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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By mhobart
Good questions, if the Oppo is connected directly...

Good questions, if the Oppo is connected directly to the display is the problem still present? Have you tried directly with both HDMI 1/2?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By mhobart
I've had no problems with 3D since the updates...

I've had no problems with 3D since the updates (I've had two versions of 1.34 since I got my M501D-A2r). I had the smooth motion turned off by default.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,111
Posted By mhobart
Zone 2 and HDMI video inputs

This is for the STR-DN1050.

For those with questions about Zone 2 video. I have had no problems sending video from HDMI sources to Zone 2. First, from the SETTINGS menu, select Zone Settings and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By mhobart
Well, I'm quite happy with my STR1050 so far. ...

Well, I'm quite happy with my STR1050 so far. I'm sure that there are still features I need to explore.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,111
Posted By mhobart
I only wanted to mention what I had specifically...

I only wanted to mention what I had specifically tested. I think I have an old DVD player around which has a component output, but i would have to find it in storage and test that. I imagine that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By mhobart
Thanks for the update, I had missed checking on...

Thanks for the update, I had missed checking on that "Specifications" tab, my mistake there. I checked the similar page on the USA Sony page and that also mentions HDMI 2.0. Those pages with the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,111
Posted By mhobart
Sorry, but I see no reference to the HDMI version...

Sorry, but I see no reference to the HDMI version on the page to which you linked.

Take a look at the following page for a statement from Sony that these receivers do not support HDMI 2.0...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-05-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By mhobart
re waylo88's comment I agree that the 2013 M...

re waylo88's comment I agree that the 2013 M series 50" is a good set. I had been worried about potential light bleed issues in advance, having followed the thread. I also have essentially no light...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-05-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,300
Posted By mhobart
Understood. Last fall I had considered getting a...

Understood. Last fall I had considered getting a Panasonic plasma when I thought that my existing HDTV was having a hardware problem, but I discovered I had an HDMI cable problem instead. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17,587
Views: 1,364,637
Posted By mhobart
OK, I apparently should have used a multi-quote...

OK, I apparently should have used a multi-quote instead of a regular quote. It appears that jsmiddleton4 may have been the one who raised the Despicable Me 3D point, though that discussion has been...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-04-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By mhobart
gsr said Sorry that I missed that the...

gsr said



Sorry that I missed that the quoting process includes the text but not the name of the person who posted it. However, you are making the unwarranted assumption that a cited quote...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17,587
Views: 1,364,637
Posted By mhobart
I had no problem playing the Despicable Me 3D...

I had no problem playing the Despicable Me 3D disc in my BDP-93 (yes I know this is the 103 thread), so the issue may be with your particular unit.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9,509
Views: 1,096,741
Posted By mhobart
I agree, it all depends on how it is done. I...

I agree, it all depends on how it is done. I recently got the M501-A2r for the 3D ability instead of waiting for the 2014 models, which sound better in picture quality but lack 3D. I've enjoyed...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,300
Posted By mhobart
Having seen product lines discontinued by...

Having seen product lines discontinued by manufacturers before, they usually try to maximize the possible return from the discontinued product. This often does not include much consideration of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9,509
Views: 1,096,741
Posted By mhobart
Just a guess, but I would think that a large part...

Just a guess, but I would think that a large part of it would also be various changes/updates in the Apps section in addition to changes in the video functions.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9,509
Views: 1,096,741
Posted By mhobart
Yes, the WiFi channel used by the Vizio to...

Yes, the WiFi channel used by the Vizio to communicate with it's remote is named DIRECT-something-VIZIO.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9,509
Views: 1,096,741
Posted By mhobart
Yes, many routers could be setup to block those...

Yes, many routers could be setup to block those connections. However we would have to know the range of IP addresses which Vizio uses for their update servers.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,300
Posted By mhobart
I'm sorry, but the argument about a TV sold by...

I'm sorry, but the argument about a TV sold by Amazon or merely shipped by Amazon on behalf of another party strikes me as rather petty bickering. The thread is about the decline of Plasma TVs, not...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26,901
Views: 3,120,106
Posted By mhobart
[quote=labman1;25451249] The reset ensures that...

[quote=labman1;25451249]
The reset ensures that the memory is cleared so anything left over from before the update is not used. That is not normally a problem but this is part of a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9,509
Views: 1,096,741
Posted By mhobart
I would suggest bringing up declining an update...

I would suggest bringing up declining an update with Vizio customer support, they most likely do not pay attention to this board.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,111
Posted By mhobart
The amplifier has HDMI 1.4 connections. It looks...

The amplifier has HDMI 1.4 connections. It looks as if the HDMI 2 situation is still evolving from what I have read. There a couple of manufacturers out there which support HDMI 2 connections, some...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,300
Posted By mhobart
You usually can't depend on in-store displays as...

You usually can't depend on in-store displays as often the displays are not calibrated and/or are "jazzed up" for the harsh lighting in the store environment.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-01-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9,509
Views: 1,096,741
Posted By mhobart
This is a user who is providing an example to...

This is a user who is providing an example to show what he seeking help upon. That does not mean that he is to be a subject of derision.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,300
Posted By mhobart
If any have been paying attention to the sales...

If any have been paying attention to the sales figures, the makers of the higher end TVs have been taking an absolute bath in recent years. It is most likely a decision which is not based on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,111
Posted By mhobart
Re (3) the type of signal being decoded is shown...

Re (3) the type of signal being decoded is shown by the small led name in the display. It is also scrolled for a few seconds on the display when the type of signal being decoded changes. I did...
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