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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By fritzi93
I confess I don't have a Roku3, but I have three...

I confess I don't have a Roku3, but I have three Roku2 units, one an XS, and two XDs.

They all have a microSDHC slot to increase the memory. Each one of my Rokus has a 4 GB card, which helped...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By fritzi93
Are you going to pitch the Roku 2 XS without ever...

Are you going to pitch the Roku 2 XS without ever having hooked it up and tried it out? Really?

All you have to lose is maybe a half hour of your time to give the XS a try.
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-24-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,300
Posted By fritzi93
Does anyone else here suspect that HuluPlus is...

Does anyone else here suspect that HuluPlus is pushing more ads lately? When I first subscribed, I confess the amount of ads didn't seem bad at all compared to cable. (One of the reasons I cut the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-31-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,702
Posted By fritzi93
There are plugs available for shooting sports...

There are plugs available for shooting sports that have a valve in them to limit sudden, impulsive noise. I use them for trapshooting, also whenever I run my chainsaw, wood chipper, etc. They work...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   10-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By fritzi93
I think it's very likely that water got behind...

I think it's very likely that water got behind the bezel, as tgm1024 says. But whatever the cause, it's a partial TAB bond failure where the ribbon data cables go into the panel.

I had the same...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-25-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,082
Posted By fritzi93
I wonder how many members have used calibration...

I wonder how many members have used calibration settings posted on the owners' thread for their TVs? Should that be considered "self-calibration"?

I used Z-Mad's settings for my Sharp 70LE640U....
Forum: AVS Articles   10-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 28,314
Posted By fritzi93
Yes, the restorers did a wonderful job, and BTW...

Yes, the restorers did a wonderful job, and BTW it's a great movie, quite apart from its visual excellence. John Ford directing, John Wayne playing somewhat against type, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,262
Posted By fritzi93
Penny-pincher? (Raises hand). :p I voted $1k-5k. ...

Penny-pincher? (Raises hand). :p I voted $1k-5k.

This is a converted spare room/bedroom, ~ 13'x 14'.

What I didn't count:

- Construction Labor. Did all wiring, drywall, floor treatment,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-28-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,515
Posted By fritzi93
Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the...

Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the first thing I played when I tested my finished HT. My wife poked her head in and said, what the..! So I sat her down and played it again. That, my...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,515
Posted By fritzi93
Nice turn of phrase there, and so true. You...

Nice turn of phrase there, and so true. You should write for a living...oh. :p

Yes, my modest HT theater still gives me goose-bumps. It's why I went to the trouble.

That's another well-written,...
Forum: Community Articles   08-24-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By fritzi93
Yes. Subjectivity can't be the excuse to give...

Yes. Subjectivity can't be the excuse to give just any old assertion a free pass. Not when it's possible to expose erroneous assumptions with analysis of pertinent data.

Not to belabor the point,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,000
Posted By fritzi93
That hard drive is USB powered. No separate power...

That hard drive is USB powered. No separate power supply. It seems your computers cannot supply enough power via USB. You need a powered USB hub or an external *powered* hard drive (i.e. with a "wall...
Forum: AVS Articles   06-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 28,314
Posted By fritzi93
The Searchers (1956). The restoration for Blu-Ray...

The Searchers (1956). The restoration for Blu-Ray was surprisingly well-done.

It's got: John Ford directing, John Wayne at his height (but playiing somewhat against type), Jeffrey Hunter, a young...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By fritzi93
I don't have a *strong* opinion on this. ...

I don't have a *strong* opinion on this.

However, I did get a 3 year extended warranty a year ago. The TV is a store demo 70" Sharp (model 640U), and Sharp offered a very attractive price on the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 23,121
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by GusGus748s http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 44,342
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kelson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1521928/dvdfab-website-blockked/180#post_24535974)

@fritzi93: Not picking on you. Just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 376,639
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by elario http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5610#post_24535477)

Cropping does help because in this case...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 376,639
Posted By fritzi93
Just a few observations: 1) Video has 5...

Just a few observations:

1) Video has 5 reframes. That might cause stuttering on some devices (the first WDTV units prefer 4 max, dunno about currently). That's the number of reference frames a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 44,342
Posted By fritzi93
HDCP strippers are still sold in the U.S., they...

HDCP strippers are still sold in the U.S., they just can't be marketed as such. There are HDMI splitters in 1X2 and 1X4 configurations that, oh, just happen to also remove HDCP. Yes, I have one....
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,583
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cbcdesign http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1523626/samsung-pitches-a-curve-at-the-guggenheim/30#post_24518260)

I don't use the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 44,342
Posted By fritzi93
As mentioned, they won't go quietly. It's gonna...

As mentioned, they won't go quietly. It's gonna be whack-a mole.http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

DVDFab announced:

"Existing bookmarks for either site may not work from some...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 376,639
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pepar http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5340#post_24459353)

Do you have a link?

I knew that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 376,639
Posted By fritzi93
It's my understanding that DTS uses...

It's my understanding that DTS uses "psychoacoustic" effects, though they're understandably close-mouthed as to what exactly that entails.

Sure, during particularly dramatic passages I can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 376,639
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hogger129 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5340#post_24459123)

Thanks for the help and also to the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 376,639
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hogger129 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5340#post_24458828)

Is there a certain bitrate that you...
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