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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-27-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By htwaits
The last valid ISO firmware was December, 2011....

The last valid ISO firmware was December, 2011. I'm currently running the one before that which was September, 2011.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 2,777,697
Posted By htwaits
I'm not a service tech, but as I understand it, a...

I'm not a service tech, but as I understand it, a power supply going bad will make noise that can be traced to the power supply card and it's best heard from the back of the set.

I have a 6010 and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 2,777,697
Posted By htwaits
Were you aware of how "bad" the buzz was when the...

Were you aware of how "bad" the buzz was when the set was at your parent's home?

A power supply can malfunction and make noise. Plasma technology can cause a buzz that varies from set to set. To...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17,760
Views: 1,389,707
Posted By htwaits
In the US, the standard method used by...

In the US, the standard method used by professional calibrators is to leave OPPO players in a default state and calibrate the display. If your calibrator has already done the work and you're happy...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 2,777,697
Posted By htwaits
The best place to start is a PM to turbe. He can...

The best place to start is a PM to turbe. He can point you to tour information. A professional calibration done by someone with a good reputation here at AVS will cost from $300 to $500 depending on...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 2,777,697
Posted By htwaits
The top calibrators who are active here at AVS do...

The top calibrators who are active here at AVS do tours. The next step to finding one is to post your general location.

You can check references and locations using the links in the signature...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12,745
Views: 874,704
Posted By htwaits
Most repair services have an hourly rate with a...

Most repair services have an hourly rate with a travel charge plus parts.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-23-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,545
Views: 1,033,856
Posted By htwaits
Yea!!! :D

Yea!!! :D
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 364,986
Posted By htwaits
I've never been in a silent room. My OPPO is in...

I've never been in a silent room. My OPPO is in another room with my computer and other noisy devices. In general I think that most OPPO owners, in what ever quite conditions they have, don't...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 364,986
Posted By htwaits
My head makes more noise than a "faint blowing of...

My head makes more noise than a "faint blowing of air." ;)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12,416
Views: 581,662
Posted By htwaits
No TV can match the video processing found in...

No TV can match the video processing found in major brand Blu-ray players.

The OPPO stands out for it's DVD processing and other features. If you like the Darbee effect that's another advantage...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17,760
Views: 1,389,707
Posted By htwaits
Then your problem is a glitch which is way beyond...

Then your problem is a glitch which is way beyond my pay grade (0). :laugh:
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17,760
Views: 1,389,707
Posted By htwaits
A spotless disk can still need cleaning even if...

A spotless disk can still need cleaning even if it's the first time it's been played. Also a spotless disk can be defective because of a fault in it's manufacture. The optical drive in your OPPO can...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 2,777,697
Posted By htwaits
That's right, especially if the new player is an...

That's right, especially if the new player is an OPPO. Your set should have been calibrated with generated test patterns.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10,545
Views: 1,033,856
Posted By htwaits
No way am I eating any stinking plastic. :eek:

No way am I eating any stinking plastic. :eek:
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12,416
Views: 581,662
Posted By htwaits
From what I've read, I don't think that using the...

From what I've read, I don't think that using the slides will be as effective as other possibilities.



In addition to the WoW disc, I would also try a 1.78:1 aspect ratio bright movie like the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 364,986
Posted By htwaits
You're welcome. :D

You're welcome. :D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,482
Posted By htwaits
Me and you baby. If you haven't been suckered by...

Me and you baby. If you haven't been suckered by A/V marketing, you haven't tried. :D
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 364,986
Posted By htwaits
What you've been told is suspect. HDMI signals...

What you've been told is suspect. HDMI signals always carry both video with audio added in the areas not used by the video signal. At the very least, the video carrier will be filled with black. I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,482
Posted By htwaits
I realized that this form factor does have...

I realized that this form factor does have something to offer the dedicated videophile. There's only one catch—it's a solo affair.

Mark, how many dedicated videophiles are there in the world will...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12,745
Views: 874,704
Posted By htwaits
Yes. I'm not an owner, but I'm sure it's in your...

Yes. I'm not an owner, but I'm sure it's in your manual. A search on "Home Theater" will probably work too.

Try this:

Apps > Viera Link > Speaker Output
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17,760
Views: 1,389,707
Posted By htwaits
The OPPO BD-93 with firmware from 2011 is the...

The OPPO BD-93 with firmware from 2011 is the only model that can play .ISO files from an externally connected storage device.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,442
Views: 373,570
Posted By htwaits
You don't need a consensus. You can try any...

You don't need a consensus. You can try any posted settings and judge for yourself if there is any improvement in picture quality. The only way to be sure that you're getting the most accurate PQ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17,760
Views: 1,389,707
Posted By htwaits
Good for you. Here is something that might...

Good for you.

Here is something that might help you in the future. I used 28AWG HDMI cables in a relative's installation. After about three years gravity effected one cable enough that it...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-09-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10,545
Views: 1,033,856
Posted By htwaits
Of course he/she is. :D

Of course he/she is. :D
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