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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-27-2016, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
The 35' Monoprice Cabaret arrived today. It...

The 35' Monoprice Cabaret arrived today. It passes the HDR signal from the Yamaha to the Vizio without issue. I'll do some more testing with the other receivers this week, but so far it seems good....
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-26-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 10,997
Posted By Smackrabbit
Tested with the Yamaha RX-V481 today. The...

Tested with the Yamaha RX-V481 today. The KeyDigital cable still doesn't work when going from AVR to TV. Using shorter cables the AVR passes it through just fine. Will be testing the Monoprice cable...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-25-2016, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Smackrabbit
I've tested this with the Onkyo TX-NR555 and...

I've tested this with the Onkyo TX-NR555 and Anthem MRX 520 so far. The Yahama RX-V481 is up tomorrow and then Sony and Pioneer models once they arrive, along with the Anthem MRX-1120.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-25-2016, 09:13 AM
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Views: 10,997
Posted By Smackrabbit
As I wire the AV room in my new house, I'm...

As I wire the AV room in my new house, I'm testing cables to find a long one that works as well. I got a 35' one from Key Digital...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-21-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,975
Views: 223,095
Posted By Smackrabbit
Strange, I've got the Samsung UHD player sitting...

Strange, I've got the Samsung UHD player sitting here and it lacks 7.1 analog outputs, or DVD-A and SACD support. I thought those were standards in all other UHD players?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-21-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,975
Views: 223,095
Posted By Smackrabbit
Per my conversation with Jason Liao yesterday:...

Per my conversation with Jason Liao yesterday: "The UDP-203 will not carry any streaming services, at least initially. We are focusing our resources on ensuring excellent disc and file playback...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-21-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,975
Views: 223,095
Posted By Smackrabbit
Well then Oppo would need to offer a model...

Well then Oppo would need to offer a model without dual HDMI outputs for people that don't need that, or that don't need an HDMI input, or 7.1 channel analog outputs, or SACD and DVD-A support which...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-21-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,975
Views: 223,095
Posted By Smackrabbit
Though unrelated, that $5 per device number comes...

Though unrelated, that $5 per device number comes from Dolby. As they say, that's the cost for them in royalties and potentially extra hardware for the device. That number doesn't include extra R&D...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-21-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,975
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Posted By Smackrabbit
The UDP-203 does have Dolby Vision, but the...

The UDP-203 does have Dolby Vision, but the software for it isn't finished. The hardware will support it, but it might take a bit to get turned on (Think DTS:X as an example). They also told me this...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-16-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,975
Views: 223,095
Posted By Smackrabbit
"Basically the same" doesn't mean the same. I...

"Basically the same" doesn't mean the same. I mean, a Honda Civic is "basically the same" as a Ferrari in that it has four wheels and drives you to where you want to go. But I'd like to see who...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-15-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,099
Views: 149,488
Posted By Smackrabbit
I'm guessing they just wanted it known that the...

I'm guessing they just wanted it known that the player was done hardware-wise and they're testing it to get it ready for this year (hopefully), along with a price, so people know it's coming. If...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-15-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,099
Views: 149,488
Posted By Smackrabbit
Sorry for the poor photos of the player today. I...

Sorry for the poor photos of the player today. I ran into Jason and Nathan as I was running a bit late for a meeting, and so I didn't have time to ask all the question or take all the photos I wanted...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-31-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35,301
Views: 1,876,042
Posted By Smackrabbit
Just an FYI that you're unlikely to see Amazon...

Just an FYI that you're unlikely to see Amazon carrying it. They're steadfast in their refusal to support GoogleCast and want you to use a Fire TV if you want Amazon content through Android. They...
Forum: Audio Gear   07-06-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Smackrabbit
Sub is sold now, thanks.

Sub is sold now, thanks.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-19-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,135
Views: 711,120
Posted By Smackrabbit
David reviews them in the order they arrive, and...

David reviews them in the order they arrive, and I believe the Sony (last review) arrived right before the E6. I'm finishing off my review of it now.
Forum: Audio Gear   06-02-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Smackrabbit
FS: Parasound Halo A31 Silver Amp

Parasound Halo A31 amp in silver in mint condition with all original packaging and accessories. Downsizing the system and no room at the new house.

http://parasound.com/a31.php

$2,300 plus...
Forum: Audio Gear   06-01-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Smackrabbit
FedEx says $40 to ship ground, UPS says $58. Both...

FedEx says $40 to ship ground, UPS says $58. Both of these are home delivery. No idea if this changes for a business or not. Sorry I missed this yesterday.
Forum: Audio Gear   05-31-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Smackrabbit
The date on the invoice is 5/14/2013.

The date on the invoice is 5/14/2013.
Forum: Audio Gear   05-30-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Smackrabbit
Fs: Svs pb-1000

Update: Sub is sold.

Moving to a smaller HT room and can't do dual subs. SVS PB-1000 in mint condition, with original box for transport/shipping. $325 + shipping if you can't do local pickup. In...
Forum: Front Projector   10-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By Smackrabbit
FS: Screen Innovations 122" 2.40 with Black Diamond 1.4 and SolarHD 1.3 surfaces

My old screen isn't going to fit in my new house so I'm getting rid of it. I have Black Diamond 1.4 and SolarHD 1.3 materials, so you can use whichever you want. The only damage to anything that I'm...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-25-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,456
Views: 198,521
Posted By Smackrabbit
The basic settings on HDMI 2 using ISF Expert 1:...

The basic settings on HDMI 2 using ISF Expert 1: Gamma BT.1886, OLED Light at 43, Brightness 57, Contrast 93. Everything else is basically at defaults I believe.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-25-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,456
Views: 198,521
Posted By Smackrabbit
I didn't really have to change anything aside...

I didn't really have to change anything aside from the basics to get this right, but I don't share calibration settings. The reasons can be found in this piece:
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-04-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 166,497
Posted By Smackrabbit
To add on to my linked review, I couldn't get the...

To add on to my linked review, I couldn't get the Nvidia Shield TV to stream 4K to the Epson to see how it looked with Netflix compared to a 1080p source. I don't know if it's a Netflix or Shield...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,847
Views: 290,988
Posted By Smackrabbit
I tried testing this on the JS9000 today and...

I tried testing this on the JS9000 today and while they streamed in UHD, I didn't notice HDR kicking in. It should trigger a mode change but it didn't in this case. Perhaps the Amazon app needs an...
Forum: AVS Forum® Podcasts   05-07-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Smackrabbit
A professional display, properly calibrated, is...

A professional display, properly calibrated, is likely going to measure exactly 2.4 across the whole spectrum. They have displays that do pure black, or close enough to it, for 2.4 across the whole...
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