iirc, diazepam=Valium...doesn't fix vertigo, just gets you high so you can tolerate it.If your vertigo is accompanied by hearing loss and/or ringing or a whooshing sound you may have Meneire's disease. Definitely see an ent specialist ASAP.
Samsung has the most effective marketing in the industry. It's also the most deceptive and unethical. I won't reward their patent infringement and lying marketing hype by purchasing any of their products.
What Gregg said.
color debuted in 1953. It didn't work very well at all and there was very little color broadcasting until the early 60s.
HD debuted in 1998, in a few markets only, and initially only one HD channel on satellite (HBO HD on DirecTV). The government had mandated a transition...
3D never took off as a sole reason to upgrade, so it couldn't be "eclipsed" by "smart tv". I have a 3D "smart" tv and use the 3D but not the "smart" as I prefer to use a different source device (PS3, 3D BD player, or my Apple TV) for "smart" stuff.
Ditch the sound bar, buy a set of speakers (left/center/right/2 surrounds and a powered subwoofer) Read and follow the speaker and source device connection and speaker setup sections in the owner's manual that came with the AVR.
Self-powered sound bars and AVRs are an either/or proposition...
Without trying I have 3 devices connected to my set that will get Netflix, Hulu, etc. so I don't bother with it on my "smart tv".
My guess is that most buyers of smart tvs already have a BD player or game console that performs these functions just fine.
Once you get above entry-level tvs...
Bose has one for $400. Seiki has one for $59.99 that should work with that old set and sound just fine to non-audiophiles who just want to get around that crackling problem--check your local Sears store.
Players in general aren't as robust as they used to be. We just retired a 12 year old Sony DVP-S 550 dvd player that never gave a lick of trouble because the tv it was connected to was upgraded to an HD set. I don't expect the panny BD player in it's place to last anywhere near as long. On...
Brian, I hope you didn't interpret my post as being in any way critical of your previous ones, that was not my intention. Rather I was attempting to convey a sense of the difference between the "culture" here vs that other site, as I perceive it. I spend a lot of time at both places gathering...
Right! posting a link to a specific post over there that answers someone's particular question is useful.
Just telling a newbie to go over there will give them the impression that it's perfectly normal to return 11 sets in a 3 month period in search of some mythical standard of perfection, or...
There are such things as defective discs. Try the disc in another player. Some discs don't want to play in some Panasonic players if there is no SD card inserted into the player. This usually occurs with titles with "BD-Live" content.
^^^To elaborate, passive subwoofer means you can't upgrade the sub in the future unless you build one yourself. With the other models Sam mentioned you will have that ability as they use a powered sub which is pretty much the industry standard for "real" HT systems.
PQ=picture quality. Upscaling=how well the player upconverts DVD.
OPPO=video/audiophile grade product with excellent mfg. support at commensurately high pricing compared to more mainstream mfgs. like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG.