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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By mailiang
Post Deeper Blacks

You may want to tweak the settings on your S60. According to the reviews, including measurements taking from my blog buddy ISF calibrator Lee Niekirk, the black levels on the F4500 are excellent,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By mailiang
I use my S60's Toslink out to my AVR in order to...

I use my S60's Toslink out to my AVR in order to get Dolby Digital 5.1 from the built in smart app sources ( ie: Netflix, Amazon Video, Vudu etc..) and USB media player. My outboard devices (BD...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By mailiang
That was his older brother Don McEnroe. ;) ...

That was his older brother Don McEnroe. ;)


Ian :D
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-18-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Directv is only streaming 4k with Samsung as...

Directv is only streaming 4k with Samsung as well, but I can only assume more models will be added in the future as they close deals with UHD TV manufactures.

Ian
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Why? The difference is slight and only in...

Why? The difference is slight and only in brighter room environments. Is your room overly bright? Personally, I believe the VT offers the better bang for the buck.

http://youtu.be/CNRNuX7zL2U

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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-18-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By mailiang
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/mailiang/St...

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;)


Ian :D
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-18-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By mailiang
I believe he may be texting from a mobile phone. ...

I believe he may be texting from a mobile phone.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-18-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By mailiang
Thumbs up We may disagree on the subject of Atmos, but I...

We may disagree on the subject of Atmos, but I have to give you a thumbs up on this one!


Ian :D
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Post Even with a pro calibration, you will...

Even with a pro calibration, you will occasionally find BD content that will need to be tweaked.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-16-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By mailiang
IMO, as 4K content becomes more popular and...

IMO, as 4K content becomes more popular and available, most streaming media services will include some form of UHD audio. Regardless, I'll stick with my plasma and Blu-Ray with DTS MA as long as I...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-16-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By mailiang
I know. I edited my post to add I agree. ;) ...

I know. I edited my post to add I agree. ;)


Ian :D
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-16-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Sorry, but I couldn't resist. ...

Sorry, but I couldn't resist.




First, I wasn't talking about the current state of things in the streaming world:


Second, I'm not a big fan of UHD. It's still a bit pricy and there...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-16-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Who was responding to my post about Atmos, which...

Who was responding to my post about Atmos, which started all this.:p

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-16-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By mailiang
I think we got a little off my original point...

I think we got a little off my original point here, which was, as physical media wanes, the demand for better sound and video from streaming media will become more paramount. I've said my peace.
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By mailiang
I'm happy with my blacks and using the black...

I'm happy with my blacks and using the black extension just reduces shadow detail.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-15-2014, 10:15 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Troublesome? Like when 2 extra channels were...

Troublesome? Like when 2 extra channels were added to 5.1 surround? A budget based Atmos system includes an all in one AVR, and the addition of four extra speaker wires and speaker top modules. And...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-15-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mailiang
What large outlay? If you are in the market for a...

What large outlay? If you are in the market for a new AVR, it won't be too long before it has Atmos. All you would need is the addition of speaker top, up firing modules. As with Blu-Ray discs, there...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-15-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By mailiang
I would have to agree with your assessment,...

I would have to agree with your assessment, however, as I mentioned before, as physical media continues to lose it's market share, the focus for these new audio formats will eventually shift to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-14-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By mailiang
I wonder what Roger would say?:D Dolby and DTS...

I wonder what Roger would say?:D Dolby and DTS have invested a lot in the latest and greatest HT audio formats, so with the eventual demise of discs, streaming will need to be their next target. The...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-14-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Mike, my point is, once replicated formats are...

Mike, my point is, once replicated formats are replaced by streaming, and that day will come, there will be a higher demand for better audio as well as video, AV-ophiles or not.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-14-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Since they don't incorporate separate speakers in...

Since they don't incorporate separate speakers in separate locations, I never really considered a sound bar as a true surround system device. But that's just me.



I guess only time will tell,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-14-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By mailiang
I assume most AVR's in use today use HDMI and...

I assume most AVR's in use today use HDMI and have DD+ processing, but maybe I shouldn't generalize. :p
IMO, as streaming services start adding UHD source material, and get more popular, they will...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-13-2014, 09:52 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Thanks, I realize that Mike. We covered this...

Thanks, I realize that Mike. We covered this subject some time ago with Roger. My point was that the audio differences are pretty much indiscernible. It's ability to support 7.1 audio should have...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-13-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By mailiang
Who is your ISP and what is your download speed?...

Who is your ISP and what is your download speed? DD plus is backward compatible with DD. So to answer your question, yes Netflix provides it through your HDMI, but they are pretty much the same. The...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
Thumbs up When are you available? ;) Ian :D

When are you available? ;)


Ian :D
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