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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,985
Posted By DSperber
I use Windows Media Center on my Win7 HTPC, and...

I use Windows Media Center on my Win7 HTPC, and have replaced the standard Microsoft GUIDE functionality in WMC (which MS changed last year from very fine Zap2it-based which it had been for 7 years,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,451
Posted By DSperber
Just one more remark about "Nightcrawler", and...

Just one more remark about "Nightcrawler", and then back on-topic.

Who can forget that greatly conceived and performed scene in the Mexican restaurant , where Gyllenhall makes Renee Russo a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,451
Posted By DSperber
Riz Ahmed's previous excellent work in Jake...

Riz Ahmed's previous excellent work in Jake Gyllenhaal's very creepy "Nightcrawler" was very tense, to say the least.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-08-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,461
Posted By DSperber
Ironically, I did the same thing myself last...

Ironically, I did the same thing myself last night!

I watched it all the way through to the final Steve Martin song at the end, hoping I would find something entertaining. But NOOO....

So...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-05-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,132
Posted By DSperber
Not to be mean, but THAT scene in "Vacation" is...

Not to be mean, but THAT scene in "Vacation" is of the same type of high-caliber "humor" [not!] which prompted me to stop watching this show midway through last season.

Sorry. No ads or trailers...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-01-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,461
Posted By DSperber
Me fears they drafted writing staff from SNL,...

Me fears they drafted writing staff from SNL, which would explain why these skits were just as tired and unfunny here as when Maya, Marty and Keenan performed essentially the same stuff on SNL. ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-16-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 8,867
Posted By DSperber
Couldn't make the show any WORSE than it...

Couldn't make the show any WORSE than it currently has achieved through its tired, redundant, boring and humorless live skits which is the result of terrible writing and even worse cue-card reading...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By DSperber
Just for reference, there is a newly created...

Just for reference, there is a newly created thread on the A16 over at Head-Fi Forum (http://www.head-fi.org/t/807459/smyth-research-realiser-a16). I suspect that's where most of the real discussion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By DSperber
Welcome to the show. I am "patient zero" for...

Welcome to the show.

I am "patient zero" for the Smyth Realiser. I discovered the concept of "SVS, i.e. Smyth Virtual Surround" back in 2004 in an issue of Widescreen Review. At that time...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-07-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By DSperber
Smyth Realiser A16 - 3D headphone processor

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/4940/YBrwNG.jpg

Similar to Realiser A8 (http://www.smyth-research.com/products.html)in basic idea, but now supports up to 16-channels (horizontal and vertical), and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-04-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
Do yourself a goodness, and install EPG123...

Do yourself a goodness, and install EPG123 (requires subscription to Schedules Direct, for $25/year). You'll get back movie "star rating" and year the movie was release, synopsis and full plot,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
I installed EPG123 myself a few weeks ago, and...

I installed EPG123 myself a few weeks ago, and could not be happier. I'll probably go to my grave still using Win7 and WMC and EPG123/SD.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
Just in case it went unnoticed, Rovi just bought...

Just in case it went unnoticed, Rovi just bought TiVo for $1.1 billion (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/business/dealbook/rovi-buys-tivo-in-1-1-billion-deal.html). New company will be called TiVo....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-27-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
I've been using the Linksys DMA2100 forever,...

I've been using the Linksys DMA2100 forever, which is no longer made either but is available right now on Amzaon (http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-DMA2100-Cisco-Linksys-Center-Extender/dp/B000XQGOW4)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
You don't mean channel 7, I'm sure. You mean 7 x...

You don't mean channel 7, I'm sure. You mean 7 x 30 seconds = 3.5 minutes skip, right?

Essentially instantaneous, same as a single 30-second skip. You push 7 and then you push "skip" and the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
I know nothing from VM's. But an extender...

I know nothing from VM's.

But an extender with an attached HDTV is REQUIRED as the only way you can view copy-protected live/recorded content from the HTPC, external from the HTPC and attached...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
I have no interest in "commercial skipping"...

I have no interest in "commercial skipping" applications or plug-ins. I'm not a fan of the unnecessary overhead it requires, and am just perfectly willing to use the 30-second-skip-forward and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,036
Posted By DSperber
Have to chime in here about EPG123...

Have to chime in here about EPG123 (http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=9702) which you can read all about over on The Green Button forum for it...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-23-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23,671
Views: 1,844,822
Posted By DSperber
I'm not a gamer so I cannot speak to that use,...

I'm not a gamer so I cannot speak to that use, interjecting the 103 in between.

But for standard use of an HDTV as an external display device, using miniDP->HDMI out of a well-endowed laptop...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-13-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 23,220
Posted By DSperber
Well, I gave it one more go, watching the first...

Well, I gave it one more go, watching the first episode last night. Apparently I dozed off during it, awakening with the DVR at the end of the show. So I restarted it and this time worked hard to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-12-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 13,566
Posted By DSperber
Upcoming season 5 reported to be the last...

Upcoming season 5 reported to be the last (http://deadline.com/2016/04/episodes-final-season-5-showtime-1201735664/).

Won't air until 2017, and will only be 7 episodes. Then they'll call it a day.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-12-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 23,220
Posted By DSperber
I bailed on this show midway through last season,...

I bailed on this show midway through last season, as it had really gotten to be unwatchable. But I still have a subscription to this thread.

I noticed the new season was starting, so I set a...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   04-01-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,145,333
Posted By DSperber
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   04-01-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,145,333
Posted By DSperber
Just wanted to bow out of active participation in...

Just wanted to bow out of active participation in this thread, as my 960 was sold this week. Been 12 years since it replaced my very first HDTV, another wonderful 34" CRT the Sampo SME-34HDW5. Been...
Forum: Direct View CRT   03-25-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By DSperber
Sold - 3/25/2016. My long-loved 34XBR960...

Sold - 3/25/2016.

My long-loved 34XBR960 will have a new home and parents, in Oklahoma.
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