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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-25-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I know that there are some wifi settings in the...

I know that there are some wifi settings in the User menu, but unfortunately I am out of town and can't get to my (60BP6900) set to check the user menu.

By putting the calibration settings in the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Why not tell us the model that you are trying to...

Why not tell us the model that you are trying to do this on? According to the link, those instructions are for the PG20 / PG25 / PG60.

Current models (like many sets today) have everything that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By davehancock
$250 (Best Buy) and up (depending on part of the...

$250 (Best Buy) and up (depending on part of the country, travel, 3D cal & number of inputs).
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By davehancock
:)

:)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Sorry, I am not sure that I understand just what...

Sorry, I am not sure that I understand just what you are asking. But allow me to make a clear statement regarding what should not be made without instrumentation:

None of the White Balance...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Wink I've commented before that using settings from...

I've commented before that using settings from one particular set on another can take you further away from ideal settings due to set to set (let alone model to model) variations. Here is a post...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-12-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By davehancock
There is still the question of did she order (and...

There is still the question of did she order (and pay for "DVR Service"). As I said yesterday: "I've seen cases where the cable company would install DVR boxes, but not enable (nor charge the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-11-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By davehancock
This may sound like a silly question, but did she...

This may sound like a silly question, but did she subscribe to DVR service? I've seen cases where the cable company would install DVR boxes, but not enable (nor charge the customer for) DVR service....
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-10-2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Even if the signal is fed via fiber, the question...

Even if the signal is fed via fiber, the question is "what doe they send". In Rochester, NY, the PBS station would send full bandwidth of each subchannel, while one of the local major channels sent...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By davehancock
There is a general trend for the broadcast...

There is a general trend for the broadcast channels adding additional sub-channels. That means that the fixed broadcast bandwidth needs to be split. That results in lower quality images. If...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Unhappy Consider anything that you can get on clear QAM...

Consider anything that you can get on clear QAM an oversight by the cable company. TW has long ignored the ability of their customers to get channels via clear QAM.

It used to be that the FCC...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I don't know how the other owners determined the...

I don't know how the other owners determined the "correct" settings, but I know that accurate instrumentation is needed to do this accurately. I also know that due to manufacturing variations and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Are the subtitles enabled on the source?

Are the subtitles enabled on the source?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Cool Right.:) One thing: I'd strongly suggest...

Right.:)

One thing: I'd strongly suggest NOT fiddling with the 20pt white balance controls. If not done carefully, one can get odd behavior between the 5% adjustment points.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-02-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Unless you are actually measuring the screen with...

Unless you are actually measuring the screen with an accurate instrument you are not "calibrating" anything!

You may be adjusting, but not calibrating!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-02-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Keep in mind that these are from different LG...

Keep in mind that these are from different LG models and that there may well be differences due to that alone. Also, the fact that I did not post certain settings, does not mean that I did not make...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I was commenting on his criticism of the 20 point...

I was commenting on his criticism of the 20 point W/B system. He said that it had a bug, I pointed out that it can produce problems if not done properly. When done properly it is effective.

I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By davehancock
So it is not really a "bug" then. When 20 point...

So it is not really a "bug" then. When 20 point adjustments are made by inexperienced people (after all, it is an "Expert" adjustment) this sort of thing can happen. It takes patience and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By davehancock
How do you "know" this? Do you have one? Mine,...

How do you "know" this? Do you have one? Mine, and other sets that I have dealt with are no different than a Panny (I have one of those too). Perhaps the internal pots have been screwed with and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Not True - no lamps in there.

Not True - no lamps in there.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Exclamation First: DO NOT run the set continuously on CNN,...

First: DO NOT run the set continuously on CNN, FOX News, or Sports channels (ESPN) as the banners that those stations run at the bottom of the screen may get permanently "burnt" into your screen.
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By davehancock
That MIGHT work. It used to be that the FCC...

That MIGHT work. It used to be that the FCC required that cable companies NOT ENCRYPT local channels on cable. Then folks could connect the cable line to the TV, in set-up select cable and then do...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-23-2014, 09:01 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Not for Verizon! $$$$$$$$:cool:

Not for Verizon! $$$$$$$$:cool:
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Dahh .... YES

Dahh .... YES
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I am watching that episode now - unfortunately,...

I am watching that episode now - unfortunately, our local ABC station (WKBW) has screwed that all up with a constant banner at the bottom of the screen which visually obscures to dark details in the...
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