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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,194
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Sadly, there is no official AVS party this year;...

Sadly, there is no official AVS party this year; with the change in ownership, we couldn't pull it together. Hopefully next year!

As for an ad hoc gathering at the CEDIA party on Thursday...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
How Often Have You Replaced Your Primary Projector In The Last 10 Years?

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Do you stick with old faithful or replace it every year or two? What drives you to replace your projector?

Last week, I asked...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,947
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Thanks Amir! You certainly get what I'm trying to...

Thanks Amir! You certainly get what I'm trying to do here—shine new light on a controversial subject by involving as many people as possible in their own investigation. Many respondents have said how...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-26-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Video Guru Joe Kane Becomes SMPTE Fellow

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SMPTE honors this tireless advocate for accurate reproduction of video images and improving the entire television ecosystem.
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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 8,092
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Yes, it is confirmed. In a note from LG today,...

Yes, it is confirmed. In a note from LG today, head of new product development Tim Alessi is quoted as saying, "The model number for our 77-inch Ultra HD OLED TV has changed to 77EG9700. This will be...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 8,092
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
LG UHD/4K OLED TVs to Hit the Market This Year

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The long-awaited UHD/4K OLED TVs from LG are finally poised to enter the flat-panel market. Gentlemen, open your checkbooks!

LG...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
One of the calibrators, Kevin Miller, was...

One of the calibrators, Kevin Miller, was scheduled to be on the show, but he had to bow out at the last minute because he got a paying gig that could not be refused. I tried to get one of the other...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Thanks! Had a great birthday celebration with my...

Thanks! Had a great birthday celebration with my sweetie—a wonderful dinner at my favorite jazz supper club. I'm grateful for another orbit around the Sun!
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-22-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,905
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I suppose so!

I suppose so!
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-22-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,905
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Yeah, a tough room, for sure! I realize that...

Yeah, a tough room, for sure! I realize that changing the wording midstream isn't ideal, but the poll has been active for only one day, so what the heck? I will do a separate poll for projectors next...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,905
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
You're right, I should have written the question...

You're right, I should have written the question itself as: "How often have you replaced your main/primary TV in the last 10 years?" I did say that in the OP, but it should have been in the question...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-22-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,905
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Well, I was specifically asking about replacing...

Well, I was specifically asking about replacing your main TV, not adding to your collection. I certainly could have asked how many TVs (and projectors and screens) people have bought in the last 10...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Value Electronics 2014 Flat-Panel Shootout

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Robert Zohn, president of Value Electronics, and Mark Henninger, senior writer at AVS Forum, talk about the 2014 flat-panel...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,905
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
How Often Have You Replaced Your Main/Primary TV In The Last 10 Years?

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Do you watch till it dies or replace it every year or two? What drives you to buy a new TV?

Throughout my childhood, I remember...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I haven't parsed the data that way, but it's an...

I haven't parsed the data that way, but it's an interesting idea. I'll check it out; thanks!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Actually, the HTC M8 is a high-res-capable phone;...

Actually, the HTC M8 is a high-res-capable phone; in fact, Sprint is making a pretty big deal about this feature, and Mark Waldrep is a big fan.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Excellent question! This is why the files in this...

Excellent question! This is why the files in this experiment come from AIX Records, where engineer Mark Waldrep is meticulous about using equipment capable of capturing ultrasonic frequencies and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
AVS/AIX High-Res Audio Test: Updated Results

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With 50 participants, it's time to update the results of this informal but interesting—and, I hope, fun—experiment.

It's been...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 19,887
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
2014 Value Electronics Flat-Panel Shootout Results Are In

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The results of this year's flat-panel shootout are interesting, to say the least. Which technology won over the attendees and...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Exactly correct. Their goal is to preserve a...

Exactly correct. Their goal is to preserve a given quality level at a lower bitrate.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 25,890
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
No, but I'll ask. However, I won't be surprised...

No, but I'll ask. However, I won't be surprised if Samsung does not reveal that particular spec; few companies do except for Vizio.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 25,890
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Yes, and as I posted later, Mike confirmed to me...

Yes, and as I posted later, Mike confirmed to me that the 85-incher does, in fact, have direct backlighting, but the smaller sizes of that model are edgelit. Very confusing! Also, Samsung does not...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-16-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,706
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
1. If you play an Atmos-encoded Blu-ray on a...

1. If you play an Atmos-encoded Blu-ray on a system without Atmos decoding (i.e., a legacy AVR) and no overhead speakers, all the objects will appear in the 7.1 speakers; no sounds will be missing,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-16-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,706
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Sanjay, these were both points that Dolby made...

Sanjay, these were both points that Dolby made during the fact check of the article. I had originally written that the height DSP was done in the AVR, which is what I understood from the discussion,...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-16-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 25,890
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Just got the definitive word form Mike Wood at...

Just got the definitive word form Mike Wood at Samsung: the HU8550 is edgelit at sizes below 85 inches, while the 85-incher is actually backlit. Samsung does not call it "full array" because there...
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