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Forum: Speakers   05-21-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 375
Posted By Osamede
When I did this about 3 years ago I came up with...

When I did this about 3 years ago I came up with Paradigm MilleniaOne speakers, which I have been extremely happy with. Can be standmounted or wall mounted. I've used them wall-mounted as fronts in a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-21-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,137
Posted By Osamede
Does anyone have good examples of dark/light...

Does anyone have good examples of dark/light decoration schemes that can make this work for using a projector in a small to medium sized main living room?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 55,102
Posted By Osamede
Hmmm. I have one of these and have found myself...

Hmmm. I have one of these and have found myself needing to constantly adjust the volume. Wonder if this has roots in the same problem.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-10-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8,590
Views: 1,185,274
Posted By Osamede
Not true at all. You can install Serviio: ...

Not true at all.

You can install Serviio:
http://www.serviio.org/

And Plex even has a DLNA port too:
https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200350536-DLNA
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-08-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Osamede
Back in the projector game - seeking quiet short throw shortlist.

Am back in the market for a projector after a few years out. Last time around I owned an Infocus IN78 DLP model, which I found quite okay but a bit noisy.

This time looking for something that can...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-18-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,127
Posted By Osamede
Well yes and no - its a game of cat and mouse....

Well yes and no - its a game of cat and mouse. Industry not really interested in contributing to reducing energy usage. Govt needs it to go down, to reduce emissions and improve energy security. So...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-13-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,127
Posted By Osamede
I'll second this. This is the story in a...

I'll second this. This is the story in a nutshell.

That said, there are creative ways of getting around some of these regulations. I have a Miele washing machine in which it is pretty much...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 22,973
Posted By Osamede
Just for the record, I dug a bit deeper for info...

Just for the record, I dug a bit deeper for info on this. Google's Chromecast support implies that they are collecting your system activity and that you cannot turn that collection of your system...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By Osamede
That's a shame about H/K. My first ever amp was a...

That's a shame about H/K. My first ever amp was a 295i receiver if I remember the model number correctly. Was more than I could really afford, but it lasted for ages, so was worth it in the end. Then...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Osamede
Mainly you are underlining the point: these are...

Mainly you are underlining the point: these are not always not a like-for-like swap with a standard format of "home audio" amp. For the most part, unless you want to go and get some well known and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Osamede
Crown Audio is the "regular amplifier...

Crown Audio is the "regular amplifier manufacturers":
http://www.harman.com/

Also those "pro" amps tend to have fans on them that can be quite loud.

Dont get me wrong: you my 100% agreement...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Osamede
When I was looking for a receiver earlier I got...

When I was looking for a receiver earlier I got postiive feedback from someone who had owned the SR10 model. But I dont have many experience on SR20. It might still be in the stores here. Will have a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Osamede
Cambridge is a UK brand widely sold there through...

Cambridge is a UK brand widely sold there through Richer Sounds and they have a very active user community for that brand. Better to try the UK-based AVForums.com site.

You'll easily find lots...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-07-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,402,570
Posted By Osamede
Am a bit wary, since these days a lot of product...

Am a bit wary, since these days a lot of product line "differentiation" is almost purely firmware features and cosmetic externals.

What would be the specific high end ones to look out for that...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-07-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 893,598
Posted By Osamede
My DV-980H has been going like a champ since...

My DV-980H has been going like a champ since 2008. For a hundred and something bucks, that's not bad. Am constantly surprised by how well the externals casing and the design style have held up -...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-07-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,663
Posted By Osamede
A few years ago I randomly met in a bar and had a...

A few years ago I randomly met in a bar and had a few drinks with Chip Taylor (Angelina Jolie’s uncle and musician) in a bar in NYC. Very nice regular fella - no showbiz face. He told a few stories...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,402,570
Posted By Osamede
Am not in the US, so pricing is not going to make...

Am not in the US, so pricing is not going to make any sense.

This would probably be a simple enough question if I wanted to throw money at this - buy an Oppo. But this is for the third disc...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,402,570
Posted By Osamede
Finding a quiet blu ray or DVD player as audio transport?

I have a large CD collection and am looking for a disc player to use mainly as a transport playing HDMI out (or at worst Coaxial-out) into a reciever that I have there. It is possibly I might later...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Osamede
In this day and age, with many of these digital...

In this day and age, with many of these digital audio components e.g. DACs even the "cheap" ones are so good that they are invisible in the sound path. So I dont know what more you might expect from...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 823,747
Posted By Osamede
I've recently picked up a pair of used Omni 550s...

I've recently picked up a pair of used Omni 550s and am really enjoying this introduction to this genre of speakers. Dont why it took me so long!

The speakers are being used in a large open plan...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,890
Posted By Osamede
Based on recent research in my looking for a 2.1...

Based on recent research in my looking for a 2.1 system, I concluded they would be fairly similar in that scenarion. I think they have almost the same input options. I think the Denon has an extra...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 9,327
Posted By Osamede
Funny part about all this stuff about scale...

Funny part about all this stuff about scale efficiencies, is the underlying waste. I know very few people that have even 5.1 in their living rooms, let alone atmos or whatever number of channels....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Osamede
incredibly vague in the white paper: ...

incredibly vague in the white paper:
http://nadelectronics.com/download.php?131108130203-NAD_D3020_DigitalWhitePaper.pdf|D%203020%20Hybrid%20Digital%20Amplifier%20-%20White%20Paper
"...we include...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 22,973
Posted By Osamede
If you don't mind the missing bits of the music,...

If you don't mind the missing bits of the music, or you don't mind yours a bit mangled, that's not a crime. But it's not complete music - its an approximation. Personally, I'd rather hear the music...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 22,973
Posted By Osamede
This is not true. Sonos and the Squeezebox...

This is not true. Sonos and the Squeezebox Logitech Music Server have been doing wifi audio for years - and successfully. It's better audio quality than Bluetooth. By far.
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