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Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   11-04-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By blu87
On the back of the TV, there are two screws for...

On the back of the TV, there are two screws for UHF. Then below that there are two screws for VHF. But, in between those two VHF screws is a 25 awg wire sticking out with a U-shaped metal thing on...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   11-02-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By blu87
Could someone tell me the difference between a...

Could someone tell me the difference between a 75 to 300 ohm transformer that attaches to four screws vs. the one that attaches to two screws? Is there a difference? And should the one that attaches...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-22-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By blu87
About two years ago, my father bought the Sony...

About two years ago, my father bought the Sony Bravia KDL-32BX320 (http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KDL-BX320-BX321-BX420-BX421.pdf) LCD TV. My father is hard of hearing and turns the volume up kind...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-22-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By blu87
They appear to be stable, but I won't swear to...

They appear to be stable, but I won't swear to it.

I've been doing research like crazy and I think these lines I'm seeing may be scanlines. I've noticed the lines before in the 27" TV, but I have...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-22-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By blu87
I have two CRT TVs that just recently started...

I have two CRT TVs that just recently started producing perfectly straight horizontal lines across them. I thought maybe it was a cable related issue, so I posted in a cable forum but got no usable...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-09-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By blu87
But knowing Comcast, they won't show up until...

But knowing Comcast, they won't show up until next Monday.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By blu87
The area I live in got a fairly nasty...

The area I live in got a fairly nasty thunderstorm last night and since then I've been having problems with my cable TV. I'm trying to determine what the problem is because I can't meet with a...
Forum: Portable A/V   05-24-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By blu87
It looks to me as though the LPCM option is...

It looks to me as though the LPCM option is better. But, is there that much noticeable difference between LPCM 44.1 kHz/16bit and MP3 44.1 kHz/192kbps? This would be for recording live music (with...
Forum: Portable A/V   05-24-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By blu87
Which one of these recording options will...

Which one of these recording options will produce the best sound quality:
LPCM 44.1 kHz/16bit: stereo
MP3 44.1 kHz/192kbps: stereo
MP3 44.1 kHz/256kbps: stereo

Obviously, 256 is better than...
Forum: Nintendo   12-15-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,435
Posted By blu87
People who complain about the Wii's graphics are...

People who complain about the Wii's graphics are just plain spoiled. I grew up with the Atari and original NES and those graphics are horrible. If you grew up with those consoles then you have no...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   11-07-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,583
Posted By blu87
For those that don't use CDs anymore, what do...

For those that don't use CDs anymore, what do they blast their music on? Or does everyone just listen on their mp3 players/iPods/iPhones with earbuds stuck in their ears? My mom and I both like to...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   10-26-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,583
Posted By blu87
I was looking to buy a standalone CD changer and...

I was looking to buy a standalone CD changer and receiver for my mom, for Christmas. The one mini-system she has doesn't work properly, but it works. The only standalone CD changers I've found are...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-17-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By blu87
Quote:Originally Posted by sitlet...

Quote:Originally Posted by sitlet http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20435625)

ABSOLUTELY!

What model and brand do you have?



It's a Sony...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By blu87
I recently bought my first LCD tv. Does it...

I recently bought my first LCD tv. Does it matter what the picture settings are set to as far as brightness, contrast, and backlighting are concerned? I don't want to wear down the bulb or anything...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   05-13-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,427
Posted By blu87
I have a Panasonic 19" or 20" CRT TV that's...

I have a Panasonic 19" or 20" CRT TV that's about 11 y/o. When I turn the TV on, the picture jumps around for awhile. It takes anywhere from 15-30 min to straighten out. The picture jumps up and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By blu87
I recently purchased a 32" Sony Bravia 720p LCD...

I recently purchased a 32" Sony Bravia 720p LCD HDTV. I have Comcast SD digital cable and expected the channels to look grainy or just bad compared to a CRT TV. All the channels I've viewed look...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By blu87
I can't decide which of these 32" TVs to get. It...

I can't decide which of these 32" TVs to get. It has to be one of these three. The TV will mainly be used for watching SD channels. It will be connected to a cable box via coax or composite cable....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-29-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,217
Posted By blu87
I am so confused about this 720p and 1080p stuff...

I am so confused about this 720p and 1080p stuff along with the refresh rate. Please help me understand it.

If I buy a new 32" TV and connect it to my SD cable box via composite cables, will the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-26-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,453
Posted By blu87
I am looking to purchase my first LCD TV. I've...

I am looking to purchase my first LCD TV. I've noticed that almost everyone here recommends something larger than 32" and that 32" is considered small for regular TV viewing or for use in the family...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,441
Views: 732,372
Posted By blu87
Budget - $400 max. If it is bought at a physical...

Budget - $400 max. If it is bought at a physical Walmart store I can go as high as $450.

Seating Distance - About 7-9 ft. Maybe 10 ft. max.

Size/placement limitations - I'm looking for a 32"...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By blu87
The TVs that I'm looking at are 720p. So does...

The TVs that I'm looking at are 720p. So does that make a difference? I know 1080p is better, but it's so much more expensive. I don't know that I can justify spending that much money on a TV.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By blu87
Quote:Originally Posted by BoilerJim...

Quote:Originally Posted by BoilerJim http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20343234)

They probably had RPTVs, not flat screen LCDs.


No, they were...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By blu87
Quote:Originally Posted by BoilerJim...

Quote:Originally Posted by BoilerJim http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20340290)

But, most people buy an HDTV to watch HD content.


I'd buy a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By blu87
Ok. But what about the bulbs? Don't they ever...

Ok. But what about the bulbs? Don't they ever need replacing? I'm sure I heard a few people say they had to replace theirs.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By blu87
Based on the reviews I've read, there seem to be...

Based on the reviews I've read, there seem to be some LCD TVs that are much better at displaying SD content, while others do a horrible job.

Is there anything I should look for in a LCD TV that...
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