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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 01:44 PM
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Posted By rakstr
If you have a Fry's near you and you can be...

If you have a Fry's near you and you can be patient, you can get a really good deal on receivers when they do their "name brand XXX" in the Friday ad. You'll have to go to the store to find out what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 01:24 PM
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Views: 252,532
Posted By rakstr
Ah yes, you need the ending slash. I knew there...

Ah yes, you need the ending slash. I knew there was a "trick" involved. THX
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 12:58 PM
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Posted By rakstr
I just went to update the firmware on my 1020 and...

I just went to update the firmware on my 1020 and I can't find the web client link I had stored on my PC post W10 upgrade. Beside the "basic" web server access by just typing in the IP address of...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-07-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
If that's the way you rationalize your actions. ...

If that's the way you rationalize your actions. Prime example of the problems we face today in our Country.

Who is paying for the loss in value of that set you returned? You? NO.

I as a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-07-2015, 10:49 AM
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Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
But you are looking for a free upgrade because...

But you are looking for a free upgrade because your used set can no longer be sold as new. Someone is paying for that.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-07-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
My opinion is that if there is nothing wrong with...

My opinion is that if there is nothing wrong with the set you have, you keep it. I don't know who you purchased it from but I know first hand that the abuse that occurred a few years ago at...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-07-2015, 06:50 AM
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Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
I've been following this thread for a long time. ...

I've been following this thread for a long time.

I know I've seen a LOT of discussion on downloadable demo content for playback via USB.

I just spent about 30 minutes trying to find such...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-05-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 1,319,750
Posted By rakstr
Typically only one port on the TV and one port on...

Typically only one port on the TV and one port on the receiver are for ARC (see manual). Must be using those two ports. Also, you may have to enable it in the AVR setup (and possibly the TV)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9,133
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Posted By rakstr
So you mentioned basement and that typically...

So you mentioned basement and that typically means losing 6-10 inches on ceiling height. You also mentioned a riser which appears to be under your 14 foot mark (loss of another 6-8 inches??). You...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
No update on my M70.

No update on my M70.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 1,319,750
Posted By rakstr
If you want your TV professionally calibrated you...

If you want your TV professionally calibrated you should probably hire someone to calibrate your set. Otherwise, why not invest in a Disney WOW (or other disk) and begin the process and the learning...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
Seems to me my TW65H80 was well north of $6K...

Seems to me my TW65H80 was well north of $6K around 1996 or 1997
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2015, 09:53 AM
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Views: 46,586
Posted By rakstr
Do a complete factory reset.

Do a complete factory reset.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
They are in stock at some of the Costcos around...

They are in stock at some of the Costcos around DFW
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15,413
Views: 1,650,160
Posted By rakstr
I believe it is caused by the processing for...

I believe it is caused by the processing for these boxes being pushed way over their meager limits. I can't speak directly to the HR44 but I've had opportunity to observe the HR24 across a -100 and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 1,319,750
Posted By rakstr
all 2103, a M70, M65, M47, and M42. Back a...

all 2103, a M70, M65, M47, and M42. Back a couple pages there were some recommend ranges for settings, I didn't use them, did it by my liking for now and after the fact, they are sound...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 1,319,750
Posted By rakstr
On all 4 of mine I did a factory reset, started...

On all 4 of mine I did a factory reset, started with Calibrated Dark, saved to new setting and began from there. Not too bad.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
You'll need to find a thread for your equipment...

You'll need to find a thread for your equipment or hope someone here can help. You want to look for things like pass-thru, scaling, conversion, ........

Sorry, can't help you with the FIOS box...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2015, 07:33 AM
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Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
Don't confuse the content source and the output...

Don't confuse the content source and the output of your FIOS device. If I understand your setup, your FIOS equipment probably can send a 1080P signal and is probably scaling 1080i/720P to 1080P...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
If I understand your settings, you MIGHT be...

If I understand your settings, you MIGHT be scaling some 720P programming multiple times which can decrease quality. Try Native ON and let the DTV receiver send the signal unaltered to the TV.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-20-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
Any Vizio code should work. Pick the latest model...

Any Vizio code should work. Pick the latest model TV in the DB. I've got DTV RC64RB remotes with my DTV receivers and haven't changed the Vizio code for probably 3 generations of sets!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-20-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
So first tell us how you have things connected. ...

So first tell us how you have things connected. Is there an AVR involved?

I have DTV and a Yamaha RXA1020, all connected with HDMI. I have NATIVE ON for the DTV receiver (pass thru) and Video...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-19-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 1,319,750
Posted By rakstr
Did you try to unpair AND reset your remote. I...

Did you try to unpair AND reset your remote. I think the remote reset procedure is
simultaneously press the Forward button and the Enter button for roughly 10-12 seconds. You will know it is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 252,532
Posted By rakstr
Curious if a reset helped. Always enjoy...

Curious if a reset helped. Always enjoy responding and trying to help but I'm one of those guys that likes a reply! Old fart here.....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-18-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 186,112
Posted By rakstr
I think the issue is that Vizio didn't license...

I think the issue is that Vizio didn't license the required codec being used. I'm sure someone will let me know if I'm wrong :)
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