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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 85,842
Posted By ToonMasterTim
The ads may be coming to other devices soon. I...

The ads may be coming to other devices soon. I have a 2013 smart TV and I noticed that the YouTube app is inserting more ads in between videos now, too. However, I haven't had issues with it hanging...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 162,669
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I don't own either, but the S5200 has the newer...

I don't own either, but the S5200 has the newer Netflix UI, while the S5100 does not.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17,016
Views: 2,058,431
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Someone reading this might realize I've been...

Someone reading this might realize I've been reading and sometimes commenting in the Blu-ray forum threads because I have been contemplating replacing my PS3 Slim with a standalone Blu-ray player....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17,016
Views: 2,058,431
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Someone reading this might realize I've been...

Someone reading this might realize I've been reading and sometimes commenting in the Blu-ray forum threads because I have been contemplating replacing my PS3 Slim with a standalone Blu-ray player....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-29-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,553
Posted By ToonMasterTim
That's actually a feature I would like since I am...

That's actually a feature I would like since I am often watching several series at a time and switch out the discs in the PS3, which remembers where I left off on the disc. It saves me from having to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 162,669
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Yes. I didn't mention that.

Yes. I didn't mention that.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 162,669
Posted By ToonMasterTim
From what I have gathered, it is only supported...

From what I have gathered, it is only supported on some Sony products. So unless your TV and Blu-ray player support it, you won't ever receive the benefits, which is essentially better color...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-24-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 580,079
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Ian provided a great link that shows how this...

Ian provided a great link that shows how this manifests in content. It drove me to buy a plasma. I just couldn't stand the constant glow from the corners of my edge-lit LED when watching movies that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I think tilting the TV somewhat to diminish...

I think tilting the TV somewhat to diminish reflections is an excellent idea. Plasmas have excellent viewing angles anyway, and you likely don't need to tilt it that much to diminish a lot of...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,863
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have had the same issue before. My PS3 would...

I have had the same issue before. My PS3 would get to Super HD consistently and maintain it, but the Panasonic S64 would sometimes take longer to get to Super HD and often fluctuate while watching...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 580,079
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I had my eye on the M Series last year, but the...

I had my eye on the M Series last year, but the Panny caught my attention, and for the price at 65", I jumped. The M Series still has common LCD issues (i.e., the flashlighting, for example), but it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 395,273
Posted By ToonMasterTim
You'd better get back to the store ASAP to...

You'd better get back to the store ASAP to purchase it before someone else does! And, yes, I would definitely perform the factory reset.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,863
Posted By ToonMasterTim
On the subject of 4K TVs, I have heard guys in...

On the subject of 4K TVs, I have heard guys in the office (I work in the IT field) talking about how much they like the 4K TVs they saw recently. Now, not everyone in IT is home theater savvy, but it...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 573,097
Posted By ToonMasterTim
So Netflix ponies up money to AT&T and suddenly...

So Netflix ponies up money to AT&T and suddenly they jump seven spots to a respectable 7th? And other ISPs that Netflix has paid also saw improvements. I will just say that so far Netflix performance...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 85,842
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have an inexpensive HDMI switcher and it gives...

I have an inexpensive HDMI switcher and it gives priority to the lower-numbered inputs. So an always-on device like a cable box or Fire TV would go on 2 or 3. A PS3 would go on input 1. So when...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-04-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I don't know about the sampling frequency, but as...

I don't know about the sampling frequency, but as for 60 Hz or 24 Hz, that is 60 frames per second (TV broadcasts) or 24 frames per second (film cadence). Some TVs handle 24p correctly, if the TV can...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 174,439
Posted By ToonMasterTim
For what it's worth, my S64 has said 1080 SD for...

For what it's worth, my S64 has said 1080 SD for a while, but I don't recall when it started displaying as such. I remember firing up the Example Short when I noticed it to see what bit rate I was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 580,079
Posted By ToonMasterTim
A couple of other threads were covering the...

A couple of other threads were covering the Netflix streaming at 720p issue, but users who had experienced the problem are now reporting it is back to streaming up to 1080p Super HD. Ian (mailiang)...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 174,439
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have not had the chance to confirm this myself,...

I have not had the chance to confirm this myself, but I am glad to hear that it appears to be fixed.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-04-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 580,079
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Jason, I have never had luck with the menus....

Jason, I have never had luck with the menus. Every time I ever checked for a newer firmware version, knowing one existed, it always responded that I was using the current version. So I have always...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By ToonMasterTim
My recommendation would be to just use what you...

My recommendation would be to just use what you have already.

The Roku 3 is faster than the older Roku's, but mainly in the UI. Roku recently updated Netflix and I think Hulu or some other channel...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,942
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Thanks for the feedback. It's funny because I...

Thanks for the feedback. It's funny because I read a review on Best Buy.com or Amazon that stated the person had problems with this year's Sony player(s) and turned to the Panasonic, which has been...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 174,439
Posted By ToonMasterTim
That's what I just did based on your...

That's what I just did based on your recommendation. I originally thought the latest firmware upgrade on my TV caused Netflix streaming quality to degrade, but thanks to the forums here, it has...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,942
Posted By ToonMasterTim
Do you use the quick start feature? I read that...

Do you use the quick start feature? I read that turning it off has helped some users.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,942
Posted By ToonMasterTim
I have been contemplating getting the DMP-BD91,...

I have been contemplating getting the DMP-BD91, as it is around $70 and meets my needs. I have also considered the Sony S1200. Now, I have been following these threads for a while, but just wanted to...
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