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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Jon S
This is common on LCD/LED based sets... Only...

This is common on LCD/LED based sets... Only plasma sets are usually judder free... OLED is still questionable...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-14-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Jon S
If the DVD only has Dolby Digital and the Blu-ray...

If the DVD only has Dolby Digital and the Blu-ray has a lossless format (Dolby True HD or DTS HD-Master), the Blu-ray should have superior bass because the audio is lossless... Dolby Digital has...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jon S
Every time i watch a Tom Cruise movie, I get the...

Every time i watch a Tom Cruise movie, I get the urge to join Scientology.....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-11-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
If you go to the site, click on the Telecharger...

If you go to the site, click on the Telecharger button, it will download the file... I have a very slow connection... It took eight hours to download the Samsung demo... Also, the site only allows...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 39,157
Posted By Jon S
Point to ponder...ATMOS is nice but what happens...

Point to ponder...ATMOS is nice but what happens down the road with UHD?

The Marantz supports HDMI 2.0.... What about HDCP? Current 4K requirements uses HDCP 2.0.... which is what the 7009...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
That's odd. my 8550 is still on the original...

That's odd. my 8550 is still on the original firmware even though it is hard wired to the internet...

Then again, it's a BB unit and is on the same firmware that no one can update...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-09-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
I think the Samsung store demo is available here...

I think the Samsung store demo is available here (http://demo-uhd3d.com/)... The file size is about 650MB... My internet speed is too slow to download a file size that big...Not sure how secure that...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,648
Posted By Jon S
While these titles are not Criterion, My copies...

While these titles are not Criterion, My copies of "starship troopers" and "kingdom of heaven" (directors cut both exhibit the same issue...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
When I used the YouTube app on the 8550, the...

When I used the YouTube app on the 8550, the resolution of 4K videos were maxed out at 720P... Online through my PC, the same videos shows as 2160P...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,773
Posted By Jon S
FYI... My Samsung 8550 upscales better than my...

FYI...
My Samsung 8550 upscales better than my Sony BDP-S6200... The Sony appears softer.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
Actually, the Panasonic has active glasses, so 3D...

Actually, the Panasonic has active glasses, so 3D is 1080 res...

My statement is that the 3D effect looks better on the Panasonic, I am not stating detail but the 3D perception... the detail on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 585,025
Posted By Jon S
Unfortunately, my Onkyo 905 is suffering from the...

Unfortunately, my Onkyo 905 is suffering from the same issue and I have not been able to figure it out...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 173,810
Posted By Jon S
It cannot be changed...

It cannot be changed...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
My older Panasonic plasma set had better 3D than...

My older Panasonic plasma set had better 3D than the Samsung 8550 I bought has... The depth perception on the Panasonic was more obvious... Playing with the 3D settings on the Samsung did not help....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
Samsung's are not IPS panels... Their off-axis...

Samsung's are not IPS panels... Their off-axis viewing is atrocious... I think only the largest Sony is using a IPS panel...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
My dealer told me the 8550/9000 models are...

My dealer told me the 8550/9000 models are supposed be 10-bit....


On a side note, I am trying to watch the Counselor on the movie pack but it says it needs a passcode to view since it is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jon S
one of the drivers is probably a passive...

one of the drivers is probably a passive radiator...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-02-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
It still does not work on my Windows 7...

It still does not work on my Windows 7 computer... It only shows up in the Devices and Printers list as a UHD Device...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
I already used the Spears and Munsil disc to...

I already used the Spears and Munsil disc to calibrate the color, contrast and brightness levels... While the image looks a lot better than out of the box, the crushed blacks are pretty noticeable.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-01-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
Not going to work... The HDD is not recognized by...

Not going to work... The HDD is not recognized by Windows as a HDD. It shows up as a UHD device in Devices and Printers but it does not open... If you open Computer, it does not appear as a disk...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jon S
For some reason, Tom Cruise's recent movies have...

For some reason, Tom Cruise's recent movies have a LOT of deep bass... Oblivion had my sub thumping in my room. Jack Reacher's sniper scene had super loud bass when the sniper fires his rifle. ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Jon S
probably a bad amp... Subwoofer amps are not...

probably a bad amp... Subwoofer amps are not reliable... High current and amperage... shortens lives plus the fact that most are pretty cheaply built...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-01-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
Now that I am settling in with my 50" 8550, I...

Now that I am settling in with my 50" 8550, I noticed that the picture, while awesome on brighter scenes, is pretty bad on dark movies... Watching the last Harry Potter movie, I noticed that the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 511,276
Posted By Jon S
doh!!! What was I thinking....

doh!!!

What was I thinking....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-30-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,537
Posted By Jon S
Granted... the Festool is probably the best...

Granted... the Festool is probably the best designed track saw... Unfortunately, the saw and its accessories are prohibitively expensive.
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