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Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-13-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,455
Posted By docrings
I just want a future 2160p home theater...

I just want a future 2160p home theater projector so I can blow up my screen to IMAX-like viewing angle and not get a screen-door effect; even if all I have is upscaled 1080p material for a while.
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Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 53,182
Posted By docrings
I'm hooked on my three Harmony 880's....

I'm hooked on my three Harmony 880's. Dependable, great hard-buttons for controlling in the dark, customizable to run my IR-controlled light dimmers. And, I've gotten pretty good with the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,934
Posted By docrings
I toured the Air Force's vision lab at...

I toured the Air Force's vision lab at Wright-Patterson in Dayton, Ohio, and saw some amazing glasses-free 3-D technology. One I will not forget was standing besides a small table with a central...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,625
Posted By docrings
Hi iMagic, You are right that the term...

Hi iMagic,

You are right that the term "color blindness" is pretty ubiquitous, but as in many things, terms change as we better understand the disease, and help to better communicate the...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-26-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,625
Posted By docrings
Scott, Yes, there is a test that does just...

Scott,

Yes, there is a test that does just what you are thinking. The Navy (well, me and my resident aerospace medicine physicians) have validated over the past year a particular computerized...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,625
Posted By docrings
Michael, I'm a doctor, and I can't tell a...

Michael,

I'm a doctor, and I can't tell a patient every *little* detail of the surgical procedure I am performing while I am doing it (if they're awake)... just too much information they don't...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-26-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,625
Posted By docrings
The use of the term "color-blind" @22:10 is a...

The use of the term "color-blind" @22:10 is a misnomer... it is officially called a "color vision deficiency", and they come in all sorts of types and degrees.

I'm an aerospace ophthalmologist in...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-26-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,625
Posted By docrings
Fun to watch... and yes, totally geeky and up...

Fun to watch... and yes, totally geeky and up the AVSForum alley.

I do think that I've gotten some pretty great calibrations from my sets in the past by using a Colorimeter from the web ($150+),...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-26-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 31,122
Posted By docrings
Thank you for this opportunity to win something....

Thank you for this opportunity to win something.

After serving nearly twenty years in the military (US Navy), it would be an honor to finally win something other than uniform inspections and...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,746
Posted By docrings
Dan, You might be suffering from router "buffer...

Dan, You might be suffering from router "buffer bloat"... google that term, and see that it might not be your provider, but your router have too MUCH memory... go figure. I hacked my router firmware...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-01-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,414
Posted By docrings
Instagram goes for nearly $1 billion, but Lucas...

Instagram goes for nearly $1 billion, but Lucas Films and the entire Star Wars Universe for only $4 billion? Disney got a deal...or Instagram was hugely overpriced....
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-05-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 22,321
Posted By docrings
Humbly submit my entry in this spectacularly...

Humbly submit my entry in this spectacularly sharp contest... http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

Thank you!
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-27-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 29,733
Posted By docrings
Content Entry submission. Would be a great part...

Content Entry submission. Would be a great part of this military guy's man-cave... an oasis from the war "out there" to the war movies "in the theater".

Cheers, AVS Forum!

CAPT Rings
US Navy
Forum: Speakers   08-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,204
Posted By docrings
I have a high vaulted ceiling with no way to run...

I have a high vaulted ceiling with no way to run speaker wires to the surround speakers... these would work GREAT!!!

Cheers,
Doc
Forum: Video Processors   06-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,254
Posted By docrings
Smarthome...

Smarthome (http://www.smarthome.com/53600/DARBEE-Visual-Presence-DVP-5000-DarbeeVision-DARBLET-HDMI-Video-Processor/p.aspx) is carrying this now... got an email flyer on it today... about 270 bones.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,089,446
Posted By docrings
Did an i1 calibration on my Panny TC-P58S1,...

Did an i1 calibration on my Panny TC-P58S1, which I think gives a better picture than the Spyder3 calibration I did a week ago. Better picture, better fleshtones, better CIE tracking and a better...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,089,446
Posted By docrings
Just got around to doing a Spyder3 calibration...

Just got around to doing a Spyder3 calibration using HCFR @2200 hours on my Panny TC-P58S1. I was out of the country for the first 20 months of ownership (bought it in Japan), and did not have...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-29-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,732
Views: 1,224,426
Posted By docrings
HG Gregg makes their money on the very expensive...

HG Gregg makes their money on the very expensive extended warranties...$400 for five years, but does include bulbs, and a "no lemon" policy, which is piece of mind for some.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-28-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8,732
Views: 1,224,426
Posted By docrings
Just picked up one today from HG Greggs for...

Just picked up one today from HG Greggs for about $120 less than BB, to replace a SD projector that came with our house purchase. With a tight budget, just couldn't justify the extra money for a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By docrings
Just picked up one today from HG Greggs for...

Just picked up one today from HG Greggs for about $120 less than BB.
Took an hour to make an adapter to fit my old universal ceiling mount ($8 for furniture grade plywood, which you can't even see...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-25-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8,512
Views: 1,103,118
Posted By docrings
I think you have a "super-large screen syndrome"...

I think you have a "super-large screen syndrome" and the inherent weakness of even 1080p is apparent at such a close viewing distance.

To compare your 55" TV to the 115" screen, you would need to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-25-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8,512
Views: 1,103,118
Posted By docrings
Thanks! That's one of the most useful apps I've...

Thanks! That's one of the most useful apps I've found in a few weeks! Quick Lux or FootCandle readings... (go to "i" and turn on "Display Additonal Info").

Just put the area you want to read out...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 935,685
Posted By docrings
Unfotunately, the only way to really get rid of...

Unfotunately, the only way to really get rid of the "green push" is to enter the Service Menu and adjust the settings there. But, if you are able to research, study, and move SLOWLY, and record all...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 935,685
Posted By docrings
Quote:Originally Posted by -Id-...

Quote:Originally Posted by -Id- http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20467227)

I own a P50G25, and I am finished with the 100 hour break in....
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-28-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By docrings
Quote:Originally Posted by theheel...

Quote:Originally Posted by theheel http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

i got one today.

Looked like a nice product for my htpc. Even if it...
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