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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2016, 05:22 PM
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Posted By boondongle
Still love this TV so far. I don't think not...

Still love this TV so far. I don't think not having HDR will be a huge deal since it's got great contrast with the XDR Pro.

They've still got three brand new ones at the BBY near where I work. Was...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-17-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,812
Posted By boondongle
Thanks for the tips gents. I was never...

Thanks for the tips gents.

I was never having issues with playback, simply not seeing the UltraHD option in Netflix.

Nonetheless, I switched my HDMI cable to a good Blue Jeans cable (pretty...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-13-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 294
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Posted By boondongle
Hey Guys. I've had a Bolt for a while but just...

Hey Guys. I've had a Bolt for a while but just got Sony 4k a few weeks ago (65x950B).

I paid the extra on my Netflix account for the 4K and it works fine on the TVs' Netflix but the Bolt Netflix...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-12-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,282
Posted By boondongle
Hello Ralph et al, Always enjoy reading your...

Hello Ralph et al,

Always enjoy reading your trusted reviews.

I would like your opinion of HDR10 (or Dolby) vs Propietary Manufacturer HDR implementations.

I've got a 2014 Sony 65x950B that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,010
Posted By boondongle
Reading in the PN51ex000 thread these TVs have...

Reading in the PN51ex000 thread these TVs have not been very reliable. Mine is failing with Pink Banding on the screen. Ultimately your decision though.

I ended up just buying a new, bigger,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 383,080
Posted By boondongle
I've got a PN51E7000 that I purchased about 4...

I've got a PN51E7000 that I purchased about 4 years ago. The display gets purple banding and splotches when the screen is bright. For example while watching Hockey or Hoth scenes from Empire Strikes...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,651
Posted By boondongle
Also depends on the Plasma. I have/had a 4...

Also depends on the Plasma.

I have/had a 4 year old Samsung PN51e7000 that started getting purple splotches/pink banding on bright white screens. The blacks were pretty good. Not the best, but...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 210,110
Posted By boondongle
Thanks for the tip. Have been doing some research...

Thanks for the tip. Have been doing some research and it appears there are even HDCP 2.2 to 1.4 'converters' one can purchase for <$50 that resolve the issue. Really like the receiver (and my money)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By boondongle
Maybe other threads have covered this topic but...

Maybe other threads have covered this topic but this one came up when searching so...

Has anyone tried one of the 2.2 to 1.4 converters available from places like Amazon?

I've got a 2014...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2016, 11:33 AM
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Views: 210,110
Posted By boondongle
I hate myself a little for it too. Not much, but...

I hate myself a little for it too. Not much, but a little. :)

Dec. 2015 Build date BTW.

Now upgrade-itis starts to creep in as I learn my VSX-80 supports HDMI 2.0 but not HDCP 2.2 so if I want...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2016, 05:12 PM
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Views: 210,110
Posted By boondongle
I've always heard good things about Cleveland...

I've always heard good things about Cleveland Plasma. Almost got a Panny ST60 from them instead of the stupid Samsung Plasma. Doubtful I could have got a 65" OLED for the $1799 I got the 950B for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2016, 04:17 PM
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Views: 210,110
Posted By boondongle
Thanks Ned. I've actually spent the last...

Thanks Ned.

I've actually spent the last three days reading through nearly all 80 pages of this thread. Glazed over some of the arguments about flagship monikers/comparisons to OLED (out of my...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 210,110
Posted By boondongle
Picked up a 65x950B from the local BBY on Monday....

Picked up a 65x950B from the local BBY on Monday. Offered to buy the 5 year geek squad PP if they would price match the Amazon price. First guy said they couldn't do it since it was a 3rd party...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
Hi. Sorry for the delayed response. Been focusing...

Hi. Sorry for the delayed response. Been focusing on other things lately.

Still happy with the CF-50s. I don't particularly care for the large 'Energy' logo front and center, right at the top of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
Hi John, You'll have to have the GUI...

Hi John,

You'll have to have the GUI (Graphical User Interface) up on the TV in order to make that change. Once in the GUI choose Manual Speaker Setup. Page 89 of the Owner's Manual (you'll have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
The OSD does display an overlay for about 5...

The OSD does display an overlay for about 5 seconds. It does this for all volume inputs (+and-).

1. don't have the equipment to test.

2. No it is not Atmos capable. I have not ready anything to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-11-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
Download the apps and the manual first and get...

Download the apps and the manual first and get familiar with it.

I've had some weird things happen with mine. Twice it seems the LFE is weak and once there was no sub output (could have been due...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
Long story short: Apparently if the front...

Long story short: Apparently if the front speakers are set to large the sub won't come on - except in Ext. Surround mode for some reason.

I re-ran the Advanced MCACC tonight and the sub still...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
Went to see Interstellar on the 70MM IMAX last...

Went to see Interstellar on the 70MM IMAX last night. Big, big movie....

Anyhow, got home and put on a little music to relax, streaming from my Mac via Airplay and noticed no subwoofer. Switched...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,500
Posted By boondongle
This weekend I picked up a VSX-80 from Best Buy. ...

This weekend I picked up a VSX-80 from Best Buy.

I went in with a budget of ~$500 and had my list narrowed down to Onkyo NR636 (Atmos!), the Denon x1100w and the VSX-44.

My current setup is a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-03-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,861
Posted By boondongle
Yep. That's the alternative, for sure.

Yep. That's the alternative, for sure.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,861
Posted By boondongle
I hate when things are Ultraviolet only. I...

I hate when things are Ultraviolet only.

I recently bought Man of Steel, and the only digital copy available was through Flixster via Ultraviolet (maybe it was the other way around). Meant...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By boondongle
Neither do I except for Netlfix and Amazon...

Neither do I except for Netlfix and Amazon Instant (Prime).

The rest of it is junk IMHO.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By boondongle
Interesting the F8500 got it. Must only be a...

Interesting the F8500 got it. Must only be a function of the new Smart Hub. At least for now. Bummer.

andydumi, the SEK is ~$230. Unless you need quad core processing for. Something or other. Or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By boondongle
I was just at Best Buy yesterday and they had...

I was just at Best Buy yesterday and they had these three marked down to that price range:

1. Pioneer Elite VSX-43 (a whole stack of them). It has MultiZone support, 7.1, 4k passthrough. $299
...
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