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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
or is the meridian too sensitive... haha ...

or is the meridian too sensitive... haha


that's weird. I guess that extra brightness comes at a cost. I know it's a power hog, so I suppose it makes sense that more current equals a stronger...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,858
Posted By fierce_gt
none of them will be that bad in person. the...

none of them will be that bad in person. the actual flicker of plasma is exaggerated by the camera.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By fierce_gt
I thought Samsung 'guaranteed' 5yrs of support...

I thought Samsung 'guaranteed' 5yrs of support with the evo kits? we should be getting them up to 2018...


either way, 250bux gets you a decent htpc, if you upgrade twice, 500 get's you a darn...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 334,043
Posted By fierce_gt
I'm still using pc mode. haven't changed anything...

I'm still using pc mode. haven't changed anything despite game mode appearing to be about the same lag-wise.


but I'm betting it would look the same as my movie settings, minus the 10pt...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 334,043
Posted By fierce_gt
detail in dark scenes shouldn't be related to the...

detail in dark scenes shouldn't be related to the peak luminance. you need to make sure the brightness is set correctly, and your gamma.


if that's done, there shouldn't be an issue with getting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By fierce_gt
I believe it's the equivalent of upgrading your...

I believe it's the equivalent of upgrading your processor in your computer. it won't add ANYTHING, it'll just run faster.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 334,043
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah I don't know then. I haven't seen this with...

yeah I don't know then. I haven't seen this with the Kinect on my f8500.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By fierce_gt
I don't believe the evo kit does anything for PQ....

I don't believe the evo kit does anything for PQ. if you aren't an avid user of the smart features, there's nothing there for you.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-22-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 105,989
Posted By fierce_gt
ceiling looks bright now, haha. looking...

ceiling looks bright now, haha.


looking great so far, good work!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-22-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 334,043
Posted By fierce_gt
I'm not familiar with what you're using. are you...

I'm not familiar with what you're using. are you filming the tv? if so there's probably just interference from mis-matched refresh rates. you don't tend to see this with lcd because of the sample and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-22-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By fierce_gt
before I messed around with voltages, I found...

before I messed around with voltages, I found turning the contrast down to 90, cell light down to 15, or eco setting to low(one of the 3, not all 3 at the same time) gave me acceptable dark room...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 334,043
Posted By fierce_gt
^^YMMV, if anything, I'd say my blacks were worse...

^^YMMV, if anything, I'd say my blacks were worse after some time, but I'm pretty sure it was just me getting used to a good black level again. it'd been years since I have black lower than like...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-20-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,316
Posted By fierce_gt
this doesn't explain why a 3rd party manufacturer...

this doesn't explain why a 3rd party manufacturer wouldn't create and sell LED 'retrofit kits' for 800bux or something astronomical.


it's one thing to say Epson would rather sell you 3...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By fierce_gt
I have an air purifier at the back of the room....

I have an air purifier at the back of the room. in all honesty, I was positive I had NO buzz on my plasma until I turned it off one day. and imo, it's extremely quiet, near silent. the only thing...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,805
Posted By fierce_gt
the only tv currently on the market I'd take over...

the only tv currently on the market I'd take over the f8500 in pc mode would be the f5300b in movie mode.


the biggest hit, imo is the loss of black optimizer. this basically raises the MLL from...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 334,043
Posted By fierce_gt
^^ I'm pretty sure the 'auto' setting increases...

^^ I'm pretty sure the 'auto' setting increases peak whites and improves MLL. dark room only improves MLL, bright room only increase peak whites.


auto has always measured with a higher CR for...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By fierce_gt
it's a good price for a good plasma in good...

it's a good price for a good plasma in good shape. it's a complete waste of money for a good plasma with damage or irreparable burn-in. it's all about the condition here.


there's no reason I'd...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-17-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,316
Posted By fierce_gt
^^ no doubt. I mean, there aren't even that many...

^^ no doubt. I mean, there aren't even that many options for projectors that were build specifically around LED light sources, let alone a 'drop-in' replacement.


obviously it's not as easy as...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By fierce_gt
you can definitely use some kind of 'raceway' to...

you can definitely use some kind of 'raceway' to organize and conceal the wire. or you can get some wall adapters and run it through the wall. there's plenty of options, really only limited by your...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   01-17-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By fierce_gt
if it were possible for me to buy a crt, I would...

if it were possible for me to buy a crt, I would switch back to crt...


I just don't think they make them anymore, I know they don't sell them locally, and the nature of crt makes it nearly...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By fierce_gt
you mean all TV's? the f8550 is one of...

you mean all TV's?


the f8550 is one of the 'cleaner' TV's I've owned for DSE or SDE or any other related form of uniformity issues.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By fierce_gt
the logic behind this starts to hurt my head if I...

the logic behind this starts to hurt my head if I think too hard about.




but what you want are NOT photos, you want screen captures. that way the camera doesn't affect it either.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By fierce_gt
well, after buying my 9th ext HDD, I decided it...

well, after buying my 9th ext HDD, I decided it was time for a new enclosure. I put together my HTPC in a gd08 case, so now i'll run out of SATA ports before I run out of HDD cases.


I'm just...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,592
Posted By fierce_gt
exactly. i can take em or leave em. the only...

exactly. i can take em or leave em. the only thing that bothers me is manufacturers using them to sell tv's instead of improving picture quality. having a good image is the only thing a TV needs to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 269
Posted By fierce_gt
then get a 64" f8500... if budget is an...

then get a 64" f8500...


if budget is an issue, you have to decide between size and reflections. personally, I'd rather see 60" clearly, than struggle to see 65" through glare.


LCD's are...
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