Originally Posted by tvted
Well some of us hope that IR will go the way of the Brontosaurus (big, lumbering, slow) - though I've an IR network controlling my devices. Give me out of sightline control thank you.
Some of us who do this for a living feel quite differently. Not sure where your getting the idea that using IR codes automatically necessitates a line-of-sight to the equipment, i.e. just because your using an IR code doesn't mean thats how the remote is talking to the base unit.
Any Home Cinema worth calling itself one has these things buried away in real racks that provide 19 inch flanges for screw mount
Don't want those headlights playing havoc with my black levels. I'd rather it be called to the screen anyway.
Again, not sure why your equating a front-display with having the equipment under/near the display. I'm not.
Perhaps, though I prefer all digital transport, thanks.
So do I but I also like options, as do some of my customers.
Again, this stuff should be buried in a closet.
Yeah.. maybe your picturing equipment racks
differently than I am, our "equipment racks" are flushed into the walls (typically in the rear or in an adjacent room) and we're finding the PS3 needs more ventilation than a typical stand-alone DVD player, which means we're not going out of our way to recommend it over a stand-alone.
Why, when every modern display worth having, likely has good scaling?
Theres that anecdotal if it doesn't effect me it doesn't matter thing again
Now there's a port that has outlived its usefulness. Why not USB or Ethernet for communication?
Don't do much home automation and or high-end control system integration eh?
Quite true, as my post verifies.