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I think 1440p would be the most ideal resolution, because it would cover those who actually run front projector setups. I owned a front projector with a 130" screen, and 1440p would've been perfect. 1080p was great, but the screen door effect was creeping up when sitting closer. Not an issue with TV displays though.

Anything above 1440p is absolute overkill, and highly unnecessary even for PC monitors, unless you wanna stick your face 3 feet from a 32" screen. 3 feet from my 23" is already somewhat ridiculous.

I am speaking as making 1440p the standard resolution for games AND movies. I don't see that happening anytime soon though. Gaming is too costly and making them run at native 1080p seems problematic even now.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/12 at 11:26am
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I was obsessed with buying a projector at one point, but the nice ones are really expensive, and the idea of a bulb dieing on me just didn't sit well.

I'm also kind of wanting to buy a different headphone amplifier as I have no interest in tube rolling/replacing dead tubes. I just want to buy something and use it for X years until I upgrade. I don't want to have to fuss with anything.
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I was obsessed with buying a projector at one point, but the nice ones are really expensive, and the idea of a bulb dieing on me just didn't sit well.
I'm also kind of wanting to buy a different headphone amplifier as I have no interest in tube rolling/replacing dead tubes. I just want to buy something and use it for X years until I upgrade. I don't want to have to fuss with anything.


Well, some projectors are good enough to warrant bulb replacing, they're that good.

And you can always go with solid state amps, they should fit your reliability requirements just perfect.

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I was obsessed with buying a projector at one point, but the nice ones are really expensive, and the idea of a bulb dieing on me just didn't sit well.
I'm also kind of wanting to buy a different headphone amplifier as I have no interest in tube rolling/replacing dead tubes. I just want to buy something and use it for X years until I upgrade. I don't want to have to fuss with anything.

Have you looked at the Audio-GD C-2.2? It's a solid state amp with a pretty damn good amount of power for the Lyr-esque price point. I too didn't wanna run tubes, which is why I didn't get the Lyr again, though it didn't exactly pair up well with the D7000 either.

As for front projection... I enjoyed the huge screen size, but it's really not worth it if you're not gonna run it in a dedicated room, and I too didn't like the idea of replacing bulbs, with all the use it would have been getting. Too rich for my blood. So I returned it and settled for the 65" Panny which is huge in my room anyways.

Once LED front projectors become affordable, I may jump in again. Call of Duty at 130" from 12 feet was a sight to behold. Watching some Anime Blu-Rays was also just jaw-dropping.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/12 at 11:31am
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Well, some projectors are good enough to warrant bulb replacing, they're that good.

And you can always go with solid state amps, they should fit your reliability requirements just perfect.



 

Yeah, a 130" screen would probably make replacing bulbs worth it. Maybe some day.

 

 

MLE: No, I hadn't looked at any Audio-GD stuff. I was kind of waiting to see what Schiit's mid-tier stuff brings to the table. Then there is always the Objective 2. I'm very indecisive.


Edited by Rebel975 - 3/6/12 at 11:31am
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Yeah, a 130" screen would probably make replacing bulbs worth it. Maybe some day.

 

 

MLE: No, I hadn't looked at any Audio-GD stuff. I was kind of waiting to see what Schiit's mid-tier stuff brings to the table. Then there is always the Objective 2. I'm very indecisive.


The Objective O2 won't power Orthos well though. Even less power than the E9 for lower ohms cans.

C-2.2

25 ohm : 4500MW
40 ohm: 3000MW
100 ohm: 1200MW
300ohm : 400MW
600 ohm: 200MW

That's plenty of power for any Orthos outside of the HE-6.

Having owned the NFB5, I'm now a believer in the Audio-GD amps. Though for anything less than the Orthos, I'd wait for the Objective stuff.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/12 at 11:38am
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Let's keep this on topic-the last thing Headfi needs is the cancer that is gaming fanboys running riot with their hate-there are plenty of sites for that. Also, AVSForum is likely a better place to discuss these AV/resolution matters.

 

On topic-I have a Tritton decoder box arriving today, and a pair of T1s arriving Thursday. Should be a great weekend for some gaming and movies!

 

-Daniel

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Let's keep this on topic-the last thing Headfi needs is the cancer that is gaming fanboys running riot with their hate-there are plenty of sites for that. Also, AVSForum is likely a better place to discuss these AV/resolution matters.

 

On topic-I have a Tritton decoder box arriving today, and a pair of T1s arriving Thursday. Should be a great weekend for some gaming and movies!

