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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 55
Posted By skriefal
Are you referring to the SMSL Q5? This is not a...

Are you referring to the SMSL Q5? This is not a Tripath-based amp.
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,031
Posted By skriefal
So you believe that because a $1500 speaker is of...

So you believe that because a $1500 speaker is of high quality (and the Sierra-2 is very good), that it somehow follows that every $10k speaker must be overpriced snake oil? Certainly that is true...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,031
Posted By skriefal
Those $130 speakers are highly regarded for their...

Those $130 speakers are highly regarded for their price. Big difference there. And has no bearing on whether a $10k speaker is worth its price.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
Ah - too bad. I tried all of the Motionflow...

Ah - too bad. I tried all of the Motionflow options when I got my 65W850A but didn't care for any of them. But I recall Impulse being the closest to acceptable except for the resulting dimness.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-28-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
Have you tried turning off the light sensor and...

Have you tried turning off the light sensor and then manually setting the backlight level? Haven't tried it myself, but it may make the Impulse setting more satisfying.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-28-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
I don't recall where to check the firmware...

I don't recall where to check the firmware version of the menus. It's very well hidden. But mine updated to a new firmware revision a few weeks ago. So unless they've updated the firmware again,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
Nope. I do run the signal through a Yamaha...

Nope. I do run the signal through a Yamaha RX-A2040 A/V receiver, but it's set to "Through" so that it doesn't process the video.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 135,395
Posted By skriefal
I'm looking forward to the updated firmware -- if...

I'm looking forward to the updated firmware -- if my M50 ever downloads it. Vizio's firmware update process might be okay for Ma and Pa Kettle, but it sure is an annoyance for anyone who actually...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
That option is enabled. Doesn't everyone use...

That option is enabled. Doesn't everyone use that? :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
I've viewed both 60Hz and 24p (23.976Hz) content...

I've viewed both 60Hz and 24p (23.976Hz) content through Kodi running on an Intel NUC (recently it's been more of the former than the latter). Haven't noticed any problems. Perhaps others can...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
Right. Nevertheless, there are documented issues...

Right. Nevertheless, there are documented issues with Netflix playback on the FireTV that span multiple brands of TVs (but maybe not all). This does not seem to be a 65W850A issue.

If you're...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
I see lots of complaints of un-smooth Netflix...

I see lots of complaints of un-smooth Netflix playback via the Fire TV. It's not limited to Sony TVs.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 413,517
Posted By skriefal
I have a FireTV. Is there any specific test...

I have a FireTV. Is there any specific test material from Netflix or Amazon Prime that demonstrates this choppiness?
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
Well, Tom Baker did marry Lalla Ward (Romana #...

Well, Tom Baker did marry Lalla Ward (Romana # 2)...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
That's my guess [or hope?] as well. We already...

That's my guess [or hope?] as well. We already have Capaldi conjuring up the ghost of William Hartnell (sort of), including the sometimes mean/nasty demeanor. And Clara Oswald teaching at the same...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   07-15-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By skriefal
That's what most of these sales are about. A lot...

That's what most of these sales are about. A lot of hype generated to move discontinued and overstocked products that would otherwise have been difficult/slower to sell.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-15-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
I would instead recommend to watch 'em all. Or...

I would instead recommend to watch 'em all. Or at least everything from the Troughton era to the Colin Baker era, with selected episodes from the Hartnell and McCoy periods. You know you'll want to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
The Spearhead from Space blu-ray release is very...

The Spearhead from Space blu-ray release is very good. A must-buy for any fan of classic Doctor Who.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
A few of the stories are -- or were -- available...

A few of the stories are -- or were -- available only in black & white because the original color tapes were lost. The BBC wiped and re-used the tapes to save money. After home video releases...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
There's still a station left in the USA that's...

There's still a station left in the USA that's airing pre-1990 Doctor Who episodes? Wow. I haven't seen any of those on a PBS station since the mid '90s.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 135,395
Posted By skriefal
I copied all 13 of those files onto a...

I copied all 13 of those files onto a FAT32-formatted 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive and had no success. The LED in the flash drive was blinking non-stop as if the TV was reading from the drive -- but...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-12-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,013
Posted By skriefal
Probably not The Master, as it appears that Missy...

Probably not The Master, as it appears that Missy (Michelle Gomez) will be returning in that role. Possibly River Song, or maybe Jenny ("The Doctor's Daughter"). Would be even more interesting if...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,648
Posted By skriefal
New laserdiscs or players? Not a chance. Aside...

New laserdiscs or players? Not a chance. Aside from a few teary-eyed former laserdisc users, who would buy the things?



It means nothing of the sort. There may be laserdisc-associated...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-11-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 135,395
Posted By skriefal
Are there any downloadable 4K video samples that...

Are there any downloadable 4K video samples that the M-series TVs will play from a USB flash drive, without the TV locking up or crashing/rebooting? The few 4K H.264 and H.265/HEVC clips that I've...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 135,395
Posted By skriefal
The M-series remotes lack the usual "window"...

The M-series remotes lack the usual "window" found in most other remotes (at least this is true of my M50-C1 remote). The LEDs need to emit through black plastic. Seems like a bad design -- but I'm...
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