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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
In a bright room environment the Samsung is...

In a bright room environment the Samsung is probably a good choice. David just happened to prefer offerings from Vizio and Sony in terms of price and over all PQ. Personally, I'm not a big fan of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
Post According to David Katzmaier, ISF pro calibrator...

According to David Katzmaier, ISF pro calibrator and senior editor of CNET, the KS 8000 has a nice picture, but it falls short of comparatively price sets, especially when it comes to black levels...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-28-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By mailiang
I know. To quote my wife "it's about time". ...

I know. To quote my wife "it's about time".

Ian :D
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-26-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By mailiang
Driving the contrast or brightness settings too...

Driving the contrast or brightness settings too high can cause an increase in buzzing, but what you are describing seems to be more problematic then that.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-25-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,671
Posted By mailiang
Thumbs down ISP explains data caps to FCC: Using the Internet is like eating Oreos

Young's argument just doesn't wash: internet-data-is-like-oreos-isp-claims-while-defending-data-caps :rolleyes:...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By mailiang
Buzzing is common on PDP's. You may want to check...

Buzzing is common on PDP's. You may want to check if everything is good and tight. Pay special attention to the areas which include the power supply. Also, sometimes the insulation loses or drys out...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-22-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By mailiang
I use a Roku 3600 and recently watched the latest...

I use a Roku 3600 and recently watched the latest Star Wars movie on Starz Play. Watching on my Plasma, the black areas looked deep black not grey. Watching Directv the blacks aren't quite as good...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-20-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
Unlike their OLED's, there are a lot better...

Unlike their OLED's, there are a lot better choices for LCD's then LG. I would look at some of the offerings from Sony, Vizio, and Samsung.


Ian
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-17-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 65,121
Posted By mailiang
I don't believe it's supported anymore. BTW, just...

I don't believe it's supported anymore. BTW, just finished watching Capt. America Civil War. Great PQ and AQ.

Ian
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-17-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 65,121
Posted By mailiang
Good point. The DTS core only supports 5.1 audio....

Good point. The DTS core only supports 5.1 audio. ;)

Ian
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-17-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 65,121
Posted By mailiang
Correction, DTS 7.1 Master Audio. ;) Ian

Correction, DTS 7.1 Master Audio. ;)

Ian
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
No chance for a come back. It's really dead. I...

No chance for a come back. It's really dead. I would look forward to OLED tech, which can only get better and cheaper.

Ian ;)
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-14-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 65,121
Posted By mailiang
Although the label reads DD, the sound track is...

Although the label reads DD, the sound track is in DTS 7.1 and you have the option to skip the trailers.

Ian ;)
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-13-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,671
Posted By mailiang
Post Netflix wants FCC to target data caps

Netflix-FCC-data-caps (http://fortune.com/2016/09/12/netflix-fcc-data-caps/)


From Stop The Cap:


Does this mean AT&T is violating the terms of Net Neutrality?

Ian :serious:
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
Post I have a plasma is my den, and an LCD in my...

I have a plasma is my den, and an LCD in my bedroom, home office and kitchen. They are all calibrated to their room environments. When it comes to over all brightness, I've never noticed a...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-07-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9,464
Views: 619,206
Posted By mailiang
In my particular case, it's not a ridiculous...

In my particular case, it's not a ridiculous assertion, it's a fact. Like I posted, for those who have different viewing habits, and are willing to spend more, go elsewhere. Sorry, but I can't make...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-07-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
Lightbulb I find it interesting that although HDR provides...

I find it interesting that although HDR provides improvement in the luminescence range, it does not address the issues we experience when watching in bright room environments. Regardless of the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-06-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9,464
Views: 619,206
Posted By mailiang
It always goes back to supply and demand. Bottom...

It always goes back to supply and demand. Bottom line, there are still more titles on DVD and more demand for them then Blu-Ray, and as long that's the case, BD rentals will continue to be offered at...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-06-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 346,897
Posted By mailiang
Thumbs up The beat goes...

The beat goes on...Netflix-confirm-series-will-continue-for-at-least-two-more-seasons...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-05-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9,464
Views: 619,206
Posted By mailiang
I have to respectfully disagree. I've been...

I have to respectfully disagree. I've been renting BD's weekly from Netflix since they became available and based on my viewing habits, I have always been able to get the titles I wanted, although...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
Thumbs up Lg 55eg9100 oled

If you compared it to any UHD LCD today, I doubt you would be disappointed with your budget OLED.
CNET's David Katzmaier on the EG9100:

Ian ;)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-04-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,057
Posted By mailiang
Post Personally, I'm not a big fan of RTINGS.com. Too...

Personally, I'm not a big fan of RTINGS.com. Too much inconsistency with their measurements. In defense of David's reviews, he is a ISF certified calibrator and after tweaking his settings on my S60,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-04-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,416
Views: 666,501
Posted By mailiang
Post For the significant amount of traffic it serves,...

For the significant amount of traffic it serves, it's amazing how good the PQ on Netflix is. However, I still find that HBO NOW and STARZ PLAY are a notch better in terms of their 1080p PQ, which...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-01-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By mailiang
Unfortunately, this is just another case where...

Unfortunately, this is just another case where Samsung, which is notorious for questionable customer service, had difficulty coming up with the replacement part and the dealer had to go elsewhere....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By mailiang
Post The Cinema, Custom and if you have a THX mode are...

The Cinema, Custom and if you have a THX mode are the only modes that are calibrated for accuracy. No matter how much time you spend tuning the Vivid mode you will never get it to look right. If this...
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