Originally Posted by Tangled Cable
Don't worry about him, Sorendk. There are other, more polite people on the forum who can help you out with any further questions you might have.
You are wrong in assuming that I was specifically speaking of you as being the "unlearned" one...because I referenced a 3 Layer app. in the sentence before.
Read it again and digest it properly. I stated that if a actual measurement was taken, say for instance by Tuxedo..the OP, that the results would run contrary to what critical listeners would accept based on seeing such a measurement in "print". But the next paragraph also says that without "seeing" such information in print, the lack of knowing such a disparity exists might not, probably would not be of consequence, and the difference would be lost to them.
Basically I was using a broad pen that included any / all such individuals. And it's a completely true statement. Had I felt you needed any direct commentary, do you think I would be hesitant to provide such? Being oblique when being direct is better is not my style.
The exact same thing applies when we discuss / banter about the supposed advantages or disadvantages of certain Projectors. One might be dead on correct about specifications, and how they seemingly "MUST" affect performance, but in reality, those who have not experienced the difference usually cannot perceive the difference. So it doesn't matter / mean much to them. Of course that pertains to the visual.
As far as your particular case...and this is where I will speak to you directly, the probability that you could actually hear the measurable differences is extremely slight. That doesn't exclude the possibility, just puts it in the proper context. That said, if you do the basic testing such as you mentioned and you could not hear a difference, then no one can dispute that you feel that in fact there is no difference.
But all the same I assure you the difference..a measurable difference is there, and for those who care about such small differences, and weigh their satisfaction based on merely knowing that their application conforms to the better specifications, those differences mean everything to them.
So we get to the end part, where even though you first asked if I was referring to you, you continue on as if you were certain I was. So really, who is jumping to conclusions and making comments to others about who is polite or not? And going on to say that someone might be, can be better served by others?
I think you should rethink your own comments and respond accordingly. I know there would be / is a difference. Your stating that as far as it being a concern to you, or hearing a difference, there is none. In both cases and based on what is important for each of us, we are both right.