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Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-25-2017, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
I just purchased the Panny primarily for the...

I just purchased the Panny primarily for the dynamic range slider. I also like that it has better chroma upscaling, although I'm skeptical that it makes any difference in actual picture quality. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-25-2017, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
Thanks. How long ago did you purchase?

Thanks. How long ago did you purchase?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-25-2017, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
Is the UB900 supposed to come with an HDMI cable?...

Is the UB900 supposed to come with an HDMI cable? I just received mine, and was surprised to see no cable included. It's not a big deal, but I'm curious, as several unboxing videos I watched showed...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-25-2017, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
At this point, I'd be guessing. I think you have...

At this point, I'd be guessing. I think you have to decide if a $200 risk is something you're willing to tolerate. My completely uneducated guess is that you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2017, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
I'm really confused here. I think you and I are...

I'm really confused here. I think you and I are miscommunicating. What are you trying to plug into the mic in jack? On my laptop, I use an HDMI output to connect and HDMI cable to the XMC-1. On...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-25-2017, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
If I'm not mistaken, Clear Black is a form of...

If I'm not mistaken, Clear Black is a form of edge enhancement. If I had to guess, it can probably lead to extra noise and haloing in the picture. Here's a quote from a review of the X500, which is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
Don't be shy about sending it back again and...

Don't be shy about sending it back again and again until you get one that works the way you expect. I had the revolving door of Epson projectors at my place for quite some time.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Bluescale
I think I'm misremembering a comparison between...

I think I'm misremembering a comparison between Epson and JVC, not Epson and Sony. It's besides the point, as he's not looking at projectors in the Sony price range. The Epson 5040 will accept a 4k...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2017, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
Display port is a type of connector that looks...

Display port is a type of connector that looks like a combination of USB and HDMI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort

When you say analog, are you talking about the headphone jack? I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Bluescale
Check it out, here's a comparison from Projector...

Check it out, here's a comparison from Projector Reviews regarding the two units you're thinking about getting:

http://www.projectorreviews.com/sony/ht-projectors-sony-vpl-hw45es-vs-epson-hc5040ub/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2017, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Bluescale
Does your laptop have HDMI or DisplayPort? If...

Does your laptop have HDMI or DisplayPort? If so, use that. You'll be able to test up to 8 channels, including subwoofer that way.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Bluescale
Pixel shifting works just fine at resolving 4k...

Pixel shifting works just fine at resolving 4k detail. Most reports have the 5040 sharper than the Sony's native 4k projectors (until you get into the stupid expensive territory). The 5040 and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Bluescale
15' is a good distance. You should get a pretty...

15' is a good distance. You should get a pretty bright picture. A projector will never be as bright as a TV in a room with ambient lighting, but it's not unwatchable. In fact, it can cast a pretty...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2017, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Bluescale
I'm not exactly sure what you mean. To generate...

I'm not exactly sure what you mean. To generate a test signal from REW, you'd generally connect your laptop directly to the XMC-1 using HDMI or DisplayPort.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Bluescale
It's one of the first things I plan to check out...

It's one of the first things I plan to check out when I get my projector on Thursday. :)
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,447
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Posted By Bluescale
I'm assuming the RS600 allows you to save user...

I'm assuming the RS600 allows you to save user calibration settings in addition to input settings. Since I don't have a JVC yet, I might be mistaken about how this works. In my theater I have a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 09:07 AM
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Views: 15,223
Posted By Bluescale
Even the shot with the menu up shows banding.

Even the shot with the menu up shows banding.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 08:58 AM
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Views: 988,603
Posted By Bluescale
If you haven't already, take a look at this...

If you haven't already, take a look at this excellent guide. Scroll down to post #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , under the "Properties – RGB Output...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 21,550
Posted By Bluescale
It seems odd that there would be an option for...

It seems odd that there would be an option for negative perceptual sharpening. Even though the default is 5, I'd have to think 0 is Off, 5 is half way up, and 10 is aliasing city. One way to test...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Bluescale
I'll leave that for Javs to answer, as he's had a...

I'll leave that for Javs to answer, as he's had a projector from both the x00 series and the x20 series. I'm waiting for a 520 to arrive, and had an Epson previously. Sorry if I gave the impression...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-23-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Bluescale
Aside from cost and a black chassis, I don't...

Aside from cost and a black chassis, I don't think the HW45ES has any advantages over the 5040 projector. Worse contrast, no 4k, no WCG, no HDR (although this takes some trickery to get working...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2017, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
I haven't received my JVC projector yet, so I...

I haven't received my JVC projector yet, so I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm assuming it works similarly to the Epson Super Resolution feature. If it does, and you play video games, turn it...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2017, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
I don't think there's a right or wrong. It all...

I don't think there's a right or wrong. It all comes down to preference. It's probably fair to say that one is more true to the master, but since you don't have access to the master, and since...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2017, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
that looks like what happens when you bump...

that looks like what happens when you bump clarity up a bit too much in Lightroom. Skin textures become too pronounced (take a look at his nose,for example), and depth of field doesn't transition as...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2017, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Bluescale
I was looking at your Iron Man 3 notes earlier...

I was looking at your Iron Man 3 notes earlier today, and this is what I plan to test with when I get the PJ next week. It looks quite obvious, and there are a bunch of different scenes to check...
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