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Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-28-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
I've never seen those emails that others here...

I've never seen those emails that others here report, but my returns-to-Netflix always get there next (mail) day... it's the shipment from their site to me that takes 2 days (with exactly two...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-20-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
It is my belief that once NF transitions their...

It is my belief that once NF transitions their business far enough away from discs, killing the disc service, that the "all you can stream" model will quickly vanish and be replaced by pay per view...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-05-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
What's this Hastings BD thing? I haven't heard of...

What's this Hastings BD thing? I haven't heard of it. Is it gohastings.com? Looks like a disc purchase place, rather than rental?
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-27-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Since my returned discs always make it to Netflix...

Since my returned discs always make it to Netflix in one day, and I live within the same metro area as my NF center, I expect not much change there. Within a city, mail is still being delivered...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-26-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
My contract is with Netflix, not USPS. If USPS...

My contract is with Netflix, not USPS. If USPS changed their sort deadline, NF needs to speed up when they deliver to USPS to keep the discs moving, or drop the price I'm paying, if they want to keep...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Glad to hear it! Congratulations. I'm...

Glad to hear it! Congratulations.


I'm curious to know what you did. And others might benefit from hearing it.


Good luck for future problem-free recording.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-20-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
+1 Since I get NF shipping notices by 10...

+1


Since I get NF shipping notices by 10 am most days, I struggle to see why NF can't get the discs to USPS in time to be sorted. My conclusion is that they could, but choose not to.


Marc
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
I'm not sure I understand your point. I've got...

I'm not sure I understand your point. I've got two of the SiliconDust OTA units, both on my network, for a total of 4 tuners. I don't think I've ever had a recording fail due to loss of network....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-11-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Still two days from NF to me in Indianapolis...

Still two days from NF to me in Indianapolis area. Always still just one day from me to NF.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-06-2015, 03:55 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
That turned into a good read. Thanks. I'd...

That turned into a good read. Thanks.


I'd be interested to see a chart for how much mail is expected delivered in one / two / three days within a metropolitan area, to complement the overall one...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-05-2015, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Actually, though USPS has famously downgraded its...

Actually, though USPS has famously downgraded its service, I don't believe it to be as much of the root cause of this as NF is making it out to be. While the USPS doesn't guarantee overnight first...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-03-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
I'm definitely going to try a trial subscription...

I'm definitely going to try a trial subscription to www.3d-blurayrental.com (http://www.3d-blurayrental.com/).


Tonight I had a very crappy exchange with Netflix on the phone. I decided to call...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-23-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
It matters greatly to me, in the way I use...

It matters greatly to me, in the way I use Netflix. While I don't like their release delays, the fact is that eventually they get the discs and ship them to me. I don't care if a movie comes out on...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-22-2015, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
In my case, they almost always get the discs the...

In my case, they almost always get the discs the (business) day after I mail them. So, discs mailed Saturday almost always show up at NF Monday, and so on. For me, it's just the "outbound from NF"...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-21-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
For the last two weeks discs take 2 days to get...

For the last two weeks discs take 2 days to get to me. They've consistently taken that extra day for every movie shipped... Time to call them up and complain. This happened once before, but cleared...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
SithLord: IMHO, give up any thoughts of using...

SithLord:
IMHO, give up any thoughts of using Windows for Netflix. I did it for a few years; NF through Windows Media Center just sucks. I still don't think the Windows NF streaming supports HD.

...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-12-2015, 04:00 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
To use the Smart TV features, a wired connection...

To use the Smart TV features, a wired connection is best, presuming your home LAN is in good shape. That's what I do.


The Chromecast unit has its own WIFI I believe. I've got one around here...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-25-2014, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Hi folks, I'm still loving my 60ST60,...

Hi folks,


I'm still loving my 60ST60, down in the media room, but it's time to replace an old 36" CRT TV in the family room with something more up to date. Because I love how the ST60 looks, I...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-20-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
I'm very upset that NF doesn't seem to be getting...

I'm very upset that NF doesn't seem to be getting Bluray versions of lots of TV shows, such as Doctor Who for example. They finally put Season 8 into inventory, but DVD only... sigh...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
My 60ST60 is connected to my HTPC, but I rarely...

My 60ST60 is connected to my HTPC, but I rarely use it as a computer screen for more than a few minutes at a time.


The on Thursday night I had a 4 hour period where I used it to watch some...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-26-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
I'm sure he'd like to, but he can't get access to...

I'm sure he'd like to, but he can't get access to enough of the content for that at a reasonable price. Of my top 100 discs, only about a fifth are available to stream. Hopefully our discs including...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-26-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Netflix seems to be culling the small fry. Every...

Netflix seems to be culling the small fry. Every time I've logged on this week I've gotten messages that they've removed movies from my queue because they no longer carry the movies. A couple of them...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
OK, if your TV is good to go and calibrated, I...

OK, if your TV is good to go and calibrated, I wouldn't mess with it. I understand all your inputs go through the receiver, so presumably all of the sources need to be outputting the same way so that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
It sounds like you don't have contrast /...

It sounds like you don't have contrast / brightness / gamma set properly on the TV, or the TV is expecting "limited" (which is the standard) dynamic range ("16-234")input but your PC is outputting...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-17-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
I noticed a distressing thing recently. In my...

I noticed a distressing thing recently. In my "Saved" queue, titles are going blank. As in, missing, with just an empty space where they used to be:

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