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Forum: Dual Format Players   07-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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Views: 146,622
Posted By twitch
Get The Gringo won't play on my machine....

Get The Gringo won't play on my machine. Somewhat surprising as that hasn't occurred earlier with other 2012 movie releases. Particularly since Sum-Dung washed their hands over 2 years ago as far as...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-02-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By twitch
According to my salesman, purchasing a Wi-Fi...

According to my salesman, purchasing a Wi-Fi featuring dvd player would make adding a dedicated USB wireless LAN adapter to the television set a redundant proposition.
Due to the ability of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-02-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 512,382
Posted By twitch
I just finished testing out my usual go-to...

I just finished testing out my usual go-to discs:
Snatch on Superbit and Crank on blur-ray.
Ordinarily these two provide razor sharp images for the their respective niches even if one were to play...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-31-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 512,382
Posted By twitch
Doug's s settings turned out a considerable...

Doug's s settings turned out a considerable improvement on the whale poop of a picture I was getting with cnet tweaks.
BTW, I misspoke when complaining about high contrast level. I meant to say...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 512,382
Posted By twitch
I picked up my 909 yesterday. Had it on for...

I picked up my 909 yesterday. Had it on for about 4 hours (between yesterday night and today).
Just finished making adjustments according to what was posted by cnet.
So far so crappy.
On cable...
Forum: Home Automation   04-15-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,694
Posted By twitch
Thanks a bunch, fellas...

Thanks a bunch, fellas http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3177/icongubslayer1copy.gif (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/icongubslayer1copy.gif/)
Forum: Home Automation   04-09-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,694
Posted By twitch
Could you talk about Control4 option ? I was...

Could you talk about Control4 option ?
I was given a brief demo on how it works during an unrelated visit to a local system integrator.
And what the costs are for a portable console one could walk...
Forum: Home Automation   04-09-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,694
Posted By twitch
My security system specialist claims it can't be...

My security system specialist claims it can't be done.
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By twitch
OK, here's what I'm trying to pull off. ...

OK, here's what I'm trying to pull off.

Plan A:

Have a modestly-sized stage built to place L & R towers. Center speaker will go up on the wall beneath the screen.
(So speaker cosmetics will...
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By twitch
My only condition is that speakers be either...

My only condition is that speakers be either American or European brand.
By which I mean engineered and assembled.
Some suggest I go with Sonus Faber; others propose B&W 805Di; others advise going...
Forum: Screens   03-29-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,861
Posted By twitch
I'm really not all that hung up on Stewart. ...

I'm really not all that hung up on Stewart.
Though my local HT installers seem to be http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Carada product isn't in the cards since yours truly...
Forum: Speakers   03-28-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20,064
Views: 2,003,196
Posted By twitch
I was told that going with 802s would require...

I was told that going with 802s would require major upgrade in firepower. Amps along the lines of McIntosh/Classe.
I wonder if using Arcam AVR600 might save me from spending $$$$.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By twitch
The wall is 15ft wide. Judging by what an...

The wall is 15ft wide. Judging by what an installer told me, that space easily could accommodate 110" 1.78 screen.
Forum: Screens   03-28-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,861
Posted By twitch
Another day, another Stewart dealer. Evidently...

Another day, another Stewart dealer.
Evidently I might be able to get a proprietary masking system priced @ sane levels (by Stewart standards anyway) so long as I meet 2 conditions:
1. Screen has...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By twitch
What do you figure oughta be reasonable max...

What do you figure oughta be reasonable max width of a wall onto which a 65" panel would go without visually shrinking ?
Frankly, I thought about going the 85" route, but marketing brainiacs over @...
Forum: Screens   03-25-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,861
Posted By twitch
I phoned another Stewart dealer who informed me...

I phoned another Stewart dealer who informed me that adding multi-ratio masking system from the same manufacturer would add no more than $7K to the invoice for my screen. All in all the total tab is...
Forum: Screens   03-23-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,861
Posted By twitch
According to an installer for the stars whom I...

According to an installer for the stars whom I had over, ordering a masking system offering multiple aspect ratios is going to drive up the cost.
Considering the exact same 2-bar vertical system...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-22-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 793,805
Posted By twitch
According to Pio product literature both HDMI...

According to Pio product literature both HDMI ports are active on 09FD at all times.
The only thing that's different is sound. Which on the port marked as SUB is output in 2-channel only.
Does...
Forum: Screens   03-22-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,861
Posted By twitch
Before I go it and drop the equivalent of a new...

Before I go it and drop the equivalent of a new Korean car, I'd like to clear something up here.
Considering a typical PJ outputs in the following aspect ratios:
1.33
1.78
2.35 (when paired with...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By twitch
Yeah, wait till they break for a commercial...

Yeah, wait till they break for a commercial http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By twitch
I'm sorta leaning towards a Panny pro plasma...

I'm sorta leaning towards a Panny pro plasma because:
A. never seen one I disliked.
B. Japanese engineered, assembled, QCed product designed to run all day, everyday.
On the flip side product...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-03-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 178,737
Posted By twitch
Quote:Originally Posted by CAVX...

Quote:Originally Posted by CAVX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18239478)

The 16:9 projector does output a rectangle of light of 1.78:1. The...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 178,737
Posted By twitch
So if PJ outputs @ 16x9 which is subsequently...

So if PJ outputs @ 16x9 which is subsequently stretched by AL to 2.35 to be projected onto 2.35 screen - how I am going to take advantage of 1.85 ratio offered by Carada's MMS ?
The 1.33; 1.78 and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,689
Posted By twitch
I wonder how keen are local Runco dealers on...

I wonder how keen are local Runco dealers on installing Runco equipment purchased via out-of-state dealers.
Or are they going to give me the you-don't-go-to-a-restaurant-with-your-own-steak line...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By twitch
So Runco dealer has none on the floor that he...

So Runco dealer has none on the floor that he could show me.
Their top-flight 65" plasma retails for $17K http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/eek.gif
And people blame Panny for being in...
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