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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By boondongle
Hi John, You'll have to have the GUI...

Hi John,

You'll have to have the GUI (Graphical User Interface) up on the TV in order to make that change. Once in the GUI choose Manual Speaker Setup. Page 89 of the Owner's Manual (you'll have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By boondongle
The OSD does display an overlay for about 5...

The OSD does display an overlay for about 5 seconds. It does this for all volume inputs (+and-).

1. don't have the equipment to test.

2. No it is not Atmos capable. I have not ready anything to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-11-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By boondongle
Download the apps and the manual first and get...

Download the apps and the manual first and get familiar with it.

I've had some weird things happen with mine. Twice it seems the LFE is weak and once there was no sub output (could have been due...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By boondongle
Long story short: Apparently if the front...

Long story short: Apparently if the front speakers are set to large the sub won't come on - except in Ext. Surround mode for some reason.

I re-ran the Advanced MCACC tonight and the sub still...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By boondongle
Went to see Interstellar on the 70MM IMAX last...

Went to see Interstellar on the 70MM IMAX last night. Big, big movie....

Anyhow, got home and put on a little music to relax, streaming from my Mac via Airplay and noticed no subwoofer. Switched...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By boondongle
This weekend I picked up a VSX-80 from Best Buy. ...

This weekend I picked up a VSX-80 from Best Buy.

I went in with a budget of ~$500 and had my list narrowed down to Onkyo NR636 (Atmos!), the Denon x1100w and the VSX-44.

My current setup is a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-03-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,551
Posted By boondongle
Yep. That's the alternative, for sure.

Yep. That's the alternative, for sure.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,551
Posted By boondongle
I hate when things are Ultraviolet only. I...

I hate when things are Ultraviolet only.

I recently bought Man of Steel, and the only digital copy available was through Flixster via Ultraviolet (maybe it was the other way around). Meant...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By boondongle
Neither do I except for Netlfix and Amazon...

Neither do I except for Netlfix and Amazon Instant (Prime).

The rest of it is junk IMHO.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By boondongle
Interesting the F8500 got it. Must only be a...

Interesting the F8500 got it. Must only be a function of the new Smart Hub. At least for now. Bummer.

andydumi, the SEK is ~$230. Unless you need quad core processing for. Something or other. Or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By boondongle
I was just at Best Buy yesterday and they had...

I was just at Best Buy yesterday and they had these three marked down to that price range:

1. Pioneer Elite VSX-43 (a whole stack of them). It has MultiZone support, 7.1, 4k passthrough. $299
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By boondongle
On 11/13/13 Netflix announced a new 'Unified'...

On 11/13/13 Netflix announced a new 'Unified' app for the many devices that run their app. Here are a few articles:
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,629
Posted By boondongle
So has nobody had a new Netflix app update for...

So has nobody had a new Netflix app update for their device yet?

I really hope it has the ability to change profiles on Samsung Smart TVs.

Here's a youtube video of the interface.

We use...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By boondongle
I'm planning to get these for my SM350s. The top...

I'm planning to get these for my SM350s. The top plate is a little smaller than I'd like (7.1" x 7.1") , but I don't think ti will be a big issue. Other than blue tac it doesn't seem it would be too...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,629
Posted By boondongle
Last week Netflix announced it is updating it's...

Last week Netflix announced it is updating it's App on Streaming Devices/Smart TVs.

https://signup.netflix.com/MediaCenter/Press
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-15-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By boondongle
Wonder what happens if you cancel your Comcast...

Wonder what happens if you cancel your Comcast subscription or move to a locale that does not have Comcast available?
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-15-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,407
Posted By boondongle
This isn't the correct thread for this, but I...

This isn't the correct thread for this, but I don't see a way to start a new thread so….

Have any of you seen a list or heard more about supported devices for Netflix' new unified App rollout?
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-15-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,744
Posted By boondongle
Always cool to see what the wizards are doing...

Always cool to see what the wizards are doing behind the curtain….er…black drapes.

Thanks for the insightful article!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By boondongle
Old thread but I'm having a similar issue with...

Old thread but I'm having a similar issue with my AVR 247.

Audio setup is Samsung BluRay Coaxial>AVR 247 | Video is HDMI from Blu Ray to TV.

No matter what settings I change with the AV Sync...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 365,230
Posted By boondongle
I'm on whatever the latest firmware is. Nothing...

I'm on whatever the latest firmware is. Nothing new since earlier in the year.

My Amazon, Netflix, Hulu used to be under the search bar as well. Doesn't bode real well….

Thanks
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 365,230
Posted By boondongle
Recently had my Main Board and WiFi module...

Recently had my Main Board and WiFi module replaced.

The TV shut off a couple of times on it's own while streaming. Figured it was probably just the card, but the tech found a log of the main...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By boondongle
Hello, Would like some opinions from the...

Hello,

Would like some opinions from the brain trust here at the forums…

I've currently got a Harman Kardon AVR 247 (2008-ish) receiver with DefTech Studio Monitor 350 bookshelf front l/r, a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-22-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,190
Posted By boondongle
If I had unlimited funds to buy a new TV, the...

If I had unlimited funds to buy a new TV, the ZT60 would be the one. That said, I do feel like David K. and CNET are sorta fanboyish with their neverending praise of Panasonic TVs. They may have...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-02-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,988
Posted By boondongle
What if the studios had their own service but...

What if the studios had their own service but they were free or ad supported?

For example, Sony has the Crackle service which has quite a few movies (most are back catalog, they have all of those...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,102
Posted By boondongle
Thanks for posting your results. How does your...

Thanks for posting your results. How does your set look after the calibration?

I just earned a free calibration due to becoming a Best Buy Silver Premier Member. I've got an appointment set for...
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