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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-22-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By imagic
UL Certifies LG webOS 3.5 Smart TV Platform as Secure

This post is not OLED-specific, but it does affect 2017 OLEDs as well as the rest of LG's 2017 webOS TVs. Smart TV cybersecurity is worth thinking about, click the link to read more:...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,000
Posted By imagic
It should be at the top of the thread, above the...

It should be at the top of the thread, above the first post.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,000
Posted By imagic
Poll: Do You Use Motion Processing when Watching Movies?

For nine decades, 24 frames per second survived as the standard frame rate for motion pictures. Except for a few notable exceptions such as The Hobbit and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, movies...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   02-17-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By imagic
Best Buy Presidents' Day Sale 4K TVs

For your shopping convenience, I have compiled a list of links to Best Buy's Presidents' Day 4K UHDTV sales. This may be the last chance fans of 3D have to buy a compatible model. Click the link to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By imagic
Ask the Editors: What’s the Best 43″ Non-Smart 4K UHD TV

In this Ask the Editors I discuss privacy concerns as they relate to smart TVs, as well as why HDR is practically a must-have feature for a 43" 4K TV. Click the link to read the article:...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-17-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By imagic
Well, at the end of the day you're going to need...

Well, at the end of the day you're going to need a DAC somewhere in the signal chain. The long story short is that the Tidal app on a desktop/laptop will (purportedly) give you 24/96 or 24/88.2...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-16-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By imagic
Sweet, I did not know that. Gotta go read up a...

Sweet, I did not know that. Gotta go read up a bit real quick. :D... OK got it now.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-16-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By imagic
Universal Music Group and MQA Enter Multi-Year Hi-Res Audio Agreement

Is this the deal that makes MQA into a mainstream format? Universal Music Group has quite mighty roster of famous and talented artists. Will title be streaming The Beatles,Taylor Swift, Eminem,...
Forum: Speakers   02-16-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
Dolby's market leadership, both in terms of...

Dolby's market leadership, both in terms of compatible installed AV gear, and when it comes to movies released in the format.

I get that DTS:X and Auro-3D have good upmixers and I love upmixing....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,866
Posted By imagic
Very, very soon for a Q7 or Q8, not so sure about...

Very, very soon for a Q7 or Q8, not so sure about the Q9. Sadly I'm just now realizing the Q9 is the only one that's gonna be able to fully shut off the letterbox bars (CinemaBlack style because it's...
Forum: Soundbars   02-15-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By imagic
Lol, agreed that was a long time ago but let's...

Lol, agreed that was a long time ago but let's see what actually happens. I hope it isn't vaporware, I want to hear that thing.
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
This is an interesting topic, I had a discussion...

This is an interesting topic, I had a discussion with Andrew Jones about this because he recommends boosting the Atmos-enabled channel levels and discussed specifically why this can be advantageous....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,866
Posted By imagic
Hey I love rtings approach to testing TVs, very...

Hey I love rtings approach to testing TVs, very much a useful resource. But the reality is that expanded color volume is more useful in highlights that is in deep shadows.

Not making excuses...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
I've recently written several times about how...

I've recently written several times about how surprised I was at the benefit Atmos provides when there are no surround speakers in a system, like yours. I love it. :D
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
That's an interesting poll question, I'll post...

That's an interesting poll question, I'll post that at some point in the near future. I'm still interested in what happens here. Not a lot of people holding out for other formats anymore and I guess...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
I agree, I'll be on the lookout for solutions...

I agree, I'll be on the lookout for solutions that are easily mounted plus offer high-sensitivity and good dispersion. I have one in mind someone suggested in a PM... Thx for the motivation here!
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
The modules are add-ons for existing speakers,...

The modules are add-ons for existing speakers, Atmos-enabled speakers have the feature built-in.
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
That was definitely the case two years ago, let's...

That was definitely the case two years ago, let's see how this poll goes. And yeah, I would not be surprised to see a significant percentage opting for installing ceiling speakers, in the AVS Forum...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
I'd say contact a moderator. I'm seeing other...

I'd say contact a moderator. I'm seeing other votes coming in, so I'm not sure what the issue would be.
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,335
Posted By imagic
Poll: Have You Installed Dolby Atmos? (Part II)

This is an update to a December 2014 poll that asked the same question. I'm curious how responses may have evolved over the past couple of years, especially now that Atmos has established dominance...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,866
Posted By imagic
Yes it's true,only the Q9 is side-edgelit. It's...

Yes it's true,only the Q9 is side-edgelit. It's only unfortunate if it causes issues and the one thing that's for sure is that the old rules governing what an edgelit capable TV is capable of no...
Forum: Soundbars   02-15-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By imagic
These soundbars operate as their own...

These soundbars operate as their own self-contained systems, reproducing all of the channels. There is no pragmatic way to make it work in conjunction with an existing system, aside from repurposing...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-14-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,866
Posted By imagic
I think Lee should have updated his post with...

I think Lee should have updated his post with accurate info. He's a good guy, honest mistake, don't read anything into it.
Forum: Soundbars   02-14-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By imagic
Gotcha, since you did not quote the other...

Gotcha, since you did not quote the other comment, I did not know that. :D
Forum: Soundbars   02-14-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By imagic
Clearly not gonna happen for soundbars. For...

Clearly not gonna happen for soundbars. For dedicated home theaters, AV rooms, and even living rooms in a home you own, of course you'd have actual down-firing speakers as long as the installation is...
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