Posts Categorized: Video

What Is HDR About?

What Is HDR About?

Many new Ultra High Definition (UHD/4K) displays support more than an increase in the number of pixels (resolution).  They also can display High Dynamic Range (HDR) material.  The chart above shows the difference in what cameras (media) can capture versus what displays can render. All displays have a limit as to how colorful (saturation) and how bright (lightness)… Read more

Fixing Intermittent HDMI Connection Problems

Fixing Intermittent HDMI Connection Problems

Many displays with 4K HDR capability are having connectivity problems with HDMI 2.2 and smart cables like Redmere.  There are two solutions people are finding to work if changing cables out is not successful or possible. The most reliable has been the Key Digital KD-HDIFIX22.  Inserting this device between the receiver and the display will solve… Read more

Monoprice Screen With Built-In Masking

Monoprice Screen With Built-In Masking

Monoprice is selling a very unique fixed frame screen product.  This product has a masking system in it that is used to make the screen look black where the black bars are.  It adjusts by pulling up on the mechanism from the bottom.  The top then moves down equally at the same time.  It moves… Read more

Tips On Buying A Used Or Factory Refurbished Projector

Tips On Buying A Used Or Factory Refurbished Projector

Used and refurbished projectors are available from many sources on the internet.  I have purchased several of these for my own use and have worked on many in peoples homes.  I also work on units in peoples homes after thousands of hours of operation.  Some of these are great value purchases and others can be heavily worn from use… Read more

Projector Calibration Review Using X-Rite i1 Display Pro

Projector Calibration Review Using X-Rite i1 Display Pro

Purchasing calibration tools to setup your home theater is popular today.  The question you should have before investing in these tools is do they really improve my results.  As a professional in the field with very high quality tools I can say the vast majority of video calibrations that are being done in home theaters are very poor. … Read more