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Forum: Community News & Polls   03-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 737
Posted By Phrehdd
I like a clean restoration of old movies and...

I like a clean restoration of old movies and think that the Criterion Collection is a good example of what TO do. As someone who does photo restoration, there is a difference between bringing an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,961
Posted By Phrehdd
I had a Kuro 50" for awhile until it got...

I had a Kuro 50" for awhile until it got seriously damage in a move. My next TV (present) is a Panasonic 65" VT50 that does a decent job of both cable TV play and certainly Blue Rays. I am going to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Phrehdd
Have you considered testing out powerline...

Have you considered testing out powerline connections? If you get a good connection, it has more than enough speed for media playback.

For me, I would tend to perhaps have one storage on the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Phrehdd
Chirpie, thanks for the heads up. I have not...

Chirpie, thanks for the heads up. I have not logged into NF for a bit of time so have a reason to do so now (grin).
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Phrehdd
Thanks Lee for the heads up on this film. I'll...

Thanks Lee for the heads up on this film. I'll give it a spin if it gets to NF streaming. I enjoy American "era" movies and have seen several that cover this immigrant topic with reasonable success...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Phrehdd
Lee thanks for the heads up here. It sure sounds...

Lee thanks for the heads up here. It sure sounds like someone took a play and tried to film it as a movie (based on your comments about the dialogue). I'll skip this one until it makes the late...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-07-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,084
Posted By Phrehdd
I took an opportunity to watch the movie via NF...

I took an opportunity to watch the movie via NF rental disc. I'll skip over the disdain for Lionsgate audio castration and just say two things about this film -

1) It certainly is a transitional...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-05-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,084
Posted By Phrehdd
I find the notion of books being divided into...

I find the notion of books being divided into multiple movies to be acceptable IF* telling the story at its very best requires 2-3 movies.

There have been so many books that were made into one...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,084
Posted By Phrehdd
Thanks Ralph for inspiring me to continue with...

Thanks Ralph for inspiring me to continue with this installment of the Hunger Games.

Yes, I'll be adding this to my Netflix queue and yes, it wont have HD Audio as Lionsgate castrates audio on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,781
Posted By Phrehdd
If I am understanding you correctly, you have...

If I am understanding you correctly, you have Windows directly installed on your laptop and booting to OpenElec from an external drive. Have you tried using Kodi or Plex within your installed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,781
Posted By Phrehdd
What cable are you running out of your Mac? (HDMI...

What cable are you running out of your Mac? (HDMI or ... ?) If you are running Toslink, you won get HD audio pass thru.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,781
Posted By Phrehdd
Apple OSX will not play nice with HD audio. As...

Apple OSX will not play nice with HD audio. As you noted it plays the DTS but not the DTS-HD. On the bright side, if you use Windows or Linux instead of of OSX, it should be able to handle/pass thru...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Phrehdd
Have a budget? What is the source of the music...

Have a budget? What is the source of the music (vinyl, file format and bitrate etc.).
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By Phrehdd
I'm glad you mentioned that this is not just...

I'm glad you mentioned that this is not just another sports movie. I didn't plan to rent this movie but given the fact it is about character studies and their development, it sounds like a worthy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 122,636
Posted By Phrehdd
Is there a particular place I can search to find...

Is there a particular place I can search to find out what this latest firmware update is about? My NR1604 just received and update but I have no idea how to find out what actually was...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-23-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,445
Posted By Phrehdd
Ralph, this is a definite for my NF queue. I just...

Ralph, this is a definite for my NF queue. I just get the feeling it is one of those movies you have to be in the 'right mood' to watch and hopefully, I will be. After your review, I am damn curious...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-17-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 6,969
Posted By Phrehdd
Yeah kind of like taking a "Ted" from Bill and...

Yeah kind of like taking a "Ted" from Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure and making him the lead for the Matrix. Just doesn't make sense (grin)
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-17-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,186
Posted By Phrehdd
Thanks for the heads up on this movie. I have a...

Thanks for the heads up on this movie. I have a friend who is heavily invested into music, drumming and is getting his Masters in music engineering or something. PERFECT GIFT!
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-13-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Phrehdd
I think some of the Dune Media players might play...

I think some of the Dune Media players might play ISO files. You may want to check their site.
Forum: Audio Gear   02-13-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Phrehdd
L.A. Goldenear surround set up, will break up

SOLD *** SOLD *** SOLD

Entire home entertainment speaker set up (fairly new). Sadly must sell before moving.

2 Goldenear Triton 7 towers - original price $1400 pair, will sell pair for $900.00...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-09-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,454
Posted By Phrehdd
Thanks for sharing this bit of news. RIP...

Thanks for sharing this bit of news.

RIP Mr. Joseph Grado.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-06-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,792
Posted By Phrehdd
I suppose its easy to confuse acting ability with...

I suppose its easy to confuse acting ability with roles played. I find Reeves an easy actor to like on screen. Even when he is playing small roles such as the dentist in Thumb Sucker.

As for this...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-03-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,044
Posted By Phrehdd
Looks like a really nicely thought out elegant...

Looks like a really nicely thought out elegant solution that is a bit rich for many people's wallets considering alternatives.

I am curious Mark, have you compared the output to higher end Blue...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-31-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,757
Posted By Phrehdd
A couple of friends came over and they put Lucy...

A couple of friends came over and they put Lucy on for a watch. Afterwards we had a pretty good discussion over the film and this was the general outcome -

As pointed out here, audio and video was...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-29-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,946
Posted By Phrehdd
I admit I am having trouble understanding why...

I admit I am having trouble understanding why companies are still engaging HDMI when Displayport (latest incarnation) has so much more to offer. Does anyone have any reason behind this continued path...
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