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Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-13-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By skriefal
It shouldn't be any different than the DVR...

It shouldn't be any different than the DVR recording the program, and the "satellite" box playing the recording while in progress. I believe that's what the Dish Network and DirecTV boxes do. But...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-12-2015, 02:57 PM
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Views: 251,100
Posted By skriefal
Why wouldn't it simply buffer the program on the...

Why wouldn't it simply buffer the program on the DVR's hard drive, and stream from that buffer?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   06-10-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By skriefal
The U-Turn Orbit is pretty much the only option...

The U-Turn Orbit is pretty much the only option for an acceptable new beginner turntable in the $200 or under price bracket. But it does have some limitations -- e.g. no cueing lever unless you add...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-08-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 153,573
Posted By skriefal
Not many playback devices will support SMB...

Not many playback devices will support SMB "shares", and those that do are usually video-capable (WD TV, Oppo, etc). There should be a DLNA server package that you could install on your FreeNAS box...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-31-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 585
Posted By skriefal
Yes to all three. But the 78 playback capability...

Yes to all three. But the 78 playback capability has been used only a few times.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Yes, you could do the decoding in the BD-A1040...

Yes, you could do the decoding in the BD-A1040 and then send as uncompressed LPCM via HDMI to the RX-V3071. But there is no reason to do so, unless the A1040 gives you additional format support that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2015, 07:58 PM
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Views: 153,573
Posted By skriefal
Bitstream via HDMI to your RX-V3071. The...

Bitstream via HDMI to your RX-V3071. The BD-A1040 has only stereo output, and using that would subject you to an additional analog > digital conversion in the A/V receiver. It would also force you...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By skriefal
I suspect that they're comparable in most ways,...

I suspect that they're comparable in most ways, but with the QD33 taking the lead in speed stability. The primary benefit of the Pro-Ject is that you can use any standard 1/2-inch mount cartridge;...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-18-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By skriefal
The Stanton 600 is a moving iron cartridge like...

The Stanton 600 is a moving iron cartridge like the 680/681. It was intended (IIRC) at one point as a replacement for the Stanton 500 / Pickering V-15 -- but that didn't work out. I have a few NOS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By skriefal
You'll need the number from the rear panel. A...

You'll need the number from the rear panel. A mirror and a small flashlight may help.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,270
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Posted By skriefal
Yes they do. Front L/R is one setting, center is...

Yes they do. Front L/R is one setting, center is another, rear L/R is another, etc.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-16-2015, 08:14 PM
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Views: 251,100
Posted By skriefal
That's because they highly compress the video. ...

That's because they highly compress the video. This doesn't mean that it isn't 1080i -- just that it's highly-compressed 1080i. Given the high levels of compression it probably would be better for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By skriefal
I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Comcast...

I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Comcast box is doing something that it shouldn't, thereby creating compatibility problems. "Comcast" and "reliability" usually don't belong in the same...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,270
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Posted By skriefal
I see the same thing from time to time, also with...

I see the same thing from time to time, also with a Comcast Xfinity X1 box. Switching to another input and then back resolves the issue.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-14-2015, 02:42 PM
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Views: 411,333
Posted By skriefal
No problems here. But IIRC this firmware update...

No problems here. But IIRC this firmware update is for the "apps" only, and I don't use those.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-08-2015, 06:22 PM
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Views: 251,100
Posted By skriefal
There would be little technical reason to release...

There would be little technical reason to release a 4K-capable Comcast box at this time. They'd compress 4K content so much that it wouldn't look much better than their already over-compressed 2K...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 411,333
Posted By skriefal
A 4K channel from Comcast? That should be good...

A 4K channel from Comcast? That should be good for a laugh. With the amount of (over-)compression that they use a 4K channel will be a waste of space and time. Better or equal results would be...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-06-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 251,100
Posted By skriefal
Earlier firmware revisions had bugs that caused...

Earlier firmware revisions had bugs that caused 1080p -- and maybe 1080i -- settings to not stick. Your newly-installed X1 box may have one of those old firmware revisions installed. If so, it'll...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,421
Posted By skriefal
My point was that the masses are abandoning...

My point was that the masses are abandoning purchases/downloads and are moving to streaming. File formats are less of a concern at that point.

I agree that lossless is good.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,421
Posted By skriefal
That would be nice. But unlikely. Do enough...

That would be nice. But unlikely. Do enough people still buy music from the iTunes Store for it to matter anymore?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By skriefal
HDMI is probably your best option. You could use...

HDMI is probably your best option. You could use analog but it would be stereo only. And would also need to be re-digitized inside your 5010 if you use Audyssey or any other processing (likely in...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-09-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By skriefal
There really is no such thing as a "plug-n-play"...

There really is no such thing as a "plug-n-play" cartridge, or at least no standard for such things. Some vendors will pre-install a cartridge into a headshell for you and refer to the resulting...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 411,333
Posted By skriefal
They've been posted in this thread -- several...

They've been posted in this thread -- several times I think :). See post # 4411:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1491811-sony-65w850a-reviews-148.html#post27488810
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 77,523
Posted By skriefal
The need to repair faulty product is an uncertain...

The need to repair faulty product is an uncertain cost. Might never happen (the product may not fail). The need to spend a few cents per unit on heatsinks is a certain cost. Many businesses will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2014, 09:18 PM
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Views: 77,523
Posted By skriefal
The reason is probably quite simple --...

The reason is probably quite simple -- inexpensive is still more than $0. They'd rather spend $0 and cross their fingers and wish really hard. And some bean counter gets a bonus -- until the...
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