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Forum: Latest Industry News   09-04-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,455
Posted By fierce_gt
yup, the future doesn't look promising. we either...

yup, the future doesn't look promising. we either end up with increased prices for physical media, or the cable/internet companies get even more of a stranglehold on us...

unfortunately that...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,455
Posted By fierce_gt
obviously apple is a major player in the market,...

obviously apple is a major player in the market, and does very well in a business sense.

i don't believe any of that is proof that they are making the 'right' decisions to improve home theater...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-04-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,455
Posted By fierce_gt
exactly. streaming makes no sense when it's...

exactly. streaming makes no sense when it's significantly MORE expensive than physical media... heck, i bet it's pretty close just to illegally download movies, the cost of bandwidth is so fricken...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,455
Posted By fierce_gt
i have to agree. i was kind of surprised at the...

i have to agree. i was kind of surprised at the sub-$500 price, thinking that was pretty darn good for a first gen product! considerably less than the first dvd-player i bought(which was 2nd or 3rd...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-27-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,271
Posted By fierce_gt
i'm in the same boat, but when push comes to...

i'm in the same boat, but when push comes to shove, i'd MUCH MUCH rather buy a good tv once every 8yrs than a mediocre one every year. the first plasma i bought was a cheap tv. and i wanted to...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-27-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,271
Posted By fierce_gt
could not agree more! but maybe i'm not the...

could not agree more! but maybe i'm not the average user. i find my current PLASMA too bright. the last thing i want is a brighter display, so the only way to go is blacker. while that might not make...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-25-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,777
Posted By fierce_gt
i would agree with this. i find audio more...

i would agree with this. i find audio more convincing than video. i've certainly never had a 'reaction' to video like you do to the audio. even in those 'jump out at you' horror moments, it's the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,777
Posted By fierce_gt
is this a state of modern cinema, or of modern...

is this a state of modern cinema, or of modern society? out of those movies you've listed i've only seen pulp fiction, once. i know it sounds counter-intuitive, but if a movie is ONLY story, then i...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,777
Posted By fierce_gt
this is such a difficult question to answer! ...

this is such a difficult question to answer!

when i was younger, let's say pre-2000, i was totally happy to watch movies on a 32" tv as long as i had a good audio system.

now, i've become...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12,645
Views: 645,014
Posted By fierce_gt
well it would exceed their promise then, haha....

well it would exceed their promise then, haha. that's 5yrs of support

but is the f8500 not a 2013 model? i mean it didn't exist in canada until apr 2013, i didn't think we were that far behind up...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 811
Posted By fierce_gt
i understand, but the fact i love plasma and hate...

i understand, but the fact i love plasma and hate lcd should not make me an hdr-hater, which is what seems to be happening
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 811
Posted By fierce_gt
i just wish a discussion about hdr didn't turn...

i just wish a discussion about hdr didn't turn into a plasma/lcd thing.

hdr is not tied to lcd anymore than bluray is tied to plasma...

i think hdr is interesting as far as increasing contrast...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12,645
Views: 645,014
Posted By fierce_gt
i wonder if releasing a new kit in 2017 fulfills...

i wonder if releasing a new kit in 2017 fulfills their promise, even without any being released in between? that would technically be support 4yrs later. they didn't say CONTINUED support for 4yrs,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-08-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 811
Posted By fierce_gt
a buddy came over the other day and we were just...

a buddy came over the other day and we were just casually looking at the f8500 while i got some movies loaded up on a hard drive for him. he assumed it was 'higher resolution' than his LG LED at...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By fierce_gt
the f8500 is more like 60ms in game mode, and...

the f8500 is more like 60ms in game mode, and 45-50ms in pc mode.

i honestly find that completely acceptable. it was the 120ms without either mode activated that threw me.

but i'm assuming OP...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-06-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,041
Posted By fierce_gt
i just stumbled across them myself through a post...

i just stumbled across them myself through a post on redflagdeals. seems to be a good alternative to monoprice as long as our dollar is so weak. when i priced out my stuff it seemed to be within...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-06-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,041
Posted By fierce_gt
why does it need to be local? double check...

why does it need to be local?

double check monoprice, but with the conversion right now, these guys tend to be a bit cheaper when all is said and done :...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   08-06-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,955
Posted By fierce_gt
i agree, but i think the problem for some(myself...

i agree, but i think the problem for some(myself included) has nothing to do with the streaming services, but the ISP's that delivery it. it's like online shopping that won't deliver to your house......
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   08-06-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,955
Posted By fierce_gt
i like bluray, but i'm also a huge fan of looking...

i like bluray, but i'm also a huge fan of looking through movies with a nice user interface. something i can sort, search, and don't have to change discs.

for me, THE way to watch movies is to put...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
thanks for the recommendation, i'll see if newegg...

thanks for the recommendation, i'll see if newegg canada has the same one and what price it is. that's often the catch, some things just aren't offered to us unfortunately.

i have no plans for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
thanks again. when i was researching what the...

thanks again. when i was researching what the heck plenum wire was, it appeared that the code was plenum was only needed if there was airflow in the ceiling. i am planning a drop ceiling, but the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
if you don't mind, have a look at my plan and...

if you don't mind, have a look at my plan and critique

router: dlink 890L (purchased and using already)
24 port switch: monoprice...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
ok, one more maybe dumb question. what's the...

ok, one more maybe dumb question.

what's the purpose of a patch panel? is there any reason i can't just terminate the cat6 cable (...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
thanks again. the managed stuff is all way over...

thanks again. the managed stuff is all way over my head, i understood literally 5% of what you just wrote, haha.

the conduit thing is something i've heard of before. but i don't think it'll work...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
awesome answers, thank you very much. what's...

awesome answers, thank you very much.

what's the advantage to the managed switch? it seemed like an unmanaged one was probably a better fit for me since it was very simple plug and play.
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