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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Yes, that's my philosophy too. i.e. I still want...

Yes, that's my philosophy too. i.e. I still want to upgrade to Martin Logan Electrostatics Speakers :-)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 05:26 PM
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Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Is it just me or are those 2 statements...

Is it just me or are those 2 statements contradictory? :confused:

We've both been in HT/hardware/electronics long enough to know that there are both pro's AND con's to buying the bleeding edge vs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Thanks JD for the clarification! I see that...

Thanks JD for the clarification!

I see that the X4000 is ~$800 on Amazon; I'm going to try to hold off till Black Friday, but even that price is great. I imagine that the X4000 would (should?) be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Uh, that doesn't answer the question at all. It...

Uh, that doesn't answer the question at all. It only has X4100W vs X4000 but no mention of the 3313CI. :-/

Anyways, a helpful customer on Amazon provided this link:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Could someone post a quick summary of how these 3...

Could someone post a quick summary of how these 3 Denon receivers compare please? The 3313CI vs X4000 vs X4100W.

I currently have the 3313CI and looking to swap out the main HT AVR. (The "old"...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-23-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Whoa, that is a gem. Thanks for that tidbit! ...

Whoa, that is a gem. Thanks for that tidbit! Sorry if that got lost in the "noise."

OK, looks like we can cut it SOME slack. If not on price then at least on _some_ PQ. :-)

Changing topics...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Exactly. It looks like you can get a inexpensive...

Exactly. It looks like you can get a inexpensive 4K TV for anywhere between $1300 to $2K. Granted there are other trade-offs ...

If you will excuse the Amazon links ...

* LG Electronics...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
While 4K (sic.) aka 2Kp resolution is a great...

While 4K (sic.) aka 2Kp resolution is a great step in the direction towards PQ, the lack of "high" bit depth required for truer fidelity is ignoring half the problem. It is, if you will excuse the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2014, 03:44 PM
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Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Hmm, still working for me ... Manually...

Hmm, still working for me ...

Manually splitting the URL into 2 parts to prevent clipping ..
http://www.panasonic.com/

... append ...
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Not that old argument again. The 4k content is...

Not that old argument again. The 4k content is where again? ... chicken and egg ...

Right, let's spend yet another $2K+ on a LED TV so we can watch less then half a dozen 4K movies at $40/ea. Uh...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Interestingly enough the TX-65AX900 webpage is is...

Interestingly enough the TX-65AX900 webpage is is already up on Panasonic's site.

http://www.panasonic.com/nl/consumer/viera-flat-screen-tv/viera-led-lcd-tv/tx-65ax900.html
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
100% Agree! South of the $5K would definitely...

100% Agree! South of the $5K would definitely make it more "palatable".

Consumers are becoming more and more price sensitive. The (global) recession isn't helping either. :-/

Especially for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Uhm, have you been paying attention to the TV...

Uhm, have you been paying attention to the TV market?? TV's have been one gigantic "race-to-the-bottom-of-the-barrel" for the past decade. Sony is losing money hand over fist because they have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,238
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Because some of us actually care about PQ and...

Because some of us actually care about PQ and we're tired of manufacturers not having the balls to be honest with their specs despite what their marketing dept. loves to brag about.

The only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10,847
Views: 911,646
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Thanks for the explanation JD ! Too bad the...

Thanks for the explanation JD !

Too bad the 3313CI manual doesn't actually _list_ what the range, -32 db and +32 db offsets, actually are on Pg 144. :(

I'm surprised I've never seen this with a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,847
Views: 911,646
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Fixed the random volume control issue I mentioned...

Fixed the random volume control issue I mentioned earlier. Turns out I had a bad HDMI cable. :eek:

Last night I was seeing a really strange issue ...

On the front LED display the AVR kept...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10,847
Views: 911,646
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
I never tried Google as I went directly to the 2...

I never tried Google as I went directly to the 2 common choices. I dislike "3rd" party sites as they can be shady; I prefer OEM sites as they are reputable.

Thanks for the link to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10,847
Views: 911,646
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Lightbulb Replacement Remote

I needed to order a replacement remote for my AVR 3313CI.

- Denon's website is USELESS as searching for RC-1166 returns zero results. :confused:
- The manual is completely USELESS for ordering...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10,847
Views: 911,646
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
Just came back from a short vacation only to find...

Just came back from a short vacation only to find out that the 3313ci is having random volume issues. The center channel is muted half of the time.

Plugging and Unplugging various cables can...
Forum: AVS Articles   07-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,374
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
I went to the movie theater twice to see Samsara...

I went to the movie theater twice to see Samsara for midnight showings. I didn't think it was half as good as Baraka. There is only so much Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi that you can...
Forum: AVS Articles   07-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,374
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
You know I've been meaning to see that one. ...

You know I've been meaning to see that one. Thanks for the reminder!
Forum: AVS Articles   07-07-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,374
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
These lists are always ambiguous: You can sort by...

These lists are always ambiguous: You can sort by Picture Quality, by Audio (bass), or Plot.

By PQ, I have an extremely short list of Best Blu-Ray:

* Avatar
* Baraka
* Hero
* Hugo
*...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 65,027
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
/Oblg. "Get off my LAN" grumpy old computer guy....

/Oblg. "Get off my LAN" grumpy old computer guy. :rolleyes:
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 65,027
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
While the marketing guys are all busy blatantly...

While the marketing guys are all busy blatantly hijacking 4K to mean horizontal resolution instead of the de facto standard vertical 2160p resolution, like 1080p, to artificially inflate specs to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 65,027
Posted By _Michaelangelo_
/Sarcasm Yeah, that's a "good" idea -- like...

/Sarcasm Yeah, that's a "good" idea -- like consumers "love" forced obsolescence.
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