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Forum: Rear Projection Units   05-04-2017, 01:02 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
For any 1080 source, I believe that the best...

For any 1080 source, I believe that the best picture quality is achieved by maintaining 1:1 pixel mapping. Scaling the image smaller in order to reduce overscan makes it impossible to maintain...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   05-03-2017, 05:43 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
There was quite a bit of info about service menu...

There was quite a bit of info about service menu settings and adjustments in this thread: Sony KDS-XXA3000<< Settings/Tweaks thread - OWNERS ONLY!...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   05-03-2017, 05:25 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
The default settings in the service menu should...

The default settings in the service menu should produce 1:1 pixel mapping for 1080 sources when used in combination with a "Display Area" setting (under "Screen Settings") of "Normal." What is...
Forum: Display Calibration   04-29-2017, 08:47 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
No. I haven't found any way around this. The...

No. I haven't found any way around this. The backlight dims during low average picture level (APL) and goes completely dark during a blank, black screen. I'm hoping that someone will eventually...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-13-2017, 04:22 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I'd recommend starting with it at minimum and...

I'd recommend starting with it at minimum and then turn it up while playing something until you can definitely hear the subwoofer but not until the bass is excessive. (Basically setting the gain as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2017, 06:33 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I'm glad you were able to figure it out. The...

I'm glad you were able to figure it out. The basic/advanced manual format for the newer receivers appears to be woefully lacking in detail.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-11-2017, 01:11 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
^ I don't know if the fan will operate without a...

^ I don't know if the fan will operate without a lamp installed, or when the TV detects a failed lamp. The fan will continue to run for a few minutes after the TV is shut off. On my 60A3000 the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2017, 10:05 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Interesting. You do have a setup where I'd...

Interesting. You do have a setup where I'd consider an alternate. My thought would be to set the front L&R channels (where you have the towers) to LARGE, leave the other channels at SMALL, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2017, 10:54 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
On my system I've left the center channel level...

On my system I've left the center channel level at what MCACC set it to. When watching movies I've found the vocal/dialog audio to have quite a dynamic range, sometimes quiet, sometimes loud. When...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2017, 03:27 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
^ That is exactly what I find so frustrating. On...

^ That is exactly what I find so frustrating. On the video side I can calibrate and duplicate, to the limits of my video display, the video seen on studio's display. The references for D65...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2017, 09:00 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
^ Well, I thought I had. Channel balance,...

^ Well, I thought I had. Channel balance, delays, etc. I thought I was really getting somewhere with MCACC. It seems there is still a considerable portion of the equalization aspect of audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2017, 08:43 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
The video has been calibrated for a long time. :)

The video has been calibrated for a long time. :)
Forum: Speakers   04-09-2017, 01:05 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
^ Thanks. I don't mean to imply any of the...

^ Thanks. I don't mean to imply any of the dryness and brittleness (for lack of knowing any better way to describe it) is the result of either the S150s or the S300s. There have been various...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2017, 12:03 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I may be overestimating the roll off effect that...

I may be overestimating the roll off effect that might be attributable to cable inductance and capacitance. I know that the impedance shouldn't have much effect, as you've stated. The old speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2017, 11:50 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
MCACC sets the channel levels with the goal of...

MCACC sets the channel levels with the goal of achieving reference volume (where the maximum possible peak from any speaker is 105 dB, c-weighted, measured at the microphone, and 115 db from the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2017, 05:16 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I recommend looking at it from the perspective of...

I recommend looking at it from the perspective of "are the towers definitely better at handling lower than 80 Hz than the subwoofer?" rather than "can the towers go lower than 80?" The crossover is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-06-2017, 09:54 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
The "confusion" with bipolars is that MCACC may...

The "confusion" with bipolars is that MCACC may mistakenly identify the given speaker as being out of phase. In this case verify the wiring polarity of the speaker, and if it is correct simply ignore...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2017, 10:13 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
^ Well, I got the Pioneer Elite SC-77 because it...

^ Well, I got the Pioneer Elite SC-77 because it was the best THX controller/receiver I could find at the time (the SC-79 didn't warrant the extra cost). It is rated for 240W continuous per channel...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2017, 08:49 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Who has a Sony?

Who has a Sony?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2017, 08:42 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Well, I'm not saying it was audibly significant. ...

Well, I'm not saying it was audibly significant. I'm saying that the difference in speaker cables may have made a 2dB difference at 16 kHz, or at least may have contributed to that difference. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2017, 05:16 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I'm getting warmer and warmer to that idea,...

I'm getting warmer and warmer to that idea, although I may wait until I get my final speaker positioning done. My center speaker below the TV does not have near enough tilt up and is vertically...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2017, 05:07 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I've not tried that, but looking at my old...

I've not tried that, but looking at my old numbers before I moved the speakers and got the new speaker cables still indicates that MCACC was detecting a bit of a peak in the 16kHz band. It just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2017, 04:53 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Yes. I've gotten it on multiple runs. I've also...

Yes. I've gotten it on multiple runs. I've also done the standard Auto MCACC runs and the Pro-EQ at 30-50ms.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2017, 09:53 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I do not. I've looked but I've never found a...

I do not. I've looked but I've never found a measured frequency response for the speakers, only an impedance plot for an older version of the same speaker. I've never seen any mention of a treble...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2017, 09:03 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I think you may be misunderstanding. MCACC is...

I think you may be misunderstanding. MCACC is setting a dramatic CUT at 16kHz (down 7dB from what it is setting 8kHz to), not a boost. So if anything it is seeing a considerable roll up at the high...
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