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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-04-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,593
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Wait, what? That was actually my favourite of...

Wait, what? That was actually my favourite of all the films. The acting was phenomenal and the drama and tension between the three main characters carried the film without the need for overcooked...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By blastermaster
SSD tips for Windows 7 users

So I built my first PC a while back and, based on my reading here, installed an SSD drive and put my OS on it. I used windows 7 since I wasn't at the time convinced of the benefits of Windows 8. ...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-09-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,635
Posted By blastermaster
Watched it tonight. The character development...

Watched it tonight. The character development was pretty weak, IMHO, but the LFE effects with the tanks were pretty spectacular. Overall a decent film, but rather meh after watching John Wick on...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-06-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 24,255
Posted By blastermaster
It just won game of the year for 2014. So all my...

It just won game of the year for 2014. So all my gushing over the game was valid, after all. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20,687
Views: 830,105
Posted By blastermaster
For me, I have a 2011 Norco Shinobi 29er. I love...

For me, I have a 2011 Norco Shinobi 29er. I love that thing. I feel like I'm sitting in it, not on it. Such a beast for XC. Best moment was riding a new XC/Downhill run with a friend - we just...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-03-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 24,255
Posted By blastermaster
Haha. I gave up on that game - there were just a...

Haha. I gave up on that game - there were just a mind boggling amount of side quests I just got bogged down.

I agree that it's a gorgeous game, but if you saw Dragon Age: Inquisition you'd be...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-01-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,040
Posted By blastermaster
Well, when I posted in this thread I'm pretty...

Well, when I posted in this thread I'm pretty sure it was titled "Do You Prefer Flat or Curved Screens?" in the title and in the poll unless my eyes were cheated by some spell. That is all.
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,040
Posted By blastermaster
Maybe a more appropriate title would be "Do You...

Maybe a more appropriate title would be "Do You Prefer Flat or Curved TVs?". I love my curved projection screen, but no way in hell would I ever get a curved TV.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-28-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 24,255
Posted By blastermaster
No problem. Knight Enchanter Tree: ...

No problem.

Knight Enchanter Tree: everything up to and including Fade Shield and Veiled Riposte.

Winter: Winter's Grasp, Fade Step, Mana Surge

Spirit: Barrier, Elegant Defense,...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 24,255
Posted By blastermaster
50 hours into DA: Inquisition and I'm not even...

50 hours into DA: Inquisition and I'm not even half way done. I just respecced my character to a knight enchanter and downed two dragons with ease. Such an OP spec but tons of fun. This is by far...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20,687
Views: 830,105
Posted By blastermaster
I don't know about that. I'm banking on future...

I don't know about that. I'm banking on future movies with 3D sound that will be mixed to make more aggressive use of the height speakers. If I'm wrong at least I'll know I've got plenty of...
Forum: AVS Articles   01-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 33,842
Posted By blastermaster
Need for Speed - a turd of a movie if you don't...

Need for Speed - a turd of a movie if you don't like cars, but the picture quality is the best I've seen of all my collection - just razor sharp and super clean.

Oblivion - Amazing set pieces...
Forum: Screens   01-23-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By blastermaster
Thanks. I actually previously built a large box...

Thanks. I actually previously built a large box to hide my speakers which then I later used to simply sit the curved screen on top. So yes, the screen is about two feet out from the back wall and a...
Forum: Screens   01-23-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By blastermaster
You will not lose focus on a 40 foot curve. I...

You will not lose focus on a 40 foot curve. I thought for sure it would help with potential edge softening from an A-Lens but no dice. It will still look great. My build thread is below...in those...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-22-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,122
Posted By blastermaster
Great review, Ralph! I have had my eye on this...

Great review, Ralph! I have had my eye on this one for a while and will definitely purchase it. My first Atmos Blu Ray!
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 170,221
Posted By blastermaster
I just started watching concert Blu Rays and,...

I just started watching concert Blu Rays and, damn, they are exceptional! I only have a few, but wow what an experience.
Forum: 3D Content   01-21-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,726
Posted By blastermaster
Just watched Metallica: Through the Never. The...

Just watched Metallica: Through the Never. The 3D was awesome, IMHO. The little side story was ridiculous and unnecessary and, man, these guys are just not the most humble people you've ever met. ...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,885
Posted By blastermaster
All three Daniel Craig bond films have fantastic...

All three Daniel Craig bond films have fantastic opening scenes:

Casino Royale - Parkour chase scene was awesome

Quantum of Solace - car chase scene (still my demo scene) and following fight...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,099
Posted By blastermaster
Atmos and DTS: X in receivers is going to be...

Atmos and DTS: X in receivers is going to be initially expensive like all new AV equipment that comes out. It will eventually be in all budget receivers. Then all the people who don't really care...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,635
Posted By blastermaster
I went there when my wife and I went to France. ...

I went there when my wife and I went to France. The Normandy region was on our list of places to visit. Oradour-sur-glane was a real eye opener and has been, from what I know, untouched since the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 503
Posted By blastermaster
^This. I've seen movies that have scored around...

^This. I've seen movies that have scored around 30% on Rotten Tomatoes that I've totally enjoyed, as well as ones that have scored 90+% that have made me want to get a full frontal lobotomy to...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-13-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 24,255
Posted By blastermaster
Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition every chance I...

Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition every chance I get (which is minimal). Such a good game!
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,773
Posted By blastermaster
I watched it tonight, partly because of some of...

I watched it tonight, partly because of some of the comments here regarding sound irregularities, but also because I hadn't watched it in my man cave as of yet (just on the TV with the kidlets). My...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-12-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,695
Posted By blastermaster
Just the thread I hoped would get started. I...

Just the thread I hoped would get started. I unfortunately don't have a new AVR yet, but out of my collection, I would guess that these would be insane in DSU:

Bourne Legacy

Need for Speed
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 70,513
Posted By blastermaster
Would I be wrong in guessing that the other 10%...

Would I be wrong in guessing that the other 10% are the only ones that will be dropping the kind of coin to get the flagship model and those enthusiasts probably have a traditional 7.1 setup? Just...
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