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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-18-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By rakstr
Perhaps I should have posted this here instead. ...

Perhaps I should have posted this here instead. Sorry for the cross post.
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-18-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10,366
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Posted By rakstr
And I was on the phone with Costco Concierge and...

And I was on the phone with Costco Concierge and Vizio yesterday as a follow up to the call I had a couple weeks ago where they promised to contact engineering to ask


Are there in fact only...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-13-2015, 12:36 PM
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Posted By rakstr
I was just providing examples ro show the cost...

I was just providing examples ro show the cost was not that high, didn't mean them to be recommendations.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-13-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By rakstr
I have (still have in the "old equipment box")...

I have (still have in the "old equipment box") one of these Toshibas. You can probably still find the info but they ran HOT HOT HOT. I actually burned my fingers on mine before I started to keep a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-12-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 455
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Posted By rakstr
I'm not saying it ain't so but I went through at...

I'm not saying it ain't so but I went through at least 6 sessions of that same speech when I was waiting for the WiFi remote fix (1.09?????) . The same checks for ID, ... the same same same.

I'm...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-10-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By rakstr
Which TV and how did you get a replacement TV...

Which TV and how did you get a replacement TV instead of a replacement board?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-09-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 18,415
Posted By rakstr
Some suspect the 1.6 firmware may have caused...

Some suspect the 1.6 firmware may have caused some voltage issues on some boards (plausible in my opinion) which caused some physical damage. Do they send "sufficient" people to deal with a wall...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-06-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By rakstr
Sams and Costco give you an extra year warranty...

Sams and Costco give you an extra year warranty so if purchased at one of those retailers you're still covered. MANY credit cards also give you extended warranty on major purchases. Make sure you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 11:14 AM
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Views: 246,343
Posted By rakstr
OK, you're probably right, but it has for me.... ...

OK, you're probably right, but it has for me.... It's a free call.......
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-06-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 18,415
Posted By rakstr
They will differ, even on a new set the order of...

They will differ, even on a new set the order of some of the "fields" in the S/N will be different from the box to the OSD. If you get a refurb, there will be a difference from the tag and the box...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-05-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By rakstr
They offered to replace the board on my 70 a...

They offered to replace the board on my 70 a month or two ago and I was just too busy. Plus, I wanted to wait and hear some of the "stories" here. There were 3 of us to hang my 70 were it currently...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,921
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Posted By rakstr
OK, a call is free and unless you ask, you'll...

OK, a call is free and unless you ask, you'll never know if it's something they know about and are treating out of warranty. I mistook your request for assistance.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 08:50 AM
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Views: 246,343
Posted By rakstr
Did you call Yamaha support first??? I just...

Did you call Yamaha support first??? I just worked with them again yesterday and they were awesome. It was about rolling back firmware updates.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:13 PM
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Posted By rakstr
Ummmmm, do you have a scroll wheel or down arrow?

Ummmmm, do you have a scroll wheel or down arrow?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 02:55 PM
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Posted By rakstr
http://usa.yamaha.com/support/contact/audio_visual...

http://usa.yamaha.com/support/contact/audio_visual/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 246,343
Posted By rakstr
I'd at least try a factory reset and upgrade the...

I'd at least try a factory reset and upgrade the firmware. I'd also try some other speakers if you have them.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-27-2015, 06:57 PM
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Views: 825,351
Posted By rakstr
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Channel-Master-Deep-Fri...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Channel-Master-Deep-Fringe-Advantage-100-Mile-Range-Outdoor-Antenna-CM-3020/203763044
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,921
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Posted By rakstr
I wouldn't say you know it's not a cable. The...

I wouldn't say you know it's not a cable. The first cable I'd suspect would be on the output to the TV OR what's plugged in at the other end. Also, not knowing if all the inputs are truly...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10,366
Views: 1,288,805
Posted By rakstr
Only within 90 days! Remember, that the penance...

Only within 90 days! Remember, that the penance from abuse 5 or 6 years ago :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10,366
Views: 1,288,805
Posted By rakstr
FW can cause application of the wrong voltage to...

FW can cause application of the wrong voltage to the wrong place and given they probably use multiple suppliers with differing levels of QA and tolerances, it is plausible that only some MBs were...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10,366
Views: 1,288,805
Posted By rakstr
Like I said, don't shoot the messenger :)

Like I said, don't shoot the messenger :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10,366
Views: 1,288,805
Posted By rakstr
I made the call to Vizio Monday just to get my...

I made the call to Vizio Monday just to get my serial numbers and problem recorded. Got the MoBo replacement offer. Asked if they knew of a fix in the works and got the standard, we don't.
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10,366
Views: 1,288,805
Posted By rakstr
I'm going to guess that they've stop pushing out...

I'm going to guess that they've stop pushing out anything beyond 1.34.

My 65" was not connected to teh net during all the updates when my 40, 47, and 70 all got the "latest and greatest". I left...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-27-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 2,883,430
Posted By rakstr
I'd bet if you bought the disc and a 6 pack, you...

I'd bet if you bought the disc and a 6 pack, you could find a friend/neighbor/co-worker who could burn it for you :)
Forum: Display Calibration   01-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 95,068
Posted By rakstr
DISCLAIMER - Don't have this set but after seeing...

DISCLAIMER - Don't have this set but after seeing the way this firmware seems to work ........

Do you have all your allowable custom picture settings "filled"? If so, perhaps the rename is...
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