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Things to know! Part II

The first part is getting pretty long and takes time to load so I decide to break it into smaller parts. So here we go for more things to know with some extracts of the audio articles below.

For those who miss Part I, check link below:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1651

The Equal Importance Of All Parts


http://www.audioport.com/understanding_hifi.htm

The Ongoing Debate about Amplifier "Sound"

http://www.mastersonaudio.com/audio/20020901.htm


Are You on the road to Audio Hell?

http://www.audiotweakers.com/secret.htm
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Audio's Dirty Little Secret

http://www.realtraps.com/art_secret.htm


Good Sound For $1,000?

http://www.laventure.net/tourist/good_sound2.htm
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Articles related to importance of component in audio chain!

I'm glad to see that one more person has voted for the pre-amplifier in one of my poll on the most important component. I add here some more articles instead of putting them on the other thread. It is better this way to see more people express their own beliefs.
http://www.audibleelegance.com/specialevents.html
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Sound quality!

Cool article from homecinemachoice about sound quality!

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/arti...00108Sound.php
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Car Sub-Woofer Enclosure Design

Useful information that everyone owning a car sub should know.

Taking all the complexity of all the datas explained for car's subwoofer below, not sure that everyone will be able to produce. But for home users, this only show the challenges that the good Dr. has faced and was able to bring to market subwoofers that are really marvellous in sound.

I understand better now why larger size driver is better if not equal than multiple smaller size drivers as why one VTF-3 Mk2 may be better than 2 VTF-2 Mk2 as it explains in the acoustic power formula. IMO, simply because one with larger driver already outperforms the one with smaller driver even two of them, unless they are in the drivers are in the same enclosure, they may be equal to the larger driver, but this is not the case. This will surely help one to decide whether to go with VTF3-HO or 2 VTF2-HOs.


http://www.termpro.com/articles/subwoof.html
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Dolby Digital and DTS
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/arti...5SoundWars.php
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Which component to put more money on?
Please read below link!
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Center Channel . . . in the Rear?

If you have not used the Vents rear center speaker, matrixed or not, you may want to read on to learn its importance.
http://www.soundstage.com/video/colu...terchannel.htm
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Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

With HSU's recent investment in DSP technology which has its full potential in subwoofer application. In fact, companies like Bang & Olufsen in their Beolab 5 and Velodyne in their DSP-controlled DLS-R series subwoofers have already launched DSP-controlled subwoofers, so, expect use of this technology in HSU's future subwoofers as for room bass correction and cleaner, deeper bass and memorized presets to your liking to movie/music types. And please, don't forget to provide us a full featured remote-control too!
http://www.us.design-reuse.com/artic...ticle8762.html
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Out of curiosity, did you get permission to reproduce the above from their respective owners? As nice as it is to have everything on one page, copyright also applies to material on the web. I wonder if your complete, verbatim quotations have gone beyond fair use.

It might have been better to write a brief summary or quote a few suggestive sentences from each article and then link to it, to help people find interesting things to read and to respect the authors' efforts. Writing is hard work. (You do provide the links, but what if a link changes, dies or is lost?)

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Here are a few copyright notices from the pages you are reproducing:
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This page, and all contents, are Copyright © 2002 by WHE Inc., Carson City Nevada, USA.

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When I last read up on American copyright law in the early '90s, I was surprised to learn an author was automatically granted copyright as soon as he put his words on paper (or the screen). You did not have to include a copyright notice and register a copyright to receive protection. The great advantage of doing that was that you did not have to show economic loss before you could go to a court and collect damages: the mere infringement of your work was (and is?) enough to collect money from someone.

I doubt that anyone has gone to that trouble here. On the other hand, American copyright law has gotten much more strict and troublesome over the years. There are a lot of opportunistic clients and lawyers in the U.S. these days and I would hate to see such a team nail Dr. Hsu & Company. (They might provide some "deep pockets".)

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Hsu Research is not going to be in any trouble, that is why they added the disclaimer to the forum that they are not responsible for third party comments.

I can see your point on copyright, but it's an internet forum after all. People quote and reference reviews and papers all the time without consent from the author. Since it is done very informally, no one really is interested in pursuing legal action.
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Out of curiosity, did you get permission to reproduce the above from their respective owners? As nice as it is to have everything on one page, copyright also applies to material on the web. I wonder if your complete, verbatim quotations have gone beyond fair use.

It might have been better to write a brief summary or quote a few suggestive sentences from each article and then link to it, to help people find interesting things to read and to respect the authors' efforts. Writing is hard work. (You do provide the links, but what if a link changes, dies or is lost?)
Thanks John,

I won't lie to anyone here. Of course not, that is I put text in quote and link to jump to where the credits of the articles go.

But this does not seem correct as I did not have permissions from the authors.

I still have alternative to go back to all posts I made and delete all quotes since I don't believe whether or not partial or complete is still an illegal way to do though this is unintentionally to show the matter of the subject.

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Hsu Research is not going to be in any trouble, that is why they added the disclaimer to the forum that they are not responsible for third party comments.

I can see your point on copyright, but it's an internet forum after all. People quote and reference reviews and papers all the time without consent from the author. Since it is done very informally, no one really is interested in pursuing legal action.
Thanks Michael, I saw a lot of quoted posts of articles too and I'm glad to know that HSU has disclaimer to the forum about member's comments. Since I haven't heard anything from HSU of quoted in first part, so I was assuming that this could be correct, but I think I'm wrong.

As John mentions about strict copyright laws, I won't take any chance and to comply I will starting today deleting all quotes and leave only links for you guys to read. You guys will then have one more click to do.

