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Forum: Screens   12-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,966
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Posted By R Harkness
I think one reason the camera may seem to...

I think one reason the camera may seem to exagerate hotspotting is:

1. You are going more off-axis than you usually are viewing content.
2. The image is frozen, making it more obvious. Usually...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 99,169
Posted By R Harkness
Cool stuff, ya nut! :) I just recieved my...

Cool stuff, ya nut! :)

I just recieved my "final" black velvet curtain that will cover the dark brown velvet curtain currently used on one side of my room. Then I will have achieved...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,988
Posted By R Harkness
John Schuermann...

John Schuermann (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/68073-john-schuermann.html),

Thanks for that detailed update! That's a lot of really great information.

While I would certainly like to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By R Harkness
Whoah, that's some intriguing news. It looks...

Whoah, that's some intriguing news. It looks like a window on to future models for next CEDIA.

Though some pointed out in the comment section of that link that the rise in db noise level seems...
Forum: Screens   12-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 308,563
Posted By R Harkness
I'm always fascinated by the differing...

I'm always fascinated by the differing perceptions of hot-spotting. A lot of people just don't notice it, and I suppose they are the lucky ones.
The Firehawk is truly a great screen for it's...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By R Harkness
My first encounter with Runco products left a bad...

My first encounter with Runco products left a bad taste in my mouth. This was back when plasmas were just getting a foot hold in the market.

During a visit to a high end store that sold Runco...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 38,442
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks Mark. Oh well. I don't like putting my...

Thanks Mark. Oh well. I don't like putting my JVC projector into high bulb if I can help it, simply because of the increased noise, so I'm attracted to getting higher brightness without the added...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 38,442
Posted By R Harkness
This has doubtless been answered somewhere but.. ...

This has doubtless been answered somewhere but..

If we are moving to laser projection, the new Epson being one example, how will this impact projector noise?
Will a laser source require more or...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-14-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,244
Posted By R Harkness
I couldn't disagree more. Get Lucky - that whole...

I couldn't disagree more. Get Lucky - that whole album! - is a phenomenal job of production and sound quality.
Daft Punk were obsessed with getting great sound on that album and it showed. It is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,049
Posted By R Harkness
I like collecting movies. I hate renting because...

I like collecting movies. I hate renting because I'm a bad renter (return late, it's a hassle to go to the vid store, even though we have some incredible vid stores in my city). I was too impulsive...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,029
Posted By R Harkness
Ah, got it. Welcome back. :) An OLED...

Ah, got it. Welcome back. :)

An OLED would be darned nice to have though. Except I wouldn't actually use it much. I watch almost exclusively movies, and for sports the UFC, both of which I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,029
Posted By R Harkness
Cool. But I thought you'd given up...

Cool.

But I thought you'd given up projection for OLED?
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By R Harkness
I find this fascinating. I'm in Toronto and I...

I find this fascinating. I'm in Toronto and I don't hear this "oot and aboot" thing at all. I hear Americans say it, and it's clearly a different pronunciation than I have, or anyone else I know. ...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-09-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,896
Posted By R Harkness
I feel the opposite way. I'm not a fan of the...

I feel the opposite way. I'm not a fan of the BIG SPEAKER SYSTEM with the small screen experience. It just comes off as mismatched and detached. I remember watching a demo of Gladiator with a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,896
Posted By R Harkness
50/50. I was an audiophile long before...

50/50.

I was an audiophile long before getting really seriously into home video. Then around 2001 I discovered plasma TVs and became an avid videophile as well. Doing the video thing takes some...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-09-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 627
Posted By R Harkness
And to add to that: it's not just the typical...

And to add to that: it's not just the typical CGI-laden movies that come to mind that we'd be talking about (e.g. all the superhero/sci-fi/action movies). CGI/composite FX are used in way more...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,302
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks Mark. I didn't know about the module...

Thanks Mark. I didn't know about the module option. Though I still won't be going the reflected route, it's good to know owners of existing speakers needn't give them up.

I wonder if the modules...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,302
Posted By R Harkness
It wouldn't work with the aesthetics of the room,...

It wouldn't work with the aesthetics of the room, and it would also be limiting me to only those speakers with upfiring drivers, as well as changing out speakers I'm extremely happy with. It's...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,302
Posted By R Harkness
This is a great idea for a thread and there is...

This is a great idea for a thread and there is already some tantalizing info and reports coming in.

I'm quite intrigued by Dolby Atmos. Though in my case, I have a sound absorptive ceiling, and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,302
Posted By R Harkness
I look forward to the full write up on the sonic...

I look forward to the full write up on the sonic experience.

For now all I have to stare at is a photo of the speakers and I have to ask: do they come with grill covers?
I personally find the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 98,762
Posted By R Harkness
I just put a new bulb in mine and I'm taking the...

I just put a new bulb in mine and I'm taking the opportunity, with the image at it's brightest, to watch as much 3D as I can. :)

Boy is it great. Spiderman 2 was amazing in 3D and I just finished...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,501
Posted By R Harkness
I'm of course now one of the old fogies who...

I'm of course now one of the old fogies who bemoans the trend toward tiny-screen viewing. Which doesn't mean it's not a clear-as-day trend of course. It reminds me that, when I decided to do a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,049
Posted By R Harkness
I'm curious about the cataloguing aspect of the ...

I'm curious about the cataloguing aspect of the Kaleidescape Alto system.If I understand correctly, if you put a Blu-Ray disc you own into the player, it will (or can) add that title to your ...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,632
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,049
Posted By R Harkness
Because the concept is alluring I take a look at...

Because the concept is alluring I take a look at Kaleidescape now and again. This is also wiggling a worm in front of me. But I always get hung up on various issues when I investigate.

First,...
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