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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-11-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By kheiden
Where are all the sub-$3000 4K projectors?

I just don't understand what's taken so long for prices to drop. How many years has it been since 4K was introduced? At least five.

I saw 55" 4K flat panels for $199 on Black Friday and I can't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By kheiden
I have a 7701 and I'm kicking myself for it. I'm...

I have a 7701 and I'm kicking myself for it. I'm all set for Atmos now with in-ceiling speakers installed and should have spent the little bit more. Now I need to sell my 7701.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-28-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By kheiden
Great answers! Thanks all. Very...

Great answers! Thanks all.

Very disappointing that they don't really have any competition. I may just hang on to the ones I have until they slowly whittle away the feature list and remove the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-25-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By kheiden
Oh, yeah, good question! I'm using cable cards. I...

Oh, yeah, good question! I'm using cable cards. I could put an antenna up on the roof if I have to but I will still have cable (FIOS and U-verse aren't offered here).

Streaming services aren't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-25-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By kheiden
TiVo alternatives

After a 15-year love affair with TiVo and my dumping DirecTV back when they dropped TiVo, I think I've decided to move on. Actually, they've kind of moved on from me I think.

They are removing...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   10-01-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By kheiden
Thanks for the quick answers! Maybe I didn't...

Thanks for the quick answers! Maybe I didn't phrase it as clearly as I could have. I'm thinking of films that predate digital cinema. Redistribution to 4k cinemas is pretty rare for old movies and...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   10-01-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By kheiden
Why is a "4k transfer" better than transfer from the film source?

I'm seeing a lot of Blu-ray discs being advertised as being from a "4k transfer" or "Mastered in 4k" and I don't see how that's advantageous to transferring from the film source. Isn't the film the...
Forum: Physical Media Items (Movies etc)   10-01-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By kheiden
Yikes. Didn't see that heading. I'll move it. ...

Yikes. Didn't see that heading. I'll move it.

Thanks!
Forum: Physical Media Items (Movies etc)   09-30-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By kheiden
Please delete this post

This was mistakenly posted in the wrong section. I don't see an option to delete the thread.
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-28-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,710
Posted By kheiden
LOVED the first one. Into Darkness? Not...

LOVED the first one.

Into Darkness? Not without a court order. It would have been loads of fun - if Star Trek II hadn't ever been made and been arguably the best of all of them. Unfortunately for...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-14-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,149
Posted By kheiden
Of course I understand that we only have two...

Of course I understand that we only have two ears. But I think it's unreasonable to expect home theater owners to dump their SACD-equipped surround systems to listen to a special file through...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,149
Posted By kheiden
I have to respectfully disagree that multichannel...

I have to respectfully disagree that multichannel music is completely pointless and a waste of bandwidth, storage and infrastructure just because people are using headphones. Have you heard DTS...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-14-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,149
Posted By kheiden
I think it's a problem of not enough multichannel...

I think it's a problem of not enough multichannel playback platforms. In order for listening to become ubiquitous, playback platforms must be so as well.

Too few cars are equipped to play...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 34,012
Posted By kheiden
Don't get me started not he UV-only nonsense -...

Don't get me started not he UV-only nonsense - that's thread worthy all on its own.

If they're going to include a digital copy with my Blu-ray purchase, I want the iTunes copy. I don't want to be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 34,012
Posted By kheiden
As someone who spent between $30 and $105 per...

As someone who spent between $30 and $105 per disc for hundreds of Laserdiscs while the rest of the world used VHS, I find the $20 Blu-ray with it's 1080p image, high quality compression and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 34,012
Posted By kheiden
I'll give up Blu-ray when streaming has audio and...

I'll give up Blu-ray when streaming has audio and video parity with it or when 4k media becomes available.

My first and only experience with Vudu was a total disaster. The movie stopped nine...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-04-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,479
Views: 411,304
Posted By kheiden
I have the exact same mount Claybe has. ...

I have the exact same mount Claybe has.

Found the joystick! Cool. That helped a little, but my projector definitely isn't dead center.

What I'm experiencing appears to be the right side of the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,479
Views: 411,304
Posted By kheiden
I did use a level on the screen. It's level as...

I did use a level on the screen. It's level as can be.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,479
Views: 411,304
Posted By kheiden
That's cool! I had no idea there was a joystick...

That's cool! I had no idea there was a joystick in there. I think I'll need a sliding horizontal mount to get this right. I can't keep drilling holes in my ceiling, especially the big one for the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5,479
Views: 411,304
Posted By kheiden
Great responses, thanks. I'll look them over...

Great responses, thanks. I'll look them over when I'm at home.

I'm using a 2.35:1 screen so I'll follow all of those tips.

As for using keystone, saying "never ever ever" use it isn't...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5,479
Views: 411,304
Posted By kheiden
I've got an 8000U and I'm stumped. I lined...

I've got an 8000U and I'm stumped.

I lined up the bottom edge of the image perfectly inline with the bottom of the screen. The top left corner of the image is just barely touching the border...
Forum: 3D Displays   03-14-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 87,680
Posted By kheiden
110" 2.35:1 with a 23' throw distance. Had no...

110" 2.35:1 with a 23' throw distance.
Had no idea a new one is coming but the room is nearly done except for screen and carpeting g so I'm not sure I could just wait for something new at this...
Forum: 3D Displays   03-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 87,680
Posted By kheiden
I haven't been able to find much about the...

I haven't been able to find much about the Silverstar 3D-P from real-world users or reviewers but I'm about to order one for my Panasonic PT-AE8000U so I'm going to find out first hand how it is. if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 92,775
Posted By kheiden
Contacted Marantz over the weekend. No word from...

Contacted Marantz over the weekend. No word from them yet.

I did try without any cable TV connected. That made no difference.

My power amps are built into my studio monitors. All of them are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 92,775
Posted By kheiden
All components are going through a Monster HTS...

All components are going through a Monster HTS 5100 grounded power center, including the incoming Cable TV signal. I originally didn't have the cable going through that box, but during...
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