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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
yup, you pretty much nailed it right there. at...

yup, you pretty much nailed it right there. at this point it's more about picking the right tool for the job, and in this case, i don't believe that's plasma. unfortunately, i had serious issues with...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
get it repaired. now i don't know what YOU...

get it repaired.

now i don't know what YOU should do, but i would get it repaired since i find LED tv's unwatchable 90% of the time. so if i went with the replacement, i'd have to sell it and buy...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By fierce_gt
if you want something that will be in the same...

if you want something that will be in the same ballpark for overall picture quality

panasonic
vt60(hasn't been made in over a year, little to no chance of finding one new)
zt60(same as above)
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By fierce_gt
^^based on this, you should run far far away from...

^^based on this, you should run far far away from plasmas, haha.


the reason to buy a plasma is picture quality. if you're not looking for the best picture quality, there's no reason for plasma....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
I got a free bulb with purchase. I'm only like...

I got a free bulb with purchase. I'm only like 1500hrs in, and it's still plenty bright with the iris at -8, so I'm guessing between the two i'll be shopping for a new projector before a new bulb.
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By fierce_gt
I had one more thought, since the f5300 has no...

I had one more thought, since the f5300 has no screen filter whatsoever, it could also be that the bright store lights are really washing out the blacks. it can get weird at times, ambient lighting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
I'm not sure why Samsung cripples it's FI...

I'm not sure why Samsung cripples it's FI processing for the plasmas. I've got a Samsung lcd and it's actually quite good, in many cases 'better' than the plasma because I can set the FI to a level...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2015, 10:40 AM
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Posted By fierce_gt
the f8500 is simply showing you what the SOURCE...

the f8500 is simply showing you what the SOURCE is capable of. it'd be like popping in a vhs and complaining that it's not sharp enough.


when you feed high quality sources(and unfortunately,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By fierce_gt
either missing something, or it's a defective...

either missing something, or it's a defective panel.


what was the brightness set to?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-28-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 299
Posted By fierce_gt
on samsung's you want to adjust 'HDMI black...

on samsung's you want to adjust 'HDMI black level'.
normal = 0-255
low = 16-235

if it receives a YCC signal, the option will be greyed out
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-28-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By fierce_gt
for something like that, i'd sell it, and buy...

for something like that, i'd sell it, and buy another locally at the new location.

really only worth it if it's something that's irreplaceable, or you're renting a uhaul and packing it yourself...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,662
Views: 121,260
Posted By fierce_gt
the strip lights come with adhesive backing, it's...

the strip lights come with adhesive backing, it's very good for smooth surfaces. stuck well to the back of my tv(used for bias lighting) and underside of my riser(plywood), but i also used some...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 785
Posted By fierce_gt
we've gone 5 steps forwards and 5 steps backwards...

we've gone 5 steps forwards and 5 steps backwards imo...
plasma's destroy crt in terms of sharpness, ansi contrast, and general practicality(size/weight/etc), but they still haven't matched the MLL,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 10:52 AM
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Views: 588,142
Posted By fierce_gt
the link pitviper posted is where I got my info...

the link pitviper posted is where I got my info from.


the only thing is, USUALLY the newer panels are getting better MLL results. it seems like the 2013 models are the ones that are higher and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By fierce_gt
I wasn't aware that there was a fan, but if there...

I wasn't aware that there was a fan, but if there is, it could be as simple as dust on the fan making it unbalanced. it happens with my PC from time to time, and a quick blast of compressed air(you...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 785
Posted By fierce_gt
i remember woolco, but not tube test machines......

i remember woolco, but not tube test machines... haha

i guess repairs have always been expensive, but tv's have gotten a lot cheaper since the days of CRT.

that being said, if my f8500 stopped...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 785
Posted By fierce_gt
it could be more about the way the market and...

it could be more about the way the market and consumers were in the 80's and 90's, but as a kid growing up with crt, it seemed common for a friend to have a tv repaired. seemed like we all had one or...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By fierce_gt
4k and plasma are not related... plasma is...

4k and plasma are not related...

plasma is dead for all intents and purposes, if you want one, snap up an f8500 as soon as you can and hold on tight. the motion issues you refer to are lcd...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 667
Posted By fierce_gt
buy from a place that has no-hassle returns. the...

buy from a place that has no-hassle returns. the last time I bought an lcd, I returned 4 of them because they all looked terrible at home, even thought they looked good at the store.


I think...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,662
Views: 121,260
Posted By fierce_gt
i can't say what the popular vote is, but my plan...

i can't say what the popular vote is, but my plan is to wrap panels in velvet, and then hang those panels. i don't really like the idea of putting one large piece of velvet directly on to the wall,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 667
Posted By fierce_gt
you've pretty much mentioned them all. ...

you've pretty much mentioned them all.

samsung will have the f5300, h5000, or f8500
LG still might have a couple on the shelves, but i've been far less impressed with them.

imo, the f8500 is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah, i'm kind of a noob with DSLR's so this was...

yeah, i'm kind of a noob with DSLR's so this was my 'project' to help gain some experience and knowledge in its operation.

and i totally agree with what you're saying, but let's be honest, it's...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,573
Views: 588,142
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah, it's a great thread, very informative. it's...

yeah, it's a great thread, very informative. it's funny, using his test slides the 'apparent' black level is actually darker at around 40-50% than it is at 20% because of exactly the phenomena you...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11,573
Views: 588,142
Posted By fierce_gt
with mine, auto measured the same MLL as dark...

with mine, auto measured the same MLL as dark room if the lights were off, and the same MLL as bright room if the lights were on. it's too subtle of a change to notice by eye, especially with the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,573
Views: 588,142
Posted By fierce_gt
that 'trick' only works with high contrast...

that 'trick' only works with high contrast settings. at 90, there's virtually no change in brightness, at 100, you'll see that 10ftl, at 95, it'll likely be closer to 5-6ftl. i still don't understand...
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