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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-23-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By ncfoster
Ok. Now that all of the setup issues with audio...

Ok. Now that all of the setup issues with audio and the like seem to have been ironed out on my mom's set, I have become bothered by what I can only describe as poor grey uniformity along the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 344,474
Posted By ncfoster
I changed from HDMI IN 4 to HDMI IN 2 and turned...

I changed from HDMI IN 4 to HDMI IN 2 and turned on the control settings on both sides. Some on-screen messages about changing the output to audio system or internal speakers seemed to verify that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 344,474
Posted By ncfoster
Thank you for the suggestion, but the remote that...

Thank you for the suggestion, but the remote that she has is probably best for her for several reasons (most notably that it is compatible with the RF on her DirecTV DVR). She just doesn't like to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19,736
Views: 1,887,257
Posted By ncfoster
Thank you. I wondered if it could be related to...

Thank you. I wondered if it could be related to that feature, but I did not specifically know. I will try this and report back.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 344,474
Posted By ncfoster
I am familiar with those cables, but I just had...

I am familiar with those cables, but I just had the impression that I could potentially skip that step. If I go that route, then it will create one more scenario for something to go wrong with the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19,736
Views: 1,887,257
Posted By ncfoster
I just posted something in the TV thread, but it...

I just posted something in the TV thread, but it may be more useful to post here.

My mom just picked up a new Sony TV, and I am trying to assess what the best way is to set things up for the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 344,474
Posted By ncfoster
My mom just picked up a 48W600B to replace her...

My mom just picked up a 48W600B to replace her dead TV. While she did not purchase it to take advantage of the SmartTV features, they do appear superior to the slow clunky ones that she has been...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
Is there a certain procedure that I can follow to...

Is there a certain procedure that I can follow to do some in-house diagnostics/calibration here? Since I don't really understand what the settings that I am changing are exactly, much less the many...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
I would be thrilled if it was as simple as that. ...

I would be thrilled if it was as simple as that. Is there actually a step to save them? When I go back in, they are where I left them, so I presume that they are being saved. I am just using...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
Update: Losing my mind. Pushed VOL SUS up more...

Update: Losing my mind. Pushed VOL SUS up more and more, and still was getting plenty of magenta sparkles. I still think it is better than it was, but I am losing hope. Wish I knew more about all...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
Watching hockey right now. Sparkles still...

Watching hockey right now. Sparkles still present, but much better. Can I get some more guidance as to what is a safe and/or reasonable range to push VOL SUS? Thanks.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,967
Views: 1,289,265
Posted By ncfoster
A lot of the choices have to do with what the...

A lot of the choices have to do with what the rest of your setup is. I am quite happy with my Tivo Mini that hooks into my Tivo Roamio in the living room. I also have a 3 tuner HD Homerun Prime...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-19-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
First, thank you for the input. I think that I...

First, thank you for the input. I think that I am perhaps on the right track this time.

But, man is this a frustrating process. I restored VOL RSTP to the original setting, since it seemed that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
I would love to take a photo or video, but I...

I would love to take a photo or video, but I don't know how useful it would be. Between frame-rate mismatches and moire issues, I am not getting particularly useful images or video on my phone. Not...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By ncfoster
Just to be clear...what I am seeing in the...

Just to be clear...what I am seeing in the service menu is "VOL RST P <=>". Is this what I should be changing, or is it something else?

It was initially at "028"

Is there a certain safe...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-31-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10,934
Views: 1,301,344
Posted By ncfoster
I have a Kuro PRO-101FD, with an increasingly bad...

I have a Kuro PRO-101FD, with an increasingly bad magenta sparkles problem. It has been so long since I messed with the ISF modes that I literally cannot remember whether I just enabled the modes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10,967
Views: 1,289,265
Posted By ncfoster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by giomania http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/255885/chicago-il-comcast/10800#post_24478382)

That is probably a glitch in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10,967
Views: 1,289,265
Posted By ncfoster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by andyross63 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/255885/chicago-il-comcast/10770#post_24428429)

Seems fine here in Schaumburg as of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-01-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10,967
Views: 1,289,265
Posted By ncfoster
Am I the only one who is seeing the Golf Channel...

Am I the only one who is seeing the Golf Channel on channel 216, where CNN usually is? Didn't get a channel change notification on my Tivo, and don't see it mentioned anywhere else. Haven't figured...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 143,273
Posted By ncfoster
I upgraded from a Tivo Premiere to a Tivo Roamio...

I upgraded from a Tivo Premiere to a Tivo Roamio Pro, which does RF. I know that this remote will handle DirecTV HD DVR RF duty, but I am guessing that it would be a lot to ask for it to do Tivo...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-12-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18,284
Views: 2,125,722
Posted By ncfoster
Looking for a good value Blu-ray player for my...

Looking for a good value Blu-ray player for my mom with the following criteria:

Must have:
- Supports discrete on/off.
- Reliable firmware updates in terms of keeping up with new release copy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-14-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By ncfoster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jdsmoothie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1429243/upgrading-a-marantz-sr5003#post_22401235)

Ah, that's right, you did say...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-14-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By ncfoster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jdsmoothie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1429243/upgrading-a-marantz-sr5003#post_22401224)

Models with the second sub...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By ncfoster
I did know that last year's would be cheaper,...

I did know that last year's would be cheaper, but since I am now 4 generations behind, I wasn't sure which of the older models might be the sweet spot for me, or the best regarded in the community....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By ncfoster
My mom needs a replacement receiver, and I am...

My mom needs a replacement receiver, and I am considering having her use my Marantz SR5003.

So, I am trying to figure out what would be a justifiable replacement for it without dropping a lot of...
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