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Forum: Community News & Polls   04-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 11,629
Posted By spin9k
We chance a return to a theater maybe once every...

We chance a return to a theater maybe once every five years or so, just to see if anything has changed. Even with better sound common today, the screens are small (compared to my childhood), the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,570
Posted By spin9k
That's an amazing price point for a 65in UHD TV....

That's an amazing price point for a 65in UHD TV. My venerable HP DLP is on its way out, so this 65in at the typical Seiki discounted price would be a no brainer IMO.

I use the Seiki 30in and 50in...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-01-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By spin9k
2c worth ... think outside the norms - look to...

2c worth ... think outside the norms - look to the future as from 2014 (now) and beyond 4k will be everywhere. 1080p displays will become legacy and merely a low end low cost product.

so for $900...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-05-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 86,912
Posted By spin9k
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by flyingdog http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/902710/ambient-light-for-behind-a-tv-suggestions/90#post_23909107)

All the previous...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-03-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 86,912
Posted By spin9k
Here's my setup on my 65" DLP. For several years...

Here's my setup on my 65" DLP. For several years now I had a set of 10 mini incandestent Christmas lights (clear) similar to the pics here affixed with the plastic clips shown in another post. But I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,692
Posted By spin9k
First let me note there is nothing I can find...

First let me note there is nothing I can find wrong with my AVR1700 receiver. However...
I always am checking for possible updates for the bevy of equipment I own.
But this piece of equipment has...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-17-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,597
Posted By spin9k
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by agthorn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454842/cord-cutting-solutions-are-you-ready/30#post_23323915)

My remaining hangup in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-06-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,992
Posted By spin9k
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by madaudio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1452487/3d-is-not-dead/210#post_22929529)

....But hey, whatever happened to 3D...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-05-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,367
Posted By spin9k
It goes wo/saying that paying attention to one...

It goes wo/saying that paying attention to one reviewer of anything is not good. CNETs reviews are often so abridged as to be not useful anyway. The bad thing is CBS won't air it censorship in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By spin9k
As far as what you can do with your DTV boxes,...

As far as what you can do with your DTV boxes, someone else will have to chime in as I am satellite and comcast TV free. Sorry.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By spin9k
Two stages need to be taken care of, 1st, get...

Two stages need to be taken care of, 1st, get things connected to the internet, 2nd, log into account for internet services.

Anything wired should be all set and connected to the internet as is,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,373
Posted By spin9k
I didn't notice before, but if you really have a...

I didn't notice before, but if you really have a **hub** and not a **switch**, junk it and get a switch. They are not the same, so a new switch could help a lot.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,373
Posted By spin9k
Good luck. I've thought of running cable in my...

Good luck. I've thought of running cable in my old house, but it is such a pain to do. Fortunately, wireless has worked out ok recently, once I got the right high power WiFi equipment and wireless...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By spin9k
Not clear what your problem is. If you have...

Not clear what your problem is. If you have these devices hooked up, are they being supplied with internet and so online? If so, what's the problem? If not, which are working ok, and which are not?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,373
Posted By spin9k
Testing a CAT5e run can really only be done with...

Testing a CAT5e run can really only be done with a good tester. I use a certification test tool and it runs through all the parameters required of a CAT5e or whatever type of cable certification I...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-29-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,597
Posted By spin9k
I cut the cord completely from cable and...

I cut the cord completely from cable and satellite a couple years ago. Aside from the aggravation of paying for ~95% of yuk channels on either forwarder I couldn't care less about, mostly...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-29-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,992
Posted By spin9k
^ A solid color hologram would, of course, be...

^ A solid color hologram would, of course, be ideal Dick, and has always been my desire, and just for the reason you mention about 'looking around' objects. I used to own a small company selling...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-26-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By spin9k
While network bridges certainly have existed for...

While network bridges certainly have existed for some time, devices like this are exceptional for being inexpensive, easy to setup, and available to the non-network savy masses. But most important...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,992
Posted By spin9k
I hadn't bought a TV in 8 yrs until recently....

I hadn't bought a TV in 8 yrs until recently. The last one before this December was one of the very first 1080p TVs available, an HP 65" DLP monster. It was, and still is, an excellent TV, great...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,992
Posted By spin9k
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MrEmoto http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1452487/3d-is-not-dead/150#post_22882461)

Slight OT:

I have only seen 2 3D movies,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-26-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By spin9k
The problems I've faced in getting Ethernet...

The problems I've faced in getting Ethernet connection thruout my (unwired) house have to be common. I've found a hiidden little gem of a device to solve a lot of the problems around connectivity.
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,992
Posted By spin9k
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nixternixter http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1452487/3d-is-not-dead/120#post_22880076)

They way 3D looks right now isn't all...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-25-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,992
Posted By spin9k
Great thread! The controversy here and what's...

Great thread! The controversy here and what's happening at CES shows the interest in 3D is alive and well, just becoming integrated into the AV scene. Loving it or hating it, it's just two sides of...
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