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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By fierce_gt
i'm actually pretty impressed with this... ...

i'm actually pretty impressed with this...

the UST projectors certainly have an extra appeal in terms of function as well. will be interesting to see what happens in the next 5 years
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-22-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By fierce_gt
comments like this make me wonder what movies you...

comments like this make me wonder what movies you DO like?

like, i'm not sure if we have WAY different tastes, or you have way higher standards.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-21-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,022
Posted By fierce_gt
i would not accept those images personally, and...

i would not accept those images personally, and those appear to be 'best case' bright scenes. no disrespect intended, if you're happy, i'm happy for you. but i've returned tv's with far better black...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-21-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By fierce_gt
sounds like i was expecting more than you... ...

sounds like i was expecting more than you...

i thought the trailer looked promising, and honestly felt the movie delivered what it promised. no it's not a unique and enthralling story, it would...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-20-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By fierce_gt
ideal-no will it work-probably most home...

ideal-no
will it work-probably

most home theaters require some compromises, we aren't all bazillionaires... i used to have my center channel on the ground(pointed at a spot about a foot above my...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-20-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,022
Posted By fierce_gt
when projectors work on black screens, i'll agree...

when projectors work on black screens, i'll agree with you.

until then, there's a reason oled's exists. black levels are super important to me, and not white/silver screen can produce anything...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-20-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,022
Posted By fierce_gt
ugh, if that's the case then i feel like i've...

ugh, if that's the case then i feel like i've just wasted time...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-20-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,022
Posted By fierce_gt
well, to be fair, I didn't bring back the...

well, to be fair, I didn't bring back the thread... but i agree, this is a topic that's a LOT more likely to be a yes today than 5 years ago

as for the second part. i think we're dipping into a...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   05-20-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,298
Posted By fierce_gt
i'm really happy to see auto calibration hit the...

i'm really happy to see auto calibration hit the video side of things. the auto-eq's on receivers have forever changed what i now expect, and i'm sure once these are ironed out, the same will be...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-14-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 203,240
Posted By fierce_gt
probably depends a lot on you and the set up. i...

probably depends a lot on you and the set up. i had mine firing on a ~110" matte white screen and about a 18ft throw and with around 1300hrs on it, still had the iris clamped down to -10 and thought...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-14-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,022
Posted By fierce_gt
oddly enough, for the exact same reasons i prefer...

oddly enough, for the exact same reasons i prefer a projector in a 'theater', i don't like a projector for casual viewing.

logistically speaking, the amount light you can get away with means most...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-12-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By fierce_gt
even if you just get the top two bolts into the...

even if you just get the top two bolts into the studs, and bottom two with drywall anchors, you'll be fine. but i'm pretty sure nobody builds houses with horizontal studs anymore, so hit the studs,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-12-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By fierce_gt
i unfortunately can offer no help to your desired...

i unfortunately can offer no help to your desired project, but...

if you haven't already looked into this, I really think you should consider it. It's a surprisingly intuitive and powerful...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-10-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,835
Posted By fierce_gt
i suspect that average home user doesn't consider...

i suspect that average home user doesn't consider a television a 'movie screen', and has much less interest in 3D tv shows, 3D news broadcasts, or 3D sports, than they do with 3D movies.

i haven't...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-10-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,835
Posted By fierce_gt
it definitely has a place at commercial cinemas...

it definitely has a place at commercial cinemas and should continue to be offered there

but...
i question these stats relevance. i mean, locally, i could see it in a good theater with atmos and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-06-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By fierce_gt
i have an L shaped 'open' basement, and i also...

i have an L shaped 'open' basement, and i also don't think you should be giving up on atmos.

imo, the extra channels makes up for difficulties in the room. it doesn't make them worse. i mean, if...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-06-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,835
Posted By fierce_gt
I still haven't seen a theater within a few hours...

I still haven't seen a theater within a few hours of me offer blockbuster movies in atmos without 3D(which does not work for me), and hearing stuff like this makes me so frustrated.

i'd love to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-29-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By fierce_gt
you have to remember that the point of HDR is not...

you have to remember that the point of HDR is not to make the entire screen brighter, but to make the difference between the darkest and brightest larger.

so it's not like the new one is going to...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-27-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 14,210
Posted By fierce_gt
interesting read, and i'm happy to see more...

interesting read, and i'm happy to see more competition in the OLED market.

still waiting for the 'right' package for my needs though. at this point, i'm thinking an LG is still a better fit, but...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By fierce_gt
^don't worry about it. just making a point. you...

^don't worry about it. just making a point. you have to see it in person to really judge.
i'm honestly just getting annoyed with all these photos comparing SDR to HDR, and in the photos they are...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By fierce_gt
iirc, you can expect to get a call about that one...

iirc, you can expect to get a call about that one being a clearance model, but they have new ones in stock for a few hundred more, and they require 'white glove' delivery for a few hundred extra as...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By fierce_gt
they both look kinda crappy to me... but...

they both look kinda crappy to me...

but that's probably my laptop screen, of the camera settings, or youtube compression... :cool:
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By fierce_gt
the only thing i really disagree with here is how...

the only thing i really disagree with here is how much the average consumer will pay attention. Samsung as a pretty solid track record of effective marketing strategies. the number of times i've...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By fierce_gt
i would agree with that. it seems like we cycle...

i would agree with that. it seems like we cycle between pushing the bar down on price(and performance be damned!), and then improving performance while maintaining those low prices.

there...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-21-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,860
Posted By fierce_gt
how much demand is there for 'dynamic contrast'?...

how much demand is there for 'dynamic contrast'? or half the 'enhancements' that must immediately be turned off...

obviously there has to be something negative about including 3D(significant...
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