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Forum: AVS Articles   10-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,856
Posted By fritzi93
Yes, the restorers did a wonderful job, and BTW...

Yes, the restorers did a wonderful job, and BTW it's a great movie, quite apart from its visual excellence. John Ford directing, John Wayne playing somewhat against type, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-10-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,214
Posted By fritzi93
Penny-pincher? (Raises hand). :p I voted $1k-5k. ...

Penny-pincher? (Raises hand). :p I voted $1k-5k.

This is a converted spare room/bedroom, ~ 13'x 14'.

What I didn't count:

- Construction Labor. Did all wiring, drywall, floor treatment,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-28-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,748
Posted By fritzi93
Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the...

Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the first thing I played when I tested my finished HT. My wife poked her head in and said, what the..! So I sat her down and played it again. That, my...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-25-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,748
Posted By fritzi93
Nice turn of phrase there, and so true. You...

Nice turn of phrase there, and so true. You should write for a living...oh. :p

Yes, my modest HT theater still gives me goose-bumps. It's why I went to the trouble.

That's another well-written,...
Forum: Community Articles   08-24-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By fritzi93
Yes. Subjectivity can't be the excuse to give...

Yes. Subjectivity can't be the excuse to give just any old assertion a free pass. Not when it's possible to expose erroneous assumptions with analysis of pertinent data.

Not to belabor the point,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,090
Posted By fritzi93
That hard drive is USB powered. No separate power...

That hard drive is USB powered. No separate power supply. It seems your computers cannot supply enough power via USB. You need a powered USB hub or an external *powered* hard drive (i.e. with a "wall...
Forum: AVS Articles   06-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,856
Posted By fritzi93
The Searchers (1956). The restoration for Blu-Ray...

The Searchers (1956). The restoration for Blu-Ray was surprisingly well-done.

It's got: John Ford directing, John Wayne at his height (but playiing somewhat against type), Jeffrey Hunter, a young...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-08-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By fritzi93
I don't have a *strong* opinion on this. ...

I don't have a *strong* opinion on this.

However, I did get a 3 year extended warranty a year ago. The TV is a store demo 70" Sharp (model 640U), and Sharp offered a very attractive price on the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-28-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,348
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by GusGus748s http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 41,478
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kelson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1521928/dvdfab-website-blockked/180#post_24535974)

@fritzi93: Not picking on you. Just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 355,767
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by elario http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5610#post_24535477)

Cropping does help because in this case...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 355,767
Posted By fritzi93
Just a few observations: 1) Video has 5...

Just a few observations:

1) Video has 5 reframes. That might cause stuttering on some devices (the first WDTV units prefer 4 max, dunno about currently). That's the number of reference frames a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 41,478
Posted By fritzi93
HDCP strippers are still sold in the U.S., they...

HDCP strippers are still sold in the U.S., they just can't be marketed as such. There are HDMI splitters in 1X2 and 1X4 configurations that, oh, just happen to also remove HDCP. Yes, I have one....
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,292
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cbcdesign http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1523626/samsung-pitches-a-curve-at-the-guggenheim/30#post_24518260)

I don't use the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 41,478
Posted By fritzi93
As mentioned, they won't go quietly. It's gonna...

As mentioned, they won't go quietly. It's gonna be whack-a mole.http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

DVDFab announced:

"Existing bookmarks for either site may not work from some...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 355,767
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pepar http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5340#post_24459353)

Do you have a link?

I knew that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 355,767
Posted By fritzi93
It's my understanding that DTS uses...

It's my understanding that DTS uses "psychoacoustic" effects, though they're understandably close-mouthed as to what exactly that entails.

Sure, during particularly dramatic passages I can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 355,767
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hogger129 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5340#post_24459123)

Thanks for the help and also to the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 355,767
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hogger129 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii/5340#post_24458828)

Is there a certain bitrate that you...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,583
Posted By fritzi93
I just checked a couple shows on HuluPlus: ...

I just checked a couple shows on HuluPlus:

1) Wonders of the Solar System, a BBC documentary series. For episode one:
Runtime: 58.34
Plus 7 one-minute ads, counting the one before the show...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,583
Posted By fritzi93
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by johnBlanker http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1498037/how-are-people-cutting-the-cord-tv-service#post_23921154)

Those HULU plus...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By fritzi93
Our primary heat is a coal/wood burning insert...

Our primary heat is a coal/wood burning insert in a huge stone hearth. Since we live in the northeast, it gets used hard. Especially this Winter! As you can imagine, burning coal means dust in the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-17-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 5,668
Posted By fritzi93
Wow, look at the purple spot in Wyoming! It...

Wow, look at the purple spot in Wyoming! It looks to run from Laramie through Medicine Bow to Shirley Basin. When I was at Univ of Wyo (Laramie) many years ago, I thought this must be the windiest...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,836
Posted By fritzi93
@kevin g: At least with Comcast you can...

@kevin g:

At least with Comcast you can check your data usage (My Account -> My Services). Are you using Comcast?

Since we started using our Rokus, our data usage has gone up, naturally. But...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,836
Posted By fritzi93
This is very bad, for reasons already mentioned....

This is very bad, for reasons already mentioned.

Recently we "cut the cord" and dropped cable HDTV. (Finally talked my wife into it).

We had Comcast triple play and were paying $185 bucks and...
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