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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By mailiang
Glad it was resolved, however you should still...

Glad it was resolved, however you should still get close to your Ethernet connection speeds. Sounds like you have channel interference issues. Personally, I prefer dual band routers. They not only...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-27-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9,285
Views: 606,985
Posted By mailiang
Correct. I was referring to the TV show, which...

Correct. I was referring to the TV show, which takes place in Wyoming, not the actor.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-26-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
N provides more then enough throughput to meet...

N provides more then enough throughput to meet your needs, even at 2.5 g's. The issue may be with your router's settings. Bandwidth should be set at 300 mbps and your security setting should be WPA2...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-26-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
Post Depending on the market and ISP, prices can vary....

Depending on the market and ISP, prices can vary. For example, Comcast in NJ charges $50.00 a month for 105 mbps, but you have to add the cost of a modem and router. Cablevison charges $59.00, for...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-26-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9,285
Views: 606,985
Posted By mailiang
There will still be a viable market for Blu-Ray...

There will still be a viable market for Blu-Ray rentals as long as they offer the best audio/video experience and the latest releases.



Hey, at least you have Longmire! :D

Ian
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 147
Posted By mailiang
Post I have to agree, when buying a used set, you may...

I have to agree, when buying a used set, you may be buying someone's headache. However, as far as the alternative is concerned, you couldn't get me to invest in an LCD as my prime TV if you paid...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-21-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
That's because your 105 mbps down load plan is a...

That's because your 105 mbps down load plan is a bit extreme. :p I've seen plans as low as $35.00 a month. Like I posted earlier, it may be a good deal for some. Apple TV is not for everyone. ;)

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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-19-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
Post I'm not a Apple fan either, although I do own a...

I'm not a Apple fan either, although I do own a Macbook, which was my late brothers. I use it mainly to stream free music via it's iTunes app. X-finity's Go and Satellite's TV anywhere are just fine...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
I'm certain with the right equipment, there are...

I'm certain with the right equipment, there are still ways to save with cable, but if Apple can deliver a decent channel lineup, IMO, at $35.00-$40.00. a month, it's still a bargain.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-18-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
It's simple, not everyone can receive broadcast...

It's simple, not everyone can receive broadcast channels from an antenna, including me. I live at the NJ shore about equal distance from NY and Phillie. Due to the distance between the two markets,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
At least the Apple deal will give you the option...

At least the Apple deal will give you the option to stream the major Networks on your TV, and with the addition of HBO and Showtime >70 bucks a month may be a good deal for some. The question remains...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-16-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
Due to their limitations and additional expense,...

Due to their limitations and additional expense, not many TV's today use cable cards, which have become more and more...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-16-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
The problem is, many cable companies are no...

The problem is, many cable companies are no longer offering carrier services without their cable box. I have Directv as my carrier and Cablevison for my ISP here. Cablevison recently removed the...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-15-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
That's an itemized bill? And how many TV sets do...

That's an itemized bill? And how many TV sets do you have? What about premium channels? Does it include both HBO and Showtime? Not sure where you're from, but my area Comcast charges extra for...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-15-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
Post Those are promotional quotes and as Humphrey...

Those are promotional quotes and as Humphrey Bogart would say, don't amount to a hill of beans:D They don't include add on costs like additional outlet fees for premium channels, equipment rental's...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-15-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
:confused: Where can you get cable TV for 40...

:confused:

Where can you get cable TV for 40 bucks or less?


Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-14-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
More often then not. Found Footage...

More often then not. Found Footage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_footage_%28genre%29)


The problem I have with some of these 'Found Footage' films is that they get too artsy trying to make...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By mailiang
Apple TV service, a cord cutters dream?

Apple TV service for cord cutters. (http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tv-service-release-date-rumors-2015-7)

Now if they could only come up with a way to FF through all those commercials like I...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-14-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
Thanks, but no thanks. It's like Theater Of The...

Thanks, but no thanks. It's like Theater Of The Absurd, you either like it or hate it. To each his own. ;)


Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-13-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
I have the same problem. It gives me a headache....

I have the same problem. It gives me a headache. However, I don't recall having an issue with A Most Wanted Man when I watched it on Blu-Ray.

Ian
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
2.35:1 to 4.3:1 is rather extreme. How many...

2.35:1 to 4.3:1 is rather extreme. How many people are actually watching on full screen sets today? The majority of content today is presented in widescreen, regardless of the source. (ie: broadcast,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
The question remains, regardless who is the...

The question remains, regardless who is the culprit, if a film has a 2.35:1 ratio why crop it to 4:3 for streaming? It's a disservice to the viewer and it makes no sense. I'm certain that film...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
A Most Wanted Man had an aspect ratio of 2:35:1....

A Most Wanted Man had an aspect ratio of 2:35:1. Cropping it to 4:3? :rolleyes: Now that's a lot of picture lost, which is exactly what you will experience when watching it on Netflix. ;)
...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-11-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,544
Views: 630,014
Posted By mailiang
Thumbs up I saw it some time ago on Blu-ray. One of...

I saw it some time ago on Blu-ray. One of Hoffman's best performances. I just don't understand why Netflix displays cropped wide screen content. It makes no sense.

Ian
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7,460
Views: 626,426
Posted By mailiang
Sears parts...

Sears parts direct.com/panasonic-television-parts/TXFBL5Z0118/0057/528/model-TCP50S60...
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