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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-07-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RoyGBiv
Thanks. That's the kind of information I was...

Thanks. That's the kind of information I was hoping to hear. The manual says its range is 30 feet but also says that putting the Amazon Fire TV in a cabinet will make it less responsive. It's nice...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By RoyGBiv
Amazon Fire TV remote range

I just purchased an Amazon Fire TV. By far the most convenient place to put it would actually be in the basement below my family room. It would be easiest to run an HDMI cable there and connect it...
Forum: Home Automation   12-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By RoyGBiv
Thanks for your reply. I suspect it does have to...

Thanks for your reply. I suspect it does have to do with noise on the line, and I do definitely have more chargers and other electronic devices than I had when I first started and most in the past...
Forum: Home Automation   12-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By RoyGBiv
Very strange X10 issue---HELP!!!

I have been using X10 devices for about 15 years. I have a timer controller which I use during the year to turn a few lights on and off automatically, but at Christmas time I use X10 controls for...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,465
Posted By RoyGBiv
I thought this was a great last episode, but I am...

I thought this was a great last episode, but I am not sure I share what seems to be Aaron Sorkin's optimism about the state of broadcast journalism in this country. There is a very slippery slope of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,465
Posted By RoyGBiv
Thank you. I will miss this show when it's...

Thank you.

I will miss this show when it's gone.

SMK
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 191,350
Posted By RoyGBiv
Great movie and one of my personal favorites. I...

Great movie and one of my personal favorites. I believe it was the first movie to win the "big 3" of Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

SMK
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,465
Posted By RoyGBiv
I just watched this episode last night. I think...

I just watched this episode last night. I think it was truly inspiring. As others have said, the interchange between Will and his father was well written, but I can't remember the last time I was...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-23-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By RoyGBiv
I watched Page 8 when it was on PBS 2 years ago...

I watched Page 8 when it was on PBS 2 years ago and was very happy to see that Johnny Worricker was still around. I think it is important to know what happened to get him to the Turks & Caicos...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By RoyGBiv
My wife and I watched this the last two nights. ...

My wife and I watched this the last two nights. I am surprised there is nothing more about it here as well. I thought it was an excellent story well told and with great acting, though I have to say...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-26-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By RoyGBiv
Very much looking forward to seeing this. ...

Very much looking forward to seeing this.

Children of Men was far from the best PD James. The Dalgleish and Cordelia Grey series were much better.

SMK
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 79,228
Posted By RoyGBiv
This is disturbing to hear. One of the things I...

This is disturbing to hear. One of the things I wanted to do with the 677 was use the two additional output channels to power speakers in my living room. I will often put music on in the living...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By RoyGBiv
I don't see how my requirements contradict what I...

I don't see how my requirements contradict what I need. I want to use the receiver the way I want to use it. That is, when I want to watch TV without the sound from the receiver, the receiver is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 79,228
Posted By RoyGBiv
Thank you. SMK

Thank you.

SMK
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 79,228
Posted By RoyGBiv
I am considering purchasing a 577 or 677, but...

I am considering purchasing a 577 or 677, but before I do I would ask someone to confirm the following:


I know that the receiver will do HDMI pass through when off sending video/audio to the TV....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By RoyGBiv
Page 71 of the manual for the Yamaha HTR-4064...

Page 71 of the manual for the Yamaha HTR-4064 specifically states that when in standby mode, the receiver can switch between HDMI inputs 1-4. So this is at least one receiver that can. I know this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By RoyGBiv
BUMP: No ideas? or is there nothing like...

BUMP:

No ideas? or is there nothing like this for $500?

TIA

SMK
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By RoyGBiv
Can someone recommend a new receiver?

I am looking for help as I have not kept up with the receiver end of home theater. I currently have a Yamaha RX-V1000 which I like a great deal, but it is time to upgrade. I currently have two...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,992
Views: 596,116
Posted By RoyGBiv
I just tried adding it to my queue, and it came...

I just tried adding it to my queue, and it came up as Blue Ray discs and says it's available Tuesday. OTOH, having seen it on Showtime, I never want to see it again.

SMK
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,635,580
Posted By RoyGBiv
The Genie does only have a 1 TB drive built in,...

The Genie does only have a 1 TB drive built in, but for not very much money and with essentially no expertise, you can add an external drive with 3 TB (and some people are even using larger RAID...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,635,580
Posted By RoyGBiv
I can tell you my opinion of the local Cox co,...

I can tell you my opinion of the local Cox co, but the problem is that the quality here may be different than Cox in another city. First, I have to tell you that 1) I have never been a fan of Cox,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-14-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By RoyGBiv
I definitely plan on watching, but will have to...

I definitely plan on watching, but will have to DVR it to spread it out a little.

This is also the kind of programming that seems to get little attention here.

SMK
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By RoyGBiv
My wife and I watched "The Full Monty" again a...

My wife and I watched "The Full Monty" again a few months ago. The DVD is terrible, so I'm glad to see there is now a BD version, but that's not the point of this post.

We started watching The...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,635,580
Posted By RoyGBiv
I've been a "loyal" customer since 1995. I guess...

I've been a "loyal" customer since 1995. I guess that doesn't count.

SMK
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By RoyGBiv
I know there are people who have concerns about...

I know there are people who have concerns about long cable runs, but I have a 40 foot HDMI cable purchased from Blue Jeans Cables, and it has worked perfectly for 2D and 3D BD at 1080p. I do not...
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