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Originally Posted by galonzo View Post

My bad, I thought we were looking at his old splitter, and my installer showed me the very short list of "FiOS aproved" splitters, and none of them were golden in color (mine is PDI brand, 8way 5-1000Mhz; they replaced my brother's old Comcast splitter w/ a PDI also). I was saying, there's only a single coax-out out of the ONT (optical network terminal), so the loss would be the same whether they put the splitter right at the ONT or a few feet away in his case, since both the ONT and splitter are in his basement.

I''m trying a different HDMI port tonight. I am in 2 instead of 1. Same calibration settings different HDMI cord.

I watched a movie today, the live news, and as soon as I put a live sport on. Bam it happens.
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Originally Posted by JeffreyLyons1977 View Post

I''m trying a different HDMI port tonight. I am in 2 instead of 1. Same calibration settings different HDMI cord.

I watched a movie today, the live news, and as soon as I put a live sport on. Bam it happens.


That was a fast test. All HDMI cables are pretty much the same right?
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pretty much, I'm currently using a Wal-Mart special for my 3D/BD on this set, no issues
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Originally Posted by galonzo View Post

pretty much, I'm currently using a Wal-Mart special for my 3D/BD on this set, no issues

Ok good.
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Originally Posted by JeffreyLyons1977 View Post

That was a fast test. All HDMI cables are pretty much the same right?
They are until you get some length on them.
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Originally Posted by Glenee View Post

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Originally Posted by JeffreyLyons1977 View Post

That was a fast test. All HDMI cables are pretty much the same right?
They are until you get some length on them.

Right, be sure to check out the HDMI extenders thread for the details on that subject.
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Originally Posted by Glenee View Post

They are until you get some length on them.

Unless you're using Redmere HDMI cables from Monoprice. Great cables at a great price.
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They just never learn....

http://m.cnet.com/news/samsung-probed-for-allegedly-bashing-rival-htc-online/57579749

Makes you wonder if any of these glowing F8000 owners are actually owners or not now.

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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

They just never learn....

http://m.cnet.com/news/samsung-probed-for-allegedly-bashing-rival-htc-online/57579749

Makes you wonder if any of these glowing F8000 owners are actually owners or not now.

eek.gif

I'm sure most do this kind of speeding. Samsung just got caught doing it. Who really cares?
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Originally Posted by Op's Guy View Post

Unless you're using Redmere HDMI cables from Monoprice. Great cables at a great price.
You know I have been reading some stuff on those over at Monoprice's website. It seem that they are just what the Doctor ordered for longer length's. Has anyone here tried one of the longer length's of about 20 feet. I don't think it would be a cable that you would want to pull through walls, due to the construction of the connector on that small of a gauge wire. But I could sure see some uses. On Front projection unit's it might be just the thing when you have a False ceiling and was able to feed the cable by hand back to the projector. Hell it might even work out in a living room with a cathederal ceiling you could stick it in the groove between the ceiling and wall and then paint it. You would need about 75 Footer in most living rooms. Most of the newer homes they want the Equipment in the back and the Display up front. A Lot of People have been using Blue Jeans HDMI Cables on these runs of about 50 feet and have never had a problem, and if you have to pull"em they are Tuff.
P.S. Just a little Tip on Long Runs like this : Test the Cable before you Pull it.
Edited by Glenee - 4/16/13 at 6:37am
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and after wink.gif
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

They just never learn....

http://m.cnet.com/news/samsung-probed-for-allegedly-bashing-rival-htc-online/57579749

Makes you wonder if any of these glowing F8000 owners are actually owners or not now.

eek.gif

always wondered about this. Believe it was Anthony who used to suspect that even people in this very thread were 'working for samsung'. I wish they'd spend more money on the quality of the set if true.
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

I told you before dude, replace the STB. Think about it: you have messed with the basement splitters, cables, the TV set, the settings, everything EXCEPT the source of the picture, the STB. What makes you think there can not be a problem with that component? And the company will replace it for free. And when you excluded it and/or tried the one from upstairs it was fine. Take a step back and look at the situation.

Sound advice. I really do not think it's your TV. It's your source.

Personally, I sh*t canned cable provider Comcast years ago - - they constantly had "bandwidth" issues. Coupled with the fact that they "blew off" two appointments when I took time off of work to meet them at my house.

I've been a happy satellite user (DirecTv) for five years - - and the signal is much better than cable (IMHO) - plus the audio is fantastic! But we all make choices. For what it's worth - - just make sure you don't blow money on a new TV and still have the same problem. That would be a real bummer.
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

always wondered about this. Believe it was Anthony who used to suspect that even people in this very thread were 'working for samsung'. I wish they'd spend more money on the quality of the set if true.

