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Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   11-27-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
I strongly agree that the center speaker should...

I strongly agree that the center speaker should be the same speaker that one uses for the L&R. This is critical and something I learned long ago from experimentation. It is critical if one wants...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
[quote=Ted99;29361042] The number of bits...

[quote=Ted99;29361042]


The number of bits has nothing all to do with the range of colors that a set can display. Nothing. HD and UHD sets have a color space defined by rec 709 and that indeed is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-26-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
Vetted is such a nice sophisticated word to use...

Vetted is such a nice sophisticated word to use and its easy to spell.


The simplest way to stay current re software updates is to go to the Sony e support and look up your projector model. One...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-26-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
As has been stated, the color of the screen does...

As has been stated, the color of the screen does not have much to do with anything under discussion here. The gain of a screen is simply the multiplication process of the various gain layers the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-26-2014, 07:15 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
That statement is true but is non inclusive of...

That statement is true but is non inclusive of why software revisions are made. I do not believe it necessary for me to list them here because they are obvious to most here.
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   11-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By mark haflich
Where do you guys get the idea that one pair of...

Where do you guys get the idea that one pair of overheads is what you want. While one pair is OK as far as Dolby is concerned, meaning another target adopting Atmos, pretty much all trainings so far...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   11-24-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
What do we learn from all that has been presented...

What do we learn from all that has been presented so far? Dolby is really pushing Atmos. it is pushing it for the masses and that means up firing front and rear Atmos enabled speakers.

What is...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   11-24-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By mark haflich
Its not an idea, its a bad practice. Sooner or...

Its not an idea, its a bad practice. Sooner or later we will get to one set of data including meta data and then we will have a zillion renderers with a whole slew of variables, DIY yourselves...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   11-24-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
Best laugh for me was when Anthony referred...

Best laugh for me was when Anthony referred jokingly to Scott as the master exaggerator.

Of particular note was that often Anthony's preference were at a difference from the Dolby gospel as to...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   11-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By mark haflich
I have listened to this cast yet but a few days...

I have listened to this cast yet but a few days ago listened to a dealer webinar by Dolby and Pioneer (Anthony Jones) on Atmos for the home. What I took out of this was that Atmos speakers should be...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-23-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
Please describe the banding you saw. What was...

Please describe the banding you saw. What was the screen gain? If you were watching a 54 inch x 96 inch screen (D 110inch), the minimum throw the Sony will work at is 10 ft. At 12 ft throw, the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-21-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
A bunch of things I would suggest. Shut off the...

A bunch of things I would suggest. Shut off the RC and report if this has any affect on the color shading in the corners. It is possible that the lens shift is causing CA which is showing about a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,778
Posted By mark haflich
Get a life. :)

Get a life. :)
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-21-2014, 02:26 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
It would appear that the Sony DIs make based on...

It would appear that the Sony DIs make based on the content of the frame certain delta adjustments to the gamma curve you select or create. The deltas are the same regardless of what you select as...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-21-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
As a friend, I seriously doubt there will ever be...

As a friend, I seriously doubt there will ever be a projector that you would be happy owning for the long haul. Projectors are like the getting married. With a marriage, the odds are high that...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-20-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
Blowing? Really! Who made you the judge of worth...

Blowing? Really! Who made you the judge of worth or value to the one spending the bucks? Do not take this as an attack, I would suspect you really didn't mean it as other than an expression of your...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,778
Posted By mark haflich
Sim2 told me the one chip designs for these Led...

Sim2 told me the one chip designs for these Led machines are designed by them and built in italy, so the answer to the light engine build is by them.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-19-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
You own a micrometer?

You own a micrometer?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-19-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
First of all allowing or enabling the setting of...

First of all allowing or enabling the setting of a precise gamma curve and better gray scale setting ability is NOT a CMS. It is totally incorrect to call this a CMS. A CMS allows the movement of the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,583
Posted By mark haflich
Thanks Mark for your explanation. i know the...

Thanks Mark for your explanation. i know the history well and once again I will proffer that the acoustical treatments for two channel are quite different from the treatments necessary for a multi...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-19-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By mark haflich
OK. How do you guys determine that the whites...

OK. How do you guys determine that the whites are not clipping in scenes where the screen is primarily dark but there is a white portion, say on somebody's hair or beard. freeze the image and you...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By mark haflich
For a video of a rock concert, you could get a...

For a video of a rock concert, you could get a spray can of mary jane odor and some panties and bras to throw at your screen.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By mark haflich
So called 4D shows take place at certain zoos and...

So called 4D shows take place at certain zoos and aquariums. Smells, wind, water sprays etc. Not very practicable for HTs.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-19-2014, 09:11 AM
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Posted By mark haflich
Optomas are not like the energizer bunny. There...

Optomas are not like the energizer bunny. There is no way it would still be going strong. There is no way it even would still be going. :)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,583
Posted By mark haflich
We can't do that, but we very often can get them...

We can't do that, but we very often can get them to vote the way we want with appropriate political ads. We should not bite off more than we can chew.


And Mark you just cited an instance of...
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