John thanks for raising concern and the only way to solve this and to conform by law is to delete these quotes that I have made as partial or as a whole.

Don't be surprised, guys to see the thread shorter than you use to see!

Stealing people's hard writing because you are altering the original link that you are supposed to go and read is not something I want to keep going to do and whether or not how people to see it safe or unsafe, I have made up my mind by deleting them.
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As John mentions about strict copyright laws, I won't take any chance and to comply I will starting today deleting all quotes and leave only links for you guys to read. You guys will then have one more click to do.
The worst that is likely to happen, if anything happens at all, is that Hsu Research will get a legal notice asking them to remove the reproduced material. I am not sure if their disclaimer about content would help them very much if they pay for and host these forums, arguably for commercial gain. My guess is that they would probably first run into trouble if they didn't comply with a take down notice. But I am no lawyer and have no interest in becoming one. Given what I don't know, I know I wouldn't want to cause Dr. Hsu and colleagues any trouble -- as I am sure you wouldn't.

The main problem I see with seeing someone quoting entire articles with no attribution and only a link to their source, is that it is much too easy for an author to lose credit for his work. A link just has to break and then his words are taken from him.

My second post was an afterthought about another reason, perhaps, not to do it. Of course, you are allowed to quote portions of other people's works (as "fair use") for citation, discussion and review. At the same time, it is simple, common courtesy to clearly mention who wrote the work you quote to insure the author receives his credit. Links don't: they only point to machines, directories and files.

If you appreciate an author, the greatest respect you can show him is to mention and discuss his ideas. A summary of what he has written, what you think of it and where someone can go to read more should not upset anyone. If it does, he probably shouldn't be writing and publishing!

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The worst that is likely to happen, if anything happens at all, is that Hsu Research will get a legal notice asking them to remove the reproduced material. I am not sure if their disclaimer about content would help them very much if they pay for and host these forums, arguably for commercial gain. My guess is that they would probably first run into trouble if they didn't comply with a take down notice. But I am no lawyer and have no interest in becoming one. Given what I don't know, I know I wouldn't want to cause Dr. Hsu and colleagues any trouble -- and I am sure you wouldn't.
To avoid any risks and exposure to HSU and to me, I will make sure that all these posts will no longer exist except the links to the official sites. Only link will not endanger anything since they do not involve reproduced material since original texts are hosting by the official sites.

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The main problem I see with seeing someone quoting entire articles with no attribution and only a link to their source, is that it is much too easy for an author to lose credit for his work. A link just has to break and then his words are taken from him.
You have made me think seriously about my wrongdoing here!

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My second post was an afterthought about another reason, perhaps, not to do it. Of course, you are allowed to quote portions of other people's works (as "fair use") for citation, discussion and review. At the same time, it is simple, common courtesy to clearly mention who wrote the work you quote to insure the author receives his credit. Links don't: they mention machines, directories and files.

If you appreciate an author, the greatest respect you can show him is to mention and discuss his ideas. A summary of what he has written, what you think of it and where someone can go to read more should not upset anyone. If it does, he probably shouldn't be writing and publishing!
This is the way it should be. A wise way. Good advice there, thanks John! I have listened to you in the past and I still do now.
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I like to play devil's advocate from time to time, so here goes:

This is just my experience, but I've enjoyed reading tafguy's looong quotes. I don't have the time to click through all the links he's posted, and frankly I wouldn't bother because I find to much to read. However, because of his thorough quoting I have enoyed the various opinoins and views offered by the many different authors he has quoted.

Personally, I think the best solution to satisfy both a reasonable request of copyright and the ease of the reader/passage of knowledge in a internet forum is to just add the soure to each quote. Just the name of the author and the magazine as would be posted in the link would suffice I think.

Does that bring up the issue that the link itself does legally site the source as required by a copyright? I could be spewing incorrect blah blah, but it makes a little sense to me after a few beers
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According to fair use law, I don't think there is any infrigement on copyright laws. Accordnig to Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 107, it is considered fair use if it is not used in a for-profit purpose and whether the portion displayed reflects on the nature of the original.

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/h...7----000-.html

So, you should probably go back and re-quote everything you did, or at least continue re-uoting things of interest.
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I wrote a nice response to this but the damn forum editor ate it.

The copyright act you cite is wooly enough that you would probably need a copyright lawyer and a judge to decide what is and isn't copyright infringement. I think had someone written a full employment act for both, they couldn't have done better.

Quoting an article in full implicitly violates one of its criteria for fair use, and a clever lawyer might be able to argue violations of some or all of the remaining three.

My concern is largely for the poor author who should at least receive credit for his hard work.
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Just the name of the author and the magazine as would be posted in the link would suffice I think.

Does that bring up the issue that the link itself does legally site the source as required by a copyright? I could be spewing incorrect blah blah, but it makes a little sense to me after a few beers
In defense of authors, I again should mention that links break all the time and that you can not rely on one to cite the author and magazine. If you wish to name the author and magazine, name the author and magazine into your post so that can not disappear. When the link eventually breaks someone may be able to use that information with Google or its successors to reestablish it. Don't rely on a fragile link.

I think I have said my piece and hope this discussion has been more interesting than tedious!

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According to fair use law, I don't think there is any infrigement on copyright laws. Accordnig to Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 107, it is considered fair use if it is not used in a for-profit purpose and whether the portion displayed reflects on the nature of the original.

