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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By Ratman
None now. I did use a Dynaco SE10 from 1976 to...

None now. I did use a Dynaco SE10 from 1976 to 1995. No need for that now.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 552
Posted By Ratman
$35 was "deal". I could be wrong, but I...

$35 was "deal".

I could be wrong, but I think VHS was ~$80 for a new release (in the 80's). Thus... the "rental business".
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-30-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Ratman
Putting on my grampa hat... "back in the old...

Putting on my grampa hat... "back in the old days"

In 2002:
We had two or three stations providing digital in HD. Cable and satellite were scrambling to play "catch up".
Pristine. The Olympics...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-30-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Ratman
Worth a try: ...

Worth a try:

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-107700-131-Feet-Metallic-Equalizer/dp/B005E2XY3E/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1438259603&sr=1-3&keywords=hdmi+signal+amplifier
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 552
Posted By Ratman
Here's the bottom line... No matter who's...

Here's the bottom line...

No matter who's cabin... who own's it... is not the issue.

Torrent stuff is not is not nice.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 552
Posted By Ratman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvPYXHM94DQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvPYXHM94DQ
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By Ratman
I did it the "older fashion" way. Test...

I did it the "older fashion" way.

Test tone. Adjust accordingly until it sounds good in my chair.

I haven't adjusted anything in 10 years (or more) in my receiver that has none of the "fancy...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Ratman
* Wherever they could place them. Usually... they...

* Wherever they could place them. Usually... they had a piano player.
* There probably was one speaker, placed wherever there was room or convenient.
* Read/search more re: Fantasound
* IN the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-29-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Ratman
As do I for OTA reception. No problems at all. ...

As do I for OTA reception. No problems at all.

I don't stream. Enjoy OTA while it lasts. :)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By Ratman
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setu...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setup-chat/2080202-why-all-sound-measurements-fundamentally-wrong.html

Maybe this may help you to continue to scratch your head. :)
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-29-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Ratman
http://www.samsungparts.com/Products/Parts_and_Acc...

http://www.samsungparts.com/Products/Parts_and_Accessories/PID-SM-CM19001.aspx?model=CM19001
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-29-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 211
Posted By Ratman
As suggested... run a conduit. Then you...

As suggested... run a conduit. Then you add/remove cables as needed for technological changes. IMHO, that's the best "future proofing".
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Ratman
OTA will be obsolete in a decade or two.

OTA will be obsolete in a decade or two.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By Ratman
There are quite a few "auto-calibration/EQ" setup...

There are quite a few "auto-calibration/EQ" setup products. Many require taking readings, from the MIC, positioned from 2 or more listening positions.
Which product(s) are you using?
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-28-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Ratman
Whatever... it's all harmless no matter the...

Whatever... it's all harmless no matter the cause/source.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-28-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 552
Posted By Ratman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTGtOQqUkyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTGtOQqUkyg
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-28-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Ratman
IMHO... not all that much difference between...

IMHO... not all that much difference between composite and S-Video to fret about. Especially now that we have HD. ;)
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-28-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Ratman
Heat. Expansion. Contraction. My LCD (CCFL...

Heat. Expansion. Contraction.

My LCD (CCFL backlight) does the same thing.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-28-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Ratman
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setu...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setup-chat/2021233-rear-speakers-dipole-bipole-bookshelfs.html#post35102417
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 136
Posted By Ratman
Don't believe everything you read in magazines...

Don't believe everything you read in magazines and the internet. You can go and purchase a new CD/SACD player if you assume it's "weak". I predict one of two outcomes:
1) No difference
2) "think"...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-28-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 136
Posted By Ratman
Why? Describe what you perceive as "weak" in the...

Why? Describe what you perceive as "weak" in the CD player.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Ratman
He has been provided the TVFool results in the...

He has been provided the TVFool results in the other thread.


http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d8e033e01143b76
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-27-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Ratman
Results from TVFool: ...

Results from TVFool:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d8e033e01143b76

I'm going to take a guess that the antenna is amplified and you are overloading the tuner. Most of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-27-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Ratman
From the first post in the sticky thread provided...

From the first post in the sticky thread provided above, the "moderator" asked:

"Oh, and put in a tvfool LINK, not an image. Your address won't show on the link. The location you put in your title...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 211
Posted By Ratman
That's a good start. Order and test before...

That's a good start. Order and test before "buttoning up" all the wiring.
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