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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Big C
Pioneer Manual MCACC Setup>Acoustic EQ-Adjust/EQ-Professional and X-Curve Questions

Being that this relates to a majority of Pioneer receivers, I thought I'd post my questions here so others would benifit from our replies.

I have speakers which have strong low bass and good...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,950
Posted By Big C
Cinavia scared me away from ripping because I...

Cinavia scared me away from ripping because I don't like the idea of putting hours, days, weeks, or months into a project that could possibly fail. So I just cary a Case Logic 320-disc wallet around...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
15" IPS 2560x1600 Retina screen with high-quality...

15" IPS 2560x1600 Retina screen with high-quality built-in speakers without Blu-ray? What a waste!
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Big C
I don't have an LG. I was curious about how it...

I don't have an LG. I was curious about how it worked compared to picture menus on the other TVs I mentioned.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
It's a shame Apple decided not to support...

It's a shame Apple decided not to support Blu-ray. Imagine playing a Blu-ray on a Macbook Pro laptop with a 15" 2560x1600 IPS Retina display and good built-in speakers. This would have further...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
Post 1326 suggests that hybrids are more...

Post 1326 suggests that hybrids are more expensive to produce and that bundles would cost less. Post 1327 suggests that doing away with separate editins and sticking with bundles might help be a...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Big C
Why Not Start Saying "Good-Bye" to LCD, and "Hello" to Emissive Panel Types

No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED backlighting/dimming method (edge-lit and FALD) will be able to do what CRTs, plasmas, OLED, laser pixels, or other emissive technologies can do without...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,099
Posted By Big C
No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED...

No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED backlighting/dimming method (edge-lit and FALD) will be able to do what CRTs, plasmas, OLED, laser pixels, or other emissive technologies can do without...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Big C
Using the LG Picture Wizard

I have used Philips, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba plasma and LCD flatscreen TVs. The picture menus have the typical picture mode preset choices, brightness control, contrast control, color control,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,099
Posted By Big C
I've read reviews saying that LG plasmas have...

I've read reviews saying that LG plasmas have black levels that don't even live up to good LCD TVs. So unless LG can come up with improvements, they SHOULD pull the plug on plasma production. At...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
Then I guess they should stick with...

Then I guess they should stick with multi-disc-type bundles, but stop selling different disc types individually. At least it would ensure backward compatibility and might help to keep physical media...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
On one hand, backward compatibility might be a...

On one hand, backward compatibility might be a selling point regarding bundles, but on the other hand, bundles are more expensive for the consumer and less people would buy them. I just thought of...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
Here's an idea that might financially help...

Here's an idea that might financially help Blu-ray a little bit for a little longer. As soon as a title formerly only available on DVD gets a Blu-ray release, immediately discontinue the DVD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-03-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 390,435
Posted By Big C
I guess until I'm familiar with how different...

I guess until I'm familiar with how different upscaling/post processing works, I like streaming, my 480i DVDs and my Blu-rays distinguishable from one another, as well as compressed audio, lossless...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
Like it or not, here's what it boils down to. ...

Like it or not, here's what it boils down to. Artists depend on financial support from media distributors. They'll do whatever it takes to get the most from them. Likewise, media distributors...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 390,435
Posted By Big C
That was a typo. I forget whether it was under...

That was a typo. I forget whether it was under Display settings or HDMI, but if you go into the settings, you'll see that the BDP-53FD won't output 480i. It only goes down to 480p. 480i is how...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
One thing I've noticed is that while streaming...

One thing I've noticed is that while streaming seems to be the prefered approach among consumers, the way the physical media industry is being protected is by the studios not allowing streaming...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-02-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
You have a good point about even download...

You have a good point about even download services going down. You still wouldn't be able to access the stuff YOU paid for! As far as ownership and being able to use YOUR purchases at YOUR...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-02-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
This might be a little obsessive, but recently, I...

This might be a little obsessive, but recently, I bought a Case Logic 320-disc wallet. I divided it into four sections--80 discs per section. I chose discs from my video and audio collection I know...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-02-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 51,998
Posted By Big C
I prefer quality over convenience. Physical...

I prefer quality over convenience. Physical media has its advantages and disadvantages, and so does virtual media right now. I was reading through the first page of this thread last night, and then...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,063
Posted By Big C
I just realized that the 6200 has 4K upscaling. ...

I just realized that the 6200 has 4K upscaling. Maybe that's why it can upscale better than the 62FD. From what I remember, that European press release from March regarding the BDP-LX58 and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 50,181
Posted By Big C
Welcome to AVS! In case you haven't discovered...

Welcome to AVS! In case you haven't discovered already, this is one of the best TVs you'll find under 50". While it might not be the best performer, it does better than high-performing LCD TVs, and...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,700
Posted By Big C
One thing we have to remember is that just...

One thing we have to remember is that just because we know our tech terms and as savy as some of us might be, this doesn't mean we understand business terms and are as savy when it comes to the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,063
Posted By Big C
I agree with you about the BDP-80FD. They still...

I agree with you about the BDP-80FD. They still can make it right. See post 13 of this thread.

I appreciate the fact that Walkamo came on here to set the record straight for us. No answer...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,700
Posted By Big C
Before you give up on Pioneer, I'd read the...

Before you give up on Pioneer, I'd read the latest news from Walkamo. He explains very clearly what's going on with Pioneer. So now, I am reconsidering the Elite VSX-80 and am going to wait for...
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