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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-25-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,654
Posted By DSperber
Not to take anything away from Grace VanderWaal. ...

Not to take anything away from Grace VanderWaal. I think she's terrific... and only 12, singer/songwriter.

It's hard to envision what she will be like in 8 years or so, when her "throaty" voice...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-17-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 15,733
Posted By DSperber
Having recorded mostly everything on all the NBC...

Having recorded mostly everything on all the NBC family of channels, it's obviously going to take me a long time to work my way through it all.

But today while catching up on last Monday's "day 2"...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-15-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 751
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Posted By DSperber
I'd have to disagree with that interpretation. ...

I'd have to disagree with that interpretation.

If somebody in engineering actually had noticed this, they surely would have signaled in Ari Wolfe's earpiece that they'd lost Sean O'Neill and were...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-14-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 751
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Posted By DSperber
I haven't noticed any problems with audio. ...

I haven't noticed any problems with audio.

However on a related note...

I'm way behind watching all of my recordings from every day on all NBC channels (5TB capacity HTPC), and it will likely...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-05-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,654
Posted By DSperber
All in all, I think we can agree that the polish...

All in all, I think we can agree that the polish and showmanship and impact and speed of the Clairvoyants act is superb! Clearly there is some "trick", but what they're seemingly accomplishing has...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-05-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,654
Posted By DSperber
Really? "Simple matter" to count the mass of...

Really? "Simple matter" to count the mass of jellybeans in the scooper Mel B used several times, to dip into the bowl and then just pour them into the container?

And what mechanism was used to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-01-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23,815
Views: 1,854,577
Posted By DSperber
Don't know exactly what you're doing or using...

Don't know exactly what you're doing or using that is prompting you for credentials to access files from a computer on your LAN, but this is normally the Windows login userid/password you enter when...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 15,733
Posted By DSperber
I use Windows Media Center on my Win7 HTPC, and...

I use Windows Media Center on my Win7 HTPC, and have replaced the standard Microsoft GUIDE functionality in WMC (which MS changed last year from very fine Zap2it-based which it had been for 7 years,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 5,312
Posted By DSperber
Just one more remark about "Nightcrawler", and...

Just one more remark about "Nightcrawler", and then back on-topic.

Who can forget that greatly conceived and performed scene in the Mexican restaurant , where Gyllenhall makes Renee Russo a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 5,312
Posted By DSperber
Riz Ahmed's previous excellent work in Jake...

Riz Ahmed's previous excellent work in Jake Gyllenhaal's very creepy "Nightcrawler" was very tense, to say the least.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-08-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,654
Posted By DSperber
Ironically, I did the same thing myself last...

Ironically, I did the same thing myself last night!

I watched it all the way through to the final Steve Martin song at the end, hoping I would find something entertaining. But NOOO....

So...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-05-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,165
Posted By DSperber
Not to be mean, but THAT scene in "Vacation" is...

Not to be mean, but THAT scene in "Vacation" is of the same type of high-caliber "humor" [not!] which prompted me to stop watching this show midway through last season.

Sorry. No ads or trailers...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-01-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,654
Posted By DSperber
Me fears they drafted writing staff from SNL,...

Me fears they drafted writing staff from SNL, which would explain why these skits were just as tired and unfunny here as when Maya, Marty and Keenan performed essentially the same stuff on SNL. ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-16-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 8,877
Posted By DSperber
Couldn't make the show any WORSE than it...

Couldn't make the show any WORSE than it currently has achieved through its tired, redundant, boring and humorless live skits which is the result of terrible writing and even worse cue-card reading...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By DSperber
Just for reference, there is a newly created...

Just for reference, there is a newly created thread on the A16 over at Head-Fi Forum (http://www.head-fi.org/t/807459/smyth-research-realiser-a16). I suspect that's where most of the real discussion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By DSperber
Welcome to the show. I am "patient zero" for...

Welcome to the show.

I am "patient zero" for the Smyth Realiser. I discovered the concept of "SVS, i.e. Smyth Virtual Surround" back in 2004 in an issue of Widescreen Review. At that time...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-07-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By DSperber
Smyth Realiser A16 - 3D headphone processor

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/4940/YBrwNG.jpg

Similar to Realiser A8 (http://www.smyth-research.com/products.html)in basic idea, but now supports up to 16-channels (horizontal and vertical), and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-04-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
Do yourself a goodness, and install EPG123...

Do yourself a goodness, and install EPG123 (requires subscription to Schedules Direct, for $25/year). You'll get back movie "star rating" and year the movie was release, synopsis and full plot,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
I installed EPG123 myself a few weeks ago, and...

I installed EPG123 myself a few weeks ago, and could not be happier. I'll probably go to my grave still using Win7 and WMC and EPG123/SD.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
Just in case it went unnoticed, Rovi just bought...

Just in case it went unnoticed, Rovi just bought TiVo for $1.1 billion (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/business/dealbook/rovi-buys-tivo-in-1-1-billion-deal.html). New company will be called TiVo....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-27-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
I've been using the Linksys DMA2100 forever,...

I've been using the Linksys DMA2100 forever, which is no longer made either but is available right now on Amzaon (http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-DMA2100-Cisco-Linksys-Center-Extender/dp/B000XQGOW4)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
You don't mean channel 7, I'm sure. You mean 7 x...

You don't mean channel 7, I'm sure. You mean 7 x 30 seconds = 3.5 minutes skip, right?

Essentially instantaneous, same as a single 30-second skip. You push 7 and then you push "skip" and the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
I know nothing from VM's. But an extender...

I know nothing from VM's.

But an extender with an attached HDTV is REQUIRED as the only way you can view copy-protected live/recorded content from the HTPC, external from the HTPC and attached...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
I have no interest in "commercial skipping"...

I have no interest in "commercial skipping" applications or plug-ins. I'm not a fan of the unnecessary overhead it requires, and am just perfectly willing to use the 30-second-skip-forward and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,070
Posted By DSperber
Have to chime in here about EPG123...

Have to chime in here about EPG123 (http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=9702) which you can read all about over on The Green Button forum for it...
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