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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 05:16 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Some titles are an extra charge, but most (in my...

Some titles are an extra charge, but most (in my experience) are free of charge for subscribers (I have yet to pay extra). As you noted, alternatively you can order movies a la carte (i.e., without...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 03:01 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
If you're not adamant about stocking your...

If you're not adamant about stocking your library, a more affordable option is to rent from a source like 3D-BlurayRental.com (http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/default.asp). Monthly subscription...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42,861
Views: 1,839,064
Posted By chi_guy50
My wife and I watched the "Swiss Army Man"...

My wife and I watched the "Swiss Army Man" Blu-ray this week and we both loved this quirky, innovative, albeit challenging story. I would admit that it surely will not appeal to everyone...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-02-2016, 08:45 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
If you disable all video processing in the AVR,...

If you disable all video processing in the AVR, the signal should pass through unmolested. But you can always experiment to determine whether you perceive any difference.

Bear in mind that there...
Forum: Speakers   11-22-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43,051
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Posted By chi_guy50
You don't mention whether space or budget are a...

You don't mention whether space or budget are a consideration, but I am assuming you want something in a bookshelf or satellite size and at a low cost. There are many options, of course, but here...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,092
Views: 300,871
Posted By chi_guy50
Just to be clear, any release by Sony, or any...

Just to be clear, any release by Sony, or any other studio, on UHD Blu-ray media will necessarily include HDR10 as that is a required specification for Ultra HD Blu-ray authoring as mandated by the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-11-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15,656
Views: 1,977,705
Posted By chi_guy50
This is the dedicated Sony HX929 thread and...

This is the dedicated Sony HX929 thread and therefore not the appropriate forum for a prolonged discussion of OLED vs. LCD, so suffice it to say that there are almost always trade-offs between...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 142,174
Posted By chi_guy50
. . . Not to mention the 2014/15 Denon...

. . . Not to mention the 2014/15 Denon AVR-X7200W(A), which will probably remain the "flagship" D+M AVR for at least another year (see post 1 of this thread).
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-09-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,038
Views: 227,981
Posted By chi_guy50
Just wait until your wife reads what you called...

Just wait until your wife reads what you called her. No more A/V purchases for you, bucko!:D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-09-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,092
Views: 300,871
Posted By chi_guy50
Good news! I look forward to hearing how you...

Good news! I look forward to hearing how you fare with the replacement.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-09-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,038
Views: 227,981
Posted By chi_guy50
I have no specific insight, but as a linguist my...

I have no specific insight, but as a linguist my instincts tell me that it was a market-researched name that has no particular meaning other than what the public (or the marketing department) might...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-09-2016, 08:51 AM
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Views: 300,871
Posted By chi_guy50
Sorry to hear about the defect. Pls report back...

Sorry to hear about the defect. Pls report back on your experience dealing with AAFES on the replacement; I'm hoping to buy my 65Z9D from them as well and would appreciate the feedback. And good...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-04-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,092
Views: 300,871
Posted By chi_guy50
Outright scammers (and I would guess at first...

Outright scammers (and I would guess at first glance that the above site qualifies as such) aside, you are taking a considerable risk buying from anyone other than a Sony authorized reseller (and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-04-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15,656
Views: 1,977,705
Posted By chi_guy50
Congratulations to you and to a very lucky...

Congratulations to you and to a very lucky daughter! I'm sure that you will enjoy the upgrade, although there will be trade-offs (most good, some bad) going from a top-notch FALD LCD to a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-03-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 298,412
Posted By chi_guy50
I provided an answer to your question in this...

I provided an answer to your question in this thread exactly one month ago to this day. You can view it here...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   10-29-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chi_guy50
You're in luck. As of today, the XBR75Z9D is...

You're in luck. As of today, the XBR75Z9D is listed as in stock for $7K. (And the 65Z9D, which I am targeting, is also available now for $4.5K.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 121,447
Posted By chi_guy50
Je m'excuse si je ne pouvais pas m'empêcher de te...

Je m'excuse si je ne pouvais pas m'empêcher de te taquiner a ce sujet.:) (I wasn't really going to burn my own money after all.:rolleyes:)



Yes, I can see how that sort of arrangement might...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 121,447
Posted By chi_guy50
Mon dieu, Hugo. Si j'avais ton fric, je...

Mon dieu, Hugo. Si j'avais ton fric, je brûlerais le mien!;)



That $1,450 is already a 25% discount for pre-sales. Its MSRP is listed as a staggering $1,950 (plus tax and shipping)!!!!:eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,844
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Views: 156,781
Posted By chi_guy50
That may be a good rule of thumb (as I stated...

That may be a good rule of thumb (as I stated here last week (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2309010-dts-x-28.html#post47650793)), but it is not a good assumption across...
Forum: Speakers   10-25-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 2,109,916
Posted By chi_guy50
The rear surrounds do not get as much action as...

The rear surrounds do not get as much action as the side surrounds and therefore are not as critical. IMHO, unless money is no object or your OCD rules the day, I would not utilize LSiM703's for RS...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   10-22-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chi_guy50
Now down to $3499 but out of stock. (Expected in...

Now down to $3499 but out of stock. (Expected in stock date: 10/27/2016.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,844
  Dts:x
Views: 156,781
Posted By chi_guy50
Unfortunately, the movie audio specs on the...

Unfortunately, the movie audio specs on the Netflix webpage are unreliable (I have complained to them about this many times to no avail). Your best bet is to consult a master list such as others...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   10-14-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chi_guy50
And I was just seizing on the opportunity to...

And I was just seizing on the opportunity to provide a little humor. :)



No thanks necessary; it was an honor to serve.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   10-14-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chi_guy50
That's a shame. It doesn't take much to...

That's a shame.

It doesn't take much to qualify, other than some blood, sweat and tears (just ask my two ex-wives). :rolleyes:

...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,092
Views: 300,871
Posted By chi_guy50
It's approx. 3 inches vertically from the stand...

It's approx. 3 inches vertically from the stand to the bottom of the lower bezel and approx. 3-1/2 inches horizontally from the front of the stand to the screen.
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