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Forum: Remote Control Area   09-03-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
Why don't you like this type of screen? If it's...

Why don't you like this type of screen? If it's because the device icons that you see in the Amazon and URC website photos are "cartoonish", there is a plain blank light blue device icon...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By RandyWalters
It does seem odd that two different TVs display...

It does seem odd that two different TVs display the same anomaly on the screen......

Does the same thing happen whether you're using external devices (cable box, blu-ray player etc) or the TV's...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-02-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
Just curious if that MX-850 Editor software also...

Just curious if that MX-850 Editor software also works with the MX-700 (since they're so similar)? Or does the 700 have it's own specific software?


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Forum: Remote Control Area   09-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By RandyWalters
If you find that your 300 is indeed bricked, ...

If you find that your 300 is indeed bricked, there is a pair of them on Ebay for about $33 shipped and ending soon (paste this # into the search field: 111757401165)

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Forum: Remote Control Area   09-02-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
Re: MX-850 Editor Software - check this thread...

Re: MX-850 Editor Software - check this thread on RC:

http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/rc-master/thread.cgi?11916


And this:
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Forum: Remote Control Area   09-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
Another footnote about replacing a beloved...

Another footnote about replacing a beloved MX-500.....

I have set up several friends and family members with MX-500s going back as far as maybe 2002 or so and everybody loved em, and most seem to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By RandyWalters
So did that remove the Anti-Reflective coating...

So did that remove the Anti-Reflective coating from the front glass, leaving the TV glossy and reflective? Or did it just clean up the coating and leave it intact?

IIRC, the coating is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By RandyWalters
Yes, but they state to use "one part mild liquid...

Yes, but they state to use "one part mild liquid soap mixed with 100 parts of relaxed water" which is 99% water and only 1% mild soap which is practically nothing.

There is absolutely no good...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
1. The NXG NX-RM505 is a clone of the MX-500 (i...

1. The NXG NX-RM505 is a clone of the MX-500 (i have one and it's identical). These pop up on Ebay from time to time.

2. The URC MX-600 is virtually the same as the MX-500, with the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-01-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By RandyWalters
MY suggestion is that you need to give it more...

MY suggestion is that you need to give it more than 3 hours before complaining :D

There were only a few people here who know how to diagnose and repair these TVs, and are probably at work and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-01-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 276
Posted By RandyWalters
Why will 4K support be "so important in the near...

Why will 4K support be "so important in the near future"? I can see it being important to a small percentage of TV buyers, but for the vast majority of us regular TV/BD watchers who will probably...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-01-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By RandyWalters
That sounds more like a problem with the board...

That sounds more like a problem with the board that drives the upper half of the screen, not the power supply.

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Forum: Remote Control Area   09-01-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By RandyWalters
Just a little footnote, it looks like the Roku...

Just a little footnote, it looks like the Roku Streaming Stick is the only Roku device that is not IR capable as it isn't compatible with Roku's two IR remotes.
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-31-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 146,891
Posted By RandyWalters
It's extremely unlikely that you'll find a...

It's extremely unlikely that you'll find a foreign retailer that would be willing to ship the TV to the USA. And TVs are made to be country-specific and most (if not all) manufacturers don't...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By RandyWalters
Do you see the issue when actually watching...

Do you see the issue when actually watching content on the TV (like cable TV or Blu-Ray etc)?? If not, then it's not an issue.

My Sony 55W00B screen shows slight light colored blobs like that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By RandyWalters
Man that JVC Plasma has to be almost 10 years old...

Man that JVC Plasma has to be almost 10 years old ! JVC used Panasonic plasma panels and glass (they were sister companies back then, both owned by Matsu****a). (Edit - mat-su-shi-ta LOL)
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 297
Posted By RandyWalters
The fact that the picture looks fantastic on...

The fact that the picture looks fantastic on movies and streaming is also a strong indicator that the TV is not the problem - the problem is with your crappy U-Verse. The TV is just accurately...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By RandyWalters
The first thing that comes to mind is the big...

The first thing that comes to mind is the big difference in processing between these two models.

The ST50 (as well as the GT50 and VT50) had poor processing that made the image somewhat soft and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,082
Posted By RandyWalters
Now that you mention it i do remember seeing the...

Now that you mention it i do remember seeing the Samsung commercial and LG OLED commercial a while back. Prolly blocked them from my memory because the TVs were CURVED (i wouldn't own a curved TV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By RandyWalters
When i was first considering getting a 55W800B i...

When i was first considering getting a 55W800B i had briefly considered getting the lower model 60" Sony but kept having to remind myself that my 55" Plasma still felt a little too big at my 8ft...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,082
Posted By RandyWalters
I saw a Hisense UHD TV commercial for their for...

I saw a Hisense UHD TV commercial for their for the first time this morning (on CBSSN during an auto race) showing the #20 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=20) ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By RandyWalters
Some people would prefer the larger/lower quality...

Some people would prefer the larger/lower quality TV at 8 feet, while others would choose the smaller higher quality at 8 feet.

One thing you should do is go to a store and look at a 65" Sony...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,365
Posted By RandyWalters
That salesman is a liar and a thief. Customers...

That salesman is a liar and a thief. Customers who are not A/V savvy look to A/V salesman to help them select the right components and give them a good deal, not lie to them and con them into buying...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-24-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 351,571
Posted By RandyWalters
It actually says XBR55X800B, not just "800B". ...

It actually says XBR55X800B, not just "800B".

This is why it's important for people to post the complete model number (even the screen size matters in some cases) and not just abbreviate it....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,365
Posted By RandyWalters
Actually the $5 HDMI cables are just as good as...

Actually the $5 HDMI cables are just as good as the $240 cable. HDMI is pure digital so you either get the signal or you don't. People here have tested cheap cables against the massively...
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