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Forum: HDTV Technical   08-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Optical audio is usually reserved for audio that...

Optical audio is usually reserved for audio that originates from the internal ATSC tuner when you connect an antenna or cable coax to the tv. Some tv's will output audio via optical from an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Otto Pylot
All tv mfrs do that, not just LG. It depends on...

All tv mfrs do that, not just LG. It depends on size, availability, etc.
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,283
Views: 827,117
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yes. It's been a long time since I set it up but...

Yes. It's been a long time since I set it up but basically it's the same as anything else even tho it did take a little more work. I'd have to look at my 880 tonight to see what I did.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Otto Pylot
I don't think there are any "proven" differences...

I don't think there are any "proven" differences between the two. They are both S-PVA panels.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-28-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Otto Pylot
Marketing b.s. If the cable is certified for High...

Marketing b.s. If the cable is certified for High Speed HDMI, it will meet the current HDMI 1.4 protocols and the upcoming HDMI 2.0 protocols. HDMI 2.0 does not need a "special cable".
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   08-28-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Otto Pylot
There are some nice entry level systems made by...

There are some nice entry level systems made by Yamaha, Onkyo, and Denon that might suit your needs for apartment life. I would recommend a receiver/speakers only system and not one that is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Otto Pylot
HDMI 1.4b can do 4k@30Hz for 8-bit color at...

HDMI 1.4b can do 4k@30Hz for 8-bit color at 10.2Gbps bandwidth. It all depends on what they are calling HDMI 2.0. There is an overlap where some mfrs have stated their tv's are HDMI 2.0 when they are...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Otto Pylot
The entire chain has to be HDMI 2.0 otherwise...

The entire chain has to be HDMI 2.0 otherwise you're limited to 1.4 protocols and bandwidth. The chipsets need to be compatible as well and by that I mean they have to be implementing the same HDMI...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6,283
Views: 827,117
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'd like to cast a third vote for Harmony Remote...

I'd like to cast a third vote for Harmony Remote Repair. I sent my 880 in a few months ago for some non-responsive buttons and it came back good as new with a quick turn-around time and the cost was...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 118,711
Posted By Otto Pylot
Don't know.

Don't know.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have a Q-See camera system as well. The DVR,...

I have a Q-See camera system as well. The DVR, which is in the garage, is connected via ethernet to a keystone jack in a connector box. Solid core CAT-5e cable to the computer room where the CAT-5e...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 118,711
Posted By Otto Pylot
As far as I know those are factory set values...

As far as I know those are factory set values that can only come from the factory. That's why it's called the Service Menu. An authorized service technician could probably get the correct values but...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   08-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,222
Posted By Otto Pylot
Glad that it's not your system cause it sounded...

Glad that it's not your system cause it sounded like it was. Sounds like you have a lot of new brotherly advice to give now.
Forum: Display Calibration   08-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 118,711
Posted By Otto Pylot
Just be very careful and understand that even if...

Just be very careful and understand that even if you find values, the version number of the board(s) could also affect how those numbers interact with the panel. One set looks great and the other...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 976,767
Posted By Otto Pylot
For $15 per month, provided you get decent OTA.

For $15 per month, provided you get decent OTA.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Otto Pylot
You might want to consider disabling ARC/CEC. The...

You might want to consider disabling ARC/CEC. The only advantage of ARC is that it eliminates the need to use an optical cable. CEC protocols are optional for the mfrs so there are lots of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Otto Pylot
It's been my experience that strapping an antenna...

It's been my experience that strapping an antenna to a chimney is not always as stable as one would like. You are also limited somewhat to the height. I just put mine on the apex of the roofline,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Otto Pylot
Are you using CEC? I think Samsung calls it...

Are you using CEC? I think Samsung calls it Anynet+, which in theory is supposed to allow you to control any device that is connected to your system via HDMI.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   08-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,222
Posted By Otto Pylot
Discrete 5.1 audio is not the same as HD audio...

Discrete 5.1 audio is not the same as HD audio (Dolby DTS-MA, Dolby TrueHD, etc). High Definition audio is only available, at present, on blu-ray movies. Dolby 5.1 (AC-3) is part of the ATSC HDTV OTA...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 118,711
Posted By Otto Pylot
Are you still messing around in the SM?

Are you still messing around in the SM?
Forum: Display Calibration   08-25-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,227
Posted By Otto Pylot
16 - 235 are video luminance levels, black at 16...

16 - 235 are video luminance levels, black at 16 to white at 235.

0 - 255 are computer luminance levels, black at 0 to white at 255.
Forum: Display Calibration   08-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 118,711
Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^^ good luck.

^^^^^ good luck.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC does work for some but most of the time it's...

ARC does work for some but most of the time it's a pain in the a$$ and hardly worth the time in trying to figure it out or get it to work. Probably because it's related to CEC (both use HDMI...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-25-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 118,711
Posted By Otto Pylot
The panel itself is not calibrated but the...

The panel itself is not calibrated but the electronic components (boards) that feed the display are. If the same type of panel is replaced (Samsung for another Samsung) they should respond very...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Otto Pylot
You could run a Redmere cable (they are...

You could run a Redmere cable (they are uni-directional so pay attention to the orientation. The cables are marked) which is an active cable in that all of the electronics are in the sink end (tv...
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