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Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2017, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Howie411
Weird issue with my UBD-K8500

So recently got Ice Age: 5 Movie Blu-Ray Collection. (1 of the 5 movies) Continental Drift, when I try to play it makes a really loud almost grinding noise when I put it in the drive. After about...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Oh LG has the worst email support ever. I've...

Oh LG has the worst email support ever. I've emailed 3 times. Twice they told me to call for an explanation and the 3rd time they said they didn't know.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
I asked this a bit ago but no one had responded. ...

I asked this a bit ago but no one had responded. As far as I can tell its a glorified PIP. my plan was to watch 2 channels at once, but you can only use 2 different inputs and if 1 input is the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Howie411
Interesting Article about Low End 4K LG TVs

http://www.techhive.com/article/3104880/smart-tv/how-lg-uses-fuzzy-math-to-label-some-of-its-lcd-tvs-as-4k.html

Are LG's budget-priced 4K TVs more accurately described as 3K? The LCD panels used...
Forum: Soundbars   09-21-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Howie411
If the Samsung HW-K470 is anything like the K550,...

If the Samsung HW-K470 is anything like the K550, I'd go with the LG, as I had both and the LG is a lot better. Now also you may want to just go with the brand TV you have since the Wireless Sync...
Forum: Soundbars   09-21-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Howie411
Here is what Samsung finally told me: So...

Here is what Samsung finally told me:

So sorry for the delay Howie! Here's a little break down for the firmware that is available:

The download labeled MICOM (Firmware) ver. 0151 is for the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Cool feature I just found out about

So I learned today if you go to Screen Share, I can use my Microsoft Surface Book and cast the screen to the TV Wirelessly which is pretty cool because I almost spent $40 on a Wireless USB to HDMI...
Forum: Soundbars   09-14-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Howie411
So I dont know about Vizio Soundbars, but Samsung...

So I dont know about Vizio Soundbars, but Samsung Soundbars have the same exact extra power block (the last 3 I've had) so this is pretty common. I will say I love this Soundbar, goes great with my...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-13-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Haven't purchased purchased the extra speakers...

Haven't purchased purchased the extra speakers yet, was hoping they came out with a 2016 model, the reviews on the 2015 are pretty bad. But I will say the SH7B is awesome. So much better then the...
Forum: Soundbars   09-11-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Howie411
Under Mount Soundbar from TV?

So I'm looking to mount my new LG soundbar under my TV. The TV is on a full motion wall mount, so I want the soundbar to move with the TV. I picked up these Sewell Soundbar mount. My question is,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2016, 06:08 AM
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Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Picked up the LG SH7B Soundbar yesterday to...

Picked up the LG SH7B Soundbar yesterday to replace my Samsung HW-K550 which I think was having issues with my LG, the volume just seems way to low. Anyways its like night and day difference. ...
Forum: Soundbars   09-04-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Howie411
3 new firmwares for HW-K550 on Sept 1st

So Samsungs Website - http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/HW-K550/ZA

Shows 3 new firmwares for the HW-K550 on Sept 1.

MICOM (Firmware) ver. 0151 - All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE,0.02 MB) ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-03-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
These terms of service and privacy policy changes...

These terms of service and privacy policy changes are getting ridiculous. Ive had at least 6 in the last 3 weeks. They never state what is changed and no one is reading 30 pages to try to figure...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2016, 04:44 PM
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Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
the update added Channel Plus, can see info on...

the update added Channel Plus, can see info on it here - http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/channel-plus

The thing that sucks is to use it, it forces you to turn on Viewing Information and...
Forum: Soundbars   08-10-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Howie411
Ive owned the, E450, J550 and now the K550. I...

Ive owned the, E450, J550 and now the K550. I noticed a big difference from the E to the J, but from the J to K, I can barely notice a difference. Also fyi the bar is like twice as thick.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-10-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Got a question about Auto vs PCM under Sound Out....

Got a question about Auto vs PCM under Sound Out.

I have a Samsung HW-K550 soundbar which is 3.1, I just got it as an upgrade from a 2.1 system and I couldnt figure out why the volume on the TV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-06-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Is this light bloom effected caused by Local...

Is this light bloom effected caused by Local Dimming? I've never seen this so bad, even on my 4 year old LG TV. Its very bright if the background is black and there is something on only part of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-05-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
That review was a waste, all I got out of it was...

That review was a waste, all I got out of it was OLED is better. And the I love how they say if you buy the 55 inch you might as well get the OLED TV which is the same price. Umm no its at least...
Forum: Soundbars   08-02-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Howie411
Samsung HW-K550 low volume?

So I had a Samsung HW-E450, then I went to the HW-J550, and now I just switched to the HW-K550. For some reason the K550 seems to have the lowest volume yet its the most powerful. Is it because...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2016, 03:18 PM
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Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Has anyone messed with the AV Sync? I have a...

Has anyone messed with the AV Sync? I have a soundbar connected using the ARC and there is a delay in the audio/video. Im having a hard time finding something with a lot of close face talking to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Anyone get a chance to try this yet? Contacted...

Anyone get a chance to try this yet? Contacted LG by email and they were not help and just told me to call them instead. Need it working by Football season. :)
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-14-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Howie411
Thanks for the info. With regards to the...

Thanks for the info. With regards to the Blu-Ray Upscaling and the TV Upscaling, does that mean they are doing double duty or is 1 taking precedence over the other? I'm guessing the TV (being...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-13-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Howie411
Upscaling 4k Question

Just got my first 4k TV, also got a upscaling Blu-Ray Player. Should the info on the TV still say 1080p or 2160p? If I play a blu-ray it shows 2160p, DVD's and Cable still show 1080p. Thought...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
Anyone try Multiview, so I thought this would...

Anyone try Multiview, so I thought this would allow me to watch 2 channels at once, but I can only use 1 HDMI input and then either then tuner, component or AV. Almost seems like a gloried PIP.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 217,361
Posted By Howie411
So I fail at reading, I was trying to use the...

So I fail at reading, I was trying to use the buttons on the Remote, not clicking on the ones on the screen. Ha ha, Anyways it considered it a Motorola.
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