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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By fierce_gt
I guess that's true, depends on the market. I've...

I guess that's true, depends on the market. I've seen the 60's as low as 1600 or 1700 here on clearance, but the regular 'deal' price was probably around 2100. msrp was certainly closer to 3grand in...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 31
Posted By fierce_gt
I think if you can afford the f8500, it's a much...

I think if you can afford the f8500, it's a much better choice. it's newer, it's better, it's worth it.

the 6500 for 800bux would make sense if you were planning to buy again next year, but at...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By fierce_gt
the place I buy from, the sales rep has a kuro at...

the place I buy from, the sales rep has a kuro at home, and he immediately cheered up when I said I wanted a high end tv, and walked to the dark plasma corner...

he was actually the one that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,697
Posted By fierce_gt
i'm pretty sure when in PC mode, you 'forced' to...

i'm pretty sure when in PC mode, you 'forced' to use screen fit.

I know when i'm in pc mode I see the full desktop on my htpc, just like I do when in screen fit with 'movie' mode

i'm not sure...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By fierce_gt
this is my theory of everything. I'd rather buy...

this is my theory of everything. I'd rather buy 'high end' less often. I mean I'd much rather have a 6yr old kuro than a brand new UHD lcd


reliability and consistency is always second to initial...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By fierce_gt
the 890L is 279 in most places in canada. enough...

the 890L is 279 in most places in canada. enough places that you shouldn't have any trouble price matching.


it was 239 or 249 in the states shortly after I purchased mine
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By fierce_gt
I appreciate that you are transparent, and...

I appreciate that you are transparent, and clearly state that you connected to Netgear. but I'm not sure how telling a happy customer, weeks after his purchase, any of this is helpful.

...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By fierce_gt
this is one reason I'm always skeptical of...

this is one reason I'm always skeptical of streaming services. there's simply too many places to put the 'blame'. even if it's as simple as Netflix and my ISP. Netflix can say it's my ISP's fault I'm...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-29-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 179,539
Posted By fierce_gt
you've got HCFR right? set your gamma...

you've got HCFR right?


set your gamma to 2.6, and run a 10pt pass. make sure it's reasonably close to 2.4ish
mine 'default' 2.6 looked like this:...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By fierce_gt
the exaggerated truths: -burn-in/IR being a...

the exaggerated truths:
-burn-in/IR being a huge issue
-buzzing
-heating the room like a radiator
-power hog
-fuzzy image
-too dim


total BS:
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 395
Posted By fierce_gt
with the f8500, I found eco setting on low had...

with the f8500, I found eco setting on low had some very good advantages. but lowering peak brightness was strangely not that affective. I found that it did not reduce peak brightness much, but at...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-28-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By fierce_gt
sounds good. how 'open' is this technology...

sounds good. how 'open' is this technology though?


I'm skeptical of anything that is proprietary or licensed. I want anything that can reduce bandwidth usage, but I hate anything that isn't...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-28-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 179,539
Posted By fierce_gt
yeah, you need to fix the gamma. most of the...

yeah, you need to fix the gamma. most of the presets are WAY off. I think the 2.2-2.6 presets are at least close to flat. I started with 2.6 for mine, which was closest to a flat 2.4 gamma, and I was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,465
Posted By fierce_gt
you lose controls for color, 10pt white balance,...

you lose controls for color, 10pt white balance, and black optimizer


if you aren't using those controls, it's actually not much of a difference, but if you're comparing to a calibrated tv, it's...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 395
Posted By fierce_gt
good question! but no, the reason for not...

good question!


but no, the reason for not turning it lower is that Samsung has the contrast tied into the white balance. so when you lower it, the white balance points shift, and I've yet to see...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By fierce_gt
hockey is pretty much a torture test for...

hockey is pretty much a torture test for displays. i think the uniformity of lcd's is even worse than the dse on plasma, most of the time.

fortunately, i'm not a fan of bright displays, so i like...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 395
Posted By fierce_gt
you're fine. in truth, I'd avoid running a...

you're fine. in truth, I'd avoid running a Samsung with a contrast BELOW 95 if possible...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 862
Posted By fierce_gt
I still don't know what else I would buy. I...

I still don't know what else I would buy. I really hope I don't 'need' a tv in the next 3yrs
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By fierce_gt
there's also the fact that the ice isn't actually...

there's also the fact that the ice isn't actually white...


when I was watching the world juniors(which is about the only hockey I watch between Olympics), I noticed a similar thing. then...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10,861
Views: 545,983
Posted By fierce_gt
or is the meridian too sensitive... haha ...

or is the meridian too sensitive... haha


that's weird. I guess that extra brightness comes at a cost. I know it's a power hog, so I suppose it makes sense that more current equals a stronger...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,929
Posted By fierce_gt
none of them will be that bad in person. the...

none of them will be that bad in person. the actual flicker of plasma is exaggerated by the camera.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By fierce_gt
I thought Samsung 'guaranteed' 5yrs of support...

I thought Samsung 'guaranteed' 5yrs of support with the evo kits? we should be getting them up to 2018...


either way, 250bux gets you a decent htpc, if you upgrade twice, 500 get's you a darn...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 336,210
Posted By fierce_gt
I'm still using pc mode. haven't changed anything...

I'm still using pc mode. haven't changed anything despite game mode appearing to be about the same lag-wise.


but I'm betting it would look the same as my movie settings, minus the 10pt...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 336,210
Posted By fierce_gt
detail in dark scenes shouldn't be related to the...

detail in dark scenes shouldn't be related to the peak luminance. you need to make sure the brightness is set correctly, and your gamma.


if that's done, there shouldn't be an issue with getting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-23-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By fierce_gt
I believe it's the equivalent of upgrading your...

I believe it's the equivalent of upgrading your processor in your computer. it won't add ANYTHING, it'll just run faster.
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