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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-10-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By fierce_gt
it includes those things, but it's like they...

it includes those things, but it's like they thought that wouldn't be enough. it's ruined by the over-the-top internal struggles in noah's family, that almost contradict the whole purpose of the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,434
Posted By fierce_gt
if only the other 90mins were as interesting... ...

if only the other 90mins were as interesting...


I also enjoyed that part, and I also find it intriguing when 'science' and 'religion' can agree. the Noah story is definitely one of those cases. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By fierce_gt
I would hope so. I paid 2800 for mine, april...

I would hope so. I paid 2800 for mine, april 2013(aka the month they arrived here) and I'm in the land of paying 20% too much for electronics known as Canada... lol


I think the problem with the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 603
Posted By fierce_gt
I honestly think there's more reason to buy...

I honestly think there's more reason to buy plasma if you are limited by budget. I'm willing to accept that there's a possibility that an ultra high end LED (like with full array local dimming...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 799
Posted By fierce_gt
it's about 1/10th as bad as you think it is. I...

it's about 1/10th as bad as you think it is. I mean, I'm not going to say it's not there, but it really shouldn't be an issue if you put a tiny amount of care into your viewing. by all means, watch...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-09-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By fierce_gt
^^I agree. I think you can fix the viewing...

^^I agree. I think you can fix the viewing environment and calibration on the display to make plasma, lcd, oled, crt, or whatever emissive display not cause eye strain for the vast majority of...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,434
Posted By fierce_gt
I ended up watching this a couple days ago. have...

I ended up watching this a couple days ago. have to say, I'm not really sure who this movie would appeal to. I tend to avoid trailers once I've 'decided' to watch a movie, and I had only the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By fierce_gt
I would(and did) take the f8500 over any...

I would(and did) take the f8500 over any currently available lcd.


I have a real issue with the uniformity apparently. I had a couple Samsung LED's, and had to return them both because of the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By fierce_gt
I don't have a lot of issues with eye strain. but...

I don't have a lot of issues with eye strain. but I would say I've had more trouble with the f8500 than anything else. when I first got it, it was way too bright and that was definitely an issue....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
the only thing I could even think of to try is to...

the only thing I could even think of to try is to mess with the sharpness or even focus on the projector. maybe you can hide the pixilation a bit, and with a slight degradation of the 'good' quality...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By fierce_gt
no idea about the vw90, but from the research I...

no idea about the vw90, but from the research I did when shopping...


JVC:
-better 2D movie picture quality
-better/deeper blacks
-has powered lens control and lens memory


SONY:
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 153,483
Posted By fierce_gt
I don't believe a display can fix a bad source. ...

I don't believe a display can fix a bad source.


gotta fix the problem, not try to cover it up. sorry
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,716
Posted By fierce_gt
the real problem is that will be offering 'UHD'...

the real problem is that will be offering 'UHD' by any means possible. which means we're likely to see higher resolution, lower quality content in a few years time. :(
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 899
Posted By fierce_gt
it's not a 'feature', it's a 'spec'. that is it's...

it's not a 'feature', it's a 'spec'. that is it's part of how the panel works, it can't be turned on or off. it'd be like having a setting to turn on/off 1080p resolution.


anyway, it's mostly...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By fierce_gt
I have no idea what half those terms you used...

I have no idea what half those terms you used were, but any reflective source will be easier on the eyes than an emissive source.


therefore, watching a projector is basically zero eye...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By fierce_gt
not to mention outside is far from ideal. using...

not to mention outside is far from ideal. using the same projector I used inside to project a 120" image, I found even 80" to be pretty unwatchable outside. believe it or not, it's kinda bright at...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,502
Views: 314,636
Posted By fierce_gt
I wish I could, I don't really understand,...

I wish I could, I don't really understand, despite it being 'explained' a few times, haha. I don't want to pass on incorrect info.


the only thing I really got out of it was that cell light is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,716
Posted By fierce_gt
front projection will never be completely...

front projection will never be completely mainstream. even with led based projectors, there are 'requirements' for front projection that won't fit many rooms.


but what I could see happening is a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,716
Posted By fierce_gt
I'll be interested in UHD if it also comes with...

I'll be interested in UHD if it also comes with increased color bit depth, higher frame rates(i'll have to see this before I decide it's better though), or HDR(again, need to try it first). I'm not...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6,502
Views: 314,636
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah I've heard you're supposed to use contrast...

yeah I've heard you're supposed to use contrast to adjust the peak brightness on plasma. but in practice, that seemed to be the easiest way to ruin the picture on the f8500. lowering the contrast f'd...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 11:54 PM
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Views: 314,636
Posted By fierce_gt
the BO is a 'universal' setting. I'm not sure if...

the BO is a 'universal' setting. I'm not sure if there are others as well or not.


the only way around it that I'm aware of is if you have one of your inputs labelled PC, in which case the BO...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By fierce_gt
the b530 works as well today as the day I bought...

the b530 works as well today as the day I bought it. unfortunately, it was never a very good tv. I drastically 'underbought' and I've been unhappy with its performance pretty much since I got it.

...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah that makes sense if you're planning to buy...

yeah that makes sense if you're planning to buy an oled 'no matter what' within a couple of years.


when I bought the f8500, oled was still 'maybe' going to happen. and it was 'maybe' going to be...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By fierce_gt
the trick is to print the old stuff. it's still...

the trick is to print the old stuff. it's still legal tender, and nobody bothers to check it :p


but seriously, it's just a matter of priority and patience. I don't buy new electronics often, but...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 899
Posted By fierce_gt
I'm pretty sure cinema smooth is processing to...

I'm pretty sure cinema smooth is processing to display 24hz content at 96hz. I'm not sure if anything special is actually done, but 24x4=96 so at the very least each frame shown 4x consecutively....
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