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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By gtgray
I would extend the question to which of these...

I would extend the question to which of these vendors is most likely to deny warranty because of dealer authorization or the lack thereof. Also can we broaden the question to include Sharp, LG and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By gtgray
I don't know what your needs are. Are you looking...

I don't know what your needs are. Are you looking for a bargain on a used set or are you looking for something state of the art?


I cheat by using an external video processor. I don't think you...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By gtgray
I have a 2009 82" 82837 and a 2011 92" 92840. The...

I have a 2009 82" 82837 and a 2011 92" 92840. The 92" uses a clear screen and except for the reflectivity of the screen is brighter and has better color.


The 2009 sets had trouble controlling...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 997
Posted By gtgray
REC 709 is the HD color space we use today. The...

REC 709 is the HD color space we use today. The ability to do colors outside of the triangle is pointless. Inside the triangle we are dealing with RGB so there are only so many colors the rest of it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 997
Posted By gtgray
I would argue the point that a TV is not a...

I would argue the point that a TV is not a monitor. It is a monitor with "features". To that the internal display and processing should be able to accurately reproduce the colors in the source....
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,737
Posted By gtgray
I have in the past paid for a full calibration....

I have in the past paid for a full calibration. Even the best pro can't fix a cantankerous display like above mentioned RS1. One can only do what they can do. Jeff Meir told me not to buy the display...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 997
Posted By gtgray
Don't be insulted. You apparently have a highly...

Don't be insulted. You apparently have a highly trained eye. What you may or may not be able to do with your trained eye is one thing, what the average untrained eye can do without a meter is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 997
Posted By gtgray
Telling someone to adjust grayscale and color...

Telling someone to adjust grayscale and color without a meter and some study and research is just terrible advice. Even with a meter there are many pitfalls.


Colorimeters like the idisplay pro...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,282
Views: 609,275
Posted By gtgray
I find the Darbee works very well for me between...

I find the Darbee works very well for me between my Radiance XS and my display. With a 92' 1080P rear projector a little sharpening may not necessarily be a bad thing. I would add that one should...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 32,348
Posted By gtgray
People need to understand that converting a 60...

People need to understand that converting a 60 FPS progressive source to a 60 FPS interlaced source will drop half the frames. This means a very juddery image. Upscaling 720P to 1080P can be done...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-10-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,186
Posted By gtgray
SSD wear out is not an urban legend. It is a...

SSD wear out is not an urban legend. It is a design limitation. One that various controller strategies seek to mitigate.



Where for instance SSDs are used in arrays in servers, firmware is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,186
Posted By gtgray
I like SSDs however they just don't make sense...

I like SSDs however they just don't make sense for an actively used TV recorder. Capacity and cost rule them out first and foremost. Wear out rules them out again.


When you start to see...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,186
Posted By gtgray
SSDs wear out. They just don't make sense for a...

SSDs wear out. They just don't make sense for a recording drive. They are great as an OS drive but not as recording target.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By gtgray
JRemote is a highly regarded solution for iOS...

JRemote is a highly regarded solution for iOS devices for controlling JRiver. It provides beyond Gizmo funcitonallity. Gizmo is the Android Remote app for JRiver.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By gtgray
Just because WMC doesn't bailout on the signal...

Just because WMC doesn't bailout on the signal doesn't mean that you will get tolerable playback. What I saw with weak signals was picture breakup and freezes. It would playback okay but every few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By gtgray
It is not unusual at all for PC tuners to perform...

It is not unusual at all for PC tuners to perform less well than TVs or Set Top Boxes. In the days before Analog phase out and up till the time when digital stations were allowed to broadcast at full...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By gtgray
Xbox 360 Video Leves

I can't quite figure out what the heck the Xbox 360 is doing with video levels when used as a WMC extender.


It has 3 video reference levels in Display Settings.


I found the follow quote...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-03-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,701
Posted By gtgray
If a set does not handle 1080i properly from an...

If a set does not handle 1080i properly from an external source like a cable box or satellite box, it is not a proper TV.. end of story. So if the internal deinterlacer can't do it you have a display...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,990
Views: 399,386
Posted By gtgray
3D is not a concern for me. I looked at it once...

3D is not a concern for me. I looked at it once on an 82837 which is now parked in a spare room but never on the 92840.


Reliability is not a hallmark of Mits DLPs in the last years. Rear...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-29-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,990
Views: 399,386
Posted By gtgray
I appreciate the input and feedback. You make a...

I appreciate the input and feedback. You make a number of good points.


While I understand what a law may say, I can tell you that parts availability very often is not in compliance with the law....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,990
Views: 399,386
Posted By gtgray
Has anyone had one of the 2011 sets repaired...

Has anyone had one of the 2011 sets repaired under a 3rd party extended warranty? My set is still working fine but I wonder what to expect if I do need to process a warranty claim. I have Square...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,147
Posted By gtgray
What about frame rates. The video on the HP is...

What about frame rates. The video on the HP is the proper 59.94 Hz not the silly 60 Hz the Xbox puts out. The Xbox display controller shows its AMD legacy.


What about the frequency of the Ceton?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,147
Posted By gtgray
If it has not been deinterlaced or upscaled yet I...

If it has not been deinterlaced or upscaled yet I suppose that is unmolested enough.


There is not that much else being done that I can think of. Colorspace conversions can muck things up...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,147
Posted By gtgray
I was out on the Green Button and beyond all the...

I was out on the Green Button and beyond all the fussy voodoo people go through to make them work I see mention of a Native Display mode. Does the Ceton have a native mode that would supply 480i,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,147
Posted By gtgray
I never messed with a Ceton, did they ever get...

I never messed with a Ceton, did they ever get 1080P output? Outputting 1080i creates a bit of a mess at 720P channels as it requires dropping half the frames. Outputting 720P needs first class...
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