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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-09-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By ToonMasterTim
Cool! I am happy with my current settings, mostly...

Cool! I am happy with my current settings, mostly matching fairchild's settings at 2200+ hours, but I will give these a shot on the input I use rarely to see how I like them. I never knew these were...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,078
Posted By ToonMasterTim
First impressions, not entirely great. The remote...

First impressions, not entirely great. The remote seems a little too small. I have to press the bottom end firmly into the palm of my hand to balance it. Otherwise pressing the main buttons...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,078
Posted By ToonMasterTim
It's also on sale at Staples for $24.99 for a...

It's also on sale at Staples for $24.99 for a limited time. I picked up one last night. Now I just need to decide whether or not to keep it. I'd prefer a box with ethernet, and I favor Roku since it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 117,069
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I picked up a Fire TV Stick at Staples last...

I picked up a Fire TV Stick at Staples last night. Figured I could mull over it while I decide whether or not to keep it. For just over $25 after tax, it's not a bad deal.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 117,069
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Is the sale still ongoing? And would you...

Is the sale still ongoing? And would you recommend this over the Roku Streaming Stick, which is available from Best Buy online today for $39.99, $10 off with free shipping? I'm not a Prime member,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 598,478
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I hate that argument. I understand why people say...

I hate that argument. I understand why people say that, but the S60, while a budget-oriented plasma, is still one of the best TVs from last year. You don't have to spend a ton of money to warrant...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,229
Views: 662,022
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I wonder if a lot of people just aren't as...

I wonder if a lot of people just aren't as observant as we? I opted to change my HDMI/DVI RGB Range from Auto, which would set to Standard (0,255) on U-verse, to Non-Standard (16,235). That pretty...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4,229
Views: 662,022
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Did anyone else receive an update to their...

Did anyone else receive an update to their U-verse software recently? Has it had an unexpected impact on the color output, specifically black levels? Yesterday morning I noticed that when I turned on...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The local Sam's Club has several UHD TVs with big...

The local Sam's Club has several UHD TVs with big displays pushing the Vizio P-Series, Samsung, curved TVs, etc. And I don't know if they were running 4K content on them, but I honestly couldn't see...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,583
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have a PS3 Slim and the noise finally drove me...

I have a PS3 Slim and the noise finally drove me to buy a standalone player. Considering how loud the fans get on all of the PS3s, I think you'll be very happy with any BD player. They should all be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 117,069
Posted By ToonMasterTim
How long has it been since you've used the PS3...

How long has it been since you've used the PS3 for streaming Netflix? A recent update seems to have brought better quality streaming at startup to the PS3 as well. I typically use my smart TV or BD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 208,191
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Perhaps the older versions of the apps don't...

Perhaps the older versions of the apps don't support the higher bit rates for streaming? That is the case with some older hardware running older versions of Netflix apps, perhaps it applies to other...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 598,478
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The PS3 set to 24p with the S60/4 set to 48Hz...

The PS3 set to 24p with the S60/4 set to 48Hz caused a lot of flicker, very noticeable on bright scenes. But I purchased a 2013 Panasonic BDT230 BD player and found that either it works better with...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-06-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 598,478
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Welcome to the S60 club! That was a great find,...

Welcome to the S60 club! That was a great find, and a good deal, for sure. Finding one with so few hours usage is a bit of a surprise. It could have been a secondary TV. At any rate, it's yours now...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   11-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Nice BD player. I bought one at my local pawn...

Nice BD player. I bought one at my local pawn shop in used, but good condition. They had one still new in box for $20 more, but I opted for the open unit. Disc loads are very fast. It has an LED to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 208,191
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Regarding the PS3, it's a very good player. And...

Regarding the PS3, it's a very good player. And people often site that you can't use a remote to control it unless you buy Sony's, but you can actually use your TVs remote if you enable the feature...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-10-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,322
Posted By ToonMasterTim
This is an interesting topic, actually. My...

This is an interesting topic, actually. My primary DVD/BD player has been the Sony PS3 Slim for the past several years. I bought it specifically as a BD player shortly after its release because I had...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   10-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Typically, manufacturers will provide firmware...

Typically, manufacturers will provide firmware updates, but the apps won't receive further UI updates. For instance, the 2013 Sony players are not receiving the newer Netflix UI. The same goes for...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-02-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17,400
Views: 2,082,412
Posted By ToonMasterTim
So I picked up a Panasonic BDT-230 yesterday at a...

So I picked up a Panasonic BDT-230 yesterday at a pawn shop. Price was good and I figured it would grant me an opportunity to see how a standalone player compares to my PS3. So far, I like it. We...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-30-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 117,069
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The ads may be coming to other devices soon. I...

The ads may be coming to other devices soon. I have a 2013 smart TV and I noticed that the YouTube app is inserting more ads in between videos now, too. However, I haven't had issues with it hanging...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 208,191
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I don't own either, but the S5200 has the newer...

I don't own either, but the S5200 has the newer Netflix UI, while the S5100 does not.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17,400
Views: 2,082,412
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Someone reading this might realize I've been...

Someone reading this might realize I've been reading and sometimes commenting in the Blu-ray forum threads because I have been contemplating replacing my PS3 Slim with a standalone Blu-ray player....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17,400
Views: 2,082,412
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Someone reading this might realize I've been...

Someone reading this might realize I've been reading and sometimes commenting in the Blu-ray forum threads because I have been contemplating replacing my PS3 Slim with a standalone Blu-ray player....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 40,293
Posted By ToonMasterTim
That's actually a feature I would like since I am...

That's actually a feature I would like since I am often watching several series at a time and switch out the discs in the PS3, which remembers where I left off on the disc. It saves me from having to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 208,191
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Yes. I didn't mention that.

Yes. I didn't mention that.
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