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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-05-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By ddubb
Thanks again to everyone. I am continuing to...

Thanks again to everyone. I am continuing to research this stuff but it helps a lot to get some answers here. I'm finding answers on my own but your help gives me a little more confidence. This is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-05-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By ddubb
Thanks to all for responding. regiment1 -...

Thanks to all for responding.

regiment1 - so you're saying that if I connect this directly to a set top box (whether satellite or cable) then I still need another tuner between the set top box...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-04-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By ddubb
I think I just figured it out. I'm guessing...

I think I just figured it out. I'm guessing there's no digital tv tuner in this Viewsonic product. So as long as its hooked up to cable/satellite it will work fine as a television; that is, as a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-04-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By ddubb
Disclaimer: if you find ill-researched noob...

Disclaimer: if you find ill-researched noob questions annoying please look away!

I'll take the rotten tomatoes if I can get a little help quickly! I did a real quick preliminary stab at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,254
Posted By ddubb
Thanks to everyone who has responded, there's...

Thanks to everyone who has responded, there's something of value for me in each response.

ReneV - I understand what you're saying about not beating myself up over one little feature, if its...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-18-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,254
Posted By ddubb
ReneV - do you have any experience with Linux? ...

ReneV - do you have any experience with Linux?

I'm considering having a custom htpc built. This issue I'm having with the nvidia control panel, is this the sort of thing that is typically...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,254
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by klipsch...

Quote:Originally Posted by klipsch http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14075965)

a dvi detective or similar device would prolly solve your problem...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,871
Posted By ddubb
I also had just posted a new thread on this. I...

I also had just posted a new thread on this. I tried to search the issue before starting a new thread. But I was so convinced that the issue was specific to my video card, so that's what I did the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,254
Posted By ddubb
In a nutshell, I can't always get the NVIDIA...

In a nutshell, I can't always get the NVIDIA Control Panel to show all of the possible "multiple display" options. It seems to depend on what's turned on at the time I boot my computer; or if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-02-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 156,469
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by shinksma...

Quote:Originally Posted by shinksma http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13777261)

The 606, while it does scale, probably doesn't do it any better...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-02-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 156,469
Posted By ddubb
Hey guys I'm pretty new to this. Putting...

Hey guys I'm pretty new to this. Putting together my first set up. Here's what I got so far.

Samsung 720p 50" DLP HL-R5067...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,260,027
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by VeeArSix...

Quote:Originally Posted by VeeArSix http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13725416)

the mics are identical. your friend's will work fine.


(In...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,260,027
Posted By ddubb
I know a little about using the internet. I know...

I know a little about using the internet. I know nothing about developing things, websites, etc. How difficult is it to develop a wiki? Having one coordinated with this discussion forum would help a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-25-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,277
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by Rick_R...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rick_R http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13727247)

The 722 has a 500 GB hard drive. For MPEG2 encoding it takes up to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-25-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,277
Posted By ddubb
Any other uses or advantages for having this dvr...

Any other uses or advantages for having this dvr hooked up to a home network? Is there any way to play (and discretely record) any programming on your pc?

I have a few questions about connecting...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-25-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By ddubb
Tim, So is using a pc for this out of the...

Tim,

So is using a pc for this out of the question? My pc (very typical desktop) does have digital audio coax input. However the best video inputs are coaxial and s-vid.

And added bonus to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 299,887
Posted By ddubb
allargon - (and others) - thanks for your help....

allargon - (and others) - thanks for your help. My tv is 720p, my avr (Onkyo TX-SR605) downconverts 1080i to 720p. Should I still have him set my VIP 722 to 1080i?

When I ordered the upgrade, I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,260,027
Posted By ddubb
I thought I got a great deal on my 605, but then...

I thought I got a great deal on my 605, but then I see here that others are doing as good/better. I got a last open box model from a local regional chain big box store. $320 + $60 for 5 year...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 299,887
Posted By ddubb
Hey guys I'm pretty much a noob to hdtv, I'll be...

Hey guys I'm pretty much a noob to hdtv, I'll be having my first upgrade to hdtv programming in a couple days. I'll be getting the Dish 722 dvr.

When I had my dish originally installed, the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   03-08-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By ddubb
Well the set linked above was actually $998. As...

Well the set linked above was actually $998. As well as discontinued, last set was the display, and it was broken.

The good news is I went to Best Buy and picked up a open box Samsung 50" DLP...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   03-08-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by Barrybud...

Quote:Originally Posted by Barrybud http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13271988)

ddubb,

If you are not going to get HD content in any way do...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-02-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,453
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by RandyWalters...

Quote:Originally Posted by RandyWalters http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/9815901)

It also heavily depends on exactly what kind of "SD" you're...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-29-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By ddubb
Quote:Originally Posted by borf...

Quote:Originally Posted by borf http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13225587)

Surely theres not much reason to sit on the fence anymore (R.I.P....
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-26-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By ddubb
Sorry, I should've been more clear on price. ...

Sorry, I should've been more clear on price.

I am willing to go over $2k if that's what it takes. So anything less expensive than a Mits Diamond series would be cool. Just trying to save money...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-26-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By ddubb
Motion blur is the one effect that has kept me...

Motion blur is the one effect that has kept me from buying. I've been shopping for years and I just won't bite until that issue has been solved. Maybe its me, being more sensitive than most, but it...
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