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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 243
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Posted By mrbrian200
My experience with a TX-SR506, though not a...

My experience with a TX-SR506, though not a particularly expensive AVR, turned me away from Onkyo (failed HDMI board, memory backup failure). 2 separate failures on a unit just out of warranty... ...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
I was very busy and just got around to looking at...

I was very busy and just got around to looking at this. The items in the CCA menu were already set at the values shown in the SM. Set only looks good with CCA (off). --HOWEVER-- Leaving CCA off,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-01-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 128,753
Posted By mrbrian200
I've never seen a Mits Laservue in person. ...

I've never seen a Mits Laservue in person. Repair parts are too difficult to acquire/rare. Mitsubishi CE products have always had this issue I tend to avoid all of their stuff for this reason....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 128,753
Posted By mrbrian200
I have both (between 3 sets), HLT5676, HL61A650,...

I have both (between 3 sets), HLT5676, HL61A650, and a HL67A750(LED). The bulb based sets are more brilliant in regard to contrasting highlights. The LED set is superior with highly saturated color...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 128,753
Posted By mrbrian200
I get them from Amazon seller "Executivelamps". ...

I get them from Amazon seller "Executivelamps". They pack a warranty card with the bulb's S/N preprinted on it, as well as a leaflet showing how to identify a genuine Phillips bulb. Few dollars...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
Do note regarding 1/2 million hour MTBF: This...

Do note regarding 1/2 million hour MTBF: This does not mean any specific DMD can be expected to last for 57 years of continuous use. MTBF is a predictive mathematical model of expected failure...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
Though excessive heat can definitely damage a...

Though excessive heat can definitely damage a DMD, the defect affecting 2007-2008 models is not a heat related issue.
I remember coming across information a couple years back (I wish I could...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
Thank you Cosmic! Glancing through that I...

Thank you Cosmic!

Glancing through that I suspect (a bad input/HDMI callibration run) may be rectified in MST336, first 7 items. MST336 is in a logical place in the block diagrams and the base...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
Logical place to start, already come across this....

Logical place to start, already come across this. What I really need is detail as to what all the various SM menu options actually do/affect. The service manuals for these sets don't exactly spell...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-17-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
I have another question regarding my 67A750. ...

I have another question regarding my 67A750. Purchased the set used, it has always bothered me that with this set that in the service menu Cinema CCA is turned off. If I turn it on, the PQ is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,570
Posted By mrbrian200
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newhkowner http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448494/harman-kardon-avr-1700-software-update-help#post_22803799)

Just set up my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,570
Posted By mrbrian200
This is an old thread, but in case anyone else...

This is an old thread, but in case anyone else stumbles across it...

Selecting "network update" displays an IP address on the VFD. During this time if you type that address into a computer...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-06-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 128,753
Posted By mrbrian200
Getting back to overscan.  On the 750 light...

Getting back to overscan.  On the 750 light engine, the cylindrical sub assembly that protrudes into the block (opposite DMD, below the large exit lens)  contains a simple zoom (fixed, adjustable,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-06-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 128,753
Posted By mrbrian200
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by thrawn527 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1034803/2008-samsung-hlxxa650-dlp-owners-thread-faq/810#post_22931458)

Sorry if this...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-25-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,347
Posted By mrbrian200
Since that original post I chucked the AMD hex...

Since that original post I chucked the AMD hex core overboard (actually a 960t successfully unlocked to hex) in favor of an Intel 4770k on a mITX board (small form factor motherboard/case that fits...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,347
Posted By mrbrian200
System specs on the new consoles really not...

System specs on the new consoles really not anything to write home about.  Since most games are cross platform now, and PC versions have near universal support for x-input controllers, my PC is...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15,744
Views: 1,906,039
Posted By mrbrian200
On these sets (67A750) is the proper place to...

On these sets (67A750) is the proper place to tweak down the contrast to prevent clipping the "sub contrast" adjustment in the WB menu or is there a better place to do it?  The SM menus on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-19-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By mrbrian200
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mikepier http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480897/optimizing-an-old-rs-15-1702-rooftop-antenna-for-hi-vhf#post_23536120)


The...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-19-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By mrbrian200
I got it up on the roof this morning.  From my...

I got it up on the roof this morning.  From my prior research chopping the VHF elements would (best case) result in better signal for WBBM or (worst case) be about the same.  I have easy access to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By mrbrian200
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=...

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3D46ae8e255416d8
 
The report would lead one to believe WBBM should be easily picked with set top rabbit ears -- LOL.  The UHF repeater on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-15-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By mrbrian200
The antenna you referenced (VU-90) is nearly...

The antenna you referenced (VU-90) is nearly identical.  Minor difference on UHF portion (#of reflectors/directors).  Im aware it's current design will grap High-Vhf.  I'm looking to modify the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By mrbrian200
Chicago south suburbs, according to antennaweb...

Chicago south suburbs, according to antennaweb 25 miles to xmitters downtown..
 
Comcast + rooftop OTA through TIVOs.  OTA is cleaner than Comcast HD locals (mpeg compression), plus OTA works...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,172
Posted By mrbrian200
this is an ancient thread, but my 2C, I own a...

this is an ancient thread, but my 2C, I own a 506.
This receiver has an audio quality I would describe as "synthetic".  It uses a Cirrus DAC, notably used in certain IPODs (the less desirable...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-11-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 128,753
Posted By mrbrian200
Another update regarding overscan... I still...

Another update regarding overscan...
I still have the HLT5075 hanging around (not in use)  The design of the light engine on the 75 is more or less identical to the 650 so I decided to experiment...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-04-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12,608
Views: 1,130,154
Posted By mrbrian200
Quote:Originally Posted by Mr...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mr Bob http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/695922/dont-dump-your-crt-rptv/11640#post_23151668)

If you do it that way, you change...
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