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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Big C
Specificly, I get a screen with the line "New...

Specificly, I get a screen with the line "New component added." As I said, my settings get changed when this happens. Are these Renesis Pioneer players the only ones that do this? While I love the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 393,353
Posted By Big C
Chris, when you said that there will be new...

Chris, when you said that there will be new Blu-ray players out by the end of the year, were you refering only to the BDP-80FD, or did you mean players in addition to that one? Also, does the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,369
Posted By Big C
Some time within the next few months, I'll...

Some time within the next few months, I'll probibly order the BDP-80FD. If I can get PQLS to work, I'll be glad I have a high-speed player that can output Blu-ray at 1080p/24Hz and DVDs at 480i and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,369
Posted By Big C
I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to...

I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to find a high-quality, afordable OEM solution for their players. As for what you said about buying a BDP-170 with an Elite paintjob, I suspect the same...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,369
Posted By Big C
I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to...

I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to find a high-quality, afordable OEM solution for their players. As for what you said about buying a BDP-170 with an Elite paintjob, I suspect the same...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,369
Posted By Big C
This just keeps getting more and more frustrating...

This just keeps getting more and more frustrating and interesting as we go along. Most of the time, when I e-mail tech support, they tell me that they'd serve me better if I phone them. So, I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,369
Posted By Big C
The other players with PQLS had PQLS indicaters...

The other players with PQLS had PQLS indicaters on the front. The BDP-80FD does not. So I would assume that the BDP-80FD doesn't include the PQLS feature. I think it's wrong that the rest of the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,369
Posted By Big C
While Pioneer's press release says that the 80FD...

While Pioneer's press release says that the 80FD will ship in August, Pioneer's online shop claims they're shipping it now. I am waiting from a response from Pioneer as to whether or not the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,450
Posted By Big C
I compared the ES9006 DAC's written specs with...

I compared the ES9006 DAC's written specs with beloved DACs from the past, and you'll like my findings. The ES9006 DAC 8-channel DAC has a dynamic range of 120dB, similar to the Cirrus Logic CS4398...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,450
Posted By Big C
I am thinking about replacing my VSX-32 with this...

I am thinking about replacing my VSX-32 with this receiver maybe in the fourth quarter of this year. I know that the Sabre ES9006 Premier DAC isn't up to the standards of the 32-bit Sabre Ultra and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By Big C
Pioneer Manual MCACC Setup>Acoustic EQ-Adjust/EQ-Professional and X-Curve Questions

Being that this relates to a majority of Pioneer receivers, I thought I'd post my questions here so others would benifit from our replies.

I have speakers which have strong low bass and good...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 129,564
Posted By Big C
Cinavia scared me away from ripping because I...

Cinavia scared me away from ripping because I don't like the idea of putting hours, days, weeks, or months into a project that could possibly fail. So I just cary a Case Logic 320-disc wallet around...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
15" IPS 2560x1600 Retina screen with high-quality...

15" IPS 2560x1600 Retina screen with high-quality built-in speakers without Blu-ray? What a waste!
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Big C
I don't have an LG. I was curious about how it...

I don't have an LG. I was curious about how it worked compared to picture menus on the other TVs I mentioned.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
It's a shame Apple decided not to support...

It's a shame Apple decided not to support Blu-ray. Imagine playing a Blu-ray on a Macbook Pro laptop with a 15" 2560x1600 IPS Retina display and good built-in speakers. This would have further...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
Post 1326 suggests that hybrids are more...

Post 1326 suggests that hybrids are more expensive to produce and that bundles would cost less. Post 1327 suggests that doing away with separate editins and sticking with bundles might help be a...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By Big C
Why Not Start Saying "Good-Bye" to LCD, and "Hello" to Emissive Panel Types

No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED backlighting/dimming method (edge-lit and FALD) will be able to do what CRTs, plasmas, OLED, laser pixels, or other emissive technologies can do without...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,944
Posted By Big C
No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED...

No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED backlighting/dimming method (edge-lit and FALD) will be able to do what CRTs, plasmas, OLED, laser pixels, or other emissive technologies can do without...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Big C
Using the LG Picture Wizard

I have used Philips, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba plasma and LCD flatscreen TVs. The picture menus have the typical picture mode preset choices, brightness control, contrast control, color control,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,944
Posted By Big C
I've read reviews saying that LG plasmas have...

I've read reviews saying that LG plasmas have black levels that don't even live up to good LCD TVs. So unless LG can come up with improvements, they SHOULD pull the plug on plasma production. At...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
Then I guess they should stick with...

Then I guess they should stick with multi-disc-type bundles, but stop selling different disc types individually. At least it would ensure backward compatibility and might help to keep physical media...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
On one hand, backward compatibility might be a...

On one hand, backward compatibility might be a selling point regarding bundles, but on the other hand, bundles are more expensive for the consumer and less people would buy them. I just thought of...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
Here's an idea that might financially help...

Here's an idea that might financially help Blu-ray a little bit for a little longer. As soon as a title formerly only available on DVD gets a Blu-ray release, immediately discontinue the DVD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-03-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 393,353
Posted By Big C
I guess until I'm familiar with how different...

I guess until I'm familiar with how different upscaling/post processing works, I like streaming, my 480i DVDs and my Blu-rays distinguishable from one another, as well as compressed audio, lossless...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 54,142
Posted By Big C
Like it or not, here's what it boils down to. ...

Like it or not, here's what it boils down to. Artists depend on financial support from media distributors. They'll do whatever it takes to get the most from them. Likewise, media distributors...
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