Long live Anthony....

I doubt Samsung will change their tactics - - regardless of their policy "statements."

If they got caught - - they'll pay the fine and it will be business as usual.
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here here. Anthony was certainly proven right about the tactic in general.
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Sound advice. I really do not think it's your TV. It's your source.

Personally, I sh*t canned cable provider Comcast years ago - - they constantly had "bandwidth" issues. Coupled with the fact that they "blew off" two appointments when I took time off of work to meet them at my house.

I've been a happy satellite user (DirecTv) for five years - - and the signal is much better than cable (IMHO) - plus the audio is fantastic! But we all make choices. For what it's worth - - just make sure you don't blow money on a new TV and still have the same problem. That would be a real bummer.

Hey guys have some new updates:
-Verizon is sending me a 4 way splitter. So this means I will only have one now in the basement. Off of that one cable to each STB and one to the router.
-My brother in law is getting me new coax cable for the basement. So everything will be fresh coming off the Verizon box.
-When I spoke to Verizon today she did mention sports broadcasts come off a different frequency whatever that means.

If this doesnt work they will set me a new STB.

PS-All my levels where checked and ok.
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Be sure all of your new coax is terminated properly with compression fittings (like your current fittings); you should see ABSOLUTELY ZERO braid showing (tiny wires near the fittings), and the "stinger" (center conductor) should be no longer than 1/8" longer than the fittings (my installer said if it's too long, you'll most likely damage whatever you're connecting to). I forget who said it here, but since all of your coax is inside, "finger-tight" connections are adequate.
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http://www.tselectronic.com/shop/product/Belden-7916A-RG6-U-Duobond-IV-3GHz-RG6-U-Quad-Shield-Broadband-Coax/216
Here's one almost as good and it's a little cheaper should work just fine.
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The Place I listed above is the cheapest place I know to buy this cable and the Service is Outstanding.

The reason I listed the two choices is this is the thought I would give into making my decision. The 1694A is the Top of the line it is ready for tomorrow, I know of no RG-6 cable that can touch it's performance. It will work for everything. If I was just wiring my House and knew I was going to use 500 foot or less and had the money available this is what I would run. The 7916A is just damn near as good and I would think it would be wonderful for what you are doing and it may actually have a little better shielding capabilities than the other. It may run into some limitation in Frequency range down the line. The correct Snap-on compression type fittings are listed in the Ad with each cable. The tool to install them as well as the connectors can be bought there or at a Home Depot or Lowe's. I would suggest you get as close to where the RG Coax come out of there box within 3-feet and install the splitter, Roll up enough cable for each line by the splitter to reach all lines back to their Box in case they ever want to run from their box with all 3-4 lines (i.e. Amp, High tech splitter, ETC.) Just Roll and tie out of sight. You may be able to use a f-Connector barrel to connect the new lines to the old line and then go and pull the new line right thru where the Old cable runs, using the old cable as the guide or snake for each line. Be sure and tie the extra line to the old cable for the modem and pull 2 lines of the new cable at once. Don't be scared to pull a little extra cable for each run in case you need a longer length to reach somewhere else later.
I hope this helps Out.
Glenee
Edited by Glenee - 4/16/13 at 11:36am
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post


Personally, I sh*t canned cable provider Comcast years ago - - they constantly had "bandwidth" issues. Coupled with the fact that they "blew off" two appointments when I took time off of work to meet them at my house.

I've been a happy satellite user (DirecTv) for five years - - and the signal is much better than cable (IMHO) - plus the audio is fantastic! But we all make choices. For what it's worth - - just make sure you don't blow money on a new TV and still have the same problem. That would be a real bummer.

I'm tempted to go satellite soon. I've been cable forever. And it's fine, I like the picture, but I've never tried anything else either. Come NFL season I'll look into it. Right now the project is remodeling the kitchen. That's gonna eat up 6 weeks (and a lotta $$).
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Originally Posted by JeffreyLyons1977 View Post

Hey guys have some new updates:
-Verizon is sending me a 4 way splitter. So this means I will only have one now in the basement. Off of that one cable to each STB and one to the router.
-My brother in law is getting me new coax cable for the basement. So everything will be fresh coming off the Verizon box.
-When I spoke to Verizon today she did mention sports broadcasts come off a different frequency whatever that means.

If this doesnt work they will set me a new STB.

