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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-28-2006, 05:11 PM
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Posted By bnewton
In response to Brian_S's post, I did a little...

In response to Brian_S's post, I did a little research on the Furutech "audiophile grade" IEC inlet and had my plate fabricator quote a plate that would fit it.

What they came up with is a plate...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-12-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
Sorry I have missed the latest on this...

Sorry I have missed the latest on this discussion, didn't get the email notification of new posts for whatever reason.

Anyway, someone asked about ML2 connectors and grounding. The ML2 connectors...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-23-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
Quote:Originally Posted by martyj19...

Quote:Originally Posted by martyj19 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

One thing that is frequently done by installers is to make a component...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
Quote:Originally Posted by thegoldenhand...

Quote:Originally Posted by thegoldenhand http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Thanks Barry! This looks like a great solution. I dunno if I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2006, 06:42 PM
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Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
This is pretty much the same solution as what we...

This is pretty much the same solution as what we make and would work fine. It looks like a standard straight blade flanged inlet attached to the back of a metal plate. You can see the heads of the...
Forum: Video Processors   05-10-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 180,342
Posted By bnewton
I have been playing with a new Vantage HD for a...

I have been playing with a new Vantage HD for a couple weeks and the result is pretty disappointing. Maybe someone can tell me what is the weak link.

The setup I'm testing is strictly DVD. I have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
About the mount, it depends on your specific...

About the mount, it depends on your specific mount. We use a lot of Chief products and their latest mount is completely cut out in the middle. This is a good thing because all the outlets can go...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-09-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
According to the NEC, anything you put inside a...

According to the NEC, anything you put inside a wall should be rated. If you use any kind of cable, including an extension cord, that has a CL2 or CL3 rating, there is no problem. I haven't seen any...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-08-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
I'm not sure the exact costs of the parts, but...

I'm not sure the exact costs of the parts, but could find out. In the past we have charged customers $95 for the parts that make up the input portion of the kit which includes the ML-2 inlet,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-08-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
You could definitely make your own plate that...

You could definitely make your own plate that way. The negative is that it will probably be ugly. You would need to drill two small holes to mount the flanged inlet using some small machine screws,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 68,751
Posted By bnewton
It's really not a good idea to put the cord in...

It's really not a good idea to put the cord in the wall. I struggled with this for a long time, but we finally came up with an approach we use on all our jobs.

We have an aluminum plate made up...
Forum: Video Processors   10-29-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By bnewton
If your budget will tolerate, Crestron makes a...

If your budget will tolerate, Crestron makes a video processor called a DVP4-DI that takes a variety of inputs, ranging from composite to DVI-I, and outputs a DVI-I signal with one to four "windows"...
Forum: Video Processors   12-06-2003, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By bnewton
About the modified RP-56, mine was problematic...

About the modified RP-56, mine was problematic out of the box. It produced a shimmer and smearing in well saturated colors, especially red, when used via SDI. It also had trouble reading any DVDs...
Forum: Video Processors   12-04-2003, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By bnewton
Quote: Originally posted by oferlaor SDI...

Quote:
Originally posted by oferlaor
SDI sparklies are usually caused by bad cables or bad connectors.
True, but in my case it was definitely a bad solder joint inside the Leeza. I had tried...
Forum: Video Processors   12-04-2003, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By bnewton
I have a little more info to add about the...

I have a little more info to add about the problem with sparklies. I recently had the problem come back and it became clear it was a problem with the Leeza. I could usually get the problem to go...
Forum: CRT Projectors   10-01-2003, 07:48 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 104,820
Posted By bnewton
I have an NEC XG-1100 and in adjusting the CPC...

I have an NEC XG-1100 and in adjusting the CPC magnets I notice I get a LOT of raster movement. Since there are no raster centering magnets on this projector, once the astig is set by your...
Forum: Video Processors   09-06-2003, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By bnewton
I took a good look at the scaler today. The...

I took a good look at the scaler today. The deinterlacing and scaling looked pretty good to my eye. The material wasn't something I could use to evaluate critically, and I wouldn't say I'm an expert...
Forum: Video Processors   08-25-2003, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By bnewton
No, Crestron says this processor is intended for...

No, Crestron says this processor is intended for large screens such as in home theater use and particularly in "sports center" applicatons. It probably was originally designed for corporate...
Forum: Video Processors   08-23-2003, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By bnewton
Not sure if anyone has heard about this, but...

Not sure if anyone has heard about this, but Crestron has a new video processor they call the C2N-DVP4DI. See the info here:

http://www.crestron.com/products/sho...del=C2N-DVP4DI...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-07-2003, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By bnewton
Has anyone tried a TV or STB with built-in QAM...

Has anyone tried a TV or STB with built-in QAM capability with Comcast in Atlanta or elsewhere? I'm wondering if it will work or if Comcast is doing something where you can only use their STB.
Forum: CRT Projectors   07-31-2003, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By bnewton
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definitely...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definitely willing to donate it since the tax benefit to me might very well be worth more than what it would bring in a regular sale.

I don't want to pay to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-30-2003, 07:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,842
Posted By bnewton
While I know this is unlikely, a really nice...

While I know this is unlikely, a really nice thing to have would be to select monitor aspect independently between the 480i outputs and the HD outputs. A lot of times you want to hook up a 4:3 TV to...
Forum: CRT Projectors   07-29-2003, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By bnewton
I have this GP-3000 collecting dust in my...

I have this GP-3000 collecting dust in my basement and it's been there for the better part of a year. It works fine, but has moderate wear on the tubes. It has the external switcher too. I have...
Forum: Video Processors   07-28-2003, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By bnewton
In general use, you shouldn't need to use the...

In general use, you shouldn't need to use the menus. But I like to have the option because sometimes I find myself wanting to use my touchpanel to navigate the menus to bump up/down some setting or...
Forum: Video Processors   07-28-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By bnewton
Well, that's actually good news. It looks to be...

Well, that's actually good news. It looks to be about as complete as with the older Leeza. One thing missing from the older Leeza was basic navigation commands (menu, up, down, etc.). So I had to...
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