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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 168
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Posted By calculon68
Haven't upgraded yet, the firmware's still only a...

Haven't upgraded yet, the firmware's still only a couple of weeks old. (4/26/17) I usually wait a month or so.

I'm okay with data collection as long as it's straight machine telemetry and...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-05-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
No license lasts forever. We may grumble and...

No license lasts forever. We may grumble and whine when content vanishes, but it's merely business as usual in OTT-land. What it really means for Prime subscribers is that they have to finally, for...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-01-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
I had a 30 day trial of Amazon Channels HBO last...

I had a 30 day trial of Amazon Channels HBO last Christmas and I rigorously compared both services- even going as far as simultaneously streaming same content from both providers on two devices: Roku...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-27-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
Both Amazon and Netflix still have a while to go...

Both Amazon and Netflix still have a while to go before reaching quality parity with HBO's original content. Not saying Amazon/Netflix originals aren't good- just that HBO has doing this for a lot...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-26-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
It looks better to me too. I had HBO Now for...

It looks better to me too. I had HBO Now for eighteen months- and I switched to Amazon Channels HBO last fall. I was never a fan of the FireTV Now app, and even less of fan of the Roku Now app.
...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-26-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
Even though I already subscribe to HBO via Amazon...

Even though I already subscribe to HBO via Amazon Channels- I hope the Amazon/HBO partnership endures for a while. And what's up with Game of Thrones? I thought they'd release at least three seasons...
Forum: AVS Forum® Articles   04-11-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,882
Posted By calculon68
Cannery Row. Debra Winger and Nick Nolte in their...

Cannery Row. Debra Winger and Nick Nolte in their prime
El Cid: only if they did a complete soup-to-nuts remaster. (the current DVD is awful)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 78,180
Posted By calculon68
One of my lost Roku remotes turned up on top of...

One of my lost Roku remotes turned up on top of the fridge after three months of looking. Could've been worse; could've turned up inside the fridge.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 42,176
Posted By calculon68
I've only received PCM on the Fire TV MLB app....

I've only received PCM on the Fire TV MLB app. Same on the Roku app. The Roku app does allow selection of radiocall or ballpark feed instead of the norrmal TV broadcast, of which I'm a huge fan of....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-09-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 78,180
Posted By calculon68
To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to...

To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to navigate the Home Menu without the AVR remote. Inserting the mic will start Auto MCACC, but you can't select any options or initiate.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 191,761
Posted By calculon68
Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,511
Posted By calculon68
Yes. I mapped my laserdisc player to SAT/CBL...

Yes. I mapped my laserdisc player to SAT/CBL (HDMI) and Optical Audio. Just have to turn the HDMI off on the input.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,511
Posted By calculon68
Which makes sense when you think about it. Why...

Which makes sense when you think about it. Why waste powering the 5.1 channels is the content is only PCM/2.0?
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-02-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
The Roku HBO Now app supports 5.1. The FireTV HBO...

The Roku HBO Now app supports 5.1. The FireTV HBO Now app does not.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-28-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
At the beginning of the year, I expected CBS was...

At the beginning of the year, I expected CBS was going to pull all their content from Amazon since they launched CBS All Access. They didn't. You can still watch The Good Wife, Twilight Zone and all...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-21-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
My first attempt at linking was bad. Extra http...

My first attempt at linking was bad. Extra http in there. :o
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-21-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 200,947
Posted By calculon68
Do you have the recent FireTV box? (2015) That...

Do you have the recent FireTV box? (2015) That box does have hardware decoding support for h.265 and it's 50% more efficient.

But if you're on the original 2014 box- you're stuck with h.264.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-20-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11,788
Views: 461,783
Posted By calculon68
Only the first season is worth re-watching in its...

Only the first season is worth re-watching in its entirety. Maybe most of Season 3 (Prison/Woodbury/Governor) too. But you're right, it's a watch once show. I've been paying for TWD via Amazon since...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-12-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,282
Views: 90,041
Posted By calculon68
Sounds like FUD to me. TiVo has a much larger...

Sounds like FUD to me. TiVo has a much larger user bnse than the Revolv. If the company started negating Product Lifetime Support on existing units- the consumer backlash would be catastrophic. (I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-16-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,440
Posted By calculon68
You can only upload / import 250 songs for free,...

You can only upload / import 250 songs for free, including iTunes purchases.
or
You can upload up to 250,000 songs for $24.99/year.

I think it's worth it, the only downside is the 10-device...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-16-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,661
Posted By calculon68
I'll see your Nancy Kovack and raise you an...

I'll see your Nancy Kovack and raise you an Sherry Jackson (http://www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-interview-sherry-jackson-andrea-on-the-original-series); Andrea from "What Little Girls are Made...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-21-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By calculon68
It's not strictly for gamers. The first 21:9...

It's not strictly for gamers. The first 21:9 monitor I got was for an edit bay for Adobe Premiere/After Effects use. I've since become a big fan of the ultrawide desktop; in office tasks,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-25-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,727
Views: 357,413
Posted By calculon68
Look Who's Back...

Look Who's Back (https://www.netflix.com/title/80094357)- a German film (ENG subtitles) about what happens when Adolf Hitler shows up in current-day Germany.

Surprisingly better than I thought it...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   05-12-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 39,594
Posted By calculon68
Did Black Mesa add the original HL's Xen levels?

Did Black Mesa add the original HL's Xen levels?
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-09-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,670
Posted By calculon68
Agree that TWOK DC doesn't add anything...

Agree that TWOK DC doesn't add anything worthwhile. Between TWOK DC and The Martian Extended (releases same day 6/7), I'll probably get The Martian.

Still amazed that ST:TMP DC isn't available on...
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