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Forum: Speakers   02-05-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By wtxgringo
I was using an Onkyo HT-RC180 but upgraded to the...

I was using an Onkyo HT-RC180 but upgraded to the 818. Works & sounds great!!:D
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 265,774
Posted By wtxgringo
My local stations out of Lubbock, NBC CBS FOX etc...

My local stations out of Lubbock, NBC CBS FOX etc are broadcast in HD but Dish Network only broadcasts them in SD! Booo!!!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,886
Posted By wtxgringo
I'm by no means an expert, but I'd say the...

I'm by no means an expert, but I'd say the banding is minor. If it doesn't interfere with normal tv or movie viewing, no biggie right? Only time I ever notice "some" banding is when I'm changing...
Forum: Plasma Panels   01-15-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By wtxgringo
Panasonic TC-P50C2 720p

Manuf Nov '2010. Used as main tv for 2 years then bought a bigger 1080p plasma & moved this unit to bedroom duty where it was only on late at nite for a couple hours nightly. Have original remote,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10,202
Views: 763,022
Posted By wtxgringo
Don't think being a refurb will make it any less...

Don't think being a refurb will make it any less likely not to have an hdmi issue somewhere down the road. I bought a refurb HT-RC180 from A4L in Mar '11 & the hdmi board failed in Aug '13 but Onkyo...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,886
Posted By wtxgringo
Here's a screenshot of my settings...

Here's a screenshot of my settings...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,886
Posted By wtxgringo
The backlight can be adjusted to your liking. I...

The backlight can be adjusted to your liking. I have 3 large southern windows in my living room & tv can be viewed without issue. Great tv imho.:D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By wtxgringo
If you're watching Standard Def tv not much you...

If you're watching Standard Def tv not much you can do but leave it to 4:3. My local channels are only in SD thru Dish & it's either full zoom or leave it which mostly I do except Fox which is in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By wtxgringo
I'd do a reset & see if that helps.

I'd do a reset & see if that helps.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By wtxgringo
I, too was on the hunt for a new tv when my 60"...

I, too was on the hunt for a new tv when my 60" LG plasma had a circuit board fail & thought about another plasma but the glare is horrendous! Is like watching yourself watch tv during the day....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By wtxgringo
I also went from a plasma to an LED, have had it...

I also went from a plasma to an LED, have had it 4 days now & have watched many hours already, day & nite & haven't experienced any eye strain. Out of the box, my Sony was definitely too bright,...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   12-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By wtxgringo
Got the new Sony yesterday from BB. Setup was...

Got the new Sony yesterday from BB. Setup was easy altho it took me til this morn to figure out how to get audio from the apps lol. Duh on me; switched from hdmi1 to hdmi2/arc & enabled rihd in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10,202
Views: 763,022
Posted By wtxgringo
Gottit, thx. Switched from hdmi1 to hdmi2/arc &...

Gottit, thx. Switched from hdmi1 to hdmi2/arc & enabled rihd on the avr. Works great now.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,165
Posted By wtxgringo
Figured out how to get audio from the apps lol....

Figured out how to get audio from the apps lol. Switched the hdmi cable from hdmi1/mhl to hdmi2/arc & enabled rihd on the avr. D'oh! Also discovered to save my picture adjustments needs to be set to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10,202
Views: 763,022
Posted By wtxgringo
Quick ?, just got a new Sony tv & setup was a...

Quick ?, just got a new Sony tv & setup was a breeze, when I accessed the apps & tried watching Youtube, had no audio. I'm assuming I'll need to connect an optical cable from the avr to the tv...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,165
Posted By wtxgringo
Also noticed a few gaps between the bezel & the...

Also noticed a few gaps between the bezel & the glass on the bottom of the tv, maybe a mm or so here & there when I was adjusting the top speaker shelf. It's not completely separated just gaps, maybe...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,165
Posted By wtxgringo
Got my tv from BB yesterday, like it overall...

Got my tv from BB yesterday, like it overall other than it's rather lightweight & my center channel needs to be on a shelf above the tv so that was a trick getting the shelf attached to the thin...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 593,150
Posted By wtxgringo
1. The "Model" you have. Sony KDL60W630B 2....

1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL60W630B
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Best value for size non 3D
3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality, Great color...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By wtxgringo
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-d...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1783026-vizio-2014-m60-m55-reviews.html
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-12-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 51
Posted By wtxgringo
I use surge protectors as well on all my elec...

I use surge protectors as well on all my elec devices but when a big storm approaches & the lightning is particularly close, I turn everything off (tv avr etc) & turn off surge protector then unplug...
Forum: Speakers   12-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By wtxgringo
Scott's liquid gold is better & I say go for it...

Scott's liquid gold is better & I say go for it if you don't have a lot of dust etc in your environment. Just don't overdo it lol.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By wtxgringo
I downloaded the avs hd709 .exe file yesterday...

I downloaded the avs hd709 .exe file yesterday from the display calibration section, decompressed it & burned it to a dvd & tried it in my bluray player, works great; intend to use it to calibrate my...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By wtxgringo
Might want to post in the speaker section of...

Might want to post in the speaker section of audio here :D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,565
Views: 838,864
Posted By wtxgringo
You'll think it's $ wasted only if you buy an...

You'll think it's $ wasted only if you buy an extended warranty & never use it, but it's for piece of mind basically. Most will not have a prob with their flatscreen, but I did. Bought my LG 60"...
Forum: Speakers   11-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By wtxgringo
I'd go with the A5s & look into getting a csi...

I'd go with the A5s & look into getting a csi center to match.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-CSiA4-BLACK-RTi-Center-Channel-Speaker-/231386816125?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item35dfba9e7d
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