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Forum: Video Processors   12-04-2016, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Hyrax
I find my Edge quite useful with my UHD TV. For...

I find my Edge quite useful with my UHD TV. For me it is mostly about independence. I don't use my AVR as a video switch mainly because it is old and was expensive. It still sounds great and works...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2016, 03:31 PM
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Views: 124,147
Posted By Hyrax
Good point about Skip. I hardly ever watch stuff...

Good point about Skip. I hardly ever watch stuff the same day I record it, so if I do the connect every morning I should be OK. I'll find out :)

Hopefully this mess will go away soon. But then...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2016, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Hyrax
Great information! Thanks.

Great information! Thanks.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2016, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Hyrax
Right now I have my router allowing my Tivos'...

Right now I have my router allowing my Tivos' access to the Internet to 4 hours Monday & Friday mornings (2 AM-6AM). Hopefully that will be enough time to download the guide. But I'm wondering if I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-14-2016, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Hyrax
Joe - Thanks. You're right. I meant to say...

Joe -
Thanks. You're right. I meant to say allow access only during those hours. I set it up that way and it seemed OK tonight. The thing is that I don't always get the dang circle, so I may not...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-14-2016, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Hyrax
Thanks, Doc! I just set my router's parental...

Thanks, Doc!
I just set my router's parental control to deny the Tivo access to the Internet between Midnight and 8 AM - so the problem should go away most days.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-12-2016, 08:20 PM
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Views: 124,147
Posted By Hyrax
For the last several days my Roamio seems to take...

For the last several days my Roamio seems to take forever to get information about shows. For example, say I have recordings of Doc Martin and want to watch a new episode. I select the folder. and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-14-2016, 11:14 AM
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Views: 3,301,728
Posted By Hyrax
Bill- Thanks for the response. My recordings...

Bill-
Thanks for the response. My recordings are copied from my Tivo and use either a .mpg or .ts container. I've converted a number of them to .mkv so that I can see the closed captions (very...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-13-2016, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Hyrax
Hello- I need to replace an old Blu-Ray in my...

Hello-
I need to replace an old Blu-Ray in my TV room and wonder if it would make sense to buy a used Oppo BDP-93 if I can get one cheap enough. I record a lot of TV shows over the air on my TV,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-05-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11,625
Views: 1,017,008
Posted By Hyrax
Thanks. I'll check it out.

Thanks. I'll check it out.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-04-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,625
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Posted By Hyrax
Hi- I think my Dune HD Smart player is great....

Hi-
I think my Dune HD Smart player is great. But I've had it for over 5 years and wonder if there might be something else out there that does a better job (or as good a job if worse comes to...
Forum: Video Processors   09-29-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,253
Views: 1,048,281
Posted By Hyrax
Zillch- I've had weird problems with old HDMI...

Zillch-
I've had weird problems with old HDMI cable too. Mine were cheap and probably not high bandwidth cables. I replaced them with not quite so cheap (but still fairly cheap) cables from...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-25-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
Sorry if I was confusing. The 43X800D has a VA...

Sorry if I was confusing. The 43X800D has a VA panel. It is unclear if all of the 49X800D TVs are IPS panels, but some of them definitely are. The review of the 700D didn't rate it as well as the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
According the RTINGS.COM, the XBR55X850D will be...

According the RTINGS.COM, the XBR55X850D will be an upgrade - but it costs almost a lot more than the XBR49X800D. If you're going to spend that kind of money, I'd look at the Samsung UN55KS8000 as...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2016, 09:58 AM
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Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
mithras1- I am missing your point. Are you...

mithras1-
I am missing your point. Are you saying that this TVs (the 2016 Sony 800D) black levels look gray, that the whites are not bright enough, or that the picture quality is poor? Or are you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2016, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Hyrax
If you don't want to wall mount, you could try a...

If you don't want to wall mount, you could try a floor standing mount, like this: VIVO TV Display Portable Floor Stand Height Adjustable Mount

It says it supports TV from 13" to 42", but what...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2016, 11:54 AM
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Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
I had problems using this as a computer monitor...

I had problems using this as a computer monitor at first. The problem was that on my desk the top of the screen is a foot over the top of my head, and after a few hours my neck was sore and I'd get a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2016, 01:45 PM
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Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
Hi- The simplest would be to plug the TV into...

Hi-
The simplest would be to plug the TV into a power strip and turn off the power strip after you turn off the TV. Another option would be a smart power strip that would turn off the TV when I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-06-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
The only IPS issue that matters (in my opinion)...

The only IPS issue that matters (in my opinion) is the blacks are not as deep when you watch in a dark room. However, the wide viewing angle of an IPS panel makes it easier having a few friends over...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2016, 03:01 PM
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Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
There's something wrong with the contrast or...

There's something wrong with the contrast or brightness in that picture - notice how the letters are blooming - tweaking the settings should eliminate some of it.

Clouding and light bleed...
Forum: Video Processors   09-02-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,253
Views: 1,048,281
Posted By Hyrax
I guess I need to add my name to those who are...

I guess I need to add my name to those who are crazy. My Edge is also very sticky. Good to know that isopropyl alcohol should so the trick.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
Hi- I'm using a USB powered light strip to...

Hi-
I'm using a USB powered light strip to add bias lighting for this TV. I am surprised to find that the USB ports stay powered on even when you turn off the TV. I looked and cannot find an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2016, 01:04 PM
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Views: 69,341
Posted By Hyrax
Just bought the 43" version of this TV to use as...

Just bought the 43" version of this TV to use as a computer monitor. I really like the it a lot for that purpose - I'm a computer programmer and having all that space (with no scaling!) is a thing...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21,411
Views: 1,634,705
Posted By Hyrax
I've got a 55" JS8500 and am seriously...

I've got a 55" JS8500 and am seriously considering updating to a 65" TV (KS8000, perhaps). That leaves me with the question of what to do with the 55" TV. I am tempted to use it as a computer...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-19-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 77,158
Posted By Hyrax
Thanks for all of the great information, Nashguy....

Thanks for all of the great information, Nashguy. I like the idea of buying local, so that should work out well. I really hate drop-outs, so I'll also check out the pre-amp you suggest.

As to the...
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