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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By benpatient
I know this is very, very old, but I just ran...

I know this is very, very old, but I just ran across it and for whatever reason, I read it. I felt like there was an un-resolved issue that I could address. The OPs initial problem started here:
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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,357
Posted By benpatient
they don't edit at night. it's basically like...

they don't edit at night. it's basically like the BBC "watershed" timing.

watch an episode of Torchwood or that really random show with the girl hosting it that goes to parties and stuff. I've...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-10-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,351
Posted By benpatient
When I decided to switch back to Dish from...

When I decided to switch back to Dish from Comcast a year ago due to Comcast's crappy DVR, I told the sales guy I would only come back "into the fold" if the phone line fee was waived. He told me...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-14-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,888
Posted By benpatient
the link isn't supposed to be working yet, is it?

the link isn't supposed to be working yet, is it?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-08-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 496,297
Posted By benpatient
made in mexico? i was all upset that I paid...

made in mexico?

i was all upset that I paid 1000 bucks more for my 8uk than the 9uk version until I saw "made in mexico" in this thread....

made in japan for me, thanks!
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-08-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By benpatient
...except when connecting VIA VGA, which does...

...except when connecting VIA VGA, which does most certainly cause some problems...

I hooked a Mac Mini up to my 50" 8UK panny through VGA and it wouldn't give me anything visible after the gray...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-31-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,453
Posted By benpatient
I had Dish back when I was SD-only, and when we...

I had Dish back when I was SD-only, and when we got our 50" HDTV, Dish wanted too much extra money to justify staying with them. So we did the "Ditch the Dish" routine and got 1 HD-DVR, the "silver"...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-17-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By benpatient
Can't answer your question about frontrow,...

Can't answer your question about frontrow, except to say that it should be possible, especially if you can get a keyboard shortcut "attached" to the QuickTime Player function that lets you switch...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-10-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 248,228
Posted By benpatient
i typed up a nice long post last night and to my...

i typed up a nice long post last night and to my dismay, it didn't make it here. Oh well.


Short version:

DTS-CDs wouldn't need special consideration if the signal was able to pass through...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 248,228
Posted By benpatient
my goodness is this frustrating! I just...

my goodness is this frustrating!

I just read this entire thread, certain at some point that I would see a little glimmer of hope for my situation, and all I've gotten out of this is "go buy a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By benpatient
I'm very, very intrigued by the audio controls...

I'm very, very intrigued by the audio controls that Vista offers. I see app-specific settings, both for volume and for other settings, that could potentially be a real great htpc value with no...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-02-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 44,052
Posted By benpatient
the integrated graphics is a bummer, but...

the integrated graphics is a bummer, but honestly, this isn't going to be a gaming machine for me.

I've been trying to figure out how to make a cheap, silent small PC for the living room. The...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-26-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,909
Posted By benpatient
wow. ok, so i have about 10 of these DTS cds,...

wow. ok, so i have about 10 of these DTS cds, and it never occurred to me that i could just pop them onto itunes and run them through digital coax bit-perfect to my reciever, as i do with movies...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-06-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By benpatient
I think I'm confused by what you're trying to...

I think I'm confused by what you're trying to do....

If you're running two different inputs to the 8UK, which you are, then you just hit "Multi PIP" on the display's PIP and it will cycle through...
Forum: Speakers   01-06-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,073
Posted By benpatient
yeah the PB-10 surprised me with it's size, as...

yeah the PB-10 surprised me with it's size, as well.

I had it sent to my office because the UPS man never leaves anything on my porch at home, and I barely fit it into my car to get it home...
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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-06-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,901
Posted By benpatient
...something that R Harkness has done more than...

...something that R Harkness has done more than arguably anyone else on this forum.

He's probably our most heavily "sticky"-ed member.

And he's spent more hours in front of plasma TVs with...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-16-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By benpatient
visual apex got mine to me in about 2 weeks from...

visual apex got mine to me in about 2 weeks from when I placed the order, which is excactly what the lady told me when I called and put my name on the list...she said "we don't have them, but they...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-16-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By benpatient
the peerless mount that I used didn't need this...

the peerless mount that I used didn't need this information...Becuase of the way that the whole process works, I don't see the point in putting the mount up before you get the TV...half of the mount...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-16-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,221
Posted By benpatient
look, i just did exactly what you're talking...

look, i just did exactly what you're talking about doing. I took two of those "wire collector" inserts that you find on the top of virtually all office tables, the open plastic ring type, and I...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-10-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By benpatient
well, most of the people who use plasmas for...

well, most of the people who use plasmas for gaming or computer use don't have ANY issues with them, so you don't see too much conversation here about it. You'll notice that most of the DLP...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-09-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By benpatient
So, I'm a bit late on this due to internet...

So, I'm a bit late on this due to internet troubles, but here's the requested "straight on" photo of my set up.

I've been a naughty boy and run the power cable through the video-feed holes I made...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-08-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By benpatient
there is also the small difference in warranty....

there is also the small difference in warranty. I think that the consumer model includes an in-home warranty, while you have to take the commerical model in yourself if it needs service. Which...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-28-2005, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By benpatient
why get a DVI board when the built-in VGA does...

why get a DVI board when the built-in VGA does perfectly well?

Honestly, I switched back and forth between the two, and the difference is incredibly small, if there is one at all.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-28-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By benpatient
well, sadly i don't. I plan on taking some more...

well, sadly i don't. I plan on taking some more pictures in the very near future. Probably will have some after the weekend. I'll try and get some nice in-action shots for the set-up, as well.
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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-28-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By benpatient
Mine isn't on a stand... ...

Mine isn't on a stand...
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