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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 109,383
Posted By Michael Osadciw
The fact that the seller brushes off criticism of...

The fact that the seller brushes off criticism of using deck paint because he believes the speakers are "party or basement speakers" tells me not a lot of care has gone into them. They've probably...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-08-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,442
Views: 613,221
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Hi Asharma - PM sent :D

Hi Asharma - PM sent :D
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By Michael Osadciw
If the subwoofer accurately reproduces the input...

If the subwoofer accurately reproduces the input signal, there should be no bias for movies and music. Marketing tells us otherwise. I'll agree with Brian - start with determining room size. Rather...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-06-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 97,793
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Hi Roudan Thanks for the kind words. This...

Hi Roudan


Thanks for the kind words. This method certainly helped me over the years. As for CD players, I've had a few CD players pass through over the years, all of which were using their own...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 97,793
Posted By Michael Osadciw
I just took a look at your system. Very nice!...

I just took a look at your system. Very nice! Would you consider the Theta Casablanca IVa with DIRAC?
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 97,793
Posted By Michael Osadciw
As an aside, let me provide some advice: if...

As an aside, let me provide some advice: if anyone here is thinking of going separates, spend the big money on the HT processor LAST. It's the one thing in your audio system that gets outdated...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 97,793
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Thanks for that. It was interesting to read the...

Thanks for that. It was interesting to read the discussion in the Anthem thread that you posted. There's a guy in there asking some good questions when considering other high end pre/pros. I've seen...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 97,793
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Is there a new one announced? That would be good...

Is there a new one announced? That would be good since the current one is fairly dated.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-29-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 127,300
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Nah! I actually sold my player with 10 movies 2...

Nah! I actually sold my player with 10 movies 2 years ago. I got $150 for them, too!!
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 127,300
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Yeah there was a limitation with the BD10A that...

Yeah there was a limitation with the BD10A that would not allow any further upgrades. I think the issue revolved around the amount of memory in the unit, in that it was limited compared to today's...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 127,300
Posted By Michael Osadciw
I have the Panasonic DMP-BD-10A sitting right...

I have the Panasonic DMP-BD-10A sitting right beside me, all boxed up ready to sell :) Ha hah. That was Panasonic's first player I got in 2007. It listed for USD$1299 and CDN$1499. The thing is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 127,300
Posted By Michael Osadciw
A premium is expected and I'm not sure why people...

A premium is expected and I'm not sure why people would think not. There are substantial playback quality differences in the final product for the consumer plus the changes on the production end. Why...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-28-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Kishore - I will enjoy! I'm having a lot of fun...

Kishore - I will enjoy! I'm having a lot of fun with this. The product sounds amazing and looks great. I'll attach a picture eventually. Ha hah - last night I actually watched a laserdisc. Yikes!!...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Back to Theta Digital (because I just wasted the...

Back to Theta Digital (because I just wasted the last 30min skimming through unrelated arguments on the last several pages).


On my CB2 I was able to disable Dolby's DIALNORM feature. Has that...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Hey - in Ontario, the two dealers who are listed...

Hey - in Ontario, the two dealers who are listed don't carry the product. I'm not sure why they are on the website. Angie at American Sound used to distribute it way back when - over 7 years ago. I...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-07-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
James, it sounds like you're taking the exact...

James, it sounds like you're taking the exact same steps as I did. After a long wait with my HDMI Integra I eventually jumped into a CBIV. Although the only difference is that I had a CB2 in the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-06-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 97,793
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Maybe I missed something... I thought the DTS:X...

Maybe I missed something... I thought the DTS:X soundtrack metadata was attached to the DTS-HDMA encoding. According to this release, they are two separate selectable soundtrack options...?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-31-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Ray, I had a friend who once said that years ago...

Ray, I had a friend who once said that years ago when describing audio gear. He's gone now, but you've resurrected that memory and a smile for a moment.
Welcome to the Theta thread. If you stick...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-16-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Hey cannga 1) From an older post, yes,...

Hey cannga


1) From an older post, yes, it was I who inspired your "Casablanca Kisses". I may need to make my own now!


2) My vinyl 33.3/45rpm collection is small. No more than 100 good...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-13-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 17,629
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Has it been confirmed, other than the leak, that...

Has it been confirmed, other than the leak, that UHD-BD will be 4:2:0 like DVD and Blu-ray, or will there be a move to 4:4:4?
I'm also curious about packaging. I love the Blu-ray Digibook editions....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-12-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Most aren't vinyl - shellac. Except for a group...

Most aren't vinyl - shellac. Except for a group of 78rpm vinyl microgroove discs, 99% of my collection is the hard and easily breakable discs when placed with too much weight on it. I don't think...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-10-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Hey ok, so with this equipment upgrade and my...

Hey ok, so with this equipment upgrade and my recent hobby of collecting 78rpm records (I've got some 15 000 of them), I've decided to build a room off of the main floor this year to fit all of this...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
Steve - it was the new digital input path in the...

Steve - it was the new digital input path in the CB4 over the CB3HD, plus the Dirac that made me move directly to the four. That's why in the past I kept asking about it - I was thinking about music...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-06-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 452,914
Posted By Michael Osadciw
I will finally break my silence... :D ...

I will finally break my silence... :D


This thread has been interesting recently, nonetheless. After years of monitoring this forum with my targets set on high fidelity stereo, multichannel...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-19-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 127,300
Posted By Michael Osadciw
According to the leaked document, at this time...

According to the leaked document, at this time UHDBD will be 10 bit and 4:2:0, and not 12-bit as many are hoping for.


Interesting that HDR material will be limited to specular highlights of...
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