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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-28-2016, 09:46 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
I wouldn't panic just yet. Can't recall reading...

I wouldn't panic just yet. Can't recall reading that legitimate repair places have had any trouble getting parts. (Has anyone?) Aside from the plasma panel itself of course. New parts are more...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2016, 09:21 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Kind of funny there's some kind of...

Kind of funny there's some kind of networking-related firmware update, after all this time. I was thinking the other day, for some reason I can't recall precisely, but probably having to do with I'm...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-26-2016, 11:02 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Go back a page or two to June 15th or so.

Go back a page or two to June 15th or so.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2016, 10:07 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Was this using the long cables? If so, that...

Was this using the long cables? If so, that could (help) rule out those cables too.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-12-2016, 12:07 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Quite likely a board, given my limited experience...

Quite likely a board, given my limited experience with them. My zt60 had a lot of purplish noise that appeared on the screen after the set had been on for a while, kind of like image retention. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2016, 09:56 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Try re-seating your hdmi cables. I had an...

Try re-seating your hdmi cables.

I had an hdmi cable go slightly loose which resulted in similar symptoms. (Probably did it myself, but maybe not.)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-07-2016, 12:00 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
This can easily be installed externally also...

This can easily be installed externally also (which is how I have it on both machines). But I do have instructions (my recollection is it's fairly straightforward, but I've not done it myself). ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-05-2016, 10:03 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Actually the early POTC blu-rays are LPCM 5.1 so...

Actually the early POTC blu-rays are LPCM 5.1 so quite lossless. (48kHz, 24-bit; the DD is only 640 kbps)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-05-2016, 09:52 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Check ebay via Oppo bdp-103 105 USB Region...

Check ebay via Oppo bdp-103 105 USB Region Hardware Kit for the one I suggest. (Save your money, it works fine.)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-14-2016, 09:55 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Back when I got my fan fix parts I ordered them...

Back when I got my fan fix parts I ordered them directly from panasonic. When I was looking for the SC board, I couldn't seem to find a direct panasonic option, but probably didn't try hard enough. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2016, 08:25 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
I suspect I might get to it in about a week. ...

I suspect I might get to it in about a week. Damn the torpedoes... :p
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2016, 09:42 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
There was no specific info in the manual about...

There was no specific info in the manual about whether they were part of what was globally "Save"-d, which makes me think there's a chance they might not be. So the plan is to at least look at old...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2016, 05:57 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
It's been ages since I ran Audyssey on my...

It's been ages since I ran Audyssey on my 5805mk2, but I've been pretty happy with the results, so haven't wanted to risk a bad re-calibration (before it was modified to become a mk2, it came out...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-24-2016, 01:53 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Given the slowly accruing video issues I had with...

Given the slowly accruing video issues I had with this set pretty much out of the box, and the video issues that grew with its predecessor until all of a sudden it went from tolerable to really bad...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2016, 12:27 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Still no purple haze, so that's pretty much a...

Still no purple haze, so that's pretty much a done deal, definitely would have shown up if it was going to. Nice and stable, no flickering or noise-filled IR-y purple-y colors any more.

I just...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-20-2016, 04:13 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
This morning and some of the afternoon I went...

This morning and some of the afternoon I went ahead and took care of some long outstanding issues with my 65zt60.

Ever since I got the set, fairly early anyway while I was in the very early...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2016, 11:36 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Theoretically I should be receiving email...

Theoretically I should be receiving email notifications of activity on this thread again now, no thanks to yahoo, so off they go to hotmail hopefully instead. Will somebody post something here...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2016, 01:11 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Dunno about the red light, I put black tape over...

Dunno about the red light, I put black tape over it the day I got it. (Guess I'll be SOL trying to diagnose if it ever starts to blink.)

And yes the Studio Master Panel screen on my set does the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-03-2016, 10:27 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Still awaiting confirmation before bothering with...

Still awaiting confirmation before bothering with a new board. Guess we lost him. (But yeah, I figured it might be fairly straightforward.)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-03-2016, 10:24 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Regarding my Roku 3 input into the backside HDMI...

Regarding my Roku 3 input into the backside HDMI input of the 103, I had better luck with it tonight (again just playing with a few things here and there). Seems as long as I don't do much switching...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-02-2016, 01:18 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
I guess retirement has its privileges, leaves me...

I guess retirement has its privileges, leaves me with lots of time to every once in a while remember to wonder whether changing the SC board in my set would maybe get rid of its purple haze, or not...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-02-2016, 01:08 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Yesterday I briefly had my Roku 3 connected to...

Yesterday I briefly had my Roku 3 connected to the HDMI input of my Oppo 103 as a means to potentially restore Dolby Digital audio while streaming via the Roku. DD seems to have been a casualty of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-26-2016, 10:28 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
So what did we see?

So what did we see?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-23-2016, 10:10 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Waiting to read whether it made any difference,...

Waiting to read whether it made any difference, but yeah if it works I'm game.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2016, 09:22 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Fingers crossed...

Fingers crossed...
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