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Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-29-2014, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Nobody said it wasn't a decent system, but at...

Nobody said it wasn't a decent system, but at that price point, one could do much better, with higher quality and easy expandability (i.e. better speakers).
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-29-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Otto Pylot
Joe's suggestion of CAT-6/HDBT is really the best...

Joe's suggestion of CAT-6/HDBT is really the best way to do it, especially if this is to be some sort of permanent setup and you want to "future proof" somewhat. I suppose you could run a 25' HDMI...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would take your question to the HDMI forum....

I would take your question to the HDMI forum. You'll get much better help there.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 09:31 AM
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Views: 1,616,689
Posted By Otto Pylot
Thanks everyone. Seems that Performance will be...

Thanks everyone. Seems that Performance will be the way to go for the budget minded if internet only is reasonable without a bundle.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15,261
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Yeah, those are the advertised speeds but what...

Yeah, those are the advertised speeds but what about real world, normal use? He's not a gamer. The idea is to get reliable, consistent speeds (not burst rate) so he can stream what he wants and not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-28-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
A little off-topic here but does anyone know what...

A little off-topic here but does anyone know what the speeds are for Comcast in the Vallejo area on the waterfront right off of Mare Island? My son is moving there to go to Touro University and would...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By Otto Pylot
It has a 10-bit panel so it sounds like they're...

It has a 10-bit panel so it sounds like they're starting to use their own 2.0 chipsets (or a purchasing them from someone else). 4:2:2 would probably be better with a 12-bit panel but...... Those...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-27-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Otto Pylot
Bose doesn't get a whole lot of love around here....

Bose doesn't get a whole lot of love around here. Overpriced and an under-performer. For that price point, you could probably build, with separates, a much better system that would be easily...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Otto Pylot
Touching the panel in our house results is cause...

Touching the panel in our house results is cause for a visit by the King's Justice. ;)
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would not plug in a tv on the same circuit as...

I would not plug in a tv on the same circuit as an air conditioner. We've seen issues with tv's plugged into the same circuit as refrigerators and when the compressor comes on, there's interference.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sounds like a plan. Good luck.

Sounds like a plan. Good luck.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Otto Pylot
Joe is a wizard at simplyfing things. :)

Joe is a wizard at simplyfing things. :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Otto Pylot
No. I would stay out of the SM altogether. Just...

No. I would stay out of the SM altogether. Just adjust what you can with the normal user accessible controls. The SM values were factory set based on whatever they use to QC the tv. Your values are...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Otto Pylot
Bottom line is if you like your pq, then that's...

Bottom line is if you like your pq, then that's all that matters. Lesson learned and hopefully you can get it tweaked to taste with just a disk and not in the SM. If you do find another set of...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Otto Pylot
You could connect all of your devices via HDMI to...

You could connect all of your devices via HDMI to the receiver (I'm not sure what you mean by digital box), with a single HDMI cable going out to the tv for video. Turn off the audio on the tv....
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-26-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,119
Posted By Otto Pylot
Pickup an SPL meter and adjust that way. There...

Pickup an SPL meter and adjust that way. There are phone apps, (Apple has a nice one), but the best way to use those is to actually connect an HDMI cable from the phone to your receiver. Good luck on...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Otto Pylot
Keep in mind that sharing settings is no...

Keep in mind that sharing settings is no guarantee that they are going to work. The reason is simple. Component tolerances and firmware versions/mobo build versions. To truly appreciate what your tv...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Otto Pylot
The basic rule of thumb is NEVER go into the...

The basic rule of thumb is NEVER go into the Service Menu because, as you have seen, because that is the easiest way to brick a tv. There's really nothing there for you to see. SM codes are quite...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would say at least a 1" conduit. HDMI cable may...

I would say at least a 1" conduit. HDMI cable may be difficult to pull thru because the connector ends may bet stuck on a bend. Besides, HDMI may not be the cable of choice in the future if you're...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have not heard the Pioneer's so I can't comment...

I have not heard the Pioneer's so I can't comment on them. I'd listen to them first if possible. Specs are one thing but your ears are what count. Regardless of the speakers, the better you can...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Otto Pylot
SM settings are dependent, in large part, on the...

SM settings are dependent, in large part, on the version number and firmware version of the main board(s). That's why using commands that you find on the internet are dangerous because what works for...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Otto Pylot
Not a bad matchup but without a Center channel,...

Not a bad matchup but without a Center channel, you're going to be missing a lot. Dialog will be relegated to the R/L and possible the sub (depending on where you set the x-over). I didn't look at...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Otto Pylot
Why do you have to access the SM to calibrate...

Why do you have to access the SM to calibrate your tv? That shouldn't be necessary and is a very dangerous thing to do?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. A better and more technical explanation than...

+1. A better and more technical explanation than what I said but essentially the same. If you want to go in-wall, then use conduit and either a CAT-6-HDBT setup or drop your cable into a scoop plate,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Otto Pylot
I don't think you can use Redmere with wall...

I don't think you can use Redmere with wall plates because of the power requirement from a direct connection with the sink (tv). I know quite a few people who've used 20', 30' Redmere cables for an...
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