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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-27-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 18,505
Posted By madaudio
Hold off for 1 more year. Then do that again in...

Hold off for 1 more year. Then do that again in a year's time, then.........

Hmmmm!!! Is that how I ended up with a 10 yr old TV??
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-27-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 207,225
Posted By madaudio
In terms of the original topic - "Best possible...

In terms of the original topic - "Best possible netflix streaming device" this thread has been way off topic for quite a few posts now!!!

Or have we all decided the Nvidia Shield is the best...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-09-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 9,657
Posted By madaudio
Chopin Piano Concertos 1 & 2: Demidenko and...

Chopin Piano Concertos 1 & 2: Demidenko and Kissin
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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By madaudio
Yay, someone else who does not have a dogmatic...

Yay, someone else who does not have a dogmatic "one position fits all" attitude to screen height (be it projected screen or a TV). I always view my TV from a recliner with my head tilted back, so...
Forum: Speakers   04-03-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,426
Views: 1,207,533
Posted By madaudio
Pogre, another method of getting piccies into...

Pogre, another method of getting piccies into your posts is to use the "Quote" button. You should then find that the window in which you are typing your reply has the standard paperclip button for...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-02-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 795
Posted By madaudio
To be honest I don't really recall very well the...

To be honest I don't really recall very well the quality of the original DVD I watched of this - only the quality of the sound, which left me feeling very disappointed.

As the main focus here IS...
Forum: Speakers   03-31-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By madaudio
Here we go again on wall-mounted tv height. I am...

Here we go again on wall-mounted tv height. I am starting to get a bee in my bonnet on the number of statements like this which are either made before checking out the seating, or are made even when...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-30-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By madaudio
Man, these gadgets make life complicated, don't...

Man, these gadgets make life complicated, don't they!! Glad you finally got there. Can't help you on the 2nd issue, will leave that for someone else.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By madaudio
No, what I am saying is that perhaps only that...

No, what I am saying is that perhaps only that one cable is working with 4k, and when used between the x-box and projector - no other cables in use - fine. But what I am suggesting is the moment you...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By madaudio
Obviously the cable from x-box to receiver is...

Obviously the cable from x-box to receiver is fine. Likely the cable from the receiver to the projector is not fine for 4k hdr etc. All cables and devices must be compatible with 4k etc
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-23-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 9,657
Posted By madaudio
This one: 96/24 blu-ray: 2045593 ...

This one: 96/24 blu-ray:

2045593

Leonard Cohen: Songs from the Road
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-21-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By madaudio
I am inclined to "all amps sound the same" view...

I am inclined to "all amps sound the same" view (but not dogmatically so). Perhaps the real issues in selecting one amp/receiver over another is: the quality of components (do they use high-heat...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-20-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 9,657
Posted By madaudio
The DVD-A version of the Beatles' LOVE!! If...

The DVD-A version of the Beatles' LOVE!!

If you are a Beatless purist you might not like the mixing of parts of different songs, but just for the sheer immersiveness of this 96/24 surround...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-19-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 9,657
Posted By madaudio
The Naxos blu-ray hi-res 96/24 of Dvorak...

The Naxos blu-ray hi-res 96/24 of Dvorak symphonies nos 7 and 8 (No 8 is very good) and 6 and 9 are also worth considering:

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=NBD0010

and
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-17-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 9,657
Posted By madaudio
I have 3 or 4 other Tacet dvd-a's. Sound Quality...

I have 3 or 4 other Tacet dvd-a's. Sound Quality is generally very good, and it is REAL surround (although not much use of centre channel on some discs. I have just ordered their Beethoven Symphony...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-17-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 9,657
Posted By madaudio
I listen to this one at least 2-4 times a week: ...

I listen to this one at least 2-4 times a week:

2033089

Tacet Real Surround recording (DVD-A): Gaede Trio, Mozart Flute Quartets
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 795
Posted By madaudio
That is not steep, it is extortion. Go to...

That is not steep, it is extortion. Go to Amazon.uk:
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-12-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19,548
Views: 2,401,105
Posted By madaudio
ADU, as before, virtual surround is not a player...

ADU, as before, virtual surround is not a player function, it is an av receiver or pre-processor function.

BUT - it seems to me that, judging by the sentences I have extracted above from your...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-08-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19,548
Views: 2,401,105
Posted By madaudio
I recall reading somewhere (and sorry, cannot...

I recall reading somewhere (and sorry, cannot remember source) that the Cambridge players are primarily rebadged Oppos with a bit of tinkering. The new Cambridge apparently now also has Darbee, just...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-07-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 795
Posted By madaudio
Remember me guys?? Post 18 on the 5th March? ...

Remember me guys?? Post 18 on the 5th March? The original "will I or won't I?"? He who likes his clearly delineated surround mixes?

Well, I willed!! That is, I DID (buy it, that is) and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-07-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19,548
Views: 2,401,105
Posted By madaudio
Ho, I may stand to be corrected here, but the...

Ho, I may stand to be corrected here, but the only player I know that might come near what you want (forgetting the virtual surround processing) is the Oppo (certainly it has the HDMI input - I think...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-07-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 302,791
Posted By madaudio
Okay, so what does "best possible sound" mean to...

Okay, so what does "best possible sound" mean to you?

How old are your ears? Will your source files be MP3 or lossless flac?

In my opinion, if your source files are only mp3, why not skip the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19,548
Views: 2,401,105
Posted By madaudio
That sort of feature is usually regarded as a...

That sort of feature is usually regarded as a receiver/pre-processor function, not a player function
Forum: Speakers   03-06-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By madaudio
If at all possible, I would ask the "guy" you are...

If at all possible, I would ask the "guy" you are buying from to demonstrate all speakers are working before buying.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-05-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By madaudio
You may also want to look at this thread. ...

You may also want to look at this thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/2767753-no-surround-5-1-my-tvbox.html#post51250537
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