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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 01:40 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
I've been reading early 00s magazines recently...

I've been reading early 00s magazines recently and yup. But mostly projectors were the way to reach those prices before the early widescreen sets appeared.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Pretty much all of the above, plus also I don't...

Pretty much all of the above, plus also I don't replace TVs unless they've gone out of wack (and may or may not be worth the cost or bother to repair, if it's even possible to repair them at that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Let us know how it turns out. Good luck.

Let us know how it turns out. Good luck.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Digital is digital. Picture you are seeing...

Digital is digital. Picture you are seeing should be the same if your settings have not changed.

My 12 feet HDMI cables were probably about $15 or $20 apiece, they replaced much pricier ones...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Too lazy to get up and do what all to verify, but...

Too lazy to get up and do what all to verify, but the X button on the remote also works to turn the display back on after you've turned it off that way.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-09-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
A long extension cord might prove useful...

A long extension cord might prove useful...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-09-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
katzman, I notice the FAQ in the Owner's Manual,...

katzman, I notice the FAQ in the Owner's Manual, one of the five FAQs is "Why is the screen blank and the power indicator blinking?" and answers with "The TV has gone into shutdown mode to protect...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-09-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Is this really true? I thought Oppo did not (or...

Is this really true? I thought Oppo did not (or could not) provide a fix for some of the misbehaving Dolby TrueHD tracks, e.g., Total Recall from a few years back. I recall they may have fixed...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-01-2015, 01:12 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
May be, but bear in mind that (at least in the...

May be, but bear in mind that (at least in the US) there is Cinema (which apparently can be adjusted every which way but loose) and then there is THX Cinema, which is much more locked down. Maybe...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 03:41 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
You're probably right. Didn't quite sink in...

You're probably right. Didn't quite sink in that's what he was getting at. Like I said initially, turn off all that junk.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Not sure what you mean, but just switching modes...

Not sure what you mean, but just switching modes doesn't disable some of the other stuff that can have a significant impact on picture quality. Maybe your bunny stepped on the aspect ratio button...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-20-2015, 10:40 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
What picture mode is it in? Switch to THX...

What picture mode is it in? Switch to THX Cinema, turn off the usual suspects, and make sure aspect ratio is set to Full. After that maybe fixes things up, change it around to what you have it set...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-16-2015, 08:43 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
I left off my obligatory IR addendum that I had...

I left off my obligatory IR addendum that I had typed out, but I hear you on that one. I even gave it a proper name the other day: Purple Haze. My semi-constant companion, thankfully most content...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-16-2015, 05:37 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Separation: I dunno, I don't even look at the...

Separation: I dunno, I don't even look at the sides of my tv. Even if I had it I would never notice.

Buzz: If you're not plugged directly into the wall, try that instead. Try turning down the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2015, 01:03 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Probably, but it would likely be a lot cheaper to...

Probably, but it would likely be a lot cheaper to try a different blu ray player first. If it didn't make a difference, then you could just return it and go from there. Since you have a decent...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Looks pretty odd. But could be any number of...

Looks pretty odd. But could be any number of things, as others have suggested. Try using THX Cinema mode, with its default settings, and turn off all the extra processing. Try hooking up ps4...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
What is the source of that? dvd, blu-ray,...

What is the source of that? dvd, blu-ray, something else?

How close do you sit to your screen?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-07-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
And also on pretty much any other standalone...

And also on pretty much any other standalone blu-ray player.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
He means don't put tape over where the vent holes...

He means don't put tape over where the vent holes are, stick to the perimiter of the pads. And it does seem like you say with the air flow... at this point I just have some of the corners taped...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-22-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Panasonic won't do anything. I was...

Panasonic won't do anything.

I was watching a bit of TCM the other day and at the end of the movie they showed a preview of Annie Hall. The way they show their previews now is they have a light...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-19-2015, 04:15 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Okey doke. So really for you it's just a matter...

Okey doke. So really for you it's just a matter of keeping your recordings. Not so big a deal for me in the grand scheme of things... Shiny discs are my preference for that. A single DVR is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-18-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
And you don't lose all of your recordings if the...

And you don't lose all of your recordings if the 24 dies? News to me, I thought the dvr recordings could only be used with the specific hardware they were recorded with.

Regardless, I was...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-17-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Well, fwiw, I did just give the Genie a whirl (a...

Well, fwiw, I did just give the Genie a whirl (a week or two ago I swapped out my HD24 + HR24s), and a whole lot better for me. HR24 had dolby digital audio dropouts and a noisy (whirring, not...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-14-2015, 10:06 AM
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Posted By fmalczewski
The fix is to not look at the tv from the side. ...

The fix is to not look at the tv from the side. ;)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2015, 05:26 PM
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Posted By fmalczewski
Having just the other day swapped out hd-dvrs, it...

Having just the other day swapped out hd-dvrs, it became painfully obvious just how much noise the old one had produced. It was certainly annoying, the spinning disk being the main, probably the...
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