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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By BiggAW
You make some good points about covering stories...

You make some good points about covering stories that aren't well covered by other outlets. However, I would disagree about the humor. I find that they do a really good job with even the most...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 85,115
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, that makes sense. It would still make...

Yeah, that makes sense. It would still make planning somewhat of a nightmare though...



HOLY $&%#! What is it sending over that cable? I guess my ethernet idea wouldn't work then... It would...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 85,115
Posted By BiggAW
That's interesting. I would be nervous planning...

That's interesting. I would be nervous planning even a 360 or a PS3 into a whole-home system, as you don't really know how the controllers are going to perform until you get them in. I suppose with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,878
Posted By BiggAW
I wouldn't say surround sound hasn't captured the...

I wouldn't say surround sound hasn't captured the public's imagination, but there is definitely a lack of understanding how much audio contributes to the AV experience. I'm always shocked to see...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,878
Posted By BiggAW
I think it can be successful for a niche market,...

I think it can be successful for a niche market, but I'm very skeptical that the ceiling-bounce speaker contraptions are going to work. I've never heard it, but I'd imagine that actual powered...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 85,115
Posted By BiggAW
This is true to a certain extent. I'm sure there...

This is true to a certain extent. I'm sure there are other people running into problems with various furniture setups that aren't a full blown home theater with a 120" screen and an equipment rack....
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,532
Posted By BiggAW
It depends a lot on the quality of the source....

It depends a lot on the quality of the source. Most SD on cable today looks atrocious, but for certain types of content, SD can look decent, albeit without the detail afforded by HD. Although I...
Forum: Video Processors   08-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By BiggAW
They said that they reloaded the firmware, and it...

They said that they reloaded the firmware, and it tested fine. It works fine for me now. Go figure. Not sure how the firmware can just randomly crap out, but as long as it keeps working, I'm happy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,200
Posted By BiggAW
There's a DSLReports guide on the 10 or so...

There's a DSLReports guide on the 10 or so different ways to set up FIOS with your own router/wifi. You can use the router as a MoCA bridge, or get a regular MoCA bridge. The DVRs lose remote...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By BiggAW
Agreed. It was an interesting lesson on...

Agreed. It was an interesting lesson on sort-of-modern history for much of the movie, but over-dramatized at the end. The production value was good, although this is not a movie that I was watching...
Forum: Video Processors   08-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By BiggAW
I got it back and it works great! They never did...

I got it back and it works great! They never did tell me what is wrong with it though, which was rather odd. I suspect the power supply.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,532
Posted By BiggAW
If you look at POPs, the vast majority of people...

If you look at POPs, the vast majority of people in the US have access to cable, and for the most part, the systems that aren't pushing 100+mbps are getting upgraded to do so.



What happens...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-11-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,532
Posted By BiggAW
The market is moving somewhat to the...

The market is moving somewhat to the streaming/rental model, as opposed to the disc/own market, but there is still a place in the market for the disc/own model. People, at least in the US, like to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,543
Posted By BiggAW
They should go all-digital and leave film behind....

They should go all-digital and leave film behind. Film had it's 100 years. It's digital's time now.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,860
Posted By BiggAW
Yes, I have. There is no way that a normal human...

Yes, I have. There is no way that a normal human is going to see the difference sitting 6' away from a 60" TV (THX recommended seating distance).
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,860
Posted By BiggAW
It's true that you can have a giant screen that's...

It's true that you can have a giant screen that's bad and won't show off a Blu-ray, but no screen, no matter how good, is going to show any extra quality on a Blu-ray over HDX or iTunes on a 50" or...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,860
Posted By BiggAW
Not in that case. Not in numbers that make it...

Not in that case. Not in numbers that make it worthwhile, especially given the extra cost and bandwidth requirements involved...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,220
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
Replies: 18,257
Views: 2,066,402
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
Replies: 18,257
Views: 2,066,402
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: 86
Views: 4,220
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: 18,257
Views: 2,066,402
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: 72
Views: 4,860
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: 6
Views: 640
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: 18,257
Views: 2,066,402
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!
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