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Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By b curry
Since there are no Blu-ray or DVD discs with Deep...

Since there are no Blu-ray or DVD discs with Deep Color encoding it really doesn't matter, does it?


The 8 Wolfson DAC's in the BDP-09FD were wired in duel mode and preformed as 4.
Forum: Speakers   09-30-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 181
Posted By b curry
Use the side of the cabinet. Tape the laser on...

Use the side of the cabinet. Tape the laser on the side using some blue painters tape so you don't damage the cabinet finish. Position the laser level or parallel near the tweeter.
Forum: Speakers   09-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 181
Posted By b curry
Yes, I use a simple pocket laser pointer for...

Yes, I use a simple pocket laser pointer for aiming speakers and a 3 beam laser line level for setting up the projection screen and projector. Been doing this for years. Makes for a faster and more...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-28-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
Not speaking for Walkamo and it will be...

Not speaking for Walkamo and it will be interesting to see what he has to say. But I would assume it has something to do with the spec's for the ESS ES9018 having a slightly better published...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
No, HDMI 2.0 in its self will not produce any...

No, HDMI 2.0 in its self will not produce any better result for up-scaling Blu-ray to 4K. HDMI 2.0 supports higher bandwidth than what is available on Blu-ray today. HDMI 2.0 is all about...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,666
Posted By b curry
Again, I doubt it's an exact off the shelf unit...

Again, I doubt it's an exact off the shelf unit but the B250.8 or B2500.1 would be my guess as the top end of their frequency response is at 1000Hz.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,666
Posted By b curry
That's because they're the same driver. It's...

That's because they're the same driver. It's possible Roger has his spec'd a little different but for sure they're both from the same Beyma factory assembly line.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
It all maybe a moot point in the near future as...

It all maybe a moot point in the near future as the private equity/venture capital company, Baring Private Equity Asia, has pulled out of the financial restructuring deal with Pioneer and Onkyo. ...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,590
Posted By b curry
What you're missing is that Pioneer is one of...

What you're missing is that Pioneer is one of many companies that designs and supplies the systems that replace the older DIN mount radios.


Pioneer currently supplies most of the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
Actually, both of them do... ...

Actually, both of them do...

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ephox/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/Home/BDP-88FD_Single%20Sheet.pdf
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
You're parsing words... The 103/105D...

You're parsing words...


The 103/105D machines are different machines/models with different features:

103/105 machines use the Marvell's Kyoto-G2H video processor.
103/105D machines use...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By b curry
"Killing the golden goose." Sony SURE...

"Killing the golden goose."


Sony SURE pricing in the US of $14999.99 for the VPL-VW600ES is nearly a 300% mark-up over the street price in Japan of the VPL-VW500ES. The difference in the two...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
I think you're spot on here. Disc drives...

I think you're spot on here.


Disc drives are a commodity now and bitstreaming is more or less an equalizer at this point for source devices.


I think one can spend their money in a more...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,114
Posted By b curry
The 09 used Wolfson DAC's not ESS Saber...

The 09 used Wolfson DAC's not ESS Saber...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-13-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,222
Posted By b curry
Thanks for the info Pete. Did you happen to note...

Thanks for the info Pete. Did you happen to note if this one is using the Chilin liquid cooled light engine?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,508
Posted By b curry
If one is taking that approach, then the whole 4K...

If one is taking that approach, then the whole 4K thing is a mediocre game as a 4K display is little more than an up-scaling 4K display today.


Little to no 4K content available.
No announced...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-07-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,508
Posted By b curry
Careful what you wish for ... Many more...

Careful what you wish for ...


Many more major blows and there won't be a Sony around. You won't have to worry about a 4K projector then.

...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 116,678
Posted By b curry
Yes, I'm aware of it. If it's anything like the...

Yes, I'm aware of it. If it's anything like the first three seasons, it will be infinitely more interesting than "Falling Skies".


My analogy was more having your money and time taken for...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,508
Posted By b curry
I think this is excellent advice. I also think...

I think this is excellent advice. I also think it will be a slow roll out when it comes.
Based on information released today, the current 4K projectors might be compatible but not able to take full...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 116,678
Posted By b curry
In my prepubescent years in the 1960's, the...

In my prepubescent years in the 1960's, the circus would come to town and I would be drawn to the freak show/side show tent where I swear the Barker would hypnotize me into surrendering my hard...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-05-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 116,678
Posted By b curry
There was an old TV commercial with a jingle that...

There was an old TV commercial with a jingle that went: Double your pleasure, double your fun ...

One might assume she has doubled up on other parts too.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,508
Posted By b curry
I would agree with you. I would expect a US MSRP...

I would agree with you. I would expect a US MSRP around $10K with consideration to the European price announcement.

However, if the world pricing model established by the 1000/1100 and 500/600...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,596
Posted By b curry
I think they were a Krell dealer at one point and...

I think they were a Krell dealer at one point and they still had some Krell product on the floor last time I was there. They seem to have deferred to Dan D’Agostino product now I believe. They have...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 786,151
Posted By b curry
I would agree with the above answers. I...

I would agree with the above answers.

I found the Blu-ray picture to be the same for the BDP-09 as compared to the Pioneer BDP-05/51; they use the same SoC. Like wise for the audio, they all use...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-02-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By b curry
Yep, the Datasat amps are class AB, designed and...

Yep, the Datasat amps are class AB, designed and built by Morris Kessler's ATI company.

The ATI version actually has a slightly better signal-to-noise ratio on paper.

The only thing that I...
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