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01-21-14 09:01 AM
kiravonconcrete
Re: News in Rewind: 2013 Wrap-Up

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01-04-14 10:15 AM
roger1014
Re: News in Rewind: 2013 Wrap-Up

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One has to wonder about the practicality of curved screens... they're a bit of a mystery to me as well.

Interesting take on what your eyes have seen in 4K images. The examples you've seen in stores, don't forget, are running on torch modes where brightness and contrast are abnormally bold. That might contribute to a somewhat unnatural image.
According to some Samsung training literature, the curved screen was designed to mimic the curvature of your eye's retina. Samsung said this was to reduce some eye/brain fatigue! But. like pointed out elsewhere, you would need to view the screen from a centered position.

While working at a local BM store, I was able to view the Samsung, Panasonic and LG 4k TVs. As with all the other TVs in the store they all where running in torch mode and they only source materiel for the 4k was from the manufacture .... so of course they will look the best they can be. Interesting note was that all of the 4ks were eye level while seated.
01-03-14 08:14 PM
Todd Anderson
Re: News in Rewind: 2013 Wrap-Up

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I'm on the fence about the 4k TVs. While the amount of detail is gorgeous, to me it really doesn't look true to life! I mean, would you actually see that much detail if you were viewing that same scene in person? Now, the OLED looks a lot better to me. Deep colors and better blacks. Really don't like to curved screen of the Samsung I was looking!.

I guess time will tell .....
One has to wonder about the practicality of curved screens... they're a bit of a mystery to me as well.

Interesting take on what your eyes have seen in 4K images. The examples you've seen in stores, don't forget, are running on torch modes where brightness and contrast are abnormally bold. That might contribute to a somewhat unnatural image.
01-03-14 08:12 PM
Todd Anderson
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I'm personally ambivalent about the loss of physical media, I am setting up a system where I can stream any of my content from wherever I am. I don't mind buying music, mostly high resolution from now on, as I listen repeatedly to it, but movies I am only interested in watching once every five to ten years, so the investment in physical movies is not a worthwhile investment for me,
You're not unique in your ambivalence. While one could argue that the market can drive the consumer, the consumers' dollar ultimately decides where the market goes. I think your interest in hi-res music files is easy to translate to others' interest in hd quality movies with superior audio and video. Someday...we'll have it all. We just aren't quite there yet.
01-02-14 09:55 PM
noirx7
Re: News in Rewind: 2013 Wrap-Up

I'm personally ambivalent about the loss of physical media, I am setting up a system where I can stream any of my content from wherever I am. I don't mind buying music, mostly high resolution from now on, as I listen repeatedly to it, but movies I am only interested in watching once every five to ten years, so the investment in physical movies is not a worthwhile investment for me,
01-02-14 12:57 PM
pddufrene That was a excellent wrap up! I'm pretty excited to see where thus year takes us, I'm still shocked by the fact that Panasonic is getting out of the plasma tv market. And I may even pick me up one of those 4k tvs this year, I'm just waiting for CES to make my decision certain. And I hope everyone here has a great new year!
01-02-14 12:15 PM
roger1014
Re: News in Rewind: 2013 Wrap-Up

I'm on the fence about the 4k TVs. While the amount of detail is gorgeous, to me it really doesn't look true to life! I mean, would you actually see that much detail if you were viewing that same scene in person? Now, the OLED looks a lot better to me. Deep colors and better blacks. Really don't like to curved screen of the Samsung I was looking!.

I guess time will tell .....
01-01-14 06:27 PM
mpednault And considering that all the newest receivers have built in network/internet connectivity and already stream Pandora and other online music sources, as well as handling all the HDMI ins/outs of most peoples setups, I'm sure it wouldn't take all that much extra to add video streaming capabilities. And you're right, if my receiver had video streaming all I would need is a bluray/CD player.
01-01-14 06:02 PM
Todd Anderson
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I'm wondering when there will be an all in one type home theater receiver (not HTIB, but a true high power receiver). Not sure if there's a market for it, but I'd love my Onkyo receiver even more if it had Netflix and Hulu Plus! It would eliminate a couple of other devices I need to watch streaming video!
Interesting idea...some do come with Pandora, etc...but I'm not familiar with models that come with video streaming services. Add in a Blu-ray/CD and you'd definitely shrink your stack!
12-31-13 04:24 PM
mpednault I'm wondering when there will be an all in one type home theater receiver (not HTIB, but a true high power receiver). Not sure if there's a market for it, but I'd love my Onkyo receiver even more if it had Netflix and Hulu Plus! It would eliminate a couple of other devices I need to watch streaming video!
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