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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7,127
Views: 566,333
Posted By DrewL
Max supported resolution?

Can anyone confirm that the S60 does not support 1920x1200?

I have the TC-P50S60 and wanted to send it mirrored signal of a computer monitor that is 1920x1200. All I got was "no signal". If I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,127
Views: 566,333
Posted By DrewL
Just got a P50S60 as my main TV. They can be had...

Just got a P50S60 as my main TV. They can be had for $700 at Best Buy (until they run out of stock...)

So far I'm a happy camper, but the first thing I noticed was the dithering / PWM noise. Of...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-12-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By DrewL
Here is the sketch of the room layout: ...

Here is the sketch of the room layout:
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/309171/width/554/height/467/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/309171/)

As you can see if I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-11-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By DrewL
In my old place I had a large living room with...

In my old place I had a large living room with an Epson HC8350 projecting on the wall, right above an old (HD) 32" CRT TV. It worked very well, however we moved and I'm trying to rework the plan.
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,217
Posted By DrewL
Honestly, I agree that alternety's approach...

Honestly, I agree that alternety's approach would be innovative and worthwhile. To draw from my own experience in the broadcast side of things, terminal gear has long been available in plug-in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,217
Posted By DrewL
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Screens   02-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By DrewL
So I did my reading about gray vs. white...

So I did my reading about gray vs. white screens, how they (don't) affect contrast ratio, and the trade-off between gain and viewing angle.

1. Here are some assumptions, tell me how accurate they...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 934,485
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kevin120 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/306411/los-angeles-ca-twc/8460#post_22465396)

could you do a rescan?


Yes, for me...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-05-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By DrewL
To round up: Values 0 and 1023 (or 0 and...

To round up:

Values 0 and 1023 (or 0 and 255) are reserved.
Values 3-63 and 940-1020 are not supposed to be seen, but (contrary to what I thought) are supposed to be carried, and may contain...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 934,485
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by merrillgi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/306411/los-angeles-ca-twc/8460#post_22463567)

I'm on the west side of LA (Culver...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,650
Posted By DrewL
Rec.709 color space is basically identical to...

Rec.709 color space is basically identical to sRGB. Adobe RGB (1998) is wider than both.

http://www.sant-media.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/cie.jpg...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By DrewL
Hi, I think this qualifies as a technical...

Hi, I think this qualifies as a technical question :-) Ideally for a CCU operator or video engineer who works at a TV station.

The legal range of Y values for broadcast in 10-bit space is 64-940,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-25-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 934,485
Posted By DrewL
Tried calling 3 times to get cable tech support,...

Tried calling 3 times to get cable tech support, once I pass all the correct menus the call drops or I get a "this number has been disconnected" message from Verizon. Wait time for the online chat...
Forum: AVS Articles   09-09-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,199
Posted By DrewL
I've got a 4.1 setup and I'm a happy camper :-)...

I've got a 4.1 setup and I'm a happy camper :-) No room between my TV and the projector screen for a center speaker, and the Marantz amp does phantom center just fine for my needs.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-09-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 45,669
Posted By DrewL
Coolscan and Glimmie have some valid points. As...

Coolscan and Glimmie have some valid points. As always on AVSForum, the discussions get very lengthy :-)

Any weak link reduces "quality", and there are many, many links in the chain. Arri Alexa's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 934,485
Posted By DrewL
Just setup my Centronics ZAT502 w/ QAM, I'm in...

Just setup my Centronics ZAT502 w/ QAM, I'm in the Miracle Mile area (Mid-Wilshire). The virtual channels are really odd, as in 66.22 for KLOS, 66.25 for PBS, and NBC HD is 67.541!

I figured that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By DrewL
First of all, thanks for all the responses. I...

First of all, thanks for all the responses. I agree that the cable companies' DVRs are very clunky and limited. Also, you were right about the DVR fee. It's actually $21/mo. which makes quite a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zon2020 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423899/can-an-htpc-compete-with-the-cable-companys-dvr#post_22292780)

How do you plan...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 240,272
Posted By DrewL
Quote:That still something very common with...

Quote:That still something very common with local stations: AGC (automatic Gain Control) which eliminates the need for the master control room operator to actually have to set a proper fader level...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By DrewL
By "compete", I mean offer comparable features...

By "compete", I mean offer comparable features at a competitive cost. It's fair to say they're apples and oranges (owning your own HTPC beats leasing a closed-box DVR, and an HTPC is a cool DIY...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 148,590
Posted By DrewL
I'm the new owner of a ZAT 502... or at least I...

I'm the new owner of a ZAT 502... or at least I hoped I'd be. Mine lasted for all but 15 minutes. A few minutes after I got my channel scan done, the video output turned into noise/snow/corrupt...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-14-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 240,272
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PeterTHX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/1650#post_22120871)

Unfortunately...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-23-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 240,272
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by XxDeadlyxX...

Quote:Originally Posted by XxDeadlyxX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21118042)

That's what's making me think there's still a chance there might...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 240,272
Posted By DrewL
16x9 crop from full frame looks a bit unbalanced...

16x9 crop from full frame looks a bit unbalanced with all that black space on the left. Doubt this was the intended composition. As was pointed earlier, even if you can change the AR it doesn't mean...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 240,272
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21096592)

The original aspect ratio is definitely 1.33:1. They...
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