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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 1,075,956
Posted By htwaits
Ask me! Ask me! Extended life degradation is...

Ask me! Ask me!

Extended life degradation is the hope that it wouldn't happen until after the warranty expires, and sudden death would be expensive to the manufacturer if it happened during the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12,933
Views: 910,084
Posted By htwaits
Of course, but where do you go to find repair...

Of course, but where do you go to find repair services that have that capacity? I live in the center of the computer industry and it's all board swapping here. There are Kuro owners with the skill to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12,933
Views: 910,084
Posted By htwaits
Once the warranty runs out, luck is the only...

Once the warranty runs out, luck is the only resource you can count on to find spare parts. They will either be available or not. There is no practical recourse in court or anywhere else. You...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12,933
Views: 910,084
Posted By htwaits
Did you miss the part about lack of enforcement,...

Did you miss the part about lack of enforcement, and that warranties are written to give the manufacturer an "out" if a buy back or replacement with a comparable unit is their best option?There is no...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-21-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 425,094
Posted By htwaits
You need to provide more detail like how long are...

You need to provide more detail like how long are the dropouts, how is your setup wired, and what settings are you using.

More than likely you are experiencing excessive hand shakes due to your...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12,815
Views: 623,788
Posted By htwaits
Speakers! Speakers! What Speakers! :p

Speakers! Speakers! What Speakers! :p
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15,120
Views: 978,914
Posted By htwaits
:)

:)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15,120
Views: 978,914
Posted By htwaits
I've never owned a Panasonic or Samsung plasma. I...

I've never owned a Panasonic or Samsung plasma. I do read the related threads, and I do occasionally react to condescension on general principles. :)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15,120
Views: 978,914
Posted By htwaits
We are very grateful that you've shared your...

We are very grateful that you've shared your feelings with us. :)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12,933
Views: 910,084
Posted By htwaits
Did you use ice water or butter to treat your...

Did you use ice water or butter to treat your burns? If you're not exaggerating, then you shouldn't be turning on your set until you've had a service call. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 425,094
Posted By htwaits
Even if there are no facts to support your...

Even if there are no facts to support your impressions you can still pick the option that you like best.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15,120
Views: 978,914
Posted By htwaits
Unless you're very lucky, it's going to take time...

Unless you're very lucky, it's going to take time to find what you want.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-13-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 425,094
Posted By htwaits
I have been to OPPO's office many times and I've...

I have been to OPPO's office many times and I've never seen more than one guy. :eek:
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 67,502
Posted By htwaits
With HDMI "what ever works" is the byword....

With HDMI "what ever works" is the byword. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 425,094
Posted By htwaits
Blu-ray disks that I know about are not deep...

Blu-ray disks that I know about are not deep color. On negative is that if you have one or more marginal HDMI cables, you could run into signal or hand shake problems because deep color uses more...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-12-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 425,094
Posted By htwaits
The HDMI ports on the receiving end of the cable...

The HDMI ports on the receiving end of the cable adjust the signal for the expected signal loss over a 6' cable. All using a shorter cable would do is increase the possibility of having a problem...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-08-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27,052
Views: 3,172,559
Posted By htwaits
Would that mean going from analog to digital for...

Would that mean going from analog to digital for room correction and than back to analog?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 67,502
Posted By htwaits
I assume that you've already done this. ...

I assume that you've already done this.

"NOTE From Amazon: If player has no video output, press the "HDMI" or "AV" button on the remote. "

If the Redmere HDMI cable works to connect a Blu-ray...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 67,502
Posted By htwaits
As others have pointed out there is no way to...

As others have pointed out there is no way to future protect HDMI cables, and any cable can arrive defective. The best you can do is selecting "high speed" and exchange the cable.

You've already...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-07-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 67,502
Posted By htwaits
Are you aware that RedMere cables are...

Are you aware that RedMere cables are directional? You may have installed the cable backwards. ;)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-05-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 425,094
Posted By htwaits
They are identical in this aspect.

They are identical in this aspect.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15,120
Views: 978,914
Posted By htwaits
ARC can work fine for some people, but when...

ARC can work fine for some people, but when components are from different manufacturers that chances of having trouble go up significantly. Many times the simplest solution is to turn ARC off and use...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15,120
Views: 978,914
Posted By htwaits
I don't own a VT60, but my assumption is that you...

I don't own a VT60, but my assumption is that you should be able to turn ARC off in both the display and an AVR. Have you checked the manual?
Forum: Display Calibration   09-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 258,732
Posted By htwaits
You should ask one or more of the calibrators...

You should ask one or more of the calibrators that I suggested that question. There is no cure for direct sunlight on a plasma that I know of.
Forum: Display Calibration   09-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 258,732
Posted By htwaits
David Abrams is located in the LA area. UMR and...

David Abrams is located in the LA area. UMR and D-Nice both do tours to your area. All three of them have very good reputaions here at AVS.

You can read owner's comments about their work in the...
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