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Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 21:48
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Chris Frost
err.... again please, but in English and making...

err.... again please, but in English and making sense this time?
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 21:46
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chris Frost
I think you're being a touch over dramatic. Let...

I think you're being a touch over dramatic. Let it go.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 17:20
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Chris Frost
Most devices with an internet radio feature will...

Most devices with an internet radio feature will pick up the web based BBC services. iPlayer is not required.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 14:36
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chris Frost
He could, but most AVRs and preamp/processors...

He could, but most AVRs and preamp/processors have just one 5.1/7.1 input, and he's already using that for the SACD player. Naturally he could buy a Blu-ray player that's a good CD/SACD player as...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 00:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chris Frost
That's interesting. I had exactly the opposite...

That's interesting. I had exactly the opposite experience changing amps for a few customers.

A couple have gone from older Denons (3805 and 3806) and one from a Yamaha DSP-A1. The newer amps...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 22-12-2014, 19:39
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Chris Frost
First thoughts, it's a bandwidth limitation...

First thoughts, it's a bandwidth limitation somewhere in the system. The Sky HD output is a maximum of 1080i where as the WDTV and Chromecast are likely to be outputting 1080p.

If there's an option...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-12-2014, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Chris Frost
Check the TV manual (Panasonic web site, download...

Check the TV manual (Panasonic web site, download if you can't be arsed digging out the paper version) and look if there's a bit about whether the headphone volume is controlled independently via a...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 11:46
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Chris Frost
Well one of my neighbours is a farmer and has one...

Well one of my neighbours is a farmer and has one or two useful shotguns.

I don't covet them. But I would go knock on his door and ask Pete if he'd heard about these looting bar-stewards who think...
Forum: General Discussion 17-12-2014, 12:00
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By Chris Frost
Instead of wrapping up our little darlings in...

Instead of wrapping up our little darlings in cotton wool, shouldn't we be questioning the culture that isolates them from real life so effectively that they enter adulthood with unrealistic...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 16-12-2014, 00:10
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chris Frost
Zidane82, sorry to be direct, but you're trying...

Zidane82, sorry to be direct, but you're trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear. It's not going to be possible to distribute the power evenly between the speakers without some kind of...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 15-12-2014, 23:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By Chris Frost
Look up the manual on the JVC web site. I just...

Look up the manual on the JVC web site. I just did. It's there. You'll be happy you did :D
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 19:27
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Chris Frost
Surely the Michelin star is awarded for all...

Surely the Michelin star is awarded for all aspects of the food in service? So that would include starters, main courses and desserts.

With the best will in the world, there's no chef able to...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-12-2014, 19:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chris Frost
Then we'll have to agree to differ. I have seen,...

Then we'll have to agree to differ. I have seen, measured and calibrated enough TVs (including Sonys) to see the effect that Demo mode, Dynamic and all the other presets have on light output,...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-12-2014, 14:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chris Frost
You're putting up a straw man argument Nigel. I...

You're putting up a straw man argument Nigel. I never said that shops weren't bright. Of course they are; and even brighter now that LED lights mean it's possible to run even greater levels of store...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-12-2014, 13:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By Chris Frost
Why do you want to buy a TV from a company that...

Why do you want to buy a TV from a company that knows nothing about TVs?

The big supermarkets all got their fingers burned dabbling in AV electronics. So much so that both Tesco and ASDA announced...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-12-2014, 00:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chris Frost
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree about CRT...

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree about CRT brightness vs LCD/LED.

When measured in a very specific way (10% Peak White) then yes CRTs could generate a momentary burst of high brightness, but only...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 08-12-2014, 10:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chris Frost
As usual, misleading partial 'nonsense' (Sorry...

As usual, misleading partial 'nonsense' (Sorry Nigel, but that was a gift)

CRT TVs were never capable of generaring the sort of brute force light output that LCDs can make.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-12-2014, 22:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chris Frost
Part of it is this ^ Pretty much everything you...

Part of it is this ^

Pretty much everything you can buy now is just one technology - LCD (liquid crystal display) - though you'll see the majority of these TVs referred to as LED instead (light...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-12-2014, 21:17
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By Chris Frost
PMSL (mock) Shock, horror!! Man finds out that...

PMSL

(mock) Shock, horror!! Man finds out that cheap tat really is exactly that, cheap tat, and the old adage "You get what you pay for" is actually true!

ha ha ha
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 18:07
Replies: 241
Views: 5,460
Posted By Chris Frost
The most? Hmmm... I think being labelled as a...

The most? Hmmm... I think being labelled as a pedant simply for having standards.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 02-12-2014, 23:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,787
Posted By Chris Frost
The first suspect is probably dying capacitors...

The first suspect is probably dying capacitors somewhere in the primary power side of things. Google "capacitor bulge"
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 15:07
Replies: 50
Views: 1,622
Posted By Chris Frost
I always by my vaguely described medical...

I always by my vaguely described medical wonder-pills from people who have no command of English grammar. What could possibly go wrong? ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 14:52
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By Chris Frost
Pretty good, on the whole

Pretty good, on the whole
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 28-11-2014, 22:50
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Chris Frost
All the Play speakers (1, 3, 5 Playbar) can run...

All the Play speakers (1, 3, 5 Playbar) can run in star mode. This means they'll see and talk to your wireless network. But this feature only extends to the Play speakers. It does not apply to the...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 27-11-2014, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Chris Frost
You need to read your manual more thoroughly. If...

You need to read your manual more thoroughly. If you don't already have it in electronic form from the CD Rom then try downloading the pdf version from the Marantz web site.

There's a section that...
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