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#31 Neocon maudit

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 01:47 AM

There was a hardcore set of videophiles who were buying Sony Trinitrons [HD resolution] till the bitter end.  I have an 1800x1440 Sony Trinitron I use as the secondary monitor on my workstation [mostly when I want to play videos].  However I haven't moved the thing since the winter I was still young and recently employed in manual labour. 

 

I don't really understand who the market for '4K', etc, TVs are supposed to be.  Most people sit at least a metre from their TV and can't make out pixels at 1080 res.  Computer monitors on the other hand...  I've waited almost my entire life for monitors on which I could no longer differentiate the pixels.  I'm getting old enough that this might happen owing to developments in my biology rather than technology. 

 

I would have bought the 5K iMac already if it weren't for Apple's non-standard [Frankenstein?] solution to video bandwidth.  I'm waiting for proper DisplayPort 1.3 support probably in the next generation of iMacs with 'Skylake' chips later this year.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:58 AM

BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT SOUND BUT FETISHIZE VISUALS.
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#33 Sneakeater

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:59 AM

(At least as long as the explosions shake their asses.)
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#34 Neocon maudit

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:55 AM

I think one of the factors here is that most of us who live in urban environments probably can't make adequate use of respectable audio kit.  Heck, I can't even really play these dinky Pioneers: 90+ per cent of my listening is through headphones.  If I ever inherit the pater's McIntosh vacuum tubes, I'll probably have no choice but to sell them, unless I move to the country...



#35 Sneakeater

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:58 AM

I know someone who'd make an offer.
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Posted 25 August 2015 - 10:48 AM

last year i ran out and bought a plasma tv after i found out i'd be stuck with an LED if i didn't act.


man, i need a headache


#37 Neocon maudit

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:50 PM

We bought the last generation of Pioneer plasmas as they were being liquidated during the previous recession.  Was very upset when I learnt Panasonic had stopped making plasmas, and I'd failed to buy the ST60 before end of production.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:41 PM

Why can't you play your speakers?
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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:45 PM

He worries about bothering his neighbors.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:49 PM

Oh man, I hope I'm not bothering mine.

Never mind, I'm too much of a jerk to give a shit.
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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:51 PM

I think one of the factors here is that most of us who live in urban environments probably can't make adequate use of respectable audio kit.  Heck, I can't even really play these dinky Pioneers: 90+ per cent of my listening is through headphones.  If I ever inherit the pater's McIntosh vacuum tubes, I'll probably have no choice but to sell them, unless I move to the country...

 

Daniel Druckman is a percussionist, not his (late) father Jacob (re:  the link).


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:51 PM

Oh man, I hope I'm not bothering mine.

Never mind, I'm too much of a jerk to give a shit.

 

I KNOW I'm bothering mine.


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#43 taion

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:15 PM

Well, my building used to be a hospital. It's probably got, like, thick walls or something.
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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:48 PM

 

Ah, the pitfalls!

but weirdly even though the documentation says the tv has no bluetooth in the sound settings there is a bluetooth menu and my old blue ant headset is discoverable by the tv. it doesn't connect but i'm guessing that's because the headset hasn't been updated in years. if i ever get beats wireless headphones i'll try again. maybe it's a secret feature

 

turns out that even though samsung says the tv has no bluetooth it does. i was able to connect bluetooth earphones to the tv successfully today. the earphones cost $20 and interestingly the sound is as good as the beats wireless that cost $200. however the range leaves a lot to be desired. i wonder why samsung doesn't know the tv has bluetooth


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 03:14 PM

Maybe someone else put it in there?

 

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