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To: Cooters who wrote (11)10/3/2017 9:25:09 PM
From: Robert100
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I have accumulated some shares at 52.00 and some at 58.00. I plan on accumulating some more if the chart looks like there is support to maintain the current levels without backfilling from the pop three weeks ago. However, accumulation amounts are in the 100's not 1,000's. :-)

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To: Cooters who wrote (10)10/3/2017 9:27:19 PM
From: Robert100
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I have looked at the LG OLED "B" and "C" Series (2017 models). Is there a significant difference with the "E" Series? I also own UDC (Symbol: OLED), so my preference, regardless, would be an OLED TV - not interested at all with Samsung's QLED.

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To: Robert100 who wrote (13)10/3/2017 9:34:11 PM
From: Cooters
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The panels themselves are said to all be the same, although we do not know whether there are different minimum standards for defects to meet the various models. The difference is in the electronics(the processor mainly), the form factor(flat, curved, picture on glass, wallpaper), and the sound bar(E, G, & W).

The E model is picture on glass(a very cool touch imo) and has the attached sound bar at the bottom. I wasn't sure I wanted to pay a lot more for the E but the Labor Day sale that brought the 65" E down to $2599 made that decision easy.

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From: Cooters10/4/2017 3:41:13 PM
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from 9/13/17

Dolby's annual Apple revenue could be up to $35M, says Piper JaffrayApple's (AAPL) iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple TV 4K will incorporate Dolby Vision (DLB), Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a research note. While the economics are unclear, assuming a royalty of 10c-15c per iPhone, revenue would fall between $20M-$30M annually for Dolby, Olson tells investors in a research note. Apple TV sales are likely 5M-8M units per year, potentially adding another $5M to revenue, the analyst estimates. He believes the longer term impact could be more material, however, depending on adoption of Vision on other devices. Olson upped his price target on Dolby shares to $52 from $49 and keeps a Neutral rating on the name.

Read more at:
thefly.com

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From: Cooters10/6/2017 3:47:47 PM
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Started the buying today at 57.61. Earnings later this month and a likely dividend boost.


Also picked up a DV dvd and plan to watch some DV streaming content this weekend.


Coot

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From: Cooters10/8/2017 11:21:47 AM
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I was not successful in talking one of my friends into a new OLED, but I did talk him into an LG with Dolby Vision and set him up with Netflix, so have another reviewer coming online

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To: Cooters who wrote (16)10/8/2017 11:25:24 AM
From: Robert100
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I'll be buying some more later this week. I would expect their earnings announcement to give some guidance of when the Apple and Amazon lines of business will start to bear meaningful fruit. I would suspect it would take a few quarters to move the needle on earnings. Dividend hike would be much appreciated to reinforce future guidance/higher expectations.

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To: Cooters who wrote (17)10/8/2017 11:26:56 AM
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Great!

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From: Cooters10/11/2017 3:37:33 PM
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I don't know the economics on the content side yet, but having Apple producing content has to be a good thing for DV

Apple teams with Spielberg for streaming TV series

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming.

The iPhone maker is bringing back Spielberg’s 30-year-old anthology series “Amazing Stories” in its attempt to build an online video subscription service to challenge the digital networks operated by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO.

“We love being at the forefront of Apple’s investment in scripted programming, and can’t think of a better property than Spielberg’s beloved ‘Amazing Stories’ franchise,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement Tuesday. NBC Entertainment works with Spielberg’s Amblin Television on the series.

Apple declined to comment on the deal. The Wall Street Journal first reported Apple had secured the “Amazing Stories” rights.

The series aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987 and won five Emmy awards for its mixture of science fiction and horror episodes, although the series was never a big hit in the ratings.

It marked a return to TV for Spielberg, who first made a name for himself directing the ABC film, “Duel” in 1971 before moving on to the movie theaters. His films include box-office blockbusters such as “Jaws,” ”E.T.,” ”Jurassic Park,” the “Indiana Jones” franchise and critically acclaimed pictures such as “Saving Private Ryan,” ”Lincoln” and “Schindler’s List,” for which he won an Academy Award for best director.

Apple is planning to spend about $1 billion on original programming during the next year in an effort to bring in more revenue to its rapidly growing services division. The Cupertino, California, company already offers two video series through its Apple Music streaming service, “Planet of the Apps” and “Carpool Karaoke,” but neither has created much buzz.

Even though it appears to be more serious about TV programming, Apple still isn’t sending anywhere near Netflix, which is pouring $6 billion into its line-up this year as it tries to expand its current worldwide audience of more than 100 million subscribers. And Netflix is increasing the prices for its two most popular plans by a $1 to $2 per month in an effort to raise more money to spend on future programming.

Apple is expected to spend more than $50 million on 10 episodes of “Amazing Stories.” While the future plans for the series revival haven’t been revealed, the original “Amazing Stories” run attracted guest appearances from a list of stars that included Kevin Costner, Harvey Keitel, Charlie Sheen, Mark Hamill and John Lithgow, while its list of episode directors and writers included Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis and Brad Bird.

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From: Cooters10/11/2017 4:46:50 PM
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Here's an interesting take, he is turning on a feature of Apple 4K TV that essentially up-scales non-DV content to DV..........

avsforum.com

Hey guys: I finally placed a Apple TV 4K on the W7 (this applies to the G7 and E7) and I can't recommend enough for owners that would be interested in this: Apple TV 4K forces an "always on" Dolby Vision.

I've been using a previous generation Apple TV for viewing TV with my Direct TV Now subscription. I have a FIOS line connected to the W7 as well, but I prefer the streaming PQ for TV on the ATV codecs rather than FIOS.

Well, here is one of those unintended wow moments.. I'm watching Direct TV Now using the new ATV 4K set to the always on Dolby Vision and I can't express how next level in PQ this looks. Yes, its not native DV but the ATV 4K is forcing the TV to work at its highest processing mode.. the DV image processing algorithm in the LG OLEDs operates differently than the algorithm for non-DV content. From a cursory review of some commercials on CNN that display a large white background where ABL would noticeably kick in, I have yet to notice this yet on the DV enabled ATV.

ATV 4K with this always on Dolby Vision is excellent.

I've expressed with my Sony OLED admiration of the always-on dynamic HDR processing, which is something you can't turn off... well with this ATV 4K with Dolby Vision always on, this is the Dolby Vision counterpart that adds the dynamic processing when Dynamic Contrast is set to LOW. This is doing what the Sony does, but with the official Dolby Vision calculations... Looks like a totally different TV.

(Karate Kid on AMC, Direct TV Now app, iPhone camera, image fidelity and black levels are much better in person)

Note: Couple the ATV 4K with Dolby Vision always on 60Hz, up Brightness to 58 for black level details, with TruMotion User - De-Judder 2 - De-Blur 2 is flawless.

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