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/h...7----000-.html
Knowing that is fair use law, I still don't feel comfortable to do it anymore. The fact is I have not seen anyone doing like what I did and I'm not sure it is also right. I do also know that the fact this is something that I did unintentionnally to show the matter of the subject but this is still copyrighted material and authorizations are required to recopy portions of texts from original authors.

John is probably right. I have some quotes that have entire articles that could violate fair use law. There is credits on hard work of the author who wrote articles too.

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So, you should probably go back and re-quote everything you did, or at least continue re-uoting things of interest.
No way I can't do this. Even if I want and I don't. This takes time selecting the right text and put it in the context of subject discussion.

It also takes me time to delete these texts. I did delete intentionally with no plan to undo them. The only possibility to undo them will not be from me unless HSU wants to restore all the delete quotes from their backup of the database of the whole first part and portions of the second part. But I won't be no longer at fault.

You guys still have the links to go to see the articles since I don't plan to quote anymore from now on. By the way, JonnyOzero3, I'm glad you enjoyed reading the quotes. The best I will add is links with some of my personal comments and if you guys don't have time then this is too bad but you should spend more times to read text of links I put because everything I have quoted so far from these links are mostly part or entire article.
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Believe me, if the fair use law is no applicable in our case, then the internet as we know it would not exist. It is to prevent for profit entities to selectively deleting a section in a quote (and putting ellipses (....) in place of it) to change the original meaning of the original passage, as we have seen it so blatantly used.

Providing a link to the original source would indicate you are quoting them as a source.
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Believe me, if the fair use law is no applicable in our case, then the internet as we know it would not exist. It is to prevent for profit entities to selectively deleting a section in a quote (and putting ellipses (....) in place of it) to change the original meaning of the original passage, as we have seen it so blatantly used.
While I agree with your point, but when in doubt of things, I better not do it.

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Providing a link to the original source would indicate you are quoting them as a source.
But doing this way is perfectly legal. A link is a link, any google search will return matched links. Quoting them as a source is fine because the contents are from that source and not from my copying and pasting which is a BIG difference.
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Believe me, if the fair use law is no applicable in our case, then the internet as we know it would not exist. It is to prevent for profit entities to selectively deleting a section in a quote (and putting ellipses (....) in place of it) to change the original meaning of the original passage, as we have seen it so blatantly used.

Providing a link to the original source would indicate you are quoting them as a source.
Unfortunately, what constitutes "fair use" is not nearly that simple. (I wish it were.) For example, check out this article. It gives five rules for fair use reproduction almost all of which you break when you reproduce an article in total and verbatim without getting permission first.

BTW, my concern that an author get credit for his work (attribution) is apparently another issue that is largely independent of copyright law.
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Here are what would be considered fair use and , and what tafguy was doing (I am going to quote them, since how I am using it meets their criteria):

* Criticism and comment -- for example, quoting or excerpting a work in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment.

His excepts are used as illustration on what he thinks is important, especially given his brief comment on the subject.

* News reporting -- for example, summarizing an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report.

Does not apply

* Research and scholarship -- for example, quoting a short passage in a scholarly, scientific, or technical work for illustration or clarification of the author's observations.

Would apply, except it tafguy is not quoting from a scholarly/scientific/technical document.

* Nonprofit educational uses -- for example, photocopying of limited portions of written works by teachers for classroom use.

Unless tafguy is excerpting all these quotes to push his private business agenda, this would apply since it is educating many of the people who shows a interest in the subject.

* Parody -- that is, a work that ridicules another, usually well-known, work by imitating it in a comic way.

Does not apply here.

So it his quotation meets at least one of the criteria.


As far as the rules:

Rule 1: Are You Creating Something New or Just Copying?

Even though he is quoting the majority of it, he is using it to illustrate his point, in effect, he is creating something slightly new. This would imply it is fair use.

Rule 2: Are Your Competing With the Source You're Copying From?

No, so it falls into fair use.

Rule 3: Giving the Author Credit Doesn't Let You Off the Hook

So he doesn't give credit to the author, which apparently is irrelevent.

Rule 4: The More You Take, the Less Fair Your Use Is Likely to Be

That is why tafguy's quoting an excerpt is more likely fair use.

Rule 5: The Quality of the Material Used Is as Important as the Quantity

Believe me, nothing quoted I've seen is of significance.
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Since you ask me to believe you, may I ask, are you an American copyright lawyer?

I am not and as a layman would interpret the original posts of part II a little differently. With respect to the five rules: they were copied not created, they competed with the paid advertisement on the original web sites, they provided links which did not mitigate the copying, they reproduced the works in full (as more as you can get), and, if you'll pardon my word play, they had an all-encompasing quality.

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Lwang and John,

My sincere thanks to both of you for the ongoing debate of fair use but this is no longer an issue because there won't be anymore quotes from me in any thread in this forum.

I don't want things getting out of scope of what this thread was originally created. John has raised concern on copyright issues and Lwang has taken part in my defense.

And I heard all of this loud and clear and have personally taken action to rectify the problems.

Now, whether or not who is right is surely something to know but I don't want to be in the shoes of that person if copyright laws do not fall in his favor.
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Me neither. I think you have been a much harder judge of yourself, from some of what you have written, than I or probably anyone else would have been. I didn't intend to interrupt your thread for quite so long and am glad the diversion I caused was at least helpful. I better let you have your thread back.
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Believe me, there are many forums out there whose existence seem to be quoting an entire article for the sole purpose of educating the public, on articles, leaked documents, etc. Those would be the first to be shut down and non have been so far. There are instances where proprietary information are put out in the public and controversy arises, but if it is for the public's interest, then they don't have a case.

