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  • Birthday 09/16/1980


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    Oztralia ;)
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    That would be telling ;)

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  1. StereoNET Kii Three Review

    Having used nothing other than actives in either my 2 channel setup in the living room or 11.2 channel atmos home theatre for the last 18 months I can happily say that being stuck with the studio monitor designers' choice of amp has been brilliant. I'd go active x-over any day now that I get the same fidelity at low volume as I used to get at that sound-pressure room engaging level required to get most passive speakers to truly "sing".
  2. Yes BUT ONLY if you plan on using a high-end video card that will support 60Hz @3840x2160 The other consideration is that the panel MUST be able to process a 12-bit 4:4:4 chroma signal in order to display true white from your computer. This is because of the manner in which the TV "reads" the 32-bit RGB signal from your video card. The panel itself need only be 10-bit processing capable - no 12-bit panels are yet available BUT it needs to be able to read the 12-bit format. AND HDMI 2.0+ from your video card will go a long way in helping the two devices sync and change colour modes if playing with the drivers is required. Fun and games eh ?
  3. iPhone charging via lightning

    The higher rated the output of the wallwart/powersource - in terms of amperage - the faster the i-thingy will charge - but yes - as long as its a proper USB device desgined to charge devices, not just transmit data.
  4. Sorry I disagree. Seeing what the ub900 can do with uhd discs on a non-HDR panel must be seen to be believed. Any 2015 uhd panel that supports 10 bit processing will deliver 90%+ of a fully certified HDR screen with the pany ub900 as a player. Chroma remapping for video can be considered akin to upsampling for audio - a genuine perceived improvement in fidelity.
  5. OLED vs LED with HDR ?

    Nope and not likely to ever happen - physical limit of LCD tech, based on the GTG - grey-to-grey - switching speed of the liquid crystal element.
  6. OLED vs LED with HDR ?

    ..just wanted to point out that OLED has a native refresh rate of approx. 1kHz - LCD/ LED processing is based on 50/100/200 Hz - not mHz. Since each pixel operates independently with no shared backlight the whole concept of a "screen refresh rate" basically becomes obselete.
  7. OLED vs LED with HDR ?

    An OLED would be ideal if veiwing in a darkened room. The ONLY issue with OLED at present it that it appears perceptably darker when veiwed in a well-lit environment. In a darkened room the benefits of its massive dynamic range courtesy of native per-pixel lighting shows HDR as it was intended to be veiwed.
  8. Atmos and 3D audio Adventures

    We're still thin on the ground for genuine 3d-audio content BUT all your legacy stuff on bluray sounds great upsampled - particularly all the DTS-MA discs - which is most of them. I can't think of a single film I've re-watched on Bluray since going 3d-audio which has not done a good job of pushing information to the height channels - chopper blades especially Spectre is a great example - the opening sequence.
  9. Atmos and 3D audio Adventures

    ...Could be a case of overly high expectations, but questions must be asked... - did you rerun audessey to map out the additional channels ? - was Atmos definitely being delivered via bit stream from your player to your AVR - assuming you checked this of course but just trying to eliminate possibilities. Atmos is not just about the height channels. It's about how sound is steered through your room - object-orientated audio as opposed to basic channel panning as with previous generations. Running your system too loud can actually harm the effect as you lose subtlety in how this is done. Having said that - Mad Max - whilst fun, lacks subtlety Try Crimson Peak with DTS:X if you're into gothic horror. Ninja Turtles has fun with Atmos, as does Jupiter Ascending. Legend with Tom Hardy and The Revenant are examples of quality over quantity when it come to audio mixing for Atmos. Also The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the BBC Sherlock film from the series of the same name. Betty can probably point you to a more comprehensive list.
  10. UHD Blu-ray how are you finding it...

    Luck of the draw as Betty and Blybo will attest. I had an issue with trying to do 4K @ 50/60 fps over my older cables - they worked OK @ 24/30 fps. Older cables "should" work but if you're pushing over 11 GBp/s as occurs with 4K and surround sound then strange things can happen, particularly with longer runs of 3m+ Hence then need for a 4K certificated cable - good for 18GBp/s which is the max data throughput - 4K @ 60fps full 12-bit (4:4:4 colour space) + multichannel audo
  11. UHD Blu-ray how are you finding it...

    Well you do get two films and a 4k certified HDMI cable in the box which goes a long way towards improving the value proposition. IF Videopro are still doing it for $845 delivered then I'd suggest it's worth it over the Sammy.
  12. UHD Blu-ray how are you finding it...

    Um Well there's not much more I can really add without going into tremendous detail about nuances for which I just don't have the time ATM. The picture quality esp. Colour and dynamic range re-mapping to my SDR panel are the standout features as I've already mentioned. Sound is great - but over HDMI it should be - esp. for Dolby Atmos / DTS:X. The remote is fine with a dedicated backlight button - very useful in a pitch black room. The Info button on the remote is extremely comprehensive displaying every technical element of both the picture and sound - great for confirming processing and/or playback mode being received by your downstream hdmi gear. Disc load times are as quick as I've ever experienced and the online apps like Netflix and YouTube work as they should with no noticeable glitches. UHD+HDR via Netflix works as it should but it seems a moot point as all UHD/HDR panels would almost certainly support this natively via their own direct internet functionality - I suppose its handy for the projector crowd. The ONLY gripe is that the unit has a little fan like older BD players which spins up to an audible level when a UHD is played - it's silent with all other content. I guess it's necessary for when that higher level of image processing is required for the video bit depth and HDR conversion with which I'm so impressed. Once the soundtrack kicks in you don't notice it but I must admit it's not something i was expecting.
  13. Fwiw I have had the panny uhd player since Tuesday and am extremely impressed. Firmware was up to date - PDF manual images from their website Matched the gui without additions or omissions so common nowadays. Icing on the cake is the inclusion of two uhd films and a certified 4K 18gbps hdmi cable.
  14. panasonic 4k blueray player

    ...I only use it to watch films so it's hdmi to my pre/pro for the surround sound bitstream. The analogue outputs are meant to be quite reasonable as the player is marketed for its audio quality.
  15. panasonic 4k blueray player

    Yep it's awesome - got mine from video pro on Tuesday Particularly the image processing for those with sdr panels - transposing to hdr via chroma remapping works a treat if you screen is capable of native 10 bit colour processing. Of course if you have a HDR panel then it's a moot point. But it does remap all contents to 4:4:4 if your screen supports that format so its still a benefit. Make sure to dive into the settings !