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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-27-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 248
Posted By Otto Pylot
Vizio being number 1 for years means nothing...

Vizio being number 1 for years means nothing unless you balance that against the number of returns. Number 1 for sure for beating the competition in price, but quality?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-27-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By Otto Pylot
The sub and satellites could be upgraded...

The sub and satellites could be upgraded independently but the front sound stage (R/L/C) should be done at the same time and with the same mfr to maintain timbre, which is basically keeping the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-27-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By Otto Pylot
That sounds like a Harmony programming issue. I...

That sounds like a Harmony programming issue. I have an old 880 and it doesn't make any difference which input I last used when I powered my HTS off. All I have to do is point the Harmony at my HTS...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you have CAT-6 in-wall I hope you used a...

If you have CAT-6 in-wall I hope you used a conduit. Makes changing/fixing cables so much easier. If you are using the in-wall solid core CAT-6 for extending an ethernet connection then you can just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-25-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have a very similar Network Tester that worked...

I have a very similar Network Tester that worked just fine. If your ethernet cables work then just use them as is until you can get a replacement tester and test again in case you're concerned....
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 23
Posted By Otto Pylot
So are mine. I have one HDMI input going to the...

So are mine. I have one HDMI input going to the tv, but I can label the source and save a custom setting to that source. Television is OTA so that's one setting (coax) independent of HDMI. Blu-ray...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-25-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 23
Posted By Otto Pylot
Not that I'm aware of. Sounds like a limitation...

Not that I'm aware of. Sounds like a limitation of the Vizio. I can save my custom settings to the inputs that I use. So when I use my Harmony 880 and switch inputs, the picture settings change to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you're using solid core CAT-6 to extend your...

If you're using solid core CAT-6 to extend your ethernet connection, and you've confirmed that the wiring is the same at both ends (I just used a $10 battery operated circuit tester) then you should...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
I hope HDMI goes away and something like DP...

I hope HDMI goes away and something like DP becomes the de facto standard.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 64
Posted By Otto Pylot
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
ray0414 and sytech: Not having a Samsung...

ray0414 and sytech:

Not having a Samsung that is able to use the OCB I've been sort of on the fence about the whole technology. On the one hand, it's a pretty cool idea even though there seems to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By Otto Pylot
There really aren't any definitive settings that...

There really aren't any definitive settings that you can copy and apply successfully to your tv. Sometimes they work but quite often they don't as you have seen. The reason is simple. Component...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By Otto Pylot
Even new tv's that have CEC may have issues. The...

Even new tv's that have CEC may have issues. The only cure for that will be CEC Extensions, which is part of HDMI 2.0. The problem with that is determining which HDMI 2.0 protocols are being...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-25-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Otto Pylot
Agreed. Sucks for all the folks who rushed out to...

Agreed. Sucks for all the folks who rushed out to buy a 4k tv though.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-24-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 204
Posted By Otto Pylot
For any in-wall wiring where you want a/v I would...

For any in-wall wiring where you want a/v I would highly recommend solid core CAT-6 in conduit. High speed HDMI (either passive or active) is a cheaper option but you will be swapping out cables in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-23-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Otto Pylot
Every tv is different due to component...

Every tv is different due to component tolerances. The viewing environment also plays a part. You would be best to get a calibration disk and adjust the basic settings as best as you can with what...
Forum: Display Calibration   05-23-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By Otto Pylot
The best you can do with any of the disks is...

The best you can do with any of the disks is accurately (or semi-accurately) adjust your panel for the basics. You will not be calibrating your tv. I like the free AVS HD709 disk to make adjustments...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-23-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,984
Posted By Otto Pylot
There is no such thing as HDMI 2.0 cables. If you...

There is no such thing as HDMI 2.0 cables. If you purchased cables that were labeled as HDMI 2.0, they're bogus. HDMI 2.0 is the hardware specification, not the cable specification. Any certified...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-23-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By Otto Pylot
If the stick is truly HDMI 2.0, which is...

If the stick is truly HDMI 2.0, which is questionable because you don't know what they are calling HDMI 2.0, then the rest of the connected HDMI chain needs to be HDMI 2.0, otherwise your connected...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-22-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 214,909
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have two Samsungs (bedroom and garage). Both...

I have two Samsungs (bedroom and garage). Both have S-PVA panels and straight on viewing is really nice. Good blacks and color fidelity. Off-axis is horrendous. That's the big drawback of the Samsung...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-22-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 47,596
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1

+1
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-22-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 64
Posted By Otto Pylot
Is there a way to reset the system or force the...

Is there a way to reset the system or force the door open (the old paperclip trick). Maybe it's just stuck from lack of use? Otherwise it may be time to shop around for something new.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 64
Posted By Otto Pylot
Perfect! You still have a Radio Shack close to...

Perfect! You still have a Radio Shack close to you that's open? Double bonus for you.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   05-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 64
Posted By Otto Pylot
That was one of the older budget fully integrated...

That was one of the older budget fully integrated systems if I remember correctly. By integrated I mean that it had a built-in DVD player which usually means a passive sub-woofer and proprietary...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-22-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 965
Posted By Otto Pylot
If your new tv has fully compliant HDMI 2.0 (what...

If your new tv has fully compliant HDMI 2.0 (what ever that means) then you will need a receiver with the same HDMI 2.0 protocol set to take full advantage of 4k. Your receiver will probably still...
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