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post #11041 of 12297
Yup they do, thanks for your help smile.gif
post #11042 of 12297
Bob's Update

Janet, a friend of Bob is updating Bob's condition and recovery. She posted very early this morning:

"Bob is not getting the ideal amount of oxygen to his lungs when breathing on his own, since the oxygen line was removed from his nasal passages an hour ago. They have since put him on a machine that resembles a C-Pap and he is doing fine with that. Please send positive thoughts that he will be able to breathe big, deep breaths independently of the machine before the night is over. J"

So as Janet mentions, positive thoughts and lots of Prayers is what we can do to help.
post #11043 of 12297
I am continuing to pray - especially with something specific (breathing) in mind.

Dave
post #11044 of 12297
Amen.

Bob's a good man, as we all are witness to.

Good health, and the gift of breath and strong recovery.
post #11045 of 12297
During this recovery time for Bob and while waiting for him to be able to come to the Phoenix area, I'm thinking about purchasing the Disney WOW blu ray to do some basic video adjustments on my TV. My guess is that the white level will need to be turned up substantially, due to the fact that the picture has dimmed over the last 11-12 years, but I won't know for sure until I run through it. Presuming that it will need to be turned up substantially, will that cause any harm to have my TV with a greatly increased white level setting - at least for the next couple of months, until Bob can travel again? Let me know what you think....

Dave
post #11046 of 12297
I would recommend before you buy anything to try the AVSHD709 FREE disc.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration

You can download it and burn it to a regular DVD. This is a BluRay calibration disc that has everything you need to get your TV close. You can go over the PDF manual to check on the basic calibration patterns available.

After you calibrate your set then you can try some Reference Blu-Ray Demo clips smile.gif
post #11047 of 12297
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

I would recommend before you buy anything to try the AVSHD709 FREE disc.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration
You can download it and burn it to a regular DVD. This is a BluRay calibration disc that has everything you need to get your TV close. You can go over the PDF manual to check on the basic calibration patterns available.
After you calibrate your set then you can try some Reference Blu-Ray Demo clips smile.gif

Sounds cool - thanks! Where do you get the blue filter that will work correctly?

Dave
post #11048 of 12297

There isn't one. wink.gif

If you can't display one color at a time (Hitachi's have a service menu option for this), your best bet is to cover the lenses inside.

Or wait for Bob, probably the better option.

post #11049 of 12297
Even if you use the disc or any other disc, for that matter, and you marginally make your tv look better, Bob will REALLY make it look better. This would be to keep you busy while Bob is available.
post #11050 of 12297
Bob's Update

Update posted by Janet early this morning:

Great news... Bob is off the ventilator and breathing all on his own and getting plenty of oxygen. He is still in the ICU but will be moved to a regular hospital room tomorrow or Saturday. I am so happy!!! J

Continuous prayer for a speedy recovery. Com'n Bob we have some questions...
post #11051 of 12297
Thank God.

Bob has a lot of people pulling for him.

I'll bet he's watching the hospital TV and asking the nurses to adjust the gamma. smile.gif
post #11052 of 12297
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

Thank God.
Bob has a lot of people pulling for him.
I'll bet he's watching the hospital TV and asking the nurses to adjust the gamma. smile.gif

Agreed and making me laugh too! I can just "picture" it happening. :-)


Dave
post #11053 of 12297
Episode 2:

Bob is watching the Fifth Element on the hospital TV, and the nurse, trying to be helpful, turns the contrast and brightness to maximum, then leaves on break... eek.gif
post #11054 of 12297
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

Episode 2:
Bob is watching the Fifth Element on the hospital TV, and the nurse, trying to be helpful, turns the contrast and brightness to maximum, then leaves on break... eek.gif

Sounds excruciating for Bob! Poor guy. I bet if he can get on his feet, before he leaves the hospital, that TV will become the best looking TV in the hospital! The next guy that gets that bed will really be amazed, and I bet nurses will start neglecting their other duties...


Dave
post #11055 of 12297
Bob's Update

And we weren't that far off...

"Bob is still a little tired but he is at least at a level of awareness where he can flirt with his nurses (the female ones anyway) now. He has also been coherent enough to have phone conversations with a couple customers. He is being moved from the ICU to a regular hospital room this afternoon.

I have been reading everyone's comments and well wishes from his FB page and he lightens up with each one he hears. Thanks to heveryone who chimed in and Liked. You are all so amazing! J"

smile.gif
post #11056 of 12297
Episode 3: The Awakening

Bob, feeling a bit frisky, uses smuggled parts brought in by Janet to modify the portable echocardiagram machine left in his room, replacing the lcd monitor with a CRT. The doctors are stunned by the increased color depth, allowing them to refine their diagnostic techniques. In appreciation, they reduce Bob's bill by $2.00.
post #11057 of 12297
Note to Janet:

As I do not use Facebook, please let Bob know that my comments and concern have been expressed on the now famous "Don't Dump Your CRT RPTV" thread.

