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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By b curry
I would agree with the above answers. I...

I would agree with the above answers.

I found the Blu-ray picture to be the same for the BDP-09 as compared to the Pioneer BDP-05/51; they use the same SoC. Like wise for the audio, they all use...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-02-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By b curry
Yep, the Datasat amps are class AB, designed and...

Yep, the Datasat amps are class AB, designed and built by Morris Kessler's ATI company.

The ATI version actually has a slightly better signal-to-noise ratio on paper.

The only thing that I...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,046
Posted By b curry
CAT amplifiers are designed by Morris Kessler and...

CAT amplifiers are designed by Morris Kessler and built by ATI.


CAT builds their own drivers. CAT is more of a bespoke, custom installer/supplier.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,046
Posted By b curry
He has some comment on his blog regarding the...

He has some comment on his blog regarding the projector; DPI M-Vision Cine 1000 LED.

http://theosroundtable.com/theo-blog/theo-kalomirakis-the-project-in-my-theater/
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,251
Posted By b curry
An interesting addendum to this thread... ...

An interesting addendum to this thread...

It seems the DPI M-Vision Cine LED 1000 is the projector of choice for Theo Kalomirakis' new personal home theater, the ROXY 2.0.
...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By b curry
To be fair, the cost of the mother board upgrade...

To be fair, the cost of the mother board upgrade for the VPL-VW1000ES to give it equal performance with the VPL-1100ES brought the price in line with the VPL-VW1100ES. Net-net value is more or less...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-17-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 63,265
Posted By b curry
I think the point GetGray was alluding to was the...

I think the point GetGray was alluding to was the wire gauge.

Most coax is around 22 gauge, maybe 18 gauge at best. Probably not the best approach for speaker wire considering the length of wire...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-16-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 22,433
Posted By b curry
Yep. The occasional time we go, we try to pick a...

Yep. The occasional time we go, we try to pick a time that it is less likely to have the theater populated by a younger audience. Talking out loud, texting, glare from phone screens, bad sound,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-16-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 63,265
Posted By b curry
Shooting from the hip Mark? I would guess...

Shooting from the hip Mark?

I would guess the "era of passive crossovers and huge big amps to feed each speaker's passive cross over is over" is far from over.

Amplified speakers require an...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 22,433
Posted By b curry
It seems like the industry created the condition...

It seems like the industry created the condition for the statistics. That is, Hollywood doesn't exactly make a lot of product that older people might find interesting. The age of 40 probably has...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 22,433
Posted By b curry
Or both. I guess it would depend on which...

Or both.

I guess it would depend on which group of "most people" one would fall in.

On the rare occasion my wife and I attend an IMAX or the local cineplex, we arrive a little early to try to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10,327
Views: 507,375
Posted By b curry
I don't think it's a question of setting it up...

I don't think it's a question of setting it up being difficult. It's more of a maintenance or reliability question for every day use.

I have a system mostly identical to thrang's Dune/Synology...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 63,265
Posted By b curry
You're missing Samsung... If you want to see...

You're missing Samsung... If you want to see movies in 4K from Paramount or 20th Century Fox then you need to buy a Samsung pannel and their proprietary hard drive system.
...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 63,265
Posted By b curry
Sony has stated in several of their 4K press...

Sony has stated in several of their 4K press releases and presentations of their desire to include some form of proprietary watermarking on Sony owned 4K media along with HDCP 2.2 implementation. ...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 63,265
Posted By b curry
Enjoyed your post Manni01. I think you've...

Enjoyed your post Manni01. I think you've highlighted the variables at this point in time and I believe the only sane, rational arguement for now is that 4K is not ready for prime time. Sure, if...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,251
Posted By b curry
I have the same projector and use it on a 10'...

I have the same projector and use it on a 10' wide scope screen with an ISCO III. I think your going to be very happy with it. I chose it over the Sony 4K projectors.

You don't need the Darbee...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   07-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,147
Posted By b curry
Just an FYI Mr. Hatcher. Click the link below...

Just an FYI Mr. Hatcher. Click the link below for "Light Dims". It's a nice product that is easy to stick on and remove for dimming or blacking out LED's on equipment. It's a little nicer looking...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-04-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 22,433
Posted By b curry
I would guess Onkyo's decision to drop Audyssey...

I would guess Onkyo's decision to drop Audyssey has something to do with them taking an equity position in Pioneer. I would assume Onkyo would now have access to Pioneer's MCACC algorithm and could...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-04-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By b curry
Yep, CIH on a scope screen at our local cineplex...

Yep, CIH on a scope screen at our local cineplex too.

Really enjoyed this move so we bought the blu-ray. I cued it up with the A-lens and for the most part, I found it to be not too distracting....
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,916
Posted By b curry
Baring Private Equity Asia - a private equity...

Baring Private Equity Asia - a private equity company, think Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group, TPG Capital, etc.

These groups buy up almost dead companies or companies in financial trouble and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 22,433
Posted By b curry
Just for clarification, the question being asked...

Just for clarification, the question being asked and answered here is the AMT orientation is correct for that particular speaker.

But, that speaker will be mounted with its long axis horizontal,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,916
Posted By b curry
You're right, there isn't much of a business for...

You're right, there isn't much of a business for after market car audio. (I'm using your post discuss the OEM aspect; hope you don't mind...)

It's the OEM supplier that has to opportunity to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17,942
Views: 1,419,132
Posted By b curry
I used the Oppo BDP-83 in the Logitech software...

I used the Oppo BDP-83 in the Logitech software menu. As far as I can tell, all the remote commands are the same for both. Any extra features/buttons on the BDP-103 that I needed, I programed in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,264
Posted By b curry
Perhaps a typo, but the Pioneer caveat calls out...

Perhaps a typo, but the Pioneer caveat calls out the "listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection)".

If Atmos is successful I'm sure we will see a wide...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,264
Posted By b curry
The picture you've posted depicts a 5.1.4 Atmos...

The picture you've posted depicts a 5.1.4 Atmos configuration; that would be 9 channels +1 for LFE.

Yes, the Pioneer Atmos speaker will require two separate speaker cables to each box.

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