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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-21-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By R Harkness
But rogo, since everyone already owns a flat...

But rogo, since everyone already owns a flat panel, buying a new one is predicated on replacing one's current TV.
So a comparison of the TVs we CAN BUY - e.g. the LCDS - to the current TVs we own...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By R Harkness
I agree with Mark. I'm surprised in a forum like...

I agree with Mark. I'm surprised in a forum like this that anyone is actually railing against the relevancy of having plasmas in the test.

AV forums like this one are generally gatherings of...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,939
Posted By R Harkness
I agree this issue has consequences in the realm...

I agree this issue has consequences in the realm of even professional calibration. Having had my displays done by various calibrators, it's quite clear they all had their own philosophies as to the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-20-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By R Harkness
I understand. However, the way you had put the...

I understand. However, the way you had put the issue seemed to conflate different issues of "realism," "accuracy-to-source," and "eye-candy."

You'd written that a proper calibration (e.g. to...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-20-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By R Harkness
I don't agree with everything Greglee is writing,...

I don't agree with everything Greglee is writing, including the digs at calibrators. But I infer from his posts that the issue he is getting at is essentially the one I just wrote about in my reply...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By R Harkness
A slight bit of dissent on this: Many years ago...

A slight bit of dissent on this: Many years ago I had been led to believe that calibration to a certain spec (e.g. a display ISF calibrated...) would not only be the most accurate image (to the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-19-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,548
Posted By R Harkness
In a that seems to me to have been the case for...

In a that seems to me to have been the case for many years now. Ever since the break through RS1, or perhaps the RS2, we've really just seen incremental increases in contrast (and then, to the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-19-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By R Harkness
^^^ Holy sh$t!

^^^ Holy sh$t!
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,548
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks, So the promise is mostly greater...

Thanks,

So the promise is mostly greater brightness at the moment? And I assume lower heat, no more bulbs to replace?

And whatever happened with the Red projector. Anyone?
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
While it's always good for us all to keep aware...

While it's always good for us all to keep aware of the distance between manufacturer contrast claims and what displays will actually produce (which is why I refer to measured numbers when ...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 113
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Posted By R Harkness
Can someone refresh my memory please: what will...

Can someone refresh my memory please: what will be the benefits to moving to laser/led? As I remember it's potential for higher brightness, and lower heat? But what does it mean for contrast? I...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 22,366
Posted By R Harkness
Thanks (don't know if I'll bother setting up an...

Thanks (don't know if I'll bother setting up an account to view it though...)
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-17-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 22,366
Posted By R Harkness
Is it possible to still see the video? Do I have...

Is it possible to still see the video? Do I have to be a member of something-or-other to watch it?
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 22,366
Posted By R Harkness
Comments about this shoot-out have me feeling...

Comments about this shoot-out have me feeling that if I still relied on flat panel technology for my main "critical viewing" of movies, I'd be so damned disheartened by the way things are going at...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
Jeff already responded, but I'll just repeat:...

Jeff already responded, but I'll just repeat: that is why I refer to measured contrast levels. Lots of projectors, for instance, will have fairy high-looking contrast specs that either: 1. they...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By R Harkness
What are you saying? First, are you calling...

What are you saying? First, are you calling masking systems "vaporware?"

What's that word in there for?

Second, do you think your visual system is somehow exempt from the well-known contrast...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10,327
Views: 507,515
Posted By R Harkness
Did anyone here see or own a Novabeam, and do you...

Did anyone here see or own a Novabeam, and do you remember what the picture quality was like?
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-15-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
Two things: 1. The black bars (when too...

Two things:

1. The black bars (when too light, actually "gray bars") act as unnecessary, extraneous information around the image. In projection you normally have a pitch black velvet screen...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
LOL...apparently you didn't watch the video...

LOL...apparently you didn't watch the video yourself.

Remember, you claimed D-Cinema projectors can currently do perfect "off" black levels, that - with their 2,100:1 contrast, they nonetheless...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-14-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
For the sport of it.... Have you...

For the sport of it....



Have you already forgotten the posts to which you were supposed to respond? Too much LSD?

Remember this?
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-14-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
Outed. :D Back to rational discussion...

Outed. :D

Back to rational discussion elsewhere.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,918
Views: 615,845
Posted By R Harkness
So, when you watch it without the DI engaged,...

So, when you watch it without the DI engaged, dark movies in particular, you are not thinking "yeesh, this really needs the DI engaged?"

I'm just trying to get a sense of how satisfying you think...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By R Harkness
Zombie, I've noticed that "ANSI" issue you...

Zombie,

I've noticed that "ANSI" issue you mentioned as well. I'd always seen scenes where certain bright areas seemed to slightly raise the surrounding black levels. I first figured it was...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 05:54 PM
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Views: 615,845
Posted By R Harkness
Seegs, Glad to see you are so impressed with...

Seegs,

Glad to see you are so impressed with the Sim. I've always wanted to see one in action and I know I'd love it.

How are the black levels of the Sim without the DI engaged?
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,504
Posted By R Harkness
CinemaAndy...

CinemaAndy (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/8538443-cinemaandy.html),

I will re-state the question I've asked of you more than once already:

Do you know how projector contrast works, in...
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