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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2017, 06:30 AM
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Posted By psuKinger
I have the Showtime "channel" through the Amazon...

I have the Showtime "channel" through the Amazon app.

I don't like the interface as much, but it is $2 a month cheaper AND supports DD 5.1.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-21-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By psuKinger
You used 2 to many words. "Sony Bravia reviews...

You used 2 to many words. "Sony Bravia reviews complain about AndroidTV. Sony doesn't build those things with adequate horsepower under the hood... And the whole OS gets a black eye because of it.
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2017, 01:11 PM
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Posted By psuKinger
What about 720p broadcast live sports? Along with...

What about 720p broadcast live sports? Along with 1080p uncompressed Blu Ray RIPs and Netflix 4k streaming options, watching "the game" on Comcast is my Top 3 priorities... Should I be worried about...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-19-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By psuKinger
Just to follow up (and close this thread, if...

Just to follow up (and close this thread, if moderators want to), this morning I made 2 minor tweaks to the plug-in settings of the HDHomeRun Viewer Plex plug-in (see here for details:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-19-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By psuKinger
Watching HDHomeRun Remotely

Anybody want to weigh in on a method they use to watch an HDHomeRun live TV tuner remotely?

In my Pre-HTPC days I used to have a slingbox hooked up to a cable box.

In my early-HTPC days I ran...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,104
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Posted By psuKinger
New home screen for Oreo previewed... ...

New home screen for Oreo previewed...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UehNYsspc0M#action=share

Not sure what I think. Not sure I know enough to know how I should think, for that matter... just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-18-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By psuKinger
First, can't wait for Assistant to come to...

First, can't wait for Assistant to come to AndroidTV. That will be a nice little upgrade.

But more importantly, I don't have any problems with this idea of a new homescreen, particularly if it's...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-17-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 135,155
Posted By psuKinger
We use HDHomeRun Prime in our houses. There's...

We use HDHomeRun Prime in our houses. There's been a glitch/freeze issue for the better part of 5 months now, due to a Silicon Dust firmware update... but that is supposedly resolved via the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By psuKinger
First let me give you a little background. I got...

First let me give you a little background. I got into the "HTPC" / "Media Server" hobby back in 2012. Mistakes have been made, and I've learned from them. I tried to buy what I thought was going...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 53,650
Posted By psuKinger
I have been experiencing the Shield...

I have been experiencing the Shield glitches/freezes, and this morning it happened again to my wife.

I saw a post by nickk that Prime HDHR3's don't have a firmware update. I have two of those, and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-15-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
I can't remember if it was you that posted the...

I can't remember if it was you that posted the Motion Blur related questions a couple of pages ago, but I kept checking back for responses, to whoever it was... but I think a lot of people are doing...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-15-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By psuKinger
First, if you're set on staying with Win7 WMC: ...

First, if you're set on staying with Win7 WMC:

WMC never developed tuner sharing for live TV. Since your live TV tuners are "networked" via HDHomeRun, they'll all be able to grab them on their...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-14-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 53,650
Posted By psuKinger
Ahhh ok. If I've got DD 5.1 working, and...

Ahhh ok.

If I've got DD 5.1 working, and I've got "resume" working on DVR recordings, while still running 20161117, am I missing out on any new features?

I don't like to upgrade/update just for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-14-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 53,650
Posted By psuKinger
I use demonrik's QNAP record engine, and will...

I use demonrik's QNAP record engine, and will update that appropriately. But what is meant by "also new firmware"?

New record engine installed - "resume" where you left off works instantly. Big...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-14-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 53,650
Posted By psuKinger
I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but on my...

I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but on my Shield this morning I noticed that I'm getting DD 5.1 for live TV with the grey app.... which is a nice little feature-return that I'd sorely missed...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-08-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
I have a lifetime PlexPass, so I haven't paid for...

I have a lifetime PlexPass, so I haven't paid for anything in a long time. That said, most of Plex's functionality is available for *almost* free (they charge a one-time fee for their apps, and if...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-08-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
This may or may not (my guessing is *not*) be...

This may or may not (my guessing is *not*) be helpful to you, but here are my thoughts as someone who actively (daily) runs SPMC, Kodi, and Plex on AndroidTV (all-be-it via NVidia Shield, not...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-08-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. Just...

Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

Just to clarify, and make sure I understand (and am making an apples-to-apples comparison), would you say that "the image is soft" and "leaves a lot to be...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
Anyone care to comment on their experiences...

Anyone care to comment on their experiences to-date with cable-compressed (Comcast specifically, but Cable or satellite generically) Live TV?

Football and Baseball are my top priorities,. but...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,945
Posted By psuKinger
I have every intention of pulling the trigger...

I have every intention of pulling the trigger this fall when there's a price reduction, and as of right now, I'm leaning towards 940E.

Naturally, there's ALWAYS something right around the corner....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-04-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 135,155
Posted By psuKinger
Well, I mean, of all the alternatives I...

Well, I mean, of all the alternatives I presented, using ES file browser would have been the option I'd recommend the least. I personally use Plex. SPMC/Kodi works well too.

Even MX Player makes...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-02-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
I also just noticed that as of April 28, they...

I also just noticed that as of April 28, they posted a review of Z9D... which scored quite well, up-and-down the board, except with regard to Motion Blur.

My interest in the 940E has been...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-28-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,945
Posted By psuKinger
I haven't made my mind up about anything, and am...

I haven't made my mind up about anything, and am very open to suggestions/guidance. That's the whole point to a site like this, IMO, so I welcome any additional insight/commentary you might add wrt...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-28-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,945
Posted By psuKinger
Apologies, and thanks for the correction. ...

Apologies, and thanks for the correction.

For my money, my "checklist" involves:
1) 75"+ size
2) FALD (or a individual pixel emissive tech like Plasma/OLED)
3) Dolby Vision support
4) As an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,261
Posted By psuKinger
Everything you said here is 100% how I understood...

Everything you said here is 100% how I understood it as recently as 5-6 months ago. DV being made available via a firmware update, rather than a proprietary hardware chip that a device either shipped...
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