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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-09-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chris Friesen
Any thoughts of going with a separate streaming...

Any thoughts of going with a separate streaming box down in the basement by the audio racks? Something like a Roku 4, for example.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-13-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,679
Posted By Chris Friesen
I'm actually not complaining about that sort of...

I'm actually not complaining about that sort of audio. That sounds fine. I'm complaining about theaters where the baseline level of dialogue is uncomfortably loud, and action scenes even more so. ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,679
Posted By Chris Friesen
There is a difference between loud dynamics and...

There is a difference between loud dynamics and "oh crap my ears just started bleeding". I've been to movie theaters that clearly were turned up *way* too high, because some people think that louder...
Forum: AVS Forum® Podcasts   05-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,477
Posted By Chris Friesen
For what it's worth, I'm a software developer and...

For what it's worth, I'm a software developer and I sit almost exactly 24" away from my 24" monitor (with another 22" beside it). I'm planning on going bigger, would love a curved 40" 4K monitor but...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   04-17-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Chris Friesen
What you want exists, but it's not cheap. You're...

What you want exists, but it's not cheap. You're looking at something like a Kramer VP-728 (they have multiple models with similar features, and there are others from other manufacturers). As you...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-21-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,322
Posted By Chris Friesen
No real downside if done right...

I don't see any downsides with object-based audio. You encode the position of the sound source in the audio track, and then it's up to the receiver to figure out how to approximate that given the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-21-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 13,634
Posted By Chris Friesen
great idea for a computer monitor

I'm not sure that curved makes sense for a TV screen, but I would *love* a 4K curved 40" computer monitor.

When you sit that close to the display, the curve makes a huge difference in terms of how...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,365
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by amirm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529839/why-are-speakers-always-the-weakest-link-in-any-type-of-audio-system#post_24674017)...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   04-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,363
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDTVAV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525105/hdmi-2-0-or-not-hdmi-2-0-or-hdmi-2-0-lite#post_24592106)

YES!

Either it is...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   04-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,363
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDTVAV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525105/hdmi-2-0-or-not-hdmi-2-0-or-hdmi-2-0-lite#post_24590315)

The point is - you...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   04-09-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,363
Posted By Chris Friesen
Technically speaking this was an issue with HDMI...

Technically speaking this was an issue with HDMI 1.4 already....lots of devices didn't support deep color, or the ethernet channel, or audio return channel, or 4K, or all the different 3D formats,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-06-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 238,703
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 9179mhb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1309492/4k-by-2k-or-quad-hd-lots-of-rumors-thoughts/3600#post_24322270)

Good luck...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 238,703
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 9179mhb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1309492/4k-by-2k-or-quad-hd-lots-of-rumors-thoughts/3600#post_24311380)

Not all 4K...
Forum: Speakers   01-17-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,701
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike Rubin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1511825/goldenear-triton-one-at-ces-2014#post_24223852)

... I also had continuous...
Forum: Speakers   01-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,701
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike Rubin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1511825/goldenear-triton-one-at-ces-2014#post_24221761)

I wish there were passive....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,897
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by Jack D...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jack D Ripper http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   11-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,876
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by alk3997 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1384583/hdmi-matrix-switch-why-is-this-so-complicated/60#post_23968877)

But, that...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   11-19-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,876
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by alk3997 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1384583/hdmi-matrix-switch-why-is-this-so-complicated/60#post_23968760)

That's great -...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   11-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,876
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by alk3997 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1384583/hdmi-matrix-switch-why-is-this-so-complicated/60#post_23963819)

Finally HDMI...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-02-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11,525
Views: 982,001
Posted By Chris Friesen
My avr-1713 is saying there's a new firmware...

My avr-1713 is saying there's a new firmware available--anyone know what this addresses?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,828
Posted By Chris Friesen
I picked up an NTV300 (not the 300sl) on sale...

I picked up an NTV300 (not the 300sl) on sale primarily for use as a Netflix box. For this purpose the time to start up the Netflix app was longer than I was willing to accept.

This device takes...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Chris Friesen
So I got a buddy to compare against the Sony 590...

So I got a buddy to compare against the Sony 590 blu-ray player and it was somewhat faster than the Netgear box. I then picked up a Roku and the difference is huge. It's just way smoother and more...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-31-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Chris Friesen
I just picked up a Netgear NTV300 on sale for...

I just picked up a Netgear NTV300 on sale for use playing Netflix (I wanted something that would do 1080p and DD+).

This device takes maybe 35 seconds to actually start up the Netflix app from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11,525
Views: 982,001
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ricc0chet http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1409431/the-official-denon-avr-xx13-model-owners-thread-faq/2730#post_22534898)

Yes,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-24-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Chris Friesen
Quote:Originally Posted by Colm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Colm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19172062)

Even gigabit ethernet does not have the bandwidth to handle the...
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