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    There is a standard for HDR display calibration, it is the PQ curve in STMPE standard ST.2048. So you calibrate to that. You will see articles on sites like RTings talk about how well a display tracks the EOTF, electro-optical transfer function...
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    Sycraft replied to the thread Microsoft cancels "new" console.
    Ya but they never did anything like that. I'm not saying Google couldn't have found ways to try and promote Stadia, just saying MS has some advantages since MS is already in videogames and, despite what some want to claim, a big player in that...
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    Those actually can, to some extent, get away from that limitation because they stripe the parity, though these help there. One area I think of that IS limited and they'd be nice for is RAID TEC from NetApp. They do dedicated parity disks because...
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    Seagate makes SSDs, Nytro is the silly name they gave their data center SSDs. They are just mostly enterprise focused, not as much on the consumer market. This drive likewise is an enterprise drive, hence SAS. There's still plenty of demand for...
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    No, consumer systems completely ignore SAS. You'd have to get a HBA to support them. Thankfully those aren't too expensive, unless you want hardware RAID and even then. But I've never seen a consumer system that has onboard support for it. You...
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    Sycraft replied to the thread Microsoft cancels "new" console.
    For the new Series X/S? About 16.5 million. For the original One/1X? 50 million.
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    True but for bulk storage that isn't such a big deal, particularly if the server itself does heavy caching. There's value to be had in cheap magnetic drives that are fast. Not for desktops really (hence these being SAS) but where you want a big...
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    Sycraft replied to the thread Microsoft cancels "new" console.
    I mean it has all the technical issues of game streaming, which are many, but MS does have some advantages over Google meaning they could possibly succeed where Google failed: 1) The biggest one is that they don't just abandon and kill projects...
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    Sycraft replied to the thread The Chinese GPU Invasion.
    I wouldn't call it an invasion until we see them all over the place. China tries to get into lots of markets, some they have a good deal of success in. You can't walk 10 feet without tripping over a Haier mini fridge it seems. Others they have no...
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    It's better than 21:9 actually, it's 24:10, meaning 2.4:1. I not only find that is a really great ratio, but it is something you find a non-trivial amount of media in. 2.39:1 is a REALLY common anamorphic movie format, both Panavision and...
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    That reduces contrast ratio to bring up black gamma and make dark things easier to see. It more or less alters the low end of the gamma curve to be more like sRGB or BT1886 instead of pure power gamma. I tend to leave it off, since it does hurt...
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    Sycraft replied to the thread PCIe vs USB Audio Interfaces.
    So technically PCIe interfaces are going to be able to get you lower latency, particularly at higher loads. It is closer to the CPU/memory, less overhead to go through. However, as a practical matter, the quality of the interface/driver is what...
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    One other thing to try on your 3821 is turning on variable backlight and see if you like that for helping with black levels. It can't do anything about "bright spot on dark area" or vice versa, but it can help when large areas are dark. The...
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    Only if that doesn't change revenue. There's two big issues with going about this the way he did: 1) You just can't identify who is useful/needed in less than a week. It really is going to take more time to rate employees and figure out who can...
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    Sadly the "nm" designator has become totally meaningless these days. Once consumers started caring about it, it became an advertising feature, which means that they kept lowering the number to look cooler than the other guys. Companies basically...
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    I wouldn't bother dude. This guy spends all his days telling people that they are not allowed to like OLED displays, and then repeats "200nits" over and over as though it is something we all give a shit about. You aren't going to change his mind...
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    If you have a Tmobile phone you can get some idea of levels with the signal check app from the play store. It'll show you the levels you have and the band you are on. You can also use it to scout around your house and find out where it would be...
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    Point is, just because they were ok with it as it was, doesn't mean they are going to be ok with what it may become and it isn't about wokeism or anything like that, it is about what they think hurts their brand.
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    Make sure to check that you have good signal at your house, particularly in the 2600mhz band. That's where their fast speeds are. Their mid-band stuff is where you can see the cable modem like speeds. Their low band (600/700mhz) can be pretty...
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    I think you are again confused about what advertisers/brand agents care about: They don't give a shit about free speech, they don't care about worker's rights, they don't care about bots, they don't care about shills. What they care about is how...
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