Anyway, it is best for you to paraphrase or write a summary of what you thought was important in the links you provided instead of directly quoting it.
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Upsampling versus Oversampling!

Folks, tafguy is back with quotes-free posts from now on.

How much do you know about upsampling and oversampling? At least the basics won't hurt.

A must read article for anyone wanting to know the reasons behind these technologies that audio components are equipped as digital audio converter! Don't skip the purists points of view part in the second part that you have to click to next page of below link.

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...rsampling1.php
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If you have not used the Vents rear center speaker, matrixed or not, you may want to read on to learn its importance.
http://www.soundstage.com/video/colu...terchannel.htm
I enjoyed the article on the importance of rear-center speakers, but noted that it was written in 2000.

I'm sure that much has changed since then, so I can't help but wonder whether anyone has seen a comparable article that reflects more current technologies.

I'd be curious to learn more.

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Nowadays, technological advancements keep changing for the better to meet tomorrow's demands. We are right in area of digital technology, exploitation of digital allows gain in speed and time while ensuring data flow error free from component to an another , at least with specifically designed equipment. In fact, it is pretty much proven in computer fields with these powerful connector cables as we used to know as USB and Firewire. The other day, I read a review in the AVguide Monthly SEPTEMBER 2005 issue on the latest Sony digital drive amplifier you can download it at below link. And best it is FREE!

There were two things that I found interesting in the review of the Sony STR-DA7100ES Audio/Video Receiver are:

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i.Link connectivity, aka IEEE1394, which is an advanced digital interface which Sony provided for use with an SACD player equipped with i.Link output. There is no doubt of benefits of i.Link since its allows bigger bandwidth, high resolution audio signal transfer but whether or not it deliver higher signal purity remains to be seen. One big useful thing in this is you need only one digital cable, vs. six analog cables as I do to connect from my Pioneer universal player 578A using its 6 analog outputs to an old Pioneer's decent receiver 509SX equipped with 6 analog inputs. Also not seen its potential use too, that i.Link has two-way communication feature.

Using an i.Link or Firewire connectivity, which it claims to maintain a digital signal path between the components as sound may be improved from analog output due to possible jitter caused by digital signal which is saved and restore to ensure probably synchronization of transport. So as I heard but still don't get that milliseconds gap to store and read back is pretty negligible but it looks like with direct link data will be read back with exact timing.

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A clever breakthrough menu-driven DC PHASE LINEARIZER control to offer what digital amplifier lacks: degree of audible low frequency phase shift. Powerful use of DSP is seen here to enable the receiver to match the phase characteristics of analog amplifier and to bring out more analog-like sound. IMO this is a cool feature for those who invest in the digital gear as voicing options have wider ranges such as transistor-like definition, snap, and sheen to almost tube-like warmth and bass richness. I just wonder what kind of formula DSP were able to reproduce that kind of analog-like-sound? But it seems from the reviewer that they do work beautifully.

There are more interesting articles you may want to check out as the Integra's NAS2.6 Network Audio Server


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How to get best bass performance!

Very useful tips from these experts to show the techniques to integrate subwoofer's bass with the sound of main speakers. Through detailed procedures and advises from these experts, depending on one's need, if you decide to follow their instructions, then you will be able to achieve bass that will appear to be coming from main speakers and not from HSU sub. In fact, it is part of good calibration too and how main speakers are leveled with subwoofers. I have to admit that I did not know that old trick to help locate the spot where bass is the smoothest and where volume and clarity as they said should reveal equal in bass notes when music with strong bass line is played.

There are some additional explanations such as it is not recommended not to sit against a wall or why sub should be placed closer as possible to main speakers.

Something I have learned that the article did have permissions on excerpts on quotes taken somewhere else. Things that I did not.


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I enjoyed the article on the importance of rear-center speakers, but noted that it was written in 2000.

I'm sure that much has changed since then, so I can't help but wonder whether anyone has seen a comparable article that reflects more current technologies.

I'd be curious to learn more.

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There is probably not much to know on what already technologies as DD/DTS have been designed to make full use of rear channel. To be able to fully enjoy rear channel either in matrixed 5.1 as I currently do while waiting future upgrade to 6.1 or 7.1 multichannel receiver, software must be well encoded and mixed to fully used rear channel. But it will depend on the type of film and whether or not scene needs surround mix.

I'm not sure I will see the difference between matrixed 5.1 using a rear channel speaker or 6.1, but something for sure, from what I have seen and heard last night on a new import DVD that I borrowed from a friend. As the film starts, my jaw nearly dropped to the floor with incredible nice surround effects from rear channel of this new Hong Kong action movie, the 5th version of Police Story, played by Jackie Chan.

Wait until you watch the enormous grenade explosion enough powerful to make you feel like jumping out of your seat, and the best and spectacular is how surround L/R/C rear Vents satellites as huge amount of water explodes all over you.

There are plenty of LFE that I will need to rewatch some of them to come back with more details later. For fans of stunts, these are plenty of outrageous ones but I'm not sure if these are still done by Jackie Chan, who, you can see, is getting older as we all are.

What is amazing is he has not lost his art of kung fu but this time with less humor, I will not be surprised to see this DVD joining the reference DVD demo list. I'll let you guys when you have chance to watch it, to appreciate yourself the excellent video transfer and amazing surround effects. Since it is an import and luckily english subtitle is present, I can't help but sacrifying myself for once reading subtitle when it is an import and lack of english audio track.

Highly recommended to enjoy incredible directionnal and surround sound.
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Subwoofer digest!

