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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Otto Pylot
You don't. You have to trust the mfr that when...

You don't. You have to trust the mfr that when they say HDMI 2.0 support that includes all of the protocols that your particular panel can handle (8-bit or 10-bit), CEC Extensions, etc. If the new...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would post your question in the LCD forum that...

I would post your question in the LCD forum that is specific for your tv because you might get a better response there. However, using a disk alone will not calibrate your tv. At best all you can do...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Otto Pylot
S-IPS panels will lose "blackness" at off-axis...

S-IPS panels will lose "blackness" at off-axis viewing but the angle is much greater than the non-IPS panels. However, the blacks tend to be not as dark as some other panel types. I have an S-IPS LG...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 149,452
Posted By Otto Pylot
Interesting discussion. BTW, I just picked up a...

Interesting discussion. BTW, I just picked up a little 32H5201 yesterday for the bedroom. TS01 version. Gonna wall mount it this coming weekend. Not a bad little set so far. Keeping it at default...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Otto Pylot
Disable ARC/CEC on all of your devices and get a...

Disable ARC/CEC on all of your devices and get a programmable remote like a Harmony as suggested. I have an older 880 that controls my entire HTS with just the push of one or two buttons. It works...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Otto Pylot
Probably not till late this year and next year....

Probably not till late this year and next year. Almost anything that meets even the most basic HDMI 2.0 spec can be called HDMI 2.0, so unless your purchasing a 4k tv that has the panel depth and...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Otto Pylot
Why don't you try all three and see what sounds...

Why don't you try all three and see what sounds best to you?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 354
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'll second Costco. BB is a good place as well...

I'll second Costco. BB is a good place as well because you can play Costco against them for a price match. Fry's Electronics as well. I tend not to buy my major electronic purchases online. I prefer...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By Otto Pylot
Excuse me? What's wrong?

Excuse me? What's wrong?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some have claimed success loosening the screws or...

Some have claimed success loosening the screws or gently "massaging" the panel where the bleed occurs. Loosening the screws may work if done VERY carefully but the panel massage is dicey. It's up to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,368
Posted By Otto Pylot
So you pay for Netflix, you pay for Hulu+, you...

So you pay for Netflix, you pay for Hulu+, you pay for HBO Go, you pay for CBS, ad naseum. It seems to me that this would become just another pay tv service only with multiple providers not just one....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 69,703
Posted By Otto Pylot
I use 6' Redmere cables to connect the AppleTV2...

I use 6' Redmere cables to connect the AppleTV2 and blu-ray player to the receiver and then to the tv. Works perfectly. They should work with any device as they are dumb cables with a little...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Otto Pylot
Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic. Anything but a...

Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic. Anything but a Vizio.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Otto Pylot
We have a metal roof with our antenna mounted at...

We have a metal roof with our antenna mounted at about 30'AGL, single story home. The mast is anchored into a "mast holder" (sorry I don't remember the exact term) which is bolted thru the metal roof...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By Otto Pylot
Great! I think inside or outside the conduit is...

Great! I think inside or outside the conduit is personal preference as long as the conduit is in place for future use.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Otto Pylot
Hmmm, did the board replacement correct what ever...

Hmmm, did the board replacement correct what ever the issue was? Maybe there's no difference between the boards for the two panel sizes and you just need to flash the firmware up to the latest...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Otto Pylot
Philosophical differences. If I have an open wall...

Philosophical differences. If I have an open wall that I can install conduit in, then I would much rather install my cabling in the conduit of sufficient size to handle the cable I'm currently using...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some tv models don't allow the complete disabling...

Some tv models don't allow the complete disabling of motion interpolation. It may have something to do with whether it's native 120Hz or native 60Hz. I know I can turn TruMotion off altogether on my...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-13-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would move your idea to the LCD forum for...

I would move your idea to the LCD forum for better exposure and possibly some discussion.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Otto Pylot
First of all you should post your question in the...

First of all you should post your question in the LCD forum that is specific to your model. Second, there is no real good reason to enter into the Service Menu because that is the quickest way to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Otto Pylot
AppleTV or a physical connection depending on...

AppleTV or a physical connection depending on whether your phone/tablet has a/v out or not.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-13-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Otto Pylot
Get a calibration disk an adjust the sharpness...

Get a calibration disk an adjust the sharpness according to the pattern. That's the best you can do unless you just adjust it by eye. There is no universal setting, other than setting it to off (1 or...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Otto Pylot
Some tv's just come out of the box looking really...

Some tv's just come out of the box looking really good and need very little, if any, adjusting. However, I would use a well made blu-ray to check my adjustments but I'd never use one as the source...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-12-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Otto Pylot
There is no such thing as an HDMI 2.0 cable. Any,...

There is no such thing as an HDMI 2.0 cable. Any, certified High Speed HDMI cable will work just fine with the HDMI 1.4/2.0 hardware protocols. HDMI with ethernet is superfluous as there are no...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Otto Pylot
Sounds like you might just have to tweak to taste...

Sounds like you might just have to tweak to taste and not worry about adjusting your monitor to reference standards for gaming.
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