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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-02-2016, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Pete
Octave Tube Amps

Has anyone had exposure to or experience with the Octave V80 SE integrated amplifier? If so, I'd be curious as to your overall impressions. To what degree does it benefit from one of the add-on power...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-01-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,022
Posted By Pete
Their Dynamic Black used a very fast aperture...

Their Dynamic Black used a very fast aperture adjustment at the lamp end of the light engine allied with the available digital steps of the DLP system. For many years SIM2 didn't list a contrast...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2016, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Pete
Has Sony specified...or does anyone know...how...

Has Sony specified...or does anyone know...how many line pairs per millimeter the lens in the 5000 is resolving?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-30-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Pete
My bad on the 3D. I called down to FL to confirm...

My bad on the 3D. I called down to FL to confirm that it was included and they said that it was originally going to have it, but they have since decided that as it is not part of the UHD...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-29-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Pete
According to the latest cut sheet it does 3D in...

According to the latest cut sheet it does 3D in 2K and the HDR is HDR10. It has a 450w lamp (3000 hours in ECO mode) which they claim can do "up to 5,000 ANSI-Lumens". Vertical and horizontal lens...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-01-2016, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Pete
not sure as to the source or integrity (or...

not sure as to the source or integrity (or validity) of the test patterns you reference, but side-by-side comparisons of SXRD and DLP (pixel shifting) 4K playing UHD source material (not test...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-31-2016, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Pete
Just to be clear...e-Shift projectors are not...

Just to be clear...e-Shift projectors are not displaying all 8.3 million individual pixels of a UHD source. Both the 4K SXRD, and pixel-shifting DLPs ARE. Add a good lens to either of these...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-27-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,427
Posted By Pete
If all 8 million individual source pixels are...

If all 8 million individual source pixels are displayed, it's native 4K...PERIOD. Test patterns shown by TI at first introduction demonstrated superior sharpness and convergence than that of JVC and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-26-2016, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Pete
The problem, as I see it, is that a 4K projector...

The problem, as I see it, is that a 4K projector at the price for which this and other lower-cost 4K DLP offerings will be selling will not be able to include the caliber of lens that can fully...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-22-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By Pete
DLP is widely acknowledged to be better for...

DLP is widely acknowledged to be better for sports, games, and live action. The only question would be how much you're willing to spend. That then translates into the quality of optics to be obtained.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-20-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,427
Posted By Pete
I think you'd likely get some push back on this...

I think you'd likely get some push back on this from the TI camp. The fact that all 8.3 million individual pixels are displayed by way of two separate frames of 4.15 million pixels within a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-19-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,427
Posted By Pete
At this early stage of the game, I'd be hesitant...

At this early stage of the game, I'd be hesitant to generalize about one technology over another. Execution is everything, and those manufactures that are focused on attaining a selling price that is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-19-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,427
Posted By Pete
I would rank the demos I saw as follows... ...

I would rank the demos I saw as follows...

1. Barco Thor
2a. Sony VPL-VW5000
2b. SIM2 Nero 4
3. JVC RS4500
4. Epson LS10500
5. DPI E-Vision Laser 4K

The only reason I can't put the Nero 4...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-08-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,020
Posted By Pete
Has anyone had experience with IDK? www.idkav.com

Has anyone had experience with IDK? www.idkav.com
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-14-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,358
Posted By Pete
Mike, would these have multiple lens options? Can...

Mike, would these have multiple lens options? Can they do 3D? What about zoom/focus memory?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,742
Posted By Pete
Proof will be in the pudding...a number of 4K DLP...

Proof will be in the pudding...a number of 4K DLP iterations from TI partners will be shown at CEDIA....some, no doubt, with entry-level optics and prices; others with more costly executions. All the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Pete
You might consider stacking two projectors....

You might consider stacking two projectors. Brightness doubles, so you could get where you need to be without breaking the bank.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-14-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Pete
Does Dynaudio make any in-wall/in-ceiling type...

Does Dynaudio make any in-wall/in-ceiling type speakers?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-13-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Pete
It is highly unlikely that this will not include...

It is highly unlikely that this will not include HDR10 by the time it comes to market. Preliminary tech sheets tend to be pretty spare, leaving room for additional "wow" features to be fleshed out in...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-09-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Pete
I have a friend going to that event, but I don't...

I have a friend going to that event, but I don't think there will be any 4K projectors. It's some sort of "lifestyle" ultra short throw projector that sprays the wall from below or...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-08-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Pete
Same chassis as what? There's more to UHD than...

Same chassis as what? There's more to UHD than just the chip. No doubt there will be plenty of "affordable" TI-chipped projectors from all the usual brands that specialize in bang-for-the-buck and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-06-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Pete
If the owner is used to a 3-chip DLP, it may be...

If the owner is used to a 3-chip DLP, it may be difficult to transition to the characteristics of other light engine technologies. In the fall -- provided they can wait til then -- we should be...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-02-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 858
Posted By Pete
An AV dealer friend I correspond with said...

An AV dealer friend I correspond with said there'd be high brightness DLP 4K projectors (4000+) introduced at CEDIA based around the new .67 chip.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-25-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,277
Posted By Pete
There's no free ride with this screen, however,...

There's no free ride with this screen, however, as the trade off is noticeable color shift.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-22-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,737
Posted By Pete
If you are planning a jumbo size screen or your...

If you are planning a jumbo size screen or your room is small and your seating is very close to the screen...then 4K is desirable. At a normal seating distance, the extra pixels will not be...
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