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Forum: Speakers   03-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Ideally, you want to match your front...

Ideally, you want to match your front "soundstage."

By that, I mean having the same speaker design for for L/C/R speakers so it is uniform from left to center to right. Especially for movies...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 370
Posted By Ricoflashback
I'm setting my sights on 16K and an 80 inch OLED...

I'm setting my sights on 16K and an 80 inch OLED for under $500 bucks...

Actually, 8K will be available just like 4K -- with zero content.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 200
Posted By Ricoflashback
This was really a good movie with superb...

This was really a good movie with superb character acting.

Noomi Rapace was captivating as always. What a range of character from soft emotion to rough edges. If you ever had the chance to see...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-28-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Ricoflashback
Nits to you! :)

Nits to you! :)
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-28-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By Ricoflashback
If you have a 4K camcorder - - then great. You...

If you have a 4K camcorder - - then great. You can use a 4K set right now with your own video.

I find all the offerings of Directv to be overpriced - - especially their movies. I just...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31,571
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Posted By Ricoflashback
A sub is nice but I've gotten far more out of my...

A sub is nice but I've gotten far more out of my setup by switching from a Pioneer AVR - SC65 (now in preamp mode) to the Wyred4Sound Class D, MMC 7 channel amplifier (221 wpc) with 7 discrete...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31,571
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I do not see many Studio 60's, V1 for sale these...

I do not see many Studio 60's, V1 for sale these days. $200 for the pair? That sounds like a very good price. Is there anyway you can hook them up to your sound system and hear them for yourself? ...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 11,005
Posted By Ricoflashback
Futures, futures, futures. HDR. 4K/UHD. An...

Futures, futures, futures. HDR. 4K/UHD. An affordable "big screen OLED TV - 65", 70", 75." 4K content, HDR - - they are all a couple years away from any appreciable content.

They make for...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31,571
Views: 2,887,596
Posted By Ricoflashback
Out of curiosity - - are you totally changing...

Out of curiosity - - are you totally changing your sound system out? What to from Paradigm? Thx - Rico.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,421
Posted By Ricoflashback
THE BANDING BLUES by Ricoflashback ...

THE BANDING BLUES by Ricoflashback

There once was a man named Stevie,
Who bought himself a brand new TV,
He looked around and around
For the best deal in town,
And a TV that...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-18-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 11,005
Posted By Ricoflashback
Is there any place to see a clean HDR picture? ...

Is there any place to see a clean HDR picture? Big box store, Costco, Best Buy, etc.?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-17-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 11,005
Posted By Ricoflashback
Well said, Senator. Yes, much of the...

Well said, Senator.

Yes, much of the technical discussion on this AVS thread and others are way over peoples' heads. But, that is to be expected based on the background and enthusiasm of the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-16-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 64,279
Posted By Ricoflashback
I do not think it's cynicism. And I'm a fan of...

I do not think it's cynicism. And I'm a fan of OLED so I'm not trying to beat it down.

Depending on your time line, you should be able to get a flat, 55" OLED at your stated $3K to $4K price...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-16-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 64,279
Posted By Ricoflashback
Congrats on getting a good panel. Are you...

Congrats on getting a good panel. Are you talking about a native 4K signal or a 1080p "upscaled" signal?

I can understand the PQ on a full 4K signal but are you saying an upscaled 1080p signal...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-16-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 64,279
Posted By Ricoflashback
Mark - how will this ever happen? I've been on...

Mark - how will this ever happen? I've been on record as wanting a plain old HDTV - OLED without 4K at an LCD/LED price. Then, it gets explained to me that 4K is a minimal cost, add on wise, and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-16-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,097
Posted By Ricoflashback
Thanks for the response. If I understand you...

Thanks for the response. If I understand you correctly, the 4K cost is "minimal" and people demand 4K? By your logic, if you are paying for OLED - - 4K is not the main driver, purchasing wise....
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,097
Posted By Ricoflashback
Making sense of the numbers... LG's stated...

Making sense of the numbers...

LG's stated combined monthly production of OLED panels is 34,000 units for 2015. I assume all 4K versions? Is this "finished product," ready for assembly and...
Forum: Screens   02-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 260,155
Posted By Ricoflashback
Is this apples to apples? Does Carada make a...

Is this apples to apples? Does Carada make a motorized screen? I thought they only made "fixed frame" screens.

If you are looking for a fixed frame screen - - I believe Carada's Masquerade...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ricoflashback
Maybe it was your sound system. Or, you haven't...

Maybe it was your sound system. Or, you haven't talked with any black folk. I could understand every word he said in the movie. James could be unintelligible at times, especially with his grunts...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-09-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,482
Posted By Ricoflashback
John Wick was just o.k. Zero character...

John Wick was just o.k. Zero character development - standard "shoot em up" and the heart string pull of killing a puppy to support the weak plot.

Absolutely nothing like the Matrix series which...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-08-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,482
Posted By Ricoflashback
Excellent review Ralph. I watched the movie at...

Excellent review Ralph. I watched the movie at home on my 100" projector/screen setup. My girlfriend was out of the house and I was able to crank up the sound and rattle the rafters!

I thought...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31,571
Views: 2,887,596
Posted By Ricoflashback
Congrats! And hear is the good news....the...

Congrats! And hear is the good news....the CC-690 will only get better!!! (pun intended)

To me, the Paradigm Studio CC-690 is one of the best, most versatile centers for music and movies.
...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-12-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,934
Posted By Ricoflashback
Touche. If the panel is strong enough, maybe you...

Touche. If the panel is strong enough, maybe you could attach them to the sides and bottom?

Kind of like the new Sony.

All seriousness aside, an 80" panel is about the max I could go in my...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-12-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,934
Posted By Ricoflashback
As the technology gets better, it will be...

As the technology gets better, it will be interesting to see the "screen size" point that competes with projectors.

80"? 85"? I have a dual setup (65" LCD/LED and 100" 16 X 9 screen.) The...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-12-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,685
Posted By Ricoflashback
[QUOTE=1000;30709426]65" is just plain WRONG....

[QUOTE=1000;30709426]65" is just plain WRONG. Plenty of 75" panels out there which are awesome

There were not plenty of 75" panels out there when I purchased my big screen TV 2 1/2 years ago.
...
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