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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-07-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,103
Views: 297,095
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
If I found a TV which was otherwise great, with...

If I found a TV which was otherwise great, with no issues at all, and it had 1 dead pixel, I'd buy it in a second. That's like 99.9999% perfect. I may be purchasing a KS8000 soon, if luck is with...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7,230
Views: 868,695
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I am running Focal Aria 906s in my "small"...

I am running Focal Aria 906s in my "small" system. Very surprised by how good they sound, for the money. Have mainly used them for simple jazz and acoustic music. When listening to Diana Krall,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-01-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11,753
Views: 1,430,464
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Could someone give me an idea of how many...

Could someone give me an idea of how many streaming apps are presently supported on the BDP-95? I know it was released with a rather short list. Are such apps as PBS, MLB TV, Bloomberg, WSJ,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
No one has mentioned the 7308 tube, which is a...

No one has mentioned the 7308 tube, which is a direct replacement for the 6DJ8 / 6922.

I have done some tube swapping in a preamp between Sovtek 6922, older RCA 6DJ8, NOS Philips JAN 6922, and...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Jumping in on an older thread. I own a pair...

Jumping in on an older thread.

I own a pair of the original VR-4 speakers, acquired in 1996, upgraded by Albert Von Schweikert himself in circa 2001. Albert even personally adjusted and tweaked...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8,589
Views: 1,180,304
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
My BDT-110 is working perfectly with Netflix....

My BDT-110 is working perfectly with Netflix. Never a problem.

However it freezes every few minutes with Hulu. Almost every commercial break.

No problems at all on my computer with either...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by jLp...

Quote:Originally Posted by jLp vAk3r0 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1451727/insignia#post_22969084)

Have you tried gaming on it?


No. I don't own a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tom_Bombadil http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1451727/insignia#post_22916313)

Actually, I did!

I decided that I wasn't super...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-03-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I will add that the Super Bowl looked very good...

I will add that the Super Bowl looked very good on this set. And it isn't because I'm not used to HD. I owned a 47" HDTV set for 7 years prior to this one. My source was OTA.

It was funny that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-03-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I admit that I haven't even checked if my set...

I admit that I haven't even checked if my set has a program guide. I'm using an on-line guide and most of my viewing is from Netflix. And I am very patient on menu buttons and power on time and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by jLp...

Quote:Originally Posted by jLp vAk3r0 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1451727/insignia#post_22909172)

Did you ever get the Insignia?

I'm looking at...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I would probably pop for something like a...

I would probably pop for something like a Panasonic P60GT50 plasma. I've seen them for around $1700 of late. Great picture. You did say you would consider plasma.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   01-17-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I missed out on the Best Buy clearance on the...

I missed out on the Best Buy clearance on the 46EX640. They sold them out at $699. They ran a nationwide search for me but all warehouses showed zero quantity remaining.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Here is an in-depth review of an E50, the 42"...

Here is an in-depth review of an E50, the 42" model. The 47" set should be the same.

http://www.televisioninfo.com/content/Panasonic-TC-L42E50-LED-HDTV-Review.htm
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 505,881
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by chicolom http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1395734/official-samsung-unxxeh6000-owners-thread/1710#post_22839563)

Interesting. I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 76,164
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PlayNice http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412719/vizio-m3d550kd/540#post_22832400)

I would say it was something with your set...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-15-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Yes, I would look for them. Yes, I would...

Yes, I would look for them.

Yes, I would care about them.

Yes, I would return a set, but probably only if it had more than 2 dead pixels. Or if for some reason, they were very noticeable. But...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-14-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 95,288
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Melonie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442157/official-lg-47ls4500-55ls4500-owners-thread/120#post_22830561)

hi, i have the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-14-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,676
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Here's what a professional reviewer did with a...

Here's what a professional reviewer did with a 50L240a13

http://www.televisioninfo.com/content/Insignia-NS-50L240A13-HDTV-Review/Calibration.htm
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Yes, I'm going to post about the lightly...

Yes, I'm going to post about the lightly regarded Best Buy house brand, Insignia.

I've been comparing a number of inexpensive 42" to 50" TVs at a number of stores and my impression was that the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-12-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I was reading the Troubleshooting section of an...

I was reading the Troubleshooting section of an Insignia TV manual. I came across the following problem:

"The Picture has a few bright or dark spots"

The "solution" read:

"A few bright or...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,010
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I looked at 3 of them in stores, a 40L5200 and...

I looked at 3 of them in stores, a 40L5200 and two 50L5200, showing letterbox material and could see only the slightest edge bleeding if I really looked for it, on two of them. I know this is a big...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-11-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,010
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
When people here comment about seeing edge...

When people here comment about seeing edge flashlighting when watching at night, are you watching in a dark room? Just wondering because I never watch TV in a dark room, can't stand it. I always...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-11-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 166,029
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
I would buy a 50U50 in a minute, if I thought I...

I would buy a 50U50 in a minute, if I thought I could put up with the buzz sound that many of them emit. I am very, very sensitive to electronic buzz/hum noises. They drive me crazy.

I really...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-11-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tom_Bombadil
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RenatoRusso http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1441234/please-help-lg-47ls4500-or-samsung-un46es6003#post_22811944)


SO, I kept...
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