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Forum: Latest Industry News   07-23-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,140
Posted By mrsmith
Pricey right now - remember how costly were the...

Pricey right now - remember how costly were the original plasmas back in the day? Well, those too dropped quickly. One thing is for sure: OLED really IS 'the next big thing in HDTV, and not 4K,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 106,135
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by Wendell R....

Quote:Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450510/netflix-adds-3d-and-super-hd/1170#post_23341907)

The BDA is working...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 106,135
Posted By mrsmith
Now that you've mentioned the latest crock of...

Now that you've mentioned the latest crock of bull(4k) alongside the BluRay crock, I suggest you get to an optometrist for a good check of your eyes. Both are good, but principally are exercises in...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 106,135
Posted By mrsmith
Makes little difference, at least to me, which...

Makes little difference, at least to me, which method is used to access Netflix new 'Super HD' titles and service. More important is the extraordinary image quality - now on a par with VuDu's HDX...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-25-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 28,041
Posted By mrsmith
No, I agree that 3D is anything but "dead". But,...

No, I agree that 3D is anything but "dead". But, perhaps, the more accurate statement would be that glasses-type 3D is indeed dead over the long term. Most people I know - including me - do not want...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   01-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 224,706
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by irkuck http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1309492/4k-by-2k-or-quad-hd-lots-of-rumors-thoughts/2400#post_22832501)

I thought that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
What do I hear via the amp? So long as the...

What do I hear via the amp? So long as the Roku2-XS is set for STEREO on sources such as Netflix 5.1 or Vudu HDX 5.1, a plain old stereo mix is heard. If, however, the box is set to 5.1, there is no...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-07-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 21,891
Posted By mrsmith
If the price were no more than 1080p then fine....

If the price were no more than 1080p then fine. But a higher price? Forget it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
The concept that a higher price means higher...

The concept that a higher price means higher quality is one of the all-time bogus theories being peddled by many providers. After all, if you can get a lot of people to believe it, you're way ahead...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,395
Posted By mrsmith
They can call it Jake, they can call it Fred,...

They can call it Jake, they can call it Fred, they can call it bozo - it's still yet another incremental improvement in display technology. Within the last two weeks I saw "Ultra HD"(LG's 84-inch...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-24-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 45,432
Posted By mrsmith
Well, I for one HAVE "seen the light" of 4K...

Well, I for one HAVE "seen the light" of 4K within the last two weeks, and it came as a MAJOR disappointment. Specifically, this was LG's 84-inch 4K display with a native 4k travelogue, and it was -...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   12-09-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 224,706
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by irkuck http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1309492/4k-by-2k-or-quad-hd-lots-of-rumors-thoughts/2220#post_22670021)

This is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-09-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 184,895
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aaronwt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1282668/official-roku-hd-xd-xds-owners-thread/600#post_22678087)

The ability to output...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Splicer010 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432937/dolby-digital-plus-or-dolby-digital#post_22651317)

You should do more fact...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-04-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 23,482
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by Rob...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rob Greer http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438341/3d-in-the-home-do-you-care#post_22580495)

I wish one of the poll options was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
The manual for the box simply states that the...

The manual for the box simply states that the HDMI connection to the HDTV and from there to an external amp is all that's needed. There's an A/V port as well, but manual states it's to be used for...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,246
Posted By mrsmith
The Roku2-XS box offers your choice of either...

The Roku2-XS box offers your choice of either stereo or 5.1. Problem is that access to the 5.1 tracks on their 1080p 'HD' offerings requires Dolby Digital Plus - something many high-quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrsmith http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432937/dolby-digital-plus-or-dolby-digital#post_22592218)

I'm using a Sherwood RD7502...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sdurani http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432937/dolby-digital-plus-or-dolby-digital#post_22548049)

DD+ can be more efficient...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,409
Posted By mrsmith
I have a more basic question than 'which is...

I have a more basic question than 'which is better?' My question is WHY - as in why does the Roku2-XS box require Dolby Digital Plus for services such as VuDu and Netflix 5.1 surround? Shall we all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 33,988
Posted By mrsmith
Here we go again, with Microsoft raking it in("a...

Here we go again, with Microsoft raking it in("a fool and his money are soon parted"). I've looked carefully at all the M/S operating systems since my installation of Windows XP Pro(32-bit) years...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-10-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 150,835
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by michaeltscott...

Quote:Originally Posted by michaeltscott http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21192532)

That post of mine that you quoted was for 10 December last...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 150,835
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by michaeltscott...

Quote:Originally Posted by michaeltscott http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19637772)

That'd be wonderful, but I doubt that it can be done. They...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-06-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,894
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by Brian Hampton...

Quote:Originally Posted by Brian Hampton http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20922147)

Sounds good, I guess.

I remember when I liked DVDs.

I...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-26-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 64,405
Posted By mrsmith
Quote:Originally Posted by LugNutX...

Quote:Originally Posted by LugNutX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21050676)

Just wanted to follow-up, since I resurrected the dead thread:
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