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Forum: Speakers   06-24-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 790
Posted By scowl
But if you can't remember it sounding better...

But if you can't remember it sounding better afterwards... what's the point? ;)
Forum: HD Radio   06-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By scowl
Multipath usually isn't the problem. COFDM has a...

Multipath usually isn't the problem. COFDM has a built-in system for cancelling multipath by using a guard interval. I've found that indoors the lower power HD signals just have trouble getting...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-31-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8,764
Views: 879,590
Posted By scowl
Oh, there's a station broadcasting a virtual...

Oh, there's a station broadcasting a virtual channel that's the same as another channel's real frequency. No wonder I'm confused!

Did KPDX not move back to 49 after the analog shutdown?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-30-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,764
Views: 879,590
Posted By scowl
Right now KPDX is carrying two subchannels,...

Right now KPDX is carrying two subchannels, RetroTV and KWVT. PSIP makes it hard to know what stations are carrying what channels these days.
Forum: HD DVD Software   04-06-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
Sorry, I don't see anything.

Sorry, I don't see anything.
Forum: HD DVD Software   04-06-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
Yes, I've gone through all of them over the past...

Yes, I've gone through all of them over the past year, mostly by starting discs before I go to bed and seeing if the player got stuck the next morning. I've had several fail but they were all Warner...
Forum: HD DVD Software   04-06-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
I'm surprised to hear that I'm not average people!

I'm surprised to hear that I'm not average people!
Forum: HD DVD Software   04-06-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
If HD-DVD's have a short life, what are most of...

If HD-DVD's have a short life, what are most of mine still playing fine?

Weren't they shipping Blu-rays discs that easily scratched before they started coating them with a stronger material?
Forum: HD DVD Software   04-04-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
Looks fine to me.

Looks fine to me.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-02-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,623
Posted By scowl
Widescreen DVD's had been out for years. People...

Widescreen DVD's had been out for years. People had dozens of them and watched them on their incorrectly-shaped NTSC television screens.



People had been dealing with improperly fit screens...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-01-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By scowl
The first episodes they produced look excellent....

The first episodes they produced look excellent. They did expect the network to watch these episodes in a theater because they turned in 35mm prints for them to screen. NBC was not convinced that...
Forum: HD DVD Software   03-19-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
I didn't see anything wrong with the Blu-ray of...

I didn't see anything wrong with the Blu-ray of Apollo 13.
Forum: HD DVD Software   03-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
I've just bought Blu-ray replacements for my...

I've just bought Blu-ray replacements for my failed HD-DVDs. They're a measly $10-$20 and sometimes even less than $10. That's a small price to pay for not spending time on the phone hoping I'll get...
Forum: HD Radio   03-13-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,485
Posted By scowl
I have heard such stations and I'm only surprised...

I have heard such stations and I'm only surprised by how awful they sound. I can't ignore the rolled-off highs, the blurry stereo spectrum, and the inevitable crunch of multipath. At least my Sony...
Forum: HD Radio   03-13-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,485
Posted By scowl
A couple of stations here were still playing MP2...

A couple of stations here were still playing MP2 files (128-192 Kbps) from their original playout server. This sounded acceptable in analog stereo FM but sounded horrible in HD Radio. There was no...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   03-10-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,719
Posted By scowl
But it doesn't in terms of a video release. Some...

But it doesn't in terms of a video release. Some people think all features can be transferred directly from the negative that was exposed in the camera. As your explanation shows, that's not possible...
Forum: HD DVD Software   03-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 65,115
Posted By scowl
I'd believe this. My first Blu-ray player slowly...

I'd believe this. My first Blu-ray player slowly fell out of alignment. At first it couldn't play Netflix discs, then it couldn't play any discs. Of course it was out of warranty by that time and a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 22,235
Posted By scowl
Apparently some are and the effect is tremendous....

Apparently some are and the effect is tremendous. It's always sad going back to my dim but professionally calibrated television.
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   03-03-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,719
Posted By scowl
Also with digital effects, the term "camera...

Also with digital effects, the term "camera negative" has no meaning. This is true for many optical effects as well since they only exist on the print. They don't do fades in the camera any more.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-26-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 22,235
Posted By scowl
The brightness levels I've seen in theaters...

The brightness levels I've seen in theaters approach the uncomfortable level that Ken Ross refers to. For example a cut from an indoor scene to an outdoor scene causes me to squint for a second until...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-26-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 22,235
Posted By scowl
Are you saying the theaters you go to are no...

Are you saying the theaters you go to are no brighter than your television? I've been amazed by how incredibly bright the screens are in the theaters I go to. It really adds to the visual impact of...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-25-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 22,235
Posted By scowl
Have you seen a movie in a theater recently?...

Have you seen a movie in a theater recently? People expect these levels of brightness there. Things like explosions are bright in the theater as they are in real life. They're not intended to be...
Forum: HD Radio   02-19-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,485
Posted By scowl
What regulation restricted AM Stereo to...

What regulation restricted AM Stereo to automobile receivers? There's no technical reason preventing anyone from building AM Stereo receivers. I remember Motorola manufactured a cheap C-Quam decoder...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-18-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,184
Posted By scowl
I can hear the surface noise of any song that has...

I can hear the surface noise of any song that has a quiet intro. These were brand new albums that I played only once to record them to cassette so it was not the result of wear. Many of these were...
Forum: HD Radio   02-18-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,485
Posted By scowl
I was talking about radios, not cars.

I was talking about radios, not cars.
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