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Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 187,798
Posted By Mark Booth
I haven't read past your post yet, but I'll be...

I haven't read past your post yet, but I'll be surprised if I don't find some Oppo 203 owners disagreeing with that video. :)

Mark
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 753,701
Posted By Mark Booth
I installed a Pioner SC-LX801 last week. So far,...

I installed a Pioner SC-LX801 last week. So far, I'm very happy. But there seems to be on thing missing that I really liked about my Pioneer VSX-94TXH. Namely, an MCACC toggle button to switch...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-06-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 187,798
Posted By Mark Booth
Later today, I will be connecting a new UB900 to...

Later today, I will be connecting a new UB900 to my Vizio M75-C1 4K TV and new Pioneer SC-LX801 receiver. My original plan was to connect the UB900's main HDMI output to the receiver and then the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-04-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19,544
Views: 2,400,887
Posted By Mark Booth
My Panasonic DMP-BDT110 Blu-ray player is giving...

My Panasonic DMP-BDT110 Blu-ray player is giving up the ghost. Sometimes I have to reload a Blu-ray 4-5 times before it actually loads (regular error: "Can't read the disc"). It's happened with...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 187,798
Posted By Mark Booth
Thank you! So, middle of the scale is probably...

Thank you! So, middle of the scale is probably around 500 nits. The default I'd probably have to drop it down by one click to get 400 nits (assuming that's the brightness in my selected mode).
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-16-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 187,798
Posted By Mark Booth
I have a non HDR 4K TV, a Vizio M75-C1. I...

I have a non HDR 4K TV, a Vizio M75-C1. I purchased it in September 2015 because our old HD set gave up the ghost. It was still a bit early for HDR and what few sets were available then were...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 40,425
Posted By Mark Booth
Is anyone here using any of the current 4K...

Is anyone here using any of the current 4K Blu-ray players with a 4K TV that does NOT have HDR capability?

I have a Vizio M75-C1 that I purchased new in September 2015. I knew when I bought it...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   10-16-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 102,118
Posted By Mark Booth
Wow, wow, wow! Used the Gold Medal Lil' Maxx for...

Wow, wow, wow! Used the Gold Medal Lil' Maxx for seven 8-oz batches last night. It is amazing how much better it does at popping corn compared to the Great Northern machine it replaced! Wow!

1)...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   10-14-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Mark Booth
Looks to me like you didn't clean the kettle...

Looks to me like you didn't clean the kettle between uses (as you are supposed to do) and a layer of black burnt-on oil and residue got built up inside the kettle. Then, subsequently the burnt-on...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   10-13-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 102,118
Posted By Mark Booth
Hooray! The Booth Bijou Garage Theater can make...

Hooray! The Booth Bijou Garage Theater can make fresh popcorn again!!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PrckzVk/0/O/i-PrckzVk.jpg


Mark
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   10-12-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Mark Booth
We have the Salamander Synergy model 236: ...

We have the Salamander Synergy model 236:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xM7q5B9/0/O/i-xM7q5B9.jpg


When we ordered it, we added the optional extended back on one side. Without the...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   10-04-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 102,118
Posted By Mark Booth
I finally pulled the trigger on a Gold Medal Lil'...

I finally pulled the trigger on a Gold Medal Lil' Maxx popcorn machine. It's scheduled to be delivered next week. I ordered it from a Gold Medal Medallion dealer, which boosts the factory warranty...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-19-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,139
Posted By Mark Booth
Those that signed up (for what is now Sling Blue)...

Those that signed up (for what is now Sling Blue) while it was in Beta for $20/mo get to keep that price for the foreseeable future. I'm glad I switched.

Mark
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-18-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 102,118
Posted By Mark Booth
Update 4.... My Great Northern 12 oz popper is...

Update 4.... My Great Northern 12 oz popper is toast! Well, it's repairable, but I'm choosing not to repair it.

On Sunday, while popping the very first batch for a movie night, I was about 10...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-05-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
A side-note update on my HOA situation... ...

A side-note update on my HOA situation... Effective July 1, our HOA has a new management company. I've heard through the grapevine that the change in management company was directly related to the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-23-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By Mark Booth
That is an Antennas Direct DB4e UHF antenna at...

That is an Antennas Direct DB4e UHF antenna at the top and an Antennas Direct Clearstream 5 VHF antenna at the bottom. FWIW, I have a DB4e and it has outperformed the 8-bay Wingard PR8800 UHF...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-23-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
Thank you! It always feels good to fight for...

Thank you! It always feels good to fight for what you know is right and come away with a 3rd party decision in your favor! This feels a little similar to the small claims court victories I've...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-23-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
I received a telephone call from the FCC this...

I received a telephone call from the FCC this morning. The representative informed me that they have reviewed my submitted documents and it is their initial assessment that my TV antennas install...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-28-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
Thanks! Unfortunately, the "drama" of this...

Thanks! Unfortunately, the "drama" of this situation didn't end with the Board's letter of retraction. But the politics that are going on (a bunch of CYA) are a different issue than the issue at...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-27-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
I received a text message from our HOA Board...

I received a text message from our HOA Board President last night, telling me there was a letter at my front door. The handwritten letter offered an apology for the frustration the take-down demand...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
A question for those that have taken the...

A question for those that have taken the Declaratory Ruling route in the past...

How long did the process take? 1 month? 2?

Mark
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
Based on what I heard today, I expect our HOA to...

Based on what I heard today, I expect our HOA to "approve" our antennas this week. But I still can't seem to get anyone to understand that I am NOT seeking their approval. I don't need their...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-26-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,403
Views: 279,630
Posted By Mark Booth
My JVC HD-70FH96's light engine finally bit the...

My JVC HD-70FH96's light engine finally bit the dust in September 2015. I got 9 years 6 months of service out of it. I'm not complaining about that!

I replaced it with a 75" Vizio 4K display. I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
Thanks! I chose the DB4e because my research...

Thanks!

I chose the DB4e because my research indicated it had a wider azimuth (wider horizontal beam width) than most 8-bowtie antennas. My sources for UHF signals are spread fairly far apart...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-25-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Booth
My Petition for Declaratory Ruling from the FCC...

My Petition for Declaratory Ruling from the FCC is completed and ready to be mailed. Copies will go out to the FCC and my HOA's management company tomorrow via certified mail. I'm sure it will take a...
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