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Forum: Video Processors   02-13-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7,169
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Posted By BiggAW
WHAT?!?! That's not chocolate and vanilla....

WHAT?!?! That's not chocolate and vanilla. Surround sound is just objectively better and more immersive. She needs to get used to it, appreciate it, and enjoy it.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 15,275
Posted By BiggAW
It varies market to market, but in many markets,...

It varies market to market, but in many markets, cable is passing OTA on directly, so they both look like crap, and DirecTV is the only source of a better quality signal. U-Verse is bad all around,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-13-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18,876
Views: 2,144,750
Posted By BiggAW
It either works or it doesn't. It's all digital,...

It either works or it doesn't. It's all digital, so signal strength doesn't matter, as long as it works reliably. On Demand is done through MoCA anyway, and artifacts are the result of compression....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-13-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,234
Views: 652,158
Posted By BiggAW
Too many subchannels. ESPN requires a certain...

Too many subchannels. ESPN requires a certain bitrate by contract, few other channels have the leverage, and if all channels did that, we'd just have fewer HD channels, as Comcast isn't willing to...
Forum: Video Processors   02-06-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 1,041,748
Posted By BiggAW
I suppose the speakers could be less bad with a...

I suppose the speakers could be less bad with a thicker TV, since there is more physical room for them than on a modern LED-LCD, but still. They are still going to sound pretty bad compared to even a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-06-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 15,275
Posted By BiggAW
I don't think ATSC 3.0 will replace ATSC 1.0 for...

I don't think ATSC 3.0 will replace ATSC 1.0 for a very, very long time. The people who watch OTA are either low-income or cheap. Those aren't the audiences clamoring for 4k. ATSC 1.0 works fine, and...
Forum: Video Processors   02-01-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 1,041,748
Posted By BiggAW
I just don't get it. There's really no downside...

I just don't get it. There's really no downside to using the AVR, and the sound is so much better! Even if you're trying not to disturb others in the house that are sleeping or whatever, I think the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-27-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 193,208
Posted By BiggAW
Well actually, with Comcast, TiVo was...

Well actually, with Comcast, TiVo was significantly cheaper up until Lifetime got more expensive a few months ago. TiVo WAS $400 and then $500 for Lifetime, and $150 for the Minis with no monthly...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-25-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 193,208
Posted By BiggAW
Well, my point exactly, you're still not using...

Well, my point exactly, you're still not using X1. The Lifetime now for new TiVo subs is crazy expensive. I have a box with Lifetime, I may call them up and try to get an existing subscriber deal on...
Forum: Video Processors   01-25-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7,169
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Posted By BiggAW
One of my former roommates would use the TV...

One of my former roommates would use the TV speakers for Netflix (everything else was video-only since I had the DVDO EDGE set up to only send video to the TV). I could never understand why anyone...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-21-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 193,208
Posted By BiggAW
I doubt it. The few people who care about native...

I doubt it. The few people who care about native mode, like me, already have TiVos.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-19-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 193,208
Posted By BiggAW
There are several different versions of the X1...

There are several different versions of the X1 hardware, and at least two different models for the service itself, depending on market. It's kind of confusing.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-18-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 193,208
Posted By BiggAW
Comcast will continue to want to put overpriced...

Comcast will continue to want to put overpriced boxes in the home, although more and more of the hardware capabilities of the boxes will move to the cloud, as stupid as it is for that application.
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Forum: Video Processors   01-07-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,169
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Posted By BiggAW
You can pass audio and video on the video port,...

You can pass audio and video on the video port, but I don't think you can pass video through the audio port. I'm not 100% on that though.
Forum: Video Processors   01-06-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 1,041,748
Posted By BiggAW
Can you do video out on both ports? I thought it...

Can you do video out on both ports? I thought it was audio out only on one, and no Matrix ability, i.e. both on the same input.
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   01-06-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,842
Posted By BiggAW
This is true. Still not the peanut though!

This is true. Still not the peanut though!
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   01-05-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,842
Posted By BiggAW
That sounds cool, but really complicated. I was...

That sounds cool, but really complicated. I was thinking like a Logitech Harmony vs. using OEM remotes. Easier for lining up inputs, but otherwise not as good as an experience. And you're looking at...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18,876
Views: 2,144,750
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, sounds like typical cable company BS. No...

Yeah, sounds like typical cable company BS. No good technical reason for it, unless it's something like X1.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-04-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18,876
Views: 2,144,750
Posted By BiggAW
I'm not familiar with every system, but the...

I'm not familiar with every system, but the conventional cable DVRs that use MoCA would be fine to self-install unless they force a truck roll for the MoCA filter, which Comcast used to when they had...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-04-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By BiggAW
Is GF really passing the feeds through directly...

Is GF really passing the feeds through directly from the satellite master feeds (C-band?)? Or are they just re-encoding at crazy high bitrates?

FIOS doesn't use DOCSIS, DOCSIS is what cable uses...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-04-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18,876
Views: 2,144,750
Posted By BiggAW
True. The customer should have everything hooked...

True. The customer should have everything hooked up for the FIOS guy when s/he comes to install the ONT, but that probably happens <5% of the time in reality. What amazes me is when people call the...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   01-04-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,842
Posted By BiggAW
My AVR remote is absolutely horrible. However,...

My AVR remote is absolutely horrible. However, there is no way to replicate all the of functionality in a universal remote. That being said, for day to day usage of switching modes, volume, and HDMI...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By BiggAW
I wouldn't say it's for people who know nothing...

I wouldn't say it's for people who know nothing about audio. It's for people who know enough to know that you need good surround sound to get a good experience, but who aren't technology purists like...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-04-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18,876
Views: 2,144,750
Posted By BiggAW
Coax lines that aren't in use shouldn't be...

Coax lines that aren't in use shouldn't be connected, and the extra splitter ports should be terminated. It probably doesn't matter on FIOS, since the output is so hot, and there's no cable plant to...
Forum: Speakers   01-03-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By BiggAW
They will sell a ton of these things. Likely not...

They will sell a ton of these things. Likely not to people on this forum though. They will sell to people with money, who don't want to see wires. The true technology and home theater enthusiasts...
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