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Off topic, what remote controls are you fine folks using? We used a Harmony in the living room to control avr, roku, TV via activities. In the office I use my phone and a little tool for using the screen as a mouse for when I feel the need to lean back and don't need a full keyboard setup.

The Roku has a nice app for the phone but I wish I could control my avr from it, at least volume. I'm guessing the newer-ish avrs have apps for control? Still might get clunky swapping between apps for serious tweaking but once things are set I find you just need volume and the Roku.

I still use multiple remotes and my ps4 controller. I probably want to invest in a Harmony remote.
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Not exactly horror (though some might consider it to be), but I thought it was pretty good in spite of not being a fan of their brand.
Yeah, I kinda grew up in SoCal during that time and my friends older siblings got me into their music. So the film was kind of going down memory lane. I don't always agree with what the music is saying but those folks lived in that environment and they had the balls to talk about it. They all paid the price for living that lifestyle but some prospered and grew out of that life.

Part of my childhood I lived in a rough neighborhood, but not Compton rough.

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Excellent screenplay and all around good story.

Yes it was! Pertaining to the Horror thread Suge was straight nuts and his contract negotiations was just brutal! I even heard he muscled Vanilla Ice out of money!

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Yeah, I kinda grew up in SoCal during that time and my friends older siblings got me into their music. So the film was kind of going down memory lane. I don't always agree with what the music is saying but those folks lived in that environment and they had the balls to talk about it. They all paid the price for living that lifestyle but some prospered and grew out of that life.

Part of my childhood I lived in a rough neighborhood, but not Compton rough.
Spent a few weeks in a quiet section of Inglewood back in '87; I ventured out alone a bit, but not too far out (talk about horrified). Liked Hip-Hop then, just not NWA's particular flavor of it.
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I thought Cowboys vs. Aliens was bad...this was waaaaaay beyond that stinking pile.
No matter how far I FF on the remote, it didn't matter.
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'Scariest' area I have been in the USA would be Oakland CA. I use to Dj clubs/raves around the Bay Area and when you are going home at 3am and there is a Sideshow going on in the middle of the street. Kinda reminds me of The Purge and thankfully my friend had a fast car and knew how to get back on the freeway.


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Off topic, what remote controls are you fine folks using? We used a Harmony in the living room to control avr, roku, TV via activities. In the office I use my phone and a little tool for using the screen as a mouse for when I feel the need to lean back and don't need a full keyboard setup.

The Roku has a nice app for the phone but I wish I could control my avr from it, at least volume. I'm guessing the newer-ish avrs have apps for control? Still might get clunky swapping between apps for serious tweaking but once things are set I find you just need volume and the Roku.
I use a Harmony 650 for most everything,TV,Xbox1.360,Yamaha AVR.And the Yamaha Android app on phone.BTW how do you like that Steam controller,I'm thinking of getting one.
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Hey Steve, did you buy DeadSpace for the 360?
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I have a couple of Harmony 520 remotes and I love them. Unfortunately they are wearing out. I've been looking for replacements for them but I really don't like any of the current Harmony models. I want an activity based multi-device remote with number keys that are back-lit. Is that too much to ask for?

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Not yet,but thanks for the reminder,heading to Amazon now. I did get a new Rock Shox Fork for my bike though.
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Not yet,but thanks for the reminder,heading to Amazon now. I did get a new Rock Shox Fork for my bike though.

For a Street Bike! Nice!

There is a car I want in your state. 900hp 1989 R32 GTR at Montu Motors.
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There is a car I want in your state. 900hp 1989 R32 GTR at Montu Motors.
Ahhh ,a Skyline,I'd be more than happy to deliver it to your front door.
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Far trip but in that car it would be fun! Heck a stock one would be fun!

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Ha,to Minnesota, a short drive!
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Well I think it's OK, not stellar. Using it to control the desktop has potential but it needs some time devoted to it to dial it in on games. Lots of manual adjustments are there and you get like 50 user profiles for one game and no good way to see the best.
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Is it me or does Pacific Rim require a large screen? Like on a smaller display it's just not right. Maybe it's the in close camera onnthe fights?
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Is it me or does Pacific Rim require a large screen? Like on a smaller display it's just not right. Maybe it's the in close camera onnthe fights?
Nothing helps Pacific Rim....
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Speaking of Pacific Rim, the sequel is finally on again but GDT isn't directing.
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PR isn't a bad film. It was actually better than I expected, though it's not at the top of my buy list.

