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Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-12-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 314,550
Posted By videobruce
Go to e-bay and do searches for URC remotes....

Go to e-bay and do searches for URC remotes. Specifically the MX-450 and especially the MX900.

Both can be had for a reasonable price (around $50-$80 in good condition). The big differences are...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-11-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By videobruce
But, just think what a great 'space heater' it...

But, just think what a great 'space heater' it is. :rolleyes:
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-11-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 42,344
Posted By videobruce
Finally, someone actually uses SD material in a...

Finally, someone actually uses SD material in a television test. These so called US based reviewers need to realize not everyone wants or has 2160p content available, nor wants or has 1080p material...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-11-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,549
Posted By videobruce
Which is why I stated "not ready for prime time"....

Which is why I stated "not ready for prime time". ;)

As far as the current state of LCD panels, it's apparent that is as good as they are going to get. Great for PC monitors, only fair (at best)...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 341,715
Posted By videobruce
2160p sets have been reported worse for...

2160p sets have been reported worse for upconverted DVD material (480i), which makes sense. ;)
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-08-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12,945
Views: 1,215,370
Posted By videobruce
Didn't we get to the moon in 10? ;)

Didn't we get to the moon in 10? ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
  Amp?
Views: 178
Posted By videobruce
It would also help if the title stated more than...

It would also help if the title stated more than just "Amp".
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 244,368
Posted By videobruce
Worthless release notes as usual. Anyone...

Worthless release notes as usual.

Anyone actually noticed any differences? Has any of those actually 'fixed' anything worthwhile?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-07-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By videobruce
Shouldn't we get through 2016 first?

Shouldn't we get through 2016 first?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-07-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12,945
Views: 1,215,370
Posted By videobruce
How many here realize this thread is approaching...

How many here realize this thread is approaching 10 years old and we still don't have a product without substantial problems and at a reasonable cost? :rolleyes:

According to the 1st post (which...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 244,368
Posted By videobruce
1. What is the latest FW version? 2. In the...

1. What is the latest FW version?

2. In the past few versions, what exactly has been addressed? Just Internet related or has any actual TV related (specifically menu functions and/or PQ issues)?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-31-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 88,736
Posted By videobruce
Oh, I'm around. You have a PM.

Oh, I'm around. You have a PM.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-27-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 18,175
Posted By videobruce
Yes, that half season of Fringe did cover a lot...

Yes, that half season of Fringe did cover a lot of ground, it did 'fill in the holes', BUT, it was rushed and it clearly showed. I wished they stayed in the ame time period instead of jumping into...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-27-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,450
Posted By videobruce
I thought this was canceled since I haven't heard...

I thought this was canceled since I haven't heard anything about it.
How many episodes?
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-26-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 18,175
Posted By videobruce
What is suppose to happen in four more episodes?...

What is suppose to happen in four more episodes? A waste of time AFAIC bringing this back with only six episodes. :rolleyes:

Bring back Fringe. Far better acting, far better script, everyone fit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,746
Views: 490,635
Posted By videobruce
I would strongly consider reading the one & two...

I would strongly consider reading the one & two star reviews over at Amazon and take note of 'trends' with the same problem. The 673 had/has HDMI issues, the 675 had/has Internet issues.
I total up...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-24-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,549
Posted By videobruce
MechEE; That would surely be unacceptable for...

MechEE;
That would surely be unacceptable for me, especially at this price point. I'm surprised any discerning owner would even ask.

If that is the best OLED can do now, it's surely NOT ready for...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-24-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 18,175
Posted By videobruce
Anyone that watch that 30" preview last night...

Anyone that watch that 30" preview last night have extremely noticeable audio issues? Commercial breaks were fine, the program bordered on unlistenable. :confused:

Talk about both of them showing...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-23-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,549
Posted By videobruce
the_jaguar; Those near black screen shots...

the_jaguar;
Those near black screen shots remind me of the Sharp 60" edge lit LCD's I tested last year. That's terrible, send it back (just as I did with four of them). :mad:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 219,276
Posted By videobruce
Anyone read of a issue with not being able to...

Anyone read of a issue with not being able to power on the unit from the front panel button without unplugging then re-plugging it back in first?
I hit that button twice and no response. It was in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,746
Views: 490,635
Posted By videobruce
Go for the $250. Newer isn't always better. You...

Go for the $250. Newer isn't always better. You can always come down.
It's a plus AFAIC to save the box & manual (if supplied) unlike 75% of the yo-yo's on e-bay that throw everything out.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By videobruce
I did see a few reviews using that sat. module,...

I did see a few reviews using that sat. module, but that is a different animal for the most part.
The reading that I wished was here is EVM (Error Vector Magnitude). A Tektronix white paper stressed...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-20-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 244,368
Posted By videobruce
I forgot to add, are you near an airport and/or...

I forgot to add, are you near an airport and/or in/under a flight path? How about large trucks passing near your place? Neither would explain why the other sets aren't being affected, even if it was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By videobruce
Applied Instruments XR-3 8VSB/QAM SLM

Has anyone had any experience with this somewhat new Signal Analyzer?
http://www.appliedin.com/www/products/XR-3.html

They also have a YouTube video on it;...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 244,368
Posted By videobruce
Cortopassi; This is a reception issue. No TV...

Cortopassi;
This is a reception issue. No TV service menu item would change anything.

1. What antenna do you have and where is it located?
2. What other stations are in the same direction?
3....
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