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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-03-2015, 05:37 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
I haven't had to run the screen wipe on my f8500...

I haven't had to run the screen wipe on my f8500 in a long time, probably 600+hrs of use. I still have to 'maintain' my older Samsung plasma from time to time by zooming in. it tends to develop a bit...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 350
Posted By fierce_gt
I'd say it's gotten much worse, imo. the...

I'd say it's gotten much worse, imo.


the 'progress' from ccfl to edgelit led has caused some MAJOR issues, and the FALD is just barely making a comeback now...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-03-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By fierce_gt
I'm with you on that last point. I'm usually able...

I'm with you on that last point. I'm usually able to see things both ways if I try hard enough, but I just can't see the dress as white, even when I try to convince myself it's in a shadow. I can...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-02-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
it's statements like this that start the...

it's statements like this that start the owner/non-owner battles. you are doing it too, i'm just pointing that out. i don't believe i need to own the tv to know if the curve bothers me. same way i...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-02-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
i wish i'd read this post before my last one....

i wish i'd read this post before my last one. sums up my thoughts perfectly!
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-02-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
again, i appreciate the opinions of owners, but...

again, i appreciate the opinions of owners, but perhaps the reason none of the owners are complaining is because anybody who is bothered by the curve wouldn't buy the tv... same reason i don't own an...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-02-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
um, it is a problem, for some of us. the...

um, it is a problem, for some of us.

the problem is we aren't being given the choice, and the curve is being 'forced' on us. it's not as simple as don't buy one, unless there's an exact version...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-02-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
yes, curved oleds are at least worth it. curved...

yes, curved oleds are at least worth it. curved led's i find pretty infuriating...

seems like the reflection could go either way. if at the right angle, it helps, if at the wrong angle, makes it...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-02-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By fierce_gt
2 points for discussion -280 out of 500 is...

2 points for discussion

-280 out of 500 is 'most' :p
-i personally find the height of the image to represent the 'size'. that is, a 50" tall 16:9 image feels just as big as a 50" tall 2.35:1...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By fierce_gt
i look at it like this. i will use the tv for...

i look at it like this. i will use the tv for whatever it is i want to watch. but i'm also going to be careful about how it reacts and take proactive steps to fix minor IR before it becomes an issue....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 350
Posted By fierce_gt
i personally would not consider any 'tv' that...

i personally would not consider any 'tv' that size. if i'm going big, i'm going projector and anything under 100" is 'tiny'. if i need a tv, i'll stick with something reasonably easy to move around....
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-02-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,789
Posted By fierce_gt
i'm usually pretty good at seeing optical...

i'm usually pretty good at seeing optical illusions both ways when i try. there is nothing, absolutely nothing that makes that dress look white to me. i can understand where the gold comes from, but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By fierce_gt
so what's your issue/concern? are you...

so what's your issue/concern?


are you worried about it affecting acoustics? or do you think the white ceiling will be distracting?


I'm being serious, cause when I look at the picture, it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,046
Posted By fierce_gt
if it weren't for front projection I'd be...

if it weren't for front projection I'd be freaking out right now probably. thankfully, front projection continues to improve, and it's already worlds better than a comparably priced LCD imo.


I...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-01-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
has anybody noted any IMPROVEMENTS with a curved...

has anybody noted any IMPROVEMENTS with a curved screen? or is the best thing said about them still that they don't notice it?


is there an improvement in some other area to justify the curve?
...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-01-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
I agree with the last part, if you can afford to...

I agree with the last part, if you can afford to spend 6 figures on a tv, space is unlikely to be a limiting factor. but I do believe the logistics of moving a large screen WILL be a limiting factor...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-01-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 10,603
Posted By fierce_gt
umm... when was the last time you bought any of...

umm... when was the last time you bought any of these items?


in the past couple years we've bought a 64" tv, king size bed/mattress, and a queen size bed/mattress. we have pretty 'standard'...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11,289
Views: 571,208
Posted By fierce_gt
fw fixes bugs in the software, or adds features....

fw fixes bugs in the software, or adds features. at this point in the game, it's safe to assume the only thing affected will be smart features.


it would REALLY be nice if Samsung actually...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-28-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By fierce_gt
i think some of you guys are missing the point of...

i think some of you guys are missing the point of calibration.

it's not to make things look the same to everybody, it's to make them look the same on every display.

whether you see the dress...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By fierce_gt
i have a 1000VA ups for my a/v gear. when i got...

i have a 1000VA ups for my a/v gear. when i got the f8500 i plugged it in(my old plasma was plugged into it), and it was overloading the ups, haha. it's a good thing that for 9 months of the year,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By fierce_gt
wouldn't that be nice. let them adjust the...

wouldn't that be nice. let them adjust the aggressive ABL to pass the silly eco standards, but have a way to adjust it so those who don't mind paying an extra 12dollars a year can enjoy their tv...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By fierce_gt
if there's anything brighter than the f8500, I...

if there's anything brighter than the f8500, I wouldn't want it. I've gone through great lengths to try and tame the f8500's brightness without losing picture quality. in the end, the best thing I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11,289
Views: 571,208
Posted By fierce_gt
on one hand, I think the ppl complaining about...

on one hand, I think the ppl complaining about brightness are nuts, I've never seen any change in the picture quality from a fw update, and I've had the f8500 since may 2013


on the other hand,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11,289
Views: 571,208
Posted By fierce_gt
it's possible that: -you're seeing the floating...

it's possible that:
-you're seeing the floating blacks that have not been fixed
-while the brightness pops were greatly reduced, they weren't 100% fixed and you're particularly sensitive to it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By fierce_gt
is that true with mixed content as well? i don't...

is that true with mixed content as well? i don't have a lot of experience with FALD models, and none with the elite. with the others i always found the blacks were amazing with full black areas, but...
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