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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By gtgray
The video out of the Shield is lousy. Get...

The video out of the Shield is lousy. Get yourself an Nvidia gtx10xx and and a HDMI 2.0x avr. Your JS9000 deserves better than the Shield. I have a 78JS8600 and a 43KS7000. Both are fed by Nvidia...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By gtgray
Get the Homerun Prime. Very robust device. I have...

Get the Homerun Prime. Very robust device. I have been using JRiver MC exclusively on Win 7. I have Comcast and no DRM channels.

JRiver runs on Win 7, 8 and 10. I am using version 21 which is not...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-20-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21,285
Views: 1,627,905
Posted By gtgray
Your post calibration RGB tracking on blue is way...

Your post calibration RGB tracking on blue is way off, which means your grayscale is way off, which means the whole thing is wrong. Sorry man, you asked.

I don't really know what is going on but...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21,285
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Posted By gtgray
Was this work done by a Pro? There is a lot wrong...

Was this work done by a Pro? There is a lot wrong there... I don't know where to begin with that hot mess. Go over to the Display Calibration forum and post those graphs.
Forum: Speakers   10-31-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,579
Posted By gtgray
3 way centers are generally better. Putting a...

3 way centers are generally better. Putting a dipole in a cabinet makes no sense.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By gtgray
Less than 12'.

Less than 12'.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 134,945
Posted By gtgray
The Shield at 18 months old is a deeply flawed...

The Shield at 18 months old is a deeply flawed piece. As more of us have moved on to Smart 4K TVS it's online streaming offers no significant advantage over current TVS built in offerings.

The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 134,945
Posted By gtgray
It's not just upscaling it is color rendering. ...

It's not just upscaling it is color rendering.

I have a calibrated 4k 78" Samsung and the color from JRiver/madvr is stunning. Fortunately for me I have Comcast and no DRM protected content. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 134,945
Posted By gtgray
Deinterlacing is fixed. I hadn't used my Shield...

Deinterlacing is fixed. I hadn't used my Shield since right after 3.2 broke the deinterlacing.

I have been using JRIVER MC in HQ Video Mode (madvr) in the meantime but you know what? The Shield...
Forum: Speakers   10-27-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,579
Posted By gtgray
I tried a big 3 way Speakercraft from eBay. The...

I tried a big 3 way Speakercraft from eBay. The Speakercraft was a real improvement over Motion 30. But it still was lacking. Found a Boston Acoustics VR-12. It is from about 1999. It is an even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 134,945
Posted By gtgray
Kind of astonishing how long it is taking Nvidia...

Kind of astonishing how long it is taking Nvidia to fix what it broke in 3.2. I am beginning to think Nvidia is likely to end the Shield project perhaps soon. Hopefully they fix the deinterlacing...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-25-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By gtgray
I have a 78" and sit approximately 15' away. If...

I have a 78" and sit approximately 15' away. If you can afford go big... 85 or higher. I had a 92" it was the right size but the picture couldn't match the Sammy.
Forum: Speakers   10-25-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,579
Posted By gtgray
I have the Motion 30 yuck...

I have the Motion 30 yuck...
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,955
Posted By gtgray
Who sells the Tannoy XT8F for $900 a pair? I want...

Who sells the Tannoy XT8F for $900 a pair? I want some of that🤗
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 831
Posted By gtgray
Sealed or front ported centers usually do better....

Sealed or front ported centers usually do better.

The rear ported centers I have tried sounded better after I put a sock in the port and redid my receivers room correction software. Of course...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By gtgray
If you have a Costco membership they have a high...

If you have a Costco membership they have a high content budget 7.2 Yamaha AVR for under $400. TSR5810. It has proper binding posts all across.
Forum: Speakers   10-14-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By gtgray
The Studio 530s have a big cinematic sound. I...

The Studio 530s have a big cinematic sound. I owned them for about a year. I liked them a lot.
Forum: Speakers   10-11-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 362
Posted By gtgray
Yes the tweeter is decent, it has 2 6.5" woofers...

Yes the tweeter is decent, it has 2 6.5" woofers and a mid under the tweeter. It is sealed, and has a heavy non-resonant cabinet. It is efficient and it reproduces very clear dialog. I am using it...
Forum: Speakers   10-11-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 362
Posted By gtgray
Watch your local craigslist for a Boston...

Watch your local craigslist for a Boston Acoustics VR12. This a big 3-way center which is excellent. I paid $125 for one a few weeks ago. They are some 16 years old now and costs $600 when new back...
Forum: Speakers   10-07-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By gtgray
I have owned the JBLS and I own the Martin...

I have owned the JBLS and I own the Martin Logans. The JBL are by far the better speaker IMO.

The build quality is very nice on the MLs but I have 4 LX-16s sitting in boxes in my spare room,...
Forum: Speakers   10-06-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 106,891
Posted By gtgray
If you are familiar with the original big ESS...

If you are familiar with the original big ESS Heil Air Motion Transformers you would have a higher opinion of AMTs. They were/are sensational. I assume these little generic AMTs are too bright...
Forum: Speakers   10-06-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 106,891
Posted By gtgray
I would hope they were a lot better than the 2ND...

I would hope they were a lot better than the 2ND gen ML Motions. I have 40s and Ascend Sierra 2s and the Martin's are lovely but not very balanced, fatiguing highs. The Ascends put the Martin Logans...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By gtgray
I have zero problems handshaking via my x4200....

I have zero problems handshaking via my x4200. Nvidia though avr to 4k Samsung.
Forum: Speakers   10-03-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By gtgray
The KEF Q100 is on sale for $299 a pair at...

The KEF Q100 is on sale for $299 a pair at KEFdirect online. You can buy the matching center (Q200C) as a refurb at Accessories4less.
Forum: Speakers   09-30-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 427,645
Posted By gtgray
I am surprised you found it necessary to block...

I am surprised you found it necessary to block the ports considering they are front ports. I don't like rear ported centers that I have tried in my setup. I usually end up sticking a sock in them and...
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