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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2015, 11:28 PM
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Posted By snidely
Why does HBO Go look MUCH better than HBO via cable?

We get HBO included with all our cable offerings as part of the HOA dues in Miami.

When in Oakland - watch a few HBO items. The picture quality seems much better than almost any other HD via...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 12:39 PM
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Views: 954,185
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I would seriously doubt that TWO HDMI cables...

I would seriously doubt that TWO HDMI cables would be bad. I'm not a techie - but - do you have a way to test the optical audio output to a speaker?
Are you using the ST60's speakers or other...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-18-2015, 11:35 PM
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Posted By snidely
Does the HDMI port handling your media center...

Does the HDMI port handling your media center play ok all the time - or are both sources (your DVR box and media center) acting up? If one plays ok, try switching ports and see if it's just a bad...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-17-2015, 12:03 AM
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Posted By snidely
On the ST60 the HDMI connections ARE on the far...

On the ST60 the HDMI connections ARE on the far left, so you could probably access those three. Others, probably not. I've never had a "fixed" mount. That raises a question, how do you get the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2015, 10:19 PM
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Like at least one other reply suggested -...

Like at least one other reply suggested - MonoPrice. I have bought several mounts over the years from them of all types. Quality good and price even better. While they sell many kinds of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2015, 09:30 PM
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Have had no trouble using Comcast apps in 2nd...

Have had no trouble using Comcast apps in 2nd home when Comcast was our internet provider and now that we have a bldg. wide service from an independent ISP. I am surprised because it enables us,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-11-2015, 05:09 PM
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Posted By snidely
My opinon and thoughts - Chromecast now a SUPER app

Just discovered this thread.
Have had Chromecast since the lst day Amazon had it for sale.

Until last few weeks have used CC just for casting from Chrome browser tags. Access Netflix and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-11-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 490,626
Posted By snidely
Doesn't the box "grab" any updates that come...

Doesn't the box "grab" any updates that come along automatically? Wouldn't the link you posted just be useful for users i the UK - or would they benefit all users?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2015, 01:22 PM
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Question for those who have cut back, but not "cut the cord"

There have been several articles of late about how cable (and sat) might have to stop forcing customers to pay for dozens of channels they don't watch just to get one they want.
My question is: ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-10-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By snidely
Agree w. above post. We haven't used our 370 for...

Agree w. above post. We haven't used our 370 for Netflix in well over a year. Started using Chromecast when it first came out. We now have a Panny plasma smart TV in one location that has Netflix...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-10-2015, 12:52 PM
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Views: 490,626
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Agree w. above post. We haven't used our 370 for...

Agree w. above post. We haven't used our 370 for Netflix in well over a year. Started using Chromecast when it first came out. We now have a Panny plasma smart TV in one location that has Netflix...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13,215
Views: 954,185
Posted By snidely
Have had this (60") for about 18 months and am...

Have had this (60") for about 18 months and am generally happy w. it - except for its cheezy reflective bezel.

QUESTION - (After all this time.) Just realized it has an ethernet port. Since the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-29-2014, 10:44 PM
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Views: 490,626
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Just my 2¢. The 370/470 series is OLD. The...

Just my 2¢. The 370/470 series is OLD. The "smart" apps like Netflix etc. are easier to access, now, via smart TV Panel or something like a $35 Chromecast stick. A new Blueray seems to be well...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-13-2014, 02:54 PM
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Views: 168
Posted By snidely
Need a little iPod help

If this is posted in wrong place, please advise:

We have an OLD iPod with thousands of songs. (Think it's much more than 1000.)
We would like to convert and store all that data on a stick and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15,370
Views: 1,646,131
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What do they make on the $16/mo. DVR rentals?

They must recover the cost of the DVR in 15 months or less.
I know I could buy a Tivo - but it seems like the service fee is $15/mo - about what I pay CC for the box w. service. At $500 for a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   07-26-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By snidely
Where are you located? I'd consider the Samsung.

Where are you located? I'd consider the Samsung.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13,215
Views: 954,185
Posted By snidely
If there is any ambient light at all, even in a...

If there is any ambient light at all, even in a darkened room, it reflects. What is worse is that just hanging on the wall it looks bad. Sure wouldn't want it it a nicely decorated room. Since...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13,215
Views: 954,185
Posted By snidely
Randy - Guess I was spoiled. Early Panny...

Randy -
Guess I was spoiled. Early Panny Plasmas seemed to come in "professional" models and "regular" models. Those models required you to set up external speakers. This started in the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 08:11 AM
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Views: 954,185
Posted By snidely
Cajieboy - GREAT. Let me know if you remember...

Cajieboy - GREAT. Let me know if you remember the website. I'll try doing a search. Have to figure out terms to use.
EDIT: Just occurred to me (did find a couple sites that sells frames) - that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 12:16 AM
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Views: 954,185
Posted By snidely
When our old Panny in our "2nd" home died...

When our old Panny in our "2nd" home died suddenly - I quickly came here and CNET and both raved about the ST series. I didn't realize it was "only" mid-level just by reading the reviews. I got...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 10:46 PM
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Posted By snidely
I, also, paid the "retail" price of $1500 for a...

I, also, paid the "retail" price of $1500 for a new one a year ago. If I had to do it over again, would have paid the $$$ for the VT or more probably the Samsung 8500 - knowing what I do now. ...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 749,571
Posted By snidely
I agree 100% about the "pain" involved w....

I agree 100% about the "pain" involved w. watching shows "On Demand". Our 30 sec. skip button is the most used button on the remote. Also, maybe it's my imagination - the pic quality doesn't seem...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-21-2014, 03:22 PM
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Views: 749,571
Posted By snidely
Can't you make use of "On Demand" to get most...

Can't you make use of "On Demand" to get most broadcast channel shows.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 12:36 PM
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Views: 954,185
Posted By snidely
The 60ST60 is probably the 5th plasma in the last...

The 60ST60 is probably the 5th plasma in the last 10 years. None, including this one, has had image retention problems. Maybe I'm just lucky. The"60" has tuned in mega hours of CNN, sports, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By snidely
I just started looking to see if a wireless...

I just started looking to see if a wireless "whole" home audio system exists: We would use it to distribute music.
My preliminary search, tonite, has turned up:...
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