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Forum: Video Source Items   05-09-2015, 04:19 PM
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Posted By sspears
It has sold.

It has sold.
Forum: Video Source Items   05-08-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By sspears
FS: Lumagen Mini-3D

It has sold.
Forum: Display Calibration   03-06-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,420
Posted By sspears
A lot of research went into SMPTE 2084 (PQ) and...

A lot of research went into SMPTE 2084 (PQ) and therefor not some prototype experiment at Dolby.


Personally I am excited about Dolby Vision. Probably the biggest advancement in image quality...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-07-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Mark, you can use the basic patterns without a...

Mark, you can use the basic patterns without a meter. This includes brightness, contrast, color/tint, and sharpness. To set grayscale, gamma, and gamut you really need a meter. There is a visual...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Try the same thing on the advanced brightness...

Try the same thing on the advanced brightness pattern at 0 APL. Its possible the gray surround is making it impossible to see the changes. The 0 APL has a black surround, so light scatter won't...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-29-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Change the brightness control while looking a the...

Change the brightness control while looking a the brightness pattern. :)


Try change the color space output through the various options and see if anything changes.
Forum: Display Calibration   12-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Either the display or the Blu-ray player is...

Either the display or the Blu-ray player is clipping. Which player are you using? What is the color space output set to?


On the brightness pattern, you don't see either of the two bars on the...
Forum: Video Processors   12-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 20,186
Posted By sspears
The very last two chroma bursts on the menu are...

The very last two chroma bursts on the menu are the RGB legal bursts. We have a Cb and Cr version. These won't work very well visually because you have to manipulate the opposing channels to keep the...
Forum: Display Calibration   11-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
I would also read all of the articles on our...

I would also read all of the articles on our website. From there you can ask questions. Feel free to ask as many as you want.
Forum: Display Calibration   11-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Xbox can't composite in YCbCr so it must convert...

Xbox can't composite in YCbCr so it must convert to RGB to composite. They don't allow output other than RGB.


I am using an Xbox One for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Xbox Marketplace. I use an...
Forum: Display Calibration   10-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
All the articles on the website and text on the...

All the articles on the website and text on the disc is all that we have. Is there something in particular you would like to know more about?


We have articles for all the basic user settings....
Forum: Display Calibration   10-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
That's in the source. The panning speed was fast...

That's in the source. The panning speed was fast given how much was in focus.
Forum: Display Calibration   10-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Not sure I understand the question on testing for...

Not sure I understand the question on testing for moire.


Which picture looks a bit jumpy? All movies? Content on the disc? 24p content will judder as it pans since it is such a low framerate....
Forum: Display Calibration   10-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Thank You.

Thank You.
Forum: Display Calibration   09-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Thank you for the feedback. I have asked Tyler to...

Thank you for the feedback. I have asked Tyler to respond because he has a lot of VT60 experience. I had a VT20, but got rid of it over a year ago. On it, I really had to turn contrast way down to...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 180,860
Posted By sspears
Optical disc will almost always be better. It's...

Optical disc will almost always be better. It's often double the bitrate and is segment re-encoded when they find issues, streaming is not.

As of June all new content on the xbox service is H.264...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
You can use the left and right arrow keys to move...

You can use the left and right arrow keys to move between patterns. Up and down to show and hide help.

Chapter keys are different on every remote. Hard to find in the dark. Arrow keys are easier...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-08-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
Some displays have different memories for frame...

Some displays have different memories for frame rates. Some of have different memories for color spaces. And some have different memories for inputs. And of course all combinations. :) The cheapest...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
I believe it is important to match the output. If...

I believe it is important to match the output. If your cable box outputs RGB, set Blu-ray to RGB for that input. Other than the Xbox One, all of my sources output YCbCr 4:4:4.
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
When I had a TiVo S3 w/ cable card, most channels...

When I had a TiVo S3 w/ cable card, most channels looked good with the same calibration. Only one really off was SyFy as their levels were really wrong.

Today I use all streaming sources for TV...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
I think asking each interviewee about effective...

I think asking each interviewee about effective source resolution is a good idea. It was not on my list. I will add it.
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
If I were going to try and measure the resolution...

If I were going to try and measure the resolution of content, I would do it on the content itself. Rip it off the disc and keep it in its native 4:2:0 format. Then perform an analysis on Y as well as...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 180,860
Posted By sspears
The default settings for HDMI output are best,...

The default settings for HDMI output are best, 16, 235 w/ head and toe room. You can also enable 24p. Blu-ray playback on the Xbox One is really a convenience feature. Personally I use an OPPO when I...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-03-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 180,860
Posted By sspears
What do you mean? I worked on it from concept...

What do you mean? I worked on it from concept through the July update.
Forum: Display Calibration   08-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 63,218
Posted By sspears
I have never tried it, so I don't know. Assuming...

I have never tried it, so I don't know. Assuming it came from someone at SpectraCal, it is probably correct. My display has a blue-only mode and both color and tint are correct by default.


Also...
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