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Forum: Soundbars   02-27-2017, 06:43 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
vizio soundbar generational interoperability?

I have an SB4051-C0, a 5.1 system. nice. alas, it is the previous version that does not have the chromecasting built in. on ebay, I see a couple of soundbar main units listed for under $100. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-10-2016, 09:21 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
I started a thread on the "remote control" forum...

I started a thread on the "remote control" forum about the vizio smartcast, because it does not pertain to any one TV or audio device:
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Forum: Remote Control Area   10-10-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By ivo welch
Vizio Smartcast

I was not sure where to start a discussion about vizio's chromecast/smartcast, as it pertains to many devices. so, here may be as good as any. I have a P-series TV for now.

* I occasionally get...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2016, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
actually, this did little, as did the black...

actually, this did little, as did the black detail (what is that supposed to do??)

however, I had "automatic brightness control" set to off. (this is not local dimming of course, which was always...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2016, 09:12 AM
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Posted By ivo welch
I was not trying to assign blame. I was...

I was not trying to assign blame. I was describing my end user experience.

on 1, amazon was on earlier vizio TVs. if vizio could keep its old app in there, too, it would solve the problem, at...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2016, 08:49 AM
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Posted By ivo welch
I just got my P50-C1. nice picture. but first...

I just got my P50-C1. nice picture. but first observations:

[1] as just pointed out, no amazon prime :-( . really bad, because this is 1/4 of what I am/was watching. I guess I need to buy an...
Forum: OLED Technology Great Found Deals!   09-29-2016, 11:00 AM
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Posted By ivo welch
so I was curious to see how these...

so I was curious to see how these lowest-google-price vendors work. I placed an order with east coast tvs for a 55B6P. sure enough, I get a call back. they really will service only orders that (a)...
Forum: OLED Technology Great Found Deals!   08-25-2016, 01:16 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
threads are rather selective. it's not even...

threads are rather selective. it's not even clear whether the variance is in the sets or the buyers. I wonder whether cleveland or other dealers that sell many sets have an impression in this...
Forum: OLED Technology Great Found Deals!   08-24-2016, 06:26 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
hmmm... typing lg55eg9600 into google yields...

hmmm... typing lg55eg9600 into google yields quotes from places like TV Superstores, Ebay USA, AVWonderland, and a few others. they are about the same price that DELL has during its irregular sales....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-15-2016, 07:47 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
amazon prime video, hdcp 2.2 for 1080p (vizio 2015 m series,)

at the moment, I still own a 2015 M series video.

I know some of the HDMI inputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant.

but is the built-in amazon prime video in the interface HDCP compliant and thus enabled?...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-29-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By ivo welch
LG OLED 55" 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 as Macbook Pro Monitor?

Has anyone succeeded in using 4K LG 55" as an external computer monitor for a Macbook Pro (I have mid 2014 model, Retina) at 60Hz in full native res? Right now, it is driving a DELL 2715 at the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-28-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By ivo welch
they were not for full series, just rough numbers...

they were not for full series, just rough numbers from recent sale prices. yes, LG OLEDs are only 55" and 65" I did not want to compare price to the P Series 55", because it is the somewhat...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-28-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,264
Posted By ivo welch
has dell given up on this monitor? any other...

has dell given up on this monitor? any other oled monitors on the horizon?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-26-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By ivo welch
I take it that this means that the two are...

I take it that this means that the two are roughly equivalent, though different in strengths and weaknesses.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-24-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By ivo welch
2015 LG OLED vs. 2016 Vizio P

in mid-2016, they have similar prices. roughly, think $1k/$1.5K/$2K for 50/55/60 inches.

there are lots of differences. I am guessing that Vizio is better at gradual dark contrast and LG is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-16-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By ivo welch
mea culpa. I have the M series, too. I will...

mea culpa. I have the M series, too. I will correct my first post. I meant the M series was pretty darn good.

rlindo---my "review" was purely subjective. I am *not* an expert. would you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-15-2015, 02:56 PM
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Views: 198
Posted By ivo welch
good 2015 TVs: strengths and weaknesses

I want to share some perspective. I am older, so I have owned generations of video devices, from RPTV, to FPTV, to Plasma, to LEDs. I now have a 2015 Vizio E series TV. [correction---I have the M...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By ivo welch
Get the 50 inch one. I heard the 49 is an IPS...

Get the 50 inch one. I heard the 49 is an IPS panel and the 50 is VA.

Katzmaier on cnet:



interestingly, the 49" TV has the B colors. I am thinking that maybe this mixed up the 49" and 43"...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2015, 10:14 PM
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Posted By ivo welch
the m43-c1 and m50-c1 web pages seem to have two...

the m43-c1 and m50-c1 web pages seem to have two differences. first, there are 28 LED zones in the former but 32 in the latter. it's a smaller TV, so no big deal. there is a second difference,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-18-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By ivo welch
2015 iMac (Retina or Non-Retina) for Movies?

has anyone seen a good review of iMac's as movie watching devices?

Let's say I have a choice of how close to sit, so picture size is not as dominant a determinant as it otherwise is. how does...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   08-16-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By ivo welch
Fanless HTIB with BluRay?

for a nice S/N ratio, it would be nice if I couldn't hear the fan. Sony's HTIB have loud fans. (they are also buggy.) anyone know of better silent alternatives?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-15-2015, 01:18 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By ivo welch
Tough TV Mount (High Ceiling or Hospital-Bed Type)

I have a strange dilemma. A gazillion TV mounts, but nothing that seems to fit my needs.

I want to purchase a 50-60" TV. nowadays, they are 30-40lbs. I want to sit very close, say 3-5' away,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,038
Posted By ivo welch
I am looking at the Vizio site, and I am a little...

I am looking at the Vizio site, and I am a little confused. they have a 49" and a 50" version. huh?? I understand stepping 5", but 1" ?? is there any difference here? (I would need a smaller TV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By ivo welch
I did find one that goes 40" :...

I did find one that goes 40" : http://www.wallmountworld.com/TV-bracket-with-40-inch-extension-p/wmw-dualstud40.htm . investigating....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-12-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By ivo welch
Longest Articulating Wall Mount for 55"

I am thinking of moving from a projector setup to a TV setup. alas, it would have to be able to be attached to a sidewall, so it can swing up over the chair. I like it to cover a big part of my...
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