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FYI I updated my post with a bunch of 360 tests and pics.


This is an older 360 without HDMI. I was hoping I could get VGA to work at 1080p (yeah I know what the manual says) and no dice. It's odd that I actually was able to get my laptop to push 1080p through VGA to the TV (well sort of, wouldn't quite fill the entire screen) so I was hopeful that maybe the 360 would work. It wasn't meant to be. Still 1080p games(scaled)/1080i hd-dvd movies over component still looks pretty darn good.

You get bonus points for having "The Last Starfighter"...I was wondering who the other person was who bouoght that movie.
 

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You get bonus points for having "The Last Starfighter"...I was wondering who the other person was who bouoght that movie.

I also have the original laser disc and of course the special edition dvd. After all ARogan = Alex Rogan!
 

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A little off topic.


Anyone seen the 46" in Sam's, Costco or BJ's?


Thanks.
 

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Ordered the 52" on 9/17

Showed Recovered on 10/1

Received a call from Shipping on 10/3

Delivered 10/5 1:30 PM (They called 10 minutes before arriving to make sure I was home)

I'm in King of Prussia PA...about 20 minutes West of Philly.


Basically I have the COAX running directly into the TV. I get the local stations (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and WHYY) in HD...some are better than others...Fox being the best. Some of the Analog Stations are better that the Channel 6 HD.


I really dont have the gear yet for HD but for those replacing an old CRT TV you wont be disappointed.


I only plugged in TigerDaves settings found in this POST.


Picture is awesome...though the color was going on by Tube TV.


I have a beat up old Cheap ($25) DVD player I received as a Christmas exchange hooked up through "COMPOSITE" and I would say that its very acceptable.


My Sons PS2 is hooked up through the generic composite that came with the set and it looks ok though I dont play the games...just but in Madden 08 and ran a few plays...and to me it looks very good. The Local Target has the Component hookups for $20...I may get those.


So far all is well!!! This Christmas will have a Home Theater Theme!


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I am coming to the boards for some expert help as I am in dire need.


Here's the scoop:


Brought it home, set it up, hooked up coax from wall to tv as in that room we never had a box
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Are your sure you have a signal going to that coax line at all? You might not be getting a signal because the line might be dead or not active, and if you never used it before....


Try another TV with very simple hookups and setups first to verify line and signal is strong. Then try the new display.


Just an idea.

Agreed...the message seems like a weak cable signal. Even if you are getting a signal it might not be strong enough. If that's the case, not much you can do except wait for the cable tech to try a few things. If possible ask the tech how strong the cable signal is at the wall. In order for a digital cable box to work properly, the signal must be strong otherwise you'll see the picture cutting in and out. example: good signal should read +12dBmV.


The tech will try a few things if he's doing his job right...


1. Check for damaged cables behind wall running to your demarcation box outside your house and maybe replace

2. Increase signal strength by removing or replacing bad splitters (usually found in apartment style homes in the lock box located outside the complex)

3. house amp to boost cable signal (quick fix and not reliable in the long run)
 

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Originally Posted by ARogan /forum/post/11822069


FYI I updated my post with a bunch of 360 tests and pics.


This is an older 360 without HDMI. I was hoping I could get VGA to work at 1080p (yeah I know what the manual says) and no dice. It's odd that I actually was able to get my laptop to push 1080p through VGA to the TV (well sort of, wouldn't quite fill the entire screen) so I was hopeful that maybe the 360 would work. It wasn't meant to be. Still 1080p games(scaled)/1080i hd-dvd movies over component still looks pretty darn good.



Now I want another 360 with HDMI.

The 360 will work over VGA at 1080p. You will get the "Invalid signal", let it sit, after about 10 seconds it will magically start working (at least it did on mine). After this initial 10 seconds everytime you choose this input it immediately works.
 

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The 360 will work over VGA at 1080p. You will get the "Invalid signal", let it sit, after about 10 seconds it will magically start working (at least it did on mine). After this initial 10 seconds everytime you choose this input it immediately works.

Confirmed here. Works exactly as you described.
 

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The 360 will work over VGA at 1080p. You will get the "Invalid signal", let it sit, after about 10 seconds it will magically start working (at least it did on mine). After this initial 10 seconds everytime you choose this input it immediately works.

Wow 10 seconds. OK I'll definitely try this out when I get home. I would have never thought about sitting at an invalid signal screen for 10 seconds. Thanks for the tip!


In 2007 the 52d64u became sentient and can now learn and adapt to invalid signals!
 

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Got the 42D64U setup in the bedroom. I hooked up the cable and ran a channel scan and I am having a stuttering audio issue on a couple of the QAM tuned HD channels. The other HD channels are fine. Anybody having an issue with the audio stuttering on QAM tuned channels?


I would imagine it's a signal issue. I will check it out later tonight after I get home from work.

