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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-12-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By chirpie
Check my posts in this thread. (#751 #752...

Check my posts in this thread. (#751 #752 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=752) and #753...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By chirpie
For all of it's gloss and budget, I don't think...

For all of it's gloss and budget, I don't think there was a single scene in the 2014 version that even came close to a scene like the one below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA6MXdV2M
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,818
Posted By chirpie
Do proper masters of these movies exist to even...

Do proper masters of these movies exist to even take advantage of 1080p let alone UHD? (Because I could really go for a proper Blu-ray of CTHD let alone a good 4K remaster of CTHD. It was always...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By chirpie
Wow, it could be a great many things, but the two...

Wow, it could be a great many things, but the two most likely problems in my mind are either:

1 - The quality of the recordings chosen

2 - The room itself

What type of music are you playing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By chirpie
Disparaging comments about Vanna White aside, in...

Disparaging comments about Vanna White aside, in a way, I sympathize with the OP in that it feels like you're seeing ultra hi-res everywhere you look (Good ol' confirmation bias, but still...), but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By chirpie
Did you not read the last sentence of my post?...

Did you not read the last sentence of my post? (Slaps forehead.)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By chirpie
Projectors have seen growth in sales, not...

Projectors have seen growth in sales, not decline.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By chirpie
True, but this is one point I'll concede with the...

True, but this is one point I'll concede with the OP that the occasional 4k content like this would be nice to enjoy at a lower price... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs

But really,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By chirpie
Dude, this reasoning is flat out weird. Simply...

Dude, this reasoning is flat out weird. Simply saying a company CAN is not actual proof that they can. I don't know, I suppose they could, but considering you hated the budget 1080p option, there's a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By chirpie
One of the big reasons why the price is higher is...

One of the big reasons why the price is higher is the simple fact that the lens must be of much higher quality. It's not too unlike owning a full frame sensor DSLR... you need a quality glass lens to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By chirpie
While marketing chases 4k, I'm more willing to...

While marketing chases 4k, I'm more willing to bet I'll be ooohing and aaaahing over the posibilities of higher dynamic range. (At least, when it comes home.)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By chirpie
Any flashing lights on the top after it shuts off...

Any flashing lights on the top after it shuts off or other error indicator lights?

I've had a projector in the past that did that, and it was a faulty temperature switch that would cause it to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,313
Posted By chirpie
My wife used to think that way... now she's a...

My wife used to think that way... now she's a borderline bass snob. (At least, compared to 99.9% of the female population.) One of my prouder moments was when she was bitching about the neutered bass...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,818
Posted By chirpie
Really? Check this out... HTTYD is a legendary...

Really? Check this out... HTTYD is a legendary torture test as far as I know. Don't get me wrong, Panda still has my favorite sound test in a movie (Tai Lung escape from Prison), but the original...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,818
Posted By chirpie
Boo hiss to this. ;) Kid movies have a proud...

Boo hiss to this. ;)

Kid movies have a proud tradition of being some of the most awesome bass around. Iron Giant, Titan A.E., Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, Monster's Inc., Percy Jackson... they...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,818
Posted By chirpie
Nope. About the same level of peril. Frankly, it...

Nope. About the same level of peril. Frankly, it feels less intense in a high end home theater than the orginal due to the soundtrack mix. I watched HTTYD2 with my daughter (just turned 7) and she...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,818
Posted By chirpie
I was also surprised spot checking Dragon 2 that...

I was also surprised spot checking Dragon 2 that the fun room shuttering OOMPH wasn't there. (And my sub isn't really that beefy compared to most around here.)

It's a repeat of Kung-Fu Panda....
Forum: Screens   11-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 276,233
Posted By chirpie
One catch, the curved screen with some anamorphic...

One catch, the curved screen with some anamorphic lens actully help defeat geometry distortions from the anamorphic lens.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 172,732
Posted By chirpie
I stay away from RC as well. I just stick with a...

I stay away from RC as well. I just stick with a moderate amount of sharpness applied and the majority of the time, that's more than enough for me. :-)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 172,732
Posted By chirpie
It's very easy. You just use the convergence...

It's very easy. You just use the convergence correction from the menu, it throws up a pattern, you tap the arrows on the remote, line up the lines, save the preset, done. I'm not sure where you read...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 172,732
Posted By chirpie
OK, so two settings moved my experience from...

OK, so two settings moved my experience from unwatchable to acceptable. Motion enhancement:High & 3D brightness backed off maximum by 1 step. This is better.

I hate motion smoothing, but the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 172,732
Posted By chirpie
Thanks for the reply back. I just want to give it...

Thanks for the reply back. I just want to give it it's fair shake. I'd hate to look like a hater when in fact my implementation is flawed. ^_^ Appreciate the feedback.

To anyone who wants to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 172,732
Posted By chirpie
What settings are you using for 3D? I've thus far...

What settings are you using for 3D? I've thus far found it an underwhelming experience with extremely noticeable crosstalk (Particularly panning and fast motion like arms flailing). If I sit too...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-03-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,325
Posted By chirpie
Well, at least it isn't a car analogy. ;-)

Well, at least it isn't a car analogy. ;-)
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,325
Posted By chirpie
I shouldn't talk for Dennis, but I would think...

I shouldn't talk for Dennis, but I would think he'd say no room is perfect, period. He's been helpful enough around the forum over the years that I've found his persnickety nature endearing at this...
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