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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-29-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Wow. A $100 for a 35' cable is ridiculous. $44 is...

Wow. A $100 for a 35' cable is ridiculous. $44 is not bad but you have to wonder why it is almost 1/2 price. The listed specs aren't any different than what is listed for passive high speed HDMI....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-29-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By Otto Pylot
There is no such thing as an HDMI 2.0 cable. The...

There is no such thing as an HDMI 2.0 cable. The number designation is the hardware spec, not the cable spec. Anything sold as an "HDMI 2.0" cable is bogus. Current passive HDMI is certifiable up to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-29-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ probably. But until then, I'll continue to...

^^^^^ probably. But until then, I'll continue to use OTA/streaming and not be sucked into any sort of cable/sat trap. OTA is not for everyone but where I live I get near prefect HDTV regardless of...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 185
Posted By Otto Pylot
True 4:4:4 4K is still a ways off. Any certified...

True 4:4:4 4K is still a ways off. Any certified passive high speed HDMI cable will meet current HDMI 1.4/2.0a specs. Certification is the "guarantee" that all of the specs have been tested and...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-29-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 185
Posted By Otto Pylot
I only like to do things once and be done with...

I only like to do things once and be done with it. The only way to "future proof" your cabling is with a solid core CAT-6 or higher solution. It can be expensive with an active termination such as...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-28-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 185
Posted By Otto Pylot
"Wireless HDMI " is certainly an option but it is...

"Wireless HDMI " is certainly an option but it is not without its issues and the capabilities of matching a cabled connection (via high speed HDMI or CAT-6) is severely limited.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-28-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 185
Posted By Otto Pylot
That is one way. Extenders do work but I would...

That is one way. Extenders do work but I would lay out the cable at its final length first, connect it, and see if that works before installing it. Using a conduit you could install the Redmere cable...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Otto Pylot
Personally, I wouldn't purchase a demo that has...

Personally, I wouldn't purchase a demo that has been on the floor that long, and you have no idea who's been doing what to it.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-27-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 185
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would strongly suggest using a conduit as well....

I would strongly suggest using a conduit as well. Redmere cables can fail overtime like any other electronic device because of the chipset in the sink end (tv side) so it's something to keep in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-27-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 70,844
Posted By Otto Pylot
They did spend a bit more than passing time on...

They did spend a bit more than passing time on discussing the kids. Hiding for a long time with their parents executed apparently just feet away from them. I have a tendency to agree that the kids...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Otto Pylot
The Onkyo 7700 appears to be a bit better, at...

The Onkyo 7700 appears to be a bit better, at least on paper but it is more expensive.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-26-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have an older Yamaha system and have been very...

I have an older Yamaha system and have been very happy with the performance and features. A very solidly-built product. The receiver looks pretty good but the speakers are just so-so ( which is true...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-25-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Otto Pylot
Any of those mfrs have HTiBs have receivers with...

Any of those mfrs have HTiBs have receivers with multiple HDMI inputs. You just to go to their sites, find a system that will fit your needs, and then see if there are any refurbs available. Brand...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-25-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Otto Pylot
At that price point I'd look for a refurbed HTiB...

At that price point I'd look for a refurbed HTiB from Samsung, Onkyo, or Denon if you don't want to BYO.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Otto Pylot
Samsung, or any tv mfr for that matter will not...

Samsung, or any tv mfr for that matter will not help you if you entered the SM because in most cases, that will void your warranty because the "damage" was caused by you and thus not a failure of the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2015, 02:02 PM
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Views: 14,448
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's right over there on the counter where you...

It's right over there on the counter where you left it... ;)
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 14,448
Posted By Otto Pylot
Guess I'll have to read the books because the...

Guess I'll have to read the books because the ending was obvious. A real disappointment for me. However, it was just a shade above Dome. At least it wasn't extended to a second season. So far.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
Excellent. The WoW disk is another good disk to...

Excellent. The WoW disk is another good disk to use. Give your eyes time to adjust and you should be fine.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
A properly calibrated panel is not for everyone,...

A properly calibrated panel is not for everyone, primarily because some people just don't like how it looks. They are not used to viewing a tv that is set to rec.709 standards (video standards).
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can post to the group that is specific for...

You can post to the group that is specific for your tv and maybe someone will share their settings with you. Keep in mind that even they calibrated their tv with a light meter and software that...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-23-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Otto Pylot
As a suggestion, if you're pulling cable in-wall...

As a suggestion, if you're pulling cable in-wall it would be best, if possible, to run conduit. That makes it so much easier to replace/add/repair cabling. If you do install conduit, I would strongly...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-22-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Otto Pylot
You were answered in post 6. The markings are...

You were answered in post 6. The markings are probably some mfr marking that have no bearing on the actual cable spec. Replace your cables with ones that you know what their capacity is. It's better...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,321
Posted By Otto Pylot
I've watched this twice and both times I thought...

I've watched this twice and both times I thought "Dome" is better than this, and I haven't watched Dome since S1!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By Otto Pylot
Unless you can actually measure the light output...

Unless you can actually measure the light output and compare it to reference standards, no, you can not calibrate with just a disk alone. You may be able to get close but without measuring the light...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By Otto Pylot
1. You can purchase a light meter and specialized...

1. You can purchase a light meter and specialized software and learn how to do it yourself. Can be expensive with a steep learning curve.

2. Pay for a professional calibration,which is usually...
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