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Forum: Remote Control Area   08-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By RandyWalters
Control4 and RTI both make some really nice IR/RF...

Control4 and RTI both make some really nice IR/RF remotes and i briefly looked into them along with URC earlier this year (i really liked the Control4 SR-260 that i played with at Magnolia), but...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-02-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By RandyWalters
This is my thinking as well. Maintaining an...

This is my thinking as well. Maintaining an manufacturer-direct online store is expensive so i actually think it's smart to just close it down since it's not really necessary for them to have an...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By RandyWalters
The panel will not work without the proprietary...

The panel will not work without the proprietary companion AVC box. I hope you didn't buy the panel and bring it home. Any Plasma TV that uses an AVC box (Hitachi, Pioneer, Sharp, etc) would be...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By RandyWalters
IIRC the RF20 is a pre-programmed learning...

IIRC the RF20 is a pre-programmed learning remote, so if you want a more modern URC pre-programmed learning remote, look into the MX-450. It's an entry level pro model, but it's about the only...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-31-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By RandyWalters
In case you're not aware of it, there is a...

In case you're not aware of it, there is a Crestron Control Systems forum over at Remote Central that may be helpful:

http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/crestron/list.cgi

...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-30-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By RandyWalters
The Panasonic TVs are the only ones i'm aware of...

The Panasonic TVs are the only ones i'm aware of that have 5 timers, but i wanted to be sure my assumption was correct before continuing. I wasn't sure because you had posted it in the Remote...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-27-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By RandyWalters
What are you talking about? Timer on what...

What are you talking about?

Timer on what exactly?

Does this have to do with the timers on a Panasonic TV by any chance?
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-23-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By RandyWalters
Did you get the software in advance so you can...

Did you get the software in advance so you can start learning how to configure the simulator ahead of time?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By RandyWalters
Premier TVs site shows a couple dozen Panasonic ...

Premier TVs site shows a couple dozen Panasonic 2011 and 2012 plasma models in stock and available even though the supply of all these has dried up more than a few years ago.

Buysquad site looks...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By RandyWalters
Actually if the TV's panel has a native...

Actually if the TV's panel has a native resolution of 1080p, ALL content formats (720p, 1080i, 480i, 480p, etc) are scaled to the panel's 1080p native resolution.


Those viewing distances...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 344,334
Posted By RandyWalters
There's an odd box-shaped Vesa Mount Adapter...

There's an odd box-shaped Vesa Mount Adapter available to enable you to attach the TV to a standard wall mount.

Some UK retailers also sell a male-female threaded extender kit (similar to the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 182
Posted By RandyWalters
Another option is the Insignia 24" 1080p LCD TV...

Another option is the Insignia 24" 1080p LCD TV at Best Buy. I had a friend get one because it has 2 HDMI inputs (the Vizio and some other off-brand had only one) and it also has a headphone jack...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By RandyWalters
Do you mean the TX-NR636? Why do you need a...

Do you mean the TX-NR636?

Why do you need a universal remote for just one single device, when the OEM Onkyo remote already has all the required buttons?

Don't you want the universal remote...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,876
Views: 838,629
Posted By RandyWalters
Then you haven't owned a 2013 Panasonic Plasma,...

Then you haven't owned a 2013 Panasonic Plasma, or 2012/2013 Samsung Plasma, or later-generation Kuro (which all spank the GT50, and i have a GT50). My buddy's 5020FD Kuro looks better than my...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-19-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By RandyWalters
Which remote are you shooting for? If you can...

Which remote are you shooting for? If you can afford it, the MX-890 is considerably better (buttons are very short throw with solid tactile feel, and the remote is light and slim and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-18-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,859
Posted By RandyWalters
Replacement panels were probably long gone soon...

Replacement panels were probably long gone soon after the TVs were discontinued, if not sooner.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-17-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By RandyWalters
I'm pretty sure the Apple TV is IR (it's listed...

I'm pretty sure the Apple TV is IR (it's listed in the CCP IR database).

With the Pro remotes (RTI, URC MX-780 and MX-890 etc) you don't send the remote to the dealer to change the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By RandyWalters
My GT50 isn't defective, it's simply that...

My GT50 isn't defective, it's simply that Panasonic screwed up on their scaler in the 2012 lineup and tons of people complained about the softness or "oil painting effect" in the various 2012...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By RandyWalters
Wow, check out all the bad reviews on Yelp ! ...

Wow, check out all the bad reviews on Yelp ! That's way too many people complaing about the same thing. The glowingly positive reviews are probably fake (a very common tactic from the various...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By RandyWalters
Abe's used to be a good place to buy TVs and...

Abe's used to be a good place to buy TVs and cameras, but a few years ago they went bankrupt and were bought out by bait-and-switchers.

You probably bought your TV from the original owners....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By RandyWalters
Both those places have been widely reported to...

Both those places have been widely reported to use bait-and-switch tactics; they lure you in with unrealistic low prices, then tell you that price is only for the "non-USA version" or "B-stock...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By RandyWalters
On my browser #61...

On my browser #61 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=61) is the 21st post on page 2 ;)

I also have a GT50 and my W800B black levels are about the same as well (i...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By RandyWalters
My browser only has two pages (my page settings...

My browser only has two pages (my page settings must be different than yours).

Which post # are you referring to?
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-15-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By RandyWalters
Another thought - since Radio Shack typically...

Another thought - since Radio Shack typically rebadges other manufacturers' AV components, do you know which manufacturer made the Cinego projector for them? Maybe you can find an OEM remote for...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-15-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By RandyWalters
Remotes dot com has a generic remote that they...

Remotes dot com has a generic remote that they customize to mimic various discontinued OEM remotes. I recommended these guys to a few folks with old obccure components and the generic remote worked...
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