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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-23-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By JimP
I'd opt for a picture mute button that blacks the...

I'd opt for a picture mute button that blacks the screen without powering it off.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 247,473
Posted By JimP
Its pretty much a given that there is more...

Its pretty much a given that there is more difference between a cheap preamp and quality preamp than there are in amplifiers that are in the same class and relative range.

I think what may have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 19,641
Posted By JimP
So decorator overcharged you and you have a...

So decorator overcharged you and you have a girlfriend who designs interiors and would have liked to have done the job.

I can't see how that's going to turn out well for you. :eek:

Might be a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 247,473
Posted By JimP
So in a matter of 3 days, you've changed your...

So in a matter of 3 days, you've changed your opinion about the A51 from not sounding good (or was it not a big leap in sound improvement) to sounding great. I'm confused :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
Forum: Display Calibration   10-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By JimP
I've had 3 plasmas and they all drift as the...

I've had 3 plasmas and they all drift as the phosphers wear at different rates and moreso when new than after a few hundred hours.

The latest plasma, the Samsung F8500 took the longest. It was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-21-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By JimP
I'd think through the idea of the projector and...

I'd think through the idea of the projector and how you'd use the home theater. Personally, I'd rather go the projector route but don't think it's appropriate for non movies.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-21-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,085
Posted By JimP
Another example is when they sold edge lit LCDs...

Another example is when they sold edge lit LCDs as an improvement over the full array back lit. Now it's the "curve". I like curves as much as the next guy, but on a 55" set...duh? :D
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 01:14 PM
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Views: 689,587
Posted By JimP
Look around the Denon's menu to see if it doesn't...

Look around the Denon's menu to see if it doesn't show up somewhere else.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 689,587
Posted By JimP
Does your prepro allow you to monkey with the...

Does your prepro allow you to monkey with the color space? i.e. On my Marantz 8801, you can change the output color space so if it was getting RGB it could convert it to YCbCr. How well it would...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2014, 03:51 AM
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Views: 689,587
Posted By JimP
I currently have both those displays and my...

I currently have both those displays and my experience is just the opposite although I have to admit that I haven't run the 8500 on its internal speakers to break them in.

Once I moved my VT50 to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 247,473
Posted By JimP
biggin, Which amplifier were you using...

biggin,

Which amplifier were you using previous to the parasound?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 19,641
Posted By JimP
What are those flat orangy cables going to?

What are those flat orangy cables going to?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 247,473
Posted By JimP
Interesting in that its been said that if...

Interesting in that its been said that if Audyssey works best for movies, it'll work best for music as well.

I see your point, though.

What I'm trying to figure out is if your room/system...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-18-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8,304
Views: 425,761
Posted By JimP
That's pretty much what I've found. I recall...

That's pretty much what I've found.

I recall that there is one sharpness test pattern that has these areas that go dark if you oversharpened. On the 64F8500, that makes the sharpness setting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-18-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2,559
Views: 249,262
Posted By JimP
Plasmas also take more power to provide a...

Plasmas also take more power to provide a reasonably bright screen. Some countries have such restrictions as to how much power displays can consume that the manufacturers had to cripple the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-17-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11,264
Views: 1,091,611
Posted By JimP
Ken, Have you seen anyone run a large color...

Ken,
Have you seen anyone run a large color checker verification on the OLEDs?????
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 51,743
Posted By JimP
How can the LG be great if the colors never...

How can the LG be great if the colors never seemed right?:)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By JimP
I'm of the opinion that you should have a system...

I'm of the opinion that you should have a system where the components are about even with each other. That way, you don't spend a ton of money on some components only to find that one component is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 247,473
Posted By JimP
So you got Brysons to replace your Parasound A51....

So you got Brysons to replace your Parasound A51.

I'm looking at going from the Rotel RMB 1095 to the A51 and A21 and wonder if once you run Audyssey, if they all wouldn't sound about the same...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 19,641
Posted By JimP
Steve, Back to the Audyssey discussion, if...

Steve,

Back to the Audyssey discussion, if one switches to not apply Audyssey for their front LRs, should they then remeasure the SPL and readjust levels for the LRs? Seems that it would create...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-15-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 29,716
Posted By JimP
My strategy is only buy the disk that are first...

My strategy is only buy the disk that are first tier blockbusters and rent the rest from Redbox or Amazon. I also have Amazon prime and Netflix.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 239,125
Posted By JimP
Sparklies are usually an HDMI cable that needs to...

Sparklies are usually an HDMI cable that needs to be pulled out and reinserted.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-15-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,085
Posted By JimP
I'd speculate that the manufacturer of another...

I'd speculate that the manufacturer of another brand was paying the salespeople some sort of bonus to sell their brand and this was a technique to drive a customer away from the competition.

As...
Forum: Speakers   10-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 100,086
Posted By JimP
I have 6 of the 8200 LRs (plus the CC) and can't...

I have 6 of the 8200 LRs (plus the CC) and can't imagine playing them so loud that they'd smoke.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,151
Posted By JimP
I'm sure everyone trying to sell Atmos would be...

I'm sure everyone trying to sell Atmos would be thrilled with Jeremy. lol
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