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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-12-2017, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Ron Jones
For a sub $1500 projector with a lot of lumens...

For a sub $1500 projector with a lot of lumens output for the money, you may want to also consider the following DLP projectors:



Benq HT4050 at $1399 retail with about 1300 lumens output in...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-06-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15,317
Views: 826,278
Posted By Ron Jones
There is a beta available, but you need to email...

There is a beta available, but you need to email (or call) Oppo customer support and they will email you the link to download it. I requested it to correct the 3D dropped frames issue with the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-08-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Ron Jones
One solution it having both the flat panel TV...

One solution it having both the flat panel TV plus a projector/screen. Typically for a one-room arrangement you would have the flat panel TV mounted on the wall with an electric drop down projection...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-06-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,750
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Posted By Ron Jones
I wonder if the new software, supporting the 2017...

I wonder if the new software, supporting the 2017 projectors, will also support the 2015/2016 models. I would really like to be able to use my i1Pro2 instead of a Spyder 5 for doing the auto...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-05-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,703
Posted By Ron Jones
Player manufactures cannot sell players as...

Player manufactures cannot sell players as supporting Dolby Vision until Dolby has certified their implementation for DV and Dolby has not yet begun that certification process. LG is the 2nd UHD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-02-2017, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Ron Jones
Given the number of firmware issues, I suspect...

Given the number of firmware issues, I suspect Oppo will hold back shipping 203 players to their retail dealers until the next official firmware release is available.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,583
Posted By Ron Jones
It is expected that JVC will announced updated...

It is expected that JVC will announced updated models at CES this coming week, with shipping units with a few weeks. So I suggest holding out fthe RS400 replacement. This should work price-wise for...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-29-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Ron Jones
The specs. also have no mention of supporting...

The specs. also have no mention of supporting HEVC codec, which is used on the Ultra HD Blu-rays. Even the major Blu-ray player manufacturers have prominently advertised 4K output capability for...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-29-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Ron Jones
This player may only offer 4K upscaling and not...

This player may only offer 4K upscaling and not be able to actually play the Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-25-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12,493
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Posted By Ron Jones
FYI - Oppo has recently officially said that...

FYI - Oppo has recently officially said that their new 203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player will be have a firmware upgrade in 2017 to add Dolby Vision (DV) support. This new player already has the hardware...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15,317
Views: 826,278
Posted By Ron Jones
Since your Denon AVR is spec'ed to have HDMI 2.0a...

Since your Denon AVR is spec'ed to have HDMI 2.0a HDMI inputs/output then it should handle HDR OK. I have a Denon AVR-6200W (which came out in late 2015) and it handles UHD with HDR from my Samsung...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-16-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15,317
Views: 826,278
Posted By Ron Jones
I've tested the Monoprice premium/certified...

I've tested the Monoprice premium/certified cables in the available lengths (i.e., up to 20 ft.) and found that even the max. 20 ft. length worked OK. I used a Samsung K8500 connected to a JVC RS600...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 323,001
Posted By Ron Jones
Price announced

Oppo has updated their web site and announced a $549 price for the UDP-203 and have added some details about the player.


Link: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-203/


As for Dolby...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-10-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 323,001
Posted By Ron Jones
I have purchased the relatively new Monoprice...

I have purchased the relatively new Monoprice certified premium HDMI cables (passive cables in a max. available length of 20 ft.) in several lengths from 3 ft. up to 20 ft. I tested using a K8500 as...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 323,001
Posted By Ron Jones
It appears, they may not be starting pre-order...

It appears, they may not be starting pre-order until just a day or two be they begin shipping units.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-08-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 184,837
Posted By Ron Jones
I certainly agree that using a 100 nits reference...

I certainly agree that using a 100 nits reference (or somewhere near that value) for HDR in our HT is what most of us projector owners are having to use. The real issue, as I attempted to point out...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-08-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 184,837
Posted By Ron Jones
The real issue is a HT system configured to...

The real issue is a HT system configured to support HDR using the Dolby Cinema version of Dolby Vision will not correctly handle any consumer video source graded for the consumer version of Dolby...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-08-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 184,837
Posted By Ron Jones
While Dolby indicates in some of their materials...

While Dolby indicates in some of their materials for Digital Cinema that it incorporates Dolby Vision, the reference brightness levels for HDR content used for Digital Cinema is different (about 10...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-08-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 184,837
Posted By Ron Jones
I would have expected Kris to jump all over that...

I would have expected Kris to jump all over that as the 30FL/100nits value is not the DolbyVision standard, that is the Dolby Cinema standard for HDR in commercial cinemas.
Forum: Screens   12-07-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Ron Jones
Since you have good room light control and dark...

Since you have good room light control and dark colored walls/ceiling, then a quality unity gain matte white screen would be your best choice to use with a RS400. If you can afford it, a Stewart...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-05-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 323,001
Posted By Ron Jones
Hopefully the Oppo menu for selecting the chroma...

Hopefully the Oppo menu for selecting the chroma format (RGB, 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0) applies for 2160p and not just the Std. Def. formats. Using 4:2:2, instead of 4:4:4 or RGB, would lower the...
Forum: Screens   12-03-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Ron Jones
Below is a link for a good starting point for a...

Below is a link for a good starting point for a screen comparison:

http://www.accucalav.com/wp-content/uploads/accucal_front_projection_screen_report.pdf


For screens with close to unity...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,895
Posted By Ron Jones
I expect to see announcements/demos of a few new...

I expect to see announcements/demos of a few new Ultra HD Blu-ray players at CES in early Jan. 2017 (about 6 weeks from now). By then the Oppo 203 will be shipping (we hope) and it appears to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-20-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24,122
Views: 818,783
Posted By Ron Jones
Gamma 'D' is what JVC intends to be used for...

Gamma 'D' is what JVC intends to be used for viewing HDR content. The Rec. 2020 profile is for Wide Color Gamut which is used on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs while HDR is a different feature of these...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-14-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24,122
Views: 818,783
Posted By Ron Jones
I agree that the ST Beyond space scenes were...

I agree that the ST Beyond space scenes were really good viewed on the RS600. Too bad the first 30 minutes, or so, of the 4K/UHD Blu-ray release are overly dark.
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