And let me add, that he's fortunate to have you as a friend. wink.gif
post #11058 of 12297
Bought the Disney WOW blu ray and did some basic video adjustments over the weekend. I had all my settings (black level, white level, color, tint) set to 0, per the last calibration that I had for my Pioneer Elite Pro-710HD tv. For the white level, I could not get it to where it needed to be. I boosted it up to 30 (max), and it wasn't enough. I set it to 20, for now, because I don't want to do any harm to the TV, before Bob gets his hands on it. Black level is now at -3. The tint and color did not need to be changed.

There's definitely more pop to the image. I can only imagine what it would be like, once Bob is done with it.


Dave
post #11059 of 12297
Do the pio's use a glass mirror?
post #11060 of 12297
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Originally Posted by Mik James View Post

Do the pio's use a glass mirror?
If you are talking about the Pioneer Elite Pro's RPTV;s then yes they do have a glass mirror
post #11061 of 12297
Just wanted to post a note to thank Bob for repairing my 710 power supply board. His instructions and re-solder work were great and I now have it reinstalled and it appears to be working great. Not only that but he managed to get it done while he was on the way into the hospital for what turned out to be a major operation- Thanks Mr. Bob !!! smile.gif
Aside to thezaks- I am in north Phoenix and would have some interest in a calibration visit / trip if enough of us Pioneer / other RPTV oldsters are around...
post #11062 of 12297
Argh!

After 7+ years of operating perfectly, I went and broke the HDMI input on the back of my Panasonic PT-47X54 RPTV! It has only one.

Moved it without removing the HDMI cable, it caught on something, twisted the cable, which bent the pins on the connector. Cannot get them back into position.

Such a silly way to ruin my TV.

Cannot even watch my Blu-Ray player, as it doesn't have component outputs.

I'm sure the part is only a couple of dollars, but I can't install it.
post #11063 of 12297
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Originally Posted by Phxdishman View Post

...Aside to thezaks- I am in north Phoenix and would have some interest in a calibration visit / trip if enough of us Pioneer / other RPTV oldsters are around...
Sounds great to me! I'm definitely planning on it, once Bob gets up and around, so I'll keep you in mind.

Thanks,

Dave
post #11064 of 12297
It appears that my Mitsubishi WS 65813 has digital audio out. Does this mean that if outputs to a digital coaxial cable? I' m thinking about an external audio device that has an optical audio input as well as component audio input. Maybe I'm out of luck with this.

Anybody get an update about Bob? cool.gif
post #11065 of 12297
I believe that if your 65813 has 1394 in, then the digital out is for the audio from say, a Mitsubishi DVHS VCR.
post #11066 of 12297
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

It appears that my Mitsubishi WS 65813 has digital audio out. Does this mean that if outputs to a digital coaxial cable? I' m thinking about an external audio device that has an optical audio input as well as component audio input. Maybe I'm out of luck with this.
The 65813 digital audio out is a standard SP/DIF coaxial output that can be connected to any coaxial input of a receiver or preamp.
it will output 5.1 digital audio from OTA if the station is broadcasting it.
It will convert analog input audio to 2.0 digital audio out.
post #11067 of 12297
So the digital audio out is useless for an audio device that has an optical input and an analog input. If I'm forced to use the analog input I'll lose the 5.1 encoding, it seems.

Interestingly, I see devices that convert component audio to optical, but not the other way around....

I hope Bob is doing well.

Thanks for the input (human, not optical) rolleyes.gif
post #11068 of 12297
Yes what obxdiver said. It allows the built in hdtv tuner to send digital audio to your ht receiver. If the program has 5.1 DD it will send it. If the program is 2 channel it will send it that way. Its the way I use it to get 5.1 sound from my 65813 to my HT setup, and it sounds soooooooo much better this way than to use the 65813 speakers.....although the 65813 speakers are not shabby compared to the speakers the new sets have nowadays.
post #11069 of 12297
In other words, I could send the digital output from the Mitsubishi to a receiver, and likely be able to output via the optical digital output of the receiver.

What I'm thinking of doing is getting a soundbar as a transitional device which has the inputs as previously described. If I connect it directly from the DVD player I can probably use optical out to the device and get full 5.1 from the sound bar. However that leaves me high and dry regarding broadcast HDTV.

From doing some reading I now believe that analog can carry 5.1 in a matrixed form... e.g. Dolby Prologic II or SRS.

Regarding the Mitsubishi internal speakers, they really are not too bad as you say. Out of curiosity can I attach a subwoofer and rear speakers correctly to the Mitsubishi amp?

Thanks for all the input.

Still no word on Mr. Bob?
post #11070 of 12297
Thread Starter 
hey guys I'm back! don't have time for much of a check in right now, suffice it to say that I am alive and kicking and ready for my next 30 years.

Appreciate all the solid positive energy and will be ready for bear soon. suffice it to say I just had a refresher course in the will to live. seems it must be automatic for me cos I remember none of it. The rufies they give you when you have an operation like this are highly highly effective.

stay tuned!

B
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