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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-24-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By repete66211
What he did would be fine if the screen was just...

What he did would be fine if the screen was just glass, as CRTs used to be, but you'd think the guy would know plasmas have a screen coating. I wouldn't worry too much about the paper towels. As...
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By repete66211
The break-in period for Salk speakers is 15-30...

The break-in period for Salk speakers is 15-30 minutes (according to the guy who builds them) so I imagine the second hand HT3s are broken in already. I second the request for pictures. I've seen...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-14-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By repete66211
I agree. No price is final until the purchase is...

I agree. No price is final until the purchase is made. And given the IR issue, as well as the misrepresentation of the number of hours on the unit, I think there is significant leverage for a price...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-14-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By repete66211
The store already went down as low as they would...

The store already went down as low as they would go on the ZT.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By repete66211
^^^Yeah, I really don't understand why anyone...

^^^Yeah, I really don't understand why anyone posts pictures in an online review. After camera processing, photography software rendering and the viewer's monitor you're not seeing what the guy in...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 01:12 PM
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Posted By repete66211
OLED is not hands-down better than the ZT. And...

OLED is not hands-down better than the ZT. And it's smaller. And it's curved. And it's untested (longevity-wise). And, finally, it's an LG.

I wouldn't replace my ZT with OLED unless it were...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 12:43 PM
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Posted By repete66211
Indeed, expectation bias is very strong, but...

Indeed, expectation bias is very strong, but simply knowing (or believing) a change has been made is all that's necessary for bias to be present.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-11-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By repete66211
^^^In an unblinded A/B comparison it's impossible...

^^^In an unblinded A/B comparison it's impossible to remove bias. Therefore, any data gathered in unblinded observation is biased and therefore invalid. (This would be the case even if there were...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2015, 10:55 AM
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Posted By repete66211
I had some guy telling me OLED sucks & quantum...

I had some guy telling me OLED sucks & quantum dot is where it's at.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By repete66211
Sounds more like motion smoothing, which is the...

Sounds more like motion smoothing, which is the primary culprit when you see the "soap opera effect".
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By repete66211
Only time will tell. And it can take weeks of...

Only time will tell. And it can take weeks of regular viewing to get rid of really bad IR. Playing the Disney WoW disc can help accelerate the process of ridding yourself of IR, but so can regular...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By repete66211
Curved? No thanks. OLED, yes, but only after we...

Curved? No thanks. OLED, yes, but only after we see the longevity of the technology. And as I recall, although the blacks are near perfect, there are some other issues inherent in the OLED tech...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 05:52 AM
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Posted By repete66211
The NIB is a VT. There is less risk there but if...

The NIB is a VT. There is less risk there but if it's not burn in on the ZT then $2,000 plus extended warranty vs. $3,200 for a NIB VT isn't really a question IMO. However, if the screen damage is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-20-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By repete66211
If you're getting it for $2,000, down from $2,200...

If you're getting it for $2,000, down from $2,200 and an extra year of warranty then I think it's a chance worth taking. The worst that could happen is the IR, which in all honesty didn't look that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-20-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By repete66211
They're representing a TV with 200 hours that...

They're representing a TV with 200 hours that actually has 1,600 hours? Either they were guessing (and shouldn't have) or they're deliberately misleading. Either way there's a problem. And IR over...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-19-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By repete66211
I'll second the previous comment. For the most...

I'll second the previous comment. For the most part, none of the issues with the ZT are an issue under normal circumstances, but if you look for problems you're going to find them. My advice is to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-18-2015, 04:50 PM
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Posted By repete66211
If it really has only 200 hours (and you verify...

If it really has only 200 hours (and you verify this) then that's a great price. Cheap enough to take a chance in the IR.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-18-2015, 10:38 AM
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Posted By repete66211
Any and all IR I've had has eventually faded to...

Any and all IR I've had has eventually faded to the point of not being visible. That said, my TV isn't a display model, which could have been on the floor being used/abused for going on a couple of...
Forum: Speakers   04-13-2015, 08:20 AM
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Posted By repete66211
Sorry Dennis. That's not what I meant. I was...

Sorry Dennis. That's not what I meant. I was just adding further detail to my last post, indicating that the standard SongTower features a dome, the Supercharged has the RAAL and there is also the...
Forum: Speakers   04-13-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By repete66211
The "Supercharged" SongTowers use the Raal...

The "Supercharged" SongTowers use the Raal tweeter. The standard SongTowers use the dome tweeter. I'm sure Jim would build a SongTower using the stadard drivers but with a Raal tweeter as well if...
Forum: Speakers   04-12-2015, 08:15 PM
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Posted By repete66211
The first picture is an early ribbon tweeter...

The first picture is an early ribbon tweeter model that featured LCY ribbon tweeters (if I recall correctly). The later (and current) models use the RAAL tweeter.
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2015, 08:11 AM
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Posted By repete66211
Yes, if you're not particular about your...

Yes, if you're not particular about your finish--which, given these are Salks, means you're crazy--there are some great deals to be had on second hand Salks.
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By repete66211
Once you place your order have a doctor place you...

Once you place your order have a doctor place you into a shallow coma for a few weeks. Waiting for the build and delivery is excruciating. :D
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-02-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By repete66211
What a deal! I can't think of a better all in...

What a deal! I can't think of a better all in one setup for someone just building his own basement home theater, but who isn't really into music. I'd probably add another sub though.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-27-2015, 07:55 AM
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Posted By repete66211
It's possible, but only if the Denon is broken. ...

It's possible, but only if the Denon is broken. One easy way to check is to find programming that shows the noise, then play it through the receiver & direct to the TV.
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