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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2017, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ballen420
I came from a Panny plasma and plain and simple...

I came from a Panny plasma and plain and simple this tv is the best bang for the buck. I have issues with it, but i consider this a transitional tv for me with the ever changing landscape. OLED needs...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
There's been some chatter on this the past two...

There's been some chatter on this the past two pages, but I use a hub based Harmony remote (Elite). The Hub sends IR, RF and Bluetooth from it and is located in my media closet with a couple IR...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 04:52 AM
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Posted By ballen420
You'll be fine. Mine is in a closet and works...

You'll be fine. Mine is in a closet and works perfect (I setup with shield remote but use a Harmony). I believe it's Bluetooth, but I'm sure you could get a quick answer on their website.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 12:15 PM
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Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
I have mine running through a Marantz 7010. Did...

I have mine running through a Marantz 7010. Did you try another cable?

I didn't touch settings on either to get it to work - both use default settings. I plugged the Shield into my Cab/Sat input...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 10:32 AM
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Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Netflix didn't show in my list of apps that had...

Netflix didn't show in my list of apps that had updates. I had to manually search for it to apply the update.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
You just need to search for Netflix on the Google...

You just need to search for Netflix on the Google Play Store and it will show it has an update available. Not sure why it's not included in the initial list of apps that had updates available, but...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
I have no issues controlling the Amazon app with...

I have no issues controlling the Amazon app with a Harmony remote. Mine is going through an AVR, but that should have no impact.

I'd try deleting and re-adding the Shield in the Harmony app.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Just a heads up to Comcast/Xfinity subscribers...

Just a heads up to Comcast/Xfinity subscribers that they do not support Android TV - HBO Go/Showtime Anywhere. If you needed another reason to hate that company.

So, I picked one up earlier this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By ballen420
I hear they still have a good car audio...

I hear they still have a good car audio department, but that might be gone soon too. Kuro and Elite series are a thing of the past now.

Had my mind set on a new Pioneer, but no local shops were...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-13-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
How does Steam work through here? Are your games...

How does Steam work through here? Are your games tiled out in the Shield interface or does it open up Steam Big Picture mode?

Another benefit would be to replace my Steam Link with this.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By ballen420
I'd say look around based on your requirements. ...

I'd say look around based on your requirements. There is a surprisingly lack of feedback on these models compared to the love for the old SC series.

There's a couple last gen SC's in the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Awesome. I have a QNAP 451, so this is exactly...

Awesome. I have a QNAP 451, so this is exactly what I was hoping. Thanks.

Going to order now.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Thanks for the feedback on HDHR. I wasn't sure if...

Thanks for the feedback on HDHR. I wasn't sure if the Shield offered a benefit, primarily for the DVR application. Need to look into how that all works (ie, need to run through PC or if I could run...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Out of curiosity, what makes Shield any better...

Out of curiosity, what makes Shield any better for HDHR than any other platform?

I don't use the DVR functionality, though I'm thinking about looking into it more for pause/rewind during sporting...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
"I don't want to buy a Shield to just send it...

"I don't want to buy a Shield to just send it back. Could I guess on Amazon. Would rather not."

I feel this is our only option unless we want to wait a month while it's out in the wild (especially...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-06-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Thanks. I also just noticed that Nvidia updated...

Thanks. I also just noticed that Nvidia updated the specs on the site and there are two USB slots on the standard. It was being reported yesterday that both the SD and USB were removed.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-06-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 102,606
Posted By ballen420
Any confirmation on IR capabilities? Flirc is...

Any confirmation on IR capabilities? Flirc is out the window if the base model doesn't have a USB port.

Also, I read that if you use Plex and the Shield for transcoding, that 16GB is not enough. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-29-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By ballen420
Check the Official Marantz threads. The first...

Check the Official Marantz threads. The first handful of posts give a breakdown of each AVR along with what has changed from the previous year.

Great threads. Sold me on a 7010.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-29-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22,863
Views: 1,422,604
Posted By ballen420
You may be in luck as there is a rumor that the...

You may be in luck as there is a rumor that the Amazon app will be launching on the new Shield, which I'd assume they'd make available for the old. I've been patiently waiting for the announcement...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-29-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22,863
Views: 1,422,604
Posted By ballen420
Funny, I never had these issues with my old Panny...

Funny, I never had these issues with my old Panny too. I understand the convenience for normal consumers, but I really hate these 'smart' products....and the lack of basic HDMI inputs into the TV. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-29-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22,863
Views: 1,422,604
Posted By ballen420
I've run into similar issues with all my sources...

I've run into similar issues with all my sources passing through an AVR where the TV will keep a setting from one of the sources (PC for my NAS) and apply that to other sources passing through...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-27-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 200,382
Posted By ballen420
Yonomi is an app that can be used to get some...

Yonomi is an app that can be used to get some basic commands working between the Echo and Sonos. Not as involved as above, but also doesn't have as much flexibility either.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22,863
Views: 1,422,604
Posted By ballen420
This worked for me. Receiver is now an option...

This worked for me. Receiver is now an option again for sound output and sound is actually coming out of my speakers. Thanks
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22,863
Views: 1,422,604
Posted By ballen420
To add some positive feedback, I have Verizon...

To add some positive feedback, I have Verizon that is running via ethernet off my ONT into HD HomeRun and the picture quality from cable channels is outstanding. I really expected to have a scaling...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22,863
Views: 1,422,604
Posted By ballen420
Sure. For one, you can look at the size of this...

Sure. For one, you can look at the size of this thread and it's certainly not 17k+ posts praising the TV.

Most seem to have issues with:

Panel Lottery (subjective - most/all TV's have this...
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