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Off-Topic / Re: They caught the Nigerian Prince!!!!
« Last post by Titan on February 10, 2018, 12:39:36 PM »
WTF?  How do you have a new user?

Marketing ;)

I think they're mostly coming from the Tapatalk app. I signed us up for that and people can register to forums through the app without actually visiting the site. It's pretty awesome and a well designed app. I'm also a moderator at another PS4 site and the link to here is in my signature. We get quite a few referrals a month through that.
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Happy Birthday board / Happy Birthday Coredweller
« Last post by Paul2 on February 07, 2018, 01:05:35 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtNBVrDnQsU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtNBVrDnQsU</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawXIrPzWGo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawXIrPzWGo</a>

:hb: Happy Birthday Coredweller. :hb:
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Off-Topic / Re: They caught the Nigerian Prince!!!!
« Last post by Kurt Angle on February 06, 2018, 07:25:15 AM »
We get the odd one sneaking in amongst the hundreds of weekly Spambots.
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Off-Topic / Re: They caught the Nigerian Prince!!!!
« Last post by videoholic on February 05, 2018, 04:03:08 PM »
WTF?  How do you have a new user?
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Off-Topic / Re: CES 2018
« Last post by Paul2 on January 25, 2018, 06:33:16 PM »
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https://hometheaterhifi.com/features/show-reports-film-festivals-concerts/ces-2018-show-report-day-1/

This year CES will not be complete without any LG OLEDs being mentioned for the wrap up.  Here are some pictures of LG 2018 OLED TVs.  Not much is being announced about lg 2018 oled tv models except that is have smarter AI (artificial intelligent) such as A9 for the higher end models and A7 for the lower end models.  I hope by the end of this year, especially during the week of black friday, the lowest end model of 55" B8 OLED TV from LG gets a price drop down to $1,000 which should makes it even more affordable for consumers. :)
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Off-Topic / Re: CES 2018
« Last post by Paul2 on January 24, 2018, 06:48:44 AM »
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Sony's Previews Stunning X1 Ultimate Video Processing - 10,000 Nits of Brightness For HDR



Sony’s premier video processor for 2018 may be the X1 Extreme, but there’s something even better in Sony’s lab. Dubbed the X1 Ultimate, we’re unlikely to see it in this year’s Sony’s sets. The folks in the white coats are working to make certain it can live up to its promises.

But that didn’t keep Sony from using the X1 Ultimate in several convincing CES demos of possible future designs. The most incredible of these was this 8K LCD-LED model, claimed to be capable of a peak output of 10,000 nits. That’s not a typo. Why might we want such brightness when todays HDR sources don’t exceed 4000 nits at best (most peak out at 1000 nits). At a peak output capability of 10,000 nits, the set needn’t do any tone mapping. It won’t clip any known source and will reproduce HDR source material in full luminance, with the full color saturation demanded by the material.

Always remember, however, that screen shots such as this one can in no way come close to conveying the pictures seen on the screen of a video display.
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/sony-goes-ultimate

wow, its interesting that sony is working on a processor that can output 10,000 nits of brightness for hdr.  that is 10 times brighter than what most oled tvs and some current led-lcd tvs can do.

i doubt oleds can get that bright, but lcds can like led-lcds, but led-lcds have bad viewing angle problem and black level isn't as perfect as oleds but lcds like led-lcds can go much brighter than oleds can though.  or best, micro-led tvs which is true led displays and each pixel is self emitting (three leds RGB per pixel) which have the perfect black level and viewing angle of oleds but the brightness of leds tv which in the nearby future can go as bright as 10,000 nits for hdr.  awesome! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

But the main drawbacks for micro-leds beside the price is that the leds aren't small enough yet to fit 4k resolution on say like a 65" display.  i just recently read that is why they display 146" 4k micro-leds but not 8k for the 146" because the micro leds couldn't be made like 4 times smaller to fit 8k resolution pixels on this 146" tv yet.  So that means they probably couldn't fit 4k resolution pixels on screen smaller than 146" yet like say 120" or 100" or much smaller 65" for that matter.  They probably could in the nearby future though.

So in the future we will have two best types of display, oleds and micro leds.  both have their pros and cons though like oleds couldn't go as bright as leds can but can be made in much smaller sizes and can be bend and fold probably better than leds can i think.  oleds probably have a bit lesser motion blur than leds but not by much and since oleds have been out for about 5 years already, it should cost much cheaper than micro leds.

While micro leds can go much brighter than oleds, as much as 10 times brighter such as 10,000 nits of brightness compare to 1,000 nits and leds have no screen burn-in problem that oleds might have though if not taking with care.

So its so cool to see 2 type of displays with perfect black level and perfect viewing angle which are oleds and micro leds. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

oh btw, just to clarify, the picture display of the tv screen above is actually a picture of an led-lcd, not micro led though.  just to be clear. :)
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Off-Topic / Re: CES 2018
« Last post by Paul2 on January 24, 2018, 06:16:46 AM »
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Changhong OLED TVs



Changhong had a wide assortment of sets, including a surprising range of OLEDs. This one, in particular, had a familiar ring to it, with its slightly back-sloped, tilted stand and an audio system that used the screen as the main radiating surface—a design they call (ahem) Acoustic Surface. The title cards on all of Changhong’s OLEDs also stated that they use local dimming. Technically this is true if you consider that each pixel is self-illuminating and is controlled individually as its own “zone.” But the term local dimming is generally used only to describe the backlighting used on some LCD designs. Obviously there were no prices available as that’s determined by the specific market.
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/changhong-oleds

i think this changhong brand oled tvs aren't available in america but in other countries like possibly in asia and europe so i thought might as well posted it here.  the cool thing is that this display is oled and possibly cheaper than lg and sony oled but the picture quality might not be as good as lg and sony though like peak brightness for hdr might not be as bright, color isn't as good, and overall video processing isn't as good as lg and sony.

