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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-06-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,294
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by dragonyeuw...

Quote:Originally Posted by dragonyeuw http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19775593)

ESB scored a 8.8 on imdb to Citizen Kane's 8.6. So uh........
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-06-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,167
Posted By ChrisWiggles
I don't necessarily have a problem with CG. ...

I don't necessarily have a problem with CG.

However, I keep returning to this fundamental point:
find me ONE, ANY example of a film using CG that is as convincing, brilliant, and utterly...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-06-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By ChrisWiggles
That's unfortunate. Usually the speaker wire is...

That's unfortunate. Usually the speaker wire is looped through the VC location along with cat5 for a keypad. That way if you're just doing a basic system with a VC, you can just put the VC on the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-06-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,665
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Between the choice of bookshelves and a...

Between the choice of bookshelves and a subwoofer, versus floorstanders and NO subwoofer, it's no contest: bookshelves and a subwoofer.

But that's not a fair fight.

Between either case BOTH...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-06-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by sotti...

Quote:Originally Posted by sotti http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19779206)

In almost every system you'll end up making compromises.

I would...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-06-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Dave, always the reliable troll! Here's...

Dave, always the reliable troll!

Here's some BD screenshots expanded to graphics levels with clearly visible banding:

http://img140.imageshack.us/f/92685069bo9.jpg/...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by Ratman...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ratman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19778540)

IMO, run an HDMI cable. One HDMI cable is better than three (or...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By ChrisWiggles
You would need an RF modulator. Bad choice, and...

You would need an RF modulator. Bad choice, and will cost as much or more than any basic cable solution.

Just run 3 coax video cables, and do composite video with L/R audio. Simple.

Cheap...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,720
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Why? That's for composite video. Are you...

Why? That's for composite video. Are you connected with composite video? I assume not, since that's the worst way to connect with anything remotely modern. And if not, it's not relevant to you. It's...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-06-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Absolutely doesn't matter for this application....

Absolutely doesn't matter for this application. As stated already, you'd need miles and miles of cable for it timing to be even remotely relevant, and at those distances timing is by far the least...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-06-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,252
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by ap1...

Quote:Originally Posted by ap1 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19778187)

You will unlikely get good results from Crosley. First it is very poor...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-06-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,252
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Their website is not very informative, nor is...

Their website is not very informative, nor is the manual, but assuming it's creating a standard redbook audio CD, you should have no issue at all bringing the files into a computer, the challenge...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-06-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by WiWavelength...

Quote:Originally Posted by WiWavelength http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19774523)

Not quite. You also need a mini TOSLINK to TOSLINK optical...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-06-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,031
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by eagle-sas...

Quote:Originally Posted by eagle-sas http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19776742)

My TV has "blu only" picture control mode, removing the red and...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:One way to deal with levels is by...

Quote:One way to deal with levels is by expanding the 16-235 video to the 0-255 computer range. If you do this 16 from the video becomes 0, and 235 becomes 255. When you expand, the 1-15 and 236-254...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-05-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by TroyW....

Quote:Originally Posted by TroyW. http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19771661)

Air port express!!!! I like this idea. Use my Apple iPod touch 4th...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-05-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,855
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by jurid001...

Quote:Originally Posted by jurid001 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19770553)

I have a feeling that my sarcasm was...
Forum: Camcorders   01-05-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Like any camcorder, handholding is fairly...

Like any camcorder, handholding is fairly limiting in terms of quality, but can get you into some amazing spots.

If you need good stable footage, a good handle, perhaps weighted, is going to be...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-05-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,992
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote: Originally Posted by scaesare...

Quote:
Originally Posted by scaesare http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=426af42ba69004997d6f69d8ea0f41fe&p=19765774#post19765774)...
Forum: Speakers   01-05-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,950
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Their commercial systems are reliable and of...

Their commercial systems are reliable and of good quality, and don't sound terrible. Some actually sound quite nice.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote: Originally Posted by KRP-600M...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KRP-600M http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=426af42ba69004997d6f69d8ea0f41fe&p=19769693#post19769693)...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,855
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote: Originally Posted by jurid001...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jurid001 http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=1f52e5fdd975d73e1a7183fbd93f7b25&p=19768884#post19768884)...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,866
Posted By ChrisWiggles
The sound is fairly simple, but the most...

The sound is fairly simple, but the most memorable 'breaking glass' scene I can think of is in Blade Runner when one of the replicants is running and falling through several windows of plate glass...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-04-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,606
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by sdurani...

Quote:Originally Posted by sdurani http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19763997)

Chris,

I don't know if 'Social Network' (shot on Red) is still...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-04-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,606
Posted By ChrisWiggles
Quote:Originally Posted by Lee Stewart...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lee Stewart http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19764539)

Chris:

If Hollywood REALLY cared about a high quality...
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