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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By m. zillch
First off you should lose this notion that...

First off you should lose this notion that certain combos are synergistic. Any modern day, mainstream AVR can drive any of those 5.1 speaker packages just fine.

If I were in the market for a 5.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By m. zillch
Running two pair of front L/R stereo speakers in...

Running two pair of front L/R stereo speakers in the same room is not advised from a sound quality point of view and running them in two different rooms, one set on the amp and one from the pre-outs...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-25-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
I assume it is a photograph, not a still from a...

I assume it is a photograph, not a still from a video, correct?
What processing has been applied? Any sharpening, curves, levels, color adjustments, etc.?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
Are you the creator of these images?

Are you the creator of these images?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-25-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
Debatable. When I watch Casablanca I WANT to see...

Debatable. When I watch Casablanca I WANT to see a black and white image even though the original movie set/actors were in color.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-24-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 45,568
Posted By m. zillch
Steampunk. I like it. It is hard for us to...

Steampunk. I like it.

It is hard for us to fully appreciate how revolutionary the first time "pictures from the sky" would have seemed to the general public....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-24-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 363,590
Posted By m. zillch
I rather like the "processing image" (optional)...

I rather like the "processing image" (optional) on screen prompt. It effectively alerts audience members, especially new ones:

"No need to be alarmed, there's nothing wrong and there's no need to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
The personnel who work at my local store must not...

The personnel who work at my local store must not be the same as the ones at your store.;)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
At the stores I have access to, such as Best Buy...

At the stores I have access to, such as Best Buy and Target, they wouldn't take kindly to disrupting the entire store's video wallpaper to insert my test footage, from a portable drive I've brought...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
Although the full article hides behind a pay...

Although the full article hides behind a pay wall, I see ConsumerReports mentions scaling of HD to 4K differs and agrees with me it is very important:

"How will 1080p shows look?

We also want...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
According to dalto, above, there has been a...

According to dalto, above, there has been a noticeable improvement in scaling in just the past year alone:
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
In which production month exactly did they all...

In which production month exactly did they all switch to the new better scalers and might you know the manufacturer of these new, better circuit boards?

I wouldn't want to buy one of the old...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 349
Posted By m. zillch
4K problem with 1080 material?

I worked in this industry when HD was first introduced, c. 1998, and I remember an almost universal gripe with consumers was that although the new HD material looked great on HD displays, the older,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 45,568
Posted By m. zillch
That's largely what doomed the CRT: weight and...

That's largely what doomed the CRT: weight and bulk. The image quality was perfectly adequate but people wanted larger than 40" images and that just wasn't going to happen since 40" sets, the largest...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4,272
Views: 321,788
Posted By m. zillch
It is quite rare, in fact almost unheard of, for...

It is quite rare, in fact almost unheard of, for a retailer to have numerous descriptions for "not in stock, you can't order this" even though there can be several reasons. "Discontinued" should not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 363,590
Posted By m. zillch
I would stay away from "bulb grease", that may be...

I would stay away from "bulb grease", that may be deemed as breaking the warranty, however removing the bulb, inspecting the contacts in the unit and on the lamp itself, wiping them clean from...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-20-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 363,590
Posted By m. zillch
The reason they may want to switch you into the...

The reason they may want to switch you into the Sony is because for a long time now Panasonic units have suffered from "LoProfitus Marginus".

Bulbs sometimes flicker for the same reason lightbulbs...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-20-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 177,681
Posted By m. zillch
I like how those new chassis versions afterlife2...

I like how those new chassis versions afterlife2 just linked to don't put the USB port on the front. Front ports are useful for temporary devices but don't most people leave a storage device...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 210,855
Posted By m. zillch
I'd say with multiple mic position test systems,...

I'd say with multiple mic position test systems, yet knowing there's only going to be one listener, the best would be to move the mic about the area of the one head but just by a matter of a couple...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 210,855
Posted By m. zillch
I can't say having a single crossover point is...

I can't say having a single crossover point is ideal, but if faced with a situation where the rear speakers called for a much higher frequency than the three fronts, rather than catering to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 210,855
Posted By m. zillch
For single listener audiences I don't think it...

For single listener audiences I don't think it much matters. Where multi-position measurements excel is for covering a larger sweet spot with a reasonably good averaged* sound. Single measurements...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 210,855
Posted By m. zillch
High end ones like the 3040 have "multi-point...

High end ones like the 3040 have "multi-point measurement" which looks like it takes 8 measurements. Lower models with "RSC" might do three. {I notice some come with a plastic triangular doohickey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By m. zillch
Good find! Thanks. It does imply there is a mode...

Good find! Thanks. It does imply there is a mode where the L and the R sub outs come from just those incoming signals, but I'm still a tad skeptical. If anyone reading this happens to have one of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By m. zillch
Current Processors with STEREO (L/R) sub outs?

Are there any current production processors with STEREO (L/R) sub outs? Not to be confused with dual sub outs with separate circuitry such as level and phase, I mean real, distinct L ch vs R ch sub...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 1,008,580
Posted By m. zillch
Good news! Glad your baby is fixed and there was...

Good news! Glad your baby is fixed and there was no charge to you.

Video boards going bad seems to be a common occurrence on this unit. I'm glad mine seems fine.
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