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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-22-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By Friendly Fire
TV programmers like Dish and Directv are doomed...

TV programmers like Dish and Directv are doomed and they know it -- the game is now to pump what they can from the collapsing market and try to take a position in the new paradigm. Tough thing to...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-26-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By Friendly Fire
Future proof is nice idea but not realistic in...

Future proof is nice idea but not realistic in the TV world. HDR is just emerging. No way of telling what will be the new hot thing in the days ahead.

My advice would be to put money into a...
Forum: Speakers   04-14-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,067
Posted By Friendly Fire
I would add to your comments is that where you...

I would add to your comments is that where you stand/sit makes a huge difference in any venue. Find and sweet spot and enjoy -- a few feet in any direction, not so much.

Bummer about the Heart...
Forum: Speakers   04-14-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,067
Posted By Friendly Fire
I agree totally. Concerts are best enjoyed for...

I agree totally. Concerts are best enjoyed for the experience, not the SQ.
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,919
Posted By Friendly Fire
I agree -- floor standing towers are more...

I agree -- floor standing towers are more satisfying visually and audibly, but in all fairness bookshelf speakers with an excellent sub with some tuning can sound really good. One advantage...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-08-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
Great minds think alike -- I was feeling pretty...

Great minds think alike -- I was feeling pretty alone out here for a while. thanks
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-08-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
Bill, Hey -- I caused a stir it seems. Back...

Bill,

Hey -- I caused a stir it seems. Back to my original posts: It took nearly a decade after the CD came out for Nakamichi to become a zombie. Maybe a bit less. Nothing imminent about it at...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By Friendly Fire
Happy for some news on the RMC-1 -- very eager to...

Happy for some news on the RMC-1 -- very eager to audition this device. And a high end CD player -- how retro !
Forum: Screens   04-05-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By Friendly Fire
The acoustically transparent screens I've...

The acoustically transparent screens I've auditioned have been great as far as speaker placement, mainly the dialog channel, but with critical examination I can see a degradation in PQ and hear a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-04-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
I run a Sony projector as well. Streaming either...

I run a Sony projector as well. Streaming either Apple TV or Roku or the few apps in the Oppo 103. I use an 83 SE for audio playback and am looking forward to see how the 205 analog audio section...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-04-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
Bob, Hey, if disc media keeps coming I am all...

Bob,
Hey, if disc media keeps coming I am all for it. The new generation of wireless internet 5G starts at 100meg downloads and runs up to 2.5 gigs. 100megs with a good player has the potential...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-03-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
Fair enough. They are still pressing LPs and...

Fair enough. They are still pressing LPs and even commercial cassettes in small numbers. DVDs are around because they are cheap. When the presses depreciate completely, will they build new DVD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-03-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
I appreciate the reply. Transitioning from...

I appreciate the reply. Transitioning from cassette to CD feels a lot like moving from physical disc to streaming. From a studio standpoint, it has to be cheaper to stream than to maintain a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-03-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
I hope you are right. I am a bit bummed that 3D...

I hope you are right. I am a bit bummed that 3D blurays are fading out -- if streaming rules there are no barriers to ending 4K blurays. The best player imaginable is worthless without software.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-03-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 119,840
Posted By Friendly Fire
Total speculation -- it really looks like Oppo is...

Total speculation -- it really looks like Oppo is doomed to become the next Nakamichi. The future is streaming and a company's success will be dictated by how well it streams what its customers want...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,972
Posted By Friendly Fire
So you have Dirac -- cool. I've never auditioned...

So you have Dirac -- cool. I've never auditioned a rig with that system. Now I'll have to. Thanks.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-29-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24,650
Views: 1,919,707
Posted By Friendly Fire
Dang -- that makes sense. Sorry about that. ...

Dang -- that makes sense. Sorry about that. thanks
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,972
Posted By Friendly Fire
I missed the no room correction in the article. ...

I missed the no room correction in the article. Dang. Of all of the advances in theater room audio, room correction is the most audibly important. Hours of tweaking beat by minutes of room...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-28-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24,650
Views: 1,919,707
Posted By Friendly Fire
OK -- there's your answer. The analog audio has...

OK -- there's your answer. The analog audio has been defective from day 1 but you never knew it because you used HDMI. Try connecting the analog audio to your AVR, even if you can only connect two...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24,650
Views: 1,919,707
Posted By Friendly Fire
Forgive me if I misunderstand your situation. ...

Forgive me if I misunderstand your situation. When you old AVR was running the speakers, no hiss -- correct? Was the Oppo connected to the AVR at that time? If so, was it connected via analog out...
Forum: Soundbars   02-28-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Friendly Fire
I auditioned a lot of soundbars and came home...

I auditioned a lot of soundbars and came home with a Zvox 770. Plenty of bass, everything in one box, exceptional clarity. Great for TV. My two cents.
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,307
Posted By Friendly Fire
I will upgrade to Dolby Atmos in my next upgrade...

I will upgrade to Dolby Atmos in my next upgrade cycle. In the meantime I'll keep using my 7.1 surround set up. Out of necessity the rear surround speakers are about 4 feet above the viewer's head,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,251
Posted By Friendly Fire
4K becoming ubiquitous seems inevitable. It...

4K becoming ubiquitous seems inevitable. It won't be long manufacturers will stop offering 1080p
on larger sets all together. Even now the cost difference is becoming vanishingly small. For $100...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-01-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By Friendly Fire
I believe that Mark has hit on an important point...

I believe that Mark has hit on an important point I'll rephrase and expound upon. Average consumer audio gear has improved to the point that the gap between consumer and high end gear is very...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-23-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Friendly Fire
I've never been impressed with THX. Standards...

I've never been impressed with THX. Standards have their place, but just because something is standardized does not mean it is the best in a given setting.
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