Originally Posted by westa6969
Trying to imagine a $10 black foam board masking my screen in my luxury homes living room in a $12K HT furniture entertainment center on a $3K-$8K TV surrounded by high end furniture and art, rugs - prepare yourself for divorce court if your married if you expect the wife's gonna put up with taping foam board in the living room HT. May work but it's going to look asinine anywhere other than a bachelor pad HT perhaps.
Truly desparate that says if your bothered that much buy a Plasma or OLED for god's sake. This would be a bachelor piece that'll keep you a bachelor!
For God's sake LED is not that bad that it warrants black band aids. You must be genuinely bored. Would your wife permit this in the living room Mark?
Putrid in a luxury home and zero WAF!
...or a guy who does this who is married isn't p-whipped and doesn't let his wife control him like she is a queen and he is some peasant.
These types of men actually DO exist. Or, these guys actually married cool women (these also DO exist) who are all for things like this since it actually improves the performance and don't give a rip about trivial BS like what the TV looks like when not in use. Can only imagine how fun it must be for men who are married to women who they have to always worry about the "WAF" and who apparently make a fuss about everything.
Seriously, where has the masculinity of so many North American men gone? Embarrassing some of the stuff I read around the net from so many so-called men these days. What I find amusing is how so many guys who say stuff like "my wife is letting me get this..." or "my wife wouldn't let me do that..." actually don't see how whipped they are. I don't know if it's a product of society's brainwashing (the entire media and entertainment industry makes it sound like men need to be manginas and servants of women) or their upbringing. Do these guys also have to ask permission of what they are allowed to eat?
"Honey, can I eat some chips now?"
Sheeeeeeeeeeeesh. Makes me want to vomit.
As for this masking, every single display short of a OLED would benefit from masking. Nobody should act like this is just something for an edge lit LED set. I'd love to add masking to my projection screen and I'm using a JVC RS50 that has a pretty good black level.
Speaking of my theatre room, I have black velvet pieces tacked all along the front half of my room's walls, ceiling and floor and it is damn ugly if you turn the lights on. You should see what my wife thinks!! Oh wait, I'm single and would kill myself before I ever let another human being prevent me from doing something I want that actually has a beneficial purpose. Any woman who acts like that isn't worth the time no matter what body part she has that I don't.