I am having the same issue on the ATSC tuner. I have one OTA digital channel which stutters. I bought it at Circuit City. I went back to CC and had them put an antenna on the floor model. It stuttered on the same channel and no others. The same analog channel is as clear as a bell. He then put the antenna on a different model Sharp and it received the digital channel with no stuttering, which tells me it is a problem with the set. It is an ABC affiliate and is the only one in my area that broadcasts digital vhf rather than uhf. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Sharp's authorized service center has picked up the set and has been working with Sharp engineers to fix it. So far they have been unable to resolve the issue and I am stuck with a 32 inch loaner.
 

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A little off topic.


Anyone seen the 46" in Sam's, Costco or BJ's?


Thanks.

So, you want to know if anybody has seen Samsung 61 & 65 series at Costco, Sam's, or BJ and now you want to know the same with Sharp D64U?


Try BestBuy or Circuit City.
 

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Originally Posted by baloo75 /forum/post/11824523


The 360 will work over VGA at 1080p. You will get the "Invalid signal", let it sit, after about 10 seconds it will magically start working (at least it did on mine). After this initial 10 seconds everytime you choose this input it immediately works.

are you sure it's not just reverting back to the older signal? because it gives you a certian amount of time to accept the new resolution before it goes back to a working one just in case you pick an incomatible one...
 

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Originally Posted by baloo75 /forum/post/11824523


The 360 will work over VGA at 1080p. You will get the "Invalid signal", let it sit, after about 10 seconds it will magically start working (at least it did on mine). After this initial 10 seconds everytime you choose this input it immediately works.

Which inputs on the Sharp do you plug the audio cables into? Since you're using VGA for the video.
 

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Just got my Aquos 52" through the F&F. Thanks to you guys I used similar settings as suggested here and the TV looks great. I am running 1080i through my HD DVR and component (480i) through my DVD player. Question is, has anyone used an xbox 360 with HDMI to play DVDs or HD-DVDs and how does that compare to the Blue Ray/HD DVD players out there?


I am thinking about going to xbox route and just eliminating my DVD player...



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I am having the same issue on the ATSC tuner. I have one OTA digital channel which stutters. I bought it at Circuit City. I went back to CC and had them put an antenna on the floor model. It stuttered on the same channel and no others. The same analog channel is as clear as a bell. He then put the antenna on a different model Sharp and it received the digital channel with no stuttering, which tells me it is a problem with the set. It is an ABC affiliate and is the only one in my area that broadcasts digital vhf rather than uhf. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Sharp's authorized service center has picked up the set and has been working with Sharp engineers to fix it. So far they have been unable to resolve the issue and I am stuck with a 32 inch loaner.

I also had a problem with one ABC OTA digital channel on my 64U. But I've also had the same audio stuttering problem on another ATSC tuner box (an old Samsung SIR T451 running on an older Sony XBR I had on the EXACT same channel). I've never had the audio problem on any other ATSC tuner (Tivo S3, Sony SXRD). The channel is UHF. There's some weirdness with the channel signal and the ATSC tuner. My signal isn't that strong, but as I said, it seems to work fine on other ATSC tuners in the house. The reason I don't care much is 1) it happened on another tuner, so it can't JUST be the Sharp and 2) the TV tuner on that channel is never used by me
 

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Just received my 42" today and played King Kong on my Toshiba A20 with latest firmware 2.5 with 1080p 24Hz and the PQ looked perfect with zero banding or any other problem in PQ.
 

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I don't have a problem with heat, it's just a fact that the Onkyos do get warm (and there's a sticker on the top that indicates so. As I write this, it is 73F in my family room. The Onkyo has been on for about 3 hours or so. Been watching Discovery HD at medium volume (51 out of 100). According to the thermometer I placed on it a few minutes ago, the temperature is 113F and it is not in an enclosed cabinet with about 2" of clearance between it and the glass shelf above it.[




What supplied cloth? Is it packaged in the box with the stand that I never opened?
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The cloth is in the stand box.


As for Onkyo heat, any high voltage discrete power amplifier is going to get hot. That's the nature of how these things work. they can handle plenty heat too. In fact, most amps recommend warming up for at least an hour before your critically listen to, or analyze them. They don't become linear until the transistors reach mean operating temperature. Recording studios usually leave the amps on all the time, or power them on 6 hours before session to get them wamred up.


Onkyou happens to make very high quality, high voltage amps. They are as close to the real deal as consumer gear can get. Real transformers, and real transistors. It usually true that the heavier an amp is the better. The best sound comes from high voltage, and real iron!

Thanks for the info on heat. I guess I should have been more clear about my question and this is totally off topic here but, I was wondering about lip sync problems with the Onkyo TX-SR705. Any lip sync problems Tigerdave or Cat5? Thanks. BTW my set looks great now to try the settings I've been reading about.
 

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I just got my 52" setup downstairs. I am using a Comcast HD box, but I wanted to check the QAM tuner on this set so I ran a channel scan, and sure enough, stuttering on the same 2 channels.
 
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