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Forum: Community News & Polls   07-21-2014, 05:31 PM
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Views: 3,028
Posted By BiggAW
All consumer ISPs are oversubscribing. Most of...

All consumer ISPs are oversubscribing. Most of the time it works just fine. U-Verse and FIOS have very low oversubscription ratios such that that will never see congestion as they are currently...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 05:23 PM
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Views: 2,056,408
Posted By BiggAW
Well, the best DVR on Comcast is the same as the...

Well, the best DVR on Comcast is the same as the best DVR on FIOS. The TiVo Roamio Pro offers the best experience with either.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
Equaled by a cable co DVR? LOL. You must be...

Equaled by a cable co DVR? LOL. You must be insane. Even Comcast's X1 only has a 500GB hard drive, isn't a TiVo, and is more expensive than a real TiVo. Oh, and you can't bring it with you when you...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,028
Posted By BiggAW
I have Comcast. Our cap is "suspended". A couple...

I have Comcast. Our cap is "suspended". A couple of months I have topped 1500GB. One month I went over 3000GB. No issues.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18,255
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Posted By BiggAW
Oh. That's irrelevant. TiVo is a...

Oh. That's irrelevant.



TiVo is a better DVR. Not better at accessing crapy VOD content. A well-managed DVR negates the need for VOD in the first place. I have Comcast VOD on mine, and it's...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,793
Posted By BiggAW
1. Tiny target market. 2. Way too much...

1. Tiny target market.

2. Way too much bandwidth.
Forum: Video Processors   07-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BiggAW
Interesting. That's what I'm suspecting too. Mine...

Interesting. That's what I'm suspecting too. Mine is with DVDO for repair.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18,255
Views: 2,056,408
Posted By BiggAW
Good point. At 4 HD's per QAM with MPEG-4, they...

Good point. At 4 HD's per QAM with MPEG-4, they could have stunning PQ and a crapload of channels!
Forum: Video Processors   07-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BiggAW
Interesting. That's what I'm suspecting too. Mine...

Interesting. That's what I'm suspecting too. Mine is with DVDO for repair.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18,255
Views: 2,056,408
Posted By BiggAW
No cable DVR today can match TiVo. And just...

No cable DVR today can match TiVo. And just looking at one aspect of the price is rather irrelevant, the TCO is what matters. And TiVo has a way lower TCO than anything you can rent from the cable...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,793
Posted By BiggAW
But to look at what's going to be available in...

But to look at what's going to be available in the future, you have to look at the market as a whole. The market as a whole has mostly 50-70" TVs where there is no difference in quality between HDX,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18,255
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Posted By BiggAW
It's the only good solution on a QAM-based system.

It's the only good solution on a QAM-based system.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,793
Posted By BiggAW
Streaming already dominates the movie market, but...

Streaming already dominates the movie market, but Blu-ray isn't going away. For rentals, streaming is great, as it has a whole 24-hour ecosystem lock-in, but buying movies through streaming services...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18,255
Views: 2,056,408
Posted By BiggAW
No. Both of them are far inferior to TiVo. Both...

No. Both of them are far inferior to TiVo. Both MSOs made a huge mistake by not embracing the real thing themselves like RCN, Suddenlink, Grande, GCI, and others, and just building less crappy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,793
Posted By BiggAW
I know I sound like an old curmudgeon, but it...

I know I sound like an old curmudgeon, but it just needs to be said!



Luckily, we have A/C these days.

I stand by my point about vacationing and vacation houses.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18,255
Views: 2,056,408
Posted By BiggAW
You should. Everything else is crap in...

You should. Everything else is crap in comparison. The only reason to not use a TiVo is satellite, since there are (except for the crippled DirecTiVo) no TiVos on satellite.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By BiggAW
You have to have a tuner of some sort. If you are...

You have to have a tuner of some sort. If you are in the US, your cable provider has to provide a CableCard. If you're not in the US, then CableCards don't really exist. Sounds like you need a box...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,793
Posted By BiggAW
Absolutely. I'd be fascinated to see how publicHD...

Absolutely. I'd be fascinated to see how publicHD is doing in relation to the commercial services. They are using something like 10mbps with x264 encoding from a Blu-ray.



There are ways to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,793
Posted By BiggAW
Very interesting. It's rather subjective as to...

Very interesting. It's rather subjective as to what you're looking for, but I see situations among those comparisons where each of the three services comes out on top.

You should compared the...
Forum: Nintendo   07-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,701
Posted By BiggAW
That's a good tip. It is not at all obvious that...

That's a good tip. It is not at all obvious that you see stats that way!
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By BiggAW
I think he's doing a lot better than even on the...

I think he's doing a lot better than even on the Daily Show now that he has his own format.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,245
Posted By BiggAW
I don't get the point of this device either, but...

I don't get the point of this device either, but your comment about downloading struck me. Are their servers slow, or is your connection slow? Comcast, at 105mbps, should be able to pull a full...
Forum: Soundbars   07-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By BiggAW
I can't take a soundbar seriously... even if the...

I can't take a soundbar seriously... even if the speakers aren't that bad, you're not going to get a good front soundstage with good channel separation. Even HTIBs at that price point that have...
Forum: Nintendo   07-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,701
Posted By BiggAW
I've noticed that there are no indications as to...

I've noticed that there are no indications as to the performance of a particular kart/wheel or bike/wheel combination in the game. I'll have to actually crack open the strategy guide and see what...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, I barely watch most of the cable channels...

Yeah, I barely watch most of the cable channels anymore, except for heavy usage during the winter for sports. But sports and HBO keep me well tethered to "the cord".
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