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Forum: Xbox Area   12-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18,125
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
achievements are down for some reason... will any...

achievements are down for some reason... will any achievements earned right now unlock automatically when the app for achievements is back up?
Forum: Speakers   12-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
UPDATE: I got the Sony Core Speakers and am...

UPDATE: I got the Sony Core Speakers and am throughly impressed with how much better the sound is (fuller, clearer, more distinct sounding). Dialogue is much clearer and more realistic sounding (no...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
yes, i will fyi, the crossover is at 80Hz...

yes, i will

fyi, the crossover is at 80Hz currently (the YPAO seems to like that value with my current 5.1 speakers)
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
good to know, this is the first time I've really...

good to know, this is the first time I've really made an effort to get high quality speakers... I looked at the speaker package (5.1) that came with my Yamaha HTIB and its $150 new for all six...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I placed an order for store pickup... haven't got...

I placed an order for store pickup... haven't got it yet.

For now, I'll use my existing surrounds and subwoofer from the Yamaha HTIB.
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I just ended up going with the Sony Core 5" 3-way...

I just ended up going with the Sony Core 5" 3-way bookshelf speakers and center channel speaker for $260 combined.
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
thanks, regarding the Sony Core speakers will...

thanks, regarding the Sony Core speakers will they work fine with my other current 8 ohms impedance speakers (with AVR/AMP in 8 ohms impedance mode)? They are listed as 6 ohms impedance, which is why...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
here are some possible speakers I'm considering...

here are some possible speakers I'm considering for my front left and right pair...
...
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 140
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Upgrading (5.1) Speakers from Yamaha HTIB, Many Questions...

I currently own the YHT-399UBL Yamaha 5.1 channel HTIB. I want to upgrade the speakers, preferably a few at a time. The goal is to get the best sounding speakers for my budget ($400-$500 max for all...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I don't see that text at a sharpness setting of 6...

I don't see that text at a sharpness setting of 6 in CAL-NIGHT picture mode. I do see it at higher settings, though. Does that mean 6 is an acceptable setting (and possibly optimal)? My set is a 2012...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Setting Sharpness on Samsungs with AVS Black Clipping Pattern Question...

As the title states, I trying to set sharpness on my Samsung LED-LCD via the AVS Black Clipping Pattern and I did the following:

Started at sharpness zero and turned it up one click at the time...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 39,925
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
anyone know whether the XB1 or PS4 has better DVD...

anyone know whether the XB1 or PS4 has better DVD upscaling to 1080p? I have both and am not 100% sure but I think the XB1 might be a little better
Forum: Xbox Area   12-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18,125
Views: 558,445
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
anyone know whether the XB1 or PS4 has better DVD...

anyone know whether the XB1 or PS4 has better DVD upscaling to 1080p? I have both and am not 100% sure but I think the XB1 might be a little better
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 346
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Yes, plasmas win with black levels but compromise...

Yes, plasmas win with black levels but compromise in other areas than LCDs don't (and not just brightness)

cons of my F5300:

-gets hot and heats up room several degrees F or more

-buzzes...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
that's correct

that's correct
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 401
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
my Samsung EH series with a direct lit LED...

my Samsung EH series with a direct lit LED backlight (limited full array backlit) doesn't suffer from uniformity issues that plague most edge lit LED sets (no flash-lighting or clouding or bright...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
if your TV didn't upscale all non 4K sources to...

if your TV didn't upscale all non 4K sources to the panel's native 4K resolution (480/720/1080), the picture would not be full screen (it would be a tiny image in the center surrounded by black...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Schooled? I wish all this 3840 ? 2160 tv by...

Schooled? I wish all this 3840 ? 2160 tv by default do not upscale the image so they can show the actual size of 1920 ? 1080 on your 3840 ? 2160 display.


If you like the way your tv artificial...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Ignore that CNET review...the set wasn't properly...

Ignore that CNET review...the set wasn't properly calibrated.

Try this:

http://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lcd-led/vizio/p-series[/QUOTE]
Can you point me to where in the article it says 1080p...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
There's nothing new about video up scaling....

There's nothing new about video up scaling. Whether it's from 480 to 1080 on a 1080p tv or from 720 or 1080 on a 4K tv, it's only there to make those sources watchable on those tvs. At best it can ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 766
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
That would be a significant worry for those...

That would be a significant worry for those watching mainly 1080 and 720 sources, especially those with lossy compression, which is anything other than BluRay basically. Instead of upgrading pq with...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I'm just saying you can't make something out of...

I'm just saying you can't make something out of nothing. If you start with 1080p, it can't magically look like 4K just by upscaling. At best it can match 1080p on a native 1080p display.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
and for the Vizio link, try this one...

and for the Vizio link, try this one http://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-p652ui-b2/

"Overly aggressive video processing with both HD and 4K sources makes the P series' picture too sharp and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
from your link: "We switch to Blu-rays for...

from your link:

"We switch to Blu-rays for Full HD and this is sometimes where 4K TVs trip up. After all, they have to make up 75 per cent of the information on screen. But the Samsung performs as...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
after being used to my Samsung F5300AF PDP for...

after being used to my Samsung F5300AF PDP for quite a while, I find a mere 30 fL on my EH6030 LED-LCD is ample for a dim to dark room with or without bias lighting

technically, the PDP could go...
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