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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-28-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ivo welch
thanks. maybe a window was the wrong analogy. I...

thanks. maybe a window was the wrong analogy. I meant the difference between real and projected. A display case of a case behind glass, for example. A sunny day outdoor scene or spotlight at...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-27-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By ivo welch
Question 2014 displays vs My Window?

I am curious now. I can get awfully good displays [flat panels, FPTV) these days, many for quite cheap. but none of them fool me into thinking I am looking out of my window. this could be a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-27-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By ivo welch
something else bad about it. watching foyle's...

something else bad about it. watching foyle's war on the epson, with both frame interpolation and iris off, it still cycles up and down on its brightness (and even on a pause during a bright scene)....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By ivo welch
well, sony manages to make projectors that are...

well, sony manages to make projectors that are practically silent in eco mode according to the reviews. pity that no projector maker has a super-eco mode, where it tunes light output back even...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By ivo welch
I own an epson 5010. beautiful picture and nice...

I own an epson 5010. beautiful picture and nice projector, but it has two drawbacks.

first, it definitely makes plenty of audible fan noise. in quiet movies, one can get used to it, but I still...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By ivo welch
while watching british shows and movies, I have...

while watching british shows and movies, I have been cursing my sony bluray system, the bluray coding, and anything else I could find. it turns out that the culprit was something else. even on a low...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By ivo welch
Quote:Originally Posted by Brian...

Quote:Originally Posted by Brian Conrad http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1506476/netflix-compression-artifacts#post_24120409)

We need to be able to more...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-26-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By ivo welch
this is ironic: ...

this is ironic:

http://www.dailytech.com/Netflix+to+Stream+House+of+Cards+in+4K+via+HEVC+H265+Compression/article33962.htm

they can't even get the normal hd stream right yet, and will do it in...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By ivo welch
yes, House-of-Cards seems to be unusually bad....

yes, House-of-Cards seems to be unusually bad. fortunately, their encoding of barney the purple dinosaur looks great on screen! I guess I have to switch my viewing preferences a little...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By ivo welch
I just checked on the zdnet speed test. I have >...

I just checked on the zdnet speed test. I have > 25Mbps download speed on time-warner roadrunner cable.

I started watching "House of Cards" on netflix on a macbook pro 15" retina display, osx,...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-14-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,354
Posted By ivo welch
I have used it now for about a month. the...

I have used it now for about a month. the macbook pro retina 15" indeed displays 4k resolutions immediately---no tinkering needed. linux needed X config file tinkering, but also worked. I am using...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-02-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 51,873
Posted By ivo welch
probably a similar problem with a more recent...

probably a similar problem with a more recent show, like foyle's war, S7, on acorn tv streaming.

it's 2014 now...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-02-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By ivo welch
for some reason, the acorn tv British series...

for some reason, the acorn tv British series suffer from bad jitter. I have tried the DVD, netflix, and acorn-TV streaming for Foyle's War, Series S1, on my Sony BDVE 390. bad jitter. jumping every...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16,812
Views: 2,030,236
Posted By ivo welch
this is my semi-annual question. I want to have...

this is my semi-annual question. I want to have one player from which I can stream bluray media to other devices that do not have a bluray player, without ripping. natural destination devices are...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   09-29-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,354
Posted By ivo welch
it would make for a terrible gaming monitor....

it would make for a terrible gaming monitor. it's one big advantage is 4k mode. even mouse movements tear on 4k, so fast movements are out. for everything else, as a 39" 4k monitor, it's great...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   09-03-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By ivo welch
ironically, there are windows tablets, but none...

ironically, there are windows tablets, but none that come with a bluray player and good sound.

maybe the usb on a nexus may work with an external usb? (or even wireless usb?)
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   08-30-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By ivo welch
I think you are attributing too much...

I think you are attributing too much intelligence here. many blu-rays now come with a free stream purchase, and some even with stream+dvd.

too many lawyers, bureaucracy, and status-quo...and...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   08-28-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By ivo welch
hello, hollywood: I am still looking for a...

hello, hollywood:

I am still looking for a way to stream blu-rays quickly to an ipad or nexus. I can't figure out how one could do this. (I do not want to take hours to rip a blu-ray first.)...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-25-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,354
Posted By ivo welch
ahmmm...what if I want to buy one now? is...

ahmmm...what if I want to buy one now?

is there an asus 39" release date?
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,354
Posted By ivo welch
I am thinking of buying the seiki 39 as a...

I am thinking of buying the seiki 39 as a computer monitor (linux) instead of a 30" 2560x1600 IPS display.


is the display matte or glossy?

is it good enough as a work computer monitor...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 64,287
Posted By ivo welch
I think what was missing was the DVD source (at...

I think what was missing was the DVD source (at 480p) for comparison. I wonder how much better iTunes 720p would have been... this would also have allowed for such measurements as "iTunes 720p is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By ivo welch
sony vaio i5 vpcse running windows 7. the...

sony vaio i5 vpcse running windows 7.

the content providers are trying to kill blu-ray. between the terrible interfaces on many blurays (such as forgetting about where one stopped last...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By ivo welch
I have a nice home network, both wired and...

I have a nice home network, both wired and wireless. unfortunately, netflix often gets out of sync on audio/video, so blu-ray is really my only good source of HD content that I want to watch.

is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By ivo welch
 does anyone make an external antenna...


does anyone make an external antenna combination device? after all, HDTV is all digital. so why not sample 2 to 30 different antennas to determine the best guess at what the individual bits are?....
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By ivo welch
Dear HDTV experts: I live in a canyon in...

Dear HDTV experts:

I live in a canyon in West Los Angeles. The most noteworthy aspect seems to be that my reception on any antenna on my Kuro 6020 TV is highly variable for a number of important...
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