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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 6,732
Posted By RandyWalters
I've done many TV installs in the various towns...

I've done many TV installs in the various towns in So Calif with various providers over the years and i always bring an OTA antenna, and i use familiar local news broadcasts when i adjust the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9,420
Views: 962,131
Posted By RandyWalters
I recently got two of these things for a bedroom...

I recently got two of these things for a bedroom TV and garage TV, and it's pretty crappy. It won't reliably tune some of my local channels, and most of the analog channels (14-99) won't tune...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18,918
Views: 2,142,028
Posted By RandyWalters
I'd rather have Passport Echo back ;) TWC took...

I'd rather have Passport Echo back ;) TWC took it away from my DVR several years ago when they activated Navigator, but a few weeks ago i visited an old friend in Trabuco Canyon and his cable...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By RandyWalters
Sports Car or SUV? Smallish High-Rise Condo...

Sports Car or SUV? Smallish High-Rise Condo with a Great View or Large Comfy home nestled in a Canyon? Petite Fit Blonde or Busty Curvy Brunette? 55" OLED or 65" UHD LCD?


It's almost...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By RandyWalters
If you want a Plasma, you'll need to act fast as...

If you want a Plasma, you'll need to act fast as the two models above are going to be disappearing very soon. Nobody is going to be making Plasmas in 2015.

My vote is for the F8500 series and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By RandyWalters
The 2007 Panasonic PZ700U and 2008 PZ800U and...

The 2007 Panasonic PZ700U and 2008 PZ800U and 2009 GT25 series all had a VGA input and came in 42" and 50" sizes. These are 1080p models, but the VGA input signal on Panasonics is limited to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By RandyWalters
Dithering is normal on Plasma but is usually only...

Dithering is normal on Plasma but is usually only visible when you're abnormally close to the screen, but not visible from normal viewing distances.

How close are you to the screen when you see...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By RandyWalters
Any Plasmas that Panasonic's commercial display...

Any Plasmas that Panasonic's commercial display division has left would be remaining stock. They dismantled their plasma panel factory early this year and sold the building so there's no way for...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By RandyWalters
Panasonic stopped making Plasma TVs in Dec of...

Panasonic stopped making Plasma TVs in Dec of 2013. Samsung and LG are also exiting the Plasma business right about now too. There are still some Samsung F8500 Plasmas left but will surely...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,214
Posted By RandyWalters
Panasonic offered a 4K Plasma a few years ago but...

Panasonic offered a 4K Plasma a few years ago but it was gigantic.

I don't believe for a minute that 4K killed Plasma, it was just a convenient excuse that Panasonic used to mask their utter...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By RandyWalters
Here's a few methods for stripping the companion...

Here's a few methods for stripping the companion files:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-plasma-flat-panel-displays/1461177-official-panasonic-s60-series-discussion-thread-67.html#post23514044
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9,420
Views: 962,131
Posted By RandyWalters
I'm almost positive that Tivo gets it's guide...

I'm almost positive that Tivo gets it's guide data from Tribune Media Services, Inc. which is why it doesn't always perfectly match TWC's lineup.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,420
Views: 962,131
Posted By RandyWalters
I went through a similar thing regarding MAVTV. ...

I went through a similar thing regarding MAVTV. I don't get that channel here in El Segundo - it is (falsely) listed in my Tivo's channel lineup for my town but is not listed in my TWC Channel...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By RandyWalters
I have a similar Digital Transport Adapter i just...

I have a similar Digital Transport Adapter i just connected on a bedroom Plasma TV and was also getting a 4:3 picture. I had to go into the adapters Settings Menu and change the TV type to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By RandyWalters
I can't remember ever seeing a high-end Plasma...

I can't remember ever seeing a high-end Plasma model being on sale on Black Friday - they always seem to be low end models only.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9,420
Views: 962,131
Posted By RandyWalters
The PQ is exactly the same as it was before the...

The PQ is exactly the same as it was before the lineup change, and the file sizes of various cable recordings i have on my two Tivos are the same as they were before as well. I was hoping PQ would...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9,420
Views: 962,131
Posted By RandyWalters
Here in El Segundo, WGN is on 28 and 126 after...

Here in El Segundo, WGN is on 28 and 126 after our lineup changed on 10/09. Before the change it was on 28 and 458.

From what i understand after talking with CableCard support, your...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By RandyWalters
The digital optical audio output will output 5.1...

The digital optical audio output will output 5.1 surround sound when you watching TV through it's built-in tuner.

But it only outputs 2 channel stereo when the watching external sources...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,452
Posted By RandyWalters
I have overheard some seriously misleading...

I have overheard some seriously misleading statements from Best Buy salesmen over the years, but my favorite one was the time an older black couple in their 60's were complaining that the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By RandyWalters
The Screen Wipe doesn't really do anything to...

The Screen Wipe doesn't really do anything to remove visible IR, even if you run it for a few days straight.




If the store has any other Panasonic TV on display (Plasma or even LCD) and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13,031
Views: 930,095
Posted By RandyWalters
I think (but i'm not sure) that the 55" ST60 uses...

I think (but i'm not sure) that the 55" ST60 uses the same components as the 60" and 65" ST60 (there are three part numbers that make up the stand assembly).

As you noted the 50" ST60 stand...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13,031
Views: 930,095
Posted By RandyWalters
Yes A0018 means 18 hours. I think if the main...

Yes A0018 means 18 hours. I think if the main board is replaced, the hours reset to zero so if that's the case, they've put 18 hours on it since the repair. $464 is a good deal for it regardless.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13,031
Views: 930,095
Posted By RandyWalters
Is that a Federal Law? There are a few...

Is that a Federal Law? There are a few individual states that have such a law, but it's apparently not enforced by anybody. I don't believe there is any such Federal Law that covers the whole...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13,031
Views: 930,095
Posted By RandyWalters
Unfortunately there is no such law in the USA. ...

Unfortunately there is no such law in the USA. It's folklore.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 222,815
Posted By RandyWalters
That's a pretty big announcement you made there. ...

That's a pretty big announcement you made there. Exactly who told you they were discontinued? If it was someone at Best Buy, then it's probably not true (they've done this a lot over the...
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