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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-21-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 521,784
Posted By Charles R
Ratings were up compared to last Spring's...

Ratings were up compared to last Spring's premiere... somebody is watching. I thought it was a solid opening. A few good dancers and a few no so good. Sharna and Bonner's dance comments were...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-21-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32,665
Views: 1,277,451
Posted By Charles R
4K is more about HDR and (wide) color gamut than...

4K is more about HDR and (wide) color gamut than pixels. Those you can easily see from any distance...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-20-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32,665
Views: 1,277,451
Posted By Charles R
I was hesitant about the curve on my 65" OLED...

I was hesitant about the curve on my 65" OLED however it has turned out to be a non issue. I figured for under 2K I would put up with it. The OLEDs do have low IRE issues with color uniformity...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   03-19-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,438
Posted By Charles R
Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated March 2017)

Our C2 is rather highly thought of... just a few of its "wins" listed here...

Q. Fastest - Appliance like - pure - Kodi boxes booting straight into LibreELEC Kodi (Highly recommended for Kodi use...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-18-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 55,872
Posted By Charles R
One (professional) review I read states the...

One (professional) review I read states the UBP-X800 doesn't oversharpen the image when scaling which they found to be the case with a lot of other players/devices. Leaving a more natural image with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-17-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Charles R
To me this is rather silly. Cards with HDCP 2.2...

To me this is rather silly. Cards with HDCP 2.2 shouldn't have any restrictions. Although I guess on both fronts there isn't a lot (if any) interest in bringing 4K content to the PC. Content...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Charles R
I run MySQL Server...

I run MySQL Server (http://kodi.wiki/view/MySQL/Setting_up_MySQL) (ODROID-XU4) where the files reside and it works very well with Kodi.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-16-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Charles R
The current generation has dropped the IR sensor...

The current generation has dropped the IR sensor unless you purchase the Pro version ($299) so you have to add your own if desired...

I have owned numerous Rokus and several Shields and I don't...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   03-13-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,438
Posted By Charles R
We expect to restart selling from the middle of...

We expect to restart selling from the middle of March. We are so sorry for the inconvenience.

http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=25811
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   03-13-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,438
Posted By Charles R
The C2 comes with a heat sink and I don't think...

The C2 comes with a heat sink and I don't think there are any heat issues causing throttling. The XU4 has a built-in fan that can be heard although reasonable quiet. Based on what heat sink...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By Charles R
Might look into the ODROID-XU4 as it has USB 3.0...

Might look into the ODROID-XU4 as it has USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. I use it (headless) for file serving, print server, backups, MySQL Server (for Kodi) and Plex Media Server among others. My...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By Charles R
I finally caught the show (DVR) and being two...

I finally caught the show (DVR) and being two hours was a bad thing. By the end of the second I was bored and watching the previews pretty much told me I wouldn't be missing much (if anything) if I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 8,424
Posted By Charles R
I should add many are more than happy with the...

I should add many are more than happy with the Shield... if that's the only "no go" you might want to try it out for yourself.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 8,424
Posted By Charles R
I have owned three Shields and x number of PCs...

I have owned three Shields and x number of PCs (both traditional and single board such as the ODROID-C2) and with both 2K and 4K material the Shield's image has lacked detail... playing the same...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Charles R
I use two on a regular basis more for...

I use two on a regular basis more for building/configuring/testing than HTPC usage however with the time I have spent using them with HTPCs I prefer the Microsoft All-in-One...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   03-09-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Charles R
This week I streamed without any issues a series...

This week I streamed without any issues a series to my Roku Premiere+ which required some transcoding. I was impressed with the image quality (far superior to my OTA) and audio was fine. This was...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Charles R
First upgrade your Internet. Once it's up to...

First upgrade your Internet. Once it's up to speed test each device separately to see if they max out at your new top speed and you are getting the performance you desire. If they pass there is no...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-08-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 371,452
Posted By Charles R
It's inherent in the set's technology so there is...

It's inherent in the set's technology so there is nothing to work out... like the saying goes... it is What it is.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-08-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Charles R
To a large degree this describes me. Twice a year...

To a large degree this describes me. Twice a year I typically check out streaming... over the Holidays and between the Fall and Summer series. To my thinking their best approach would be to increase...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-08-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,097
Posted By Charles R
I thought Sunday's episode was weak... then again...

I thought Sunday's episode was weak... then again I'm not a fan of the (endless) poker showdowns.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   03-08-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By Charles R
Neither speed (path) or memory should come into...

Neither speed (path) or memory should come into play between the two... take your pick.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-02-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,217
Posted By Charles R
Her "crime" may be knowing the winner she didn't...

Her "crime" may be knowing the winner she didn't act fast enough and or follow the proper protocol. Announcing the wrong movie is one thing... letting it go uncorrected (for as long as they did) is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 452
Posted By Charles R
If you have to ask... neither.

If you have to ask... neither.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,217
Posted By Charles R
He even looked off stage... waiting/checking to...

He even looked off stage... waiting/checking to see if anything was amiss. Since they didn't react I think he was trying to get her take and she simply announced what she read.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Charles R
A post from the ODROID-C2 thread... The C2 is...

A post from the ODROID-C2 thread... The C2 is working so well now I've pulled my Dune Smart HD and Popcornhour A500 from my equipment rack and am using the C2 as my primary media player now....
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