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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,951
Posted By iahawkeye
I'm surprised people are so thrilled with...

I'm surprised people are so thrilled with Windows 7. To me, the actual experience of using it isn't much different than Windows XP or even Windows 95. Think of how cell phones have changed since...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   05-18-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,612
Posted By iahawkeye
I'm starting to think this is looking like why...

I'm starting to think this is looking like why SACD failed and MP3s took the world by storm.

Many people, especially young people, like having control over their content. They like being able rip...
Forum: PlayStation Area   05-17-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,845
Posted By iahawkeye
Thanks to all who have contributed here. I am...

Thanks to all who have contributed here. I am experimenting with Handbrake and I am pleased with the results.

However after many hours of reading I am *still* confused on the surround sound...
Forum: PlayStation Area   05-13-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 43,893
Posted By iahawkeye
To those who have this, is it as responsive as...

To those who have this, is it as responsive as the Sony BT remote?

I currently use a simple Sony programmable remote with the Nyko dongle and the responsiveness is not good.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-27-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,555
Posted By iahawkeye
IMO the PS3 is the only BD player to have....

IMO the PS3 is the only BD player to have. Because it outnumbers every other BD playing device by a huge margin it's the defacto standard, it's lightning fast and firmware updates are almost...
Forum: PlayStation Area   04-25-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By iahawkeye
Quote:Originally Posted by nagus69...

Quote:Originally Posted by nagus69 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16341346)

Exactly my problem - i thought buying PS3 would satisfy all my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-15-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,720
Posted By iahawkeye
The rollout of HDTV in the USA was a cluster****...

The rollout of HDTV in the USA was a cluster**** and rollout of HD optical media was even worse with the format war. Many people hook up their BD players with the composite cables that manufacturers...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By iahawkeye
I need a DVD player to use on a plasma screen....

I need a DVD player to use on a plasma screen. I'm going to use 480p component out.

Does it matter whether I buy a $50 model, $100 model, or splurge for an Oppo 980?

Any opinions appreciated.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By iahawkeye
I have the Roku box and use the Netflix...

I have the Roku box and use the Netflix streaming. No captions. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/frown.gif It's a bummer because I have it my exercise area and pretty much can't hear...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-30-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 586,189
Posted By iahawkeye
Some of us watch very few BDs because, well,...

Some of us watch very few BDs because, well, there is very little on BD to watch. I've watched one (maybe two) BDs from Netflix in the past 6 months.

It would be nice if they would give us an...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-30-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 586,189
Posted By iahawkeye
The more I think about this, they probably just...

The more I think about this, they probably just need an overall revenue increase and are going after the folks most able to pay. That is, the folks with HDTVs and BD players.

You have to wonder...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-30-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 586,189
Posted By iahawkeye
I also have the Roku box but rarely use it (I...

I also have the Roku box but rarely use it (I can't even keep up with the DVDs I want to watch.) I wonder when the monthly fee for streaming will begin?
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-30-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 586,189
Posted By iahawkeye
I've always thought that the real value of...

I've always thought that the real value of Netflix was being able to choose from 70,000 DVD titles compared to the 300 at my local video store. That plus the convenience of mail delivery and return....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-30-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 586,189
Posted By iahawkeye
There is very little I want to watch on BD and I...

There is very little I want to watch on BD and I think I've watched one Netflix BD in the last six months.

It doesn't make much sense for me to pay an additional $4 a month for BD at that rate....
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By iahawkeye
I won't pretend to be an expert on network...

I won't pretend to be an expert on network television economics.

However my view is that the major networks have been largely reduced to unwatchable tripe (bad game shows and ridiculous reality...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-08-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,460
Posted By iahawkeye
Quote:Originally Posted by dacm99...

Quote:Originally Posted by dacm99 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15773174)

I am curious as to how many other people feel their high(er) end DVD...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-16-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By iahawkeye
BD is far superior technically, but in a way it...

BD is far superior technically, but in a way it reminds me of my switch from LP to CD.

Once the novelty of the CD wore off, I didn't find that it actually changed the experience of music...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-16-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By iahawkeye
Quote:Originally Posted by kucharsk...

Quote:Originally Posted by kucharsk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15569013)

I think downloading is going to become less attractive as more and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-03-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17,008
Views: 2,056,617
Posted By iahawkeye
Are there numerous titles you want watch on BD?...

Are there numerous titles you want watch on BD? If so, buy in.

I have two PS3s because I was initially so excited about BD. However the reality is I haven't watched a BD in weeks as there's very...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-20-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,623
Posted By iahawkeye
Quote:Originally Posted by vancouver...

Quote:Originally Posted by vancouver http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15345535)

the sales guy 100% wrong

There is not bigger upgrade you will...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-13-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By iahawkeye
I have two HDTV and two PS3s, and I love blu,...

I have two HDTV and two PS3s, and I love blu, but let's face it, unless your taste is new release mainstream movies there's very little to watch.

My initial enthusiasm for blu-ray has faded...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-27-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,669
Posted By iahawkeye
I had several family members over to watch...

I had several family members over to watch movies yesterday. One blu-ray and one DVD on a 58" 720p plasma at normal seating distances.

I don't think they even noticed the difference or if they...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-09-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,669
Posted By iahawkeye
I used to be skeptical about downloads but a few...

I used to be skeptical about downloads but a few months ago I got the Netflix Roku box and I'm amazed at how well it works and how seductive it is. The picture quality is not there, it's not even as...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-31-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By iahawkeye
Quote:Originally Posted by pel1300...

Quote:Originally Posted by pel1300 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14563855)

I swear...dvds look worse on this set up than they did on my old...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-29-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,260
Posted By iahawkeye
This limit is so high that I believe their...

This limit is so high that I believe their statement about it only affecting 1% of their users. Other broadband providers are proposing service limits not anywhere near this generous.

My...
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