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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-16-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11,308
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Posted By Jon S
A friend of mine said that the Oppo BDP-95 cannot...

A friend of mine said that the Oppo BDP-95 cannot play back Expendables 3's Dolby Atmos soundtrack. He gets a lot of dropouts in the audio. He was told that a number of older players (including the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-16-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Jon S
I use the Zinnser Shellac-based primer... Do NOT...

I use the Zinnser Shellac-based primer... Do NOT use water based primers if you are going to use an oil-based finish like enamels or lacquers... The primer will wrinkle like a raisin. Learned that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9,225
Views: 566,549
Posted By Jon S
While I know that the Vizio has a full array...

While I know that the Vizio has a full array backlight, I really don't know how good it it really is... The Vizio only has 72 zones... If I am not mistaken, Sony and Samsung has 300-360...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By Jon S
well, I must be a 65-yo kid at heart...

well, I must be a 65-yo kid at heart...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Jon S
The only good isobaric subwoofer I have ever...

The only good isobaric subwoofer I have ever heard was a Linn... It went down low enough (~30Hz) but it was the tightness and response that got to me. Only problem was that it cost over $4000.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,466
Posted By Jon S
No receiver currently can do that until next year...

No receiver currently can do that until next year at the earliest... HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 with full bandwidth specs is not available at the current time... It probably won't be out until 4K...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9,566
Views: 718,848
Posted By Jon S
I would never copy someone else's calibration...

I would never copy someone else's calibration settings on to your set. Samsung uses different chipsets and display panels on the same model. You are not going to know if the Samsung panel is the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By Jon S
I really do not recommend people copy settings...

I really do not recommend people copy settings from someone else's calibration... Each television is different. If your set uses a different panel (like many Samsungs do) your settings would...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Jon S
Sine there is no source readily available to...

Sine there is no source readily available to consumers that delivers 4K content (other than some expensive one-off equipment), getting a 4K receiver right now is redundant... All HD (1080i/p)...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9,566
Views: 718,848
Posted By Jon S
Flashlighting is a toss of the dice... Either...

Flashlighting is a toss of the dice... Either you have it or you don't... Luckily, I don't have it. But AFAIK all of the Samsungs use non-IPS panels. That means you will get image degradation...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 12,116
Posted By Jon S
I think LG's 4K OLED panel is streeting for about...

I think LG's 4K OLED panel is streeting for about $9000-$10,000...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Jon S
Some of the Sony and LG televisions uses IPS...

Some of the Sony and LG televisions uses IPS LED-LCD panels... They offer excellent off-axis viewing. The drawback to IPS panels is that they suffer from sharply reduced contrast levels. They may...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,357
Views: 203,672
Posted By Jon S
The Darbies cannot handle 4K signals, so if you...

The Darbies cannot handle 4K signals, so if you have a 4K source it will not work. They do improve 1080P images, sometimes significantly, but when the 1080P signal is "darbied" and sent to a 4K set,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9,566
Views: 718,848
Posted By Jon S
Turn off TV, unplug from AC... Plug back in and...

Turn off TV, unplug from AC... Plug back in and power up...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9,566
Views: 718,848
Posted By Jon S
It's a non-IPS panel. They use various brands of...

It's a non-IPS panel. They use various brands of panels even along the same model number depending on manufacture date. It's a crap shoot on what panel you get.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9,566
Views: 718,848
Posted By Jon S
People should understand that some may like the...

People should understand that some may like the image when it is set to ISF standards. ISF specifications is to have the image set to a standard with natural colors, balanced black and white levels....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,040
Posted By Jon S
Unplug the TV from the AC outlet... Wait a minute...

Unplug the TV from the AC outlet... Wait a minute and then plug it back it... This is common when updating apps...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By Jon S
3D on the Sony is not as good as the Samsung. ...

3D on the Sony is not as good as the Samsung. The Sony suffers from crosstalk more than other brands, especially when you tilt your head... Some Sonys use LG panels which are IPS types... IPS...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 207,758
Posted By Jon S
You might have a hard wire connection to your...

You might have a hard wire connection to your devices, but if your ISP speed is low, you are not going to HD all of the time. I have a 21Mbps DSL connection and i can get HD all the time but 4K is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-13-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 129
Posted By Jon S
you cannot use a subwoofer for a bass shaker like...

you cannot use a subwoofer for a bass shaker like the buttkicker... Bass shakers use powerful solenoids to move the chairs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By Jon S
If you are considering 4K in the future, I'd...

If you are considering 4K in the future, I'd wait... The HDMI and HDCP specs are going to be updated to allow 4K playback when the 4K Blu-Ray players come out next year. The current crop of...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9,566
Views: 718,848
Posted By Jon S
I have no issues using a regular HDMI cable with...

I have no issues using a regular HDMI cable with the set... You only into issues with longer runs... You can tell if you got issues, there will be sparklies on screen...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,834
Posted By Jon S
You are not kidding... Everything rusts here...

You are not kidding...

Everything rusts here and really quick... Being out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on an island that is 25x25 miles is a real bummer... I had an Onkyo TX-NR906...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,834
Posted By Jon S
I may have mentioned it before... I ended up with...

I may have mentioned it before... I ended up with a Dewalt saw with the rolling stand...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 177,415
Posted By Jon S
My point is that do not expect warranty coverage...

My point is that do not expect warranty coverage if you screw up the television... I think it's covered under most warranties as abuse...
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