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  Reply # 1205800 29-Dec-2014 23:16
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once upon a time when my friend bought his 50" Panasonic Veira it cost him $5600 after discount

i'm waiting for my 100" tv to get to that price

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  Reply # 1205805 29-Dec-2014 23:18
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100 won't fit. I know a 60 will and a 65 might but I will have to measure. At least they had a tape measure.




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  Reply # 1205806 29-Dec-2014 23:18
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richms:  Although the 65" lg is tempting me I'm not going to pull the trigger on that without more info. And I can find that online. And I can buy it there too.



ah but you'll need these to go with it ;p

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  Reply # 1205844 30-Dec-2014 01:28
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No, its a flat one I was looking at. Curved ones look stupid when wall mounted particually if you have a mount to aim the down a little bit.

The PB boxing day sale is annoying me a lot. There are many many things that are "INSTORE ONLY" and only have stock at the logistic center. The saving is stuff all, and there is no way for me to order them from the logistic center even at the normal price. FFS PB really onto a winner there! Come to our shop to buy these but we dont have any there so you cant buy them.




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  Reply # 1205847 30-Dec-2014 02:57
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richms: They make it really hard to buy in shops when the remote isn't available to look at and they really can't tell you anything about the tv.



Two quick things from this,
1) stores need to be adding a point of difference over just buying online, and not knowing anything about the products you're peddling doesn't really help to achieve this.

2) have you considered a Harmony remote?  Only mention it as it does away with the need for original remotes altogether, so that way you're not stuck with needing to know anything about them. 



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  Reply # 1205849 30-Dec-2014 03:23
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richms: They make it really hard to buy in shops when the remote isn't available to look at and they really can't tell you anything about the tv.

I would consider replacing my tv if there is one that has a single button on the remote to switch game mode on and off. Because I keep forgetting and then playing games and sucking and then realizing it's looking far too good and I have game mode off so it's laggy. Then it's 8 or 9 button presses to navigate menus to toggle it and then things are good till I want to watch some youtube and have to turn it off

But no remote on display. Sales people too busy. CBF waiting. Although the 65" lg is tempting me I'm not going to pull the trigger on that without more info. And I can find that online. And I can buy it there too.



Yeah, I was also gonna suggest a harmony remote. Then you get one remote for all, and when you switch TVs I wonder if you can migrate to the new TV with all the settings for the old TV still the same?




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  Reply # 1205850 30-Dec-2014 03:29
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richms: No, its a flat one I was looking at. Curved ones look stupid when wall mounted particually if you have a mount to aim the down a little bit.

The PB boxing day sale is annoying me a lot. There are many many things that are "INSTORE ONLY" and only have stock at the logistic center. The saving is stuff all, and there is no way for me to order them from the logistic center even at the normal price. FFS PB really onto a winner there! Come to our shop to buy these but we dont have any there so you cant buy them.


This.




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  Reply # 1205862 30-Dec-2014 08:08
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sonyxperiageek: when you switch TVs I wonder if you can migrate to the new TV with all the settings for the old TV still the same?


They can't really be unless you get the exact same tv. So kind of no and kind of yes is the answer.

All the activities stay but when you step through then you select a new tv at the display point. You need to confirm each activity like this to ensure you have the new right input selected etc.

So all is not lost but there will be some new setup work required, as you would expect really.

Also harmony might offer some commands that aren't on the factory remote, such as individual options for device on, device off and device power toggle or direct input selection rather than option menu popup etc, that might be of some use.

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  Reply # 1205911 30-Dec-2014 09:44
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Jaxson:
reven: terrible thing is if a movie is filmed part in imax and part not, eg the dark knight, it jumps from 16:9 to 2.25:1 between scenes, so annoying.


Not if you watch it on an imax screen like I did ;-)

'Loosing Screen Realestate' is quite the OCD concern. No one complains about the wide aspect ratio at the movies, when watching them as intended...

But agree, back on topic here.


I watched the dark knight on an imax screen and noticed it changing aspect ratio throughout the movie.

No one complains at the movies because projectors are not fixed to a screen size like a tv. Usually the trailers and ads are 16:9 but when the wider ratio movie starts the curtians are drawn back further, so you gain screen real estate not loose it.

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  Reply # 1205913 30-Dec-2014 09:49
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hypnotoad:
Jaxson:
reven: terrible thing is if a movie is filmed part in imax and part not, eg the dark knight, it jumps from 16:9 to 2.25:1 between scenes, so annoying.


Not if you watch it on an imax screen like I did ;-) 
  

I watched the dark knight on an imax screen and noticed it changing aspect ratio throughout the movie.

No one complains at the movies because projectors are not fixed to a screen size like a tv. Usually the trailers and ads are 16:9 but when the wider ratio movie starts the curtians are drawn back further, so you gain screen real estate not loose it.


I noticed it, but I didn't find it annoying.

Suggest you buy 4 TV's to cover the most common content aspect ratio's, so you can switch between then as required depending on your sauce material.  Or crop significant chunks of the content out altogether by ensuring that you've zoomed in far enough as to remove the top and bottom black bars.  Or deal with it and watch the movie as conceived, filmed, and intended all along.

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  Reply # 1205926 30-Dec-2014 09:53
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beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.

I crop shows to 16:9 on my 50" plasma (I sit 4m from it) with VLC on my HT laptop

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  Reply # 1205927 30-Dec-2014 09:55
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OTOH if there was no ability to crop, I'm ok with black bars of 1:2.35, I have been numbed by the unfixable issues I've encountered with android and win 8.1 (edit: oh recently went to ios, so let's not forget ios) that has made me a slightly better person

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  Reply # 1205929 30-Dec-2014 09:56
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xbmc has a great auto crop feature when it detects black bars it removes them, needs power to do that though, so raspberrypi etc cant do it.  

blackbars dont bother me too much, but i do prefer 16:9 movies so they take up the entire screen.   it comes down to user preference, not forcing something down the users throat and expecting them to just "deal with it"

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  Reply # 1205934 30-Dec-2014 10:01
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Perhaps someone can start a discussion on the merits of aspect ratios rather than using this thread?

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 1205935 30-Dec-2014 10:08
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hypnotoad:
Jaxson:
reven: terrible thing is if a movie is filmed part in imax and part not, eg the dark knight, it jumps from 16:9 to 2.25:1 between scenes, so annoying.


Not if you watch it on an imax screen like I did ;-)

'Loosing Screen Realestate' is quite the OCD concern. No one complains about the wide aspect ratio at the movies, when watching them as intended...

But agree, back on topic here.


I watched the dark knight on an imax screen and noticed it changing aspect ratio throughout the movie.

No one complains at the movies because projectors are not fixed to a screen size like a tv. Usually the trailers and ads are 16:9 but when the wider ratio movie starts the curtians are drawn back further, so you gain screen real estate not loose it.


Curtains??  If you're meaning the masking curtains Event seems to have done away with these since they went full digital..




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