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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-28-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I'm pretty sure that when that happens, when you...

I'm pretty sure that when that happens, when you select the program again that it offers a RESUME option.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Mine was assembled in Mexico on May 2014. I...

Mine was assembled in Mexico on May 2014.

I doubt if the plasma panels were different for the European models than the US models.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I don't know.

I don't know.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 07:21 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I'll take issue with the highlighted portions. ...

I'll take issue with the highlighted portions. My 6900 has black levels so low that I was unable to measure them with a pretty sensitive meter. (No black control twiddling either). Perhaps the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 09:13 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Here I go again: There is plenty of variation...

Here I go again: There is plenty of variation between sets, even of the same model. This is due to manufacturing variations and unpredictable variations in aging. Calibration is to compensate for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-26-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Most TVs these days take 1080p thru HDMI, so...

Most TVs these days take 1080p thru HDMI, so there should be no problem using that. IF your box allows native resolution (whatever the channel is sending), that would be the best choice. Lacking...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Just a couple of "pro-4K" comments: 4K...

Just a couple of "pro-4K" comments:


4K standards call for wider color gamut capabilities (whether anyone distributes 4K that way is another matter)
It seems that the world is moving to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2015, 08:11 AM
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Posted By davehancock
Probably not: a "better" compression algorithm...

Probably not: a "better" compression algorithm can still be abused in the battle of quality vs quantity.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Different (better & more efficient) compression...

Different (better & more efficient) compression algorithms.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By davehancock
It doesn't. As you know, ATSC is a OTA broadcast...

It doesn't. As you know, ATSC is a OTA broadcast standard. QAM is the modulation method used on cable. IF 4k gained popularity the MSOs could easily offer 4k over their systems by using new STBs...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By davehancock
So where did that leave all of the 480 analog...

So where did that leave all of the 480 analog devices when the transition to digital occurred?

"Progress".

I'm not a particular fan of 4K (which, BTW, only has twice the resolution of HD as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By davehancock
That's what ATSC 3.0 is for...

That's what ATSC 3.0 is for (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/technology/sinclair-technicolor-deploy-atsc-30-4k-first-time/134669). :cool:
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I know that his posts can be difficult to follow...

I know that his posts can be difficult to follow - but why not cut the guy some slack? English is not his primary language (he lives in a foreign country where English is not widely used).

I...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-10-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I haven't tried this with 2.5.5 But that was ...

I haven't tried this with 2.5.5 But that was what I ran into (though my gamma dipped from 2.14 to 1.79) with 2.5.4 with a plasma (LG in this case).

Now granted, I wasn't using auto cal, so I...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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Posted By davehancock
OR: Use a smaller target size (if the display is...

OR: Use a smaller target size (if the display is a plasma, (which your signature indicates that it is). Larger targets cause the display power supply to run out of steam at high IREs (some refer to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By davehancock
On the dithering: That is not an issue on my...

On the dithering: That is not an issue on my 6900. Regarding the banding: I'd call LG if the set is still under factory warranty (though check you PG Richards extended warranty first).
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-06-2015, 09:56 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I think that John151 summed it up pretty well. ...

I think that John151 summed it up pretty well. Frankly my LG 60PG6900 is the best set that I have ever seen (or calibrated). Black levels are almost unmeasurable, no motion blur, and great value. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-05-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Exclamation First, Gamut is about the color space (just where...

First, Gamut is about the color space (just where on the CIE map that each color appears). The Gamut should be set to Standard (which yields the most accurate color reproduction). Wide exaggerates...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By davehancock
But I drive a Prius :cool: (maybe that says...

But I drive a Prius :cool: (maybe that says something).

BTW: You say "Upstate" NY. What do you mean by that? Far too many people from NYC think that anything outside of NYC is NYC. There are...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I have basically no issues with FiOS Internet &...

I have basically no issues with FiOS Internet & digital phone, but I didn't have any issues on those with TWC either.

I find Verizon a notch below TWC: First, they try to push you to their...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By davehancock
First, I would not assume that we ALL have...

First, I would not assume that we ALL have exactly the same firmware/software. The revisions of our hardware could be different. Also the operating software in different locations could be slightly...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Get waranty repair. I've seen this sort of thing...

Get waranty repair. I've seen this sort of thing before (though usually on Samsung Plasmas) and it usually turns out to be a bad power supply. An authorized repair agency should come to your home,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I discussed this a few posts ago (turn down the...

I discussed this a few posts ago (turn down the Panel Light). The only "sort of energy efficiency crap" is that any power supply cannot supply an infinite amount of power, so it eventually runs "out...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-02-2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I mean just reduce the Panel Light setting. By...

I mean just reduce the Panel Light setting. By doing that you reduce the average brightness and that effectively reduces the impact of the power limiting (that many call ABL). Personally, I am...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-01-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Regarding adjustments: Simply running the set at...

Regarding adjustments: Simply running the set at a lower peak white will reduce the effect (as that improves the brightness headroom). I find that the LGs provide more range than the others (as...
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