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Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By gtgray
The Motion 40s hmm lovin' it. I just unplugged...

The Motion 40s hmm lovin' it. I just unplugged the LX-16s and didn't even run Audyssey again just using the LX-16 settings. An amazing set of speakers, WOW!
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,072
Posted By gtgray
Next time I will get you to quote. It was done in...

Next time I will get you to quote. It was done in bits and pieces from a couple of authorized dealers. I didn't intend to spend so much. Straight web prices. Never spoke to a soul, well 5 minutes at...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By gtgray
I went ahead and ordered the Motion 30 center....

I went ahead and ordered the Motion 30 center. Thanks for the input Craig.


The 40s and LXes are Cherry. The LXes are new, the 40s, refurbished. Ever the cheapskate I ended up ordering a...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By gtgray
+1 For JBL Studio 530 Bookshelves and 520C...

+1 For JBL Studio 530 Bookshelves and 520C center. Not the prettiest girls on the block so might fail WAF in a living room, but in a man cave absolutely!
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,072
Posted By gtgray
I might not keep all 4 of LX-16s. So your feeling...

I might not keep all 4 of LX-16s. So your feeling is that there is not much to be gained by the 50XT over the 30. I am not sure I need my Surround Backs to timber match. Have you heard the Motion XT...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,072
Posted By gtgray
I bought 4 LX-16s and have a pair of Motion 40s...

I bought 4 LX-16s and have a pair of Motion 40s coming. . Just experimenting I used an LX-16 as a center last night and it is just seemed a bit week. Has anyone compared the 30 and 50XT centers? I...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 400
Posted By gtgray
The more advanced Audyssey and dual subEQ are the...

The more advanced Audyssey and dual subEQ are the reason we are suggesting the Denon. Denon and Marantz are by the same company.
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 654
Posted By gtgray
One of the things that gets forgotten in these...

One of the things that gets forgotten in these comparisons is the extra cost for good speaker stands which sometimes makes up a big portion of the difference in price. How many of really put...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 400
Posted By gtgray
I just bought the Denon x4000 refurbed for $689...

I just bought the Denon x4000 refurbed for $689 at Accessories4less. One can argue about whether new is a better buy. I heard the B&W 685 S2 bookshelves, $700 a pair at BestBuy and they had a very...
Forum: Speakers   12-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,197
Posted By gtgray
Just this last weekend I was reminded how...

Just this last weekend I was reminded how different FLAC and MP3 can sound. I was using JRivers media server to stream audio files via DLNA to a Sony BD Player acting as a DLNA renderer.


I was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By gtgray
I have both a Ceton and an HR Prime. The Prime is...

I have both a Ceton and an HR Prime. The Prime is a pretty robust device. I mothballed the Ceton after just a couple of weeks of buying the Prime. My brother had one nightmare after another with his...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 42,682
Posted By gtgray
I have a 92" Mitsubishi DLP with the bottom edge...

I have a 92" Mitsubishi DLP with the bottom edge of the screen at 24" and it is way too high. I may be in the market for the 98 LG next year. I can't imagine a real big set 30 plus inches of the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-25-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,856
Posted By gtgray
I have the 2111ci and it works fine for me. I...

I have the 2111ci and it works fine for me. I have it plugged into HDMI 3
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By gtgray
I would extend the question to which of these...

I would extend the question to which of these vendors is most likely to deny warranty because of dealer authorization or the lack thereof. Also can we broaden the question to include Sharp, LG and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By gtgray
I don't know what your needs are. Are you looking...

I don't know what your needs are. Are you looking for a bargain on a used set or are you looking for something state of the art?


I cheat by using an external video processor. I don't think you...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By gtgray
I have a 2009 82" 82837 and a 2011 92" 92840. The...

I have a 2009 82" 82837 and a 2011 92" 92840. The 92" uses a clear screen and except for the reflectivity of the screen is brighter and has better color.


The 2009 sets had trouble controlling...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,083
Posted By gtgray
REC 709 is the HD color space we use today. The...

REC 709 is the HD color space we use today. The ability to do colors outside of the triangle is pointless. Inside the triangle we are dealing with RGB so there are only so many colors the rest of it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,083
Posted By gtgray
I would argue the point that a TV is not a...

I would argue the point that a TV is not a monitor. It is a monitor with "features". To that the internal display and processing should be able to accurately reproduce the colors in the source....
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,060
Posted By gtgray
I have in the past paid for a full calibration....

I have in the past paid for a full calibration. Even the best pro can't fix a cantankerous display like above mentioned RS1. One can only do what they can do. Jeff Meir told me not to buy the display...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,083
Posted By gtgray
Don't be insulted. You apparently have a highly...

Don't be insulted. You apparently have a highly trained eye. What you may or may not be able to do with your trained eye is one thing, what the average untrained eye can do without a meter is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,083
Posted By gtgray
Telling someone to adjust grayscale and color...

Telling someone to adjust grayscale and color without a meter and some study and research is just terrible advice. Even with a meter there are many pitfalls.


Colorimeters like the idisplay pro...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9,523
Views: 717,545
Posted By gtgray
I find the Darbee works very well for me between...

I find the Darbee works very well for me between my Radiance XS and my display. With a 92' 1080P rear projector a little sharpening may not necessarily be a bad thing. I would add that one should...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 44,520
Posted By gtgray
People need to understand that converting a 60...

People need to understand that converting a 60 FPS progressive source to a 60 FPS interlaced source will drop half the frames. This means a very juddery image. Upscaling 720P to 1080P can be done...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-10-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By gtgray
SSD wear out is not an urban legend. It is a...

SSD wear out is not an urban legend. It is a design limitation. One that various controller strategies seek to mitigate.



Where for instance SSDs are used in arrays in servers, firmware is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By gtgray
I like SSDs however they just don't make sense...

I like SSDs however they just don't make sense for an actively used TV recorder. Capacity and cost rule them out first and foremost. Wear out rules them out again.


When you start to see...
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