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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By blastermaster
/facepalm I can't believe they showed how...

/facepalm

I can't believe they showed how you could fill a cinemascope screen with a 16:9 image. Fail.
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-11-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,387
Posted By blastermaster
I would say that I mostly watch action/adventure...

I would say that I mostly watch action/adventure movies, but overall I try to watch good movies, irrespective of the genre. For example, I don't generally watch horror movies, but when I saw the...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 92,093
Posted By blastermaster
Thanks guys. I'll try those things. It's a...

Thanks guys. I'll try those things. It's a pretty new drive, so I doubt that its dying.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-09-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 92,093
Posted By blastermaster
I figured this would probably be the best place...

I figured this would probably be the best place to post this since it directly relates to steam. So...I have my OS on an SSD drive, then my Steam games on a 1TB hybrid SSD drive. In the last few...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-09-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,054
Posted By blastermaster
I think I'll pass on this one. I was hoping that...

I think I'll pass on this one. I was hoping that this would be an epic movie that was faithful to the Bible yet was able to add modern filming and CGI techniques to make it truly something special. ...
Forum: Screens   07-08-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,702
Views: 334,893
Posted By blastermaster
For me, I will will always choose a bright,...

For me, I will will always choose a bright, punchy picture over a dull one with great black levels. I have an XD screen with a projector that has only fair black levels and it still looks great to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By blastermaster
As much as it's kinda fugly, the drop ceiling in...

As much as it's kinda fugly, the drop ceiling in my man cave has allowed me to make changes that would otherwise be difficult. I'm totally jumping in and getting some height speakers. It should be...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-26-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,505
Posted By blastermaster
Vancouver is an absolutely beautiful place...to...

Vancouver is an absolutely beautiful place...to visit. There are far too many people for my liking. Sure, you can drive an hour or two to get to great hiking/camping/skiing. Guess what? Every one...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 17,414
Posted By blastermaster
Anyone know if timbre matching the heights to the...

Anyone know if timbre matching the heights to the mains is important? I'm gonna be following this closely, as I've been itching to upgrade my AVR for quite some time.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 92,093
Posted By blastermaster
I just picked up Lego Harry Potter for my kids...

I just picked up Lego Harry Potter for my kids and they are having a blast playing co-op, with the exception of the annoying black screen tear line when they move too far apart from each other. Also...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-22-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,355
Posted By blastermaster
I gotta upgrade my Buttkicker BKA-1000 with an...

I gotta upgrade my Buttkicker BKA-1000 with an iNuke 6000 dsp for my subs. Then seating, then speakers for 11.1, then subs, then 4k projector, then...

Yeah, it will never end.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-11-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 27,858
Posted By blastermaster
+1. When I go to my man cave to watch a movie, I...

+1. When I go to my man cave to watch a movie, I fire up the projector, blu ray, receiver, amplifiers, and Darblet and I know something awesome is about to happen. I like switching out my blu rays...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 27,858
Posted By blastermaster
Someone else said it, but I'll reiterate...

Someone else said it, but I'll reiterate it...lllooossssyyyy sssoouunnddddd!!!!

I don't have a super expensive system but my ears can discern that the movies I've streamed sound like I have my...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   06-03-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,161
Posted By blastermaster
Just finished watching it with some buddies...

Just finished watching it with some buddies tonight. Wow. Just wow. What an amazing movie. I can't believe the @#$% those guys went through. The cinematography was stellar and the sound...holy crap....
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By blastermaster
Pretty much any new graphics card with hdmi will...

Pretty much any new graphics card with hdmi will output surround sound. You have to set it up in the computer's audio settings, though, otherwise it will default to stereo or 2 channel sound. I have...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 92,093
Posted By blastermaster
I read some of the user reviews on metacritic...

I read some of the user reviews on metacritic and many of them find it to be a pretty poorly implemented game with bugs galore. I'll stick with finishing Sleeping Dogs for now until they've ironed...
Forum: Screens   05-27-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,702
Views: 334,893
Posted By blastermaster
Grats, dropzone! My upgrading has been...

Grats, dropzone! My upgrading has been incremental as well. I just recently upgraded from a Home Theater Brothers lens to a Panamorph UH480. It was such a smoking deal I couldn't pass it up. That...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By blastermaster
Wow, that looks like a pretty good setup and you...

Wow, that looks like a pretty good setup and you still can't get max settings? I may have to upgrade already.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By blastermaster
Finally finished the game. I decided to play as...

Finally finished the game. I decided to play as a hexer. Man does that ever make the game easy. Well...easier. I maxed out my staff, and chime and put dark magic on them, got my crypt greatsword to...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,897
Posted By blastermaster
A few that weren't on here that came to mind...

A few that weren't on here that came to mind were War of the Worlds and Super 8. Transformers 3 Also had some crazy bass at times. My go to movies for bass are Terminator: Salvation and Tron:...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-07-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By blastermaster
Quote:I get the impression DS2 is best played...

Quote:I get the impression DS2 is best played with a controller, like DS1. Is that right?


Without question, yes. It may have graphical optimizations for the PC (graphics still wane compared to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By blastermaster
So I have an Optoma HD3300. I could have posted...

So I have an Optoma HD3300. I could have posted it in that thread, but I started a new one in case people who own other projectors have had the same issue. What's happening is every once in a while...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By blastermaster
Quote:Crank up the sound and use a mace and WOW,...

Quote:Crank up the sound and use a mace and WOW, that sounds awesome!


+1. Especially when you backstab with a mace then smash them into the ground.

On another note, I just got the...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By blastermaster
Quote:You didn't see him sitting outside the...

Quote:You didn't see him sitting outside the building right next to the door? If you talk to him he tells you what to do.


Haha no. Sometimes if you're not looking for them specifically, the...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By blastermaster
Yeah, this game is a recipe for frustration....

Yeah, this game is a recipe for frustration. Unlike DS1, the regular baddies aren't overly difficult, it's just that they place them in stealth behind a rock or whatever to get the jump on you...
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