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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By boe
I don't think it would hurt to let them know...

I don't think it would hurt to let them know people want it. They are usually very responsive either way.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 979
Posted By boe
You are very lucky you do not notice, I'd get an...

You are very lucky you do not notice, I'd get an OLED today if I didn't notice. I notice it enough that it is important to me - most noticeable in pan sweeps. I have plenty of friends who cannot...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-14-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 979
Posted By boe
OLEDs are nice and thin but the motion on them is...

OLEDs are nice and thin but the motion on them is about the same as LCD. Plasma blows away OLED in that category ( I SINCERELY wish it was otherwise as I'd like to get a new TV next year). Some...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By boe
Sure - that will work if you don't mind going...

Sure - that will work if you don't mind going back to the days of laserdisks and putting in a second disc to see the rest of the movie. Several movies I own which are only 1080p are in the 30GB...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By boe
Exactly! I don't want something as loud as...

Exactly! I don't want something as loud as vacuum cleaner so less drives is better but the capacity of those drives is going to need to be close to 20TB before I can get away with just 5 drives...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By boe
Oppo has great MKV video playback but has a...

Oppo has great MKV video playback but has a couple of issues - forced subs don't work so if an alien or Russian starts speaking in their native tongue (if they have one), you won't see the English...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By boe
I used to use Oshare and it is OK (great for...

I used to use Oshare and it is OK (great for free) but it has been a while, it wasn't progressing so I forgot why I stopped using it. I then tried plex. By far my favorite is Mezzmo but there is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By boe
I don't know anyone who uses 3D after they used...

I don't know anyone who uses 3D after they used it through 2 movies. It really isn't impressive on Samsung or Sony on anything less than an 85" screen - you really need to be far more enveloped for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By boe
For LCD/LED Samsungs tend to have more vibrant...

For LCD/LED Samsungs tend to have more vibrant colors, are thinner and draw less power. Sony's tend to have better motion and slightly more accurate colors as well as better upscaling. (just my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By boe
A decade ago - that 50 hours of DVD rips was of a...

A decade ago - that 50 hours of DVD rips was of a much much lower video and audio quality and thus took up a fraction of the space - however it is true that drives are growing in capacity again...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By boe
Netflix quality sucks compared to BR even at my...

Netflix quality sucks compared to BR even at my 300mbit connection. No DTS-MA audio, compressed video in colors and detail - no thanks. And my collection includes MANY items Netflix doesn't have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By boe
I'm not sure about others but I need about 70TB...

I'm not sure about others but I need about 70TB of storage to handle my current needs (42TB) along with my ever expanding collection of TV shows and movies for the next few years. I expect to see...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-11-2014, 09:14 PM
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Posted By boe
I do not know of a way with the current oppo to...

I do not know of a way with the current oppo to do this. You can view the picture of a jpg - one file at a time. I do not know of a way to see a screen full of thumbnails. With the current...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19,407
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Posted By boe
I already can use my dlna server to search in all...

I already can use my dlna server to search in all those ways - and yet the file system is the method I prefer. This is like debating the preference of powershell over GUI. You can use your system...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-10-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By boe
And how would you deal with backups or are you...

And how would you deal with backups or are you OK with just losing 32TB of videos? Structure is extremely important in backups and quicker searches when copying to a system that hasn't indexed...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-10-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By boe
I have 22TB of movies and 10TB of TV shows so for...

I have 22TB of movies and 10TB of TV shows so for me organization is very necessary - just for backups alone. Mezzmo does a similar organization however I actually cut down the choices so I can get...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19,407
Views: 1,558,069
Posted By boe
I have my music under g:\music\general ...

I have my music under
g:\music\general
G:\music\classical
G:\music\guitar
G:\music\salsa etc.


I have my movies under
G:\movies\action
G:\movies\animation
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19,407
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Posted By boe
It's interesting but without the ability to...

It's interesting but without the ability to search subfolders it really doesn't matter to me or anyone I know who streams through their Oppo if it is stable.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19,407
Views: 1,558,069
Posted By boe
I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 with all the latest...

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 with all the latest patches and the current Oppo firmware and I am able to use SMB to view movies, music and pictures. I prefer Mezzmo with transcoding turned off though...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19,407
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Posted By boe
If you are having trouble getting streaming to...

If you are having trouble getting streaming to work - try 1 disable your windows firewall and make sure you can ping your oppo from the workstation. 2 Try setting up a share - you can right click on...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19,407
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Posted By boe
I can display JPGs via SMB and DLNA - however not...

I can display JPGs via SMB and DLNA - however not all display.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19,407
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Posted By boe
No streaming device is perfect but some BR...

No streaming device is perfect but some BR players including the Oppo have a problem with streaming movies with forced subtitles. There are dedicated devices that do support forced subs but the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By boe
Thanks for the info - I'll pass on the curved...

Thanks for the info - I'll pass on the curved though :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By boe
Any word on Sony for 2015?

Hello,


I haven't got all the facts so I thought I'd ask here where people keep up with all the latest. I heard Sony sold off its TV division or is no longer in the TV business or it became a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19,407
Views: 1,558,069
Posted By boe
Interesting - I wonder if it depends on what...

Interesting - I wonder if it depends on what version of Windows for SMB - Win 8.x has a slightly different version of SMB than 7. I'm on 8.1 and I get TrueHD.


Unfortunately on what may or...
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