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Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,183
Posted By jfbar1
I am sure that if you compared it on a XA2 (or...

I am sure that if you compared it on a XA2 (or pretty much any of them) with a typical 60.00 Phillips (or whatever Chinese brand owns them now-LOL), you will see quite a difference in perceved PQ/
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on the audio, unfortunately you have to put up...

+1 on the audio, unfortunately you have to put up with that "shaky cam" thing that "Blair Witch" "pioneered"

NOT a fan of that movie style (sad cause I read that "Cloverfield" had awesome audio...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By jfbar1
I have a USB (Musical Fidelity V-Link) running...

I have a USB (Musical Fidelity V-Link) running off my "Music Server PC" . It sends a 24/96 PCM out either coax or Toslink to my AVR. I have compared both it with both SPDIF, and HDMI output, and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By jfbar1
I'm not a huge fan of my k400. I would scour...

I'm not a huge fan of my k400. I would scour the web for a "trackball" model. I have an IO Gear and it does pretty good, it allows you to use both hands for mouse movement and clicking (that's the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,619
Posted By jfbar1
I use my main (Mancave) one 100% for DVR use (via...

I use my main (Mancave) one 100% for DVR use (via HD Homerun Prime), but also have Apple TV (and OPPO in living room) for Netflix.

I really never got the PC netflix thing running well enough,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By jfbar1
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/...

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamrxa3010bl/yamaha-rx-a3010-9.2-channel-network-aventage-av-receiver/1.html


They have the 3030 for 1500 as well, but this would do just fine
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By jfbar1
I noticed the same thing when playing through my...

I noticed the same thing when playing through my Onkyo 809. Never really go into this till recently, must be a limitation in the dlna flac support.

After quick googling, it seems it is due to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By jfbar1
The "golden age" of HTPC is OVER at least as far...

The "golden age" of HTPC is OVER at least as far as high end cases go (funny, see a few "touch screen" monsters on ebay for a fraction of the original cost).

That said, based on what you have, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By jfbar1
I built an audio only pc. I like mce and have it...

I built an audio only pc. I like mce and have it start when the pc boots up. (Ssd so it just takes less than a minute. )
I use vmc mote, opon install you " load" your music library into your phone...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,373
Posted By jfbar1
IMO it seems impossible to "do it alone" when it...

IMO it seems impossible to "do it alone" when it comes to ANY business (cars, ce devices, PC's etc). Everything is about the "bottom line" and once that call has been made, it's a gradual downhill...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-24-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on the power brick. My dual went out couple...

+1 on the power brick. My dual went out couple of weeks ago, and I got it up by coming up with another brick off a dlink switch that also went out (house hit by lightning-surge went through ethernet)
Forum: HD DVD Software   05-17-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,897
Posted By jfbar1
++1 on that. Hulk was my first (HDDVD-LOL),...

++1 on that. Hulk was my first (HDDVD-LOL), still think it had the sharpest,clearest, picture I have ever seen. Movie OK, kinda low key for the most part, but I am a HUGE Jennifer Connely fan so...
Forum: HD DVD Players   05-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,032
Posted By jfbar1
You know, at the time both the A1 and the XA1...

You know, at the time both the A1 and the XA1 were dissed for "only" having 1080i output. I always thought my XA1 had a better quality actually watching movies than my XA2 (extreme judder running in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-12-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By jfbar1
Just wondering why you would need Dolby TrueHD...

Just wondering why you would need Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA for a 2.1 setup. Another option (mine currently), is to use an older, high end "legacy" AVR with multi channel analog input. For your price...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,962
Posted By jfbar1
I have had my NR809 for almost 2 years (bought...

I have had my NR809 for almost 2 years (bought refurb from AFL). The 2 things I went for on my choice was 1- Features for the money ( One of the few that actually accepted DSD via HDMI-SACD "fan")...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By jfbar1
This thread is all over the map LOL. My take on...

This thread is all over the map LOL. My take on it is that it's hard to determine what actually "sounds" better. "actual" mastered HRA, or "upconverted" (via DAC) CD or even MP3's. I use a V Link...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By jfbar1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by StardogChampion http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525705/whats-new-in-htpc-software#post_24567347)

HTPC for local media + Roku...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-13-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 77,319
Posted By jfbar1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nastyboy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1333203/best-htpc-keyboard-for-sofa-use-with-trackpad-or-similar#post_20398301)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,490
Posted By jfbar1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,463
Posted By jfbar1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by assassin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on network issues. I spent 2 WEEKS fighting...

+1 on network issues. I spent 2 WEEKS fighting the CC (Comcast) with 5 techs coming out till I finally got one. Setup was easy after that. I use a gigabit switch, and router. The few live tv...
Forum: HD DVD Players   01-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,032
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on that. Still have my XA1 hooked up to my...

+1 on that. Still have my XA1 hooked up to my kids room with my "old" 40" Sony XBR LCD. Never gave me a bit of trouble besides an occasional freeze requiring a "reboot". Always loved the "high end"...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,916
Posted By jfbar1
Anyone mentioned the "White Elephant" in the...

Anyone mentioned the "White Elephant" in the room? FACEBOOK.


It seems not only AVS, but many of the auto forums I belong to are dealing with the same thing. If you really stop to think about...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,624
Posted By jfbar1
I like to keep running my OPPO BD-103 every once...

I like to keep running my OPPO BD-103 every once in a while with a netflix rental. Doing the last 2 "Fast and Furious" sequels to get ready for the latest one next month. I have ripped all of my...
Forum: HD DVD Players   08-04-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,445
Posted By jfbar1
LOL I wish I can still use my XA1 as a high end...

LOL I wish I can still use my XA1 as a high end CD player (when it worked it sounded AWESOME), but it will NOW read any CD's anymore. Sad thing is I also (in the garage rack) have a Denon 2910 that...
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