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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
I tried MIT 8' speaker cables, S-Video cable and...

I tried MIT 8' speaker cables, S-Video cable and audio interconnects many years ago. None produced an indication (actually none) of audio/video improvement to justify the prices.

Search on this...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By Ratman
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/15...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/1567298-note-questions-about-television-sets-go-displays-area-not-here.html
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
Been here since 2002. I've read these same...

Been here since 2002. I've read these same "cable/wire debate" threads many times. As Arny would say... "been there, done that". :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
It's a shame there isn't a "Report Thread" icon....

It's a shame there isn't a "Report Thread" icon. :rolleyes:
This is pathetic.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-19-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Ratman
If you only need to change the TV to a specific...

If you only need to change the TV to a specific input mode, that can normally be accomplished by the buttons on the front panel. Set it and forget it. No need to go to any expense for kiddies and an...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
Shortest and most concise answer I've ever read...

Shortest and most concise answer I've ever read from you! Keep up the good work! :D
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
Does anyone wonder... If wire/cable A was better...

Does anyone wonder... If wire/cable A was better than wire/cable B... then why doesn't the manufacturer provide the "technical specifications/comparisons" to justify the "audiophile" price?

IMHO,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
Why don't you provide the measurements, testing...

Why don't you provide the measurements, testing results and white papers proving MIT's superiority electrically and audibly?

Or... should we just go by your opinion? :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
And before we hear the same coined phrase quoted...

And before we hear the same coined phrase quoted again:
Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-16-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
Seems like the inmates are running the asylum....

Seems like the inmates are running the asylum. :rolleyes:
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-16-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Ratman
Based on the spec's, I'd say that $79 is pretty...

Based on the spec's, I'd say that $79 is pretty reasonable.

You could probably consider the IView box mentioned above and linked below (less price, newer version) ans save a few $$ if money is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Ratman
I know I'm a pest but, refer to posts 2 and 5...

I know I'm a pest but, refer to posts 2 and 5 before a panic purchase. Understand what's provided by the cable before you go to any expense. Who knows... maybe they (college) will provide a basic...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Ratman
Or... just speak with the AV guys on campus and...

Or... just speak with the AV guys on campus and other students to get an idea. ;)
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Ratman
Best bet is to talk to the campus gurus and find...

Best bet is to talk to the campus gurus and find out what everyone else (with a limited budget) does for cableTV.

Other than that... you need a tuner/cable box. ;)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Ratman
S/PDIF has nothing to do with HDMI. AC3 is DD. ...

S/PDIF has nothing to do with HDMI.
AC3 is DD.
Do you get audio at all via HDMI?
Is there an option/setting to enable DD via HDMI in the CM box? Maybe it's in the HDMI setup menus and not the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 7,193
Posted By Ratman
A similar thread was just locked a few days ago....

A similar thread was just locked a few days ago. It's possible this one will be closed even sooner. :)
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By Ratman
How so?

How so?
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Ratman
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/15...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/1567298-note-questions-about-television-sets-go-displays-area-not-here.html
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-14-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 13,451
Posted By Ratman
He'll get you yet my pretty! And..... your little...

He'll get you yet my pretty! And..... your little IQ! :D
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Ratman
Subscribe to the one that gives you the "better"...

Subscribe to the one that gives you the "better" price for what you need/desire. Then after one or two years, switch to the other. :)

It's just a game... it's just TV.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,735
Posted By Ratman
Refer to page 30/31 in the manual (link in post...

Refer to page 30/31 in the manual (link in post #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ).
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 15,016
Posted By Ratman
I did in my own home. No audible difference....

I did in my own home. No audible difference. Although the difference in my wallet was significant. :D

EDIT:
And I did break them in for two weeks as suggested. Still no difference. ;)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 15,016
Posted By Ratman
They use copper from a different planet....

They use copper from a different planet. :rolleyes:
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 15,016
Posted By Ratman
I'm sure another link will follow with the...

I'm sure another link will follow with the results of forensic tests... again. :D

EDIT:
I type too slowly... . ;)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 15,016
Posted By Ratman
Once you're stuck in the spider's web......

Once you're stuck in the spider's web... struggle, but you can't escape. :)
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