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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Franchot
Wonder if OPPO will beef up or provide more...

Wonder if OPPO will beef up or provide more flexibility on the headphone amp on this model...

(My 105 doesn't drive my Audeze LCD 3 headphones very well with 5.1 movie soundtracks.)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-12-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 4,895
Posted By Franchot
Good choice. That album has a lot of great songs...

Good choice. That album has a lot of great songs on it. Report back on how you like the 5.1 mix.

One of my favorite Nick Cave albums is:
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-10-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 4,895
Posted By Franchot
Since Peter Gabriel's Up is one of my favorite...

Since Peter Gabriel's Up is one of my favorite 5.1 music discs, I invested in the new Blu ray Still Growing Up Live. (I own the previous DVD version of this concert.)

So, I have been listening and...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-10-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 4,895
Posted By Franchot
All of Nick Cave albums which have been remixed...

All of Nick Cave albums which have been remixed in 5.1 are well done and very enveloping. You also get a lot of content for your money although some of the albums have become quite pricey due to the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-07-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 4,895
Posted By Franchot
No More Shall We Part -- Nick Cave & The Bad...

No More Shall We Part -- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

(Another artist who doesn't get much mention in this forum although almost all of his albums have been remastered in 5.1 mixes.)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-25-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 4,895
Posted By Franchot
XTC's Skylarking which I received over the...

XTC's Skylarking which I received over the weekend.

And back to the Velvet Underground's Loaded for yet another spin. The multi-channel mix on Loaded is so clean and well-defined. It's easily in...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-16-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
I've never purchased a TV from Crutchfield's, but...

I've never purchased a TV from Crutchfield's, but I've bought several audio products from them. (Opened boxed.) They are an excellent seller and have a great return policy.

They are not the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-14-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
Auto or 4k x 2k. From reading through the OPPO...

Auto or 4k x 2k. From reading through the OPPO thread on this site this is what is suggested since you have a 4k TV. I've tried both and didn't notice a difference so went with 4k x 2k.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-14-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Franchot
If UPS or some freight company is delivering it,...

If UPS or some freight company is delivering it, I could understand why the delivery people would not unbox and set up the TV. They're not part of the Best Buy company. You would do well to inspect...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-14-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Franchot
Are you talking about a BestBuy.com order or...

Are you talking about a BestBuy.com order or buying it directly from a Best Buy store? The store bought TVs will be unpacked and set up if you so desire. Buying from the website will get you an...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-22-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,282
Posted By Franchot
"The best-laid plans of mice and women..." ...

"The best-laid plans of mice and women..."

"A man will justify any reason to upgrade his electronic equipment. And this includes upgrading the same electronic component several times in one year."...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-20-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,282
Posted By Franchot
catodici, Here's a suggested starting point...

catodici,

Here's a suggested starting point for your video settings which may bring you closer to the picture quality you are seeking and take away the Soap Opera Effect:

ISF Expert (Dark or...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-20-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
Sometimes you have to search around and pay a...

Sometimes you have to search around and pay a little more for what you want:

Batman vs. Superman Ultimate Edition with 4K, 3D, and Blu ray in one package!
...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-20-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,282
Posted By Franchot
Soap Opera Effect? What mode are you in? ISF...

Soap Opera Effect? What mode are you in? ISF Dark or Bright are the favored ones around here. Have you turned TruMotion off?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-11-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
Seems like that's it as I noticed the same thing....

Seems like that's it as I noticed the same thing. Going by the number of the new firmware it looks to be just a minor tweak.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-11-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
My 65E just updated to the latest firmware...

My 65E just updated to the latest firmware version: 03.15.25 so I guess it wasn't pulled.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-09-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
Got ya. No, that's not normal. Have you tried...

Got ya. No, that's not normal. Have you tried the Reset To Initial Settings under the General tab to see if that fixes the problem?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-08-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
First I've heard of something like. My set...

First I've heard of something like. My set doesn't do this. Are you saying that you run the set for twenty hours straight and then this happens? How long after you turn off the set and then try to...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-07-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,282
Posted By Franchot
I like this idea. Easy enough to accomplish with...

I like this idea. Easy enough to accomplish with a nice "gotcha" moment.

Don't try to accomplish everything that you want to include with the TV (such as purchasing the UHD player, etc. unless...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-07-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,282
Posted By Franchot
It might be difficult to hide since the TV comes...

It might be difficult to hide since the TV comes in quite a big box. Maybe store it at that friend's/neighbor's house, but get some sort of collateral from the the friend/neighbor as he is likely to...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-07-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16,652
Views: 980,556
Posted By Franchot
Which OPPO do you have? I recently had the HDMI...

Which OPPO do you have? I recently had the HDMI port on my 83 go bad after years and years of use. I've also had to send it back once for a tray and laser problem. The later models (103/105) seem...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-07-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Franchot
Ahhh. This additional information gives me a...

Ahhh. This additional information gives me a different perspective of what you want out of a TV and how important a TV is to your lifestyle.

In that case, go with the Vizio P that you talked...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-06-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Franchot
bgaviator, If money is the issue, then save...

bgaviator,

If money is the issue, then save up a little more or cut out some non-essentials for a while and get a 65 inch LG B set.

Or look at the LG sets from last year. I don't own last...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-05-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,874
Posted By Franchot
drewTT is trying to entice some owners of OLEDs...

drewTT is trying to entice some owners of OLEDs to sign up with Chad to make a trip to the LA area. Shoot drewTT a PM to get on his list.



Also...

http://socalht.com/index.html

(Never...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-05-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Franchot
Seems like you don't need to compromise on size...

Seems like you don't need to compromise on size vs. OLED. LG has many price-tiers of their LG sets (G, E, C, B) and their video output are all virtually the same.
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