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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-09-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By ToonMasterTim
They all seem to deliver comparable video...

They all seem to deliver comparable video quality. Some may ramp up to better quality faster or start playing more quickly. The Xfinity app is slow to load and navigate, but it often starts the video...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19,373
Views: 2,376,777
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Any basic BD player should be fine. I wonder what...

Any basic BD player should be fine. I wonder what is causing your players to fail so quickly? It's possible that you have unregulated voltage damaging them. If you don't use a voltage regulator or a...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   12-07-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,927
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Great article, Mark. Unfortunately, some people...

Great article, Mark. Unfortunately, some people just want to argue. Keep the great content coming.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-10-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By ToonMasterTim
It is slow to buffer and navigation is not very...

It is slow to buffer and navigation is not very responsive. It's just nice to have another option, especially for less-tech savvy people in the household.
Forum: Soundbars   09-19-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By ToonMasterTim
You would need to use HDMI-ARC, assuing that the...

You would need to use HDMI-ARC, assuing that the Vizio SB you have includes HDMI-ARC support through and HDMI port. The supported HDMI port on your TV is often labeled, or check your manual. Then...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 76,833
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I didn't hate it either. I thought the first one...

I didn't hate it either. I thought the first one was much better though. Anyway, I didn't mean to derail the thread. I was just joking.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 76,833
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Yes. But did it make the movie any better? :D ...

Yes. But did it make the movie any better? :D

JK
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,652
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Definitely! I went through five TVs in four years...

Definitely! I went through five TVs in four years because of this. First, I bought a TV that I liked, but it was too small. Then I got an LCD and the blacks were blue. Returned. Then I got a larger...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 643,450
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Personally, unless you NEED a new TV, my advice...

Personally, unless you NEED a new TV, my advice is to wait. UHD and wider color gamut are still evolving. If you haven't had an LCD before, there are some things you may not like, and the Samsung has...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-17-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 76,833
Posted By ToonMasterTim
IMO, the Philips is producing a more accurate...

IMO, the Philips is producing a more accurate picture. The reds in the Samsung pic make the character look like he's glowing.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19,373
Views: 2,376,777
Posted By ToonMasterTim
A used PS3. Although, you may need to spend twice...

A used PS3. Although, you may need to spend twice your budget unless you can find a good deal from a friend or someone on Craigslist. On Blu-ray, the Java code on the disc will handle the resume...
Forum: Soundbars   07-04-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,765
Posted By ToonMasterTim
My TV only has two HDMI ports.

My TV only has two HDMI ports.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,638
Posted By ToonMasterTim
So what are your thoughts so far regarding the...

So what are your thoughts so far regarding the Samsung versus the Sony?
Forum: Soundbars   06-28-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 86,103
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have the same complaint that you have, but it...

I have the same complaint that you have, but it isn't the speakers. Change from bitstream to LPCM or PCM and very likely the rears will be too loud on the low volume settings.

I have last year's...
Forum: Soundbars   06-20-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I often experience issues with my SB4051-C0 to my...

I often experience issues with my SB4051-C0 to my 2013 Panasonic S60 plasma. It seems like a handshake issue to me. If I cycle through the sound bar inputs, and it may take more than one cycle, it...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   06-13-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4,507
Views: 349,067
Posted By ToonMasterTim
My wife and I watched Hush the other night. I...

My wife and I watched Hush the other night. I think she liked it more than I did. It had an interesting concept that they didn't do enough with concerning the main character, in my opinion. It was...
Forum: Soundbars   06-10-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 86,103
Posted By ToonMasterTim
These sound bars will not support DD+ or Dolby...

These sound bars will not support DD+ or Dolby True HD, same as previous models.
Forum: Soundbars   06-06-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 46,662
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Although, there is no longer a 54" version in...

Although, there is no longer a 54" version in Vizio's lineup. This year they are offering a 45" sound bar; last year it was 40", which is the 5.1 sound bar I have from them. If you have the room and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By ToonMasterTim
That is good to know. I have had other devices do...

That is good to know. I have had other devices do that, too.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-15-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19,373
Views: 2,376,777
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The standard answer here is: a standalone player...

The standard answer here is: a standalone player is cheaper, produces identical picture quality, and has the benefit of a remote, plus the standalone will play nicely with universal remotes without...
Forum: Soundbars   04-12-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By ToonMasterTim
That's exactly the set up I have: a Vizio...

That's exactly the set up I have: a Vizio SB4051-C0 that has one HDMI in, one HDMI-ARC out, optical, RCA, etc. and I feed all sources into an HDMI switch to the HDMI input. The HDMI-ARC output from...
Forum: Soundbars   04-12-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I'm content. I have a small space and I didn't...

I'm content. I have a small space and I didn't want to spent a lot of money. Movies sound good. I wish that the rears were louder at normal levels when set to Bitstream audio from the source to the...
Forum: Soundbars   04-11-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have had a 42" 2.1 Vizio sound bar and now I...

I have had a 42" 2.1 Vizio sound bar and now I own the 40" 5.1 bar. The 55" will widen the center sound stage, and $300 is a good price for that product. There are some threads for the bars here on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-05-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I am planning to get one.

I am planning to get one.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-28-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19,373
Views: 2,376,777
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The members favor Sony over Samsung, but I own a...

The members favor Sony over Samsung, but I own a 2013 Samsung that I like. The J6300 is the replacement for the H6500, if I recall, which had a dual-core processor, which made the older model very...
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