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Old 01-13-2021, 10:45 PM   #29481
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Your interest in physical media is my guess.

With that size screen steaming must look ok. Thats the size of my new monitor. It's a 4K monitor and has HDR (400) but ... I'm just using it as a monitor. I haven't tried watching video on it apart from YouTube tutorials and such.

With a projector screen Steaming < Upconverted Blu < UHD and the differences are clear generally.
There's a very clear difference between Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray on my monitor. Viewing distance is just as important as screen size: at the distance I sit 28" looks just as big as a projector screen from across the room.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:01 PM   #29482
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Vilya,

I spent time yesterday auditing and organizing my movies and it was very rewarding. My "collection" on here is accurate (aside from old DVDs that have been in storage that aren't represented.) Now, I see the numbers of your media and realize the scope of your collection.



Wow. Congratulations on building that library! I wouldn't blame you for never subscribing to any streaming services.
Thank you.

Our gear NEEDS a varied diet after all.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:03 PM   #29483
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See, this is where that talk of Augmented Reality glasses comes in. You could have a 100-120 inch screen regardless of room size.
Thatís why I think it has half a chance of stealing market share form actual TVs in a 5-10 year timeline. Once the tech is capable of functioning as a PC, games console and entertainment system.

Would like to know the views of Wendell (amongst our other friends) who have a big passion for the equipment side of things. Would they ever accept just putting on their AR glasses and pulling a app up rather than their current situation. Donít think I ever would.
As for me, I do not like wearing stuff on my head. 3 hours of wearing 3D glasses is my limit.

I would rather have a real projector projecting onto a real 120" screen or a real 120" TV... if they ever exist and at prices mere mortals can afford.
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As for me, I do not like wearing stuff on my head. 3 hours of wearing 3D glasses is my limit.

I would rather have a real projector projecting onto a real 120" screen or a real 120" TV... if they ever exist and at prices mere mortals can afford.
They are just going to be a pair of glasses with a holographic display for projecting objects into your real world view. Tens of millions already wear glasses.
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There's a very clear difference between Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray on my monitor. Viewing distance is just as important as screen size: at the distance I sit 28" looks just as big as a projector screen from across the room.
I sit less than two feet away from my 32" computer monitor and viewing content on it in no way compares with watching content 9' feet away from my 85" TV. No comparison at all; the 85" TV wins, no contest every single time.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:11 PM   #29486
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They are just going to be a pair of glasses with a holographic display for projecting objects into your real world view. Tens of millions already wear glasses.
And I'm one of them. I still don't like wearing them, though, and I only do so when necessary. Syncing up the glasses of multiple viewers also sounds like a headache waiting to happen. I'm open to trying these AR glasses, but I bet I will stick with actual displays.

I can't even stand to wear a hat and did that ever cause me trouble in both the military and on the RR.
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I sit less than two feet away from my 32" computer monitor and viewing content on it in no way compares with watching content 9' feet away from my 85" TV. No comparison at all; the 85" TV wins, no contest every single time.
It's all personal preference. They probably fill up a similar amount of your field of view.
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I sit less than two feet away from my 32" computer monitor and viewing content on it in no way compares with watching content 9' feet away from my 85" TV. No comparison at all; the 85" TV wins, no contest every single time.
Same here for my living room tv.
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And I'm one of them. I still don't like wearing them, though, and I only do so when necessary. Syncing up the glasses of multiple viewers also sounds like a headache waiting to happen. I'm open to trying these AR glasses, but I bet I will stick with actual displays.

I can't even stand to wear a hat and did that ever cause me trouble in both the military and on the RR.
You might struggle to find real displays if these things take off. However, Iím with you, real every time.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:14 PM   #29490
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It's all personal preference. They probably fill up a similar amount of your field of view.
That's what people say about streaming, too.

My 85" TV kicks my 32" monitor's butt up and down the block despite both filling my field of vision at their respective viewing distances.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:15 PM   #29491
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Why do people who don't care about physical media love to parrot "By the way, it's not really yours" when speaking about discs, as if the legal disclaimers and terms of use make any practical difference? Speaking practically, the disc and the information stored on it is mine. The studio will never come to my home and take that copy, so why even bring it up? There are plenty of laws that have no practical impact on my life.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:17 PM   #29492
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You might struggle to find real displays if these things take off. However, Iím with you, real every time.
Well, you know already what I tend to think of your "this new thing will be the end of this established thing" outlook.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:21 PM   #29493
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That's what people say about streaming, too.
Yeah, but those people are wrong.

My issues with streaming are not about it's picture or audio quality at all. Streaming is inferior because titles can be modified or removed at any time. Customers have absolutely no control over any content. No improvements in bitrates or codecs can ever fix that fundamental flaw.

Even a DVD is far superior to a 4K stream because customers have control over it. No one can ever stop us from playing, giving away, selling, or buying physical media.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:27 PM   #29494
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Well, you know already what I tend to think of your "this new thing will be the end of this established thing" outlook.
Didnít know you were in the military by the way?
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Yeah, but those people are wrong.

My issues with streaming are not about it's picture or audio quality at all. Streaming is inferior because titles can be modified or removed at any time. Customers have absolutely no control over any content. No improvements in bitrates or codecs can ever fix that fundamental flaw.

Even a DVD is far superior to a 4K stream because customers have control over it. No one can ever stop us from playing, giving away, selling, or buying physical media.
I think that I may have said something eerily similar myself just recently.
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Didnít know you were in the military by the way?
U.S. Army, MOS54E, Nuclear Biological Chemical Specialist.

The title was WAY more impressive than what the actual job entailed. I was NOT a nuclear scientist, biologist, or a chemist despite what the title might have implied.
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U.S. Army, MOS54E, Nuclear Biological Chemical Specialist.

The title was WAY more impressive than what the actual job entailed. I was NOT a nuclear scientist, biologist, or a chemist despite what the title might have implied.
I tip my hat.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:51 PM   #29498
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Almost to time to watch The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies 4K disc.

If I may borrow from someone's trademarked vernacular, Smaug was Amazing! in 4K and in Dolby Atmos! I almost had an "accident" during his rampages! Good thing my couch is leather.
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:28 AM   #29499
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To think that my first ďhome theatreĒ TV was 20Ē 4:3 CRT and a LaserDisc player.


Me too. I had a Toshiba 32" inch TV and a Pioneer CLD player, I forget the model but I still had to flip the LD over. I ended up getting the Pioneer DVL-909(919?) LD/DVD combo player later on.

I already had my AVR and speaker system. In fact, the speakers are still in use as part of my legacy sound system.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:59 AM   #29500
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I think I had the 909 LD player too.

However, ... I bought mine well after I was into DVD. I bought the LD player for a handful of things I wanted that were not available any other way.

One of those would be Star Wars. I got the "faces" LD copy of the trilogy. I also had Laurie Anderson's Home of the Brave which never made it to a better format and Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder that only recently got re-worked on a better format.

That was the 5 LDs I had ever.... I don't like thinking about laserdiscs because they looked pretty bad (sounded fine.)
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