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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2016, 12:24 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
I think you should have a tech out to your home. ...

I think you should have a tech out to your home. There is obviously an issue with some cabling somewhere.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-04-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 129,249
Posted By scott_bernstein
Trainweck on HBO

Was surprised to find current movie Trainwreck showing in OAR on HBO!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-21-2016, 02:59 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
The claim from Oppo was (if I recall) that it is...

The claim from Oppo was (if I recall) that it is no longer a requirement to do a "reset to default" after an update.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-05-2016, 08:26 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
No

No
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-18-2016, 11:30 AM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
I have had some situations where the Oppo locks...

I have had some situations where the Oppo locks up when I'm browsing and I hit upon certain video files (so as you're scrolling, it peeks into the file so it can display the resolution, length, frame...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-02-2016, 01:12 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
There are a few things that you don't get with...

There are a few things that you don't get with the Quantum boxes that you get with (many of) the legacy boxes:
- Ability to add external SATA drive. Yes the internal drive on the Quantum box is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-29-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 530,214
Posted By scott_bernstein
Sounds like a true hardware issue to me? $60...

Sounds like a true hardware issue to me? $60 isn't too bad for a house call
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-01-2016, 07:26 AM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
not just simple -- but frankly flawless and...

not just simple -- but frankly flawless and painless. Install and it "just works" every time.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-01-2016, 07:23 AM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Sorry, not seeing anything like this on my 6300...

Sorry, not seeing anything like this on my 6300 series. Picture quality is exactly the same for me as it was prior to the update.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-11-2016, 01:44 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
They haven't built any sort of system for the...

They haven't built any sort of system for the player to reach out to the web and update apps independently -- the apps just update with firmware or never. There is also no way to add or delete apps,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-11-2016, 12:38 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
They do push out updates to their apps. But "as...

They do push out updates to their apps. But "as fast as reasonably possible" -- not quite? The apps only get updated when firmware is updated (and not all of the apps every time). For a while...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-08-2016, 03:02 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Just an FYI I got a new firmware update (first...

Just an FYI I got a new firmware update (first one in a few months) 2 days ago which (unlike most updates we've had in the past) changed a number of obvious things relating to the SmartTV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,588
Posted By scott_bernstein
Scotty knew that there was a possibility that it...

Scotty knew that there was a possibility that it was Cole's kid because he just happened to conveniently show up at Cole's place ranting and screaming the one night Allison slept with Cole -- Scotty...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Huh? Scotty raped Allison? I don't think there...

Huh?
Scotty raped Allison? I don't think there was any mention of Scotty raping her and fathering her daughter? Did you guys see a different version of this show than I did?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-08-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
I have not noticed this. Are you referring to a...

I have not noticed this. Are you referring to a particular channel?
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-29-2015, 02:09 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
...And among the channels they reported as...

...And among the channels they reported as having gone 4:1 are Palladia and AXS.TV, both of which broadcast a lot of concerts which are ALREADY bit starved due to strobe lights and fast moving...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,297
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Just watched "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon on HBO...

Just watched "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon on HBO last night and to my surprise it was OAR!

Nice little bonus, and good movie if you are looking for something a little introspective.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-10-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Thanks. Well, I'm one of the happy legions of...

Thanks. Well, I'm one of the happy legions of OShare users, so I'm DLNA only unfortunately. That's neat about the Media Control App gapless support, and would try it out if DLNA were supported....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-10-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Doesn't work at all for me (yet) over network...

Doesn't work at all for me (yet) over network share, which is where all of my FLAC files are, unfortunately.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,323
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Posted By scott_bernstein
It wouldn't be so bad if we had WNET on-demand,...

It wouldn't be so bad if we had WNET on-demand, but for some reason we don't. My parents have it on their Optimum service at their house in NJ.

Luckily it seems that WNET (and most PBS stations)...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-04-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 530,214
Posted By scott_bernstein
Nope. Just press the little colored cube button...

Nope. Just press the little colored cube button in the middle of the remote and you can get to the internal apps no matter what source you're on
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-07-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,588
Posted By scott_bernstein
This was quite on purpose, playing on the fact...

This was quite on purpose, playing on the fact that peoples' memories are faulty and each person remembers things differently after the fact. I loved noticing the little differences between each of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18,974
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Yeah, I think I read that the IPTV plan has been...

Yeah, I think I read that the IPTV plan has been abandoned.

Then they started a plan to transition from MPEG2 to MPEG4/H.264 video which gets much better compression with better quality (this...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By scott_bernstein
Ah yes, the OTA stations are among the select few...

Ah yes, the OTA stations are among the select few that are not receiving additional compression and transcoding. On the other hand, most every other channel (most noticeably the movie channels) IS...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18,974
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Posted By scott_bernstein
This used to be mostly true, but this statement...

This used to be mostly true, but this statement is no longer true in any sense on FIOS. There is 3:1 compression PLUS MPEG4 to MPEG2 transcoding going on with nearly every HD channel nowadays.
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