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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-28-2017, 08:50 AM
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Posted By SimpleTheater
Sometimes I just want fun music! ...

Sometimes I just want fun music!
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Forum: Speakers   03-01-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By SimpleTheater
Kef Q100's are on sale on KEFs website, but I...

Kef Q100's are on sale on KEFs website, but I don't see the 110's.
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By SimpleTheater
I spent all last summer in this exact same...

I spent all last summer in this exact same position. I listened to more speakers than I can even remember. I settled on Tannoy DC8's for $6k/pr. My room size was just too small for the DC10's for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 222,063
Posted By SimpleTheater
Over in the OPPO 203 thread,...

Over in the OPPO 203 thread, Denon/Marantz/Pioneer are all having issues with 4k upconversion and also HDMI handshake issues. Whenever someone new comes over with a problem, the first question is...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-08-2017, 08:08 AM
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Views: 53,758
Posted By SimpleTheater
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,788
Posted By SimpleTheater
They added a queue in the last update.

They added a queue in the last update.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-25-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
if you're using a device to link to SONOS then...

if you're using a device to link to SONOS then you're probably right and that will bypass SONOS.

It's just disconcerting that no one has given a direct answer to customers asking a "What if"...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By SimpleTheater
I heard these and they really are a lot of fun. ...

I heard these and they really are a lot of fun. I'm not a big fan of "What HiFi", just because they don't do a lot of testing, but my ears agreed with their review...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-24-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
I think manufacturers should build in a test...

I think manufacturers should build in a test program that sends out a ton of data and using hdmi's return channel returns a verification that the cable and the display are getting every bit sent. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
Don't work for me either.

Don't work for me either.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
I just found this link where someone wrote "The...

I just found this link where someone wrote "The main concern would be the online streaming services, where some of them rely on intermediate servers that are hosted by Sonos. With them gone, the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
Maybe his wording is vague, but after he wrote...

Maybe his wording is vague, but after he wrote "In short, no" he said "To be clear,SONOS does not send all play requests through Sonos servers. There are four servers of ours which act as...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
I'm basing the statement about SONOS having its...

I'm basing the statement about SONOS having its own servers on this SONOS employees response to this question.
"There are four servers of ours which act as intermediaries between Spotify, Amazon,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-20-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
SONOS biggest issue is they maintain servers and...

SONOS biggest issue is they maintain servers and other equipment to stream. The devices aren't just a direct link to Pandora/Napster/Spotify/etc. This creates a recurring cost that they don't make...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-20-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 53,758
Posted By SimpleTheater
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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-19-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
This doesn't make sense to me. Tesla came out...

This doesn't make sense to me. Tesla came out with their first car 100 years after Ford. I don't expect it to be a Model T, I expect it to be better than the latest Ford. Same goes for OPPO. They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
I never understood why SONOS didn't make either a...

I never understood why SONOS didn't make either a nice looking aluminum brushed unit that would look beautiful in an equipment rack, nor did they ever come out with a dedicated headphone amplifier. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-17-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
Not sure where you've seen a DTS-MA stream, but...

Not sure where you've seen a DTS-MA stream, but you may be confusing it with this:
Back in 2013, DTS teamed up with CinemaNow to offer DTS-HD soundtracks. A CinemaNow rep tells me that a "vast...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By SimpleTheater
Bankruptcy in 2017? Interesting article. ...

Bankruptcy in 2017? Interesting article.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/01/11/sonos-ceo-steps-down-amazon-alexa/
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11,885
Views: 1,513,330
Posted By SimpleTheater
i haven't pulled the trigger on them yet. Still...

i haven't pulled the trigger on them yet. Still using my JBL's for seven channels and cheap 8" Monoprice in ceiling speakers for Atmos.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-04-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
For me, the 'Strip Metadata' function was purely...

For me, the 'Strip Metadata' function was purely because my JVC DLA-X550R projector looked so dim when playing a UHD disc. Because the updated firmware does not fix the brightness issue, is there...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-03-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
Does this firmware improve color mapping or is it...

Does this firmware improve color mapping or is it actually sending BT.2020? Thanks.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-03-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
This was my issue with 3D content. Every couple...

This was my issue with 3D content. Every couple of minutes I would see a stutter/jitter or whatever you want to call it. They sent me a link to download this beta software last week and it fixed...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-03-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
Purely out of curiosity, does anyone know why...

Purely out of curiosity, does anyone know why OPPO asks for your screen size for 3D viewing? I've had multiple 3D capable blu-ray players and the Philips UHD player. None asked.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-03-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 890,568
Posted By SimpleTheater
If it helps anyone, I am now using Sewell...

If it helps anyone, I am now using Sewell Silverback S5 HDMI Cable, 50 ft. Cost me $45. I'm also using the 3ft version ($9.95) from the OPPO to my Yamaha 3060. Having NO ISSUES with HDMI...
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