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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-23-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By SteveCallas
Late to the party on this one, but this has just...

Late to the party on this one, but this has just become a new demo scene for me. Watched it last night and this hit me be surprise, nearly shook the mirror above my mantle off the screws in the...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By SteveCallas
Use the tower in the normal vertical orientation...

Use the tower in the normal vertical orientation - it's the optimal solution to a center channel.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,136
Posted By SteveCallas
Call back the dogs ray, I'm simply passing along...

Call back the dogs ray, I'm simply passing along an observation from a well respected reviewer/enthusiast. Time will utimately tell our own eyes the truth.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,136
Posted By SteveCallas
Review of this 65" from Tom Norton - of interest...

Review of this 65" from Tom Norton - of interest to me was his use of Dolby HDR material (Man of Steel) and then the same material on blu ray without HDR. His impressions were that there wasn't a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-11-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By SteveCallas
Thanks for the reply. I think your explanation...

Thanks for the reply. I think your explanation assumes the 8 bit 700 nits display was calibrated with peak white being at full display brightness, which I'd say few if any people do. On a lcd, most...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-10-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By SteveCallas
So I guess there really isn't any difference,...

So I guess there really isn't any difference, it's just a content and decoding thing. Probably could have been implemented a long time ago.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-10-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By SteveCallas
HDR vs Dynamic Contrast on a display with >700 nits

Capability wise and broader color spectrum aside, what is different in something like a local dimming LCD from a few years ago vs a HDR capable display today in terms of black level or peak...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 968,635
Posted By SteveCallas
Thanks, I will try those suggestions. I noticed...

Thanks, I will try those suggestions. I noticed it on Skyrim....every time I turn quickly.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 968,635
Posted By SteveCallas
So anybody else notice a reddish trailing blur...

So anybody else notice a reddish trailing blur around objects that lasts a split second from Xbox 360 when a fast movement takes place? No other material does it, just Xbox. Had an older unit...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,814
Posted By SteveCallas
Most of the reviews I've read are from people...

Most of the reviews I've read are from people coming from a 5 channel system. I'd be more interested in a review coming from an owner of an 11 channel system, as the people with the 5 channel system...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,672
Posted By SteveCallas
You are putting all the weight on your own...

You are putting all the weight on your own preferences and ignoring the issues others have with plasma, which is perfectly acceptable when you are spending your own money, but clearly more people...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,672
Posted By SteveCallas
I would debate you on those, but no need, the...

I would debate you on those, but no need, the majority of consumers agree and have spoken with their wallets.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,672
Posted By SteveCallas
To the OP's question: 1. Dingy whites /...

To the OP's question:

1. Dingy whites / overall brightness (Samsung 8500 is the most improved in this area, but it definitely does not represent all plasmas)
2. Screen door effect
3. Buzzing
4....
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-24-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,396
Posted By SteveCallas
When will all channels from local cable providers...

When will all channels from local cable providers and satellite companies be in 1080? 4k programming will arrive 10 years after that.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By SteveCallas
I'm 7.5' from a 75".....at 17', I'd be looking at...

I'm 7.5' from a 75".....at 17', I'd be looking at no less than a Sharp 80".
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17,678
Views: 1,162,810
Posted By SteveCallas
Yeah I just read that review myself, and...

Yeah I just read that review myself, and hometheater.com / Sound and Vision is a website that I have read and trusted for many years too. Of particular interest is the black level being higher than...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-06-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 579,302
Posted By SteveCallas
I would reset it as well rather than trying other...

I would reset it as well rather than trying other settings, something sounds way off.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-06-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 968,635
Posted By SteveCallas
I wouldn't let it bother you. The remaining...

I wouldn't let it bother you. The remaining amount of f8000s in inventory circulating is probably very low, so if you exchange and get one with a visible issue, you would have to return again - by...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 579,302
Posted By SteveCallas
F8000 has more local dimming options, slightly...

F8000 has more local dimming options, slightly better motion handling, and a better looking stand (last one is subjective).

I've not seen an ES8000, but going on reviews, black level of F8000 is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By SteveCallas
I don't think the OP is asking - or that the...

I don't think the OP is asking - or that the debate is about - whether or not your 4k tv has a good picture, whether 4k is discernable over 2k, or whether 4k is inevitable. Those things are all...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 968,635
Posted By SteveCallas
Yikes, that whole right side is lit up like a...

Yikes, that whole right side is lit up like a Christmas tree. I agree with lowering Brightness, but that looks like it is a bigger issue. Try medium pressure massaging with a micro fiber cloth, and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By SteveCallas
I think Vizio just uses poor packaging as of late...

I think Vizio just uses poor packaging as of late - in reviewing the P series thread, I've read about a lot of damage out of the box.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-30-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,730
Posted By SteveCallas
If anyone prefers the sound with dynamic...

If anyone prefers the sound with dynamic compression (aka night mode) on, they probably need to find a new hobby.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-29-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,730
Posted By SteveCallas
Safe with Jason Statham - wasn't expecting much,...

Safe with Jason Statham - wasn't expecting much, but the sound left a big impression on me.

Your gtg, bt I would highly suggest using the same scene over and over for the truest comparison. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,262
Posted By SteveCallas
Content on a blu ray is encoded at 1080p, so a...

Content on a blu ray is encoded at 1080p, so a player is basically just reading and transporting the information digitally to your display. This is in contrast to standard definition dvds, which are...
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