And yes, a Large screen is always welcomed. The bigger, the better.
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I like big mechs and monsters so PR is just fun!

I know folks were talking about equipment that isn't HDPC 2.2 that UHD cannot be played or fully used. I was reading on here about a work around using a HDFury box that bypasses the 2.2 and you get the full Monty. On the thread there is also a wikileaks document from Sony on how the UHD works in a flow chart. Seems pretty cool but I don't know how long those boxes will be around.
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If I had an expensive projector or whatever that wasn't compliant, I'd think about getting that Fury. But not needed since I'm in the market for a new 4K display, probably later in this year.

And I'll be sure it's fully UHD-ready.
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I know folks were talking about equipment that isn't HDPC 2.2 that UHD cannot be played or fully used. I was reading on here about a work around using a HDFury box that bypasses the 2.2 and you get the full Monty.
I don't know exactly how the HDFury box works, but there has been a lot of talk about it in the Display Forums.
I am not sure if it is really necessary at this point.

The first UHD BD players have or will have 2 HDMI outputs: 1 for video and 1 for audio.
The reason for this is to not force people with an older surround processors to upgrade to the latest gen.



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If I had an expensive projector or whatever that wasn't compliant, I'd think about getting that Fury. But not needed since I'm in the market for a new 4K display, probably later in this year.

And I'll be sure it's fully UHD-ready.
There are 2 terms to keep in mind when shopping that can be confusing at first: UHD and HDR.
UHD refers to Ultra High Definition, which means 4K resolution.
HDR is High Dynamic Range, which is a greater range of luminosity than seen before from BD, DVD, HD broadcasts, etc.
The difference in contrast performance can be stunning and unlike anything seen on a display before.

FWIW, if anyone is looking for a 4K display right now they should be looking at OLED or LED LCD with FALD.
These are currently the 2 best technologies available to get the FULL package of 4K and HDR.
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Is it me or does Pacific Rim require a large screen? Like on a smaller display it's just not right. Maybe it's the in close camera onnthe fights?
It does but not for why you would think. It wasn't shot as super wide screen, and as you might have noticed most of the fighting happens as much vertically as horizontally. It was shot with IMAX in mind (higher and squarer vs longer and wider). So a bigger screen helps to get the added up and down room. You may find yourself wanting to sit closer for this one. Also most the fighting happens at night, so again a bigger screen helps.
I saw this in a theater and it was the first film I had seen with Atmos. Very convincing.

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It does but not for why you would think. It wasn't shot as super wide screen, and as you might have noticed most of the fighting happens as much vertically as horizontally. It was shot with IMAX in mind (higher and squarer vs longer and wider). So a bigger screen helps to get the added up and down room. You may find yourself wanting to sit closer for this one. Also most the fighting happens at night, so again a bigger screen helps.
I saw this in a theater and it was the first film I had seen with Atmos. Very convincing.
Exactly. I always want to sit closer to it.
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Sounded like the replacement was solid though.
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It does but not for why you would think. It wasn't shot as super wide screen, and as you might have noticed most of the fighting happens as much vertically as horizontally. It was shot with IMAX in mind (higher and squarer vs longer and wider). So a bigger screen helps to get the added up and down room. You may find yourself wanting to sit closer for this one. Also most the fighting happens at night, so again a bigger screen helps.
I saw this in a theater and it was the first film I had seen with Atmos. Very convincing.
That reminds me, I need to see how this upmixes.

We did the horror movie Hotel Transylvania Part Deux last night. This may be a bit too intense and bloody for folks like Yankeeman, but the family was able to make it through all the way to the end.

I use the Harmony 890 for its RF capability. Almost 8 years old and still going strong even though I bought it as a refurb.
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Dead Space arrives Tuesday along with the Shield,Rockshox fork on Wednesday. Woo hoo,Christmas comes early.

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