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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby josebach » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:28 am

scottaa1 wrote:*whistles* 4 inch screen, AND a cassette deck? Is that a one-band graphic equalizer I see? .


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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby scottaa1 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:32 am

josebach wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:*whistles* 4 inch screen, AND a cassette deck? Is that a one-band graphic equalizer I see? .


jealous :^


I'll trade you mine :-b
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby beanoX3 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:49 am

sox 06 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
sox 06 wrote:I think I might have figured out part of the problem with the poor cable signal, my splitter. I need a splitter in my room because I have the TV and the computer with the internet. Maybe buying a better quality splitter would improve the picture slightly?


Quality of splitter definitely matters but I would also look at the quality of wire, length of run, fittings, and whether it is split at any other location. Whenever possible, you want the most direct run. If you use Radio Shack equipment, I will be forced to beat you. :-D

I was also thinking of the quality of cable. I don't think its split anywhere else because we had electricians run the wire and they installed the cable plug-in on the wall (Instead of me and my dad running the cable through holes in the floors, down through the basement and up through another hole like we did at our old house :-b ). I think my parents are going to call the cable company because the picture is rather fuzzy on all of the TVs in our house. Maybe the line that hooks up to the outside of the house needs to be replaced :-?

You can try a signal booster. :-?
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:49 am

josebach wrote:Check this out!

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Nice. I stand corrected. :-D
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby josebach » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:52 am

scottaa1 wrote:
josebach wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:*whistles* 4 inch screen, AND a cassette deck? Is that a one-band graphic equalizer I see? .


jealous :^


I'll trade you mine :-b


Sweet, here's my backup system that's not as good as the one I just posted. I thought I posted a picture here before, but haven't been able to find it yet. I'll keep looking.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=251535&p=1745444&hilit=home+theater#p1745444

*edit* forgot the link, duh
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:56 am

sox 06 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
sox 06 wrote:I think I might have figured out part of the problem with the poor cable signal, my splitter. I need a splitter in my room because I have the TV and the computer with the internet. Maybe buying a better quality splitter would improve the picture slightly?


Quality of splitter definitely matters but I would also look at the quality of wire, length of run, fittings, and whether it is split at any other location. Whenever possible, you want the most direct run. If you use Radio Shack equipment, I will be forced to beat you. :-D

I was also thinking of the quality of cable. I don't think its split anywhere else because we had electricians run the wire and they installed the cable plug-in on the wall (Instead of me and my dad running the cable through holes in the floors, down through the basement and up through another hole like we did at our old house :-b ). I think my parents are going to call the cable company because the picture is rather fuzzy on all of the TVs in our house. Maybe the line that hooks up to the outside of the house needs to be replaced :-?


That sounds like a wall plate. They look nice and all but, when you think about it, they can actually cause some slight signal loss. That's because you are disrupting a direct connection from the cable to the box/TV. If everything else is fine (wire, fittings, etc.), that shouldn't matter, though. As for the picture being fuzzy, it could be something technical or it could just be the fact that we are living in an HDTV world and you have analog cable. That is a huge difference.

beanoX3 wrote:You can try a signal booster. :-?


This was discussed on page 1 (I believe). Sometimes, a booster actually hurts depending on what is causing the problem.
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby sox 06 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:01 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
sox 06 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:Quality of splitter definitely matters but I would also look at the quality of wire, length of run, fittings, and whether it is split at any other location. Whenever possible, you want the most direct run. If you use Radio Shack equipment, I will be forced to beat you. :-D

I was also thinking of the quality of cable. I don't think its split anywhere else because we had electricians run the wire and they installed the cable plug-in on the wall (Instead of me and my dad running the cable through holes in the floors, down through the basement and up through another hole like we did at our old house :-b ). I think my parents are going to call the cable company because the picture is rather fuzzy on all of the TVs in our house. Maybe the line that hooks up to the outside of the house needs to be replaced :-?

That sounds like a wall plate. They look nice and all but, when you think about it, they can actually cause some slight signal loss. That's because you are disrupting a direct connection from the cable to the box/TV. If everything else is fine (wire, fittings, etc.), that shouldn't matter, though. As for the picture being fuzzy, it could be something technical or it could just be the fact that we are living in an HDTV world and you have analog cable. That is a huge difference.

beanoX3 wrote:You can try a signal booster. :-?


This was discussed on page 1 (I believe). Sometimes, a booster actually hurts depending on what is causing the problem.

It is a wall plate, I just couldn't think of the name of it !+)
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:06 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
josebach wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:*whistles* 4 inch screen, AND a cassette deck? Is that a one-band graphic equalizer I see? .


jealous :^


I'll trade you mine :-b


Just checked that thread out and this post stood out to me:

1crzydmnd wrote:A friend of mine at work was talking about the plasma he got and said they run REALLY hot. Makes sense though...probably why they don't last long.


Plasmas don't last long?? Sure, they have their issues but that tag sure has stuck. It is a nonfactor.
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby sox 06 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:10 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
1crzydmnd wrote:A friend of mine at work was talking about the plasma he got and said they run REALLY hot. Makes sense though...probably why they don't last long.


Plasmas don't last long?? Sure, they have their issues but that tag sure has stuck. It is a nonfactor.

My LCD seems to run pretty hot, is this something to worry about?
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Re: Just Bought an HDTV

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:17 pm

sox 06 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
1crzydmnd wrote:A friend of mine at work was talking about the plasma he got and said they run REALLY hot. Makes sense though...probably why they don't last long.


Plasmas don't last long?? Sure, they have their issues but that tag sure has stuck. It is a nonfactor.

My LCD seems to run pretty hot, is this something to worry about?


Unless you can fry an egg on it, I wouldn't be too concerned. Back to the original issue, I would just get an HD box. There is a good chance that you will be fine with that.
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