PS-All my levels where checked and ok.
Here's guessing the spitters won't help. The fact that VZN mentioned "sports broadcasts come off at a different frequency" doesn't sound good to me. Sound like a bandwidth problem, maybe the TV bit off more than Verizon can chew. Maybe a new STB won't help, but by then you'll have replaced everything in the freaking system lol. Then it's off to satellite TV stores near you!
Edited by thebignewt - 4/16/13 at 11:52am
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Originally Posted by Luddy View Post

Follow up in case anyone else is having this issue also. They said they are going to put a new panel in. Unfortunately despite having attached the pic and video as I was creating the ticket they seemed to not know about the them so I showed him while he was at the house.

He said pretty quickly they would order a new panel, and that it would probably be here for a Wed install depending on my availability. He also examined for physical damage and found none.

I am split about 50/50 on hoping the new panel is great and fixes the issue, and hoping they offer a new unit/refund instead cause they have no parts. I think it is mostly because of the fact that it is 4 months old and already had an issue, and it makes me wonder about how long the TV will last.
Hi. Not the the same issue but also getting a panel replaced. I would be much happier with a new unit
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I was on Cox cable for years. Then it got to the point of something is always coming. What I mean by that was they were always way behind the technology. I now have Cox Internet and Phone. My main source for TV is Directv. They seem to stay up on technology as any provider and provide outstanding picture Quality. They have their Drawbacks. Sometimes on a real Heavy storm signal will go out for a while, but it has to be heavy. I just switch over to Antenna in the Attic for a little while. This happens Once or Twice a year. I love their On-Demand feature and the general DVR Functions. DirecTV is the Best Provider Period if your a Sports Fan.
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

I'm tempted to go satellite soon. I've been cable forever. And it's fine, I like the picture, but I've never tried anything else either. Come NFL season I'll look into it. Right now the project is remodeling the kitchen. That's gonna eat up 6 weeks (and a lotta $$).

Whoa - - do I hear a Directv referral here? smile.gif

I think Directv is the best provider out there. Great reception and a huge difference in audio - - very noticeable for me compared to Comcast cable - - which always choked and crapped on itself when we added receivers in the house.

I live in Colorado and there are only a few times that "signal loss" is an issue. And I just move over to my "OTA" antenna in my attic. (Or watch from my DVR.)

One life saver - - a "Dish" heater - - which has worked wonderfully for me for about four years now. No more climbing on the roof during snowstorms. (And falling on my keister!)

FYI - - you can really drive the initial deal through DirecTv. I mean free NFL Sunday ticket (make sure full HDTV - all games) probably a Genie everywhere - - I mean, they really bend over backwards to get you to sign up.

Then, at the end, mention someone referred them to you (make sure it's a Directv customer) and they'll knock another ten bucks off you bill for a year or so. Abuse em.....smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Whoa - - do I hear a Directv referral here? smile.gif

I think Directv is the best provider out there. Great reception and a huge difference in audio - - very noticeable for me compared to Comcast cable - - which always choked and crapped on itself when we added receivers in the house.

I live in Colorado and there are only a few times that "signal loss" is an issue. And I just move over to my "OTA" antenna in my attic. (Or watch from my DVR.)

One life saver - - a "Dish" heater - - which has worked wonderfully for me for about four years now. No more climbing on the roof during snowstorms. (And falling on my keister!)

FYI - - you can really drive the initial deal through DirecTv. I mean free NFL Sunday ticket (make sure full HDTV - all games) probably a Genie everywhere - - I mean, they really bend over backwards to get you to sign up.

Then, at the end, mention someone referred them to you (make sure it's a Directv customer) and they'll knock another ten bucks off you bill for a year or so. Abuse em.....smile.gif

Sorry here in Philly we are chained to either comcast or verizon to get local sports.
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Jeff, good to hear I think you are on the right track. If you check with local Verizon Tech office more likely than not they will give you enough cable to rewire your house. ( I mean office the service techs report to not storefront office. )
Just be sure to install connectors properly and avoid kinking or bending excessively the coax cable. 5" bend radius max for RG6 cable.
As for tightening connectors I would recommend finger tight then 1/4 turn w/Wrench on all connections except CPE ( settop box, modem, TV ect. )
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Its here! I can't wait to get home tonight. I am so excited, now i just need to get my system hooked up. We are still moving in biggrin.gif
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Looking good Philip!!! Enjoy.

Vive la Anthony!!!!
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Originally Posted by RollTide2011 View Post

Jeff, good to hear I think you are on the right track. If you check with local Verizon Tech office more likely than not they will give you enough cable to rewire your house. ( I mean office the service techs report to not storefront office. )
Just be sure to install connectors properly and avoid kinking or bending excessively the coax cable. 5" bend radius max for RG6 cable.
As for tightening connectors I would recommend finger tight then 1/4 turn w/Wrench on all connections except CPE ( settop box, modem, TV ect. )

Even better news. Verizon called and said they will be sending a tech out free of charge!
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