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  1. cashflag

    TW9300 vs X5900

    Lookin good!
  2. cashflag

    Receiver Recommendations - 4k & Atmos

    This is all true. However, $2K imported vs $4.7K local was no contest for me. No 2nd hand units of that particular Denon available, ever, as far as my research could tell, either. And I'm not too concerned about resale for a item I anticipate on holding onto for a good 5 years or more, if luck permits. I recently upgraded my JVC x35 projector and see that it is worth peanuts now, despite being a phenomenal unit. I think it'll use it elsewhere in the house rather than buy a new TV which the resale value would struggle to cover. In the end it all worked out better than I could have hoped for but, like I said and like you pointed out, there are certainly risks involved.
  3. cashflag

    Receiver Recommendations - 4k & Atmos

    Since you're considering 2nd hand, I'd say importing is also an option. I bought a Denon x6300H for 2K dollaroos (conversion, postage, import fees + GST included). It was a US model, so a stepdown transformer was required. Sure, there are risks associated with importing and anything can go wrong between origin and destination. And in my case, it did. The receiver turned up with a dented corner in the front panel, sustained during handling. But, since the whole transaction went through eBay's global shipping program, they immediately admitted fault and refunded me every last sent. AND I got to keep the Denon (which worked perfectly). Anyway, just another option if you wanna save some money and don't mind living (ever-so-slightly) dangerously.
  4. Ha. That's one way too look at it. By that rational, we should've just stuck with 4:3! Problem is, if I had a 16:9 screen with the same width as my 150" scope screen, it would almost be the equivalent of an IMAX theatre. Great for immersion, but overwhelmingly large and no doubt fatiguing with non-IMAX-centric compositioning which incorporates non-essential headroom imagery both above and below the area of interest. Scope has always been a compromise of sorts. Optical distortion, focal inconsistencies, reduced "resolution" when shooting 2 perf per frame instead of standard 4 perf, reduced "resolution" when simple hard matting of the Super35 format is employed and so on. There had to be a reason why so many filmmakers thought it an acceptable compromise, despite all that. At any rate, it's agreeable to my sensibilities and why I've chosen that route. And, yes, I have had a CIW set up in the past. Happy viewing, Owen.
  5. I haven't tried Edge but did develop the same problem with Firefox. I use the browser player because that way I can jump to any song which the mobile app won't allow me to do (free account). I assume the PC app would have the same limitation?
  6. cashflag

    TW9300 vs X5900

    I've had terrible experiences with Epson refurbished units in the past, for what it's worth. I think you've made the right decision to go with the JVC. Also, sealed optics = no dust blobs!
  7. Technically, this is true. But whether or not the image density loss of the presentation is more significant than the added impact of a scope presentation (or is even discernable, for that matter) is for the individual to determine. Personally, I feel that any scope image above SD (ie. "720p" - or, rather, 1280p horizontal - and up) holds up exceptionally well to a 16:9 image of the same horizontal resolution and any fears I may entertain about compromising the "in theory" resolution quality (since more pixels does not necessarily equate to more meaningful detail) are instantly negated by the increased "in practice" visceral quality. Your experience may differ.
  8. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    Hopefully not. With Oppo now deciding to get out of the game, they may resist such pressures to conform to such industry expectations. What would be really nice is if they also gave us BD folder/ISO playback as a parting gift! I won't be holding my breath, however.
  9. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    I'd imagine so. I just let the player update itself.
  10. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    I updated my about 5 weeks ago and whatever firmware it put on there then, it supported UHD folders.
  11. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    Not that I know of, sadly. Perhaps someone else may know something I don't however.
  12. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    Just UHD folders with full menus. Doesn't support BD (or DVD) folders. Doesn't seem to see ISOs at all.
  13. cashflag

    JVC autocal

    I've just picked up an x7900 and interested in exploring autocal. Unfortunately, I have an X-rite i1Display Pro which I don't believe is compatible with JVC's autocal. Shame, since as far as I'm aware, it is supposed to be more accurate that the Spyder5. Anyway, I'd be up for a group sesh if ever there was one here in Perth to suss this Autocal business out.
  14. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    Had a fiddle with mine today. Looks like while it does indeed play UHD folders it won't play BD folders or ISOs, as Tasso previously mentioned. Peculiar! Oh, and it also had no problem navigating a 3TB drive.
  15. cashflag

    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    Interesting. Does it play UHD folders as well or just the .iso images? Also, is there a limitation on hard drive sizes? I recall the older Oppos would only accept up to 2TB.
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