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Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-22-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 73,734
Posted By LexInVA
Just wait for a good Sentai/RightStuf flash sale...

Just wait for a good Sentai/RightStuf flash sale and you're good to go. I have bought a ton of anime from them in the last three months. Over $1K worth and it cost me about $500.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By LexInVA
HP is updating it's laptops and optical drives...

HP is updating it's laptops and optical drives are back on the high-end Envy models, due to consumer requests. Those models also offer 4K displays and the latest Intel CPUs paired with Nvidia's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By LexInVA
Computex is right around the corner. You will...

Computex is right around the corner. You will have more choices after that event.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-21-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 36,340
Posted By LexInVA
WB has revealed nothing about the anniversary...

WB has revealed nothing about the anniversary plans, but the film's restoration 4K DCP has been screened over the past few years, so it's ready to be released on UHD and a new Blu-Ray.
Forum: Xbox Area   05-14-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 8,157
Posted By LexInVA
Two articles that set the record straight on...

Two articles that set the record straight on FreeSync 2 with facts from AMD....



http://www.techarp.com/articles/amd-freesync-2-qa-2016/

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-14-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By LexInVA
Microsoft has Movie Moments for Windows 10. They...

Microsoft has Movie Moments for Windows 10. They are supposedly working on a new Movie Maker for Windows 10, but I'm not sure it will materialize.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-14-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,104
Views: 165,738
Posted By LexInVA
Yes, optical drives can be connected to SHIELD...

Yes, optical drives can be connected to SHIELD for use. No, it's not as simple as that. Some drives work via USB-OTG with no effort, some drives work with software installed for USB-OTG use, and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,111
Posted By LexInVA
Intel has quietly released new Kaby Lake NUCs,...

Intel has quietly released new Kaby Lake NUCs, under the NHX product line. No, I don't know what NHX stands for. The difference between these new NUCs and the previous Kaby Lake units is the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By LexInVA
I believe that we will have $100-150 UHD-BD...

I believe that we will have $100-150 UHD-BD players next year, by the Summer or Fall/Holiday sales periods due to big demand for 4K content in Asia.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By LexInVA
GeForce GT 1030s Are Inbound!

Coming soon to an HTPC near you....


https://videocardz.net/nvidia-geforce-gt-1030

These should be available after Computex. The 4GB models - the ones you want to buy - should be released...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By LexInVA
At this point, I think it's not possible to build...

At this point, I think it's not possible to build a UHD-BD capable HTPC for anything less than $600, unless you happen to have components you can re-use or get inexpensively. There are low-end and...
Forum: Camcorders   05-10-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 676
Posted By LexInVA
If you think that's a camcorder, you're not a...

If you think that's a camcorder, you're not a very bright individual. It's a full-fledged digital cinema camera and does not behave like a camcorder in the slightest. The only thing it has in common...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By LexInVA
Then it should work on the laptop, at least. eDP...

Then it should work on the laptop, at least. eDP 1.4b is supposed to have the DRM that HDMI 2.0 uses. Whether or not you can output to both the display and an external source, I don't know, but if...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By LexInVA
Yes, it works on the PC. A laptop might be a bit...

Yes, it works on the PC. A laptop might be a bit different due to the dual display, so you will want to disable the screen before you try it, and there may be differences between the Lenovo GPU...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By LexInVA
You have to upgrade your Netflix account to the...

You have to upgrade your Netflix account to the 4K option AND they have to have you provisioned for 4K AND you really need to use the Netflix app when connected to an HDMI 2.0 PC monitor or UHDTV...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-05-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,303
Posted By LexInVA
They were both given high marks for their A/V...

They were both given high marks for their A/V presentations, particularly the HDR use. It's painfully clear that those two films were prepped for the format recently, whereas the third film was more...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-05-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,944
Posted By LexInVA
I'll believe it's cracked when I see it with my...

I'll believe it's cracked when I see it with my own eyes along with a technical explanation as to how it was done. For this to have been done so quickly would imply that the next-gen of PC hardware...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-04-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,303
Posted By LexInVA
No, but the visual problems with the disc were...

No, but the visual problems with the disc were due to faulty handling of HDR by the buggy encoding software that was in beta-level readiness at the time. AFAIK, Lionsgate hasn't bothered to fix the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-03-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,303
Posted By LexInVA
Scenarist UHD - the main UHD authoring software -...

Scenarist UHD - the main UHD authoring software - just had Dolby Vision added, about a year after it was announced, so we're gonna see a bunch of titles by the holidays. Hopefully, Power Rangers will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,944
Posted By LexInVA
Stuff like that particular application tends to...

Stuff like that particular application tends to be laced with malware, so you should give your system a good scrubbing. My cursory analysis of it and it's "maker" shows that it is not trust-worthy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,944
Posted By LexInVA
No, it's not legit. That page is designed to lure...

No, it's not legit. That page is designed to lure idiots into buying the software, which - according to the actual page for the software - hasn't been updated for UHD-BD or has any 4K features. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By LexInVA
HDTVs are still easy to find. However, few make...

HDTVs are still easy to find. However, few make them in large sizes anymore. They are mostly 48 inches and smaller.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-02-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By LexInVA
WB is sitting on a lot of older 4K restorations...

WB is sitting on a lot of older 4K restorations from the heyday of DVD and the early days of HD-DVD/Blu-Ray that I want to buy, but I'm not sure how many of them are suitable for UHD-BD. 4K is 4K is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,401
Posted By LexInVA
Read my post, several above yours.

Read my post, several above yours.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   05-02-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By LexInVA
Newegg GTX 1060 AC 3GB $170 ($150 w/$20 rebate!)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263

If you're looking for an Nvidia Pascal upgrade card for a Skylake or Kaby Lake HTPC desktop or media desktop, this one is the one...
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