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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-01-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 462
Posted By gwsat
Because of his formidable talent, Jeff Bridges...

Because of his formidable talent, Jeff Bridges has achieved iconic status. He elevates everything he is in. I like Chris Pine too. He proved himself to me with his wonderful performance as...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-30-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 462
Posted By gwsat
Earlier this week I watched Hell or High Water...

Earlier this week I watched Hell or High Water again and liked it even better than I had when I saw it in the theater. As noted in my first post to this thread, I thought the cinematography looked a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-30-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 28,462
Posted By gwsat
Yikes, too much information! Like another public...

Yikes, too much information! Like another public figure who is very much in the news these days, Rachel Evan Wood is badly in need of an editor. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 99,412
Posted By gwsat
There has been no official release date announced...

There has been no official release date announced for the forthcoming Oppo UDP-203 but there have been some indications that Oppo may start taking orders sometime next month.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-30-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 37,813
Posted By gwsat
Yesterday my daughter sent me a text giving me a...

Yesterday my daughter sent me a text giving me a heads up about the return of Vikings. It's a good thing she did. I bought a new TiVo Bolt last summer and somehow overlooked setting up a season pass...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-29-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 192,687
Posted By gwsat
Absolutely right! The only other things we need...

Absolutely right! The only other things we need are a band, a boys' band, 76 trombones, and a Music Man! :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-28-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 60,320
Posted By gwsat
Good analogy. Everybody played by the same rules...

Good analogy. Everybody played by the same rules so any dissection of the results to support an argument that the winner's victory was somehow illegitimate is just sour grapes. I am far from a Nico...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-28-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,607
Posted By gwsat
I am continuing to enjoy The Grand Tour, not...

I am continuing to enjoy The Grand Tour, not least because it is presented in beautiful 4K HDR. I agree that the "Celebrity Dies Horribly" schtick is beyond its Sell By date. Also agree that Episode...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-28-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 290,140
Posted By gwsat
Posts here some weeks ago led me to believe that...

Posts here some weeks ago led me to believe that a recent firmware update had enabled the Amazon streaming app to pass 5.1 audio via the 940D's ARC connection. Alas, I am still getting 2 channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 99,412
Posted By gwsat
Yeah, I am waiting for Oppo's 4K HDR disc player...

Yeah, I am waiting for Oppo's 4K HDR disc player too. My old Oppo BDP-103 is the best disc player I have ever owned so I am happy to wait for the 203, even if I do have to pay a premium for it. I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-28-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 28,462
Posted By gwsat
I am fully onboard with the show after last...

I am fully onboard with the show after last night's episode. The film was beautiful and the music both atmospheric and appropriate to the story. Before seeing this week's Westworld I watched the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-27-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 60,320
Posted By gwsat
Another boring race, following another boring...

Another boring race, following another boring qualifying session, which marked the end of a boring year. F1 is losing its grip on me. I barely watched qualifying and fast forwarded through much of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-27-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 192,687
Posted By gwsat
Yeah, a lot of stuff will get a poster's knuckles...

Yeah, a lot of stuff will get a poster's knuckles rapped in a New York minute. Every time I get ready to post, I feel as if I'm walking through a mine field. Could the anticipation be making...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 290,140
Posted By gwsat
Several of us who post to this thread came to the...

Several of us who post to this thread came to the 940D from the last generation of Pioneer Kuro displays, which most consider to be the gold standard both for plasma black levels and overall PQ. Our...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 290,140
Posted By gwsat
Wifi gets a bad rap, I think. It has never given...

Wifi gets a bad rap, I think. It has never given me much trouble. I concede that Ethernet is more reliable but wifi is nevertheless an acceptable substitute.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-24-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,607
Posted By gwsat
Yeah, Amazon doesn't make it easy to find its UHD...

Yeah, Amazon doesn't make it easy to find its UHD lineup. You have to scroll down several pages from the top of the home screen to get to the UHD lineup. Otherwise you will likely get the 1080...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42,805
Views: 1,834,628
Posted By gwsat
It seems to me that your question is appropriate...

It seems to me that your question is appropriate for this thread. In the event I am wrong, let’s leave it to the moderators to tell us so. You will find no group more knowledgeable about Atmos than...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 290,140
Posted By gwsat
An optical connection from the 940D to your...

An optical connection from the 940D to your receiver should work just fine. Good luck! Hope you end up enjoying your 940D as much as I have mine.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 290,140
Posted By gwsat
I too have a 940D and TiVo Bolt. I use the 940D's...

I too have a 940D and TiVo Bolt. I use the 940D's Amazon and Netflix apps and use the 940D's ARC connection to my receiver for audio. That way I am able to always see 4K transmissions in 4K. As I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-22-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,607
Posted By gwsat
I watched Episode 1 of The Grand Tour on Amazon...

I watched Episode 1 of The Grand Tour on Amazon the day it was released. When I watched it, it was indeed streaming in 4K HDR.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-20-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,607
Posted By gwsat
I agree that 4K HDR at its best, such as the...

I agree that 4K HDR at its best, such as the first episode of The Grand Tour was, is clearly superior to 1080P. Plain 4K, though, is only marginally so, or at least it seem slo to me.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-18-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,607
Posted By gwsat
I watched Episode 1 earlier and it was indeed 4K...

I watched Episode 1 earlier and it was indeed 4K HDR. It looked beautiful, very film-like.

Clarkson and the boys have changed the format of their new show from their Top Gear days a bit but the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-18-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 48,841
Posted By gwsat
If that's what it takes so be it. Don't want you...

If that's what it takes so be it. Don't want you going down again.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, we all have a vested in Kscape's survival. It the price increases insure that Kscape will be around for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 99,412
Posted By gwsat
I haven't setup Zone 2 or a second TV with my...

I haven't setup Zone 2 or a second TV with my 3060 but have used the Yamaha remote app for iPhone and iPad extensively. It has been particularly helpful to me when I am watching Streaming such as...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-18-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 26,459
Posted By gwsat
If there is a thread for Clarkson and the gang's...

If there is a thread for Clarkson and the gang's new show, The Grand Tour on Amazon, a quick Google search didn't reveal it. I watched the first episode on amazon earlier and loved every minute of...
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