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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By PeterTHX
My personal setup is the Oppo -> Receiver -> HDMI...

My personal setup is the Oppo -> Receiver -> HDMI 1 on the Sony XBR


My cable (instead of your UVERSE) goes directly to the TV via HDMI 3. It's audio goes to my surround system through ARC...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,022
Posted By PeterTHX
This is when the first movie was in production....

This is when the first movie was in production. Abrams said he watch TREK growing up but that NOW he was a fan.


Nick Meyer said the same thing when doing WRATH OF KHAN.


Both films have...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,022
Posted By PeterTHX
The majority of VOYAGE HOME and FIRST CONTACT...

The majority of VOYAGE HOME and FIRST CONTACT took place on Earth. Very popular films too.
Part of II, III, V, VI, and NEMESIS took place on Earth.


It's not a valid complaint IMO.
Forum: D-cinema Equipment and Theaters   08-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,290
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Posted By PeterTHX
Interesting, I've read so many conflicting...

Interesting, I've read so many conflicting reports on what Fantasound had/didn't have/setup etc. I'm still not 100% sure how it really worked.


True that it was way ahead of it's time, which...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-24-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By PeterTHX
Very pretty, too bad she ruined her chest with...

Very pretty, too bad she ruined her chest with plastic surgery.


(plenty of topless shots out there, they look really wonky & scarred uncovered)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-24-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By PeterTHX
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/2...

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/203/574/ItsaFake.jpg
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 266,201
Posted By PeterTHX
That's the problem with low bitrate sources like...

That's the problem with low bitrate sources like streaming/cable/satellite/FIOS. The dynamic range of the picture gets crushed in addition to the loss of fine detail. Blu-ray has (usually) a much...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 266,201
Posted By PeterTHX
What article? The rest of your...

What article?


The rest of your statement is gibberish. "Sent from my iPad"?


I was talking about the Surface 3 output resolution to the XBR-X900B via mini-DP/HDMI (4K), not the native...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,351
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Posted By PeterTHX
I can run 4096x2160p at 24Hz on my Surface 3, I...

I can run 4096x2160p at 24Hz on my Surface 3, I can also do 3840x2160p at 30Hz, all output to the XBR-X900B.


This is the low end Surface 3 with the Haswell Core i3 and Intel HD Graphics 4200....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
Doesn't Atmos itself EQ the room during setup?

Doesn't Atmos itself EQ the room during setup?
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-20-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,714
Posted By PeterTHX
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/...

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/soon-meme.jpg
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 266,201
Posted By PeterTHX
Has anyone found a full sized (non mini)...

Has anyone found a full sized (non mini) DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 cord/adapter yet?


I have a mini-DP to HDMI 2.0 on my Microsoft Surface 3 and get a 4K desktop, but my regular HTPC has only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
What's the trouble with AccuEQ? :confused: ...

What's the trouble with AccuEQ? :confused:


I'd think the overall build quality, the DSPs, the quality of the amps, would be enough.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 01:06 PM
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Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
Got one too many "o"s there buddy ;)

Got one too many "o"s there buddy ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:30 AM
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Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
Onkyo specs for 6 ohms but 8 ohms works just...

Onkyo specs for 6 ohms but 8 ohms works just fine. It's the lower impedance like 4 ohms you'd need to worry about.


As my screen name would imply, I would go with the Onkyo because it has THX...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
Figures. He was wrong about Dolby Digital, he was...

Figures. He was wrong about Dolby Digital, he was late to the party on DVD and wrong about Blu-ray. Ignoring Atmos is par for the course at WSR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
I was too, until they became the DTS® Newsletter™...

I was too, until they became the DTS® Newsletter™ in the late 90s.


All the Dolby AC-3 bashing, the DVD format bashing...articles about his CAR...too much for me to continue to support the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 266,201
Posted By PeterTHX
I haven't had luck with the "budget" USB drives...

I haven't had luck with the "budget" USB drives like Sandisk, PNY, etc.


Have you tried something like Corsair?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
You're saying DD+ is like MP3? That's like saying...

You're saying DD+ is like MP3? That's like saying HEVC is like MPEG1.




DD runs from 32kbps to 640kbps. DD+ goes from 32kbps to 6144kbps but is designed for extremely low bitrate...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 266,201
Posted By PeterTHX
One of my parent's Panasonic BD players is hooked...

One of my parent's Panasonic BD players is hooked up, via composite, to an old circa 1995 27" Sony XBR. Needless to say (like you) I'm not worried at all about whether 4K Blu-ray will "look good" or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
When they were created they weren't meant for...

When they were created they weren't meant for 7.1, someone 70 years later did that. I can't say Snow White's 7.1 is actual 7.1 and then listen to Tangled's 7.1...(disregarding the improvements in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
But (to me) it isn't "native 7.1" any more than...

But (to me) it isn't "native 7.1" any more than taking any stereo or 5.1 content and DSP-ing it to 7.1 on my receiver. A lot of those faux 7.1 tracks on overseas discs sound awful. Disney Platinum...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,837
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Posted By PeterTHX
But I believe all those were remixes, just as...

But I believe all those were remixes, just as studios routinely remix from mono/stereo/LtRt to 5.1. I can't be sure but until TS3 there weren't any films natively mixed from scratch to 7.1.



...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,158
Posted By PeterTHX
That's the rub. A lot of companies *today* still...

That's the rub. A lot of companies *today* still aren't doing VFX at 4K.


The postproduction pipeline at a lot of studios still have many 2K elements for many, many films...all of which will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 196,773
Posted By PeterTHX
DTS-MA confirmed? The press release from...

DTS-MA confirmed?


The press release from BVHE said "7.1" and no codec information, which was really unusual since they always did before.
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