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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2017, 04:18 PM
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Posted By skriefal
First-stage tech support often isn't allowed to...

First-stage tech support often isn't allowed to do anything but read from a set of canned scripts, and maybe a few other limited things (like looking at photos). Probably outsourced, too. Most...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2017, 03:33 PM
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Posted By skriefal
I believe the container format (file structure)...

I believe the container format (file structure) is supported by Windows Media Player. But the video codec used for the video stream is often not supported, leaving the user with audio but no video...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2017, 10:02 AM
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Posted By skriefal
.mov is primarily an Apple/Mac thing. Most...

.mov is primarily an Apple/Mac thing. Most Windows PCs can't play them without installing additional software. And the IT guys probably won't permit that software to be installed on the support...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-27-2017, 04:12 PM
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Posted By skriefal
It's rolling out to all owners over the next few...

It's rolling out to all owners over the next few weeks. No need to get on the beta list. One day you'll come home, turn your TV on, and will have the new firmware!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2017, 05:58 AM
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Posted By skriefal
As others have pointed out - marketing...

As others have pointed out - marketing departments love buzzwords and made-up acronyms. QLED, XLED, Xtreme Black Engine Pro, etc. And most "normal" consumers eat this stuff up too. But enthusiasts...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2017, 05:36 AM
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Posted By skriefal
It's clearly possible - the Android-based Sony...

It's clearly possible - the Android-based Sony XBR65X930D in my other room has a built-in Amazon Prime app.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-23-2017, 04:29 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Are you referring to the 'Audio system...

Are you referring to the 'Audio system prioritization' option under the Sound settings? I've enabled that. It did not eliminate the behavior that I described. I'm using a circa-2014 Yamaha...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-23-2017, 04:18 PM
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Posted By skriefal
The only problem that I've had is that about 50%...

The only problem that I've had is that about 50% of the time I need to manually switch the TV from "TV speakers" to "Audio system." The X930D with the new firmware seems to really want to use its...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By skriefal
Where do we obtain these remotes? I do have the...

Where do we obtain these remotes? I do have the beta firmware - but haven't seen or heard anything about acquiring the new remote. It does appear to be a nice improvement over the basic remote that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-15-2017, 05:40 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Works fine with the remote from my 2015 Vizio...

Works fine with the remote from my 2015 Vizio M50. Model # of the remote is XRT500.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-02-2017, 02:41 PM
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Posted By skriefal
The 13.6GB/sec is the unpacked/decoded video...

The 13.6GB/sec is the unpacked/decoded video being passed to the display. the 15Mb/sec is the packed/encoded data stream. These cannot be directly compared. A better comparison would be the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By skriefal
True. But be careful - some AVRs will not output...

True. But be careful - some AVRs will not output digital sources via the Zone 2 / 3 pre-outs.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,376
Posted By skriefal
You might have listened to that one less...

You might have listened to that one less frequently than you thought... :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2017, 08:26 AM
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Posted By skriefal
Another one of your posts states that you're...

Another one of your posts states that you're using an Onkyo TX-NR1030 A/V receiver. The TX-NR1030 supports the HDCP 2.2 copy protection only on the HDMI3 input. Is your UHD Blu-ray player connected...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-03-2017, 09:34 PM
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Posted By skriefal
The "stick" is limited to 1080p/2K. You'll need...

The "stick" is limited to 1080p/2K. You'll need the FireTV "box" to get 4K (but no HDR).
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2016, 06:30 PM
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Posted By skriefal
# 28955x here. Ordered within an hour of the...

# 28955x here. Ordered within an hour of the email going out. So it's likely that they've sold 300+ units, given that most of the orders are likely for UDP-203s. :-)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2016, 04:54 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Fedex allows you to set up notifications via...

Fedex allows you to set up notifications via email or SMS whenever an item is shipped to you. I did that a few years ago - and got the shipping notification directly from them a little less than 2...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-09-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,493
Posted By skriefal
Hold off for a bit before you choose to buy that...

Hold off for a bit before you choose to buy that new 4K HDTV! :) There's not likely to be much (if any) extra cash in our pockets, regardless of which candidate had been elected.

And yes, Dish...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2016, 12:23 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Similar problem here. My tablet will charge if...

Similar problem here. My tablet will charge if connected directly to the micro USB output from the power adapter. But it will not charge when I place it in the wireless charger/base - the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-14-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By skriefal
There are still some Audio Technica AT150MLx...

There are still some Audio Technica AT150MLx cartridges available from a Hong Kong-based seller on eBay for a few dollars over $300. That'd be my pick. Good sound and great tracking. Or the Denon...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-14-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By skriefal
If your LAB 440 is in good operating condition...

If your LAB 440 is in good operating condition then keep it. A DP-300F would be a downgrade.

What cartridge are you using? If the cartridge is good and replacement stylii are available, then a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2016, 04:50 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Excellent - thanks! Now time to do the Service...

Excellent - thanks! Now time to do the Service Check, and then take a walk :-).
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-26-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 49,027
Posted By skriefal
Companies rarely care about the people who made...

Companies rarely care about the people who made them what they are.

And we need much better Internet connectivity -- even in urban areas -- before streaming services can fully or even mostly...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-28-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By skriefal
If the college isn't providing boxes then it's...

If the college isn't providing boxes then it's high likely that they're not using QAM. It could even be an antenna feed, and not "cable" at all. As others have stated, the OP needs to talk to the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-22-2016, 07:50 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Thanks! Well, I'd like them to be in a race for...

Thanks! Well, I'd like them to be in a race for fiber (or comparable) to my home -- but at least there is finally some signs of progress from one of the parties...
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