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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-29-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,763
Posted By calculon68
It's dark/muddy on all my devices. Win 8.1, Roku...

It's dark/muddy on all my devices. Win 8.1, Roku 3, Fire TV & Stick.

Watch the on-demand versions. (they're available immediately after the episode airs) They typically don't have all the quality...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-25-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,763
Posted By calculon68
No, the stick won't convert. Its only audio...

No, the stick won't convert. Its only audio options are:

Dolby Digital Plus Automatic
Dolby Digital Plus OFF (stereo)
Dolby Digital Plus over HDMI

The regular Fire TV (set top box) does have...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
I stayed up late watching that Frank Valli...

I stayed up late watching that Frank Valli biopic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Boys_%28film%29) on HBO late last night, and it crapped out in the last 1/2 hour. That sour experience washed...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-21-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
30 days in. The service is better than it was a...

30 days in. The service is better than it was a few weeks ago. Watched a few long documentaries on HBO and History over the weekend with no buffering/drops.

But the majority of my Sling usage...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-20-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
Nope. Windows 7 & higher.

Nope. Windows 7 & higher.
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-14-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 36,364
Posted By calculon68
Three years ago I picked up The Venture Bros...

Three years ago I picked up The Venture Bros Season 4 on BD, and discovered that they packed all 16 24 minute episodes (6+ hours) plus extras onto a single Blu-ray disk. If the disks are going to be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-13-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
I had no connectivity issues watching last night....

I had no connectivity issues watching last night. (Fire TV and Fire HDX tablet) No buffering like on TNT and AMC the last two weekends. Tech sites are reporting same, both HBO Now and HBO via...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-13-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
Tornado alley. I still have POTS. The last EF5...

Tornado alley. I still have POTS. The last EF5 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Fujita_scale) that blew through my area was only two years ago. Even if I don't lose power- sometimes the cell...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-10-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 485
Posted By calculon68
The only thing ED and those games have in common...

The only thing ED and those games have in common is being set in Space. :D
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
It's inexplicably spotty. I've been wanting to...

It's inexplicably spotty. I've been wanting to watch Veep for a long time, but only 22 of 28 episodes are available? Only three episodes from the first season of Silicon Valley?? Smatterings of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-09-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
FYI, if you've signed up for that three-month...

FYI, if you've signed up for that three-month prepaid trial and you want HBO added, SlingTV will charge you $45 to add HBO for that same three months. IMO, there should be some pro-rating, I started...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
Sling TV to begin streaming HBO on Saturday. ...

Sling TV to begin streaming HBO on Saturday.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/08/hbo-on-sling-tv/
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-07-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,970
Posted By calculon68
John Oliver pimps HBO Now. Not as funny as...

John Oliver pimps HBO Now.

Not as funny as the Snowden interview.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-07-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 97,645
Posted By calculon68
In a nutshell why I abandoned HTPC, WMC and the...

In a nutshell why I abandoned HTPC, WMC and the HDHR tuners. Between a THD and a Roamio basic I have six tuners- which is more than plenty for OTA.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 209,431
Posted By calculon68
Ah. I prefer to buy from Amazon when it come to...

Ah. I prefer to buy from Amazon when it come to straight digital versions w/no disc. But I'll only pull the buy trigger if it's discounted ($8-13)
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-06-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 209,431
Posted By calculon68
I don't buy BDs that frequently to make a shared...

I don't buy BDs that frequently to make a shared UV/VUDU account workable. The last BD I purchased was Interstellar. The BD before that was GoT Season 4; and before that was Gravity.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
Sling TV is sorry for messing up your Final Four...

Sling TV is sorry for messing up your Final Four basketball Stream
http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/06/sling-tv-final-four-troubles/...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
I'm constantly amazed how many still object to...

I'm constantly amazed how many still object to changing video inputs/devices.

I agree with Lils on recommending the Roku 3 (their Sling TV app is slightly better than Amazon's Sling TV app on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-03-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
The single-device limit isn't a issue for me, but...

The single-device limit isn't a issue for me, but I do wish Sling would handle hand-off between devices more smoothly. If I start watching something in the kitchen on a tablet, and move to the living...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-02-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 17,608
Posted By calculon68
I ran 3.1 for years. It isn't that mediocre. And...

I ran 3.1 for years. It isn't that mediocre. And mixing for surround channels is a subtle art than only a few films actually master. If the effect forces you to turn your head, they're doin' it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-02-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
It's mentioned nowhere in the Sling Blog...

It's mentioned nowhere in the Sling Blog announcement (http://blog.sling.com/announcements/hbo-is-coming-to-sling-tv/)that this is "HBO Now."

Sling TV Will Offer HBO for $15/Month, Includes Live...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
HBO Now isn't going to Sling. Sling will be...

HBO Now isn't going to Sling. Sling will be carrying the live HBO feed if you pay $15/month for it. If you pay it, you watch live HBO using SlingTV's app, not the HBO Now app, which is exclusive to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-02-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
It was reported that HBO was working with other...

It was reported that HBO was working with other cable providers to make live HBO available outside of the Apple/HBO Now exclusivity agreement.

Sling carrying live HBO is great news.
a.) Sling...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-31-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 361,672
Posted By calculon68
Not the first time TWD did this. Tyrese in the...

Not the first time TWD did this. Tyrese in the prison comes to mind. (or was that in the comics?)

I see it as Zombie Apocalypse shorthand rather than a cheap trick. Seeing Glenn escape the walkers...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-30-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,688
Posted By calculon68
2nd week with Sling TV and performance is a...

2nd week with Sling TV and performance is a little better. (Win 8, Roku and FireTV) Managed to stay connected through the a couple of NCAA games and TWD finale with no interruptions, skips or...
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