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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By fierce_gt
imo, 'led' is a marketing term too... lcd...

imo, 'led' is a marketing term too...

lcd has changed a lot over the years, but it's still lcd. it has all the same pros, and all the same cons that it did 15yrs ago. these incremental...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-24-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,033
Posted By fierce_gt
audiophiles are gonna hate me, but I could never...

audiophiles are gonna hate me, but I could never figure out how to listen to music more than casually.


for me, it's background noise in the car, and IF I listen to it anywhere else, it's on...
Forum: Speakers   03-24-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By fierce_gt
i have been battling this decision for about a...

i have been battling this decision for about a year...


my conclusion is that with MY theater a 5.1.2 does NOT sound more immersive. now read the details below, because I believe there's a reason...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-20-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By fierce_gt
it's not that edgelit led hasn't advanced, but it...

it's not that edgelit led hasn't advanced, but it was SO far behind, that it's now advanced to what it should have been in a first gen set. like literally, it's just acceptable now, not something i'd...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-19-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By fierce_gt
seems like samsungs theory has been "if you can't...

seems like samsungs theory has been "if you can't improve what matters, tell them what we improved matters more".

i don't care if they produce a million nit tv, if it can't display black, it's...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-09-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,066
Posted By fierce_gt
3D will likely come back when they can do it...

3D will likely come back when they can do it properly with UHD content.

i really don't understand 3D trends, though. seems like everybody i know doesn't care at home, but likes it in theaters.
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-08-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By fierce_gt
honestly, i've tried a few... -rapoo ...

honestly, i've tried a few...
-rapoo
-candybar
-k400
-k830

and imo, it doesn't get any better than the k400 unless you're willing to spend over 100bux. i like the k830 as a 'premium' version,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-08-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By fierce_gt
don't consider projector as your only source...

don't consider projector as your only source unless you can add control to direct and indirect lighting.

concede that you will need to watch more with dim lighting, blinds closed, and make sure...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-05-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,148
Posted By fierce_gt
it's unfortunate, but I think the best part of...

it's unfortunate, but I think the best part of the 2017's is they finally have a tv with a 'cool factor' that will attract people with enough money to support and promote the development of this...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-04-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By fierce_gt
the problem is that the 'free' methods are...

the problem is that the 'free' methods are actually so well supported, it's not even embarrassing to use them anymore. these guys need to figure out that people are only going to buy a handful of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-03-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,594
Posted By fierce_gt
you can always counter your son with 'that's up...

you can always counter your son with 'that's up to the director'. there are movies, shows, or even just scenes that have the colors pumped up. if you do that on your own, you'd never get that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
that's what the sales staff said, but it wasn't...

that's what the sales staff said, but it wasn't true...

my samsung b530 replaced a crt, and i was super disappointed with it. wasn't until the f8500 that i finally 'don't miss' crt.

there are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By fierce_gt
imo, the price makes this a non-starter. i...

imo, the price makes this a non-starter.

i don't pay for cable because it's a rip off, not because it's inconvenient.

honestly, i find with the 'netflix' style of viewing its really hard to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-02-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By fierce_gt
a brand name would have been useful, but short...

a brand name would have been useful, but short answer, samsung didn't really 'get it right' until the very end.

being a plasma doesn't guarantee great picture quality. it still has to be a 'good'...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   03-02-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By fierce_gt
need this in a sub 4" package! I've been clinging...

need this in a sub 4" package! I've been clinging to my xperia ray for far too long waiting for a suitable replacement. nobody makes compact smart phones anymore :(
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-25-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,594
Posted By fierce_gt
i guess difference in countries. i had no idea...

i guess difference in countries. i had no idea the oled's were that cheap there. 2500 wouldn't quite get you a 55" here. 65" is almost double the price for some reason

although, i still have...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-25-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By fierce_gt
sounds good to me. nothing wrong with adjusting...

sounds good to me. nothing wrong with adjusting opinions when given more data
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-24-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By fierce_gt
i've never found 'wireless' to be anywhere near...

i've never found 'wireless' to be anywhere near as advertised. first off, it's almost always easier to run a speaker cable than find a power plug. and any wireless device will need to get power from...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By fierce_gt
unless somebody has some facts to back it up,...

unless somebody has some facts to back it up, turning it off(an hour is LONG time actually) is going to be better.

i remember the mythbusters testing this with lightbulbs, and they basically...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By fierce_gt
carefully... treat it like a pain of glass....

carefully...

treat it like a pain of glass. support it as evenly as possible. they seem to do pretty well when in the original packaging and stored upright, so i'd suggest as close to that as...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,594
Posted By fierce_gt
what don't you like about the vt60? ...

what don't you like about the vt60?



not to be blunt/rude, but it's pretty dumb to get rid of something unless you don't like it, and there's no way any of us could tell you that.

now, i get...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,256
Posted By fierce_gt
i love this response! however, i have a...

i love this response!


however, i have a question.

i have a samsung f8500 plasma, and in the bedroom a d630 lcd. i see two different things(motion-wise) on these displays if they both have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-20-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,256
Posted By fierce_gt
only if i have complete control over the...

only if i have complete control over the settings.

on plasmas, there doesn't seem to be a need. i see whatever the source is capable of, feed a good source, i get great motion...


but i have a...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,210
Posted By fierce_gt
i don't have a rear wall on the theater space(see...

i don't have a rear wall on the theater space(see attached design). the front stage is behind an AT screen, side surrounds are mounted high(hidden in the soffit) almost directly beside the listening...
Forum: Speakers   02-18-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,210
Posted By fierce_gt
absolutely. it's like the difference between...

absolutely. it's like the difference between having stereo front soundstage and adding a center channel. just because they are on the same 'plane' doesn't mean they sound the same.


I have 6...
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