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Forum: Community News & Polls   11-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,469
Posted By hurricanebob
I have a Tripplite UPS/line conditioner on the...

I have a Tripplite UPS/line conditioner on the PN60F8500 and the PS3, and a Tripplite surge suppressor/line conditioner on the rest of the A/V gear. There is also a whole-house surge suppressor on...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,667
Posted By hurricanebob
I play music for a living. When I moved to my...

I play music for a living. When I moved to my present location 17 years ago and joined a band, a guitarist warned me about tinnitus and told me that I should purchase custom earplugs like he had. I...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-29-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,060
Posted By hurricanebob
does anyone have an updated list of displays that...

does anyone have an updated list of displays that have a full CMS?
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-29-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 23,783
Posted By hurricanebob
My 60" 8500 series plasma draws 120 to 150 watts...

My 60" 8500 series plasma draws 120 to 150 watts for average program material. I have confirmed this with a Kill-A-Watt meter. Sure, if you watch nothing but snow scenes, or similar, it will draw...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,746
Posted By hurricanebob
I agree with fierce_gt I am glad I waited to...

I agree with fierce_gt I am glad I waited to by a new AVR when I implemented 3D on my 6.1 setup several years ago. It wasn't worth it just to have 3D compatibility with the AVR, but now, by...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-24-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,724
Posted By hurricanebob
The only physical media that I buy are 3D...

The only physical media that I buy are 3D Blu-ray. I use Netflix for streaming TV series and some dramas or comedies, and rent Blu-rays for the highest quality movies like action or sci-fi....
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,324
Posted By hurricanebob
Since 2007 I have had a Samsung LED DLP 50"...

Since 2007 I have had a Samsung LED DLP 50" display, the HLT-5089S, with a CinemaQuest bias light. The picture was high contrast and stunning. When the 3D Blu-ray format was finalized I implemented...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-14-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14,906
Views: 2,420,386
Posted By hurricanebob
for anyone interested, I just posted a...

for anyone interested, I just posted a Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 kit+glasses in the classifieds section http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Rear Projection   03-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By hurricanebob
Misubishi 3DC-1000 starter kit, used, in perfect...

Misubishi 3DC-1000 starter kit, used, in perfect condition. Comes with converter box, power adapter, remote, IR emitter, and emitter cable. Also includes two SSG-2100MG/ZA shutter glasses, never...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 24,359
Posted By hurricanebob
I have noticed random picture flashes when...

I have noticed random picture flashes when watching Netflix from the Smart Hub. I immediately switch to the same exact programming through the Roku player and the mysterious flashes are gone. I have...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12,891
Views: 714,702
Posted By hurricanebob
@moonpuncher - I just calibrated my son's 2011...

@moonpuncher - I just calibrated my son's 2011 64D7000, and in Cal-Day mode it achieved 24 ft. lamberts of luminance. I then re-calibrated my 60F8500 and in Cal-Day mode it achieves 46 ft. lamberts...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12,891
Views: 714,702
Posted By hurricanebob
Ronald Epstein, I mis-posted when I said that my...

Ronald Epstein, I mis-posted when I said that my 8500 does not display the drop down menu with my PS3 when there is a resolution change. It does. I guess I wasn't bothered by it as you apparently...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,790
Views: 498,681
Posted By hurricanebob
I am watching Blu-rays from a PS3 and do not get...

I am watching Blu-rays from a PS3 and do not get these drop-down menus at all.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14,906
Views: 2,420,386
Posted By hurricanebob
not true, justlou. Samsung replaced the DMD chip...

not true, justlou. Samsung replaced the DMD chip on my 2007 HLT-5089S back in late 2010, long after the warranty expired.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-02-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9,790
Views: 498,681
Posted By hurricanebob
it's the NSA watching her through the onboard...

it's the NSA watching her through the onboard camera... http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,466
Views: 304,874
Posted By hurricanebob
JimP, I took delivery of a PN60F8500 about two...

JimP, I took delivery of a PN60F8500 about two weeks ago, and have calibrated Cal-Day, Cal-Night, Standard, and Movie. I did Movie mode after the latest firmware update (1116), and so will need to...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   12-14-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By hurricanebob
if you get stuck you could try;...

if you get stuck you could try; http://unitedradio.com/consumer/
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,790
Views: 498,681
Posted By hurricanebob
brec, Screen Fit would be the correct setting to...

brec, Screen Fit would be the correct setting to use for no overscan. Depending on the source, Screen Fit may be grayed out in the picture menu, in which case it defaults to 16:9, such as when...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-07-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14,906
Views: 2,420,386
Posted By hurricanebob
Since no one has bothered to express their...

Since no one has bothered to express their gratitude to Samsung for totally stepping up to the plate regarding these out-of-warranty exchanges, I would like to do so right now. Thank you Samsung,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-29-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9,790
Views: 498,681
Posted By hurricanebob
I nave a PN60F8500 arriving next week and was...

I nave a PN60F8500 arriving next week and was wondering if the 3D glasses are IR or Bluetooth? I have six pairs of Xpand 103's, which are universal IR and was wondering if there will be a way to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-15-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,640
Posted By hurricanebob
LMAO!! Aliens are farming us!!...

LMAO!! Aliens are farming us!! http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-10-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,131
Posted By hurricanebob
I have also owned the Definitive Technology...

I have also owned the Definitive Technology ProCinema 6.1 system for 12 years now, and I can say that for a mid-priced system the speakers are clean and powerful, and the sub kicks. I imagine the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-08-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14,906
Views: 2,420,386
Posted By hurricanebob
After reading about the Capacitor Settlement...

After reading about the Capacitor Settlement deadline on this thread (and pretty much ignoring the notice that I had received in the mail last spring...) I decided to open my HLT-5089S to check the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-25-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By hurricanebob
I agree with alk3997 - you should be able to...

I agree with alk3997 - you should be able to just replace the appropriate boards by yourself - sounds like the input board on the Viera and possibly the video board on the Sony? check out...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,944
Posted By hurricanebob
I installed a surround sound system in my home...

I installed a surround sound system in my home about twelve years ago, and a 3D HDTV around six years ago, and have have been to the local theater maybe five times since then. We watch movies on...
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