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Cleaned tv screen, lost video completely---even inputs do not appear

I used a bit of water on a tissue to wipe clean a smear on our small kitchen hdtv. Shortly afterward, we lost the video. [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Jan 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Most forgiving blu-ray/media player?

My Blu-Ray player will play AVI, MKV & other video files but it is a little too finicky about which ones it will accept. Is there a more liberal, tolerant, and accepting player on the market? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Dec 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Home theater test discs

Help me test the limits of my new home theater by recommending some good discs. [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on Dec 9, 2011 - 27 answers

I think a pawn shop might be a better option than Best Buy.

How do I hook up an Atari 2600 to a modern HDTV? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Cool things to do with an HDTV?

I'm acquiring a plasma HDTV, and I'm looking for cool things to do with it when I'm not watching movies or playing games on it. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Sep 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking the mother of all A/V switches

I'm looking for a comprehensive A/V switch that receives pretty much anything and converts it all to digital signals for HDTVs and modern home theaters. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I connect a computer to an old CRT television?

I need to display the picture from a computer onto an old 1999 CRT television. I've seen a few products but all the reviews of them say that they don't work. Any recommendations on ones that do? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Recommend a graphics card for my new TV

Do I need a new video card to hook my PC up to my new HDTV? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Dec 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Compact, HD camcorder with manual control options?

I’m looking to buy a compact, flash-based, HD-capable camcorder with the ability to shut off automatic controls such as white balance and auto-focus. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 14, 2009 - 1 answer

PleaseDon'tJudgeMeFilter.

I have a bunch of HDTV shows recorded on a HD DVR. How can I make a video compilation without knowing anything about video editing? Complication: Linux household. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 11, 2009 - 5 answers

How long will you wait before buying a blu-ray player?

How long are you waiting to get an HDTV and Blu-ray player? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on May 27, 2009 - 38 answers

Why does my satellite remote control now longer work with my new HDTV?

I recently purchased a new HDTV and all of a sudden I'm having a lot of problems with my satellite remote no longer working. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Mar 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Hooking up a projector to HDMI

Audiovisual question. What will happen if I plug the HDMI output of a Sony Playstation 3 to the DVI port of this max. 1280x1024 pixel LCD projector? I would of course have a HDMI-DVI cable. Will I be able to display 720p or 1080i stuff? And if it doesn't work, are there devices out there that downsample HD so I can use the projector for pseudo-HD movies and games? I really do not want to buy an HDTV. If it matters, a PDF manual for the projector (2.2 MB) is here.
posted by crapmatic on Dec 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Coaxial cable HD converter?

HDTV filter: I accidentally tore out my coaxial input. Can I still get the HD signal from my cable into my TV via a converter? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I get a PS3?

PS3 for Blu-Ray? Should I get one now? Is something better coming? [more inside]
posted by santogold on Feb 25, 2008 - 25 answers

Is there a good alternative to the AppleTV?

Is there a good alternative to the new Apple TV 2? We just got a new HDTV as a gift for the holidays, and I've been connecting my laptop (Windows) to it in order to watch downloaded TV shows & movies. It works ok, but the gfx card on the laptop's a bit old, & doesn't really support HD resolution. Now that the Apple TV's (re)released today, I was wondering if there's a good alternative ....something small that'll playback hd video files in divx, xvid, etc, super easy to connect to the wireless network, plays back in full hd res., etc. Storage space isn't really an issue, just a few gigs is ok considering we usually delete a video file or backup to dvd-r after watching it. I'm also concerned the AppleTV won't playback all the random video formats that VLC & a codec pack handle with ease. ...oh, and definitely cheaper than the AppleTV - think grad student income. Thanks!
posted by itchi23 on Jan 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Need for Speed:

I need to optimize x264, VC-1, etc. playback. Forgive me if I'm missing the glaringly obvious, but I have been googling for over an hour and haven't found anything. Most of the guides I've found are more geared towards encoding. I'm looking for a conclusive source on how to configure my computer for the smoothest and least-CPU intensive playback of next-gen HD codecs (yes, even accepting small reductions in picture quality!). [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Nov 19, 2007 - 4 answers

I need a new DVD player.

Is there such a thing as a future-proof DVD player? My roommate just moved out and took his DVD player with him. So I need to visit the local big box electronics store to pick up a new one. I'd like something that's built to last, can upsample standard DVDs and that can handle one or both of the new HD formats. What should I purchase? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Nov 15, 2007 - 20 answers

What video cards should I get?

I'm looking for recommendations for a couple of video cards. One for an older PC, PCI only, driving a 1680x1050 display. The other for a newish PC driving a 1980x1020 HDTV. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Sep 6, 2007 - 1 answer

SD Lens on HD camera?

Is a high-definition lens for an HDV camera the equivalent of a thousand-dollar audio cable? Is there any noticeable benefit for an amateur point-and-shooter? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Jul 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Recording HDTV in Windows XP

So I saw an article in MAKE magazine about recording HDTV on your Mac with an "over the air" antenna....but I've never seen a detailed run through with Hardware and Software suggestions for a windows machine.....Where can I find out about this?
posted by stevyb on May 26, 2005 - 2 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

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