Other interesting about subwoofer's placement to read as it gives some detailed reasons such as why corner placement has lower distortion. In other it gives fundamental principle of the acoustical transmission and wavelength sphere. For those who wants to jump into more technical detail, the entire article can be read at below link.

http://www.sonicdesign.se/subplace.html


Learn how to get the subwoofer to become acoustically invisible, the article explains in detail starting from subwoofer's interpretation, construction of subwoofers by the different type of design and so on. Best is step-by-step guide to help on setting up his sub/satellite system.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul0...subwoofers.asp

Has anyone tried to place his subwoofer's behind a wall behind main speakers?

I have a small cold-storage unit about 4ftx4ftx8ft located behind a wall where main speakers are located. I just wonder if a subwoofer can be hidden in that cold-storage with a full size door closed. Is this placement recommended? If yes, when one does subwoofer's calibration, should the door be opened or closed? Any input is greatly appreciated!

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Ambisonic project!

Interesting article on ambisonic project which deals with the development of spatial audio software components.

I was mostly interested in the software part since one, with the right sound card, can probably can experiment ambisonic technology using VST plug-ins and Plogue Bilule.

In fact, with some Ambisonic VST plug-ins, a Plogue Bidule which offers Audio Unit support, and can handle a large number of channel i/o, and a M-Audio FireWire 410 soundcard, they were able to output to eight speakers, which were fed to an HT system.

http://www.digenis.co.uk/ambi_au.html

Ploque Bidule
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Cool HT Installations!

Construction Highlights
http://www.reighn.com/theaterbuild0.html

Installation Preview
http://www.goodwinshighend.com/preview/Caswell/

A Hidden Home Theater
http://www.connectedhomemag.com/Home...rticleID=44042
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Thanks TafGuy! All of these links are helping me to estalbish agreat list of reference material.


I have already melted my laptop downloading all this great info.

Thanks again.

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HomeTheaterSound articles!

Definitely articles dedicated to Home Theater, some are old but most of them are pretty recent.

Getting Stereo and Surround Sound to Coexist
http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...n_20050301.htm

Home Theater Setup: Performance Considerations, Part One
http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...n_20041101.htm

Home Theater Setup: Performance Considerations, Part Two
http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...n_20041201.htm

Home Theater Expanded
http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...n_20041001.htm

Viewing Distance: Home Theaterís Forgotten Problem
http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...n_20040501.htm

Extended Surround: Confusing the Consumer
http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...c_20030101.htm
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Sound And Vision Magazine articles!

You may have already read some of them, but for those who don't, they are still good source to read.

Setup Screwups
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article.asp?section_id=2&article_id=793&page_numbe r=1

Speakers, Step by Step
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...article_id=367

Get 6.1 Channels Now!
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...5&section_id=2

Overcoming Your Fear of Connection
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article.asp?article_id=246&section_id=2&current_pa ge=1

Behind The Numbers: Digital Surround Receivers
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...article_id=351

The Setup: Speakers
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article.asp?section_id=2&article_id=242&page_numbe r=1

Is Everybody Happy?
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article.asp?section_id=2&article_id=241&page_numbe r=1
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Articles about room acoustics!

Importance of room acoustics though I don't have any problem with my HT room. But some understandings about physics of room acoustics and the benefits to get better sound that some of these articles explain are pretty good. Check out 6moons article which has also nice drawings.

Introduction to Acoustics
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...troduction.php

Basic Guidelines for Placement of Acoustic Materials
http://www.soundcontrolroom.com/guidelines.htm

10 Basic Acoustic Mistakes to Avoid
http://www.wconline.com/CDA/ArticleI...,16422,00.html

Room Acoustics 101
http://www.experiencingworship.com/a...stics-101.html

The Design Process
http://www.6moons.com/ramef/13.html

Home Theater Design Part One
http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/jun0...er/design1.htm

Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.keithyates.com/faq.htm

All About Room Design
http://www.goodwinshighend.com/roomdesi.htm
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I still don't understand this equal importance of all parts stuff.

If the source signal is bad, the speakers won't matter. Yet how hard is it to get a CD player that is 99% faithful to the original signal compared to speakers that are?

If I used average best buy components, with a normal(not audiophile/placeabo) mentality, and listened to their components in a blind ABX test, I think most if not all people would find no difference between any CD or DVD player of proper design $100 or more.

Yet I guarantee every speaker will sound quite different - some like trash, some adequate, and some awesome. You just don't see this dynamic range of quality with other components, which is why IMO the speakers are the most important. Unless you buy a broken or very esoteric CD player, it's not going to audibly effect the signal on anything but test tones at high levels.

By theory, if something is wrong with the source, nothing else can fix it. Yet no one ever mentions just how hard it is to get something wrong in such a matured technology.
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Minimal Art article!

The article focuses more on review on a Bryston integrated amplifier. But this is not the review that I want to bring up.

There is some important view at the beginning of that article that has raised interests to my reading such as the weakest link in the audio chain is only the one which we are least satisfied. Based on his opinion, that the answer of the most important link in the reproduction chain is completely arbitrary.

http://www.bryston.ca/reviews/b60/minimal.html
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All about bass management!

