out the various brand/model/owner threads here and see if there is any discussion of flashlighting.

FWIW, I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-18-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By RandyWalters
I didn't see a Component Input on any 7" or 10"...

I didn't see a Component Input on any 7" or 10" TVs in all my searching either, just regular audio/video composite input - and this input usually wasn't regular yellow/red/white RCA, it is a compact...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By RandyWalters
A few years ago i looked for a 10" TV to place...

A few years ago i looked for a 10" TV to place next to my PC monitor on my desk to mirror what's on my bigger 55" TV across the room, or to just watch morning news at my desk without firing up the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 264,571
Posted By RandyWalters
What size & model do you have? A page or...

What size & model do you have?

A page or two back i posted my 55W800B Custom mode settings that i use for watching antenna and cable programming and it's looking pretty darn good for an LCD ;)
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