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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 6,071
Posted By mirak
So I looked it up and you can suspend your...

So I looked it up and you can suspend your DirecTV service for free, but not more than once every 6 months. That's still not bad if you plan it right.

It comes down to sports. Streaming services...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 6,071
Posted By mirak
I just cut the cord half-way! I'm starting my...

I just cut the cord half-way! I'm starting my second year of my DirecTV contract, and my bill more than doubled after all the discounts dropped off. My U-Verse Internet also jumped about 50% too,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 6,071
Posted By mirak
The good news for sports is that SlingTV includes...

The good news for sports is that SlingTV includes ESPN and ESPN2 for $20/mo, which you can activate and deactivate whenever you want for certain games/seasons. Sling also has an additional package of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By mirak
Yes, the TiVo Roamio OTA seems to be the simplest...

Yes, the TiVo Roamio OTA seems to be the simplest all in one solution if I need the DVR for the OTA content.

It's a shame that my *Amazing
* Samsung pn64f8500 apparently has the ability to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12,538
Views: 635,617
Posted By mirak
I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying...

I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying to cut the cord and to do it as simply and I expensively as possible. I'd like to just use the slick Smart Hub interface for my OTA and streaming...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By mirak
It really isn't all that. It is a $20/mo...

It really isn't all that. It is a $20/mo subscription...plus another $15 (I think) for an 'add-on' package, you mentioned sports, BAM! $35/mo right there. Then 8.99/mo Netflix, 7.99/mo Hulu plus, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By mirak
do you believe this unicorn of a media player...

do you believe this unicorn of a media player that will also give you foot rubs that you require will cost less than $400?

its a weekly occurrence of someone coming here looking for the holy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By mirak
So it uses h.264 compression to stream the ota...

So it uses h.264 compression to stream the ota around the house? No thanks. I've tried h.264 with uverse and can't stand the compression artifacts. One of the benefits of OTA, despite lack of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By mirak
Best "All in One" Solution for Cord Cutting?

I'm ready to cut the cord. My wife is on board, but it's gotta be EASY. I don't want two or three different devices to access OTA versus Netflix versus other streaming services, etc.

I've got an...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,546
Posted By mirak
I think this might be a case where the hype may...

I think this might be a case where the hype may have ruined my impressions of this movie. I was really amped to see it based upon all the rave reviews, but I was extremely underwhelemed. It was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 91,453
Posted By mirak
Seems like a really weird thing to be complaining...

Seems like a really weird thing to be complaining about. I've got pretty good hearing, I think, and I can't hear any buzz from my 64f8500. Of course, I generally sit about 12 feet away and there's...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 294,355
Posted By mirak
I would appreciate some help adjusting signal...

I would appreciate some help adjusting signal delays on my Harmony 650.

Briefly, I have an AVR outputting HDMI to my plasma TV, and a (1) HTPC, (2) DirecTV DVR, and (3) Blu Ray player connected to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12,538
Views: 635,617
Posted By mirak
Anybody have a problem with the voice command...

Anybody have a problem with the voice command prompt randomly popping up? Can I just disable that in the settings?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,167
Views: 377,171
Posted By mirak
Boy, setting cell light at 20 is really bright!...

Boy, setting cell light at 20 is really bright! So far, the only changes I've made are to set cell light at 18 and turn off motion judder. Except for those changes (it was too dim to start), this TV...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,167
Views: 377,171
Posted By mirak
Sorry guys - without reading through 80 pages of...

Sorry guys - without reading through 80 pages of posts, anybody know of some good settings for a 64f8500 in a living room with a fair amount of ambient light (not direct sunlight, but not a dark...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By mirak
I would add that the f8500 is a better "value"...

I would add that the f8500 is a better "value" (though that's a relative term, obviously) as compared to the vt or zt. Unless you absolutely must have the deepest blacks, I wouldn't pay more for a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13,095
Views: 745,821
Posted By mirak
Personally, I'd be more nervous about keeping in...

Personally, I'd be more nervous about keeping in on a stand, which can tip over. If a wall mounting bracket is properly lag bolted into studs, that TV isn't going anywhere. The downside, of course,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13,095
Views: 745,821
Posted By mirak
Yes, sounds like a good idea to have it just in...

Yes, sounds like a good idea to have it just in case. I've gotta some extra opticals laying around now that I'm using HDMI to route all my sources to the new AVR, so I'll go ahead and run one to the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13,095
Views: 745,821
Posted By mirak
The only reason I need ARC is that I might want...

The only reason I need ARC is that I might want to use the Netflix app on the TV. My DirecTV Genie does not have a Netflix app. I wonder if my Panasonic Blu Ray does? If so, I'd definitely prefer to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13,095
Views: 745,821
Posted By mirak
Hey guys, quick question - my pn64f8500 finally...

Hey guys, quick question - my pn64f8500 finally goes up on the wall today!! Due to my setup, the back panel will be pretty hard to access once I hang it, so I want to get my connections right the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By mirak
Yeah, no doubt there will probably be at least a...

Yeah, no doubt there will probably be at least a little degrading of image quality, but they're at least supposed to be zero glare.

My idea was to keep it on during the day and take it down after...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By mirak
Let's talk screen protectors

A few years ago, my 4 year old son lobbed an errant DVD-case missle at my Samsung pn64d7000, cracking the panel. He's mellowed out a bit since then, but I've got two younger sons who are just warming...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,949
Posted By mirak
Just want to chime in with a little empathy. My...

Just want to chime in with a little empathy. My son also cracked my awesome Samsung pn64d7000 a few years ago. It sucks because you're mad but you really can't stay mad because it's your child. Gotta...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-19-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 35,792
Posted By mirak
These survey results clearly demonstrate that the...

These survey results clearly demonstrate that the Samsung pn64f8500 is the best TV on the planet. As a proud owner of the f8500, this validates my ego. Thank you, panel! To all you poor saps without...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By mirak
Well that simplifies things. Thanks! I'll just...

Well that simplifies things. Thanks! I'll just make sure I'm set up for the TV do the conversion. Do I need to set anything special on the TV?
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