Various helpful Bass Management articles

Home Theater Boot Camp: Bass Management
http://www.hometheatermag.com/bootcamp/101/

Bass Management Basics Settings Made Simple
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...mentbasics.php

Bass Management
http://www.5dot1.com/articles/bass_management.html

From ambisonic sites: All Bass Is Covered - Part 1 & 2
http://www.ambisonic.net/bassmgt1.html
http://www.ambisonic.net/bassmgt2.html

Bass Management for all Formats
http://www.tangible-technology.com/a...bassmanage.htm

Bass Management Woes: Trouble on the Slopes
http://www.sdinfo.com/volume_12_2/fe...es-6-2005.html

Bass Management 101: Great lows for stereo sound
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/IS...anagement.html

Bass Management and Subwoofer Connections
http://www.polkaudio.com/education/article.php?id=19

Down the Bottom End
http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/apr0...idian/elen.htm

What is Bass Management?
http://www.techlore.com/article/11125/


The tools:

Bass Management Processors
http://www.mksound.com/filters-bass_mgmt.html

The Outlaw Audio ICBM-1 Bass Management System
http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/icbm.html
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www.audioetc.tv site!

There are plenty of articles in this site for everyone's interest. I just pick the ones I have read so far. You can read others if the topic suits your needs.

Audiophile Religion - Part 1 of 2
Subjective Vs. Objective Reality
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/Audi...1%20of%202.htm


Audiophile Religion - Part 2 of 2
Why Music Listeners Are Smarter Than Scientists and Engineers!
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/Audi...2%20of%202.htm

In 6 parts, bass in details!

Bass (Part 1 of 6)
What Is Good Bass?
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/whatisgoodbass.htm

Bass! (Part 2 of 6)
Impediments To Good Bass
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/impe...togoodbass.htm

Bass! (Part 3 Of 6)
The Why And What Of Powered Subwoofers
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/whywhatofbass.htm

Bass! (Part 4 Of 6)
Integrating A Subwoofer With Your HiFi
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/inte...erwithhifi.htm

Bass! (Part 5 Of 6)
Integrating A Subwoofer Into A Room
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/inte...erwithroom.htm

Bass! (Part 6 Of 6)
Subwoofer Wrap-Up
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/subwooferwrapup.htm

6.1 Channel Sound
http://www.audioetc.tv/articles/61surroundsound.htm
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Audio digest!

How infrasonic bass affect us? From jungle music, punk, metal from early 70s to 90s through some references such as Goldie, Scientist, King Jammy and plenty of other legends. Great article to flash us back to the past on bass influences in music in the early days.

Bass - The Final Frontier - More Rockers - sub 30hertz Pressure
http://www.getunderground.com/underg...Article_ID=887

No one like to drive a Porsche in the mud? Find out the right place to put your gear as the article shows the importance of room acoustics that is often ignored.
Do you know that wavelength of 69 Hz is approximately 16 feet?

Essay - "Big Bass in Small Places - A Question of Fundamentals" - September, 1997
http://www.sdinfo.com/volume_4_3/colinmillerbass.html

Story of making HT affordable!

In a Home Theater, Does Size Matter?
http://www.sdinfo.com/volume_10_4/fe...r-12-2003.html
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Articles about headphone!

Get to know the operation of acoustic principle so you may be able
to evaluate headphone sound quality and headphone acoustic simulators.

The Elements of Musical Perception
http://www.headwize.com/tech/elemnts_tech.htm

How technology behind is done to get hearing surround effects of a 5.1-channel soundtrack with headphone?

Dolby Headphone
http://www.dolby.com/consumer/technology/headphone.html

Understanding Headphone Power Requirements with the HC 6
http://www.rane.com/note100.html

Headphone amplifiers!

Chu Moy headphone amplifier
http://www.dansdata.com/cmoy.htm

Spatial Distortion Reduction Headphone Amplifier
http://www.johncon.com/john/SSheadphoneAmp/
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Subwoofer!

You come to appreciate the good Dr. 's work to make subwoofers that we truly love!

An another cool link to read about subwoofers.
Audio Basics A Compendium
http://val.dorta.com/audio/archives/2003_03.html


Construction and history of subwoofer discussed in detail in conference paper in below link. It is the first time I have not read a subwoofer inside out with so much explanation. The most important part to read is what the title says

THE SUBWOOFER AND HOW IT WORKS
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cachehttp://www.hsuresearch.com/forum/ima...ies/tongue.gifIrRYXYbEIwJ:fie.engrng.pitt.edu/eng12/Author/final/118.doc+subwoofer+laws+of+physic&hl=en
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Demo!

As the title says, it is SHOWTIME!

Besides our own compilation, here are others you may want to check out!

The Best DVD Demo Scenes
http://www.remotecentral.com/features/bestdvd.htm

DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND EX AND DTS-ES DVDs
http://www.spannerworks.net/reference/10_9a.asp

Recommended DVDs for home demo
http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/home_av...9245175,00.htm

Top 10 must-have DVDs
http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/home_av...9189975,00.htm

Entertain Me: Don't Forget the Surround Sound
10 DVDs with Supreme Sound
http://www.techliving.com/article/220.html
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Audio digest!

Surround Sound Showdown
http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...o/1752292.html

Technology Clinic Expert Q&A
Speakers Of The House
http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...c/1609247.html

What Video Widescreen Entertainment - Sound Choices
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/arti...0106_sound.php
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Audio cables!

Ultimate AV: The Great Audio Cable Debate
http://ultimateavmag.com/features/605cable/

The Science of Cable Design
http://www.soundscapeav.com/cable_ar.html

Home Theater Solutions for the 21st Century
http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/dec0...p/flatwire.htm

Speaking of Wire . . .
http://www.hometheatermag.com/custominstallation/124/

Audio Cable Break In Myth
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...e-Breakin.html

Audio Cable "Break In" Science or Psychological?
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...lebreak-in.php

Hardware Analysis - Dispelling audio myths, the cable lie
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1790/
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Did you know who invented loudspeaker?

