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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-29-2013, 06:04 PM
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Posted By haysdb
I have a 60" TV in a tiny room - roughly 10 x...

I have a 60" TV in a tiny room - roughly 10 x 10. My chair is flush against the back wall. To say this room is not ideal is an understatement but it's what I have.

My biggest problem is that the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 281,502
Posted By haysdb
I tried to play The Prestige tonight but got a...

I tried to play The Prestige tonight but got a message on screen "Cannot Play This Disk" so I loaded the new firmware (4.30), but now it gets stuck on the "Loading" message. I tried a different...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-13-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,632,296
Posted By haysdb
Quote:Originally Posted by marky2306...

Quote:Originally Posted by marky2306 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I just spoke to my friend who currently works for Charter in STL and she...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,632,296
Posted By haysdb
Quote:Originally Posted by Jawz...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jawz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Here's the trick when calling for tech support. Just keep hitting 0 (zero).
...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-12-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,632,296
Posted By haysdb
Quote:Originally Posted by Jawz...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jawz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Heh, I agree completely. Glad to know I'm not the only person with zero...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
Tivo and ReplayTV pretty much have all the...

Tivo and ReplayTV pretty much have all the intellectual property related to DVR features between them. Pretty much every idea was pioneered by one of those two companies. Don't know who ended up...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
This is a Motorola issue, but I consider it a...

This is a Motorola issue, but I consider it a local Cox issue so I'm going to bring it up here.

All of a sudden my guide doesn't remember my settings. I keep getting EVERY channel rather than...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-22-2006, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
The Sony 36XS955 is ostensibly an HDTV. What...

The Sony 36XS955 is ostensibly an HDTV. What that means is you can feed it an HD signal and it will display it. But you need to keep two things in mind:
A 36" 4:3 TV is only 33" @16:9. The THX...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
The DVR's with HDMI are just the latest version...

The DVR's with HDMI are just the latest version of the DCT 6412. I believe they call them the "series III" boxes.

Channel on 980 is the only one of the new channels that interests me, but I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
I'm going to "argue" because I'm in a surly mood...

I'm going to "argue" because I'm in a surly mood and because I rather enjoy a good debate... :-)

The QAM tuner part is the real catch. A QAM tuner will only receive channels that are "in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
dr0doom, is that an HD-DVR? If not, then it's of...

dr0doom, is that an HD-DVR? If not, then it's of absolutely no value to me. A program has to be pretty special for me to watch it if it's not in high definition.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
Quote:Originally Posted by KScableguy...

Quote:Originally Posted by KScableguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Who told you another download was coming down at the end of the month?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
I have been complaining ever since I got my DVR...

I have been complaining ever since I got my DVR from Cox (Motorola DCT 6412), that it did not provide a way to QUICKLY move through a long program. The fastest speeds of rewind and fast forward are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
dr0doom's post #1221 is the most definitive list...

dr0doom's post #1221 is the most definitive list to date:Quote:Originally Posted by dr0doom http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

After doing some...
Forum: HD DVD Software   07-26-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By haysdb
However, I do stand corrected on the existance...

However, I do stand corrected on the existance of dual-layer blu-ray disks. From what I am reading on this forum, they don't actually exist. Interesting why re-writable 50GB disks exist and not...
Forum: HD DVD Software   07-26-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By haysdb
http://ec3.images-amazon.com/images/...V51837278_...

http://ec3.images-amazon.com/images/...V51837278_.jpg (http://ec3.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000FL5Y2S.01-A12M0K37EZSWC5._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_V51837278_.jpg)
Forum: HD DVD Software   07-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By haysdb
How may TOTAL layers do the DH-DVD hybrid disks...

How may TOTAL layers do the DH-DVD hybrid disks have? In order to be useful, they would have to be dual-layer for both formats, i.e. a total of four layers, two for HD and two for regular DVD. If...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-10-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By haysdb
Quote: Originally Posted by biker19 As has...

Quote:
Originally Posted by biker19
As has been said - just wait till next spring when you'll have plenty of choices and the prices will come down some more.

I don't remember anything of the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-10-2006, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By haysdb
Quote: Originally Posted by Rammitinski Even...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rammitinski
Even if the coax is delivering a 480i signal, the 20" and under ED LCD's will line-double and display it at 480p.

Well yeah, but that's not exactly the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-09-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By haysdb
I think set-top boxes have become so much a fact...

I think set-top boxes have become so much a fact of life that people are willing to live with them. And for the most part they are no big deal. Most people are going to have a DVD player, or...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By haysdb
Quote: Originally Posted by kenglish Do you...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenglish
Do you really need HD in the bathroom, though? An NTSC analog RF signal from the STB might be decent looking enough for that use.

No, not really, I just...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By haysdb
Quote: Very simple. Don't buy a 26" TV. ...

Quote:
Very simple. Don't buy a 26" TV.

Get a 21" TV and you have room for your convertor box.

Problem solved.
Problem not even addressed. This TV will be mounted on a wall in a bathroom. I...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-08-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By haysdb
Completely OT... Finding space for the...

Completely OT...

Finding space for the cable box was a major problem in the master bedroom as well. I could only fit a 37" TV in the "hole" above the fireplace, and it completely fills the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By haysdb
I haven't found any TV's under 26" with a...

I haven't found any TV's under 26" with a cablecard. I can't accomodate a TV that size in this location.

Since it is just a small TV, and will be listened to more than watched, I will probably...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-08-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 326,351
Posted By haysdb
Quote:Originally Posted by KScableguy...

Quote:Originally Posted by KScableguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

ALL digital channels are there all the time, but most are encrypted. If...
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