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I have requested the previous thread to be locked as it is outdated. So if you have any suggestions, please post them here.



The guide has been updated to version 3.1. Hope you find it useful. The next major update is not scheduled until summer 2010.








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Not bad. I just quickly scanned it, I'll read it in more detail later, but a couple of things stood out. First is nothing more than a personal take on the graphics, but I was puzzled by the uneven green lines on the opening page, not sure if they are effective.

Second, I'm not sure about your "voice". Most of it reads very straight forward stated as facts, but occasionally there was an "I feel" or an "I recommend", these felt out of place, and while what I read is accepted practice, it might read better if it was reworded to eliminate the "I"s. Also, not sure of your audience. If it's for the beginner or early intermediate, it might need to have some of the more technical aspects explained in more detail, I could see my non-techie brother's eyes glazing over in various parts of the document.

I also think the Plasma section got short shrift. The LCD section if very well rounded, but Plasma gets a couple of paragraphs? Also HDMI audio might be expanded upon, touch on issues of DD pass through or lack of it via optical. Calibration could also be expanded a bit more for beginners.

I think it's a great effort and it is very informative and I think it will be a good help to many. Thanks for the effort.
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Second, I'm not sure about your "voice". Most of it reads very straight forward stated as facts, but occasionally there was an "I feel" or an "I recommend", these felt out of place, and while what I read is accepted practice, it might read better if it was reworded to eliminate the "I"s.

I see your point. I'll try and get it done today.

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Also, not sure of your audience. If it's for the beginner or early intermediate, it might need to have some of the more technical aspects explained in more detail, I could see my non-techie brother's eyes glazing over in various parts of the document.

Simplifying complex subject is something I find extremely difficult.

I tried to extend several sections (especially MCFI), but it amplified the problem. If anyone need an in-depth explanation, they can contact me via PM or Skype.

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I also think the Plasma section got short shrift. The LCD section if very well rounded, but Plasma gets a couple of paragraphs?

They isn't much to discuss. Plasma is a well design technology with minor flaws in comparison to LCDs.



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Also HDMI audio might be expanded upon, touch on issues of DD pass through or lack of it via optical.

That is not my field. I try to stay clear of things I don't fully comprehend.

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Calibration could also be expanded a bit more for beginners.

I had to delete that section because it was ineffective without a standardized source. It would be grate if everyone owned an X360.


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I think it's a great effort and it is very informative and I think it will be a good help to many. Thanks for the effort.

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated


Forgot to add: Most of the paragraphs and chosen words were governed by the layout of the guide, which why I found it incredibly frustrating.
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The guide has been updated to v3.1.

Please let me know of any errors so I can amend it ASAP.
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