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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 11,091
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The brightness levels I've seen in theaters...

The brightness levels I've seen in theaters approach the uncomfortable level that Ken Ross refers to. For example a cut from an indoor scene to an outdoor scene causes me to squint for a second until...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 11,091
Posted By scowl
Are you saying the theaters you go to are no...

Are you saying the theaters you go to are no brighter than your television? I've been amazed by how incredibly bright the screens are in the theaters I go to. It really adds to the visual impact of...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 11,091
Posted By scowl
Have you seen a movie in a theater recently?...

Have you seen a movie in a theater recently? People expect these levels of brightness there. Things like explosions are bright in the theater as they are in real life. They're not intended to be...
Forum: HD Radio   02-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
What regulation restricted AM Stereo to...

What regulation restricted AM Stereo to automobile receivers? There's no technical reason preventing anyone from building AM Stereo receivers. I remember Motorola manufactured a cheap C-Quam decoder...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-18-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,801
Posted By scowl
I can hear the surface noise of any song that has...

I can hear the surface noise of any song that has a quiet intro. These were brand new albums that I played only once to record them to cassette so it was not the result of wear. Many of these were...
Forum: HD Radio   02-18-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
I was talking about radios, not cars.

I was talking about radios, not cars.
Forum: HD Radio   02-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
What? I looked and looked and looked for a AM...

What? I looked and looked and looked for a AM Stereo receiver in the early 90's and only got laughed at.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-17-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,801
Posted By scowl
I decided to see if I could rip (is that what the...

I decided to see if I could rip (is that what the kids call it?) a few of my hundreds of vinyl records to digital. I hadn't looked at them in two decades.

Moisture in my basement caused the...
Forum: HD Radio   02-16-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
Our classical station scrolls text pleas for...

Our classical station scrolls text pleas for membership during fundraisers. You don't have to listen to the music to be a member. :)
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-16-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By scowl
I thought some people here knew what a yagi and a...

I thought some people here knew what a yagi and a dipole were so makes and models were irrelevant -- radio waves don't care. I said that the UHF and VHF sections are connected in parallel.

Anyway...
Forum: HD Radio   02-14-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
Very few broadcasters in my city bother to pass...

Very few broadcasters in my city bother to pass all this information on digital or analog stations. This is not a problem with HD Radio. I assure you it can pass Artist, Song, Album and Station ID....
Forum: HD Radio   02-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
That high bitrate is only for pure digital mode....

That high bitrate is only for pure digital mode. No station would broadcast in this mode since there are few HD Radio receivers.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,293
Posted By scowl
Get a tablet case with a stand. Remember...

Get a tablet case with a stand.

Remember when there were movies on planes and trains? No point in that now that everyone is watching movies on their own devices.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By scowl
That physically can't happen because there is...

That physically can't happen because there is nothing to mount the VHF dipole onto with the old antenna. There's no point to using the old UHF antenna. They're identical yagis and UHF reception is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-06-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By scowl
The VHF section is connected with short stiff...

The VHF section is connected with short stiff wires which prevent them from touching anything except the screws which connect them to the feed.



Yes, I know how yagis work. Excellent UHF...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-05-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,647
Posted By scowl
It's television. No one is going to call the...

It's television. No one is going to call the network complaining about "issues with rapid motion".
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By scowl
Dunno. Like I said it's a standard UHF yagi with...

Dunno. Like I said it's a standard UHF yagi with a VHF dipole.



Like I said, it's in the attic.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By scowl
Portland, OR: VHF section attenuates UHF in VHF/UHF antenna

Just before the digital switchover I bought a cheap VHF/UHF antenna to replace my UHF antenna. Stations were moving back to VHF and despite my ideal location (a few miles line-of-sight to the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 862
Posted By scowl
My cat threw up in my old television. That's how...

My cat threw up in my old television. That's how I got my first flatscreen.
Forum: HD Radio   02-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
All FM stations in my area (except for two...

All FM stations in my area (except for two community stations) use digital playout systems so there is literally no analog audio from them except for the DJ. Many shows on the community stations use...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,647
Posted By scowl
To see 30 fps, watch Survivor or any Mark Burnett...

To see 30 fps, watch Survivor or any Mark Burnett reality show shot in high definition.

You can also watch the Blu-ray of "Oklahoma" which was shot on film 30 fps.

I notice a little better...
Forum: HD Radio   01-27-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By scowl
I love the multi-font blue display on the Boston...

I love the multi-font blue display on the Boston Recepter and the little speakers crank out a lot of sound. There are even equalizer settings hidden in the menus.

The Sony F1HD is by far the...
Forum: HD DVD Players   01-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,356
Posted By scowl
One thing I like about my HD-DVD's, and this...

One thing I like about my HD-DVD's, and this really has nothing to do with the media itself, is that when I put most of them into the player, the movie just starts. After watching DVDs and Blu-rays...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By scowl
Back in 2003 I spent my bonus on my first HDTV....

Back in 2003 I spent my bonus on my first HDTV. Of course my newer HDTV looks better but I'm amazed that the old one still looks great. The only reason I got the new was because it was a foot bigger...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-06-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By scowl
To watch television.

To watch television.
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