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Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   09-08-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,797
Posted By bryan_chow
How about the Qualia 015. Saw it in Tokyo back...

How about the Qualia 015. Saw it in Tokyo back when it was new and it was stunning. It was Y1.3m or around US$11,000.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgL4iC2h27o
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-16-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By bryan_chow
Thanks for the fundable page link. Some good...

Thanks for the fundable page link. Some good info there.

I was wrong regarding the pricing. Early funders get to 'buy' the product for $199 so it certainly is cheap. It's rather vague though -...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-16-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By bryan_chow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bytec http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480887/instant-3d-converts-2d-to-3d-and-gives-any-display-3d-capabilities#post_23533742)
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Forum: Latest Industry News   07-16-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By bryan_chow
Some quick thoughts: 1. There is no way to...

Some quick thoughts:

1. There is no way to send 120hz or 240hz video to a TV, so for sure it is limited to 60hz maximum and 30hz per frame. That sucks.
2. 2D to 3D conversion sucks, there is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,223
Posted By bryan_chow
Hi Nethawk, I was leaning towards the...

Hi Nethawk,

I was leaning towards the ST/STX too. The STX does not support 5.1 analog output right? I do need that.

If the Lynx is significantly better I may be able to justify it, but there's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,223
Posted By bryan_chow
Resurrecting an 'old' thread. Has there...

Resurrecting an 'old' thread.

Has there been any new audio cards worth looking into?

I'm thinking of upgrading from my Xonar D2X (largely because it lacks RCAs).

If price is no object is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-14-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By bryan_chow
I have the Descent (not i), with Prodigy fronts...

I have the Descent (not i), with Prodigy fronts and Aeon i rears. The Descent is an awesome sub and blends very well with MLs (obviously). If the room is small I suppose a Depth i will do fine too....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-26-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
Just tried the 1-to-1 pixel test image and...

Just tried the 1-to-1 pixel test image and apparently it really is 1-to-1 when running at 24Hz, but the text looks jagged/uneven. Really strange. Nobody else has this issue? Everything is as sharp...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-25-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
Because your picture does not test if it's...

Because your picture does not test if it's really 1-to-1.

The picture I posted, albeit being only 300x340, is specially made to show severe artifacts whenever it is not displayed 1-to-1. Try it...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
Can you test it with this pic? ...

Can you test it with this pic?

http://www.marky.com/misc/testpatterns/Digital_TestPattern_ByMark.gif
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
Based on my testing (see...

Based on my testing (see http://www.avsforum.com/t/1353988/official-sony-vpl-hw30-a-es-owners-thread/2790#post_22605588) the HW30ES CANNOT do 1-to-1 pixel mapping in 24Hz or 3D mode, at least not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-19-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
I'm using my HW30ES with a HTPC. Running at...

I'm using my HW30ES with a HTPC.

Running at 60Hz the image and text are nice and sharp, with 1-to-1 pixel mapping:

http://imageshack.us/a/img694/6715/photo2wl.jpg

But at 24Hz text looks...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-14-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,582
Posted By bryan_chow
Yes but you need a special screen such as this: ...

Yes but you need a special screen such as this:

http://www.screeninnovations.com/projector-screens/fixed/black-diamond-zero-edg/

This screen rejects light sources not directly in front of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-14-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,223
Posted By bryan_chow
I have been running PC audio directly to my amp...

I have been running PC audio directly to my amp for a while now and have been thrilled with the sound. My equipment:

HTPC with Asus Xonar D2X
Bryston 4B SST for the fronts
Emotiva UPA-2 for the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-20-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By bryan_chow
Sorry you should have gotten something like an...

Sorry you should have gotten something like an Asus Essence ST or STX.

Just compare the specs:

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_Essence_ST/...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 780,742
Posted By bryan_chow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dregelsky http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/931459/show-your-htpc-setup/930#post_22388548)

Hey guys. I just bought this case...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,268
Posted By bryan_chow
I recently upgraded my projector to the Sony...

I recently upgraded my projector to the Sony HW30ES. Wasn't really interested in 3D, but now that I have it I absolutely love it. 3D blurays look stunning.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
There was a little misalignment on my pixels and...

There was a little misalignment on my pixels and I used the convergence feature. Red adjusted by 4/+4 and blue adjust by 5/+5. The convergence pattern looked better.

Then I checked the 1-pixel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By bryan_chow
Ah, just use "Listen" in the device's sound...

Ah, just use "Listen" in the device's sound properties http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By bryan_chow
I have a Xonar D2X audio card with SPDIF IN. ...

I have a Xonar D2X audio card with SPDIF IN.

I know I can't decode and play AC3 live, but I just want to be able to play stereo PCM audio live.

How do I do that? What software do I need that...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
Quote:Originally Posted by whitetrash66...

Quote:Originally Posted by whitetrash66 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21967366)

i had this with my black diamond 3 1.4 screen. I ended up...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-30-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 330,237
Posted By bryan_chow
Quote:Originally Posted by StarmanTHX...

Quote:Originally Posted by StarmanTHX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21268860)

The problem I have with this projector is that when I want to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-19-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Posted By bryan_chow
You can't use the new Apple TV, but you can use...

You can't use the new Apple TV, but you can use the first generation Apple TV. See http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 67,748
Posted By bryan_chow
Quote:Originally Posted by echoesian...

Quote:Originally Posted by echoesian http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19788034)

Do we need to use those high end expensive RCA interconnects to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By bryan_chow
Also note that when you use DTS-Connect the...

Also note that when you use DTS-Connect the audio is compressed, but with LPCM via HDMI it is not.
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