WHAT WERE THE GREATEST INVENTIONS OF ALL TIME?
http://edinfo.securesites.net/inventions_inventors/

Did not know that loudspeaker was invented by Chester W. Rice, Edward W. Kellogg from US in 1924. As for audio, I just put link to loudspeaker. There are other inventions in the above link other than the audio field which may interest you.

Loudspeaker
http://www.edinformatics.com/inventi...oudspeaker.htm
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Woody Norris!

Articles about Woody Norris!

Directional HyperSonic Sound device

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/bown/ar...388134,00.html

Sound-Beam Inventor Wins Lemelson-MIT Award
http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php...ticle&sid=5311

The Sound of Things to Come
http://www.datafilter.com/mc/nyTimesHssInfoMar03.html

The Sound War
http://www.technologyreview.com/arti...wartz20504.asp
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All about Speaker Placement!

Find out with the articles I found interesting in below link, the basics how to setup speakers right based on how many walls you have in your room, the room shape whether or not it is square, rectangular, L shaped, speakers on long or short walls, correct height of speakers and sound waves interaction, etc...

Fill your senses, not your space
http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/flash_apps/3spot/

Proper Speaker Placement
http://www.revolutionhometheater.com...503/main.shtml

Speaker Placement
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/how...placement.html

Speaker Set-up
http://www.immediasound.com/Speakersetup.html

A FEW WORDS ABOUT SPEAKER PLACEMENT
http://www.tweakshop.com/Speaker%20Placement.html

Speaker Placement & Positioning
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rabruil/speaker.html

Is Speaker Placement Important?
http://www.allchurchsound.com/ACS/edart/splace.html

Speaker Placement
http://webphysics.davidson.edu/facul..._placement.htm
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Old August 29th, 2005, 8:19 PM
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More on room acoustics!

Read page 2 for formula for finding axial room resonance modes to calculate yours! Also to know room dimension ratios too!

The Final Component in Your System is Your Room!
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/S-...cs.html?page=1

Interesting article on acoustics reverberation theory!
Little PROBLEMS!
http://www.svconline.com/mag/avinstall_little_problems/

A Graphical Room Mode Calculator which will allow one design a new room that sounds as good as possible!
Calculating Room Modes with ModeCalc
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...groommodes.php

Some interesting mathematical formulas such as calculation of lenght of a sound wave!
Acoustics Crash Course 1 - Modes
http://www.marktaw.com/recording/Aco...urse1-Mod.html

Some claim there that the article explains why properly designed sound system can perform well in various type of rooms with a minimum of room treatment!
Room acoustics
http://www.linkwitzlab.com/rooms.htm
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Articles on HT design!

Home Theater Design
Designing a home theater from scratch
http://www.jaytorborg.com/home_theater_design.htm

Below is a real cool site with clearly drawn pictures, just click on next to watch the design! You will be surprise how beautiful the room in the 9th page!

Change your basement into a first-class Home Theater
http://www.mediachance.com/dvdlab/cinema/

Home Theater
Design and Layout
http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projec...ter/thtr_4.htm

Some golden ratios!
Optimum Home Theater Room Dimensions
http://www.hometheaterbuilder.com/issue/OptRmDim.htm

Transforming my Basement into a Home Theater Haven
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/IS..._basement.html

Healthy Home Theater
http://www.revolutionhometheater.com...tours/healthy/

Design and Build Your Own Home Theater
http://hometheater.consumerelectroni...e.jsp?id=33226
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Cool sites!

Awesome pictures of custom cabinet! I'm not sure about the quality of sound of those speaker/subwoofer, but those decos are just eye pleasant. The Category Five sports three 12" woofers and three 12" passive radiators. Top glass with coconut lightning is cute!

Art Of Sound
http://www.artofsound.net/custom.htm


Home Theater Project
Media Room
Pretty nice pictures!
http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/oct0.../mediaroom.htm


I miss that picture of the TN-1220 HO subwoofer so I just link the TN image to that site. As they said, nothing can top the TN with power to put neighborhood into high alert level! Only the VTF-HOs would be able to reach same performance!

The Ultimate 64-bit PC Home Theater Guide
http://www.vxm.com/UltimatePCTheater.html

Hsu Research TN-1220HO Subwoofer


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http://www.vxm.com/UltimatePCTheater.html
Ha, 64 bit processing capability and it still needs an external video processor? I would assume it would do in addition to scale/twist/turn the video signal, also do the audio processing, bass management and create a phantom 12.3 sound out of the mono speaker on the keyboard that beeps.
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Algolith's Mosquito!

Speaking of external video processor, I don't know about Silicon Optix Image AnyPlace device, but a friend of mine works at Algolith which sells a unique new video processor which reduces noise called Mosquito which has been taken a serious look in below reviews:

Magazine articles reviews of the Mosquito device
http://www.algolith.com/index.php?id=105&L=0

ElectronicHouse
http://www.algolith.com/fileadmin/do...EHAlgolith.pdf

WideScreen
http://www.algolith.com/fileadmin/do...en_reprint.pdf
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Speaking of external video processor, I don't know about Silicon Optix Image AnyPlace device, but a friend of mine works at Algolith which sells a unique new video processor which reduces noise called Mosquito which has been taken a serious look in below reviews:
I commented on the Silicon Optix's Realta based system on one of my prior post and it is amazing. Their 480i to 1080p upconversion looks almost like native HD, and their signal processing algorithm looks like in a league on its own. I was told that much of the people working there are from Faroudja, so it is from experts in the fields.
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electronics.howstuffworks.com site!

