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Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   03-16-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Is it just me or are TV prices for these premium...

Is it just me or are TV prices for these premium sets through the roof? A few years ago the top-of-the-line plasma TV in 65" sizes were, around $3000-$4000, if I recall. And what were the Sharp Elite...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,238
Posted By ToonMasterTim
True. I hope you are right. But Dolby indicated...

True. I hope you are right. But Dolby indicated that only hardware with the processing power would be able to run the software. I am thinking that a budget TV is likely not going to meet that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-02-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I am interested in hearing about the apps...

I am interested in hearing about the apps performance compared to the X1 box, which is a bit sluggish.
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-31-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,160
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The first response sums up my feelings. A lot of...

The first response sums up my feelings. A lot of consumers aren't ready to ditch their 1080p setups just yet. Plus, doesn't the content have to be remastered, in the case of old content, or mastered,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   01-30-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Welcome to the Internet. *eye roll*

Welcome to the Internet. *eye roll*
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-08-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7,578
Views: 646,839
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Last night the app started working again. I used...

Last night the app started working again. I used it to watch Netflix content without issue. Strange. As the issue of not loading the app persisted for a few days. The TV is plugged into my router,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7,578
Views: 646,839
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I'm confused. Well, either way, it won't load. It...

I'm confused. Well, either way, it won't load. It tries to load. It has been the older Netflix UI for a while, but navigation was responsive and it ramped up to full HD quickly, so I would often use...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-05-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,578
Views: 646,839
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Ah, I wondered if Netflix might have stopped...

Ah, I wondered if Netflix might have stopped supporting it. I have other devices that support Netflix anyway, so I can just use those.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-03-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,578
Views: 646,839
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Is anyone else having problems getting Netflix to...

Is anyone else having problems getting Netflix to load on their S60/4?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-09-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By ToonMasterTim
They all seem to deliver comparable video...

They all seem to deliver comparable video quality. Some may ramp up to better quality faster or start playing more quickly. The Xfinity app is slow to load and navigate, but it often starts the video...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19,549
Views: 2,401,240
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Any basic BD player should be fine. I wonder what...

Any basic BD player should be fine. I wonder what is causing your players to fail so quickly? It's possible that you have unregulated voltage damaging them. If you don't use a voltage regulator or a...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   12-07-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,804
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Great article, Mark. Unfortunately, some people...

Great article, Mark. Unfortunately, some people just want to argue. Keep the great content coming.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-10-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By ToonMasterTim
It is slow to buffer and navigation is not very...

It is slow to buffer and navigation is not very responsive. It's just nice to have another option, especially for less-tech savvy people in the household.
Forum: Soundbars   09-19-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By ToonMasterTim
You would need to use HDMI-ARC, assuing that the...

You would need to use HDMI-ARC, assuing that the Vizio SB you have includes HDMI-ARC support through and HDMI port. The supported HDMI port on your TV is often labeled, or check your manual. Then...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 101,710
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I didn't hate it either. I thought the first one...

I didn't hate it either. I thought the first one was much better though. Anyway, I didn't mean to derail the thread. I was just joking.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 101,710
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Yes. But did it make the movie any better? :D ...

Yes. But did it make the movie any better? :D

JK
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,836
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Definitely! I went through five TVs in four years...

Definitely! I went through five TVs in four years because of this. First, I bought a TV that I liked, but it was too small. Then I got an LCD and the blacks were blue. Returned. Then I got a larger...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7,578
Views: 646,839
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Personally, unless you NEED a new TV, my advice...

Personally, unless you NEED a new TV, my advice is to wait. UHD and wider color gamut are still evolving. If you haven't had an LCD before, there are some things you may not like, and the Samsung has...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-17-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 101,710
Posted By ToonMasterTim
IMO, the Philips is producing a more accurate...

IMO, the Philips is producing a more accurate picture. The reds in the Samsung pic make the character look like he's glowing.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19,549
Views: 2,401,240
Posted By ToonMasterTim
A used PS3. Although, you may need to spend twice...

A used PS3. Although, you may need to spend twice your budget unless you can find a good deal from a friend or someone on Craigslist. On Blu-ray, the Java code on the disc will handle the resume...
Forum: Soundbars   07-04-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,152
Posted By ToonMasterTim
My TV only has two HDMI ports.

My TV only has two HDMI ports.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,033
Posted By ToonMasterTim
So what are your thoughts so far regarding the...

So what are your thoughts so far regarding the Samsung versus the Sony?
Forum: Soundbars   06-28-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 123,201
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have the same complaint that you have, but it...

I have the same complaint that you have, but it isn't the speakers. Change from bitstream to LPCM or PCM and very likely the rears will be too loud on the low volume settings.

I have last year's...
Forum: Soundbars   06-20-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,778
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I often experience issues with my SB4051-C0 to my...

I often experience issues with my SB4051-C0 to my 2013 Panasonic S60 plasma. It seems like a handshake issue to me. If I cycle through the sound bar inputs, and it may take more than one cycle, it...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   06-13-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,715
Views: 356,858
Posted By ToonMasterTim
My wife and I watched Hush the other night. I...

My wife and I watched Hush the other night. I think she liked it more than I did. It had an interesting concept that they didn't do enough with concerning the main character, in my opinion. It was...
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