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Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   06-03-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: Computer Build ... need advice!

the ivy brdge cpus are out already now. not cheap but not bad for the latest thing either. the positive effect on the light bill is ok but i doubt one would notice it over some lower wattage (or tdp...
Forum: Hitachi   05-29-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: fixing a hitachi as a favor

update 2:
i haven't gotten out there to get a test pattern up. he's supposed to call when he gets in town. being retired he tends to have a strange schedule. anyway i'm going to try to get it...
Forum: Hitachi   05-27-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: fixing a hitachi as a favor

update:
he's been out of town the past couple of days for a funeral. i grabbed a freebie magnavox in need of some tlc from craigslist just in case i can't fix the hitachi. for that matter it might...
Forum: Hitachi   05-23-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: fixing a hitachi as a favor

thanks, i'll get on that in a day or 2. my cousin from out of town is visiting. i grabbed a calibration disk thing from online. more of a series of mp4s really. i'm gonna convert and burn them to...
Forum: Hitachi   05-23-12, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By jerryrigg
fixing a hitachi as a favor

i recently was given a panasonic with a bad set of ic chips by an elderly friend (eugene). he was going to haul it to the dump but opted to let me have it when i told him i thought i might be able to...
Forum: DIY Repair and Maintenance   05-22-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,585
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: DIY vs Repair Shops

a bit late but i agree 100% with your thoughts on here. at one point in time i made a living in auto repair. i never had an issue giving advice or sharing my knowledge with those who ask (most often...
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   05-17-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: Computer Build ... need advice!

thank you.. that was exactly what i was saying about the memory. that machine should really break a sweat running a video.
Forum: Panasonic / Technics   05-16-12, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,642
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: to upgrade the ic chips or not to??

well it's working great. better than i hoped for. thanks for the advice on the ic chips and the tip on the board traces. you'll laugh but after i read that i went to the dollar store and got a glue...
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   05-14-12, 02:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: Computer Build ... need advice!

lol never bothered to try till now. it works fine turning it up to 1080. i know i'm not running a full 1080 though because the monitor limits at 1280x1024. i was using it without issue on the...
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   05-13-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: So, school me on video streaming

if you have a game console i wouldn't rule out it's use. if you have an older computer that's not in service or plan on upgrading soon, you can put an older tower to use for that. i wouldn't go back...
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   05-13-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: Computer Build ... need advice!

i'm not trying to contradict anyone here but 720 shouldn't be huge stretch for that machine. i have an e4600 (2.4ghz c2d) 2gb of ddr2 800 and a 1gb xfx ati 5670. i can play all the current game...
Forum: Computers | HTPC | Media Servers   05-06-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: Apple Roku

i would have to agree that the roku would be the way to go due to free content or paid content if you like. if you have a spare pc or wii, you could do essentially the same thing with it and prolly...
Forum: AV Home Theater   05-05-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,527
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

this is low tech compared to everything i've seen while scanning this thread.. i have to admit i have a old cheapy surround sound that i purchased from walmart about 8 years ago or so. it's got...
Forum: Panasonic / Technics   05-05-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,642
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: to upgrade the ic chips or not to??

i understand about checking things. i will no doubt be using your guide as a checklist and or walk through. very well written and thorough btw, good job. i will be using the 150s suggested. i hope is...
Forum: Panasonic / Technics   05-04-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,642
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: to upgrade the ic chips or not to??

thanks buddy i'll get those instead of the 110s. wish me luck. i'm not 100% sure the ics will fix it as i don't know the history or have any real experience with tv repair. i read the thread about ic...
Forum: Panasonic / Technics   05-02-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,642
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: to upgrade the ic chips or not to??

update:
i finally got around to pulling the ic chips the afternoon and i had a of a time. darned solder points were trying to come loose on one. it's not overly damaged though. i think it will be...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-01-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By jerryrigg
Re: hey from kentucky

thank you to all of you. i appreciate the support and wishes of luck with my current and future issues. i'm about to order the parts in a day or two when i know what exactly would be the best bet for...
Forum: Panasonic / Technics   05-01-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,642
Posted By jerryrigg
to upgrade the ic chips or not to??

primarily i have come here to see what some experienced techs think of this idea. i have a panasonic pt53wx42f and i'm 99% sure the ic chips are bad. i have very limited knowledge about tv repair so...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-01-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By jerryrigg
hey from kentucky

hey new to the home theater stuff though somewhat of a tech minded person. just looking to fix and maintain my sets. my mother gave me a tosiba when she and her husband upgraded. i since figured out...
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