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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By johnfull
Reading up a bit and putting 2+2 together, I...

Reading up a bit and putting 2+2 together, I think Sharp is now using a green and red
phosphor combination with the blue LED to make a wider gamut. It was tried on high-end
laptops to give them...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By johnfull
Thanks for that update! I'd been wondering about...

Thanks for that update! I'd been wondering about the 'Spectros' color -- this gives further detail
of deeper reds and greens to make the 21% gamut expansion claim. I wonder if it can make a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By johnfull
Your eyes do not deceive. LCD TVs have the...

Your eyes do not deceive. LCD TVs have the advantage of bright pictures over plasma. That's it.
For darkened rooms, a plasma is going to be a better experience. Manufacturers go to great lengths...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
The Sharp UQ sets are a big step forward from the...

The Sharp UQ sets are a big step forward from the earlier models, even if you don't use the 3D.
The native panel rate for the LCD screen is now 240, which the true 4K sets don't offer yet.
I had a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 08:06 AM
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Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
Can't you run the video portion directly to the...

Can't you run the video portion directly to the TV and the audio to the amp?
I do that with an amp that won't take an HDMI input, but it stays in synch with the TV anyway.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,860
Posted By johnfull
Denon BDP-1611UD was $250 2 years ago. Still...

Denon BDP-1611UD was $250 2 years ago. Still going strong
and plays everything, including homemade discs.
Only stereo analog outs, though -- HDMI and coax for everything else.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By johnfull
I think the manufacturers have other plans for...

I think the manufacturers have other plans for you:cool:.
I had a nice 70" Sharp Aquos 3D HDTV for 2 years and was waiting for
the satellite service and the local news remote cameras and the rest...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By johnfull
I love my Sharp Aquos 70" Q+ set.

I love my Sharp Aquos 70" Q+ set.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 11:34 AM
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Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
Dumb question, maybe, but how do you know the ARC...

Dumb question, maybe, but how do you know the ARC is working or not?
I switched my satellite box to #3 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) and never have synch...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 09:33 AM
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Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
Yes, if you have settings other than the factory...

Yes, if you have settings other than the factory reset, which can always be retrieved.
My model is not the same, but from the same line, so it can give you something to work from,
at least...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-25-2014, 01:58 PM
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Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
I have these that you are free to use -- most...

I have these that you are free to use -- most people have found them good:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1568122-sharp-uq17u-calibrations.html

The Dynamic setting is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By johnfull
I have the Sharp 70" UQ17U. It has a very high...

I have the Sharp 70" UQ17U. It has a very high dynamic range, thanks to a light sensor
that works in tandem with global dimming. The set replaced one from 2 years ago on warranty.
I can tell you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By johnfull
Sharp has the Q+ series that doubles the vertical...

Sharp has the Q+ series that doubles the vertical resolution and will upscale HD.
Most have said they could live without the feature, but the price is now similar to plain HD.
I have the 70" UQ17U...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
Can you play DTS-HD? It is 7.1, but will...

Can you play DTS-HD? It is 7.1, but will automatically play as 5.1 without loss of data at 24/96.
DTS on DVDs has always been better than the standard Dolby track. Dolby True HD is NOT ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
I use the YouTube app and it works very well --...

I use the YouTube app and it works very well -- high quality and intuitive interface -- best to be hoped for without a keyboard.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
Have you tried going in through the browser...

Have you tried going in through the browser instead of the app?
Just a process of elimination. Everything should play as 1080p...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By johnfull
Have you tried connecting directly to the TV and...

Have you tried connecting directly to the TV and separately to the Pioneer?
I have a pre-HDMI Yamaha that I use that way -- BluRay and Dish connected to the
TV with HDMI cables, but to the Yamaha...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
It's not advanced -- it's the top menu item that...

It's not advanced -- it's the top menu item that determines everything else beyond.
Each setting -- Game, Movie, etc. can be tailored how you want it.
You shouldn't need Game mode for non-game...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
You're right that turning off as many processor...

You're right that turning off as many processor functions as possible speeds it up.
Using Game mode bypasses as many as possible.
Lag is not a problem with normal programming, once the delay is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
I plugged in the model number at the top of this...

I plugged in the model number at the top of this page and got a list that you can read here:
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
If you are using an HDMI cable to connect the TV...

If you are using an HDMI cable to connect the TV to the amplifier, use Input 3.
It is the ARC (audio return channel) that sends feedback signals for synching.
If that doesn't work, route the signal...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
You'll want to put it into Game Mode before you...

You'll want to put it into Game Mode before you do your calibrations, of course.
That will help reduce video lag, which is the big concern of gamers.
When you get the set, you can post specific...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
I haven't used the WOW disc, but others have. ...

I haven't used the WOW disc, but others have.
The color temperatures are labeled High and Medium and Low usually.
High is Blue, Medium is neutral, and Low is Red. This means the whites will have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
You can download and burn the DVD available for...

You can download and burn the DVD available for free on this site.
With it, you can set the color temperature, black and peak white, balance the colors, etc.
I do it without a gauge with a lot of...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 308,389
Posted By johnfull
That IS a bargain! I would rather see progress...

That IS a bargain! I would rather see progress in getting wider gamut color at this point.
Sharp is promising it (yet again!) with their Spectros next year. I can't get any details as to
what...
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