Electronic stuffs only!

But there are plenty of other stuff for your own interest such as science stuff, entertainment stuff, home stuff and the list goes on!

Well designed site with tons of articles with table of contents to jump directly to a particular page within the article! Useful when the article is too long! That article on projection television is instructive!

Just to list few of the links I found interesting!

How Projection Television Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/projection-tv4.htm

How Surround Sound Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/surround-sound.htm

How Speakers Work
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/speaker.htm

How HD Upconverters Work
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/hd-upconverter.htm

How HDTV Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/hdtv.htm

How Home Theater Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/home-theater.htm

How Movie Sound Works
http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/movie-sound.htm

How THX Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/thx.htm

How Amplifiers Work
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/amplifier.htm
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HDTV articles!

Looking for TV but hard to decide which one? Read their three words of advice!

The Really Big Picture
http://www.electronichouse.com/article/2391.html

Read explanation on difference between upconverting dvd player and component video upconversion a/v receiver. Also nice tip from Pionneer Electronics to determine size of future planned HDTV purchase!

Buying an HDTV? Get out the measuring tape
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...chi-ent_tv-hed

Probably the next big thing in HDTV but what important to know is the reason why one would want a 1080p display? That explanation on upconversion does make sense based on what has already been done!

Why 1080p Is A Magic Number (And Letter)
http://news.designtechnica.com/print_talkback47.html
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A/V Guide October 2005 issue!

Is this a coincidence? I was reading 1080p article and found out that I missed reading the new October A/V guide which can be downloaded freely at below site which reviews the the Westinghouse 1080p LCD.


Westinghouse LVM-37w1 LCD HD Monitor
A 1080p LCD set for under $2K? Yowza!


Find out how KEF's ACE technology bends the laws of physics with their
KEF KHT6000 ACE 5.1-channel speaker system

Interesting article to read and find out what difference between the well known technolgies such as ICEpower used by B&O, Hypex licenced from Philips and NuForce!

Class D Amplification: The Way of the Future?

http://www.avguide.com/AVG_monthly/index.jsp
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Upconversion and Faroudja technology articles!

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I commented on the Silicon Optix's Realta based system on one of my prior post and it is amazing. Their 480i to 1080p upconversion looks almost like native HD, and their signal processing algorithm looks like in a league on its own. I was told that much of the people working there are from Faroudja, so it is from experts in the fields.
I know what you mean, Faroudja technology has been known for DCDi as it deinterlaces the image pixel by pixel instead of line by line. Some links to articles to learn about upconversion and Faroudja technology.

Nice white paper!
Delivering Better Images with Faroudja Technology
http://pro.jvc.com/pro/pr/2004/press...dja_wpaper.pdf

An overview of DCDi
http://www.gnss.com/technology/artic...-overview.html

Research: What's Upconversion?
http://dcbwww.unibe.ch/groups/guedel...ch/hug_upc.htm

Faroudja's New Technology
http://www.hometheatermag.com/news/012004faroudja/

Check out how Realta Hollywood-Quality Video (HQV) does the math better than anyone else. With those 1 trillion operations a section, it can reformulate a picture pixel by pixel instead of frame by frame.

Anyone who owns HDTV Tv want probably to try out the HQV Benchmark DVD test disc to find out how good your HDTV is capable to handle DVD signal to decide whether or not upconverter DVD is needed.

Little silicon chip packs loads of video dynamite
http://www.siliconoptix.com/chipProducts/Realta/Realtaarticles/optimummultitasker.cfm?CFID=2237606&CFTOKEN=a95e27 e085bbf560-171F06EF-7E90-E2A3-BE91711E259AED2D

Good article to read as it explains how HD upconverter sounds promising!

DVD video resolution is far from HD resolution, but upconvert could help by digitally enlarging each movie frame to 720 or 1,080 lines of resolution. It also explain how upconverters within TV help smoothing out jagged edges. And he is probably right to warn that if you don't own HDTV with HDMI/DVI input, it is not worth to buy DVD equipped with HD upconverter.

STATE OF THE ART; For DVD's, A New Definition
http://tech2.nytimes.com/2004/12/02/technology/circuits/02stat.html

STATE OF THE ART; Dream TV Screen, Now in Size Large
http://tech2.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/technology/circuits/18stat.html


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Someone's critics on upscaling feature found on some specific DVD players. Do they deliver what manufacture say they do as bringing HD video upconversion for an extremely clear picture. Those who are seeking one right now, may want to take a look!

Can any one,who owns one of these DVDs with features like 1080i upconverting and HDMI, share his experience?


Upscaling DVD Player - Part 1
http://www.hometheaterfocus.com/blog...7/29/2213.aspx

Upscaling DVD Player - Part 2
http://www.hometheaterfocus.com/blog...8/02/2227.aspx
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Articles on a/v calibration!

Check out the calibration tools for those who do not know how to calibrate or need to learn how to with interactive video guide. I personally like the AVIA test tones and the well organized setup section though the limit is only DD 5.1. Above that, you need Digital Video Essentials.

But for those who own the receiver that have built in calibration feature won't need it but may not be able to measure the loudness of sound at the level of the receiver's volume at will as the RS SPL meter came handy to test and reverify setup.

Home Theater Calibration Discs:
AVIA, Digital Video Essentials, and Sound & Vision
http://www.projectorcentral.com/cali...isc_review.htm


High Performance Home Theater Calibration
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...alibration.php
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