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Comment: Re:Warmth and Vinyl compression and more (Score 1) 433

by unitron (#48604303) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

phono is is a preamp setting because of the low current/voltage output of the needle. Nothing more or less, you should get out more.

Not true. In addition to amplification, a phono pre-amp also has to apply the R.I.A.A. equalization curve which is the reverse of the one used on the feed to the cutter head when the master disc is recorded.


Comment: Re:I'd be happy if 4:3 came back! (Score 1) 330

by unitron (#48441559) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Forget square monitors, I'd be happy if 4:3 made a comeback. Yes, I know they still exist, but they're a lot harder to find than they used to be. Go to any Best Buy or Staples and all you see are 16:9. Those are great for watching movies, but I prefer to watch movies on my TV and do work on my computer. And for pretty much all work except video and movie editing, 4:3 is better. I'm currently working on an old Samsung 4:3 which is starting to give me trouble (making strange noises and going dark at random times requiring me to cycle the power on the monitor.) I hope I won't have too much trouble replacing it when it dies.

If that old Samsung is new enough not to be a CRT, then you've probably got "capacitor plague" going on in the power supply.

Plug the Sammy's model number in at and see if they already offer a replacement cap kit for that model.

If they do, that most likely means that model was produced with the "plagued" caps and lots of other people have had the same problems as you.

Comment: Re:Are you American, perchance? (Score 1) 330

by unitron (#48441527) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

"it's not so useful TO watching video"

I think you mean "FOR watching video", but then, those damn two and three letter prepositions are just SO difficult for you Americans, aren't they.

You moron.

Or should I say "moran", since that seems to be have most Americans spell it, the irony being lost on their tiny brains. And let me add in 'definAtely', 'rEdiculous', and 'could care less' to that long list of words and phrases that moronic Americans can't spell or write correctly. You fucking idiots.

At least those of us who know not to say "different than" know that when things differ, they differ "from" each other, not "to" each other.

Comment: Re:Squarer is better. (Score 1) 330

by unitron (#48441489) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Televisions have been advertised by diagonal measure pretty much starting with when they went to rectangular screens from round ones well over 60 years ago.

Since they were all 4:3 ratio, if you were comparison shopping a 19" Zenith and a 19" RCA, it was apples to apples, and you could figure out x and y from the hypotenuse if you had to know width and height.

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.