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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13,702
Views: 1,159,443
Posted By smackbottom
Hi Everyone, I have a curious question. When I...

Hi Everyone,
I have a curious question. When I watch a HD movie, often times any light in the movie that is blue, like cops using flashlight, or any pinprick source of blue light seems to show up...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13,702
Views: 1,159,443
Posted By smackbottom
Hello all, After waiting almost a year for my...

Hello all,
After waiting almost a year for my ten year old Pioneer to die it finally did. I read this forum and other review sites and am now the proud owner of the 55inch VT50!!!

Love it! Love...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-11-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By smackbottom
Spoke with another Panny rep and he had me grab...

Spoke with another Panny rep and he had me grab a disc from the middle of the spindle (25 disks) we finally found one that worked. He said that on the spindles on the Memorex you will find 4-5 that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-11-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By smackbottom
kjbawc, the Panny manual states the opposite....

kjbawc, the Panny manual states the opposite. That you cant record directly to dl discs. You have to copy to HDD , then to dl disc.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-10-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By smackbottom
I got the same thing...I just set them to "off" ...

I got the same thing...I just set them to "off"
Even got one or two extra cable channels that wernt mine. Set those to "off" also
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-09-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By smackbottom
Doh, I HATE it when brands affect the...

Doh,
I HATE it when brands affect the performance.... these were about $3 each for a pack of 25 (about $70) compared to around $7-10 for the other brands at compusa. No wonder...well it was just an...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-09-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By smackbottom
Ok here's da scoop. I am having no trouble...

Ok here's da scoop.
I am having no trouble using dvd -r discs to record.
I bought a stack of dvd +r dual layer discs and tried them to no avail.
When I pop em into the player it tells me the disc...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-09-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By smackbottom
Thanks Siesta, that is very helpful. Thought it...

Thanks Siesta, that is very helpful. Thought it meant shorten the title of the film..lol. Makes sense now.

Still don't know why dvd +r dual layer formats but tells me it isnt formating when...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-09-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By smackbottom
Hello all, Was playing with new panny...

Hello all,
Was playing with new panny yesterday and ran across a problem. Tried to copy four half hour shows that were recorded in sp to a +r dl disc.
Message said it was not formatted..and that i...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-08-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Ok huys here goes I will try to post my setup...

Ok huys here goes I will try to post my setup and what I did with approximate times. Here goes.

1. rf cable to splitter
2. rf cable 1 to panny
3. rf cable 2 to cable box
4. no rf cable out...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-08-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Guys, Its almost 400pm here on west...

Guys,
Its almost 400pm here on west coast(seattle). I am heading home now. In about an hour I will write again and put my setup on here.
This forum needs a chat room!!! har har
Smack
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-08-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By smackbottom
Hope that got your attention! Hi all, I have...

Hope that got your attention!
Hi all,
I have read a lot that people are concerned about losing signal strength when they split their cable to more than one source. For instance 2-3 different TVs...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-08-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Good Luck Siesta One other thing, was your...

Good Luck Siesta
One other thing, was your cable box listed in the choices in setup?
Also, after setting up and letting it do its search thing for about 3-4 hours, I came home and the screen was...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-07-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Hey All, 1. Steve1214 I all the channels...

Hey All,

1. Steve1214 I all the channels (digital) and analog. The panny box gets its info from teh cable box . Not from the rf on the cable. But thru in3.

2. Siesta, I split it on my own....
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-07-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Doh!!! Thought no one had written for a couple...

Doh!!!
Thought no one had written for a couple of days. Then I realized that there was more than one page. Maybe I shouldn't be allowed near complex electronics!! LOL!

Anyway, I understand that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-05-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
PS steve 1214 You must plug svideo or...

PS steve 1214

You must plug svideo or video/audio cables into in3. The component on the dvr is for output only. Its a better picture option for those that have it.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-05-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Quote:Originally Posted by steve1214...

Quote:Originally Posted by steve1214 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Getting back to the TVGOS issue, the setup of the EH55 asks if you...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-05-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,303
Posted By smackbottom
Please make this a sticky. It was very helpful...

Please make this a sticky. It was very helpful to me in making my decision and I think it would be very helpful for a few months for those who are still searching for choices. It was a pain having...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-04-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Hello All, Ok, here is where I am today. ...

Hello All,
Ok, here is where I am today.
Will try to answer as many questions as possible. Just remember this my first HDDVR and the manuals tend to be clear as mud. They tell you what to do but I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-03-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Yes Hoopster, The EPG is usually on pbs "for...

Yes Hoopster,
The EPG is usually on pbs "for analog cable". However, the problem here is that I am using a digital cable box which no longer has ANY analog channels. And the problem has been that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-03-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 158,032
Posted By smackbottom
Hello all, After lurking here for a while...

Hello all,
After lurking here for a while searching for info on HDDVRs, I finally settled on the Panny DMR-EH55.
Being new to the DVD recorder arena, I have a few questions and will try to offer...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-14-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By smackbottom
Update to my question. I actually have the 6412....

Update to my question. I actually have the 6412. Checked this with comcast and in the setup menu. Don,t know why I thought I had 5100.
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-14-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By smackbottom
Hello everyone, Long time since I posted. But...

Hello everyone,
Long time since I posted. But come here regularly. Here is my dillema(sp).
I have a DCT5100 with dual tuner, DVR and firewire which was recently activated.

I want something...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-21-2003, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By smackbottom
Hi All, Got this wierd problem. Just got...

Hi All,
Got this wierd problem. Just got digital cable from Comcast using Motorola 5100 and the voice is out of sync on th lower channels ( around 2-about channel 10).
Am running thru optical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2003, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By smackbottom
Just found it. I will try it but I dont think it...

Just found it. I will try it but I dont think it will help because I think that the card is degrading the signal on the hardware level before it gets to the monitor. But cant hurt to try.
Will let...
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