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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-31-2015, 09:50 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
I looked up the ages of eight of the actors...

I looked up the ages of eight of the actors portraying main characters and the youngest is 23 (Jasper); three are over 25 (Octavia and Finn are portrayed by actors who are 28 and the actor who plays...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-31-2015, 01:48 PM
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Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
P50 User Manual...

P50 User Manual (http://cdn.vizio.com/documents/downloads/hdtv/P502uiB1/UM_P502uiB1.pdf) page 14, fifth footnote (marked "‡"), referenced by the bullet item on HDMI 5, "High Velocity Mode":
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-31-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
I have my TiVo is set to output the native...

I have my TiVo is set to output the native resolution of whatever I'm playing (except for 480i which HDMI 5 will not display; I'm not sure that my cable system has any of that anyway). When I start...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 150,062
Posted By michaeltscott
No--it's a lower spec version of the P502ui-B1...

No--it's a lower spec version of the P502ui-B1 only sold by Walmart, who do not sell the B1. Its panel has a 60Hz native refresh rate versus the B1's 120Hz.
Forum: Xbox Area   01-30-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18,416
Views: 570,113
Posted By michaeltscott
You can edit your "recently watched" list at...

You can edit your "recently watched" list at Netflix's site to remove all of the kiddie stuff; perhaps that will change it's recommendations for your profile.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-30-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,381
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Posted By michaeltscott
I don't consider my PC to be an "HTPC", just a PC...

I don't consider my PC to be an "HTPC", just a PC connected to my AVR and television; to my mind there's a difference. I like using a big screen TV as my PC monitor. I do sometimes watch downloaded...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2015, 07:11 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
I found a link to it (I think) in this...

I found a link to it (I think) in this (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1689258-official-2014-vizio-p-series-owner-s-thread-93.html#post30022329) post. I don't know if...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-29-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 36,308
Posted By michaeltscott
It's not the most effective weapon but I use it...

It's not the most effective weapon but I use it now and then. I like the glowing green stream of fire and the sound that it makes. I just now upgraded it to Eidolon Ally, it having taken quite a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
Exactly--only Season 2 is 4K. That being said I...

Exactly--only Season 2 is 4K. That being said I am unimpressed with the PQ of HoC season 2 in 4K; YMMV. The only Netflix 4K with which I am impressed is The Blacklist, Marco Polo (in moments) and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2015, 02:15 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
I wouldn't put the blame on ABC. Recording of...

I wouldn't put the blame on ABC. Recording of their programs played on my TiVo looks very good to great. (Which is shocking because their I just checked and my local affiliate seems to be...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 36,308
Posted By michaeltscott
Right--you can always say "Xbox, go home" or...

Right--you can always say "Xbox, go home" or "Xbox, turn off", so why not "Destiny, equip blahblahblah" (particularly for things that you'd have to go into your gear/inventory display to do, like...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18,416
Views: 570,113
Posted By michaeltscott
I think my eyes must have glazed over after the...

I think my eyes must have glazed over after the first few sentences. I swear I didn't remember it at all :D.

I've been using a big screen LCD television as my Windows PC monitor for over 8 years,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2015, 12:09 AM
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Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
I don't think that variable framerate is part of...

I don't think that variable framerate is part of either company's streaming video, just variable bit rate. They both serve up 24 fps video for the majority of titles, with some 30p videotaped...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 07:52 PM
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Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
14 Mbps service is pretty low for 4K streaming. ...

14 Mbps service is pretty low for 4K streaming. What is the nominal speed and what do you see when you do a speedtest on the type of connection you have to the television? I don't know what...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,702
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Posted By michaeltscott
Rats! I'm moving on Sunday and I wanted to use...

Rats! I'm moving on Sunday and I wanted to use Destiny as a mode of procrastination instead of the packing and organizing that I should be doing. Unfortunate as I write this XBL is down; I've been...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 06:43 PM
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Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
Doesn't measure up contrast-wise, IPS panels not...

Doesn't measure up contrast-wise, IPS panels not having as good native contrast as the VA panels used in the others; your statement makes it sound as though it's more poorly constructed which is...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-28-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18,416
Views: 570,113
Posted By michaeltscott
Dunno--never played Crackdown. But any game with...

Dunno--never played Crackdown. But any game with a co-op mode or modes should be fine cross-platform. The advantages that a PC player might have with K&M control and higher resolution and framerate...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-28-2015, 12:44 PM
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Views: 36,308
Posted By michaeltscott
I love my NITC and I wish it had Firefly. It was...

I love my NITC and I wish it had Firefly. It was store bought though and Firefly appears to be a perk that only comes on awarded weapons.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 12:41 PM
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Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
You had to have viewed the 4K content before 10...

You had to have viewed the 4K content before 10 October, which is when they made the 4 screen plan a requirement for 4K. If you were using it already they didn't ask you to pay more to continue...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-28-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,702
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Posted By michaeltscott
That's what I was saying--when my VM starts to...

That's what I was saying--when my VM starts to approach the max, I buy one or two piece of Legendary gear and scrap them for the Ascendant materials. And still I'm having trouble getting enough to...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-28-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18,416
Views: 570,113
Posted By michaeltscott
Yeah--cross-platform co-op games should work just...

Yeah--cross-platform co-op games should work just fine. Hence their plans for Fable Legends.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12,619
Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
The Calibrated Dark preset works a little...

The Calibrated Dark preset works a little differently than the other ones. When you modifying its settings and save a named copy, those different behaviors aren't part of that copy.

That being...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 36,308
Posted By michaeltscott
True. It'd be really cool if when you put armor...

True. It'd be really cool if when you put armor in your vault your characters of other classes would see it as equivalent piece of armor for their class; same amounts of Light, Strength, Discipline...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-27-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 393,755
Posted By michaeltscott
Good question (they call it "Xbox Live Free...

Good question (they call it "Xbox Live Free (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31092/Microsoft_Renames_Xbox_Live_Silver_to_Xbox_Live_Free.php)" now). That's certainly what I'd expect to happen. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12,619
Views: 737,464
Posted By michaeltscott
That's pretty amazing. When you call Amazon to...

That's pretty amazing. When you call Amazon to price-match don't they place the order at that time and can see that you're getting an additional $300 off as a Prime member making the price that you...
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