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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13,341
Views: 974,071
Posted By RandyWalters
Don't you mean TWO years and one month old? ...

Don't you mean TWO years and one month old? Does retirement really make you lose track of time ? :)


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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-26-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13,341
Views: 974,071
Posted By RandyWalters
Since the Help menu method caps out at 4 digits, ...

Since the Help menu method caps out at 4 digits, there would be no way to know anyway. Do you think you have over 10,000 hours on your TV? Even if you bought it 26 months ago when it first...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-26-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By RandyWalters
When i applied it to one of my two 13" LCD TVs i...

When i applied it to one of my two 13" LCD TVs i didn't notice any degradation in picture quality offhand, but it's kinda hard to tell on such a small screen. But nothing jumped out at me. To the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By RandyWalters
The screws may be listed on this Sears parts...

The screws may be listed on this Sears parts site:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/panasonic-television-parts/model-TCP65GT30/0789/0333500/50038678/00001.html
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-19-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 39,860
Posted By RandyWalters
More info: RFX-250 Narrow Band RF antenna ...

More info:

RFX-250 Narrow Band RF antenna

Available in 418 MHz or 433 MHz versions

Compatibility:

Install with any URC RF base station (MRF-350, MRF-260), System Controller (MSC-400) or...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-18-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 39,860
Posted By RandyWalters
I don't believe the i and non-i devices are...

I don't believe the i and non-i devices are cross-compatible as they're on different frequencies.......

The RF Frequency on the MX-780 is 418MHz and communicates with the MRF-350 and the MRF-260...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By RandyWalters
A few weeks ago i ordered another Glarestopper...

A few weeks ago i ordered another Glarestopper for another laptop and it i got a shipping notification email 2 days after placing my order. Make sure it didn't end up in a spam folder. On my first...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RandyWalters
That cubbyhole looks kinda high. If that were...

That cubbyhole looks kinda high. If that were my cubbyhole, i'd maybe install a Peerless PLA50 (or the larger PLA60) mount on the wall BELOW the opening so the TV covers the lower portion of the...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-13-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By RandyWalters
Another option may be the URC MX-450. It's...

Another option may be the URC MX-450. It's pre-programmed and also manually learns from the original remotes, and it has Archiver software that updates the devices on the remote and stores all your...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-12-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By RandyWalters
For some reason i recently bought a new Nevo C2...

For some reason i recently bought a new Nevo C2 on Ebay - maybe i just want to play with it and see if i can figure out how to program it :D


That's the JP1 software right? Would that be...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-12-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By RandyWalters
Oops, i screwed that up - i was remembering the...

Oops, i screwed that up - i was remembering the MX-1200's layout wrongly. Disregard :o


In my own case, i use all of my various remotes by feel so i only use the hard buttons, and i don't...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By RandyWalters
There may be something better, but that doesn't...

There may be something better, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's better for your particular needs.

You should investigate the MX-890 or MX-1200 and determine if they have something useful...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,218
Posted By RandyWalters
A qualified technician can determine if a board...

A qualified technician can determine if a board blew with enough force to crack the panel from behind, as opposed to something being thrown into the screen causing a board to overload and blow.
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 543
Posted By RandyWalters
What if wall-mounting is not possible or...

What if wall-mounting is not possible or practical or allowed ? Sometimes people have no choice but to place the TV on top of furniture.

...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 543
Posted By RandyWalters
I think the Sony 55W800B would be a good fit for...

I think the Sony 55W800B would be a good fit for you, but Best Buy hasn't had it in stock for a while now. They probably do still have the 55W700B but the B series is discontinued. The replacment...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-09-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By RandyWalters
It's true that there are no TVs with an HDMI...

It's true that there are no TVs with an HDMI output (the content providers don't want you recording stuff).

I'm using a J-Tech Digital JTD-MINI 1X2 powered Hdmi Splitter to simultaneously send my...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-09-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By RandyWalters
I had this tacky issue with my MX-500 and an...

I had this tacky issue with my MX-500 and an older Radio Shack remote. I used a couple of thin cheap terry-cloth-like microfiber cloths (they were a 3-pack at Pep Boys); one as a cleaning cloth and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-09-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RandyWalters
There could be studs in several places around...

There could be studs in several places around that opening. With the right mount you could bolt it to the side of the cubbyhole if you can find the side studs easier. Can you remove the stucco or...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By RandyWalters
There are not too many user-programmable remotes...

There are not too many user-programmable remotes left for the more advanced DIYer. 3-5 years ago there were a lot more options but the manufacturers seem to be moving away from the consumer market....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By RandyWalters
Who is the company that you're dealing with? ...

Who is the company that you're dealing with? Knowing who it is will help you get guidance here as this has been discussed here a lot.

What is the model number of the "International model"?
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By RandyWalters
What are the terms of the Sony extended...

What are the terms of the Sony extended warranty??

If the TV fails in 2 years and is deemed un-repairable, and Sony is no longer making any 1080p TVs, will they replace it with a more expensive...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By RandyWalters
Since it's a hospitality model, it may have a...

Since it's a hospitality model, it may have a hidden "Hotel Mode" where certain settings can be locked (such as volume level so as not to be heard in adjacent rooms). LG and Panasonic TVs have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By RandyWalters
The Peerless PLA-60 series extends a little over...

The Peerless PLA-60 series extends a little over 32 inches. I have the smaller PLA-50 and it's solid as a rock. What i like about these Peerless mounts is a single articulated arm which enables...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-01-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By RandyWalters
The JP1 thing is very cool, but seems too...

The JP1 thing is very cool, but seems too involved for the average TV watcher. About a dozen years ago my favorite remote was the Radio Shack 15-2116 (barely operating my TV, Receiver, CD player,...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-01-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By RandyWalters
Cable company remotes typically can only be...

Cable company remotes typically can only be programmed to operate a TV's Volume, Power, and sometimes Input functions but that's about it.

Consider getting a simple inexpensive learning remote...
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