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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2016, 08:29 PM
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Posted By DoctorM
It should also be pointed out that the 180 has on...

It should also be pointed out that the 180 has on occasion dropped to <$20 on Amazon.
I do find the 180 style remote a little more intuitive in layout, so even smaller it's easier to find the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
Isn't that app pre-installed?

Isn't that app pre-installed?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-21-2016, 09:08 PM
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Posted By DoctorM
Sorry if this is basic, but have you tried...

Sorry if this is basic, but have you tried remuxing the files? There's tsMuxerGUI (to make it .TS or .M2TS) or MKVToolnix for .MKV?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11,493
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Posted By DoctorM
This only works under very specific conditions......

This only works under very specific conditions... and I've yet to find out what they are.
It's not a fix.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2016, 02:52 PM
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Posted By DoctorM
Congratulations, you've discovered a 10 month old...

Congratulations, you've discovered a 10 month old bug in Sony's video app.

While you will want to switch to a third part media player, please for the love of god, contact Sony and complain....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,585
Posted By DoctorM
Go to Picture Adjustments and make sure "Auto...

Go to Picture Adjustments and make sure "Auto Picture Mode" is set to off for all of your inputs and apps. That may be causing this.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-16-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27,364
Views: 3,711,652
Posted By DoctorM
MPEG-VCR from Womble might also work for editing...

MPEG-VCR from Womble might also work for editing (I haven't tried it) and it is substantially cheaper.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-16-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
I found that the Chess video which is LG(?) plays...

I found that the Chess video which is LG(?) plays smoother on the Sony Vid App than anything else. Ironically I found the Sony Camping at Mt. Fuji HDR demo plays less jerky on Kodi than Sony's own...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-15-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
I just tested and it works fine for me. Double...

I just tested and it works fine for me. Double check your login information. That or your cable provider could be your issue.

In fact, selection of videos now shows the highlighting. Before you...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-14-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
What happens when you try to play DD/DTS? If...

What happens when you try to play DD/DTS?
If you get loud static, quite Kodi, start the video in Sony's Video App, soon as you hear sound, exit and try Kodi again.
I don't know why this happens,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-13-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 196,117
Posted By DoctorM
The finally fixed the DD bug in the HW150? Wow. ...

The finally fixed the DD bug in the HW150? Wow. That took a long time.
Now if they'd just get the captions to work coming and going...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-11-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,222
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Posted By DoctorM
Thanks, that's what I thought. So I wait some...

Thanks, that's what I thought. So I wait some more. Come the fall TV season I'd really like to finally have one of these that does everything I want properly.

AND: If anyone is curious and has...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-11-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 196,117
Posted By DoctorM
Anyone have updated info on the captions, DD, or...

Anyone have updated info on the captions, DD, or any other bug fixes? I ask because Amazon is showing the 180STB at that $20 price again today.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-10-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 91,757
Posted By DoctorM
The DTA880 is available off the shelf at many...

The DTA880 is available off the shelf at many Walmarts: http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Digital-Converter-Box-with-DVR-Recording/46583029

I never noticed they use a wallwart.

Walmart wallwart......
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,585
Posted By DoctorM
Apps have their own set of video/audio profiles. ...

Apps have their own set of video/audio profiles. Much like HDMI 1/2/3, component, etc. they are called App, App (Video) and App (Photo). Changes to settings in each profile are kept separate. So...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 115,036
Posted By DoctorM
Anyone know if there will be a firmware update...

Anyone know if there will be a firmware update removing the dead Yahoo Video app and maybe replacing it with Yahoo View?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
I wanted to mention something that I tried...

I wanted to mention something that I tried yesterday. Using Big Buck Bunny's Full UHD Over-Under 60fps clip as a source (3840x4320!!), I re-encoded to Half SBS (1920x1080) keeping the 60fps... and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-08-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 447,730
Posted By DoctorM
We recently bought new Sony android TVs. Apps...

We recently bought new Sony android TVs. Apps are almost always up to date because it isn't up to Sony to give you the latest and greatest apps, they come from the Google App Store just like your...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-07-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,585
Posted By DoctorM
It's been mentioned several times that Sony's...

It's been mentioned several times that Sony's current android TVs use a Sharpness of 50 as neutral. Below it softens the picture and above adds sharpening. You're very right in what you found.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-06-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
I don't know about using ES, but just make sure...

I don't know about using ES, but just make sure your shared folder has Share Permissions with the group 'Everyone' and allow all permissions to that group. I suppose you could also try simple...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-05-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
Okay, my head is now going to explode. I had...

Okay, my head is now going to explode.
I had the opportunity to play around with a KDL55W800C today. Specifically their Video App with some USB based media.

THE ASPECT RATIOS WORK!! Identical...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-03-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11,493
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Posted By DoctorM
A heads up, there is now an LG Chess HDR demo...

A heads up, there is now an LG Chess HDR demo available: http://demo-uhd3d.com/fiche.php?cat=uhd&id=145
I liked the Sony Camping one, but Chess is my new favorite.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-03-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
It was pointed out to me today that the Sony...

It was pointed out to me today that the Sony Video App when navigating a USB drive uses big honkin' screenshots and cuts off titles that can't be expanded and don't scroll when you select it.

When...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-03-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,827
Posted By DoctorM
I'm sure it was very difficult for LeechCo to...

I'm sure it was very difficult for LeechCo to make a lot of money streaming content in a country that has no respect for copyright laws.

I think Vizio has been in trouble for the past year anyway....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-02-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11,493
Views: 554,835
Posted By DoctorM
The VLC app needs to be on your TV. If you...

The VLC app needs to be on your TV. If you choose not to use a DLNA server (like Serviio or Plex), just use standard Windows Network File and Folder Sharing. VLC doesn't need to be installed on...
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