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Forum: Display Calibration   10-19-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the D65 link.

Thanks for the D65 link.
Forum: Display Calibration   10-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Posted By Mike99
I don't know. You could give it a try though.

I don't know. You could give it a try though.
Forum: Display Calibration   10-18-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Posted By Mike99
Take a look at this thread. ...

Take a look at this thread.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-display-calibration/948496-avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration.html

Download & burn an AVCHD disc. There is a test pattern showing min...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-15-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 16,421
Posted By Mike99
To help reduce or eliminate glare we've been...

To help reduce or eliminate glare we've been watching some TV when the sun starts going down yet before it gets totally dark. Roughly between about 5:00pm & 7:00pm. I can keep all the inside lights...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Mike99
Short version - one channel has been having a...

Short version - one channel has been having a weak signal. Most of the other channels give me 6 green bars on WMC. My Dish DVR also has an OTA tuner & quite a few channels show 100% signal strength &...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Mike99
If I may ask, what make & model amp are you...

If I may ask, what make & model amp are you using?
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-13-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 17,136
Posted By Mike99
I'm in Central Daylight time & Haven shows at...

I'm in Central Daylight time & Haven shows at 6:00 pm. At first I thought it was cancelled because it did not show up in my paper guide which starts prime time listings at 7:00 pm. Of course my DVR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mike99
The Cree bulbs that I bought have a lot longer...

The Cree bulbs that I bought have a lot longer warranty than the Philips.

How do the Cree or the new Philips without the yellow filter (or phosphor as per the linked article) get a somewhat white...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mike99
I have a couple of the Cree & couple of the early...

I have a couple of the Cree & couple of the early yellow Philips LED bulbs. The Philips have a very slight split-second delay when turned on which I did not notice at first. Put 2 table lamps on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mike99
Here's what's inside the early yellow Philips LED...

Here's what's inside the early yellow Philips LED bulbs. It says blue LEDs.
http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/readerschoice/4311242/Remote-Phosphors-Philips-LED-bulb-Tear-down-Part-II

Here's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mike99
I cut a small piece from a black plastic garbage...

I cut a small piece from a black plastic garbage bag & stuck it over an offending blue LED. A little bit of moisture or static holds it in place, or a bit of tape. You can double up if needed in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12,174
Views: 1,271,222
Posted By Mike99
I use WMC & temporarily lost 32 on Thursday...

I use WMC & temporarily lost 32 on Thursday night. I just happened to have WMC on & got a message that a program could not be recorded due to no signal on 32. I was trying to record Gracepoint at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12,174
Views: 1,271,222
Posted By Mike99
You're using 3 amplifiers? I would have thought...

You're using 3 amplifiers? I would have thought the amp noise would add up & really ruin the signal-to-noise ratio. These must be really low noise amps. Do you happen to have a model number?
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Mike99
The problem channel was always one of my weaker...

The problem channel was always one of my weaker ones but always worked until several months ago. But now the SS (or whatever the tuner is measuring) frequently drops into the 60s & then sometime to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Mike99
GE 24792 Attic Antenna review

I’ve been playing around with a GE 24792 Attic antenna which is a UHF/VHF Hi Band antenna in an effort I improve reception.
http://www.amazon.com/GE-24792-Compact-Attic-Antenna/dp/B00EAY2NCA

I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,230
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the comment about the GC product. The...

Thanks for the comment about the GC product. The last time I used the Panny I did wet the disc hub however it would be nice not to have to do that. I wonder if you can buy the rubber spindle piece &...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12,174
Views: 1,271,222
Posted By Mike99
I see you're in Darien & so am I. I've been...

I see you're in Darien & so am I. I've been having problems with WYCC since spring/early summer & blame it on the tree in front for getting bigger every year. At least that's what I'm speculating is...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-10-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,230
Posted By Mike99
I have to clean the spindle on my Panny again...

I have to clean the spindle on my Panny again because it was not recognizing a couple DVD-RAM discs until I wet the hub of the disc.

I figured may as well check out Armor All & looked on their...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the link. Also I have previously read...

Thanks for the link. Also I have previously read a lot of your postings.

I frequently think about getting some equipment. But then I read forum threads where folks ask for recommendations....
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Mike99
I did adjust the drive & bias but used 20 & 80...

I did adjust the drive & bias but used 20 & 80 IRE. I did this using test patterns in an effort to make skin tones look better. Sometimes a face had orangish & greenish areas in different areas but...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Mike99
You are 100% correct. None of my friends...

You are 100% correct.

None of my friends have any interest in adjusting their TVs & they like the way the picture looks as it came out of the box. They might have adjusted brightness or contrast...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Mike99
Black crush & lack of shadow detail probably...

Black crush & lack of shadow detail probably bother me the most. Next would be washed out colors.
Forum: Display Calibration   09-06-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Mike99
OK, but what would you typically do in the 10...

OK, but what would you typically do in the 10 point to increase shadow detail? IOW should I start with increasing RGB for level 1 or 2, for example? Or would that be overdriving something?
Forum: Display Calibration   09-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Mike99
Increase gamma or contrast for better shadow detail?

I’ve adjusted my Samsung LED/LCD by looking at test patterns on an AVS HD 709 disc. I’ve tweaked the RGB drive & bias settings a bit but have not played with the 10 point white balance settings.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 23,875
Posted By Mike99
Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) is always listed as a...

Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) is always listed as a Guest Star at the beginning of the program which makes me wonder how long he'll be around.
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