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Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-26-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By chirpie
BTW, in case I didn't make it clear, I totally...

BTW, in case I didn't make it clear, I totally want to be part of the crawl even if I'm not hosting. ;-)
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 971
Posted By chirpie
For once, I had no idea what to expect for...

For once, I had no idea what to expect for winners. Not sure I buy the 'Sniper was snubbed' line, as Eastwood has won in the past and those past films were better.

A shout out for the animated...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,526
Posted By chirpie
So I checked, I have not one, but two previous...

So I checked, I have not one, but two previous engagements on Sunday. (Ugh.)

I can offer myself as a plan B for Saturday if anyone else drops out or be a "lesser traveled" stop. LOL. Most of my...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-21-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,526
Posted By chirpie
Sorry, for my typical belated response! It's...

Sorry, for my typical belated response!

It's the busy season where I do lots of freelance work, teach night classes, and I've got my regular full time job to attend to. lol

I'll read through...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-13-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,877
Posted By chirpie
I'm pickier about the aesthetics of my room than...

I'm pickier about the aesthetics of my room than my wife, which makes this a non-issue for me.

Now if this ALSO includes how expensive something is, well, yeah I talk to her first. Heck, if she...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-10-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,293
Posted By chirpie
Use two of them in the office. (See avatar for...

Use two of them in the office. (See avatar for proof. lol) It's hit or miss for some people's heads for the comfort, but then, this is true of all headphones in my experience. A great product.

My...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-29-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 205,744
Posted By chirpie
That's as it should be. Your projector produces a...

That's as it should be. Your projector produces a 1 to 1.78 aspect ratio rectangle.

Movies are filmed in all sorts of shapes. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was filmed at 1.85 aspect ratio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By chirpie
In addition to the other post, pay no attention...

In addition to the other post, pay no attention to the location of the volume knob. You were never using 25% of the amp's power on the yamaha with the knob at 1/4, it's just a way to affect the gain....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-12-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By chirpie
Check my posts in this thread. (#751 #752...

Check my posts in this thread. (#751 #752 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=752) and #753...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,786
Posted By chirpie
For all of it's gloss and budget, I don't think...

For all of it's gloss and budget, I don't think there was a single scene in the 2014 version that even came close to a scene like the one below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA6MXdV2M
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,120
Posted By chirpie
Do proper masters of these movies exist to even...

Do proper masters of these movies exist to even take advantage of 1080p let alone UHD? (Because I could really go for a proper Blu-ray of CTHD let alone a good 4K remaster of CTHD. It was always...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By chirpie
Wow, it could be a great many things, but the two...

Wow, it could be a great many things, but the two most likely problems in my mind are either:

1 - The quality of the recordings chosen

2 - The room itself

What type of music are you playing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,575
Posted By chirpie
Disparaging comments about Vanna White aside, in...

Disparaging comments about Vanna White aside, in a way, I sympathize with the OP in that it feels like you're seeing ultra hi-res everywhere you look (Good ol' confirmation bias, but still...), but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,575
Posted By chirpie
Did you not read the last sentence of my post?...

Did you not read the last sentence of my post? (Slaps forehead.)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,575
Posted By chirpie
Projectors have seen growth in sales, not...

Projectors have seen growth in sales, not decline.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,575
Posted By chirpie
True, but this is one point I'll concede with the...

True, but this is one point I'll concede with the OP that the occasional 4k content like this would be nice to enjoy at a lower price... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs

But really,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,575
Posted By chirpie
Dude, this reasoning is flat out weird. Simply...

Dude, this reasoning is flat out weird. Simply saying a company CAN is not actual proof that they can. I don't know, I suppose they could, but considering you hated the budget 1080p option, there's a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,575
Posted By chirpie
One of the big reasons why the price is higher is...

One of the big reasons why the price is higher is the simple fact that the lens must be of much higher quality. It's not too unlike owning a full frame sensor DSLR... you need a quality glass lens to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By chirpie
While marketing chases 4k, I'm more willing to...

While marketing chases 4k, I'm more willing to bet I'll be ooohing and aaaahing over the posibilities of higher dynamic range. (At least, when it comes home.)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By chirpie
Any flashing lights on the top after it shuts off...

Any flashing lights on the top after it shuts off or other error indicator lights?

I've had a projector in the past that did that, and it was a faulty temperature switch that would cause it to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,648
Posted By chirpie
My wife used to think that way... now she's a...

My wife used to think that way... now she's a borderline bass snob. (At least, compared to 99.9% of the female population.) One of my prouder moments was when she was bitching about the neutered bass...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,208
Posted By chirpie
Really? Check this out... HTTYD is a legendary...

Really? Check this out... HTTYD is a legendary torture test as far as I know. Don't get me wrong, Panda still has my favorite sound test in a movie (Tai Lung escape from Prison), but the original...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,208
Posted By chirpie
Boo hiss to this. ;) Kid movies have a proud...

Boo hiss to this. ;)

Kid movies have a proud tradition of being some of the most awesome bass around. Iron Giant, Titan A.E., Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, Monster's Inc., Percy Jackson... they...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,208
Posted By chirpie
Nope. About the same level of peril. Frankly, it...

Nope. About the same level of peril. Frankly, it feels less intense in a high end home theater than the orginal due to the soundtrack mix. I watched HTTYD2 with my daughter (just turned 7) and she...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,208
Posted By chirpie
I was also surprised spot checking Dragon 2 that...

I was also surprised spot checking Dragon 2 that the fun room shuttering OOMPH wasn't there. (And my sub isn't really that beefy compared to most around here.)

It's a repeat of Kung-Fu Panda....
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