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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-01-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
Only relevant if you're using Chrome. (In...

Only relevant if you're using Chrome. (In Chrome, mouse over an image on a page, right-click and select "Search Google for this image" to do a Google image search. For that image the results might...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
Actually Netflix recommends...

Actually Netflix recommends (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306) 5 Mbps service for HD, 3 Mbps for SD. On that page they don't differentiate between 720p and 1080p, 5.1 sound or stereo (a trivial...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13,684
Views: 818,939
Posted By michaeltscott
Those discs are Sony products which supposedly...

Those discs are Sony products which supposedly have information to aid recent model Sony 4K TVs' up conversion algorithm.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-01-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13,684
Views: 818,939
Posted By michaeltscott
There are 4K streams on Amazon, Netflix and...

There are 4K streams on Amazon, Netflix and UltraFlix, and the television's Multimedia app will play some 4K clips from files on a USB drive. See the top post for some info.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
What I said was that 3 Mbps will get you the 2350...

What I said was that 3 Mbps will get you the 2350 Kbps lower bit rate 720p video encode with 5.1 sound, a total average of 2542 Kbps. As a rule of thumb you need about 20% bandwidth headroom to stay...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 11:05 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
If you're not particularly sensitive to 2:3...

If you're not particularly sensitive to 2:3 pulldown judder and not intent on PC gaming at 1080 res 120Hz refresh then there's no reason to prefer the B1 over the B1E. If you're happy with it, be...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-28-2015, 10:59 PM
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Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
A 60" PC monitor is actually easier on the eyes...

A 60" PC monitor is actually easier on the eyes than a little 20-some-odd inch one, IMHO. Also you can show stuff to people without everyone having to scrunch up around your desk :). I'm generally...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-28-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 39,338
Posted By michaeltscott
When did they add that new little gimmick at the...

When did they add that new little gimmick at the top of the Inventory, to the right of the count of Vanguard Marks? Select it and it tells you all of your ranks and how far you are from the next...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 39,338
Posted By michaeltscott
This is pretty cool. I was at the Tower...

This is pretty cool. I was at the Tower upgrading some of my Hunters weapons and ran out of machine parts; it occurred to me that my Warlock had a plethora of machine parts. I used the app on my...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,839
Posted By michaeltscott
It was just a suggestion; you don't like the show...

It was just a suggestion; you don't like the show so why would you be interested in further discussion of it? At this point you're just trolling and I don't feed trolls; welcome to my ignore list...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,839
Posted By michaeltscott
I've re-read my response and there's no insult in...

I've re-read my response and there's no insult in it. You've stated your opinion--my suggestion is that you just move on.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,839
Posted By michaeltscott
Yeah, they are. You may choose to believe that...

Yeah, they are. You may choose to believe that most "regular guys" wouldn't like this show as a form of self-validation, but in reality you're just in the minority. So what--there's nothing that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,839
Posted By michaeltscott
IMDb ratings are by viewers, not professional...

IMDb ratings are by viewers, not professional reviewers; people like you and me who watched the thing.

Actually, to go by ratings and reviews on RottenTomatoes...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-28-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18,587
Views: 577,269
Posted By michaeltscott
You can see a very positive user review on Reddit...

You can see a very positive user review on Reddit here (http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/2niy6d/the_best_purchase_ive_made_for_my_xbox_one_media/).
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
Again, upconverting a 2K digital master to 4K for...

Again, upconverting a 2K digital master to 4K for disc, file download or streaming is a waste of time, storage and network bandwidth. There's no new information to be captured as might be the case...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-28-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13,684
Views: 818,939
Posted By michaeltscott
"High Dynamic Range". Some people think that it...

"High Dynamic Range". Some people think that it does far more to increase realism of an image than 4K or higher resolution. Google, "high dynamic range video" and read all about it.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-28-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
I just like my A/V toys and almost any device...

I just like my A/V toys and almost any device with digital video capabilities these days has a Netflix app (I should have counted this PC; the Win8 Netflix app can stream the 1080p encodes and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13,684
Views: 818,939
Posted By michaeltscott
VIA app updates are independent of firmware...

VIA app updates are independent of firmware updates except that Ultraflix and 4K Amazon needed new support added to the system firmware. The apps can be updated with new features any time without...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-27-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
The public has largely rejected glasses-based 3D...

The public has largely rejected glasses-based 3D for the home so the manufacturers are gradually moving away from it. I bought a Vizio P602ui-B3 60" 4K TV back in October (upgrading from the 55"...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13,684
Views: 818,939
Posted By michaeltscott
I have this problem on my P60 with HD on Amazon...

I have this problem on my P60 with HD on Amazon (not SD), but only with a couple of UHD titles (Mozart in the Jungle was one). Also with all HD and SD on VUDU and Hulu Plus, but not on Netflix,...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 39,338
Posted By michaeltscott
That's her "One of Us" bounty: kill 10 Hive...

That's her "One of Us" bounty: kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras with an Eris class item equipped. I just bought one of her Warlock bonds and wear it all of the time. I don't see the use in wearing a...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-27-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
I always get 1080p and 4K (for the small subset...

I always get 1080p and 4K (for the small subset of titles which have it). I don't have a 3D TV but I suppose that I'd get 3D if I did.
Forum: Xbox Area   02-27-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 39,338
Posted By michaeltscott
I just tried a Legendary shotgun I was gifted the...

I just tried a Legendary shotgun I was gifted the other day (Two to the Morgue, Void damage, "Luck in the Chamber" and "Crowd Control" buffs); cursing at the screen does more damage :rolleyes:. ...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-27-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,074
Views: 609,739
Posted By michaeltscott
Maybe where you are--it's effectively dropping...

Maybe where you are--it's effectively dropping where I live. Several months ago my provider doubled my service speed from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps without increasing the price (the 100 Mbps customers...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-27-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 190,515
Posted By michaeltscott
And yet Netflix (as of numbers from January) have...

And yet Netflix (as of numbers from January) have some 57.4 million streaming video subs worldwide, 39 million of them in the US, a number which is steadily growing, notwithstanding your personal...
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