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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Jon S
Regarding Vizio... They have terrible support...

Regarding Vizio... They have terrible support after the warranty expires... Basically, they will tell you to buy a new set. Repairs are usually not an option...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
Browsers on TVs usually lack Java... It really...

Browsers on TVs usually lack Java... It really limits access to streaming movies....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Jon S
Dynamic contrast ratio is a useless term. I'd...

Dynamic contrast ratio is a useless term. I'd say all the numbers are impossible to achieve. I wish the manufacturers would post standard ANSI contrast ratios which would be more in line with what...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 96,763
Posted By Jon S
It is a known fact that all the discs are not...

It is a known fact that all the discs are not mastered exactly to the standard, that there are some slight or minor differences in the accuracy. From what I have heard, the Spears and Munsil...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 04:31 PM
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Views: 96,763
Posted By Jon S
It all depends on the movie transfer... If the...

It all depends on the movie transfer... If the transfer is done inaccurately, the blacks can get messed up. Perfect example is the movie Tombstone with Kurt Russell on BR... The transfer is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 96,763
Posted By Jon S
If you move and do a change of address, Best Buy...

If you move and do a change of address, Best Buy mails you the movers coupon... If you don't move, nada...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-16-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
I seem to be having an issue with my two month...

I seem to be having an issue with my two month old samsung... The past couple of days I have had no sound from the set no matter what the input (Blu-Ray or STB). Yesterday, the sound was out for a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
The pink and sometimes green screens appear...

The pink and sometimes green screens appear during HDMI handshaking. It occurs with my JVC RS-1 projector and my Pioneer receiver. I noticed people have more issues when the HDMI versions are...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11,282
Views: 1,390,672
Posted By Jon S
Unfortunately, the Kirkland alkaline batteries...

Unfortunately, the Kirkland alkaline batteries from Costco was giving me the most problems... Leakage ruined my Fujitsu a/c remote, a Pioneer remote, a JVC RS projector remote, a couple of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11,282
Views: 1,390,672
Posted By Jon S
Bit of advice on batteries... Don't use...

Bit of advice on batteries... Don't use alkalines... Alkalines tend to leak, a lot, ruining the remote. Buy Eveready Lithium batteries. They cost more ($8 for four AA/AAAs) but they don't leak...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-05-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
It's already on the latest firmware...

It's already on the latest firmware...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30,788
Views: 3,226,752
Posted By Jon S
whatever the case, it is not worthwhile to repair...

whatever the case, it is not worthwhile to repair the Pioneer... New players are under $100, are a lot faster in loading movies, have streaming capabilities and wi-fi. The only advantage the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,834
Posted By Jon S
The blades better be good... They are extremely...

The blades better be good... They are extremely expensive...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
I also have the UN50HU8550FXZA with (I think) an...

I also have the UN50HU8550FXZA with (I think) an IH02 screen. I upgraded from a Panasonic plasma set. The sitting area is about seven feet from the screen. Even though the screen is only 50...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
This does not appear to be normal... Is it...

This does not appear to be normal... Is it happening to all inputs (cable, Blu-Ray, streaming?) If it is, exchange the set before the exchange period expires. I see you live in Hawaii... I live in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,771
Views: 466,731
Posted By Jon S
I have been reading other 4K TV threads... To me,...

I have been reading other 4K TV threads... To me, it appears that this Vizio series have more out of box issues than other brands. I do not see as much problems on the Sony and Samsung threads. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-30-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30,788
Views: 3,226,752
Posted By Jon S
Look for a BR disc that is all region. See if...

Look for a BR disc that is all region. See if that works. Are the BBC disks region B? It sounds like the region setting got changed somehow. Was this player ever serviced or worked on?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Jon S
First thing to do is to check for uneven...

First thing to do is to check for uneven brightness levels across the screen... Play something with a black image or better yet a dark gray image and see if there are any unevenness in the image. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-30-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Jon S
Maybe I exaggerated a bit... It's actually about...

Maybe I exaggerated a bit... It's actually about 16" away from my nose....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30,788
Views: 3,226,752
Posted By Jon S
Not sure what you mean by not playing anything...

Not sure what you mean by not playing anything American...

Just wanted to note that the Pioneer drive in the player is not noted for their reliability. Failure is common...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-29-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 167,845
Posted By Jon S
I would not consider the Vizio P series... It's...

I would not consider the Vizio P series... It's like Russian Roulette...It's a real cr*p shoot to see if your TV works or not...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
If anyone bought their Sammy in the past couple...

If anyone bought their Sammy in the past couple of weeks, Best Buy dropped the prices on some of their 4K models... With their price matching guarantee, you could be in for a nice rebate... I got...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 143,549
Posted By Jon S
the worst thing is to have a little knowledge and...

the worst thing is to have a little knowledge and then screw up the set... calibrating requires expensive equipment and training to access the service menu of the set.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 610,101
Posted By Jon S
The Spears and Munsil disc is used by a lot of...

The Spears and Munsil disc is used by a lot of ISF calibrators... It is comprehensive and complex, but the basic section is what you can do without the proper gear....It is available from Amazon...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Jon S
Yeah, there is a big improvement when the monitor...

Yeah, there is a big improvement when the monitor is only a foot away from you... A TV that is several feet away is a big factor. I have a 50" screen and the improvement is very slight at seven...
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