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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-26-2017, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Luke M
I found this nice subpixel picture (much better...

I found this nice subpixel picture (much better than ones that just show white!). Note that the framing in the picture suggests GRWB, but the actual grouping could be, for example, RWBG.

In any...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-26-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,968
Posted By Luke M
Something I was pondering...do any TVs...

Something I was pondering...do any TVs interpolate native 24fps sources (e.g. blu-ray) to 48fps? As opposed to 120fps or (for 60Hz panels) 60fps.

This would have the benefit of being closer to the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-24-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 7,811
Posted By Luke M
Note that many channels are duplicated - there's...

Note that many channels are duplicated - there's an SD version and an HD version. That's so ancient cable boxes can still be used. The X1 can obviously receive either. If, due to some screwup, you're...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-24-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 262
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Posted By Luke M
I assume you're using a different device to...

I assume you're using a different device to receive from cable and OTA. So the difference could be in how those devices decode, scale, deinterlace, and output the picture.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,968
Posted By Luke M
"I’d like to see TV makers provide easy access to...

"I’d like to see TV makers provide easy access to motion processing presets, so viewers can enable, tweak, or disable it with ease. This feature should not be buried deep in the setup menu, which...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
Highest price ever on Amazon (according to...

Highest price ever on Amazon (according to camelcamelcamel) was $900. So the initial "list price" was probably $1000.
Forum: Community Articles   02-17-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Luke M
It's not the case that all receptacles must be...

It's not the case that all receptacles must be (to be NEC compliant) tamper resistant. The non-tamper resistant type are still readily available and can be used where allowed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,468
Posted By Luke M
Not all remotes are horrible. The FireTV remote...

Not all remotes are horrible. The FireTV remote is good, and that's a dirt cheap product.

As for using a phone/tablet: been there, done that. Bad idea.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
Compare with this picture of the Sony 830C (2015...

Compare with this picture of the Sony 830C (2015 model):

http://i.rtings.com/images/reviews/x830c/x830c-clearness-5-large.jpg

Massive blur reduction. It comes at a cost: the screen is dim and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800d ...

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800d

Refer to motion section. The 800D isn't capable of significantly reducing blur. No 60Hz flicker mode.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
2017 models: they redesigned the case and the 43"...

2017 models: they redesigned the case and the 43" version now uses an external power supply. Also there's a 55" version. That's all I could get from the Sony site.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 24,749
Posted By Luke M
It makes no difference whether a 120Hz TV...

It makes no difference whether a 120Hz TV displays 60Hz content at 60Hz internally or 120Hz. It would look the same, because nothing is changed by repeating a frame without flicker (that is, without...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 24,749
Posted By Luke M
The reason for duplication is the same reason for...

The reason for duplication is the same reason for blur. The motion of your eyeball (tracking the motion on the screen) is continuous, it doesn't advance every 1/60th of a second.

Compare these...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 24,749
Posted By Luke M
It doesn't have to be, but if not, you get image...

It doesn't have to be, but if not, you get image duplication. 120Hz flicker with 60fps gives a double image. It's still blur, but a discrete blur.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 667
Posted By Luke M
Sorry to be picky, but you mean daisy chain. The...

Sorry to be picky, but you mean daisy chain. The wiring is in parallel, not series. It's a big difference. :-)

Standard amps aren't bothered by >8ohm impedance, so the only issue is the max output...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 24,749
Posted By Luke M
As far as I know, HDR is independent of motion....

As far as I know, HDR is independent of motion. Maybe I'm missing something.

There's a relationship between high frame rate and flicker, in that 50/60Hz flicker is objectionable (especially 50!),...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-08-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,442
Posted By Luke M
Free HDTV doesn't look great to me. It's decent,...

Free HDTV doesn't look great to me. It's decent, but far from pristine in terms of compression artifacts. Doesn't matter whether I get it from cable or antenna, the quality is the same (limited by...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
Somewhere in the Sony audio settings there's a...

Somewhere in the Sony audio settings there's a way to disable Dolby Digital Plus support (you want plain DD only). That might fix it.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-07-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,130
Posted By Luke M
I'm weird - I watched the game and skipped the...

I'm weird - I watched the game and skipped the commercials (and the halftime whatever).
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-05-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
Try changing the input setting to be always...

Try changing the input setting to be always available (as opposed to auto disable).
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-01-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,442
Posted By Luke M
Broadcast video is overcompressed.

Broadcast video is overcompressed.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-31-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,753
Posted By Luke M
This is only a guess based on my observations,...

This is only a guess based on my observations, but I think the androidtv system doesn't have enough RAM for what it's trying to do. As a result the settings have to be reloaded (and something else...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,916
Posted By Luke M
Nope, the OLEDs are full resolution. The "fake...

Nope, the OLEDs are full resolution. The "fake 4K" screens have half the number of RGBW stripes (1920 horizontal).
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Luke M
Actually I was talking about normal IMAX, not the...

Actually I was talking about normal IMAX, not the dome version.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-26-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Luke M
The concept has been watered down over the years,...

The concept has been watered down over the years, but classic IMAX theaters were designed with a horizontal angle between 60 (last row) and 120 degrees (front row). When 8K TVs arrive we can all have...
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