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Forum: Community News & Polls   07-07-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,000
Posted By fierce_gt
well... YES, one system can serve both...

well...

YES, one system can serve both EQUALLY well. it's just that in order to do that, neither movies nor music will be as good. it's like me saying i'm equally good at hockey and basketball,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 627,082
Posted By fierce_gt
the big one is how adjusting contrast shifts the...

the big one is how adjusting contrast shifts the 10pt controls. if contrast is at 100, they line up pt1 = 10%, pt2 = 20% etc. but if you lower it, the points shift. for example, if i lower contrast...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 627,082
Posted By fierce_gt
a friend of mine picked up an lg led shortly...

a friend of mine picked up an lg led shortly after i got my calibration gear. i offered to adjust his, and it was actually kind of funny. it took me a 'practice run' just to learn that i had been...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13,092
Views: 744,467
Posted By fierce_gt
like buying a car that can hit 300mph but take...

like buying a car that can hit 300mph but take 20seconds to go 0-60. what good is it?

unless they make it weatherproof and then i'd consider it for an outdoor tv
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13,092
Views: 744,467
Posted By fierce_gt
true story. first, last, only led i've ever...

true story.

first, last, only led i've ever bought i returned twice thinking it was defective. i mean, how could it not be defective, how could anybody accept this? that was my thought anyway, had...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 627,082
Posted By fierce_gt
maybe with extremes. i have not made drastic...

maybe with extremes. i have not made drastic enough adjustments to have it affect my brightness.

i've adjusted contrast from 90-100 only, no change to the brightness setting was required.
cell...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 627,082
Posted By fierce_gt
fyi, the brightness control does NOT adjust the...

fyi, the brightness control does NOT adjust the 'brightness' of the tv, it adjusts the black level.
brightness sets the black level(lower limit)
contrast sets the white level (upper limit)
gamma...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 627,082
Posted By fierce_gt
before i adjusted voltages on the back of mine, i...

before i adjusted voltages on the back of mine, i was using eco set to low in order to tame the insane brightness of this tv(i found it TOO bright). with eco turned on, i think my brightness was...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By fierce_gt
you need to be a hermit to get 'good sound'...

you need to be a hermit to get 'good sound' outdoors without disturbing your neighbours. it's a little easier to get good visuals 'privately'...

but i tend to agree, MOST ppl aren't even going to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By fierce_gt
i'll keep asking for more, as long as it keeps...

i'll keep asking for more, as long as it keeps simplifying things and reducing the cost per gb.

i see your point, that when a drive fails, it's a lot easier to replace/rebuild 3tb than 10tb,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
i may have misunderstood what you wanted. i was...

i may have misunderstood what you wanted. i was under the impression you WANTED value to be included... half of your above reply seems to indicate you don't like reviewers taking price into...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
for what its worth, until I read the shootout...

for what its worth, until I read the shootout results I thought buying an oled was inevitable for me. the results of this shootout are the only thing that has made me question that so far.

...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
I feel like you're turning my philosophical...

I feel like you're turning my philosophical debate into a scientific argument.


I understand that for things to look 'correct' we need to agree on a standard, and apply that to both the source...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
right, but not quite ready for THIS year, yet,...

right, but not quite ready for THIS year, yet, imo.


btw, I personally still only have one 'legal' source of high quality 1080p video available to me. so I'm extra bias on this subject.

...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
I know what you're getting at, but I'm going to...

I know what you're getting at, but I'm going to disagree... and here's why.


if you want to use ANY fictional space as a reference, it's a completely futile venture. there is literally one...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
you make good points, and I think there's a need...

you make good points, and I think there's a need to demonstrate those capabilities, but I'm not in agreement that they should be compared that way.


my PERSONAL measuring stick is the content....
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
if TV's come with speakers, they should be...

if TV's come with speakers, they should be detachable imo...


imo, I'd rather spend 20bux on the crappiest soundbar ever than use internal tv speakers. there's just no need for them in today's...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
I was kind of wondering about this too. I mean on...

I was kind of wondering about this too. I mean on one hand, I've definitely experienced situations where an 'uneducated' viewer can get sucked into a pretty nasty looking image, and it's only after...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
the only problem with that is what happens when...

the only problem with that is what happens when 2nd place is SO CLOSE to 1st, but 3rd is a mile away? it might be more useful to be able to rank them 9, 8, 5, 4 or something.


I'd suggest they...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
well, the same could be said of every category...

well, the same could be said of every category rated. we all have 'tolerances' to blacks, contrast, colors, etc.


maybe we need an interactive rating system that allows you to select categories,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
I agree, and it's somewhat disappointing. but if...

I agree, and it's somewhat disappointing. but if we put it into perspective a bit more, think of how a 3rd gen plasma would have compared. what would it score? 7 something? The fact that a technology...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
I think it's more like "you can put a Ferrari...

I think it's more like "you can put a Ferrari engine in a Volvo that car will still perform well"


ppl aren't 'tricked' into think good blacks and contrast look good. the foundation of a good...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 46,007
Posted By fierce_gt
interesting, I didn't even realize this was...

interesting, I didn't even realize this was happening yet, haha. shows what a difference a year can make on a person's interest.


that lg looks like an absolute runaway winner... until screen...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,029
Posted By fierce_gt
i always thought it was weird that'd we'd go from...

i always thought it was weird that'd we'd go from movies being mostly 1.85:1 and then that progressed towards a 'larger' 2.35:1 format(assuming the same height and wider screen), then imax comes...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,567
Posted By fierce_gt
i think i'm around 3times the height. whatever...

i think i'm around 3times the height. whatever the equivalent height of a 100" 16:9 screen from about 16feet back works out to. it's about 12 feet from the front row, and sometimes i'll do that too....
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