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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-07-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By artseattle
I asked this same question in January.. The...

I asked this same question in January.. The following worked for me. Here's a copy of a reply I wrote back then.

As usual, this forum is amazing. After several months of dealing with poor black...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 203,765
Posted By artseattle
I figured it out! I was still getting the "old"...

I figured it out! I was still getting the "old" netflix channel with the new Roku software. I had to go back into the Settings and Update the Roku box again. This time instead of updating the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 203,765
Posted By artseattle
Just updated to new software 5.5 (build 319). ...

Just updated to new software 5.5 (build 319). I unplugged Roku 3 to restart. Didn't see any change in startup speed. Also, same all red splash screen. Nothing really to complain about. Netflix...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 203,765
Posted By artseattle
As usual, this forum is amazing. After several...

As usual, this forum is amazing. After several months of dealing with poor black levels on my Roku3, it takes 12 hours for someone to solve the problem. Thanks to avf5 and apw2607. I dove down into...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 203,765
Posted By artseattle
Black Level not as dark with Roku 3!??? I'm...

Black Level not as dark with Roku 3!???

I'm not sure what the correct technical terminology is but: I have streaming on 3 different devices, two running through my Pioneer Receiver to the TV and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-13-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,158,351
Posted By artseattle
When I called the Comcast # to activate the box,...

When I called the Comcast # to activate the box, the tech had to send a signal to the box 3 times. The light was blinking 2 short blinks until the 3rd time took. No problems yet.

Art
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,158,351
Posted By artseattle
HD DTA now available! This probably has...

HD DTA now available!

This probably has already been discussed but...

I stopped by the Comcast Center on Stone Way today and picked up two HD DTA's to replace my old SD DTA's. The monthly fee...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-14-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 203,765
Posted By artseattle
Headphone Jack Problem If I'm watching a...

Headphone Jack Problem

If I'm watching a movie in DD+, my headphone jack does not work. If I stick to "stereo" they work fine. I've got the Roku 3 set for Surround Sound. The Roku 3 goes directly...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-05-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,034
Posted By artseattle
I'm surprised that the Blu-ray sound is just...

I'm surprised that the Blu-ray sound is just 2.0. I'm torn between watching my DVR HD recording which has Dolby Digital sound and the Blu-ray with the 2.0. The downside of the DVR version is that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-09-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 820,204
Posted By artseattle
RE: Using Netflix, etc through GT. I just...

RE: Using Netflix, etc through GT.

I just received my GT50 and love it so far. Thanks to everyone here for the information. I've been curious about the streaming service through the TV versus...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-27-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By artseattle
Currently, I use my 1st Gen, Roku Box to stream...

Currently, I use my 1st Gen, Roku Box to stream Amazon On Demand in 5.1 and my Panasonic DVD 210 for Netflix in DD+ and VUDU in DD+. The Panasonic DVD player does not pass through Amazon in 5.1.
...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   05-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By artseattle
Thanks for the advice. I think I'd better give...

Thanks for the advice. I think I'd better give it the heave ho. I'm hoping I can unload it somehow and not send it to the recycling heap.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   05-14-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By artseattle
After enjoying this TV for over ten years, I'm...

After enjoying this TV for over ten years, I'm finally going to give it up with its stand and go Plasma. Does anyone have any ideas for "passing it on"? The store where I'm buying my Plasma will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-27-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,158,351
Posted By artseattle
Thanks. I never would have found it. Some good...

Thanks. I never would have found it. Some good movies, many in HD. I'm hoping they will provide an online listing somewhere. It's too tedious to scroll through the movies since they are separated by...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,158,351
Posted By artseattle
Streampix is supposed to start today for people...

Streampix is supposed to start today for people with Xfinity Triple Play. Did anyone get it? I just rebooted my DVR and nothing new was added. Are we supposed to do something active to activate it?...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-26-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8,524
Views: 1,154,510
Posted By artseattle
Do you think there is any chance Panasonic will...

Do you think there is any chance Panasonic will eventually stream Amazon instant videos in DD+? This is the only reason I still occasionally use my old ROKU, since ROKU streams Amazon in Dolby...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8,524
Views: 1,154,510
Posted By artseattle
Davenlr, I'd tell your friend that the X10...

Davenlr, I'd tell your friend that the X10 series do not pass through 5.1 with Amazon Instant. I've had to keep my old Roku for this. Between the two, you can get 5.1 for VUDU, Netflix and Amazon....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,524
Views: 1,154,510
Posted By artseattle
Re: Amazon. I haven't thoroughly tested it out...

Re: Amazon. I haven't thoroughly tested it out because I prefer the 5.1 sound through the Roku. The Roku streams Amazon beautifully. When I've switched back and forth between machines, the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,524
Views: 1,154,510
Posted By artseattle
Just my two cents about the streaming...

Just my two cents about the streaming capabilities of the DMP-BDT215. I have the first generation Roku XD. I'm finding that I'm needing both to meet my streaming needs. For Amazon streaming I still...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,158,351
Posted By artseattle
Seatown88, I just ran the digital channel search...

Seatown88, I just ran the digital channel search yesterday for my guest bedroom TV and found all of the local HD channels and CBUT. I was glad to see that 5.1 moved back from 15.1.

One thing to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,524
Views: 1,154,510
Posted By artseattle
I know that for many Blu-ray discs most players...

I know that for many Blu-ray discs most players are unable to remember the last place watched when you turn off the player or if you remove the disc.

Couple questions for Blu-ray and DVD's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-03-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8,524
Views: 1,154,510
Posted By artseattle
I read somewhere that these players would be...

I read somewhere that these players would be streaming Netflix with 5.1 audio. Can someone check this? I now use a Roku player which only streams 2.0

Thanks
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,529
Posted By artseattle
Wow. that is an impressive picture. I think I'll...

Wow. that is an impressive picture. I think I'll pick up a no frills Blu-ray and give it a try. I've already got a ROKU so I don't need the connectivity.

Thanks to all. Would still like to read...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-26-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,529
Posted By artseattle
I have an old, but still great, Sony 34XBR800....

I have an old, but still great, Sony 34XBR800. I've enjoyed DVD's upconverted through the DVI connection and find them to be very clear and sharp. I'm starting to buy a few blu-ray discs in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,158,351
Posted By artseattle
I haven't really coveted a new HD channel for a...

I haven't really coveted a new HD channel for a while but I started watching the Sundance Channel. They are having a marathon showing of an award winning mini-series "Carlos" this weekend. No HD?...
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