i think this changhong copied sony idea of implementing the speakers behind the screen of the oled tv which means the sound comes out through the screen.  its cute and interesting though that they copied that. :p
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Off-Topic / Re: CES 2018
« Last post by Paul2 on January 24, 2018, 05:41:49 AM »
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AV Gear With Certified HDMI 2.1 Not Likely This Year


The wait for TVs, AV receivers, sound bars and other CE products with High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.1 connections will take a bit longer.

The final HDMI 2.1 standard was originally promised by the HDMI Forum to be available in the second quarter of 2017 but slipped to Nov. 28 because the Forum received more comments than expected from member companies during a comment period, said Forum president Robert Blanchard on Monday, the day before CES got underway.

Even though the standard has finally been nailed down, however, it will take more time for the HDMI Licensing Administrator (LA), which licenses HDMI technology, to develop all of the compliance-testing specifications that products must undergo to be certified as HDMI 2.1-compliant. In terms of text, the size of the spec doubled over its predecessor, so “there is a lot to test,” said Forum chairman Chris Pasqualino.

HDMI LA hopes to publish initial test specifications in the second quarter of this year and roll out the rest in phases through the third or fourth quarters, Forum executives said. That means certified products aren’t likely to be on the market this year, and the executives were reluctant to speculate on when certified products would be available.

Still, some CE products could be available later this year with a smattering of 2.1 features, even though those features won’t have undergone certification testing, Blanchard said. In fact, some 2.1 features, such as eARC (enhanced audio return channel), could be added to some current products as firmware updates, he said. Marantz and Denon, for example, already plan to add eARC firmware updates to some of their current AVRs at an unspecified date.

So what are we waiting for?

HDMI 2.1 boosts data throughput to 48Gbps from 18Gbps to support 8K video for TVs, 5K and 10K video for ultrawide-format commercial displays and ultrawide consumer TVs, higher frame rates to 120fps at resolutions from 4K to 10K, and native support for potential future active-metadata HDR technologies other than Dolby Vision and HDR 10+.

HDMI 2.1’s eARC feature will widen the bandwidth of the audio return channel to 38Mbps from 1Mbps, leaving ample room for bandwidth-intensive audio formats to pass from a smart TV’s streaming services or TV-connected 4K Blu-ray player to HDMI-equipped AV receivers and sound bars. The eARC feature would therefore transfers audio in such bandwidth-intensive surround-sound formats as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio and audio with up to eight channels of 192kHz/24-bit sound.

New 48Gbps Ultra High Speed HDMI cables will be needed to pass through 8K and 10K resolutions and 5K resolutions at 48fps and up. Some 4K video will also need the extra bandwidth, such as 4K video at 48fps with 12-bit color depth and 4:4:4 chroma.

Ultra High Speed HDMI cables supporting HDMI 2.1 will be backward-compatible with ports incorporating earlier versions of HDMI...
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/av-gear-certified-hdmi-21-not-likely-year

i know its been 12 days since CES 2018 ended, but i gotten tired and lazy that i didn't read some of the news regarding ces 2018 that i didn't update them here until now.

Anyway, according to the link above, it probably means that AV gears with hdmi 2.1 connectors such as tvs and av receivers won't come out this year but probably next year since more testing needed to be done.  so tvs with 4k120 and 12 bit 4:4:4 sampling will have to wait for another year which is not a bad thing since my middle brother just bought a pretty cheap 55" 4k led-lcd last year on the week of black friday to replace the broken one.  my oldest brother probably got drug up and broke the older 55" 2k tv in the living room last May and we have to wait till black friday which is 6 months later to buy a new tv since usually black fridays sell tvs the cheapest and soonest too.

i was planning on getting the lower end model of 55" OLED from LG which cost $1,500 last year on the week of black friday which is cheapest yet and my middle brother worried spending that much money might be wasted if my oldest brother breaks the tv again in the nearby future.  i agreed with my middle brother, so we decided to get the much cheaper $500 55" LED-LCD from LG instead.  Reading news that tv with hdmi 2.1 won't come out until next year mean we won't likely upgrade the tv this year on the week of black friday but probably on the week of black friday of 2019 which is nearly 2 years from now.

I am guessing the lower end model of 55" OLED from LG for this year model might cost as low as $1,000 on this year's black friday but it will only be in 4k60 max.  My guess is next year black friday, we might see 4k120 for 55" OLED lower end model from LG but cost $1,000 but accept and display native 120 fps sources and i might plan on upgrading to oled tv that year.
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Off-Topic / Re: They caught the Nigerian Prince!!!!
« Last post by Titan on January 20, 2018, 08:09:00 AM »
That's the Nigerian Prince? That's too funny. I would have thought that scam was done buy a much younger dude too.


Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Nigerians usually black?

BTW, welcome to the forum :)
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Off-Topic / Re: They caught the Nigerian Prince!!!!
« Last post by Troyer on January 16, 2018, 05:24:23 AM »
That's the Nigerian Prince? That's too funny. I would have thought that scam was done buy a much younger dude too.
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