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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 170,976
Posted By blastermaster
I'm so stoked about jumping in on this...

I'm so stoked about jumping in on this technology. I'm going to be ceiling mounting my speakers and making them flush with my drop ceiling. I hope that the height of my room will be ok (drop...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,979
Posted By blastermaster
Just watched it last night. The opening scene...

Just watched it last night. The opening scene had me giddy - it was like looking through a window. What a razor sharp image! The sound was equally if not even more incredible than the PQ. Yes, I...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-16-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By blastermaster
Lol, my bad. Too many frickin' superhero movies...

Lol, my bad. Too many frickin' superhero movies these days...;)
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By blastermaster
I loved the first reboot with Garfield. I had...

I loved the first reboot with Garfield. I had friends over to watch it and they were very skeptical about it being better than the Raimi films, which they loved. All throughout the movie they were...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-05-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,571
Posted By blastermaster
Haha, me too. Maybe I subconsciously filter out...

Haha, me too. Maybe I subconsciously filter out non-scope stuff. I barely have any 1.85:1 Blu Ray movies.
Forum: Screens   08-05-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By blastermaster
Depending on how big you want to go... Get a...

Depending on how big you want to go...

Get a 4x8 sheet of 5/8 plywood (sanded one side), make some French Cleats out of 2x4 or whatever wood you have on hand, match the width of the French cleats...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,958
Posted By blastermaster
Static pictures don't tell the story - they all...

Static pictures don't tell the story - they all look pretty similar to my eyes. It's the macroblocking you often get with streaming that I can't stand. What I don't really understand is why it's...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-03-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By blastermaster
Almost never. And if that picture isn't staged...

Almost never. And if that picture isn't staged and the dude is, in fact, watching baseball instead of paying attention to that vixen on his lap, I have lost all hope for humanity.
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,608
Posted By blastermaster
I'm guessing those with a drop ceiling (like...

I'm guessing those with a drop ceiling (like myself) using fibreglass panels would not be able to use those speakers. Then again, it would be dead easy to install downward firing speakers into the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,979
Posted By blastermaster
I love fast cars, so I'm gonna take this for a...

I love fast cars, so I'm gonna take this for a spin when it comes out on Blu.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By blastermaster
/facepalm I can't believe they showed how...

/facepalm

I can't believe they showed how you could fill a cinemascope screen with a 16:9 image. Fail.
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-11-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,563
Posted By blastermaster
I would say that I mostly watch action/adventure...

I would say that I mostly watch action/adventure movies, but overall I try to watch good movies, irrespective of the genre. For example, I don't generally watch horror movies, but when I saw the...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 94,695
Posted By blastermaster
Thanks guys. I'll try those things. It's a...

Thanks guys. I'll try those things. It's a pretty new drive, so I doubt that its dying.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-09-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 94,695
Posted By blastermaster
I figured this would probably be the best place...

I figured this would probably be the best place to post this since it directly relates to steam. So...I have my OS on an SSD drive, then my Steam games on a 1TB hybrid SSD drive. In the last few...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-09-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,918
Posted By blastermaster
I think I'll pass on this one. I was hoping that...

I think I'll pass on this one. I was hoping that this would be an epic movie that was faithful to the Bible yet was able to add modern filming and CGI techniques to make it truly something special. ...
Forum: Screens   07-08-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 338,372
Posted By blastermaster
For me, I will will always choose a bright,...

For me, I will will always choose a bright, punchy picture over a dull one with great black levels. I have an XD screen with a projector that has only fair black levels and it still looks great to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,552
Posted By blastermaster
As much as it's kinda fugly, the drop ceiling in...

As much as it's kinda fugly, the drop ceiling in my man cave has allowed me to make changes that would otherwise be difficult. I'm totally jumping in and getting some height speakers. It should be...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-26-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,301
Posted By blastermaster
Vancouver is an absolutely beautiful place...to...

Vancouver is an absolutely beautiful place...to visit. There are far too many people for my liking. Sure, you can drive an hour or two to get to great hiking/camping/skiing. Guess what? Every one...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 20,259
Posted By blastermaster
Anyone know if timbre matching the heights to the...

Anyone know if timbre matching the heights to the mains is important? I'm gonna be following this closely, as I've been itching to upgrade my AVR for quite some time.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 94,695
Posted By blastermaster
I just picked up Lego Harry Potter for my kids...

I just picked up Lego Harry Potter for my kids and they are having a blast playing co-op, with the exception of the annoying black screen tear line when they move too far apart from each other. Also...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-22-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,088
Posted By blastermaster
I gotta upgrade my Buttkicker BKA-1000 with an...

I gotta upgrade my Buttkicker BKA-1000 with an iNuke 6000 dsp for my subs. Then seating, then speakers for 11.1, then subs, then 4k projector, then...

Yeah, it will never end.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-11-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,791
Posted By blastermaster
+1. When I go to my man cave to watch a movie, I...

+1. When I go to my man cave to watch a movie, I fire up the projector, blu ray, receiver, amplifiers, and Darblet and I know something awesome is about to happen. I like switching out my blu rays...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,791
Posted By blastermaster
Someone else said it, but I'll reiterate...

Someone else said it, but I'll reiterate it...lllooossssyyyy sssoouunnddddd!!!!

I don't have a super expensive system but my ears can discern that the movies I've streamed sound like I have my...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   06-03-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,792
Posted By blastermaster
Just finished watching it with some buddies...

Just finished watching it with some buddies tonight. Wow. Just wow. What an amazing movie. I can't believe the @#$% those guys went through. The cinematography was stellar and the sound...holy crap....
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By blastermaster
Pretty much any new graphics card with hdmi will...

Pretty much any new graphics card with hdmi will output surround sound. You have to set it up in the computer's audio settings, though, otherwise it will default to stereo or 2 channel sound. I have...
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