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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 3,736
Posted By Luke M
I was looking into renewing my NFL Game Rewind...

I was looking into renewing my NFL Game Rewind subscription, and found out that they jacked up the price to $100 (was $40).

$40 was a decent value, despite the bad video quality. At $100 I'll pass.
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,680
Posted By Luke M
Explain "headphone x". Is that a 2 channel...

Explain "headphone x". Is that a 2 channel binaural mix or what?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Luke M
Yep. But try finding an A/V receiver that can do...

Yep. But try finding an A/V receiver that can do all that. They don't exist. And if you're going 2-channel direct from DVD/cable/Tivo/etc into a dumb amp, it's worse - because the assumption of...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-02-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Luke M
The problem with 2 speakers, or anything less...

The problem with 2 speakers, or anything less than 6 speakers, is that the 5.1 content has to be downmixed, and this is often done badly. You may, for example, get no LFE content or less than you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-27-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Luke M
It might be best to wait for TVs that have...

It might be best to wait for TVs that have displayport inputs, especially if you want 60Hz. 30Hz over HDMI should work though.
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-22-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,036
Posted By Luke M
Good poll! There's a lot that goes into "optimal"...

Good poll! There's a lot that goes into "optimal" viewing distance besides display technology. Like, what degree of immersiveness do you prefer (do you like to sit in the first row of a movie...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,460
Posted By Luke M
Something small, passively cooled...not a big...

Something small, passively cooled...not a big performance upgrade (if at all) from integrated graphics.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,460
Posted By Luke M
Does either AMD or NVidia make a cheap graphics...

Does either AMD or NVidia make a cheap graphics card with HDMI 4K/60Hz?
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-18-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By Luke M
When you look at the waveform display of an audio...

When you look at the waveform display of an audio program, you aren't seeing the actual signal that will come out of the DAC. You're just seeing the samples. It can be misleading, for example, when...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-17-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,999
Posted By Luke M
Can we please avoid obscure jargon like "ID...

Can we please avoid obscure jargon like "ID subs". Even Wikipedia doesn't know what that means.

(I eventually figured out that ID means "internet direct", but that still leaves the puzzle of what...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-15-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 60,077
Posted By Luke M
What needs to be scaled? Icons? Bah, who cares. ...

What needs to be scaled? Icons? Bah, who cares.

To me it's all about whether small text looks smooth or not.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-13-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,263
Posted By Luke M
I don't think there's much risk of that. It looks...

I don't think there's much risk of that. It looks horrible, and anyway, most video masters are 16:9 nowadays. I don't know where Grit gets its content, old VHS tapes?
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-11-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,263
Posted By Luke M
This is not about director's OAR. It's about...

This is not about director's OAR. It's about sending a 4:3 image as a 16:9 image (distorted, not zoomed!)...that's not common.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-04-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,263
Posted By Luke M
I happened to notice this channel when browsing...

I happened to notice this channel when browsing OTA channels. They were showing a movie in 16:9, which is fine, but the movie was obviously an old 4:3 transfer horizontally stretched to 16:9. It...
Forum: Speakers   05-30-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Luke M
With that height restriction, you should forget...

With that height restriction, you should forget about tower speakers, since that would severely restrict your options. Use "bookshelf" speakers on custom stands. Then you have your choice of any...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-29-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,011
Posted By Luke M
The only way that another TV transition makes...

The only way that another TV transition makes sense is if it reduces the amount of TV spectrum. Put all the content providers on one advanced channel and auction off the rest; use the auction...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,217
Posted By Luke M
The market is flooded with mediocre products with...

The market is flooded with mediocre products with wonderful specs.


Clearly the solution is to obsess even more over specs...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-23-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 60,077
Posted By Luke M
I think this sort of misses the point. 3/4 screen...

I think this sort of misses the point. 3/4 screen height is like the first row of a movie theater. Unless people actually want that kind of extreme immersion, 8K is not needed regardless of screen...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-02-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,292
Posted By Luke M
Thanks for this post! I saw that XKCD made a...

Thanks for this post! I saw that XKCD made a reference to a dress but I didn't get the reference. Not all of us spend 24/7 following "memes". Anyway...

I can see it two ways: white/gold or...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-16-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 45,730
Posted By Luke M
I'm suggesting to use standard frame rates. ...

I'm suggesting to use standard frame rates.

If you want to complain that the standard isn't forward looking enough, then complain about the absence of 120fps. Because that's the future, not 48fps.
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-16-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 45,730
Posted By Luke M
I think that would be worse than tearing for...

I think that would be worse than tearing for 48fps. The smoother the motion in the source, the more obvious stutter is.



They won't bother unless there are 48 fps disks. And nobody will make 48...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-16-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 45,730
Posted By Luke M
It's easy to allow arbitrary frame rates if you...

It's easy to allow arbitrary frame rates if you don't care about quality. You get tearing if the frame rate is not in sync with the display. It's watchable, but not great. Nobody would use it. It's...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-15-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 45,730
Posted By Luke M
Wouldn't it be easier to encourage film makers...

Wouldn't it be easier to encourage film makers not to use 48 fps?
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-14-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 45,730
Posted By Luke M
Nah, I think it's just because it allows for a...

Nah, I think it's just because it allows for a cheaper player. And the quality isn't necessarily better for 4:4:4, since you have to compress it more.
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-13-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 45,730
Posted By Luke M
From the Panasonic slides: ...

From the Panasonic slides:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/286-latest-industry-news/1842273-ultra-hd-blu-ray-spec-ces-2015-a-3.html#post30768105

"82 Mbps (50GB), 128-108 Mbps (66GB and 100GB)"
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