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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By RandyWalters
There were a lot of discussions and complaints...

There were a lot of discussions and complaints here in various threads about the ST60's silver border, but after buying mine it really turned out to be a non-issue in my home and i only notice it if...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By RandyWalters
You'll probably never find an Aurora card, and...

You'll probably never find an Aurora card, and if you do it would probably be expensive. These things were like gold back in the day and almost impossible to find when they were discontinued. But...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By RandyWalters
It seems to come down to an individual's luck...

It seems to come down to an individual's luck more than any particular brand's failure rate. On the Plasma and LCD forums we've had people who had bad luck with the more reliable brands, while...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By RandyWalters
This cable is only for use on 4K / UHD...

This cable is only for use on 4K / UHD Televisions so even if it really does upscale HD to 4K as they claim, your Plasma TV will not display a 4K / UHD signal. You might even fry something in...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By RandyWalters
There is absolutely no need to use any type or...

There is absolutely no need to use any type or brand of screen cleaning solution on a Plasma TV whether it has an AR coating or not. Simple water sprayed onto a soft cloth works perfectly and is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 14,414
Posted By RandyWalters
Speaking of in the face, this was a pretty good...

Speaking of in the face, this was a pretty good Panasonic Plasma ad:

http://youtu.be/DAjf-XMewO4
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-23-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By RandyWalters
Good point, and sometimes the newer models have...

Good point, and sometimes the newer models have poorer picture quality then their predecessors do (as they make them cheaper and cheaper).
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,679
Posted By RandyWalters
Here's a handy screen size calculator -...

Here's a handy screen size calculator - http://cavecreations.com/tv2.cgi

By upgrading to a 43" widescreen TV, your standard def 4:3 content will actually be a little smaller, and full screen HD...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 14,414
Posted By RandyWalters
Mack might still have the policy that allows you...

Mack might still have the policy that allows you to buy their warranty up to 9 months after buying the TV. I don't think Square Trade has this option. If you're within that 9 month window, maybe...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By RandyWalters
My first choice in this size range would be the...

My first choice in this size range would be the Sony 48" W600B series LED LCD TV http://store.sony.com/47.6-diag-w600b-series-led-hdtv-zid27-KDL48W600B/cat-27-catid-Sony-HD-TVs

LG makes a bunch...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By RandyWalters
My U-Verse Internet is 6 mbps and $46 per month...

My U-Verse Internet is 6 mbps and $46 per month and is barely fast enough to stream video as it is so even if they have the capability to deliver the speeds required for 4K, i bet it would be...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By RandyWalters
Don't you mean a 46" LED LCD TV? ...

Don't you mean a 46" LED LCD TV?


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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 41,297
Posted By RandyWalters
Thanks - at least now i know i'm not going...

Thanks - at least now i know i'm not going insane. I looked everywhere on that old DVD and couldn't figure out why i'm not finding it :D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
That particular old LCD TV most assuredly does...

That particular old LCD TV most assuredly does not have a digital/ATSC tuner as they weren't required in TVs back in 2003. The only way you'll get that TV to tune the digital channels over an...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,679
Posted By RandyWalters
But that TV is not a 720p TV, it's native...

But that TV is not a 720p TV, it's native resolution is actually 768p so whether you set your cable box to output 1080i or 720p the TV will scale the signal to 768p anyway. It's been my...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,617
Posted By RandyWalters
It's true that there are no more 2013 TV sets in...

It's true that there are no more 2013 TV sets in their distribution chain, but various boards and other parts are still available from Panasonic's consumer and pro parts departments (including...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By RandyWalters
Ah, the W790B is a Canadian model and isn't...

Ah, the W790B is a Canadian model and isn't available in the USA.

I looked at Sony Canada's site and selected these two models for comparison and the only differences i saw were that the W800B...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By RandyWalters
The PLA60 is just the wall bracket/arm portion...

The PLA60 is just the wall bracket/arm portion where you have to choose and buy the mounting plate separately and that does get confusing.

But they also have a Universal version (PLA60-UNLP) that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By RandyWalters
The W790B series doesn't come up on the Sony...

The W790B series doesn't come up on the Sony website so it's probably a non-USA version of the W800B. Are you here in the USA, or are you in a foreign country? TVs are country-specific so it's...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By RandyWalters
Check out the Peerless PLA60 series mount. I...

Check out the Peerless PLA60 series mount. I have the smaller PLA50 and it has adjustable tilt (with a big knob on the back) and allows rotating the TV by hand to level i tout, so i presume the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-17-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,785
Posted By RandyWalters
I was watching Good Morning America today and in...

I was watching Good Morning America today and in the studio they had a Sammy HU9000 curved TV sitting on a steel table (during the story about the inventor of the Selfie). Up till now i've never...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By RandyWalters
According to the Quick Start Guide for the 65VT50...

According to the Quick Start Guide for the 65VT50 in PDF, the screws that are included with the stand are 12 pcs of a silver colored M5 x 16mm screw, plus one black M4 x 10mm screw - so the four...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,907
Posted By RandyWalters
The company that would be supplying the OLED...

The company that would be supplying the OLED Panels is LG Display Company, and it is completely separate from LG Electronics. LG Display Co provides LCD and OLED panels directly to the various TV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,482
Posted By RandyWalters
One way around this would be to bulk-ship a stack...

One way around this would be to bulk-ship a stack of curved TVs from Korea in one big palletized carton, then repackage them into individual retail carton when they reach the destination country.
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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,229
Posted By RandyWalters
Dunno about the matte screen thing (see my...

Dunno about the matte screen thing (see my comments 6 posts above).

I haven't given the Samsung UHD TVs more than a quick glance (and that stupid curved crap is an instantaneous turn-off) so i...
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