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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-30-2015, 03:27 PM
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No, the studio copy is by no way limited to...

No, the studio copy is by no way limited to 1920x1080. At minimum, it is 4K resolution. So, there is no PQ loss when they crop it down to what ever aspect ratio they want.

Remember, the max...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2015, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Let's put this way: most BDs I watched in the...

Let's put this way: most BDs I watched in the past few years have been 2.35:1. Rarely ever 1.78:1. Yes, there are a few exceptions but certainly not the majority of them. I do watch a lot of BDs via...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Majority of the BD titles are 2.35:1 or 2.40:1...

Majority of the BD titles are 2.35:1 or 2.40:1 aspect ratio. I have never seen the same title released on different aspect ratio. Most of the 1.78:1 aspect ratio BD releases are either kids movie or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Xbox 360 freezing is typically caused by no flow...

Xbox 360 freezing is typically caused by no flow control on gigabit NIC port (it is off by default) on your PC. Reports I read is that Win8.x WMC is slightly faster for Xbox 360s. The only thing...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-29-2015, 05:35 AM
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Posted By Foxbat121
You probably have your TV's black level set...

You probably have your TV's black level set wrong. IIRC, it should be set to high (which means AV color space/Limited-range, the default setting). Low is for use with PC color space (full-range)....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Foxbat121
Google for how to backup and restore your...

Google for how to backup and restore your recording schedules. Instructions are quite straight forward. You follow the instructions and copy the files out. Put into the new WMC PC. Perform the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-28-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Funny how Sony lists full retail price of this...

Funny how Sony lists full retail price of this player. On Sony's own site, it lists $399 as list price and $299 as on sale price (which is probably the real list price any way). However, on Sony...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,914
Posted By Foxbat121
You can convert MKV to MP4 without re-encode it....

You can convert MKV to MP4 without re-encode it. This kind of changing of video container is relatively fast process without degrading the video quality at all. However, you might have to re-encode...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
With Haswell QSV, Handbrake added a new option...

With Haswell QSV, Handbrake added a new option for the encoder (best quality), Previous processors get only two option: best speed or balanced. Have not compared how much quality improvements that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 169
Posted By Foxbat121
There is also possibility of EDID issue (there is...

There is also possibility of EDID issue (there is a similar thread recently also using an Onkyo receiver IIRC). Unfortunately, without spend $$ on a device to fix the EDID issue, there is not much...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By Foxbat121
H.264 codec is free for playback (or extremely...

H.264 codec is free for playback (or extremely cheap). MPEG-2 codec is very expensive to have (probably to the scale of $10+ per machine). It is no surprise that almost all modern devices (including...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,914
Posted By Foxbat121
Don't have Mac so can't help there. On Windows,...

Don't have Mac so can't help there. On Windows, it is on Video tab->Video Codec selection. You have:
* H.264 (x264)
* H.264 (Intel QSV)


x264 is software encoder. Intel QSV is QSV encoder.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,914
Posted By Foxbat121
You will need download the Nightly build of...

You will need download the Nightly build of HandBrake to have QSV support. Then, you need to choose QSV encoder from the settings. You should see something around 200fps encoding speed for BD rips....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By Foxbat121
For cable providers, all they care is their...

For cable providers, all they care is their bottom line which is: you can only view channels you paid for. For that, channel encryption is good enough for them. As for what you do with the content,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,914
Posted By Foxbat121
search around. there are plenty of testimonials...

search around. there are plenty of testimonials about QSV quality here already.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
does it show 5.1?

does it show 5.1?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Does your receiver show LPCM 5.1 as inputs? The...

Does your receiver show LPCM 5.1 as inputs? The reason I'm asking because the 2-ch PCM output is a down-mix and most receivers can apply Dolby PLII or equivalent processing to convert such down-mixed...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 06:54 PM
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Views: 230,825
Posted By Foxbat121
Try a DVD disc with Dolby Digital.

Try a DVD disc with Dolby Digital.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Nobody said it won't. DSD is Sony's own...

Nobody said it won't. DSD is Sony's own technology. The best way to enjoy DSD/SACD is stream DSD over HDMI and let the receiver to play it back. But Sony players can actually convert to pretty high...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 06:14 PM
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Views: 230,825
Posted By Foxbat121
So, you trust some clueless CSR's response than...

So, you trust some clueless CSR's response than owners themselves? I guess if you buy from them, you can hold their words to it and return the product. But why waste your time on it.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 06:12 PM
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Views: 230,825
Posted By Foxbat121
LPCM is what all digital audio ends up with...

LPCM is what all digital audio ends up with before it can be converted to analog audio (with the exception of DSD but pure DSD-direct devices are also non-existent). It is uncompressed and takes up a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Foxbat121
The biggest problem OLED TV faces right now is...

The biggest problem OLED TV faces right now is production cost/yields. It is so bad that only LG has the means to barely make it. It is not the time for affordability yet. Race to the price bottom...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Your point being?

Your point being?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
All Sony x90 (590, 790 etc.) players can fully...

All Sony x90 (590, 790 etc.) players can fully decode all Dolby and DTS HD audio tracks with no loss and output 5.1 or 7.1 PCM over HDMI.
All Sony players after that (x100, x200 etc.) can only...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,252
Posted By Foxbat121
All the reason why one should hold on to his/her...

All the reason why one should hold on to his/her hard earned money for any 4K purchases until at least UHD BD player ships. Then we will know how that works out and which TV/AVR will work. As it...
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