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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ FWIW, I've never seen or had any issues at...

^^^^ FWIW, I've never seen or had any issues at all with 5.1,5.2 and we are about 50 miles south of the towers. In fact, the only station we've had problems with in the last few months has been 11.1,...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
Those are confusing marketing terms which is done...

Those are confusing marketing terms which is done on purpose. "Atmos ready" could almost mean anything. Is it the speaker addition ability, or is it a firmware upgrade, or is it ready when Blu-ray...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-03-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would go with the Onkyo HTS7700. The 5800...

I would go with the Onkyo HTS7700. The 5800 seems to have similar specs other than it is 5.1 only. I would download the full spec sheets for both and compare line by line. The 7700 does offer you...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
The speakers are what one would expect but the...

The speakers are what one would expect but the receiver seems very capable with HDMI 2.0 (doesn't list the supported protocols though) and HDCP 2.2 for future use. The speaker connectors look like...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-03-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
7.1 is only truly effective if you can place...

7.1 is only truly effective if you can place speakers behind the sitting area. So if you've got the space, or plan on having it in the future, I'd get a 7.1 capable system. You don't have to use the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would ask that question in the LCD Forum that...

I would ask that question in the LCD Forum that is specific to your model of tv. You'll get better help there than here.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By Otto Pylot
San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay Area.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By Otto Pylot
Maybe on sat but certainly not on OTA.

Maybe on sat but certainly not on OTA.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-02-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By Otto Pylot
50m? That's about 150'. Passive High Speed HDMI...

50m? That's about 150'. Passive High Speed HDMI currently is only certifiable for up to 25'. After that, it's recommended to use a thicker gauge wire or an active cable such as a Redmere. Even then,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   06-30-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Otto Pylot
I don't have 4k. I'm not an early adopter. Too...

I don't have 4k. I'm not an early adopter. Too many issues yet to be worked out for my liking. If your run is under 25' then a certified passive high speed hdmi cable from a reputable mfr should work...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   06-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Otto Pylot
Good. I use 6' and 10' Redemere cables only...

Good. I use 6' and 10' Redemere cables only because of the fexibility of the cable and the no strain on the input ends. Definitely an overkill for my length but they work just fine.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   06-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Otto Pylot
How long is your run? Do you really need to use...

How long is your run? Do you really need to use Redmere technology?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   06-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Otto Pylot
Was the Redmere cable a direct device to tv...

Was the Redmere cable a direct device to tv connection? In other words, no switches involved.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 223,101
Posted By Otto Pylot
LG and Samsung make their own panels as far as tv...

LG and Samsung make their own panels as far as tv mfrs go. No panel is ideal so you need to decide what you can live with. For example, LG builds and uses S-IPS panels in some of their tv's. Samsung...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 223,101
Posted By Otto Pylot
Basically if you can look up the exact model...

Basically if you can look up the exact model number and find it on the Samsung site then it's not a dealer specific model. Keep in mind that just because you get an S-PVA panel, that doesn't mean...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-28-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's a little unclear to me but did the Firetv...

It's a little unclear to me but did the Firetv work with other devices via HDMI, or is it only the tv that it doesn't work on? I could be an HDCP issue with the 6 year old tv.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ That is very true. We get a little more...

^^^^^ That is very true. We get a little more back reflective light because the tv panel is about 11" (I just measured it) away from the wall so there's a bit more light dispersal. The bias lighting...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Otto Pylot
Personal experience (brother-in-law) and the...

Personal experience (brother-in-law) and the numerous posts here and elsewhere have lead me to believe that one is better finding a professional calibrator and not a store employee who is in and out...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Otto Pylot
Congrats on your decisions! As a side note, do...

Congrats on your decisions! As a side note, do not let BB talk you into a calibration because they do not have a good rep on providing quality calibrations.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yep. I should have been a little more specific...

Yep. I should have been a little more specific but I've sort of hijacked this thread (sorry about that) and didn't want to get anymore off-topic. I've found if you can find a bulb, LED or CFL with a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Otto Pylot
Disable CEC and see if that makes a difference.

Disable CEC and see if that makes a difference.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Otto Pylot
As I said in my response above, most prefer a...

As I said in my response above, most prefer a neutral color as opposed to a darker color but it's what feels and looks best to you. If you hang your tv on the wall, there are quite a few LED light...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Otto Pylot
As I said, the "purists" will tell you neutral...

As I said, the "purists" will tell you neutral and D65. Personally, I think it's what ever looks best to you and feels comfortable. Our walls are neutral (Navajo White) with 3500k LED light directly...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12,796
Views: 1,047,419
Posted By Otto Pylot
Interesting. I'm usually the one who complains...

Interesting. I'm usually the one who complains about 11.1 and I haven't seen any issues for quite some time. We don't watch 4.1 that much but I haven't seen any "KNTV-like" issues with it either.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-26-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Otto Pylot
The purists will tell you that proper bias...

The purists will tell you that proper bias lighting is best when the surrounding walls are a neutral color and the light temp, behind the panel, is as close to D65 as possible.
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