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Forum: 3D Content   05-01-2017, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Franchot
You don't know what you're missing. :D

You don't know what you're missing. :D
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-21-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 118,800
Posted By Franchot
California is too tax-happy. I will have to wait...

California is too tax-happy. I will have to wait until it shows up at Crutchfield's to bank some savings. By that time, hopefully, all the early bugs will be squashed.

I'm interested to hear how...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,335
Posted By Franchot
Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts in 5.1 Coming May 2017

Of course, you have to buy EVERYTHING else in the box set to get it.

https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/sgt-pepper-s-lonely-hearts-club-band-4cd-dvd-blu-ray-book-super-deluxe-box-set
...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-22-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,467
Posted By Franchot
When the wife is away, it's the full surround or...

When the wife is away, it's the full surround or stereo system. When the wife is sleeping, it's headphones. When I'm on the road for a long journey, it's CDs in my car's stereo system.

I like to...
Forum: OLED Technology Great Found Deals!   03-22-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 257,129
Posted By Franchot
All of my Panasonic plasmas have looked great,...

All of my Panasonic plasmas have looked great, but they got smoked by the 3D of LG's OLEDs. If you people who are snapping up the 2016 LGs have never been interested in 3D, invest in a good 3D movie,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 118,800
Posted By Franchot
Wonder if OPPO will beef up or provide more...

Wonder if OPPO will beef up or provide more flexibility on the headphone amp on this model...

(My 105 doesn't drive my Audeze LCD 3 headphones very well with 5.1 movie soundtracks.)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-11-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 11,437
Posted By Franchot
Good choice. That album has a lot of great songs...

Good choice. That album has a lot of great songs on it. Report back on how you like the 5.1 mix.

One of my favorite Nick Cave albums is:
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-10-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 11,437
Posted By Franchot
Since Peter Gabriel's Up is one of my favorite...

Since Peter Gabriel's Up is one of my favorite 5.1 music discs, I invested in the new Blu ray Still Growing Up Live. (I own the previous DVD version of this concert.)

So, I have been listening and...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-10-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 11,437
Posted By Franchot
All of Nick Cave albums which have been remixed...

All of Nick Cave albums which have been remixed in 5.1 are well done and very enveloping. You also get a lot of content for your money although some of the albums have become quite pricey due to the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-07-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 11,437
Posted By Franchot
No More Shall We Part -- Nick Cave & The Bad...

No More Shall We Part -- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

(Another artist who doesn't get much mention in this forum although almost all of his albums have been remastered in 5.1 mixes.)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-24-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 11,437
Posted By Franchot
XTC's Skylarking which I received over the...

XTC's Skylarking which I received over the weekend.

And back to the Velvet Underground's Loaded for yet another spin. The multi-channel mix on Loaded is so clean and well-defined. It's easily in...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-16-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
I've never purchased a TV from Crutchfield's, but...

I've never purchased a TV from Crutchfield's, but I've bought several audio products from them. (Opened boxed.) They are an excellent seller and have a great return policy.

They are not the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-14-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
Auto or 4k x 2k. From reading through the OPPO...

Auto or 4k x 2k. From reading through the OPPO thread on this site this is what is suggested since you have a 4k TV. I've tried both and didn't notice a difference so went with 4k x 2k.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-14-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Franchot
If UPS or some freight company is delivering it,...

If UPS or some freight company is delivering it, I could understand why the delivery people would not unbox and set up the TV. They're not part of the Best Buy company. You would do well to inspect...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-14-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Franchot
Are you talking about a BestBuy.com order or...

Are you talking about a BestBuy.com order or buying it directly from a Best Buy store? The store bought TVs will be unpacked and set up if you so desire. Buying from the website will get you an...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-22-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,387
Posted By Franchot
"The best-laid plans of mice and women..." ...

"The best-laid plans of mice and women..."

"A man will justify any reason to upgrade his electronic equipment. And this includes upgrading the same electronic component several times in one year."...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-20-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,387
Posted By Franchot
catodici, Here's a suggested starting point...

catodici,

Here's a suggested starting point for your video settings which may bring you closer to the picture quality you are seeking and take away the Soap Opera Effect:

ISF Expert (Dark or...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-20-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
Sometimes you have to search around and pay a...

Sometimes you have to search around and pay a little more for what you want:

Batman vs. Superman Ultimate Edition with 4K, 3D, and Blu ray in one package!
...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-20-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,387
Posted By Franchot
Soap Opera Effect? What mode are you in? ISF...

Soap Opera Effect? What mode are you in? ISF Dark or Bright are the favored ones around here. Have you turned TruMotion off?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-11-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
Seems like that's it as I noticed the same thing....

Seems like that's it as I noticed the same thing. Going by the number of the new firmware it looks to be just a minor tweak.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-11-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
My 65E just updated to the latest firmware...

My 65E just updated to the latest firmware version: 03.15.25 so I guess it wasn't pulled.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-09-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
Got ya. No, that's not normal. Have you tried...

Got ya. No, that's not normal. Have you tried the Reset To Initial Settings under the General tab to see if that fixes the problem?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-08-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18,243
Views: 1,079,713
Posted By Franchot
First I've heard of something like. My set...

First I've heard of something like. My set doesn't do this. Are you saying that you run the set for twenty hours straight and then this happens? How long after you turn off the set and then try to...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-07-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,387
Posted By Franchot
I like this idea. Easy enough to accomplish with...

I like this idea. Easy enough to accomplish with a nice "gotcha" moment.

Don't try to accomplish everything that you want to include with the TV (such as purchasing the UHD player, etc. unless...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-07-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,387
Posted By Franchot
It might be difficult to hide since the TV comes...

It might be difficult to hide since the TV comes in quite a big box. Maybe store it at that friend's/neighbor's house, but get some sort of collateral from the the friend/neighbor as he is likely to...
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