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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Otto Pylot
Yes. Anynet+ is Samsung's version of CEC...

Yes. Anynet+ is Samsung's version of CEC (Consumer Electronic Control). A poorly implemented feature of most tv's.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By Otto Pylot
If your tv and soundbar have CEC ( I don't know...

If your tv and soundbar have CEC ( I don't know what Vizio's term is) you can try that (even though it is very unreliable for a lot of folks), or you can get a programmable remote like a Harmony to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Otto Pylot
I'm not sure what commands the Harmony has...

I'm not sure what commands the Harmony has available in the way of enabling/disabling CEC and controlling the Chromcast. You should probably ask that question in the Remote Control Forum.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yippers! ;)

Yippers! ;)
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Otto Pylot
I don't know, discrete 5.1 audio OTA has, for the...

I don't know, discrete 5.1 audio OTA has, for the most part, sounded just fine for us. Watching football for example, you can hear people shouting and talking in the background from the side channels...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By Otto Pylot
That is correct. However, it is almost impossible...

That is correct. However, it is almost impossible to get the specs on the store specific model to compare to the closest standard model.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By Otto Pylot
My connectors are covered with rubber boots at...

My connectors are covered with rubber boots at the antenna connection. Been in place for over 30 years and we've never had any problems like you described. The booted connectors are inside a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Otto Pylot
Simplink is LG's terminology for CEC (Consumer...

Simplink is LG's terminology for CEC (Consumer Electronic Control). Anynet+ is Samsung's version of CEC. In theory, it is supposed to allow one to control all of their HDMI connected devices with a...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,766
Posted By Otto Pylot
Those right angle, or elbow adapters are supposed...

Those right angle, or elbow adapters are supposed to work very well. Why are you using thick cables? If your run is under 10' then you could probably get away with smaller gauge cables and not...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,766
Posted By Otto Pylot
......or it could have been a loose connector on...

......or it could have been a loose connector on the HDMI board that "corrected" itself by just the physical action of plugging in another cable. Yes, HDMI cables can go bad, anything electronic can,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 38
Posted By Otto Pylot
CEC is a major p.i.t.a for a lot of people. The...

CEC is a major p.i.t.a for a lot of people. The main reason is incompatibility because the CEC protocols are currently optional. That means the mfr is free to implement what they want for their own...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 76
Posted By Otto Pylot
Yes, that's what I said. The only advantage of...

Yes, that's what I said. The only advantage of ARC is the elimination of an optical cable (S/PDIF - Sony/Philip Digital Interface Format). ARC should be independent of CEC but it seems that if folks...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 76
Posted By Otto Pylot
Does the Denon list which HDMI 2.0 protocols it...

Does the Denon list which HDMI 2.0 protocols it supports? I didn't think the chipsets for HDMI 2.0 were available yet? Some mfrs have been advertising their devices as HDMI 2.0 compatible but have...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-21-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 76
Posted By Otto Pylot
The quote is sort of correct, sort of. ARC/CEC...

The quote is sort of correct, sort of. ARC/CEC are both HDMI in that they use HDMI connections. That's basically where the similarities end. CEC, which is the more problematic of the two, has...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Otto Pylot
Provided ARC worked. It doesn't always. Besides,...

Provided ARC worked. It doesn't always. Besides, ARC and optical can both only carry 5.1 audio so if the OP is hoping to output HD lossless audio (DTS-MA, Dolby TrueHD, etc), you can't over ARC. The...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-19-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Otto Pylot
If you want a wireless system your choices are...

If you want a wireless system your choices are limited. This is an integrated system meaning that it has a built-in blu-ray player. You will suffer in bass response because the power for the sub is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Otto Pylot
I've always felt the best time to buy a tv is...

I've always felt the best time to buy a tv is after Christmas and before the SuperBowl. The mfrs will by trying to clear out their inventory of the current year in preparation for the next year's...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Otto Pylot
I would shop around for a receiver first. Think...

I would shop around for a receiver first. Think of what you want out of the receiver now and possibly in the future (5.1, 7.1, etc) and then once you decide on the receiver, go to the speakers forum,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can look around for somebody with the same...

You can look around for somebody with the same model and maybe they will share their settings with you but that's not the best way to optimize your tv. Borrowing settings is really not recommended....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,935
Posted By Otto Pylot
I have an LG with an S-IPS panel and a Samsung...

I have an LG with an S-IPS panel and a Samsung with the S-PVA panel. The colors are excellent on both but the blacks are not quite as good on the S-IPS as they are on the S-PVA. However, off-axis...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Otto Pylot
1. Don't copy settings. Keep in mind that every...

1. Don't copy settings. Keep in mind that every panel, firmware, board(s) versions, viewing environments are different, even within the same model line. They may work, but if they don't, that's your...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Otto Pylot
You'd be much better off with either the Yamaha...

You'd be much better off with either the Yamaha or the Onkyo. Vizio is just plain crap imo. I have a Yamaha system and it has been trouble-free since day one, can handle anything I throw at it, and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. And to be clear, ARC has been around for...

+1. And to be clear, ARC has been around for quite sometime. It is part of HDMI 1.4 hardware protocols so HDMI 2.0 has nothing to do with ARC. What HDMI 2.0, once the fully capable chipsets are...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Otto Pylot
You can try to re-adjust your settings with a cal...

You can try to re-adjust your settings with a cal disk and maybe that will improve pq, otherwise...........
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Otto Pylot
If your runs are under 10', you can use a passive...

If your runs are under 10', you can use a passive HDMI cable with a thinner gauge and not have any issues.
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