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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By ripster
I'm not so sure all the sets are inferior, it's...

I'm not so sure all the sets are inferior, it's just "early". HD was really no different. In those early days SD looked terrible in many cases and folks bitched in these hollow halls, although the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By ripster
The biggest issue will be with 4K Blu Ray or...

The biggest issue will be with 4K Blu Ray or whatever they call it. I've asked Directv, but tech support doesn't have a clue as to the future pass through rates. Earlier I saw a note about the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By ripster
I gerry rigged an old workhorse Pioneer Elite...

I gerry rigged an old workhorse Pioneer Elite 49TX AVR to fill in with the new 4K TV. Of course, no HDMI, but you can run that direct to your gear and optical to any receiver, if you have a 4K set...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By ripster
Onkyo says it's HDMI 2.0 but the other posters...

Onkyo says it's HDMI 2.0 but the other posters are correct it's only 10GB pass through. Most of the 2015 receivers should have the 18GB's, might as well wait a few more months to be safe. I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
The screen mirroring works about 20% of the time....

The screen mirroring works about 20% of the time. So if the TV is hooked up to a D* box by HDMI the PC won't work with screen view? My internet to the TV and computer is all Cat6 and all on the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
Had them take out the RVU. Got my remote (30 sec...

Had them take out the RVU. Got my remote (30 sec FF works again), 3D channels and internet speeds back. Went from 25Mbs to 70Mbs when they pulled it out. Now Smart View doesn't work, maybe another...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
Just rolled out a 65HU8550. Had Smart View...

Just rolled out a 65HU8550. Had Smart View working with a Galaxy S5, but no success with a Win 8.1 Dell. Error was doesn't work with HDMI hookups? Now the S5 doesn't work either, due to "hardware"...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21,702
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Posted By ripster
Guess he set up the TV with a wireless connection...

Guess he set up the TV with a wireless connection and then when he hooked up the D* feed, the hard wire took over or he reset it. Just not sure why my download speeds decreased from 70 to 25 MBs? ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
The installer, of course his first, had me set up...

The installer, of course his first, had me set up wireless? Can I just shut it down?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
Not sure if I totally follow you, as I am using...

Not sure if I totally follow you, as I am using Cat6 to pass the internet not HDMI. They pulled the DVR to another location. But RVU still defeats all the Galaxy mobile features, the remotes are...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
Just spoke to them and they are unwinding the...

Just spoke to them and they are unwinding the install at no charge and putting me back to the original setup. But to reinstall the mini they took out they want a 2 year service agreement.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 1,488,630
Posted By ripster
Just got the RVU internal D*TV "box" added to my...

Just got the RVU internal D*TV "box" added to my 65HU8550. Be aware they:


1. Hijacked the Ethernet port, so you must go wireless for Smart Hub. I went from 90 to 27MBS download speed for my...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-07-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By ripster
Samsung HU8550 And Directv RVU - Buyer Beware!

Just finished setting up my new 65HU8550 and couldn't wait to see some 4K. I had called DirecTV last week to set up their 4K service with my already installed Genie, main in the living room Home...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 38,551
Posted By ripster
I've been in the music business for 40 years and...

I've been in the music business for 40 years and have been quite surprised at the acceptance of the MP3. Although HD music has been introduced with CD like quality, the acceptance and availability...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 26,801
Posted By ripster
They dropped 5 HD channels without a SD sister...

They dropped 5 HD channels without a SD sister channel and want 4.99 a month for those hd channels. It's not so much the 4.99 it just they dropped it with no notice and then hold a gun to your head!...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-17-2006, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By ripster
D* does not carry Fox Sports HD, to the best of...

D* does not carry Fox Sports HD, to the best of my knowledge, at all. But certainly not the West. KCAL Ch. 9 does not broadcast their games in HD. If ESPN does pick up a game it must be out of town,...
Forum: HD DVD Software   03-10-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,697
Posted By ripster
From Video Business: Site drops HD DVD...

From Video Business:


Site drops HD DVD titles
Move could signal delay as Wal-Mart halts online pre-orders
By Susanne Ault and Paul Sweeting 3/10/2006

MARCH 10 | Now you see ’em, now you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By ripster
I've got a clear line and 80-90 signal strength....

I've got a clear line and 80-90 signal strength. Getting these audio dropouts mostly but occasional video dropouts all the time. I'm more convinced its the Tivo DVR than the signal??? didn't get as...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-08-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 267,844
Posted By ripster
Like the rest of you kudos to KABC!!! My only...

Like the rest of you kudos to KABC!!! My only initial complaint is the logo is too far left and they should move it to the "wings" like the net does on GMA........
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-06-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,609
Posted By ripster
The stories always the same with D*. It's not if...

The stories always the same with D*. It's not if they are getting them, it's when....
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-06-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,859
Posted By ripster
Quote: Two years ago CBS did a lot of the...

Quote:
Two years ago CBS did a lot of the weekly tournaments in HD... this past year I don't think they did any. Anyone know why they stopped?
One of the big reasons is CBS hired a company called...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-17-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By ripster
From Directv: Introducing CD USA, the first...

From Directv:

Introducing CD USA, the first original, hour-long series from DIRECTV that is set to be the hottest new show in music.

Kick off every Saturday with back-to-back-to-back...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-30-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,924
Posted By ripster
USC v. UCLA is not listed as HD in Directv menu??

USC v. UCLA is not listed as HD in Directv menu??
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-16-2004, 09:28 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,545
Posted By ripster
Before everybody gets pissed off at D*, you...

Before everybody gets pissed off at D*, you might consider it is the crappy feed it gets from NBC. I get KNBC_DT here in LA for several years and they are the worst. They are off the air 20% of the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-15-2004, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,352
Views: 391,093
Posted By ripster
Quote: Originally posted by litzdog911 Slow...

Quote:
Originally posted by litzdog911
Slow - Zero - Record - Thumbs Up (S0RT)
What's the reverse?? or is it a toggle??
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