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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
1080p and Bluray content is excellent on the...

1080p and Bluray content is excellent on the ST60. But I prefer the Samsungs for OTA antenna viewing.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,130
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Posted By tylerSC
The 720 Samsung plasmas have very good pic...

The 720 Samsung plasmas have very good pic quality with nice black levels and good viewing angles. Better than some of those expensive LEDs with other issues. However if you prefer LED there are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By tylerSC
Yes that Terk HDTVa is a great indoor antenna...

Yes that Terk HDTVa is a great indoor antenna worth giving a try.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 1,021,619
Posted By tylerSC
Sounds like you had a good Christmas...

Sounds like you had a good Christmas SpencerKarter. I would put that Slingbox at a friend's house to receive neighboring markets. I am going to investigate that myself, as I would like to receive...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-27-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
In Greer, you should be able to receive WBTV-3...

In Greer, you should be able to receive WBTV-3 from Charlotte reliably, which is also CBS. But I don't know what games they have tomorrow, other than the Panthers/Falcons contest. And you should also...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
Just wondering, because the images on the ST60 do...

Just wondering, because the images on the ST60 do not appear as sharp as the Samsung F5300. At least when connected to an OTA antenna.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,994
Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
There has been an issue with HDMI failure on the...

There has been an issue with HDMI failure on the upper tier Samsung models, perhaps due to the thin panels. The HDMI failed on our E7000 during a distant thunderstorm, but the 4500 was not damaged....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 03:40 PM
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Views: 939,300
Posted By tylerSC
Can you access the service menu on the ST60 and...

Can you access the service menu on the ST60 and adjust the Sharpness level presets? What is the method to access the service menu?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9,994
Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
I would make very sure that Amazon has a...

I would make very sure that Amazon has a replacement in stock, as they are about sold out. But what is the estimated cost of replacing the HDMI board? Can it be done without replacing the entire...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 877
Posted By tylerSC
I would love to believe there will be a K model...

I would love to believe there will be a K model plasma series, but supposedly 2014 was the last year for Samsung PDP production. And the Wiki is not necessarily a reliable source, so we will need to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 03:02 PM
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Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
Sorry to hear that. Was there a power surge or...

Sorry to hear that. Was there a power surge or static discharge? Apparently some of these Samsung plasmas are very vulnerable to HDMI failure due to power surges. Especially from the cable box. But...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
^^Although I did still find one regional store...

^^Although I did still find one regional store with a new 60 inch still in stock for $1499, but I definitely don't have those funds available right now. So sadly these last few remaining models may...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-27-2014, 02:45 PM
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Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
Well I may have missed out on the final Best Buy...

Well I may have missed out on the final Best Buy shipment, as a few stores in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Atlanta regions had them in stock right before Christmas and were still available on Friday. But...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9,130
Views: 621,562
Posted By tylerSC
The old Toshiba CRTs were great TVs, and I still...

The old Toshiba CRTs were great TVs, and I still have a 27 inch 4x3 SD version from 2004 with a flat pane of glass. Looks great hooked up to a converter box, although I am no longer currently using...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
^^Whenever I hear the words Blonder Tongue it...

^^Whenever I hear the words Blonder Tongue it usually means big money. So I will play around with some splitters and diplexers, but not expecting great results. Ultimately we may look at drilling a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By tylerSC
Perhaps try a Clearstream 2V or 4V. And possibly...

Perhaps try a Clearstream 2V or 4V. And possibly add an amp.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
I know combining cable and OTA signals does not...

I know combining cable and OTA signals does not always work due to interference. But I have heard of some folks doing it using splitters and diplexers. The problem is not a cable box, but rather...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 1,021,619
Posted By tylerSC
^^I agree WGGS looks good in HD. But I do miss...

^^I agree WGGS looks good in HD. But I do miss Jimmy and Joanne, and Tammy Faye. I think they still need some strong new hosts to be the lead personalities for their local Niteline programming and...
Forum: HD Radio   12-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,990
Posted By tylerSC
Unfortunately there were layoffs right before...

Unfortunately there were layoffs right before Christmas at the former CBS Charlotte stations, as Beasley has now taken over. Will be interesting to see if any changes or flips eventually occur under...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-25-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
I know it is not necessarily recommended, but I...

I know it is not necessarily recommended, but I may have to combine the Charter cable and OTA antenna inputs on one cable at my sister's house. Because the Charter tech only left one cable down the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 1,021,619
Posted By tylerSC
Is there a local pawn shop or electronics store...

Is there a local pawn shop or electronics store in the Greenville area that will purchase a new condition plasma TV? I have a new LG 6600 50 inch plasma smart TV I would like to sell for about $350....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9,994
Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
That's basically the question I had when I was...

That's basically the question I had when I was wondering if different panels were used on various F8500 models. On the F4500 and F5300 panels there were both A and B models, with the B version ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9,994
Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
Yes they are all Samsung panels. But they do...

Yes they are all Samsung panels. But they do vary. The 60F5300 A model used a US02 Samsung panel. But the better B version used a TS02 Samsung panel. Same with the A and B versions of the 51F4500. I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,207
Posted By tylerSC
^^Well Best Buy certainly seem to have some...

^^Well Best Buy certainly seem to have some problematic issues with their inventory process, especially with high demand or limited quantity items. And availability is apparently determined by...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9,994
Views: 506,987
Posted By tylerSC
I was wondering what panel is used on the...

I was wondering what panel is used on the 51F8500, particularly the recent builds. I have a 51E7000 that has a TS02 panel and outstanding picture. Just wondering about the F8500.
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