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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By mtrot
Well, that depends upon how they exposed the...

Well, that depends upon how they exposed the shot, and how much dynamic range the camera actually has. That top TV does have a much "punchier" picture, but is clearly "crushing" some of detail out...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By mtrot
Looks to me like it's blooming the whites and...

Looks to me like it's blooming the whites and crushing the darks a bit there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,198
Posted By mtrot
Strange, not sure. Could it be some sort of HDMI...

Strange, not sure. Could it be some sort of HDMI transmission issue with your cables? Or, possibly some mismatch of settings of your Blu-ray player and the receiver?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By mtrot
That is a good question, since, AFAIK, virtually...

That is a good question, since, AFAIK, virtually all HD cable programming is still 1080i, sadly.

Also, I'm wondering if/when other cable companies, such as my Suddenlink, might offer 4K content,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By mtrot
OP, just curious what TV you ended up with, and...

OP, just curious what TV you ended up with, and why did you select it?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-04-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By mtrot
Thanks! Don't care anything about 3D, so unless...

Thanks! Don't care anything about 3D, so unless there is some other major difference, I guess I'd go for the 800B. Only thing is, it's getting a bit late to be buying a 2014 model, considering the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By mtrot
This is a good thread, as I am also asking the...

This is a good thread, as I am also asking the same questions as the OP. The only wrinkle is that I am an early format adopter and will likely buy into Ultra HD Blu-ray when it is released, so I...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-27-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By mtrot
Thanks for that info and links! Yeah, I think I...

Thanks for that info and links! Yeah, I think I will focus on a 2011 or 2012 model. From those links, it does not look like there will be much difference in picture quality between the 642, 742,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-24-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By mtrot
Any significant difference in picture quality between 2010, 11, 12 Mits DLP?

Looking to upgrade my old Mits 1080i 55" CRT RPTV to a much bigger screen, and thinking of picking up a used 73" Mits DLP as a stop gap for about a year or so(not wanting to buy UHD TV until the new...
Forum: Speakers   03-09-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 73,656
Posted By mtrot
My understanding is that the newer tweeter is...

My understanding is that the newer tweeter is significantly better.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11,202
Views: 611,015
Posted By mtrot
Received for Christmas: Foreigner--Double...

Received for Christmas:

Foreigner--Double Vision MoFi SACD

Blood Sweat and Tears--Child is Father to the Man SACD
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-04-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,198
Posted By mtrot
To the best of my knowledge, the Onkyos since the...

To the best of my knowledge, the Onkyos since the XXX9 series run cooler than the prior series did, although there have been plenty of HDMI failures. My 809 has been trouble free for me. Not too...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By mtrot
Hmm...then how are people getting 5.1 from their...

Hmm...then how are people getting 5.1 from their Netflix apps on their TVs, but not with the Amazon app?

Also, I have tried the Amazon app on my Panasonic DMP-BDT 210 Blu-ray player, but it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 973,277
Posted By mtrot
Quick question: Does anybody know if the...

Quick question:

Does anybody know if the Amazon Instant Video app on the 60ST60 can be configured to stream 5.1 audio for movies that are listed by Amazon as having 5.1 audio? I streamed The...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By mtrot
Just got into streaming Amazon Instant Video. ...

Just got into streaming Amazon Instant Video. Yes, the movie listings DO show a "5.1" icon, but when I streamed last night on my 60ST60, the audio was only 2.0. Some have said that the Panasonic...
Forum: Speakers   12-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 1,036,824
Posted By mtrot
My family room setup(which has to suffice for...

My family room setup(which has to suffice for both music and home theater) at present:

Front L/R -- Legacy Audio Signature II towers
Center -- none at present(after four or five unsatisfactory...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By mtrot
Could be just those low quality sources causing...

Could be just those low quality sources causing all the problems. Test it with good Blu-ray titles via HDMI and high quality broadcast programs. If there is a lot of blocking in the dark areas,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By mtrot
Nice! It seems like it's exactly what you were...

Nice! It seems like it's exactly what you were looking for.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By mtrot
If you like Denon, then I believe their current...

If you like Denon, then I believe their current SW700 or SW900 receivers should do the trick. They are both in your price range.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By mtrot
You might at least check out the Onkyo TX-NR1030....

You might at least check out the Onkyo TX-NR1030. I think it does everything you are looking for, even has balanced outputs for the front main channels.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By mtrot
I thought about that, but what I don't like about...

I thought about that, but what I don't like about those is that the mount is at the back of the stand and the screen will be set back, effectively losing some of the visual impact due to increased...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By mtrot
Question Wide TV stand/table for 70" TV with large open area underneath...

Hi all,

Here's my situation. I am thinking of upgrading my TV to a 70 or 75" LED, but I want to have room under any stand/table for a really big center channel speaker. All the stands/tables I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,198
Posted By mtrot
Hmm...glad to know I'm not the only one!:D I...

Hmm...glad to know I'm not the only one!:D I have tower speakers for both my fronts and surrounds, and I like that big sound from them. BTW, contrary to conventional wisdom, I can hear fairly deep...
Forum: Speakers   11-29-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,599
Posted By mtrot
Uhhh...yeah, that might do the trick!:) On a...

Uhhh...yeah, that might do the trick!:) On a more affordable level for mere mortals, I have always dreamed of one of these:

http://legacyaudio.com/products/view/marquis-hd/
...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,599
Posted By mtrot
That is really nice; I was not aware the 929 had...

That is really nice; I was not aware the 929 had that capability! I have the 809 and as far as I know, it does not. This might address the issue I have has with center channel speakers.

I have...
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