Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Shankman

  • Rank
    50+ Post Club

Profile Fields

  • Location
  • Country
  1. I heard on a couple of the recent CES videos that Panasonic is aware of the issue and is working on a permanent fix. They haven't given a time frame but the fact that they've acknowledged it is good. I can't remember which video specifically I saw it mentioned, It would have been the HDTVtest or AVforum CES clips.
  2. Dolby Vision Vrs HDR 10

    As Al mentioned it would be pretty stupid if they didn't implement it where possible. According to the HDMI org site, it's manufacturer dependent. Dynamic HDR Q: Does this Dynamic HDR require the new 48G Cable? A: No, but it will be necessary to enable 8K video with HDR Q: Does the specification support the various HDR solutions? A: Yes it supports various static and dynamic HDR solutions in the market Q: Is this accessible via a firmware upgrade? A: Manufacturers will be implementing this in various ways http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_2_1/
  3. Dolby Vision Vrs HDR 10

    HDR10+ is firming up. "Panasonic & Samsung Join Up to Resist Dolby Vision with HDR10+" http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/hdr10-plus-201708284497.htm
  4. Oled

  5. SONY A1 - OLED

    Surprisingly the LG OLED won the best HDR TV category in the recent shootout. Whilst Z9D is better for bright HDR content, the percentage of scenes that utilise that advantage is low compared to dark HDR or average brightness scenes.
  6. Oled

    Also worth noting EZ1002 is the same as the cheaper EZ952 without the reflection filter, making EZ952 the best value for money IMO.
  7. Oled

    HDTVTest annual shootout results are out : Best Overall TV of 2017 : Panasonic EZ1002 OLEDBest Gaming TV: LG B7 OLEDBest HDR TV: LG B7 OLEDBest Living Room TV: Sony A1 OLEDBest Home Theater TV: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED Shootout lineup : LG B7 (OLED65B7V) OLED TV; Panasonic EZ1002 (TX-65EZ1002B) OLED TV; Samsung Q9 (QE65Q9F) QLED TV; Sony A1 (KD-65A1) OLED TV; and Sony ZD9 (KD-65ZD9) LED LCD TV.
  8. Thanks frednork. I've been doing a lot of reading up on the subject the last two weeks, thought to ask the question in case I'm missing something obvious. My research has been inline with your response and as you said it seems with most things audio related the answer is "listen to it and see how it sounds". I'll keep playing around with different configurations and see what I like the best. What I've really found interesting the last few days of reading are the plethora of blind and ABX testing results on cables, amps, music files and other audiophile equipment(speakers excluded) and that most if not all blind tests result in a 50 50 split, meaning no audible difference in using expensive kit even by the so called experts\audiophiles. Still lots to learn. =)
  9. After a few weeks of further research I bit the bullet on a second hand Parasound Integrated. Got it hooked up to the fronts. So far so good. For digital music I've been using a laptop via USB to the amp but don't like the idea of having a laptop hooked up and controlling it from there. Want something a bit more user friendly. So thinking of using Volumio on a dedicated Raspberry Pi. My question is does the player and the hardware it's on affect the quality of the music? eg Volumio on Pi vs Foobar on PC vs dedicated hardware player. My logic is, if the player is decoding the file and sending a digital signal to the amp's DAC, then it shouldn't make a difference as the decoding is basically an algorithm that's applied to the files.
  10. Oled

    From what I've researched dynamic HDR and eARC can hopefully (hdmi.org is a bit vague on the wording) both be added via firmware even though they're part of HDMI 2.1 It's the higher bandwidth specifications of HDMI 2.1 which would need new hardware\chips and not firmware up-gradable. Hoping Panasonic hits it out of the park with both those features http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_2_1/ "Dynamic HDR Q: Is this accessible via a firmware upgrade? A: Manufacturers will be implementing this in various ways eARC Q: Is this available through a firmware upgrade? A: Depends on manufacturer implementation"
  11. Oled

    I'm guessing HDR10+(dynamic HDR) and eARC ?
  12. Dolby Vision Vrs HDR 10

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2017/07/17/the-fate-of-the-furious-4k-blu-ray-review-turbo-charged/#211416ce7e0c Some interesting comments around brightness on OLED which might help with your brightness analysis Blackman : "Pausing any bright sequence in Dolby Vision and comparing it with the same shot in HDR10 readily exposed the differences as you toggle between the two. The differences didn’t appear quite as pronounced to my eyes as they were with the Despicable Me releases, but they’re still there, and they still mean that the film looks consistently more refined. For the record, I used an Oppo 203 and LG OLED55C7 TV for the Dolby Vision testing, plus a Panasonic UB900 running into the same OLED TV for comparisons between Dolby Vision and HDR10. I even used two copies of the Fate Of The Furious so that I could more easily flick between the two. While the Dolby Vision version of The Fate Of The Furious looks better in most ways, though, there is one notable exception. Namely that during dark scenes the Dolby Vision version delivers markedly more grey, washed out looking black levels on the LG OLED TV than the HDR10 version. Sometimes this sudden injection of greyness with the Dolby Vision version even infiltrates the black bars above and below Fate’s wide aspect ratio picture, suggesting that the Dolby Vision feed is triggering the issue LG OLEDs have with retaining their otherwise inky blacks if their brightness is set too high. You can, thankfully, neuter the DV greyness issue by reducing the brightness of the LG screen to around its 44 level from its default 50. However, at this brightness level the image sometimes looks a little too dark in shadowy areas."
  13. EDIT : after further research I'm editing the question. Hi everyone, I'm new to these forums as part of the wave of people that came over when we thought DTV was going to shutdown. I should introduce myself, my name is Sam, not an audiophile, mostly a basic newb when it comes to sound. I guess I'm a "Videophile" but that would be a stretch, however I do know a lot more about video than audio. Joining these forums has come at a good time for me though. In the last week I've purchased a B&W CM theatre set at a price I couldn't say no to which consists of : CM10 S2 CM5 S2 CM Centre 2 S2 ASW10 CM S2 I'll try to keep this short but provide as much info as relevant. I've spent the last few weeks educating myself, googling and researching amplification needs and possible setups for my use. Please bear with me if I use any technical terms incorrectly. Current listening distance from fronts: 3 metres but could increase if I move. Listening priorities for amp selection : 1. Home theatre 70% 2. Music - 30% I plan to get a dedicated pro+ power amp or integrated amp for the CM10s initially to listen to music with a view to get a pro+amp or AVR for the other channels down the line for HT.(waiting for the HDMI 2.1 situation to become clearer) My question is how much amplifier power will I need to drive the CM10s safely at an SPL of 85dB with a headroom of 20dB for movies. I've used a few different online calculators which all give different results. So I'm a little confused. Appreciate your guidance. Sam
  14. I'd love to see a picture of your satellite farm I'm guessing your roof/backyard looks a bit like the channel nine headquarters.
  15. Oled

    LG US and EU have had competition from Sony and/or Panasonic. We should see LG prices drop over the coming month. I've already noticed an increase in LG oled TV ads in the lead up to the Panasonic release this month.