 

-Daniel


I hope it works out well for you. The AX720 is somewhat hissy, but for the purpose of gaming, it shouldn't be much of a distraction.
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On another note, if I seem more irritated than usual, I am.

I WANT TO PLAY MY MOTHERFLIPPING MASS EFFECT 3 AND HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW FOR IT TO BE DELIVERED IN THE AFTERNOON...AND I WORK TOMORROW. /CAPS

Please continue. biggrin.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/12 at 11:48am
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The Objective O2 won't power Orthos well though. Even less power than the E9 for lower ohms cans.


Going by the specs its really only the HE-4 and HE-6 (out of the new and in production ones anyway) that should be marginal on the Objective2.  I use the O2 and my main 'phones are modded T50RPs.  Its good with with my vintage Yamahas too.  Lots of people say they rock with the the LCD-2/3 as well.

 

I haven't seen any reports of using the O2 with any HiFiMan 'phones yet though.

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The Objective O2 won't power Orthos well though. Even less power than the E9 for lower ohms cans.



Good to know. I think I'll wait for Schiit's mid-tier stuff then. I've only had one product from them and I'd already consider myself a fanboy. If only the Lyr was solid state - It'd be perfect for me. Then again, I'm not someone to judge if a headphone amplifier is good or not. The Lyr is my first.

 

I'm pretty sure their mid level stuff will be solid state. Maybe it'll have extra goodies too, like more inputs, more outputs, etc. I just don't know if I believe in balanced headphones (though I've never heard one).


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Going by the specs its really only the HE-4 and HE-6 (out of the new and in production ones anyway) that should be marginal on the Objective2.  I use the O2 and my main 'phones are modded T50RPs.  Its good with with my vintage Yamahas too.  Lots of people say they rock with the the LCD-2/3 as well.

 

I haven't seen any reports of using the O2 with any HiFiMan 'phones yet though.


You bring up a good point. The Hifimans after the HE-4 are considerably less power hungry in comparison, though with the typical Head-fi hyperbole, they make it sound like all of them require a nuclear reactor to 'fully drive'. rolleyes.gif

I'd probably feel more comfortable with some good power behind just the Orthos anyways. I was quite shocked by how much the HE-4 needed, and I'm paranoid enough to feel the others need just as much. redface.gif

I wouldn't worry about anything outside of the Hifimans though. I'd happily hook up the LCD-2 to the E9 if I was ever gonna get one. biggrin.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/12 at 11:55am
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But I forget, we live in an ADD world, where everything now is about GRAPHICS, not actual gameplay.
Gone are the days when JRPGs took 80 hours to beat with everything. Now, it's 40 hours, with very little in the way of actual diverse in game content.
Play Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, and then play FFXIII or XIII-2. XIII-2 on the PS1 or PS2 with the same gameplay, but lesser graphics would have been laughed at back in the day. It's so barebones in comparison, but graphics are EVERYTHING now. A shame. I love graphics as much as the next guy, but not at the expense of gameplay.
To expand on that, what does PC do better than consoles other than graphics? Hmm...
Not hating on PC gaming, just the PC gamers that have a stick pretty far up where the sun don't shine.

 

UHH, I think you forgot a few SNES games. FFVI, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Earthbound, Super Mario RPG, need I go on?

As for things PC does better than consoles other than graphics? True binaural sound and better media playback. But I digress. This is one of the few threads on Head-Fi where people don't spend all their time bragging about their 10k in AV equipment, and you're doing your best to turn it into a "pics of your epic rig" thread.

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Well you got me on the sound. But again, I'm a gamer for the gameplay first, everything else second. And PS3 games can have lossless audio, though I dunno what can transfer this to virtual surround, aside from Yamaha's Silent Cinema.

And dear god, how I miss the good old 16 bit days. Times were simpler back then. And games were better, IMHO. PC games can't capture that magic. Though Monkey Island was pretty ace.

I was saddened by the 'death' of 2D gaming. I'd kill for more 2D JRPG goodness.

I didn't mention 2D gaming, because I was talking about FFXIII-2 which would have been entirely possible on the PS1/PS2, with lesser graphic fidelity and with much more content.

The reason huge game like a remake to FFVII would be too costly and take too long to make is because there's SO much content on that game, that making it up to TODAY'S graphical standard would be pretty much impossible. Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia are the last two games to come close to old JRPG style gaming with a lot of actual content without much tradeoff in graphics. But those games are apparently not as graphically pleasing as everyone seems to want in a next gen game. I thought they looked great.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/12 at 12:08pm
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So, again. 2-3 great alternatives for gaming to the K701/HD650/DT880? 400€ max.

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