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Forum: Soundbars   01-25-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By taichi4
The comparison is not at all unfair. Each of...

The comparison is not at all unfair. Each of these devices has their merits. The Vizio has a physically longer soundbar, which expands the breadth of the sound image, and has, as a previous poster...
Forum: Soundbars   01-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By taichi4
Well, there are definitely soundbars which can...

Well, there are definitely soundbars which can produce real (not simulated) surround. The 54 inch and 42 inch 5.1 Vizios have discrete Left-Center-Right drivers in the actual soundbar, and a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,624
Posted By taichi4
Wouldn't HDR push an OLED into faster aging?

Wouldn't HDR push an OLED into faster aging?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,624
Posted By taichi4
I posted a few times about this...the use of...

I posted a few times about this...the use of Quantum Dots or Quantum Rods as an emissive display rather than an approach to backlighting, with possible advantages over OLED.

Here's an...
Forum: Soundbars   01-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 143,863
Posted By taichi4
And it enables such steps with the Vizio?

And it enables such steps with the Vizio?
Forum: Soundbars   01-18-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By taichi4
It's late, and I can't find the size of the...

It's late, and I can't find the size of the drivers in the 1400 vs the 2500, but the YSP 2500 has 16 beam drivers, versus 8 in the YSP 1400. The 2500 will do better with surround if the room...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-17-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,624
Posted By taichi4
Okay. I'll give you rye. I've had pretty good...

Okay. I'll give you rye. I've had pretty good rye with caraway pres-sliced. But with other breads everything, particularly the crust, suffers. Just as with OLEDs (and ostensibly HDR), it's the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-17-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,624
Posted By taichi4
Who says sliced bread is so great? It's mushy...

Who says sliced bread is so great? It's mushy and has no crust.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,624
Posted By taichi4
If you drive OLEDs harder with more current to...

If you drive OLEDs harder with more current to achieve greater brightness (at the current stage of the tech) you accelerate aging, which is more of an issue with OLED than LED.

Quantum dots (or...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-15-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,624
Posted By taichi4
In many cases CR compares and rates on the basis...

In many cases CR compares and rates on the basis of function, but when you're dealing with audio or video what is being gauged is more a matter of how we perceive things...a trickier proposition.
Forum: Soundbars   01-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By taichi4
I'm wondering about that rear wall with the...

I'm wondering about that rear wall with the blinds...whether that will provide enough solid reflective surface for the Yamaha. The Yamaha can compensate for some irregularites, but the more you push...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-11-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,489
Posted By taichi4
When I saw the LG WOLED in a room next to...

When I saw the LG WOLED in a room next to brighter and larger LED/LCDs, I and my girlfriend vastly preferred the LG. The contrast of that set made our eyes happier. :)
Forum: Soundbars   01-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By taichi4
The Yamaha technically needs a rear wall, but it...

The Yamaha technically needs a rear wall, but it all depends on the size of your living room when combined with the size of your kitchen.

If the passage to the kitchen and the wall there is truly...
Forum: Soundbars   01-11-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By taichi4
Vizio has a few models which offer true 5.1, with...

Vizio has a few models which offer true 5.1, with the flagship being the affordable S5451. The rear satellites attach with wires to the wireless sub. They will play DTS and Dolby Digital.
...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,489
Posted By taichi4
As I mentioned in another thread, and as forlorn...

As I mentioned in another thread, and as forlorn posted in this thread, QD or Quantum Rods (a similar technology) will truly shine when incorporated into a first layer emissive display.

The...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-06-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,269
Posted By taichi4
To go back to the post that provoked my comment,...

To go back to the post that provoked my comment, the 77 inch isn't dead...nor is this thread. Look at all the posts!

The drop in LG's price for the 55 inch was not an insignificant thing, and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-05-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,269
Posted By taichi4
Why is America so zombie infatuated? Perhaps its...

Why is America so zombie infatuated? Perhaps its a metaphor for the fact that we are all asleep in some sense.

But I don't think that the article I posted mentioned the price of the 77 incher. ...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,775
Posted By taichi4
QD as backlighting for LCDs doesn't overcome the...

QD as backlighting for LCDs doesn't overcome the limitations inherent in LCD, but there have been articles about QD eventually being used as an emissive display technology in itself, with the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-05-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,269
Posted By taichi4
According to this, the 77 inch "ain't dead." ...

According to this, the 77 inch "ain't dead."

http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-65ef9500/
Forum: Soundbars   01-04-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By taichi4
Pretty good if your installation meets the...

Pretty good if your installation meets the following conditions.

You need to have a "closed box" room, or something approximating it... meaning that you need solid, reflecting walls on all sides,...
Forum: Soundbars   12-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By taichi4
Vizio S5451 which can be bought for an average...

Vizio S5451 which can be bought for an average price of $400...sometimes less. It does Dolby 5.1 and DTS.
Forum: Soundbars   12-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By taichi4
From what I know, the Sonos will not decode DTS...

From what I know, the Sonos will not decode DTS from any source.

There are plenty of soundbars that will, either in the 2.1, 4.1 or 5.1 category, in your price range.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By taichi4
I am not failing to disclose anything. This is...

I am not failing to disclose anything. This is for a story which I need to have grounded in fact. The throw distance needs to be as short as possible, but is not a determined distance. The screen...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By taichi4
With .6-.8, do you feel that sharp, high quality...

With .6-.8, do you feel that sharp, high quality picture and even focus suffers, or were you referring to the Sony, which is more extreme?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By taichi4
Ultra Short Throw Projection

This may not be the right forum to post this in, but does anyone know of a 17,000 to 18,000 lumen projector-ultra short throw lens combination... something capable of filling a 60 foot wide 30 foot...
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