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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-23-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By robnix
I've ripped all my Blurays to MKV with MakeMKV....

I've ripped all my Blurays to MKV with MakeMKV. My Dune Base 3D plays them back just fine.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
My personal view is that the old saying "you get...

My personal view is that the old saying "you get what you pay for" pretty accurately describes the media player market.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
So I was wrong about who fixed it. The point is...

So I was wrong about who fixed it. The point is that mede8er implements the fixes, go read the KDlinks HD720 thread. HD Audio issues like popping sounds and stutter, hard drive issues, playback...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
So what you're saying is that Mede8er, the people...

So what you're saying is that Mede8er, the people that fixed the 23.976fps playback issues on the 1186 and added an internal scraper with a jukebox, found a way to keep people from reflashing their...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
Sure it matters what company the firmware comes...

Sure it matters what company the firmware comes from. I don't see anyone flashing mede8er firmware on other 1186 players, I also don't see anyone flashing Zappiti player firmware on Dune players. I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-22-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
I tried a few budget players out when I first...

I tried a few budget players out when I first started messing around with media players. They're just not worth the headache. Buggy releases, a few updates, (if you're lucky), over a few months and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
No, that's the price is US dollars after the...

No, that's the price is US dollars after the currency conversion from the no tax price of a little over 200 Euro.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By robnix
Just preordered one. With shipping to the U.S.,...

Just preordered one. With shipping to the U.S., it was just under $270.00. I don't think that's bad at all for a player that will combine Netflix, Amazon Streaming, Hulu+, HBOGO, Zappiti, and XBMC....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 128,990
Posted By robnix
Works fine with mine, both when pointing it...

Works fine with mine, both when pointing it directly at the projector, in it's general direction, or bouncing it off the screen. I have the remote set to 'device only' in the remote settings.
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,149
Posted By robnix
Subscription for the media I don't want to buy. I...

Subscription for the media I don't want to buy. I refuse to purchase digital only media. My collection is all on Physical Disc.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,905
Posted By robnix
There's a physical reason that opera is hard to...

There's a physical reason that opera is hard to understand that goes beyond language differences. There's two good articles on the subject here:
...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-16-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,148
Posted By robnix
The Sony BT Headphones are quite good as are the...

The Sony BT Headphones are quite good as are the Parot Zik. Not as good as some comparably priced wired headphones and no NC, but it you're looking for a tether free experience the Sony and Parot are...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,905
Posted By robnix
I don't really care what the reason for using...

I don't really care what the reason for using that particular organ was. 117db is loud enough to cause permanent ear damage with less than 30 seconds of exposure. Nolan seems to not care. That's...
Forum: Display Devices   11-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By robnix
Someone should be coming by today to pick it up....

Someone should be coming by today to pick it up. I'll let you know if anything changes.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 128,990
Posted By robnix
ALL of the 55's currently available on Amazon's...

ALL of the 55's currently available on Amazon's website are from 3rd party sellers that use Amazons seller services. NONE of them are authorized Sony resellers. If you buy a 55 from any of these...
Forum: Screens   11-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 278,406
Posted By robnix
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/110-diy-screen-secti...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/110-diy-screen-section/1169586-my-latest-masking-trial.html
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,905
Posted By robnix
There are much more balanced mixes this year....

There are much more balanced mixes this year. Edge of Tomorrow for example does a fantastic job of mixing loud action with dialogue.



Nolan doesn't like surround to begin with. It would be a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-12-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,905
Posted By robnix
Watched it last night at the Boeing Imax in...

Watched it last night at the Boeing Imax in Seattle. What would have otherwise been a spectacular movie event was marred by the horrid sound mix. I was physically tired from the volume levels and the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,965
Views: 741,495
Posted By robnix
The audio is spectacular, probably the best mix...

The audio is spectacular, probably the best mix I've heard this year. It also includes this moment, quoting Ralph Potts review:
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-09-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By robnix
I'd keep it simple and give them a solid internet...

I'd keep it simple and give them a solid internet connection along with easy to follow instructions for wifi. Leave the content up to the guest.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 109,500
Posted By robnix
I consider my wife and myself to be pretty normal...

I consider my wife and myself to be pretty normal and we both thought Snowpiercer was outstanding. So maybe we're not so normal....is there a list out there of approved films for normal people I'm...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 109,500
Posted By robnix
I really hope you didn't take this film...

I really hope you didn't take this film literally, it's not meant to be. Also, relatively speaking while there's a good bit of violence, the graphic nature of it is mostly alluded to. There are a few...
Forum: Screens   11-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 278,406
Posted By robnix
I'm not the handiest person either and was...

I'm not the handiest person either and was PARANOID while hoping I figured out the brackets correctly. I would have preferred something along the lines of:

For a 96" screen, measure the holes for...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,020
Posted By robnix
:p Thanks LOL!

:p Thanks LOL!
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,020
Posted By robnix
One of the many interesting things I learned...

One of the many interesting things I learned during my years of working in a kitchen, is that there's a direct relationship between the skill of the Executive Chef and his ability to get with women...
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