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Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-21-2014, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Just press the HOME button again - it toggles...

Just press the HOME button again - it toggles back-and-forth between the logo screen and the screen with all of the online options.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Philnick
As a 5.1 analog hookup guy, I've connected FL and...

As a 5.1 analog hookup guy, I've connected FL and FR into both the 5.1 multichannel input and the "DVD" stereo input with a pair of Y-adapters. This lets me send stereo (2.0) disks into the AVR's...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Philnick
I have a question for those using "phantom center...

I have a question for those using "phantom center channel" setups.

What do you do when you watch a movie that uses only the front center channel? They're rare, but not non-existent, Examples...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-14-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Thumbs up PS No reset needed

Turned out that removing any disk from the drawer was all that was needed to restore access to the DVD-A and HDCP options lines in setup. I didn't have to do the ritual reset to factory defaults or...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-14-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Experiments with downloads

My UV library, for which I've paid nothing, started with three UV coupons tucked into Blu-rays, which I found while cleaning house: Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, and Gravity. I was directed to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-14-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Philnick
Exclamation Audio clarifications

Actually, CD audio is not "data compressed" - it's straight PCM sampled at 44.1 Khz and a 16 bit word length, and given the file extension WAV. It has a quieter noise floor and more dynamic range...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-13-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Lightbulb A simple way to do this would be to create a...

A simple way to do this would be to create a definition file for your server that only shares the Miles Davis branch of the tree, and nothing else - All Music would then do that.

With oShare...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-13-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Philnick
Bob - While I'm not about to spend big...

Bob -

While I'm not about to spend big bucks on them, I was able to pick up two used disks from Amazon Warehouse for about $12 apiece: the original Ghostbusters, which I only had on DVD, and the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-12-2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Question I've looked at the manual's description of the...

I've looked at the manual's description of the HDMI Color Space Options. It says that the Auto settings will choose 4:4:4 if the display supports that; and it also provides a fixed 4:4:4 setting, so...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-12-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Thumbs up Airto - no, wait - Freddie Hubbard

Airto Moreira, Aqu Se Puede.

(At my girlfriend's, playing it off my home computer remotely with my laptop in standard CD WAV format.)

Got it as a thank you gift for becoming a sustaining member...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-12-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Thumbs up I'm a satisfied user of oShare on my...

I'm a satisfied user of oShare on my many-year-old AMD desktop. In fact, I've heard that Oppo itself uses oShare for its in-house testing.

Many routers have a Quality of Service ("QOS") setting...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-12-2014, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Philnick
I recently bought a pair of "4K Mastered" Blu-ray...

I recently bought a pair of "4K Mastered" Blu-ray disks. They're standard 1080p disks that leave off any extra features so they can use less video compression and look very good as a result. They...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-12-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Philnick
After doing the upgrade I noticed something...

After doing the upgrade I noticed something strange: the DVD-A and HDCD Mode settings were greyed out and inaccessible. Fortunately, both were turned on. Putting that type of disc in didn't make its...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-11-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Thumbs up The Morph-ology of the new firmware

On the strength of your post (I'm also an analog audio output guy) - and the absence of any posts saying the new firmware had caused any problems - I did the upgrade tonight.

I then popped in my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-08-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Finally decided to register a few of my Blu-ray...

Finally decided to register a few of my Blu-ray disks with UltraViolet to see what that's like. It meant creating matching Flixter and UltraViolet accounts (the latter was effortless, as Flixter...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-03-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Quote:Originally Posted by Bob...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291855/official-oppo-bdp-93-owners-thread/26760#post_24790297)

^ This firmware...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-03-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 251,669
Posted By Philnick
"Equally off" says it - unless you've been using...

"Equally off" says it - unless you've been using the "known to work 8 port splitter" with your MOCA setup and use the same pair of jacks as always to connect to the diplexers hosting your MOCA...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-03-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,214
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Posted By Philnick
Not sure I fully understand your diagrams, but...

Not sure I fully understand your diagrams, but just remember that the 8-port splitter built into the amp is most likely a three-level tree of 2-way splitters. Unless you're sure which pairs of jacks...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 251,669
Posted By Philnick
Figured out that if I went out through the...

Figured out that if I went out through the window sill behind my computer, down the side of the house, and in through one of the plywood panels that have replaced the basement windows, I would only...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-16-2014, 10:14 PM
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Views: 251,669
Posted By Philnick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by xnappo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1145636/actiontec-mi424wr-a-cheap-moca-bridge-for-all/1200#post_24722642)

I know I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-14-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 251,669
Posted By Philnick
So after using a pair of old Verizon Actiontecs...

So after using a pair of old Verizon Actiontecs (one Rev. for almost 3 years, during which time I found that internet speed tests through the router directly connected to my cable modem and at the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,355
Posted By Philnick
BiggAW: It's possible that the 103/105 series of...

BiggAW: It's possible that the 103/105 series of Oppos can, but I have the 93, which doesn't have an HDMI input.


GregLee: Without knowing whether you surround headset's base unit knows DD+ and...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,355
Posted By Philnick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by GregLee http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525574/ready-for-prime-time-amazon-fire-tv/120#post_24605560)

Not so. I'm right now...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,355
Posted By Philnick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by GregLee http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525574/ready-for-prime-time-amazon-fire-tv/120#post_24605422)

I see settings for the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-14-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,355
Posted By Philnick
If it's only sending stereo over HDMI with that...

If it's only sending stereo over HDMI with that setting, the DD will also be stereo. (DD is fully-capable of stereo - that's what gets sent out if you use the TuneIn Roku channel.)

The only...
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