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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By PeterTHX
Speaking of wireless, I keep having to run the...

Speaking of wireless, I keep having to run the setup. I'll get a "cannot connect" message for Netflix or other apps and then have to run the wireless setup.


Happens once a week since I've...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,831
Posted By PeterTHX
He also crossposts onto other sites as the...

He also crossposts onto other sites as the anti-Atmos devil's advocate.
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,831
Posted By PeterTHX
This is just the first of probably many...

This is just the first of probably many announcements leading into CEDIA, you really need to stop being so pessimistic. We already have one guy in this thread for that. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,148
Views: 276,706
Posted By PeterTHX
Nah. That just makes Canada the "overhead...

Nah. That just makes Canada the "overhead speaker" to the US surround system. :D


(and makes Mexico the subwoofer?)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 288,080
Posted By PeterTHX
Of course you couldn't stay with Windows 7, it's...

Of course you couldn't stay with Windows 7, it's not like it's supported still...oh wait. I guess Microsoft forced you to upgrade to Windows 8...oh wait. Please don't lie to make your "point".

...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 70,209
Posted By PeterTHX
Relax. You're still thinking in AVC terms. HEVC...

Relax. You're still thinking in AVC terms. HEVC will be the codec used and it doesn't require as much bitrate for a UHD picture.


I speculate they will start with 50GB discs and ramp up from...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,713
Posted By PeterTHX
If a film is shown in an IMAX theater does not...

If a film is shown in an IMAX theater does not mean there's additional top & bottom picture information. Dozens of films shot native anamorphic 35MM have been shown letterboxed in IMAX theaters for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 288,080
Posted By PeterTHX
I guess someone invested in a company with less...

I guess someone invested in a company with less than 10% desktop marketshare would think the PC market is dead.


Every business I walk into has PCs all around. If they're playing games or HTC...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,713
Posted By PeterTHX
The film was shot anamorphic 2.39, this is the...

The film was shot anamorphic 2.39, this is the first I've heard about extra headroom on IMAX scenes.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,713
Posted By PeterTHX
You mean you couldn't enlist anyone else in your...

You mean you couldn't enlist anyone else in your family since obviously your son didn't want to see it again. ;)


Nice to hear the audio is great but it is a bummer it couldn't be encoded in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 288,080
Posted By PeterTHX
Never had an iPod. Then again, if they hadn't...

Never had an iPod. Then again, if they hadn't added PC support pretty much nobody else would have either. ;)


Apple OS-X "720p HD is good enough / Blu-ray is a bag of hurt" doesn't support 4K...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8,631
Views: 2,847,454
Posted By PeterTHX
FIFY ...

FIFY


http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/29/part-3-strategies-the-art-of-deep-background-and-controlling-the-press/


And this is from an Apple fansite before you cry foul and bias.


Apple also...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 288,080
Posted By PeterTHX
Um, you bought a Mac? ...

Um, you bought a Mac?


http://img.4plebs.org/boards/tg/image/1392/54/1392549565103.jpg


Sorry ;)

HDMI out on most devices only support 1.4 (currently)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,148
Views: 276,706
Posted By PeterTHX
Actually, not just the cannon barrage: the scene...

Actually, not just the cannon barrage: the scene in Master and Commander that impressed me with "overhead" sound is towards the beginning of the film, with the shot below decks and you hear the loud...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-03-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8,631
Views: 2,847,454
Posted By PeterTHX
No bolt ons. Not yet anyway. As far as...

No bolt ons. Not yet anyway.


As far as the cheekbones: it's true her face isn't as full and round as it once was, but people lose the so-called "baby fat" in their twenties. Sometimes things...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-30-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,310
Posted By PeterTHX
If I want to see how it all began I'll pull the 3...

If I want to see how it all began I'll pull the 3 seasons of TOS off the shelf. Even Roddenberry was eager to change, update, and shake things up when they were planning the actual Phase II series....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8,148
Views: 276,706
Posted By PeterTHX
You lose the ability to pan sounds back and forth...

You lose the ability to pan sounds back and forth and left to right completely above the listener. Single speaker above me says "intercom".
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 288,080
Posted By PeterTHX
Since the greater amount of HD channels are 1080i...

Since the greater amount of HD channels are 1080i you are losing resolution by downgrading it to 720p output. I recommend you set it to the highest output possible.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,310
Posted By PeterTHX
http://media.tumblr.com/de0e86609dea8a48c0fd7a0557...

http://media.tumblr.com/de0e86609dea8a48c0fd7a0557594dee/tumblr_inline_nah81dbOFr1rfw0ck.gif

The "acting" is painful to watch and the set production values might have worked in the '60s. But...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18,273
Views: 1,452,401
Posted By PeterTHX
I actually had to turn lip-sync OFF on my...

I actually had to turn lip-sync OFF on my receiver to eliminate the horrible lag I was getting on my new TV.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18,273
Views: 1,452,401
Posted By PeterTHX
My personal setup is the Oppo -> Receiver -> HDMI...

My personal setup is the Oppo -> Receiver -> HDMI 1 on the Sony XBR


My cable (instead of your UVERSE) goes directly to the TV via HDMI 3. It's audio goes to my surround system through ARC...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,310
Posted By PeterTHX
This is when the first movie was in production....

This is when the first movie was in production. Abrams said he watch TREK growing up but that NOW he was a fan.


Nick Meyer said the same thing when doing WRATH OF KHAN.


Both films have...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,310
Posted By PeterTHX
The majority of VOYAGE HOME and FIRST CONTACT...

The majority of VOYAGE HOME and FIRST CONTACT took place on Earth. Very popular films too.
Part of II, III, V, VI, and NEMESIS took place on Earth.


It's not a valid complaint IMO.
Forum: D-cinema Equipment and Theaters   08-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 88,625
Posted By PeterTHX
Interesting, I've read so many conflicting...

Interesting, I've read so many conflicting reports on what Fantasound had/didn't have/setup etc. I'm still not 100% sure how it really worked.


True that it was way ahead of it's time, which...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8,631
Views: 2,847,454
Posted By PeterTHX
Very pretty, too bad she ruined her chest with...

Very pretty, too bad she ruined her chest with plastic surgery.


(plenty of topless shots out there, they look really wonky & scarred uncovered)
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