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Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By imagic
Theo Kalomirakis Debuts His Personal Home Theater

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At a party held in his Brooklyn loft on July 17, 2014, the world-renowned theater designer christens his own cinema sanctuary, the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By imagic
I'm voting active until such a point in time that...

I'm voting active until such a point in time that I see a UHD/4K passive TV capable of full-resolution 1080p 3D. That's what I get with active glasses and my plasma, and it is the best 3D I have seen...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
I realize what it takes to really do it right,...

I realize what it takes to really do it right, thanks to all the exposure I get to all sorts of home theaters, both in the course of visiting AVS members, and by hanging out with the likes of Theo...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-24-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 28,579
Posted By imagic
Robert told me we're looking at Sunday or Monday...

Robert told me we're looking at Sunday or Monday for a final list, at which point I'll publish a new article. :)
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
When it comes to theatrical presentation of...

When it comes to theatrical presentation of high-resolution content, i.e. true home theater, I can't think of anything that beats FP. More pluses than minuses IMO, as long as you accept the need for...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
Cool Data anomaly

That doesn't remind me of what I did with these tests, since I took the tests multiple times and ultimately figured out how to reliably tell a difference regardless of what the underlying mechanism...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
It was some time ago that I went through all the...

It was some time ago that I went through all the upscaling algorithms out there, but that was usually for printing still photography, much less often video. Some resizing algorithms are definitely...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
Cool, thank you for that. In that case, it's even...

Cool, thank you for that. In that case, it's even more likely there is a visible benefit to 1080p video derived from 4:2:0 2160p with proper downscaling, versus native 4:2:0 1080p.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
If you want to arrange for me to review a DAC...

If you want to arrange for me to review a DAC that would nail the ultrasonic content, I'll do that and I'll run these tests as part of the review process. That's my offer... then I'll be able to say...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
I'm just waiting for a (relatively) affordable...

I'm just waiting for a (relatively) affordable 2160p projector—preferably featuring a LED light source. Unlike many of the UHDTV demos I've seen, 4K projection is notably amazing-looking from normal...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
Personal revelation of what exactly, that is the...

Personal revelation of what exactly, that is the question. Yes, you proved that you can find perceptible differences between the files and I agree with that conclusion based on personal experience....
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
Perhaps the difference in eye candy-related...

Perhaps the difference in eye candy-related priorities is accounted for by the content I prefer, versus what CBS might have been studying. I don't watch serialized TV shows at all, and when it comes...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
Amir, are you familiar with polywater? ...

Amir, are you familiar with polywater?

"Polywater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywater) was a hypothesized polymerized form of water that was the subject of much scientific controversy during...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
Great post! Thank you for putting into writing...

Great post! Thank you for putting into writing exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
When you downscale 2160p 4:2:0 video to 1080p...

When you downscale 2160p 4:2:0 video to 1080p properly, you wind up with 4:4:4 (edited) video. So it's possible that there's more chroma information that's accounting for the difference.
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
I totally agree, but Blu-ray and the PS3 were a...

I totally agree, but Blu-ray and the PS3 were a bit of a phenomenon of the time, the HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray war actually brought HD to the public's attention via the press, and I remember how Netflix...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
That's simply not true, 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 have to...

That's simply not true, 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 have to do with chroma compression, not bit depth. There is no such thing as "full HDMI 2.0" but for the sake of argument the AX800U I have in my studio...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
Just to be clear, where does it...

Just to be clear, where does it say—definitively—that Samsung uses 10 bit panels in all those TVs you listed earlier?
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-23-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
Where did you find that info about the Samsungs...

Where did you find that info about the Samsungs being 10 bit panels? I've read that they are 8-bit but I can't find anything definitive.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
I understand that you and JA have systems that...

I understand that you and JA have systems that handle hi-res properly. However, I wonder how much better than my laptop yours really is, if at all. Yes, I think it could be the case that 24/96 IM...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
Truth be told, I'm struggling a bit with this IM...

Truth be told, I'm struggling a bit with this IM distortion bit. Those tones Arny put at the end, they are energetic, to say the least. I was re-testing on my AVR and it actually shut down, and I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
I'm just sayin', if the ultrasonic content the...

I'm just sayin', if the ultrasonic content the the 24/96 version causes audible artifacts in the audible realm—for whatever reason—then isn't that what makes it sound different from the 16/44...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
Where's the proof of that? I'd like to see...

Where's the proof of that? I'd like to see measured, quantifiable proof.

Like bd2003 said:
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 51,081
Posted By imagic
That would be the most logical conclusion. It...

That would be the most logical conclusion. It would appear to be a case of hi-res doing more harm than good, unless you own (and use for these A/B experiments) gear that is expensive enough to avoid...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,237
Posted By imagic
Displaying images on a properly calibrated TV is...

Displaying images on a properly calibrated TV is not a subjective thing. It is a deliberate attempt to see the same colors that the director, cinematographer, colorist, and etc. chose, without...
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