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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2016, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Balforth
I also had a Vizio 1080p tv that had the Amazon...

I also had a Vizio 1080p tv that had the Amazon app built in, but that doesn't negate anything I said. Just because your Sony uses Android and Amazon chose to support that TV and provide an app, the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2016, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Balforth
You might want to check out the Nvidia Shield for...

You might want to check out the Nvidia Shield for Kodi. It works great and you get all of the other benefits of the Shield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MH73mhO0fM
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2016, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Sure -- you just need the "Google Home" app from...

Sure -- you just need the "Google Home" app from the play store:

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6059461?hl=en
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2016, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Except you can mirror your phone/tablet through...

Except you can mirror your phone/tablet through the google home app, in which case the video is being streamed to your device and from your device to the tv, not the tv directly connection to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2016, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Ha! Only if the furniture was lined with gold...

Ha! Only if the furniture was lined with gold and diamonds :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-21-2016, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Balforth
Or nVidia Shield. I totally junked my HTPC...

Or nVidia Shield. I totally junked my HTPC running Kodi because you can load Kodi on the shield as it's a native Android app. The gaming capability is pretty nice too. The Shield is the only...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-21-2016, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Balforth
To be fair, that's not Vizio's fault. Amazon...

To be fair, that's not Vizio's fault. Amazon refuses to release an official app for Android. I know Vizio used to provide a built-in Amazon app in their smart tvs at one point, but in my experience...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2016, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Balforth
The GIK stuff looks amazing -- I love the custom...

The GIK stuff looks amazing -- I love the custom art panels and I'm sure the wife and I can come to find something we both like. Lots of room on the right wall that needs to be filled, so that would...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2016, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Excellent -- I think I'll queue up something...

Excellent -- I think I'll queue up something tonight and do some testing to figure out the right toe-in angles and how much covering up that tile helps. I will say that after getting the Yammy and...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2016, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Thanks everybody. I'll try tilting up my center....

Thanks everybody. I'll try tilting up my center. I'll have to do a sound check with the wife by throwing some heavy blankets down on the tile and see if it makes a big difference. I don't know if...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2016, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Hi all, new to the Klipsch Club. I purchased the...

Hi all, new to the Klipsch Club. I purchased the RP-280FA's and RP-450CA and couldn't be happier. They produce sound unlike anything I've ever owned.

I've noticed a couple of things though...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-21-2016, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Balforth
I've been trying to decide whether to grab this...

I've been trying to decide whether to grab this year's M series or wait for next year. Sams club dropped the price a few hundred bucks on the M80 last week so I picked one up:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2016, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Now that I'm a couple weeks in owning the 3060...

Now that I'm a couple weeks in owning the 3060 and have a new TV, I was wondering a couple things about video on this receiver.

Does anybody use the "Processing" video mode vs "Direct"? Curious...
Forum: Speakers   11-12-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Balforth
LOL Mashie you're cracking me up! My wife gives...

LOL Mashie you're cracking me up! My wife gives me big concessions, like encouraging me to buy a $2000 receiver and $3000 worth of speakers when we really shouldn't be spending the money, and I give...
Forum: Speakers   11-12-2016, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Welp, scratch that. My wife says she doesn't want...

Welp, scratch that. My wife says she doesn't want to move the couch up any more so option 3 is definitely out.
Forum: Speakers   11-12-2016, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Balforth
Or am I wrong... Could I get by with moving the...

Or am I wrong... Could I get by with moving the couch up a bit further and go with option 3 and hope to get close to 90 degrees?
...
Forum: Speakers   11-12-2016, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Balforth
I had a 70 inch Vizio in my old house, but it...

I had a 70 inch Vizio in my old house, but it started developing weird white spots in the panel (which ironically were only visible when that area of the screen was showing lighter colors). I decided...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2016, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Balforth
Is 6.1 still a thing, and if it is, could I do...

Is 6.1 still a thing, and if it is, could I do 6.1.4 with the 3060? I was looking at some speaker placements after reading Richs thread. The back of my living room is completely open to our kitchen....
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 02:14 PM
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Views: 455
Posted By Balforth
Ah, I see. Yes, I was definitely planning on...

Ah, I see. Yes, I was definitely planning on pivoting the left speaker to be as downward-facing as possible.



Ha! I love it!
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Balforth
Thanks -- I think I'm going to test this idea out...

Thanks -- I think I'm going to test this idea out with my bookshelves and moving the couch forward a bit. Also, I can do in-ceiling for the rear presence. I intend to put the ceiling speakers where...
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 02:00 PM
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Views: 455
Posted By Balforth
Not sure I'm following... Check out my 2nd...

Not sure I'm following... Check out my 2nd picture which has the room layout. Moving the couch forward won't help because the window is on the left wall. The right wall turns off at 45 degrees...
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Balforth
I would love to! But unfortunately after buying...

I would love to! But unfortunately after buying the big speakers up front, my wife doesn't want any other external speakers in the back, so I agreed to do the rest all in-wall. I just have to...
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 01:28 PM
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Views: 455
Posted By Balforth
In my last house, my couch backed up to a large...

In my last house, my couch backed up to a large bay of windows and there was no place to put in surrounds. I actually used in-ceiling speakers for my surrounds and it was just fine. Definitely...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2016, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Balforth
Hello everybody, I created a new thread...

Hello everybody,

I created a new thread asking for advice on where to place my surrounds given my room layout and a big piece of the puzzle is how well the surrounds will play with my rear...
Forum: Speakers   11-10-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Balforth
Please help me placing my surrounds

Hi all, I currently have a 3.1.2 setup using Klipsch RP-280FA dolby enabled speakers as my LR and a Klipsch RP-450CA center. My goal is get to a 5.1.4 setup. The back of my living room opens up to...
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