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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-28-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
on samsung's you want to adjust 'HDMI black...

on samsung's you want to adjust 'HDMI black level'.
normal = 0-255
low = 16-235

if it receives a YCC signal, the option will be greyed out
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-28-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By fierce_gt
for something like that, i'd sell it, and buy...

for something like that, i'd sell it, and buy another locally at the new location.

really only worth it if it's something that's irreplaceable, or you're renting a uhaul and packing it yourself...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 120,872
Posted By fierce_gt
the strip lights come with adhesive backing, it's...

the strip lights come with adhesive backing, it's very good for smooth surfaces. stuck well to the back of my tv(used for bias lighting) and underside of my riser(plywood), but i also used some...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 711
Posted By fierce_gt
we've gone 5 steps forwards and 5 steps backwards...

we've gone 5 steps forwards and 5 steps backwards imo...
plasma's destroy crt in terms of sharpness, ansi contrast, and general practicality(size/weight/etc), but they still haven't matched the MLL,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,556
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Posted By fierce_gt
the link pitviper posted is where I got my info...

the link pitviper posted is where I got my info from.


the only thing is, USUALLY the newer panels are getting better MLL results. it seems like the 2013 models are the ones that are higher and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,556
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Posted By fierce_gt
I wasn't aware that there was a fan, but if there...

I wasn't aware that there was a fan, but if there is, it could be as simple as dust on the fan making it unbalanced. it happens with my PC from time to time, and a quick blast of compressed air(you...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 711
Posted By fierce_gt
i remember woolco, but not tube test machines......

i remember woolco, but not tube test machines... haha

i guess repairs have always been expensive, but tv's have gotten a lot cheaper since the days of CRT.

that being said, if my f8500 stopped...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 711
Posted By fierce_gt
it could be more about the way the market and...

it could be more about the way the market and consumers were in the 80's and 90's, but as a kid growing up with crt, it seemed common for a friend to have a tv repaired. seemed like we all had one or...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By fierce_gt
4k and plasma are not related... plasma is...

4k and plasma are not related...

plasma is dead for all intents and purposes, if you want one, snap up an f8500 as soon as you can and hold on tight. the motion issues you refer to are lcd...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
Posted By fierce_gt
buy from a place that has no-hassle returns. the...

buy from a place that has no-hassle returns. the last time I bought an lcd, I returned 4 of them because they all looked terrible at home, even thought they looked good at the store.


I think...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 120,872
Posted By fierce_gt
i can't say what the popular vote is, but my plan...

i can't say what the popular vote is, but my plan is to wrap panels in velvet, and then hang those panels. i don't really like the idea of putting one large piece of velvet directly on to the wall,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
Posted By fierce_gt
you've pretty much mentioned them all. ...

you've pretty much mentioned them all.

samsung will have the f5300, h5000, or f8500
LG still might have a couple on the shelves, but i've been far less impressed with them.

imo, the f8500 is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah, i'm kind of a noob with DSLR's so this was...

yeah, i'm kind of a noob with DSLR's so this was my 'project' to help gain some experience and knowledge in its operation.

and i totally agree with what you're saying, but let's be honest, it's...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,556
Views: 586,748
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah, it's a great thread, very informative. it's...

yeah, it's a great thread, very informative. it's funny, using his test slides the 'apparent' black level is actually darker at around 40-50% than it is at 20% because of exactly the phenomena you...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11,556
Views: 586,748
Posted By fierce_gt
with mine, auto measured the same MLL as dark...

with mine, auto measured the same MLL as dark room if the lights were off, and the same MLL as bright room if the lights were on. it's too subtle of a change to notice by eye, especially with the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,556
Views: 586,748
Posted By fierce_gt
that 'trick' only works with high contrast...

that 'trick' only works with high contrast settings. at 90, there's virtually no change in brightness, at 100, you'll see that 10ftl, at 95, it'll likely be closer to 5-6ftl. i still don't understand...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,556
Views: 586,748
Posted By fierce_gt
i'd have to check the conversions, but i was...

i'd have to check the conversions, but i was around .011cd/m2 pre-tweak, and .008cd/m2 post-tweak. i've measured as low as .005cd/m2, but only after running screen wipe for several minutes. the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By fierce_gt
just for fun. it's just as useless to post...

just for fun.

it's just as useless to post my calibration settings for others to use, but those threads are very popular too.

the only time there's really any 'purpose' is if i'm taking pics...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By fierce_gt
canon t3i, just uploaded to facebook ...

canon t3i, just uploaded to facebook


absolutely. it took forever for me to figure out what settings to change, and even after my 'best efforts' I'm still either crushing black details or white...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 711
Posted By fierce_gt
ask them, I've yet to have a tv fail before it...

ask them, I've yet to have a tv fail before it was obsolete...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 711
Posted By fierce_gt
I wasn't really referring to any single component...

I wasn't really referring to any single component in particular. I'm not somebody that tends to get things fixed, unless I can do it myself. the way the market was, it didn't make any sense to spend...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-21-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By fierce_gt
I know these threads are totally useless if you...

I know these threads are totally useless if you take them seriously, but I kind of like seeing what scenes everybody uses to test their displays.


some shots from fifth element...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-21-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 711
Posted By fierce_gt
to be honest, this is a question I don't think...

to be honest, this is a question I don't think anybody could answer. there are ppl that for one reason or another are just 'hard' on electronics, and they may find their TV's fail every 2-3yrs....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-21-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11,556
Views: 586,748
Posted By fierce_gt
those seem low even for me. have you measured the...

those seem low even for me. have you measured the peak luminance at those settings? I mean that's what really matters anyway, you might have the same luminance as I do for all we know.


iirc,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11,556
Views: 586,748
Posted By fierce_gt
there's 3 different(4 if you want to go into the...

there's 3 different(4 if you want to go into the back panel) ways to reduce peak luminance.


you can reduce cell light, which is probably the easiest method
or reduce contrast
or turn on eco...
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