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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-07-2017, 04:57 PM
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Posted By zoetmb
Sony's prices are always initially high and by...

Sony's prices are always initially high and by the time it's released, it almost always comes down and then continues to drop. I don't track prices like I used to, but here are a few examples: ...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-07-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 88,286
Posted By zoetmb
I thought TV 3D quality was pretty bad until I...

I thought TV 3D quality was pretty bad until I saw passive 3D. The industry should have waited until everyone had passive TV tech available. People could have "forgotten" to return their Real3D...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-06-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15,694
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Posted By zoetmb
ARC doesn't work on all outputs (if there's more...

ARC doesn't work on all outputs (if there's more than one) and it generally only works on the TV input. For example, on my Pioneer receiver, there's an HDMI cable between the main output and the ARC...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 09:13 AM
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Posted By zoetmb
When you go through the setup process, does it...

When you go through the setup process, does it recognize all the speakers in their proper locations?

The surround back speaker should be attached to the Surround Back L (not R) terminal.
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2016, 08:53 AM
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Views: 1,981,709
Posted By zoetmb
They haven't done a terrible job - they've done...

They haven't done a terrible job - they've done NO job, since AFAIK, they've NEVER updated the apps and there hasn't been an update for the TV at all in several years, right? Since they only use...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2016, 10:37 PM
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Posted By zoetmb
In all the years I have the set, I never got that...

In all the years I have the set, I never got that browser working. It would come up, but it would display and load so slowly, it was totally useless. And didn't it always go to the Sony website,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-10-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,504
Posted By zoetmb
Maybe it's snake oil, maybe it's not. But most...

Maybe it's snake oil, maybe it's not. But most esoteric audio is snake oil. I believe in this more than I believe in $2000 cables.

I must admit after initially thinking, "what a bunch of...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-11-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By zoetmb
For $700, the band should come to your house and...

For $700, the band should come to your house and play live.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-11-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,699
Posted By zoetmb
Congratulations on your evident professional...

Congratulations on your evident professional success and your world in which the Ortofon Blue is a "cheapie" cartridge. In my world, it's "high-end". Back in the 1970's before I was a recording...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-15-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By zoetmb
Yep!!!!!!!!

Yep!!!!!!!!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-14-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By zoetmb
Thanks for the info. Interesting about the...

Thanks for the info. Interesting about the Hendrix, although I'll hate dipping again. The Hendrix estate changes labels every few years and each time, they re-release everything in supposedly...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-14-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By zoetmb
Don't forget that in your 5.1 setup, your OPPO...

Don't forget that in your 5.1 setup, your OPPO obviously handles Blu-ray audio and some would say that's even better quality than SACD. I've had mixed results: I was a bit disappointed by the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-13-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By zoetmb
Right. And in most cases, the standard layer uses...

Right. And in most cases, the standard layer uses the CD master so any difference you hear in those cases is imaginary.

However, in some cases, they used the advent of the SACD to remaster the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-12-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,699
Posted By zoetmb
A few thoughts even though you've already taken...

A few thoughts even though you've already taken the plunge:
- I agree with others that it takes a huge commitment. Not just a financial commitment, but you have to be willing to accept the idea...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-15-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,591
Posted By zoetmb
Must be an exception. All the Dolby Vision...

Must be an exception. All the Dolby Vision screens that I've either been in or seen photos of have been very large. The Dolby Vision screens usually replaced an ETX screen which already had a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-15-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,145
Posted By zoetmb
I agree about the levels, although it's worse for...

I agree about the levels, although it's worse for the trailers than it is for the feature. I really hate it when directors think we have to be 'yelled at' when characters are just having a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-04-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15,694
Views: 1,981,709
Posted By zoetmb
If it's very inexpensive. I probably wouldn't...

If it's very inexpensive. I probably wouldn't want to pay more than $400 max and some people would probably think even paying that is nuts. But for the same money as it originally cost, there are...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-28-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,092
Posted By zoetmb
I don't think it's elitism. To this day the Kuro...

I don't think it's elitism. To this day the Kuro is the only set that literally took my breath away. I don't own one - I settled for less and I'm happy with what I have but it doesn't mean I can't...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-29-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,777
Posted By zoetmb
It's not constant width at the AMC Prime at the...

It's not constant width at the AMC Prime at the AMC Empire 25 in NYC - it's constant height - although I haven't seen a 1.85 movie there yet - but a 2.4 AR film takes up the entire screen - there's...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-29-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,777
Posted By zoetmb
Those red lights don't stay on during the film,...

Those red lights don't stay on during the film, at least not at the AMC Prime Dolby theater at the AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street in NYC.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By zoetmb
I know it's object based* - I never said anything...

I know it's object based* - I never said anything else. I know the mixer doesn't know how many speakers you have or where they are - where did I say they did? If the location in 3D space exactly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By zoetmb
Yes, so let's say a mixer puts a tree rustling in...

Yes, so let's say a mixer puts a tree rustling in XYZ space, half way up the wall, half way between the front and the back on the right side. In the theatre, it will go to that one surround speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By zoetmb
I know what it supports in theory. I was talking...

I know what it supports in theory. I was talking about mainstream implementation so far. And when an Atmos mix is being done specifically for home video, do you think the mixers are putting objects...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By zoetmb
That's not a fair test. Atmos at home adds four...

That's not a fair test. Atmos at home adds four height channels and nothing else. Atmos in a theatre could have 50 object channels (actually as many as 64) as each surround speaker is wired to...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-15-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,375
Posted By zoetmb
I've seen several films in that theatre. I find...

I've seen several films in that theatre. I find rows C, D and E to be fine. IIRC, seat E15 is the best seat. (Please don't take it while I'm there. :D)

In addition to the screen channels, it...
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