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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By Ratman
Oh okay. I can't provide a recommendation because...

Oh okay. I can't provide a recommendation because I still have no idea what you are intending to interconnect.


I'm sure someone with a secret decoder ring can help. :)


www.monoprice.com...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By Ratman
Exactly... what are you trying to interconnect?...

Exactly... what are you trying to interconnect? :confused:


Just so you know, two RCA MONO cables is the same as one RCA STEREO cable. They are unbalanced.


What are you trying to "balance"?...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-27-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Ratman
https://www.google.com/search?q=comcast+customer+s...

https://www.google.com/search?q=comcast+customer+service&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-27-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By Ratman
Are you sure? ...

Are you sure?


http://www.abt.com/product/16347/Sony-30-WEGA-HDTV-KD30XS955-KD30XS955.html




• SuperFinePitchCRT • Hi-Scan1080i™Display •...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By Ratman
The unfortunate part is that there are soooo many...

The unfortunate part is that there are soooo many permutations/configurations for HDMI. I really sympathize.
Wait till 8K becomes available. The only HDMI cable that will work will probably be ...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By Ratman
And there ya go. ;) AVS is a great...

And there ya go. ;)


AVS is a great platform to get things addressed. Start a class action lawsuit? Boycott HDMI? Stop buying A/V gear?


I'm really serious. How do you propose these...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By Ratman
LOL! your check's in the mail and... :D ...

LOL! your check's in the mail and... :D


EVERYONE feels the pain. So, suggestions as to how to get it resolved? :confused:
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By Ratman
By no means am I suggesting they get a pass! ...

By no means am I suggesting they get a pass!


I don't think I would agree that the blame falls squarely on HDMI.org


Their piece of the market is the "standard" setter and licensing fee...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-25-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By Ratman
HDMI.org sets the "standard", they don't make the...

HDMI.org sets the "standard", they don't make the cable(s). I don't think they "test/certify" every HDMI hardware/software interface from every potential device either. They just "set the rules"...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-25-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Ratman
Probably the best option[/quote] Whether...

Probably the best option[/quote]
Whether compression or crimp, one needs specialized tools. ;)


No one should "twist on" F connectors. They fail indoors and outdoors.


All outdoor F...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-22-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 4,752
Posted By Ratman
Sorry. I'm probably too old too connect with your...

Sorry. I'm probably too old too connect with your sense of humor.
Personally, I find that thing hideous. Just my opinion. Sorry. (BTW, men don't use ob/gyn's ;) )
OTOH, if that were a dentist's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-22-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 4,752
Posted By Ratman
I saw something like that at a "ranch" outside of...

I saw something like that at a "ranch" outside of Las Vegas or... it might have been a "birthing chair" at a hospital. :eek:
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-20-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 4,752
Posted By Ratman
Answer a question with a question? I'd say.... "I...

Answer a question with a question? I'd say.... "I asked first." :p
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-20-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 154
Posted By Ratman
Maybe start a new thread titled: 5.1 System for...

Maybe start a new thread titled:
5.1 System for Less Than $500
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-20-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 154
Posted By Ratman
Save some money to increase your budget. ;)

Save some money to increase your budget. ;)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-19-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 567
Posted By Ratman
Film is not audio... Analog recording is...

Film is not audio...


Analog recording is not the definition of "high resolution".


You can download music and compare. Report back with your findings. IMHO, use what sounds wonderful to...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-19-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Ratman
Yes? :eek: And the AVR must also be 4K...

Yes? :eek:
And the AVR must also be 4K compliant. ;)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-19-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 567
Posted By Ratman
I'd suggest you download/try "high resolution"...

I'd suggest you download/try "high resolution" audio before jumping the shark. See if it's worth the effort/expense/improvement.


For my CD collection, I use my Win10 PC. Ripped all to MP3...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-18-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 35,234
Posted By Ratman
Can you elaborate? Why should code require metal...

Can you elaborate? Why should code require metal conduit for low voltage wiring? Although, a metal conduit should be properly grounded. But that's besides the point.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-18-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Ratman
IME, coax cables don't become bad due to a "power...

IME, coax cables don't become bad due to a "power surge".
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-18-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 49,996
Posted By Ratman
What's scary? Welcome to the 21st century. I...

What's scary?
Welcome to the 21st century. I know gamers love their CRT's, but it's time for acceptance and closure. :)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-18-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 608
Posted By Ratman
You should do the same. ;)

You should do the same. ;)
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-17-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 49,996
Posted By Ratman
Bottom line.... enjoy your CRT while it lasts.

Bottom line.... enjoy your CRT while it lasts.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-16-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 35,234
Posted By Ratman
Heaven forbid when 8K video becomes available!...

Heaven forbid when 8K video becomes available! This will be some busy forum. :p
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-15-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 35,234
Posted By Ratman
I'll step on the ledge and say, "No". :p

I'll step on the ledge and say, "No". :p
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