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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2017, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
No one knows since there aren't color volume...

No one knows since there aren't color volume measurements for all of the displays yet, there are multiple ways to measure color volume (without an accepted standard at the moment), and they could...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2017, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Because HCFR is calculating color gamut by using...

Because HCFR is calculating color gamut by using 6-8 measurements (White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and then calculating the gamut volume only based on those. This is the basic...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-08-2017, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Yeah, a calibration takes a few hours, and a few...

Yeah, a calibration takes a few hours, and a few days of training, and constant research and training on updated TVs, and when I show up it's with well over $10,000 of equipment. A calibrator is a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-06-2017, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
This doesn't mean it hasn't been eliminated. I...

This doesn't mean it hasn't been eliminated. I probably could have used the 5% luminance adjustment in the 20 point white balance to tweak 5% and the rest, but when it's below a visible error...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-06-2017, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
BT.1886. The non-0 Y reading is from not having...

BT.1886. The non-0 Y reading is from not having the Klein perfectly against the screen due to the room, and the lights were still slightly on when I made the measurement. The lights were fixed after...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-06-2017, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Sorry I was out yesterday but here's the data...

Sorry I was out yesterday but here's the data table for the 0-5% tracking near black. Looks like I probably could have bumped up 5% a click or so, but when the dE2000 value comes in right around 1.0,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2017, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
It depends on how the CMS uses the lookup table...

It depends on how the CMS uses the lookup table of data and then interpolates it. Given that most TV CMS systems wind up producing some banding in RGB gradients after adjustments, usually having more...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2017, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I'll have to get to that data later today or...

I'll have to get to that data later today or tomorrow, I'm out for a while today, but will see if I can. I misunderstood on the banding then. I also commonly see banding on the RGB patterns with TVs...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2017, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I did not see banding while viewing RGB ramp test...

I did not see banding while viewing RGB ramp test images. It's worth noting that the internal CMS has been upgraded from a 9x9x9 3D array to a 17x17x17 3D array, so the interpolation between points...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2017, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I asked someone to do those 5% and 10% measures...

I asked someone to do those 5% and 10% measures for you but no idea if they'll have the time. I'm attaching the SDR black level measurements here I dug out of CalMAN, showing the ramp from 0% to 5%...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2017, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
To try to answer some more questions: - The...

To try to answer some more questions:

- The B7 will be the same as the C7 in panel and SoC but different styling and stand. It's likely to be a club/warehouse model for Costco and others. It's...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Mine (W7 as well, I just said people should...

Mine (W7 as well, I just said people should probably buy the C7 because it's the same panel and SoC on all of them) also got up to 800+ nits, but only because that limiter was disabled so we could...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I've only seen the Sony at CES and that meant...

I've only seen the Sony at CES and that meant controlled content, no measurements, etc... Until I can go hands-on with one I can't say. I also don't think it would address my major reason for a Z9D...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Skyfall was one example LG used to show...

Skyfall was one example LG used to show improvements in noise with darker scenes. Those were clearly improved where you could see a reduction in noise with them side-by-side. I'm really hoping to get...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I would say in general yes, with the exception of...

I would say in general yes, with the exception of the Z9D because it has such high peak brightness and so many local dimming zones to control blooming and haloing. But I also didn't get to put them...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
No, WiFi at the location was bad so streaming...

No, WiFi at the location was bad so streaming content online you could get 480 or 720p resolution at best, no 1080p or UHD with HDR.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
This was using a UHD disc through an HDMI...

This was using a UHD disc through an HDMI splitter. No DV discs yet, no dates promised.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Watching an E6 next to an E7 with Pan (which has...

Watching an E6 next to an E7 with Pan (which has a 4000 nits mastering level), the difference in tone mapping in bright areas is very clear. Far more detail, far better job of showing that extra HDR...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
If you look back at the review I did of the...

If you look back at the review I did of the EG9100 (http://referencehometheater.com/review/lg-55eg9100-oled-review/) I went back to the same area that was showing black crushing in Harry Potter and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 09:54 AM
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Views: 137,145
Posted By Smackrabbit
Near black noise was improved. Watching dark...

Near black noise was improved. Watching dark shadowy areas of Skyfall and Harry Potter those problems that I'd noticed on the EG9100 and E6 weren't around this time. I only had so much time to do...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-03-2017, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I didn't see any issues with uniformity, but due...

I didn't see any issues with uniformity, but due to time constraints I didn't run my 16-point uniformity test to be sure. When I have a few weeks with one I can do that, but I didn't see any issues...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-17-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,357
Posted By Smackrabbit
This winds up being the biggest issue with...

This winds up being the biggest issue with reviewing. I can't tell you how often I go read reviews at certain sites for a product that's something I cover, see a rave review that doesn't go over most...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-16-2017, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
Thanks for the complement, since I do all the...

Thanks for the complement, since I do all the Wirecutter projector reviews now and most of them at Reference Home Theater (which I run). At RHT we will have reviews of the BenQ HT6050 and Sony...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-21-2017, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I'll talk to Vizio and see if they changed it in...

I'll talk to Vizio and see if they changed it in updated firmware, but last time I calibrated the P65 the backlight control with HDR content controls the luminance level of the midtones (50% or so)....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-27-2016, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
The 35' Monoprice Cabaret arrived today. It...

The 35' Monoprice Cabaret arrived today. It passes the HDR signal from the Yamaha to the Vizio without issue. I'll do some more testing with the other receivers this week, but so far it seems good....
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