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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-01-2017, 07:16 AM
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Posted By ss9001
OLED prices are high due to manufacturing costs...

OLED prices are high due to manufacturing costs among other things besides the technology itself. I don't know what the quality rate is now, but when OLED came out, the manufacturers supposedly were...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-01-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 166
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Posted By ss9001
IMO, yes. IIRC, with the VT60 & ZT60 models,...

IMO, yes. IIRC, with the VT60 & ZT60 models, Panasonic finally bettered Pioneer's black level set by the last gen Kuro so they are among the best plasmas made. Up until them, the Kuro still had the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-01-2017, 06:56 AM
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Posted By ss9001
It's called restoring sanity to the home AV...

It's called restoring sanity to the home AV experience ;)

Since the advent of hi-def, the CE & media industries have been most consumer-unfriendly. And a lot of the blame falls to HDMI & its...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-28-2017, 01:43 PM
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Posted By ss9001
We're on the same page.

We're on the same page.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-28-2017, 01:41 PM
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Posted By ss9001
You sound like me :) Although I am...

You sound like me :)

Although I am considering OLED sooner than you, mainly to get its deeper black level and larger size. If it wasn't for OLED technology, I wouldn't consider buying a Kuro...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-28-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By ss9001
Until the recent LG OLED models, I had zero...

Until the recent LG OLED models, I had zero interest in changing from my last gen Kuro 151. Nothing I've seen in showrooms since Pioneer stopped production, other than larger size, had persuaded me...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By ss9001
Dave - I haven't seen either S&V or Stereophile...

Dave - I haven't seen either S&V or Stereophile print editions but the rumor mill has it that both you & I think Kal too were impressed. The fact that you are changing from your highly regarded Halos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By ss9001
I'm like a bad penny ;) Absolutely, we can...

I'm like a bad penny ;)

Absolutely, we can talk. It's sitting on the floor now. My Atmos upgrade is going slow, lots to change in the wiring and gear organization dept. I'm finally at the point...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   02-24-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By ss9001
Isn't this, and the other non-resolution parts of...

Isn't this, and the other non-resolution parts of UHD, what Joe Kane (ISF) has been in favor of for over 5 yrs?

I recall several AVS interviews with Kane and CEDIA presentations where he said both...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-19-2017, 04:28 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-16-2017, 12:38 PM
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Posted By ss9001
2018 then, a yr away.

2018 then, a yr away.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-16-2017, 11:43 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Any info on when Alt16 is going to be available?

Any info on when Alt16 is going to be available?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,879
Posted By ss9001
I don't have the issue but I think it's the new...

I don't have the issue but I think it's the new print mag. Look at the cover in the "ad" on their web site, mentions ATI by name as a review in the issue.

BTW - I just received a new 527NC but...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-11-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2,989
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Posted By ss9001
No multichannel analog inputs? Possible...

No multichannel analog inputs? Possible deal-breaker for me. I won't rule it out without them but it sure would have made it easier for me to join the Trinnov family.

Looking again, it seems that...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-10-2017, 11:55 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Making progress - at least Stu, RUR and several...

Making progress - at least Stu, RUR and several others are getting me to read through the Altitude thread :) I would like to have Trinnov but can't spend the price of an Alt 32 to get it. But at...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-10-2017, 05:34 AM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ Could be mine too.

^^
Could be mine too.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-08-2017, 11:54 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I too am awaiting information on this Altitude...

I too am awaiting information on this Altitude 16. I've been very interested in Trinnov since I heard ADA's implementation at the last CEDIA in Atlanta. But a full loaded Altitude 32 is just not in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-20-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 11,073
Posted By ss9001
I'm happy TV mfgs are coming to their senses and...

I'm happy TV mfgs are coming to their senses and promoting true PQ improvements instead of pure marketing gimmicks. While those like their curved screens are free to continue to enjoy them, I would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By ss9001
^^ Any info is good so thanks. At least some...

^^
Any info is good so thanks. At least some improvement was made in the BAS-X amp.
Thanks to everyone who replied. Decision time soon :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By ss9001
I believe member Scott Simonian has played around...

I believe member Scott Simonian has played around with using PLIIx receivers to matrix the additional height channels. From what Sanjay has said here & privately to me, it sounds way too complicated...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By ss9001
and no one here owns the Emo Gen 3 amp or...

and no one here owns the Emo Gen 3 amp or compared them? really? all I'm asking for is opinions on how these have performed when stressed especially relative to each other.

any help is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-06-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By ss9001
Emotiva Gen 3 amps vs Outlaw/Parasound/ATI

Comments from XPA Gen 3 amp owners wanted, especially if you've owned or compared to Outlaw/ATI/Parasound Halo amps.

I will be getting 2 amps very soon, within weeks, either 2-7's or 1-7 & 1-5. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-06-2017, 10:13 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I got a 40 ft spool of it from Crutchfield a week...

I got a 40 ft spool of it from Crutchfield a week ago. Keep in mind that I have a last gen Pioneer Kuro plasma not 4K yet but it works perfectly with the new Oppo 203 player, passing 1080p. I realize...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-01-2017, 07:58 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Great minds think alike. Exactly the same reason...

Great minds think alike. Exactly the same reason and thoughts on an LG OLED. While I've been calling my fav video dealer about the G6's, I'm also holding off deciding to see what, if any,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-30-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,934
Posted By ss9001
Feb 12 - we're definitely in! S1 was a stunning...

Feb 12 - we're definitely in! S1 was a stunning mystery-drama. Well written and great acting. High hopes for S2.
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