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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 10:15 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
1. as long as it's not 4:3 or 2.35:1 content for...

1. as long as it's not 4:3 or 2.35:1 content for hours on end, you should be fine. the key is variety. IR only becomes an issue if you watch the same thing over and over. I tend to spend about 2-3hrs...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
well I'm not going to go back through the...

well I'm not going to go back through the webcast, but I believe he brought it up near the beginning(within the first 30mins) of the second day. it honestly sounded like they were addressing all the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
they probably would have split the votes between...

they probably would have split the votes between the panny and f8500 and made the oled the uncontested winner. since these votes are relative to the competition


in either event, you know how it...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 611
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Posted By fierce_gt
LED TV's used to cost considerably more than...

LED TV's used to cost considerably more than plasma. my assumption is that they pushed LED because it was 'new' and 'new' can always be sold for more money. but it was a very short-sighted move, as...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 09:28 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
that was said, by somebody who probably wouldn't...

that was said, by somebody who probably wouldn't know anyway, on here. BUT, during the webcast Robert mentioned the vizio and simply said it wasn't available in time.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
haha, how else would describe a 3k plasma vs a 5k...

haha, how else would describe a 3k plasma vs a 5k lcd :D
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   08-19-2014, 09:24 PM
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Views: 450
Posted By fierce_gt
that looks really good. my only worry with...

that looks really good. my only worry with something like that is i'll end up trying to stay brand loyal when I maybe shouldn't just so I don't have the wrong plaque, haha. it's so much easier(and...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   08-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,384
Posted By fierce_gt
I put one of these behind mine just today:...

I put one of these behind mine just today: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00DN0EE2O/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


didn't find out until after they arrived that they don't come...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   08-19-2014, 06:18 PM
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Views: 450
Posted By fierce_gt
oh, no I don't believe there's any originals...

oh, no I don't believe there's any originals there. they're all 'ready to print' versions.


in all honesty, I've never seen a collection of untouched manufacturers logos. that could be tricky
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,436
Posted By fierce_gt
yup, and that's awesome to hear. if...

yup, and that's awesome to hear.


if something that's been considered 'excellent' can be trounced that badly, makes me excited for oled!


the thing is though, oled doesn't make the f8500 any...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 353,558
Posted By fierce_gt
not necessary. the main goal of break in slides...

not necessary. the main goal of break in slides is to speed up the process so you can get a meaningful professional calibration sooner. it's usually advised to wait 300hrs before paying for a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   08-19-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By fierce_gt
now these guys know how to shop! good job both of...

now these guys know how to shop! good job both of you
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 20,915
Posted By fierce_gt
makes you wonder how messed up these companies...

makes you wonder how messed up these companies must be if they can't be profitable with the best picture and the cheapest product... they should be flying off the shelves. but instead marketing has...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 04:35 PM
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Views: 20,915
Posted By fierce_gt
interesting idea, but I'm sure it would cause as...

interesting idea, but I'm sure it would cause as many problems as it solves.


you'd have ppl declaring the whole thing a fix because they didn't turn on the FI that 90% of videophiles can't...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 9,759
Posted By fierce_gt
the counter-point is that the ppl that tend to...

the counter-point is that the ppl that tend to buy this calibre of tv WILL do most of their viewing in a 'critical' manner.


I bought an f8500 for my theater room, which is used about 95% in...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 20,915
Posted By fierce_gt
ok, I still seem to be failing to express myself....

ok, I still seem to be failing to express myself.


I am referring to the shootout categories. I FULLY understand where a UHD display has an advantage over a 1080p display. what I'm saying/asking...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By fierce_gt
says it's already sold, so I guess you can save...

says it's already sold, so I guess you can save your marriage.




but yeah, that's a price that so good it'd almost stop me from buying it, haha
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,436
Posted By fierce_gt
let's not get too carried away here spreading...

let's not get too carried away here spreading this around...


if the fw did in fact do this, it did it 6, 7, maybe even as much as 14 months ago. we've been promised a solution to floating blacks...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 353,558
Posted By fierce_gt
in all honesty, there's been a pretty big range...

in all honesty, there's been a pretty big range in measured values since it was released. the .0017 is probably the best any f8500 measured, not necessarily the average. I'm sure a lot of these...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 353,558
Posted By fierce_gt
you may be right, but on the other hand I've been...

you may be right, but on the other hand I've been paying very close attention to the brightness since I got it. when I first set it up, I think I settled in with a cell light around 15-16. now I have...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 20,915
Posted By fierce_gt
and I agree with that as well. I actually don't...

and I agree with that as well. I actually don't care about size, I care about quality. I want to know which display has the best pq, and then i'll decide what size of that display would suit my...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 20,915
Posted By fierce_gt
it was said that features like this were only...

it was said that features like this were only turned on if they did NOT compromise the image quality in anyway.


ie, the black optimizer on the f8500 was probably on, but dynamic contrast would...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 20,915
Posted By fierce_gt
not only that, but they'd be rated on 'blacks',...

not only that, but they'd be rated on 'blacks', 'contrast ratio', 'motion resolution', and 'sharpness'... but no color reproduction category.


it really felt like they 'evened' the playing field...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 9,759
Posted By fierce_gt
haha, how did I miss that! obviously that's not...

haha, how did I miss that!
obviously that's not mine, just grabbed it quickly from google. still kind of embarrassed, I'm usually the one pointing out those errors and shaking my head :o
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-19-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 9,759
Posted By fierce_gt
they are supposed to be. but when a bunch of them...

they are supposed to be. but when a bunch of them have 'average' scores in the 70's, we'd call that a bad year.


imo, high end is not just being one of the best available. there's a certain...
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