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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's unfortunate. There are some very good...

That's unfortunate. There are some very good reasons why all tv mfrs discourage owners from entering the SM to make changes. Quite often the main boards are the same for various models for cost...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By Otto Pylot
European models differ from North American...

European models differ from North American versions because of the voltage requirements as mentioned above (there are ways around that) and the digital tuners used. North American models use ATSC ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,401
Views: 360,005
Posted By Otto Pylot
Any certified high speed hdmi cable will do if...

Any certified high speed hdmi cable will do if the distance is under 25' (the current maximum certifiable length). Longer than 25' you may need a thicker gauge cable or an active cable with Redmere...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Otto Pylot
Entering the SM is a very dangerous and un-wise...

Entering the SM is a very dangerous and un-wise thing to do. You can quickly brick a tv or make it worse if you press the wrong key or click Enter in the wrong place. There a lots of SM codes and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-20-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 73
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ Ratman is correct. But being as I'm here,...

^^^^ Ratman is correct. But being as I'm here, disable ARC/CEC on your tv and receiver. The downside is that you will have to use multiple remotes unless you go with something like a Harmony which...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC can easily handle DD (5.1), just like an...

ARC can easily handle DD (5.1), just like an optical connection can, but that's it. Neither connection can transmit HD audio. Most tv's nowadays can do that when using the internal ATSC tuner for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1

+1
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,462
Posted By Otto Pylot
Using the internal ATSC tuner via either an OTA...

Using the internal ATSC tuner via either an OTA source, cable source, or the smart apps if 5.1 is available. Possible via USB if the tv supports that source.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Otto Pylot
Quite a few tv's will not pass 5.1 via HDMI...

Quite a few tv's will not pass 5.1 via HDMI connected to the tv because the tv's can't decode the signal. The only way to get 5.1 from the tv is to use the internal ATSC tuner via coax either with an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ excellent points. I've been burned by Vizio...

^^^^^ excellent points. I've been burned by Vizio twice so I'm a big jaded. Never had a problem with RCA (my first color tv in college), Sony, LG (our current main tv) and Samsung (we have two,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
Even if the two tv's compared have equal pq, the...

Even if the two tv's compared have equal pq, the Sony's price could reflect more stringent qc, higher quality components, and better software/firmware as opposed to the "lego-built" Vizio's, at least...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto Pylot
And those differences are perceptually noticeable...

And those differences are perceptually noticeable to the average viewer?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Otto Pylot
So, you had a perfectly good tv and bricked it...

So, you had a perfectly good tv and bricked it because you were messing around in an area that you shouldn't have been in? And now you're going to return it for a refund or exchange?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
I've never seen one that does exactly what you...

I've never seen one that does exactly what you want, but then again, I've never looked that hard. I have an LG and one of the reasons I purchased the LG was for the ATSC tuner. I had an LG HDTV STB...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ solid advice. I have my cables installed in...

^^^^ solid advice. I have my cables installed in a conduit, with an extra cable (all solid core CAT-6) and a pull-string with service loops at both ends.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-18-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 309,300
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ my guess is that they are Snow Birds and...

^^^^^ my guess is that they are Snow Birds and waiting for their vacation season to end before coming back to complete the march to Westeros.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   05-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By Otto Pylot
No such thing as HDMI 2.0 cables, and I doubt...

No such thing as HDMI 2.0 cables, and I doubt that Monoprice is selling them as such. High speed hdmi is all you need to look for. Cable runs under about 10' can be done with the thinner gauge...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-17-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
You are not a rare bird. There are lots of folks...

You are not a rare bird. There are lots of folks who don't pay for their tv and use an antenna for OTA. I'm one of those. TV's nowadays just have an ATSC (digital) tuner so that you can receive HDTV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-17-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Otto Pylot
That's interesting. I just Googled the model and...

That's interesting. I just Googled the model and then read the specs. It clearly states 4 HDMI inputs but it wasn't clear as to WHERE those HDMI inputs are. I just assumed that if the specs said HDMI...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-16-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Otto Pylot
I just searched the model numbers. Personally,...

I just searched the model numbers. Personally, I'd never purchase a tv that doesn't have alternative connections.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-16-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Otto Pylot
As far as I can tell, the JS8500 and the JU7100...

As far as I can tell, the JS8500 and the JU7100 have 4 HDMI inputs so I'm not sure where you got that information. The OCB is designed so that as formats and specs change, you can keep your tv...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-16-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDCP (2.1/2.2) is already incorporated into...

HDCP (2.1/2.2) is already incorporated into current HDMI protocols. You will only need HDCP 2.2 to stream/view copy protected 4K UHD media. And the reason that HDCP 2.2 is the new format is because...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Otto Pylot
FWIW, HBO Go definitely streams their content in...

FWIW, HBO Go definitely streams their content in 5.1 via AppleTV 2 (and probably other stb's as well). I would imagine that HBO Now is the same. It could be a limitation of trying to stream it thru...
Forum: Display Calibration   05-16-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Otto Pylot
While sharing settings may work for some, it is...

While sharing settings may work for some, it is not recommended due to the differences in component tolerances from tv to tv. What works on one tv may look terrible on another tv. You're best off to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-16-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By Otto Pylot
The OCB is a pretty cool idea even though there...

The OCB is a pretty cool idea even though there are reported issues from time to time after upgrading the firmware. Using you avr as the hub of your HTS is the recommended approach. However, the...
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