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Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By fierce_gt
you need to be a hermit to get 'good sound'...

you need to be a hermit to get 'good sound' outdoors without disturbing your neighbours. it's a little easier to get good visuals 'privately'...

but i tend to agree, MOST ppl aren't even going to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By fierce_gt
i'll keep asking for more, as long as it keeps...

i'll keep asking for more, as long as it keeps simplifying things and reducing the cost per gb.

i see your point, that when a drive fails, it's a lot easier to replace/rebuild 3tb than 10tb,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
i may have misunderstood what you wanted. i was...

i may have misunderstood what you wanted. i was under the impression you WANTED value to be included... half of your above reply seems to indicate you don't like reviewers taking price into...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
for what its worth, until I read the shootout...

for what its worth, until I read the shootout results I thought buying an oled was inevitable for me. the results of this shootout are the only thing that has made me question that so far.

...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
I feel like you're turning my philosophical...

I feel like you're turning my philosophical debate into a scientific argument.


I understand that for things to look 'correct' we need to agree on a standard, and apply that to both the source...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
right, but not quite ready for THIS year, yet,...

right, but not quite ready for THIS year, yet, imo.


btw, I personally still only have one 'legal' source of high quality 1080p video available to me. so I'm extra bias on this subject.

...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
I know what you're getting at, but I'm going to...

I know what you're getting at, but I'm going to disagree... and here's why.


if you want to use ANY fictional space as a reference, it's a completely futile venture. there is literally one...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
you make good points, and I think there's a need...

you make good points, and I think there's a need to demonstrate those capabilities, but I'm not in agreement that they should be compared that way.


my PERSONAL measuring stick is the content....
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
if TV's come with speakers, they should be...

if TV's come with speakers, they should be detachable imo...


imo, I'd rather spend 20bux on the crappiest soundbar ever than use internal tv speakers. there's just no need for them in today's...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
I was kind of wondering about this too. I mean on...

I was kind of wondering about this too. I mean on one hand, I've definitely experienced situations where an 'uneducated' viewer can get sucked into a pretty nasty looking image, and it's only after...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
the only problem with that is what happens when...

the only problem with that is what happens when 2nd place is SO CLOSE to 1st, but 3rd is a mile away? it might be more useful to be able to rank them 9, 8, 5, 4 or something.


I'd suggest they...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
well, the same could be said of every category...

well, the same could be said of every category rated. we all have 'tolerances' to blacks, contrast, colors, etc.


maybe we need an interactive rating system that allows you to select categories,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
I agree, and it's somewhat disappointing. but if...

I agree, and it's somewhat disappointing. but if we put it into perspective a bit more, think of how a 3rd gen plasma would have compared. what would it score? 7 something? The fact that a technology...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
I think it's more like "you can put a Ferrari...

I think it's more like "you can put a Ferrari engine in a Volvo that car will still perform well"


ppl aren't 'tricked' into think good blacks and contrast look good. the foundation of a good...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 32,425
Posted By fierce_gt
interesting, I didn't even realize this was...

interesting, I didn't even realize this was happening yet, haha. shows what a difference a year can make on a person's interest.


that lg looks like an absolute runaway winner... until screen...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,865
Posted By fierce_gt
i always thought it was weird that'd we'd go from...

i always thought it was weird that'd we'd go from movies being mostly 1.85:1 and then that progressed towards a 'larger' 2.35:1 format(assuming the same height and wider screen), then imax comes...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,057
Posted By fierce_gt
i think i'm around 3times the height. whatever...

i think i'm around 3times the height. whatever the equivalent height of a 100" 16:9 screen from about 16feet back works out to. it's about 12 feet from the front row, and sometimes i'll do that too....
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-21-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,865
Posted By fierce_gt
i have not experienced this, personally. but if...

i have not experienced this, personally. but if i'm going to play devil's advocate, i'd say this is another reason why a native 'scope' format would be desirable. it'd be nice if the scope movie had...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-20-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,865
Posted By fierce_gt
i've always had a 'philosophical' issue with this...

i've always had a 'philosophical' issue with this reasoning.

i'm a believer that resolution is really about the SOURCE and not how you manipulate it. just like watching dvd's on my 1080p tv is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-16-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By fierce_gt
it's been ages, but i finally got two wireless...

it's been ages, but i finally got two wireless a/c devices to test out real world performance. transferring large-ish files from my HTPC to my laptop i'm routinely getting over 20MB/s speeds. still...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-15-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,660
Posted By fierce_gt
sounds like it already has :p

sounds like it already has :p
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,660
Posted By fierce_gt
i would totally go uhd for the benefits of hfr...

i would totally go uhd for the benefits of hfr and wider color gamut and consider the extra resolution a happy bonus. but at this time, the market for projectors is too big of a jump in price, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-14-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,064
Posted By fierce_gt
i still have 5.1 system, but it's largely because...

i still have 5.1 system, but it's largely because of a lack of avr's with enough internal amplification. i have a 7.1 avr right now, but use the extra 2 channels to carry audio into the adjacent...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-14-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,064
Posted By fierce_gt
it feels like an odd thing to me. i guess there's...

it feels like an odd thing to me. i guess there's enough ppl that are STARTING that would do that, though. i can't help but think from the point of view of somebody who's had 7.1 for years already,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By fierce_gt
that sounds like the length/cable is the issue...

that sounds like the length/cable is the issue then. i would recommend trying one of the redmere cables from monoprice. they seem to do a better job over long distances


length makes a big...
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