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Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-29-2016, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Review sites have to be taken with a grain of...

Review sites have to be taken with a grain of salt. Some reviews are done in a "lab" which is not even close to your living room in terms of acoustics. CNET, Techhive, Audioholics, etc have reviews...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-26-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By Otto Pylot
I actually started to work on a FAQ for HDMI...

I actually started to work on a FAQ for HDMI cabling etc quite some time ago but gave it up because there were just too many permutations with setups, expectations, and user knowledge. That became...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By Otto Pylot
That is the question isn't it. Maybe if the...

That is the question isn't it. Maybe if the Admins etc of AVS put together some sort of complaint, petition, poll, what ever, get the members to participate (which wouldn't be hard) and then have...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Otto Pylot
The only way that I see is to hit the mfrs (tv''s...

The only way that I see is to hit the mfrs (tv''s and cables) where it hurts, in the pocketbook. But that's really only a fantasy because that would mean we'd have to stop purchasing the latest and...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI.org took a small step in the right direction...

HDMI.org took a small step in the right direction by coming up with certification standards that are followed by various Authorized Testing Centers (ATC's), and registered the name Premium High Speed...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ lack of standardization on the CEC...

^^^^^ lack of standardization on the CEC protocols. It certainly would have been nice if HDMI.org settled on one set and told hardware mfrs if they wanted to use ARC/CEC, there would only be one set...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-23-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 503
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some towers have 10" drivers in them for the ...

Some towers have 10" drivers in them for the lower frequencies but a sub will always fill out the sound by pushing the 80Hz and below frequencies, which will leave more headroom, and power for the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's good to know then that the newer tv's can...

That's good to know then that the newer tv's can do that. Thanks for posting back.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Otto Pylot
No. Not all HDMI inputs are ARC capable. That's...

No. Not all HDMI inputs are ARC capable. That's why you usually only have one input designated/labeled for ARC. The audio is returned via the same HDMI pathway. An option is to disable ARC altogether...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 34,965
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yep. That's exactly what we are saying. As far...

Yep. That's exactly what we are saying. As far certification goes, you have to be careful about that as well. If they are ATC certified (Premium High Speed HDMI, a registered name) that's about as...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-22-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 503
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sealed speakers are nice depending on what they...

Sealed speakers are nice depending on what they mean by sealed, but you can still get very good bookshelves that are sealed as well. Either way is up to you. The main thing is to try and "interview"...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 34,965
Posted By Otto Pylot
The braided jacket has nothing to do with the...

The braided jacket has nothing to do with the performance of the cable. It just looks nicer and you may pay more for the nicer looking jacket, unless they are more rigorously tested (certified) and...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-22-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 503
Posted By Otto Pylot
Towers or bookshelves are totally up to you....

Towers or bookshelves are totally up to you. Towers will have an advantage because of size; larger drivers (possibly three, etc) which, in theory, will offer better audio fidelity. That being said,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-21-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 686
Posted By Otto Pylot
Does Monoprice actually QC all of the cables they...

Does Monoprice actually QC all of the cables they sell or are they just reselling cables mfr'd and qc'd by someone else? I didn't think they had actual mfr facilities for some, if not most of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 19,634
Posted By Otto Pylot
Thanks for the concise report. It's a bit much to...

Thanks for the concise report. It's a bit much to take in so a couple of re-reads may be in order, so I'll just leave my comments at "thanks" for now.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   07-20-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Otto Pylot
I just went the cheap route and used insulated...

I just went the cheap route and used insulated 2-wire heater cord wire. 16AWG for the length I needed. Think I paid about $0.16 per foot at the local hardware store. It ain't pretty but it's hidden...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-20-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By Otto Pylot
Solid core are solid copper wires, not CCS...

Solid core are solid copper wires, not CCS (Copper Coated Steel), with usually a thicker gauge (26AWG) than standard CAT-6 (ethernet patch cable). Each solid copper wire is insulated and twisted into...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-20-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 686
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ congratulations! You're one of the lucky...

^^^^ congratulations! You're one of the lucky ones. Others have not had luck with the Cabernet series. Kinda reminds me of the panel lottery with some tv mfrs. You never really know if you're going...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-20-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By Otto Pylot
Just install solid core CAT-6 (or 6a), non-CCS...

Just install solid core CAT-6 (or 6a), non-CCS cable and not CAT-6 ethernet patch cable. CL2 fire rating, use a 1.5" - 2.0" conduit for in-wall runs and you're good to go. You can use the solid core...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-19-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Otto Pylot
Let your ears be the judge and once you make a...

Let your ears be the judge and once you make a change, let it go for a few days so your ears can get accustomed to the sound. Speaker specs are fine but they are usually obtained in an anechoic...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-19-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1

+1
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-18-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Otto Pylot
A basic rule of thumb is that your front sound...

A basic rule of thumb is that your front sound stage should be from the same mfr. The reason is timbre. The front R/L/C speakers are made from the same material and design so that the color and tone...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-18-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 34,965
Posted By Otto Pylot
Hmmmm.... Shouldn't be a problem but I feel...

Hmmmm.... Shouldn't be a problem but I feel mo'betta with a non-metal conduit.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-18-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 34,965
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yowza! A 4x4 conduit. You've planned for WAY into...

Yowza! A 4x4 conduit. You've planned for WAY into the future ;) Not sure about the metal aspect though but I guess if the cabling is adequately shielded and not touching the conduit all is well. I've...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-18-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 34,965
Posted By Otto Pylot
The differences between 2.0a and 2.0b are very...

The differences between 2.0a and 2.0b are very subtle and has to do with the handling of the metadata as you alluded to. It may require a firmware update for those panels that have the chipset...
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