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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2017, 01:53 PM
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Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,415
Posted By calculon68
Yes. I mapped my laserdisc player to SAT/CBL...

Yes. I mapped my laserdisc player to SAT/CBL (HDMI) and Optical Audio. Just have to turn the HDMI off on the input.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,415
Posted By calculon68
Which makes sense when you think about it. Why...

Which makes sense when you think about it. Why waste powering the 5.1 channels is the content is only PCM/2.0?
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-02-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 198,308
Posted By calculon68
The Roku HBO Now app supports 5.1. The FireTV HBO...

The Roku HBO Now app supports 5.1. The FireTV HBO Now app does not.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-28-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 198,308
Posted By calculon68
At the beginning of the year, I expected CBS was...

At the beginning of the year, I expected CBS was going to pull all their content from Amazon since they launched CBS All Access. They didn't. You can still watch The Good Wife, Twilight Zone and all...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 198,308
Posted By calculon68
My first attempt at linking was bad. Extra http...

My first attempt at linking was bad. Extra http in there. :o
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-21-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 198,308
Posted By calculon68
Do you have the recent FireTV box? (2015) That...

Do you have the recent FireTV box? (2015) That box does have hardware decoding support for h.265 and it's 50% more efficient.

But if you're on the original 2014 box- you're stuck with h.264.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-20-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11,470
Views: 451,652
Posted By calculon68
Only the first season is worth re-watching in its...

Only the first season is worth re-watching in its entirety. Maybe most of Season 3 (Prison/Woodbury/Governor) too. But you're right, it's a watch once show. I've been paying for TWD via Amazon since...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-12-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 84,001
Posted By calculon68
Sounds like FUD to me. TiVo has a much larger...

Sounds like FUD to me. TiVo has a much larger user bnse than the Revolv. If the company started negating Product Lifetime Support on existing units- the consumer backlash would be catastrophic. (I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-16-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,140
Posted By calculon68
You can only upload / import 250 songs for free,...

You can only upload / import 250 songs for free, including iTunes purchases.
or
You can upload up to 250,000 songs for $24.99/year.

I think it's worth it, the only downside is the 10-device...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-16-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,653
Posted By calculon68
I'll see your Nancy Kovack and raise you an...

I'll see your Nancy Kovack and raise you an Sherry Jackson (http://www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-interview-sherry-jackson-andrea-on-the-original-series); Andrea from "What Little Girls are Made...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-21-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By calculon68
It's not strictly for gamers. The first 21:9...

It's not strictly for gamers. The first 21:9 monitor I got was for an edit bay for Adobe Premiere/After Effects use. I've since become a big fan of the ultrawide desktop; in office tasks,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-25-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,655
Views: 354,707
Posted By calculon68
Look Who's Back...

Look Who's Back (https://www.netflix.com/title/80094357)- a German film (ENG subtitles) about what happens when Adolf Hitler shows up in current-day Germany.

Surprisingly better than I thought it...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-12-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 38,057
Posted By calculon68
Did Black Mesa add the original HL's Xen levels?

Did Black Mesa add the original HL's Xen levels?
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-09-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,552
Posted By calculon68
Agree that TWOK DC doesn't add anything...

Agree that TWOK DC doesn't add anything worthwhile. Between TWOK DC and The Martian Extended (releases same day 6/7), I'll probably get The Martian.

Still amazed that ST:TMP DC isn't available on...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   03-28-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 38,057
Posted By calculon68
Portal 2 if you like first-person stuff. Batman...

Portal 2 if you like first-person stuff. Batman Arkham Asylum if you like third-person stuff. While both games are over five years old- they're still good baseline tests for graphics capabilities....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,268
Posted By calculon68
I cannot begin to describe how nice it is to NOT...

I cannot begin to describe how nice it is to NOT do the six-seven 30sec skip button (http://www.weaknees.com/30/) dance. I've been doing that so long that the button labels are worn clear on my older...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-24-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 125,268
Posted By calculon68
Also got the skipmode update recently. Can't...

Also got the skipmode update recently. Can't begin to describe how good NOT hitting the skip 30 sec button 6-7 times during commercial breaks feels. :D And very surprised skip works on my older...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-19-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,948
Posted By calculon68
Criterion Collection is the reason to bear the...

Criterion Collection is the reason to bear the monthly fee. And as stated before, Hulu doesn't insert advertising in movies.

But after subscribing for 3+ years, CC has 900 films...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-18-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,470
Views: 451,652
Posted By calculon68
I'm afraid Jon Bernthal's getting type cast in...

I'm afraid Jon Bernthal's getting type cast in his TWD after-life. Check out Sicario. It's merely a cameo, but his character is maybe 2mm different than Shane's.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By calculon68
The last TV I bought through Amazon was a Panny...

The last TV I bought through Amazon was a Panny 37" in 2011. Back then overnight service was only $3.99, via UPS. Worked perfectly.

Generally:
-stick with Shipped and Sold by Amazon instead of...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-12-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 198,308
Posted By calculon68
That countdown was there for me last week, but...

That countdown was there for me last week, but not any more. Maybe Amazon renewed their license w/CBS. But I'm not holding breath


February 14

Note: All CBS properties that were expiring...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-11-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,948
Posted By calculon68
This may sound conspiratorial, but once I upped...

This may sound conspiratorial, but once I upped to Ad-free, my playback issues in Hulu evaporated. I never had issues with buffering mid-stream. My issues pre-Ad free were cueing ads and cueing back...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-11-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 198,308
Posted By calculon68
Last call for Star Trek on Prime. ...

Last call for Star Trek on Prime. (http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/01/star-trek-might-be-leaving-amazon-video-on-february-15/)

Shame, because the HD versions of TOS and TNG are better on Amazon...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-11-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,140
Posted By calculon68
The "leads" are the least interesting characters...

The "leads" are the least interesting characters to me. (Joe, Juliana, Frank) And if that's the last we'll see of Joe- I'm not losing sleep over it. The "supporting" cast is more watchable- Hido,...
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