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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-16-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By TVOD
This may sound obvious, but the source material...

This may sound obvious, but the source material needs to be in 4K. Upconverted HD, particularly material already degraded from compression, will probably not look much different.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 54,274
Posted By TVOD
Not a Surface Pro 3 ??? Traitor! :D

Not a Surface Pro 3 ??? Traitor! :D
Forum: Display Calibration   07-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,044
Posted By TVOD
When CRTs were in common use, the Sony monitors...

When CRTs were in common use, the Sony monitors were a de facto standard with their gamma. Now that has largely been replaced with displays using LUTs. Hopefully they should closely adhere to a EOTF...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,044
Posted By TVOD
Not exactly. 2.4 is the reference curve, but...

Not exactly. 2.4 is the reference curve, but Appendix 1 of the ITU document says:

"The EOTF specified in Annex 1 is considered to be a satisfactory, but not exact, match to the characteristic of...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By TVOD
Such screens would work well with material such...

Such screens would work well with material such as 'Up In Smoke'.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-11-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
I see, so with this I can just carry an iPad...

I see, so with this I can just carry an iPad anywhere without anything else and be connected via satellite? That's great news! But what about:

"Small video clips can be streamed online (ie....
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-11-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By TVOD
There were some early efforts at pay OTA in the...

There were some early efforts at pay OTA in the US, but from what I remember they were not 24/7 and were only local operations. With the diverse ownership of local stations compared to other...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-11-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
Unless I've missed it, there's no iPad with a sat...

Unless I've missed it, there's no iPad with a sat option.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
The day when connectivity anywhere anytime can't...

The day when connectivity anywhere anytime can't be that far away. After all, without that how can the NSA keep an eye on us through the cameras on nearly all portable devices? Can you see me now?
Forum: Display Calibration   07-11-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,044
Posted By TVOD
If one raises the brightness on the display, say...

If one raises the brightness on the display, say to match the dark areas of the screen to the ambient reflections, and the brightness offset is applied before the display's exponential correction...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,044
Posted By TVOD
Yes, the YUV gamma corrected video. I've used...

Yes, the YUV gamma corrected video. I've used 'encoded video' before, which is a holdover from the composite days (commonly used around the time the earth was thawing out from the last ice age), but...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,044
Posted By TVOD
I suspect video enthusiasts set their black level...

I suspect video enthusiasts set their black level to the lowest possible without clipping. My experience with mastering several years ago was that displays were set slightly above to ensure...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By TVOD
Try turning off as much processing as possible...

Try turning off as much processing as possible such as noise reduction. TVs often ship with nearly everything enabled. Also try a search for the specific model to see if there is a dedicated thread....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 6,517
Posted By TVOD
Was it established whether these measured level...

Was it established whether these measured level differences were caused by differences in high frequency content, particularly the ultrasonic information in the full bandwidth file which has the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
The observation of the current limits of the...

The observation of the current limits of the cloud is legitimate. I disagree with the idea that one can completely depend on it for storage. If the availability of physical media does decline, I hope...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
Physical media and players will remain as long as...

Physical media and players will remain as long as they're profitable. At some point data delivery, whether by streaming or files to a secure server/player, would seem to be more economical. It's...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 6,517
Posted By TVOD
One may duplicate the viewing environment of a...

One may duplicate the viewing environment of a colorist/VO, but it's not the same as seeing the same thing in person. Audio can come much closer to creating a convincing reproduction of a performance...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
As long as all are screen grabs, things should be...

As long as all are screen grabs, things should be equal especially between the two web based grabs. One interesting thing is the luminance level on Vudu is significantly higher than the others, even...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By TVOD
Will OTA still be around for ATSC 3.0 to get off...

Will OTA still be around for ATSC 3.0 to get off the ground? I still have no idea how that conversion may happen.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
I wonder if it's just a useragent issue. That...

I wonder if it's just a useragent issue. That would seem too easy.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By TVOD
What defines the boundaries of my local area? How...

What defines the boundaries of my local area? How distant the areas are that the local news talks about?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
In looking closer at the Vudu HDx color...

In looking closer at the Vudu HDx color variances, it seems to me more of a color difference signal scaling error than color balance. Reducing B-Y (Cb), increasing R-Y (Cr) slightly and reducing the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,179
Posted By TVOD
Nice comparison. I assume all the streaming...

Nice comparison. I assume all the streaming services use h.264. It would be interesting to know the bitrate of each, and possibly other elementary stream parameters. Any differences with the audio?
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By TVOD
If the US government had their way, OTA TV would...

If the US government had their way, OTA TV would be gone tomorrow with the spectrum ready for auction. Nearly half the original UHF TV band is gone already. Some station owners may wonder if the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 6,517
Posted By TVOD
Two words: Masochists Anonymous.

Two words: Masochists Anonymous.
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