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Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-21-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By mhobart
I've gone through a copy Panasonic players in my...

I've gone through a copy Panasonic players in my other room, including that one. They worked fine but both had the drive mechanism fail not long after the end of their warranty period. So I've...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
I think the main thing about the 1060 is better...

I think the main thing about the 1060 is better support or 4K tvs (it supports the HDCP 2.2 protocol). So decide based on what you plan to do for a TV.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-13-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
That's a good thing to try as well as a different...

That's a good thing to try as well as a different HDMI cable (always check cabling).
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,202
Views: 403,595
Posted By mhobart
I had no problems yesterday (Sunday) in US...

I had no problems yesterday (Sunday) in US Mountain states, no need to do anything with the network setup. These sort of irregular reports of problems suggests to me that Sony may have changed some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
I'm running a 7.1 setup, in part because a few...

I'm running a 7.1 setup, in part because a few years ago I got 5.1 speaker set and never got around to getting rid of my old speakers (2.0) and eventually switched over to 7.1. I had setup my old...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-22-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27,564
Views: 3,242,707
Posted By mhobart
I had a somewhat similar experience recently,...

I had a somewhat similar experience recently, possibly after a power spike. The standard practice of unplugging everything and leaving it off power for a few minutes didn't work. Leaving it off...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-17-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 232,858
Posted By mhobart
I'm sure that there are some engineers/developers...

I'm sure that there are some engineers/developers at Denon who have personal Roku3 sticks. One of them should bring that in for testing. I've seen that type of testing done at other organizations. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,303,128
Posted By mhobart
Actually, many modern day TVs are computers, just...

Actually, many modern day TVs are computers, just customized ones. Frequently (but I can't give any relative %) they are running custom versions of Linux :-) Occasionally that is indicated in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
10% THD!!! That makes it essentially a...

10% THD!!! That makes it essentially a meaningless spec, unless your hearing has been fried by too many overloud concerts :-)
Forum: Dual Format Players   02-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13,908
Views: 1,606,140
Posted By mhobart
I never disputed this, I keep my 5000s around for...

I never disputed this, I keep my 5000s around for the HD-DVD capability :-) While Oppo advertises their players as "Universal" they don't play HD-DVD. I can't really find fault with that as the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
Static would only give you a single spark when...

Static would only give you a single spark when you touched the set after having built up a static charge on yourself. A "tingly" sensation is an indication of some small current discharge, likely...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-28-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 78,766
Posted By mhobart
Did you perhaps run the extraction tool on each...

Did you perhaps run the extraction tool on each of the 9 files. The set together end up as a single 48 Gb collection (not 9x48Gb). I downloaded all 9 files to my Mac and then ran the extraction tool...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
That sounds like a ground fault in one of your...

That sounds like a ground fault in one of your pieces of equipment. You shouldn't be encountering it in any equipment for safety reasons. Unplug your equipment and take a close look at all of the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-22-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 32,698
Posted By mhobart
You also have to create a free signin user id on...

You also have to create a free signin user id on the demo-world site to see download links there, as I recall. Note also that they have occasionally ended up on email blacklists so that the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-17-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 78,766
Posted By mhobart
I also had no problems with the download. Thanks...

I also had no problems with the download. Thanks for vol. 3 :-) No problem playing from the decoded files. I did get a 64Gb USB drive and the files also play fine from there. Further tests,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,303,128
Posted By mhobart
Well, in my experience a number of the animated...

Well, in my experience a number of the animated films in 3D are quite enjoyable. Some of the non-animated films which were converted to 3D with care are also good. Plus there are various 3D...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,303,128
Posted By mhobart
Very few manufacturers these days bother to...

Very few manufacturers these days bother to explain in detail what is done in a given firmware upgrade. It is usually something like "improvements" - any change is supposed to be improvement :-) ...
Forum: Dual Format Players   01-06-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13,908
Views: 1,606,140
Posted By mhobart
It depends on the movie/show. Usually I prefer...

It depends on the movie/show. Usually I prefer the original format, or if it is an "enhanced" DVD which will support HDTV, the producers already have made the need for any such fiddling unnecessary...
Forum: Dual Format Players   01-06-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13,908
Views: 1,606,140
Posted By mhobart
I agree that the Samsung does play HD-DVDs and...

I agree that the Samsung does play HD-DVDs and delivers excellent quality images. I keep my BD-UP5000 in my media center as I have a few HD-DVDs which have not yet been released in B-D format :-( I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-06-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,303,128
Posted By mhobart
Now, now, don't go trying to introduce logic,...

Now, now, don't go trying to introduce logic, convenience, and customer friendliness into the discussion here :-) After all we are talking about a consumer electronics company. That would start...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
That's what I mean about the poorly edited...

That's what I mean about the poorly edited manual. The blue light had been around for several generations of Sony products. Deleting that and making the changes in the speakers being driven...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
I agree, many apparently miss the bright blue...

I agree, many apparently miss the bright blue indicator which used to be present and visible across the room. It is annoying that the help/manual does not clearly discuss this change. Now when I...
Forum: Dual Format Players   12-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13,908
Views: 1,606,140
Posted By mhobart
I don't have the Oppo BDP-103 but I do have the...

I don't have the Oppo BDP-103 but I do have the Oppo BDP-93. I got it after the Blu-Ray function of the Samsung BD-UP5000 drive died. In fact, all of the BDP-UP5000s I have failed in the same way. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,311
Views: 570,527
Posted By mhobart
From what I have seen, this seems to have become...

From what I have seen, this seems to have become the industry norm for blu-ray players and even av receivers.

The only device I still have which allows one to still roll-back a firmware update...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 97,283
Posted By mhobart
I get 5.1 sound via ARC from my TV and the Sony...

I get 5.1 sound via ARC from my TV and the Sony handle it properly.
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