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Forum: Speakers   05-27-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 193
Posted By jfbar1
^^^ ++ on the Monitors. I would also look at...

^^^ ++ on the Monitors. I would also look at the paradigm pair. Definitely forget the Bose (sorry, NEVER bought into the kool-aid)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-25-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,034
Posted By jfbar1
As much of a Sony fanboy that I am, that...

As much of a Sony fanboy that I am, that "universal" player is NOT ES level equivalent to the 5400. Of course, most of the "build quality" from back in the day was used by the (better than most...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-03-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,437
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on the Syntax Olevia LT30HV. Bought in late...

+1 on the Syntax Olevia LT30HV. Bought in late 2005 (899 on sale from Tiger Direct-RIP). Had to take off the "detachable" speakers to fit in the wall unit I had in Bedroom (had a 26 inch CRT in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,114
Posted By jfbar1
At least ALL the newest boxes are small enough to...

At least ALL the newest boxes are small enough to tuck away out of sight.

I gave up on the "one box to rule them all" mentality years ago (when blu ray players first added netflix).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,244
Posted By jfbar1
So NO optical drive?? I had my eye on a black...

So NO optical drive?? I had my eye on a black case for awhile w/o the slot. Looks GREAT.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By jfbar1
++ on the Denon/Marantz "twins". I would lean...

++ on the Denon/Marantz "twins". I would lean toward the Marantz due to their "Audiophile" tuned DAC and (still for now) complete set of analog I/O's.

On the other hand, I am about to throw in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,265
Posted By jfbar1
My thought on why MS is "abandoning" WMC is the...

My thought on why MS is "abandoning" WMC is the inevitable change in the whole TV consumption business. I am sure in a few years (or less) the DVR as we know it will be done. NO program guides,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By jfbar1
Best you can get out of one of those USB breakout...

Best you can get out of one of those USB breakout boxes is DD/DTS passthrough 5.1. SPDIF Going into your "Flagship" HR AVR will sound ALOT better than "lossless" via HDMI in a 150.00 AVR.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 68,905
Posted By jfbar1
I have had one of these for several years. ...

I have had one of these for several years. Hooked it up to BOTH my Sony ES9000 digital pre/pro, and my current Denon X4000. It uses a USB input and outputs a (very low jitter) 24/96 PCM stream. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 197,421
Posted By jfbar1
Yes all the Replay TV people will agree with that...

Yes all the Replay TV people will agree with that one ;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By jfbar1
If you're running an AMD video-card, DON"T use...

If you're running an AMD video-card, DON"T use the AMD HDMI drivers. Use the Realtek ones. That is I needed to do to get 5.1/7.1 to show up in windows playback devices
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-11-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 12,984
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on that. I really like campy, but this just...

+1 on that. I really like campy, but this just got too out of control.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-05-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By jfbar1
Haven't actually implemented it yet, but I'm...

Haven't actually implemented it yet, but I'm gonna setup WMC server on my main HTPC and use the Mediabrowser App on Roku3 in my kids room. I really like the MB3 "channel" for my movies so I hope it...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,489
Posted By jfbar1
I am sure that if you compared it on a XA2 (or...

I am sure that if you compared it on a XA2 (or pretty much any of them) with a typical 60.00 Phillips (or whatever Chinese brand owns them now-LOL), you will see quite a difference in perceved PQ/
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on the audio, unfortunately you have to put up...

+1 on the audio, unfortunately you have to put up with that "shaky cam" thing that "Blair Witch" "pioneered"

NOT a fan of that movie style (sad cause I read that "Cloverfield" had awesome audio...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By jfbar1
I have a USB (Musical Fidelity V-Link) running...

I have a USB (Musical Fidelity V-Link) running off my "Music Server PC" . It sends a 24/96 PCM out either coax or Toslink to my AVR. I have compared both it with both SPDIF, and HDMI output, and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By jfbar1
I'm not a huge fan of my k400. I would scour...

I'm not a huge fan of my k400. I would scour the web for a "trackball" model. I have an IO Gear and it does pretty good, it allows you to use both hands for mouse movement and clicking (that's the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,732
Posted By jfbar1
I use my main (Mancave) one 100% for DVR use (via...

I use my main (Mancave) one 100% for DVR use (via HD Homerun Prime), but also have Apple TV (and OPPO in living room) for Netflix.

I really never got the PC netflix thing running well enough,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By jfbar1
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/...

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamrxa3010bl/yamaha-rx-a3010-9.2-channel-network-aventage-av-receiver/1.html


They have the 3030 for 1500 as well, but this would do just fine
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By jfbar1
I noticed the same thing when playing through my...

I noticed the same thing when playing through my Onkyo 809. Never really go into this till recently, must be a limitation in the dlna flac support.

After quick googling, it seems it is due to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,709
Posted By jfbar1
The "golden age" of HTPC is OVER at least as far...

The "golden age" of HTPC is OVER at least as far as high end cases go (funny, see a few "touch screen" monsters on ebay for a fraction of the original cost).

That said, based on what you have, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By jfbar1
I built an audio only pc. I like mce and have it...

I built an audio only pc. I like mce and have it start when the pc boots up. (Ssd so it just takes less than a minute. )
I use vmc mote, opon install you " load" your music library into your phone...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,183
Posted By jfbar1
IMO it seems impossible to "do it alone" when it...

IMO it seems impossible to "do it alone" when it comes to ANY business (cars, ce devices, PC's etc). Everything is about the "bottom line" and once that call has been made, it's a gradual downhill...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,968
Posted By jfbar1
+1 on the power brick. My dual went out couple...

+1 on the power brick. My dual went out couple of weeks ago, and I got it up by coming up with another brick off a dlink switch that also went out (house hit by lightning-surge went through ethernet)
Forum: HD DVD Software   05-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,451
Posted By jfbar1
++1 on that. Hulk was my first (HDDVD-LOL),...

++1 on that. Hulk was my first (HDDVD-LOL), still think it had the sharpest,clearest, picture I have ever seen. Movie OK, kinda low key for the most part, but I am a HUGE Jennifer Connely fan so...
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