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Forum: Video Processors   09-21-2014, 10:36 AM
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Views: 874
Posted By BiggAW
No. I had to pay for shipping it out there...

No. I had to pay for shipping it out there though, that was like $20 or something. And wait something like a month for it back. There was no reason to suspect that it was a software problem in the...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   09-10-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By BiggAW
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HY6R7E/ref=wm...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HY6R7E/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I didn't install the doors because of ventilation. It's a great value and hold a ton of stuff. It was closer to $200...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By BiggAW
I finally managed to rent this on Amazon after...

I finally managed to rent this on Amazon after Apple TV was on the fritz completely, and VUDU HDX couldn't stream it without buffering every minute. It was a good movie, although not exactly...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-09-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By BiggAW
iTunes is $4.99 for HD, and Amazon.com, $4.99 for...

iTunes is $4.99 for HD, and Amazon.com, $4.99 for HD and VUDU, $5.99 for HDX.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-09-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By BiggAW
We're animals who are being subjected to an...

We're animals who are being subjected to an uncontrolled experiment by being fed an industrial diet engineered for maximum productivity, i.e. high calories, low cost. And people wonder why Americans...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By BiggAW
Does anyone know what the deal with rental...

Does anyone know what the deal with rental release on this one is? It's not a movie to watch for the cinematic experience, it's definitely purely content-based. Tomorrow is the Blu-Ray release, but...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 12,729
Posted By BiggAW
Why are we even discussing bandwidth? Most areas...

Why are we even discussing bandwidth? Most areas in the US have 50-100mbps internet available, many have 300 or more available. 4K takes 15.6 or 15.9mbps to stream. So most connections in the US...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 12,729
Posted By BiggAW
The market is general moving to the...

The market is general moving to the streaming/rental model, but Americans at least still like to own and hold a physical object, so some will choose the ownership/disc model just for those reasons,...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   09-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,968
Posted By BiggAW
3D isn't coming back. I kind of like it, but it...

3D isn't coming back. I kind of like it, but it has WAY too many problems. The dorky glasses, headaches, and the fact that a good percentage of the population can't even see 3D would all be deal...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,208
Posted By BiggAW
Ah ok, that makes more sense. Yeah, stuff is...

Ah ok, that makes more sense. Yeah, stuff is crazy expensive. I was on the Upper West Side a couple of weeks ago being a tourist, and the building boom up there is incredible, as are the rental...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,208
Posted By BiggAW
Wow, that's impressive for an apartment. Are you...

Wow, that's impressive for an apartment. Are you in a major city? Around here, apartment means small and cheap, and a few of the newer ones have any original wiring at all, everything else is...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, mine went like 20 or 30 feet, but...

Yeah, mine went like 20 or 30 feet, but regardless, the range is pretty bad. I thought it would be more like Wifi.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,208
Posted By BiggAW
Interesting. Sounds like you're pretty serious...

Interesting. Sounds like you're pretty serious about the HA stuff. Does the CAT-5 replace regular thermostat wire then? Wifi thermostats are something I'd like to put in when I buy a house. Would be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,208
Posted By BiggAW
WOW. That is a thorough job. I would argue that...

WOW. That is a thorough job. I would argue that it's pointless to wire for appliances and thermostats and the like, as they are all going to be Wifi to go in to existing buildings, but I guess if...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, the gamepad is bad. Even without central...

Yeah, the gamepad is bad. Even without central A/V distribution, that range is important, since you can play some games on the Gamepad without the TV...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,208
Posted By BiggAW
There's an extreme disconnect here. Jauntor is...

There's an extreme disconnect here. Jauntor is spot on, and knows this stuff inside and out.

It would be completely idiotic to wire a house without RG-6. RG-6 is the standard, so everything video...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
Wireless AC realistically does a few hundred mbps...

Wireless AC realistically does a few hundred mbps under ideal conditions. And often way less than that.



How would that use gigabit of bandwidth?
Forum: Xbox Area   08-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
Wireless can't support anywhere close to that...

Wireless can't support anywhere close to that speed. What I'm trying to figure out is what is using that much bandwidth. It sounds like they aren't compressing the video at all, which seems rather...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
Not gigabit Ethernet. 10gbE can for short...

Not gigabit Ethernet. 10gbE can for short distances over CAT-5, as can HDBaseT, although neither would be suitable in their current forms for a Kinect...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By BiggAW
You make some good points about covering stories...

You make some good points about covering stories that aren't well covered by other outlets. However, I would disagree about the humor. I find that they do a really good job with even the most...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, that makes sense. It would still make...

Yeah, that makes sense. It would still make planning somewhat of a nightmare though...



HOLY $&%#! What is it sending over that cable? I guess my ethernet idea wouldn't work then... It would...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
That's interesting. I would be nervous planning...

That's interesting. I would be nervous planning even a 360 or a PS3 into a whole-home system, as you don't really know how the controllers are going to perform until you get them in. I suppose with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,560
Posted By BiggAW
I wouldn't say surround sound hasn't captured the...

I wouldn't say surround sound hasn't captured the public's imagination, but there is definitely a lack of understanding how much audio contributes to the AV experience. I'm always shocked to see...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,560
Posted By BiggAW
I think it can be successful for a niche market,...

I think it can be successful for a niche market, but I'm very skeptical that the ceiling-bounce speaker contraptions are going to work. I've never heard it, but I'd imagine that actual powered...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 93,163
Posted By BiggAW
This is true to a certain extent. I'm sure there...

This is true to a certain extent. I'm sure there are other people running into problems with various furniture setups that aren't a full blown home theater with a 120" screen and an equipment rack....
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