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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-21-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By calculon68
It's not strictly for gamers. The first 21:9...

It's not strictly for gamers. The first 21:9 monitor I got was for an edit bay for Adobe Premiere/After Effects use. I've since become a big fan of the ultrawide desktop; in office tasks,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-25-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,432
Views: 344,986
Posted By calculon68
Look Who's Back...

Look Who's Back (https://www.netflix.com/title/80094357)- a German film (ENG subtitles) about what happens when Adolf Hitler shows up in current-day Germany.

Surprisingly better than I thought it...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-12-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 34,534
Posted By calculon68
Did Black Mesa add the original HL's Xen levels?

Did Black Mesa add the original HL's Xen levels?
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-09-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,348
Posted By calculon68
Agree that TWOK DC doesn't add anything...

Agree that TWOK DC doesn't add anything worthwhile. Between TWOK DC and The Martian Extended (releases same day 6/7), I'll probably get The Martian.

Still amazed that ST:TMP DC isn't available on...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   03-28-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 34,534
Posted By calculon68
Portal 2 if you like first-person stuff. Batman...

Portal 2 if you like first-person stuff. Batman Arkham Asylum if you like third-person stuff. While both games are over five years old- they're still good baseline tests for graphics capabilities....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 122,770
Posted By calculon68
I cannot begin to describe how nice it is to NOT...

I cannot begin to describe how nice it is to NOT do the six-seven 30sec skip button (http://www.weaknees.com/30/) dance. I've been doing that so long that the button labels are worn clear on my older...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-24-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 122,770
Posted By calculon68
Also got the skipmode update recently. Can't...

Also got the skipmode update recently. Can't begin to describe how good NOT hitting the skip 30 sec button 6-7 times during commercial breaks feels. :D And very surprised skip works on my older...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-19-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,137
Posted By calculon68
Criterion Collection is the reason to bear the...

Criterion Collection is the reason to bear the monthly fee. And as stated before, Hulu doesn't insert advertising in movies.

But after subscribing for 3+ years, CC has 900 films...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-18-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10,346
Views: 422,355
Posted By calculon68
I'm afraid Jon Bernthal's getting type cast in...

I'm afraid Jon Bernthal's getting type cast in his TWD after-life. Check out Sicario. It's merely a cameo, but his character is maybe 2mm different than Shane's.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By calculon68
The last TV I bought through Amazon was a Panny...

The last TV I bought through Amazon was a Panny 37" in 2011. Back then overnight service was only $3.99, via UPS. Worked perfectly.

Generally:
-stick with Shipped and Sold by Amazon instead of...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-12-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 187,263
Posted By calculon68
That countdown was there for me last week, but...

That countdown was there for me last week, but not any more. Maybe Amazon renewed their license w/CBS. But I'm not holding breath


February 14

Note: All CBS properties that were expiring...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-11-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,137
Posted By calculon68
This may sound conspiratorial, but once I upped...

This may sound conspiratorial, but once I upped to Ad-free, my playback issues in Hulu evaporated. I never had issues with buffering mid-stream. My issues pre-Ad free were cueing ads and cueing back...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-11-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 187,263
Posted By calculon68
Last call for Star Trek on Prime. ...

Last call for Star Trek on Prime. (http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/01/star-trek-might-be-leaving-amazon-video-on-february-15/)

Shame, because the HD versions of TOS and TNG are better on Amazon...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-11-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,223
Posted By calculon68
The "leads" are the least interesting characters...

The "leads" are the least interesting characters to me. (Joe, Juliana, Frank) And if that's the last we'll see of Joe- I'm not losing sleep over it. The "supporting" cast is more watchable- Hido,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-10-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,223
Posted By calculon68
Huge book spoilers ahead: The book ends very...

Huge book spoilers ahead:

The book ends very differently and ends with Juliana meeting the author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, the novel that tells the story of the Allies winning the war....
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-10-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,223
Posted By calculon68
I liked the ending, but I'm a fan of the book. ...

I liked the ending, but I'm a fan of the book.

The ending is IMO, intentionally misleading. The whole Hitler is the man in the high castle is a red herring to me.

The scene of Tagomi's vision...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 30,776
Posted By calculon68
The legacy FireTV does not support MPEG2- and...

The legacy FireTV does not support MPEG2- and it's not listed in the supported formats for the new one either.

Content Formats Supported Video: H.265, H.264, Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-03-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,432
Views: 344,986
Posted By calculon68
Some intensely dislike that film because its...

Some intensely dislike that film because its narrative is so open to interpretation- which was both Kubrick's and Arthur C. Clarke's intention. Some parts are arthouse, some are flat-out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By calculon68
I just filled all 6 HDMI inputs that my 2012...

I just filled all 6 HDMI inputs that my 2012 Pioneer AVR had :
Fire TV, Roku 3, BD, Oppo DVD, TiVo Roamio, Steam Link
I don't think you're nuts. But I think most users will have on average 3-4...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   11-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By calculon68
Ten years ago, I bought a Panasonic HTiB...

Ten years ago, I bought a Panasonic HTiB (http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-SC-HT830V-Theater-Discontinued-Manufacturer/product-reviews/B000816XJI) that had wireless surround. (the wireless...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   11-23-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 34,534
Posted By calculon68
Giving my new Steam Link/Steam Controller a...

Giving my new Steam Link/Steam Controller a workout. So far extremely satisfied.

South Park Stick of Truth
Rocket League
SWKOTOR2: The Sith Lords

Still haven't found controller configs for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 66,719
Posted By calculon68
It's much faster to delete programs from folder...

It's much faster to delete programs from folder view. Doing at the the end of the program always requires multiple key presses. Doing it from the folder view is simply the "clear" button on the...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-17-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,432
Views: 344,986
Posted By calculon68
William Shatner's documentary on Star Trek: The...

William Shatner's documentary on Star Trek: The Next Generation was eye-opening and actually quite good. If you ever wondered why TNG's first two seasons sucked out loud- this helps to explain why:
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-13-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 30,776
Posted By calculon68
That's not downconversion. 2CH is LPCM.

That's not downconversion. 2CH is LPCM.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-12-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By calculon68
Have been using PL Ethernet for three years....

Have been using PL Ethernet for three years. House is 70 years old, 2 story 1500 sqft, updated electric but un-grounded outlets. Flipped property completely devoid of phone and cable connects when I...
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