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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2016, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Do you have a specific test pattern you are using...

Do you have a specific test pattern you are using to set contrast for HDR?
Otherwise it's just guessing, but I didn't see any real abnormalities in Star Trek HDR with contrast maxed out.
Many HDR...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2016, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
If you guys want to try something, I think you...

If you guys want to try something, I think you may be surprised at this.
Now keep in mind this is just something I tried, and there is no official calibration done here.
It's also a very specific...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-06-2016, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
I have seen the issue where the contrast pattern...

I have seen the issue where the contrast pattern is blown out with SuperWhite set to off.
I think it must have to do with different ColorSpace and bit depth combinations whether it shows or not.
On...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-06-2016, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
I bought one of those Cabernet cables like 2-3...

I bought one of those Cabernet cables like 2-3 YEARS ago. I was surprised when I read on here how they work with UHD.
So when I bought my 5040 I did not replace the cable and it has been working...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Ok no worries. I honestly didn't know they would...

Ok no worries. I honestly didn't know they would even send a refurb as opposed to a new one,
or maybe they just send them later in the warranty cycle when they run out of new ones.
I'd be kinda...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
You make a good point, but if any given buyer...

You make a good point, but if any given buyer does their homework properly,
they will find that HDR is dark and requires a ton of brightness to look as good as it can,
and there are NO projectors...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
I never understood why some people hate the idea...

I never understood why some people hate the idea of a refurbished unit.
You send in a used unit, you get a used one back, so what. As long as it's in good condition and works well.
I can understand...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2016, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Yes you can do that. I use a 3 channel amp for my...

Yes you can do that. I use a 3 channel amp for my front speakers and let the Denon 4200 power all the rest.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Yeah I'm very familiar with SuperWhite. I can...

Yeah I'm very familiar with SuperWhite. I can calibrate with it on or off, but I do get a little better detail in the
contrast patterns when I have it set to ON.
So far I have DIGITAL CINEMA...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
So today a fired up the 5040 and watching and...

So today a fired up the 5040 and watching and tweaking some stuff, and I noticed that some stuff looks kinda dim and washed out here and there.
Nothing like a super dramatic change or anything, but...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-05-2016, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
I think the 10x line of Oppo players are somewhat...

I think the 10x line of Oppo players are somewhat limited on the higher bandwidth audio codecs on the HDMI inputs,
but it remains to be seen exactly what the HDMI input will allow in the 203.
Oppo...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Seems legit. You linked the 6040 spec page, so I...

Seems legit. You linked the 6040 spec page, so I double checked the 5040 spec page and it says the same thing,
so yeah, it should be there for both CINEMA and DIGITAL CINEMA.
Sometimes you just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
This isn't the first time I have read such...

This isn't the first time I have read such concerns from potential buyers.
I really don't think that Epson has a dust blob issue with their projectors. I have seen a couple people claim to have...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-04-2016, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Nothing wrong with Monster cables. They're...

Nothing wrong with Monster cables. They're usually high quality, but just way overpriced.

When Oppo said no streaming, I'm pretty sure they were referring to streaming APPS like Netflix, etc......
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-04-2016, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Yes all outputs are active 24/7, so you can...

Yes all outputs are active 24/7, so you can switch between analog and HDMI (or combine both) using your external processor/avr/preamp/amps.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-04-2016, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
I clicked your link but it doesn't take me to the...

I clicked your link but it doesn't take me to the intended post.
Can you post a specific quote or a working link please, and thank you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Amazon is a pretty rock solid retailer. When they...

Amazon is a pretty rock solid retailer. When they sell name brand goods, they are going to be an authorized dealer.
I think you are safe with buying from Amazon, but just be careful to check that...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-04-2016, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
^ My experience so far is the same. With 4K...

^ My experience so far is the same. With 4K sources, the E-shift is forced ON every time,
and all 1080p sources, Color Space and Deep Color combos I have tried, the E-shift can be turned ON -OR-...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Ok, you never said you tried reseating the cable,...

Ok, you never said you tried reseating the cable, but based on my experience it seems to be a fixable issue
since you do get sound through the front port of the Denon.

Another thing that comes to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Sounds like a handshake failure to me. ...

Sounds like a handshake failure to me.
Sometimes the HDMI handshake between devices doesn't work out. (Welcome to the wonderful world of HDMI.)
Even if components are compatible, that can still...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-03-2016, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Turning SuperWhite off is a major change and will...

Turning SuperWhite off is a major change and will require you to recalibrate (especially the contrast setting,
which also coincides with the brightness setting.
The iris opening up more or less...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-03-2016, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
I know you are only setup temporarily to test...

I know you are only setup temporarily to test that pj, but putting that blanket on there is not a good idea.
First the blanket will probably act as an insulator and make the pj hotter, but not by a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-02-2016, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
YES!!! Please!!!

YES!!! Please!!!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-01-2016, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Most modern AVRs/processors won't usually muck...

Most modern AVRs/processors won't usually muck with the video and has options to pass video unmolested to the display.
Usually you will be fine by routing the video that way, and going directly to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-01-2016, 11:32 PM
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Views: 213,262
Posted By Smarty-pants
Yep, that's how it would work. As for the...

Yep, that's how it would work.
As for the optical connection... that connection is more limited than HDMI.
You more robust audio codecs like DolbyTrueHD and DTS-HD/MA can't be passed over...
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