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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Scott Wilkinson
You are correct; the task is to listen to three...

You are correct; the task is to listen to three pairs of files and pick the native high-res version in each pair.

From the beginning, I have fully acknowledged that this is not a scientific test;...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I would LOVE to have many more members submit...

I would LOVE to have many more members submit their determinations, but I can't force them to. I hope to get more responses over the next couple of weeks. I suspect that suitably high-res audio...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
The level difference you cite is exactly what...

The level difference you cite is exactly what some members identified in the first set of files I posted. I subsequently posed a second set of files with matched levels; those are the files everyone...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Well, that's a subjective judgement, isn't it?...

Well, that's a subjective judgement, isn't it? Several of the respondents did say they preferred what they identified as the HRA versions, which is at least part of how they came to their...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
AVS/AIX High-Resolution Audio Test: The Results So Far

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The first results of our high-resolution audio experiment are in, and they are very interesting.

A little over two weeks ago, I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I'm about to post the results so far in general...

I'm about to post the results so far in general terms. How well each participant did will be sent to them individually. I won't reveal which track is which publicly for another two weeks at least; I...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
New JBL Speaker Technologies

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Two JBL Professional representatives—Peter Chaikin, Sr. Manager of Recording and Broadcast Marketing, and Charles Sprinkle, Sr....
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,331
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
In fact, it is in the equipment list: 130 inches,...

In fact, it is in the equipment list: 130 inches, 2.35:1 with masking.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,403
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Good point, though it should have been "Yes, and...

Good point, though it should have been "Yes, and in some cases, it made the sound worse."
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,479
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Here's the slide from Hans' presentation that...

Here's the slide from Hans' presentation that leads me to believe that there is, in fact, some confusion around this point:

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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I appreciate that. However, I'm compiling a...

I appreciate that. However, I'm compiling a database (spreadsheet, actually) of each participant's results and system in order to learn as much as possible. Would you be willing to PM me your results...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-24-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,253
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Do You Prefer Active or Passive 3D Flat Panels?

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Like it or not, 3D TVs are still with us, and many people like them. The question is, which type of glasses do you prefer?

Even...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I regret you didn't send me your results before...

I regret you didn't send me your results before looking at the files.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I will be posting the results so far either today...

I will be posting the results so far either today or tomorrow.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I think those would be great speakers to use for...

I think those would be great speakers to use for this test. I would make sure there's no bottleneck limited to 20 kHz anywhere else in the system. I encourage you to give a listen and PM me with your...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,615
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
You're entirely right; my mistake! I'll fix the...

You're entirely right; my mistake! I'll fix the OP...thanks!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,403
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
I posted a poll about this on AVS, asking whether...

I posted a poll about this on AVS, asking whether or not people have heard exotic cables make an audible difference; check it out here...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,615
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Samsung 105" Ultrawide UHDTV Now Available

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After wowing the crowds at CES last January, this ultrawide curved-screen UHDTV is now available to order—and it ain't cheap.
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Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 12,166
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Ah, that one has full-array backlighting, but no...

Ah, that one has full-array backlighting, but no local dimming. So not FALD, but FA...;)
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 12,166
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Samsung hasn't made many FALD sets; what model is...

Samsung hasn't made many FALD sets; what model is it?
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 12,166
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Yes, a big difference; the M701D-A3 is a 2013...

Yes, a big difference; the M701D-A3 is a 2013 model with LED edgelighting (and 3D), while the M701i-B3 is a full-array/local-dimming backlit model (with no 3D). The 850A is a 2013 LED edgelit model,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 12,166
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
At a seating distance of 12-15 feet, the ideal...

At a seating distance of 12-15 feet, the ideal screen size to achieve the minimum SMPTE viewing angle for HD is 88-111" diagonal. So I doubt you will see any difference in detail between an HD and...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Thanks! As for your question, it has indeed been...

Thanks! As for your question, it has indeed been tried. I don't know how well it worked, but the fact that it isn't common among turntables might tell you something about that. I'll ask Fremer what...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,479
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
Actually, there seems to be some confusion around...

Actually, there seems to be some confusion around this point. According to Hans Hoffmann in the webinar, the EBU's designations include UHD-3 to mean 7680x4320, whereas SMPTE designates this...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-20-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 12,166
Posted By Scott Wilkinson
UHD/4K Quandary: To Buy or Not to Buy

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Scott Wilkinson muses on whether or not native 4K content is necessary for 4K TVs and the wisdom of buying one now.

I'm on a...
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