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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-26-2017, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Will Binegar
Thanks, that's a big help. I've got a 90" FALD...

Thanks, that's a big help. I've got a 90" FALD Sharp that I want to replace. I hate to go smaller, but the 55" OLED kicks its butt sideways, so I'm thinking a smaller but better picture is the way...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,848
Posted By Will Binegar
That's a nice list. How did you think the Z9D...

That's a nice list. How did you think the Z9D and 940e compared? What did you keep?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-13-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,250
Posted By Will Binegar
I sent an email to Tivo. They replied that the...

I sent an email to Tivo. They replied that the Bolt and Bolt+ will be HDR capable, following a software update that will come sometime in the first half of 2017. HDR10 will be supported, but not...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-13-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,250
Posted By Will Binegar
Netflix has some shows in 4K (House of Cards is...

Netflix has some shows in 4K (House of Cards is one), but you do need to upgrade your Netflix subscription to get them. Not sure about the other net based services that can be accessed by a Tivo box
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-13-2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,250
Posted By Will Binegar
Is the new Bolt HDR capable, and if so does it do...

Is the new Bolt HDR capable, and if so does it do both formats (HDR10 and Dolby Vision)? The email mentions enhanced resolution and colors, but doesn't specifically mention high dynamic range.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-25-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By Will Binegar
The Audioengine 5 is a different model, not a...

The Audioengine 5 is a different model, not a later version of the Audioengine 2; they have co-existed for years. It's similar to how some speaker companies use numbers to differentiate big towers...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-11-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,214
Posted By Will Binegar
I'll enthusiastically second that recommendation....

I'll enthusiastically second that recommendation. I had the top Velodyne 15" and replaced it with the Seaton Submersive... big improvement. Deep and clean, no bloat.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-13-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,721
Posted By Will Binegar
Interesting... I never thought there were...

Interesting... I never thought there were licensing fees associated with broadcasting a movie that already had the requisite audio format encoded. So a service pays for the rights to show a movie...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-13-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,721
Posted By Will Binegar
Streaming isn't there yet; you can't get top...

Streaming isn't there yet; you can't get top flight audio (e.g. Atmos, or even DTS-MA)
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-13-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,721
Posted By Will Binegar
Cable/Sat packages that require you to pay for SD...

Cable/Sat packages that require you to pay for SD channels you will never use. Put another way, we should be able to get packages with HD (or better) channels only.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-03-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By Will Binegar
2016 models support both HDR standards, and are...

2016 models support both HDR standards, and are brighter. The 9500 supports HDR10 but not Dolby Vision. OLEDS don't have to hit the higher NITS for HDR because they do the black end better. Of...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   04-18-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 39,510
Posted By Will Binegar
Any chance that the 2015 LG EF9500 could be...

Any chance that the 2015 LG EF9500 could be firmware updated to process and display Dolby Vision, or is that dependent on hardware?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By Will Binegar
You could go with a Meridian G68, which I thought...

You could go with a Meridian G68, which I thought sounded better than the Anthem in my room. If you want to feed it HDMI (rather than use the Oppo's analog outs), you'd need the HD-621 companion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 645,879
Posted By Will Binegar
I went with the Goldenear HTR 7000 on SteveH's...

I went with the Goldenear HTR 7000 on SteveH's recommendation. Tannoy and KEF get a lot of mention too. I didn't get a chance to hear any of them, but had heard that the Goldenears sounded good at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 645,879
Posted By Will Binegar
Me too. My G68 was the version with balanced...

Me too. My G68 was the version with balanced analog outs, current software with HD621 handling the HDMI feeds. Probably 10 years old or so. I got the 8802A for Atmos, recognizing that it would be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13,162
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Posted By Will Binegar
On the volume drop issue, I've been listening...

On the volume drop issue, I've been listening pretty much exclusively with DSU engaged. I'll try going without DSU for a few days and see if the issue persists.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 645,879
Posted By Will Binegar
Got my 8802A a few weeks ago. One little issue I...

Got my 8802A a few weeks ago. One little issue I have is that it occasionally mutes on its own, while watching TV via a Tivo Roamio. I haven't detected a pattern yet (e.g. after a commercial). ...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 30,503
Posted By Will Binegar
Now if only this was being held in Manhattan...

Now if only this was being held in Manhattan Beach, instead of Manhattan :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,055
Posted By Will Binegar
[QUOTE=audiofan1;35031017]From what I've heard...

[QUOTE=audiofan1;35031017]From what I've heard thus far from my on-ceiling TF/TR, the blend from 7.4.1 is seamless and never has my attention been more glued to what's happing on the screen only what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 645,879
Posted By Will Binegar
Well the RCA vs XLR performance question is...

Well the RCA vs XLR performance question is interesting. In my case, my ear level channels are all powered by truly balanced amplifiers, so normally I'd want to use the XLR outputs from the pre-pro....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 645,879
Posted By Will Binegar
Just got the 8802A from FedEx this morning, but I...

Just got the 8802A from FedEx this morning, but I won't be installing it for awhile as there are other tasks to complete before it goes in. So I can't speak to how the video looks going through the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-15-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,517
Posted By Will Binegar
Of the three you mentioned, I'd pick the...

Of the three you mentioned, I'd pick the Meridian, but as noted Meridian has not addressed Atmos, DTS-X, or Auro as yet
Forum: Speakers   04-22-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,608
Posted By Will Binegar
Thanks! This is good information. The master...

Thanks! This is good information. The master bedroom sits directly above the family room where our primary TV, movie, and listening system lives. I want to set it up for Atmos, DTS-X, etc. but I...
Forum: Speakers   04-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,608
Posted By Will Binegar
This looks promising; have you done your install...

This looks promising; have you done your install yet?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 645,879
Posted By Will Binegar
As a Meridian guy, I'm accustomed to the "How...

As a Meridian guy, I'm accustomed to the "How much would I have to give up in sound quality to get X from another processor?" quandary. I think Atmos and DTS-X will put me over the top, especially...
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