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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-20-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,086
Posted By ToddR
They could have an episode where Giamatti just...

They could have an episode where Giamatti just reads names from the phone book, and I'd probably watch the whole thing. :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 378,392
Posted By ToddR
Thanks. I'll try that. I also had to unplug...

Thanks. I'll try that.

I also had to unplug power to get it to switch inputs properly over the weekend, but I only interrupted it for about 15 seconds, not ten minutes.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 378,392
Posted By ToddR
Sometimes I use my SR5008 on the Network input to...

Sometimes I use my SR5008 on the Network input to play music from my computer's iTunes library via my home network. If I then turn on my television, Marantz-generated text overlays that appear when...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-23-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14,329
Views: 858,076
Posted By ToddR
Is there a difference between the TV's own...

Is there a difference between the TV's own YouTube app vs. what the Chromecast can do with YouTube?
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-19-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,086
Posted By ToddR
Homeland has been a little slow this season. ...

Homeland has been a little slow this season. With Billions back tonight, it's nice to have a Sunday doubleheader.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 33,326
Posted By ToddR
Being in metro Des Moines myself, I'm envious! I...

Being in metro Des Moines myself, I'm envious! I don't really have standing to participate in all this, but it has been a fun thread to watch. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-19-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12,288
Views: 716,465
Posted By ToddR
I've had mine over a week now. Trying to see if I...

I've had mine over a week now. Trying to see if I can go indefinitely without ever using its remote. :D
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-13-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,538
Views: 120,632
Posted By ToddR
The Quinn storyline is the new Dana Brody...

The Quinn storyline is the new Dana Brody storyline. :rolleyes::p
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-13-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14,329
Views: 858,076
Posted By ToddR
What did the 65" B6 go for when initially...

What did the 65" B6 go for when initially released? $4,000? Recently $3,000 and now back to $3,500 then?



I was impressed that I didn't notice any nasty pixellation/macroblocking/whatever...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-11-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13,336
Views: 698,420
Posted By ToddR
Thanks guys. I picked up the Sammy yesterday. It...

Thanks guys. I picked up the Sammy yesterday. It REALLY freaked out my entire system (LG B6 TV, Marantz AVR, previous Sony Blu-ray, DirecTV client box) for a while, but I think I have it straightened...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-10-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13,336
Views: 698,420
Posted By ToddR
I'm in the market for a UHD player, and this...

I'm in the market for a UHD player, and this thread makes me nervous. I think these issues are somewhat ridiculous at this price point. Going back and forth on the Oppo or the Sammy, though I feel...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-31-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14,329
Views: 858,076
Posted By ToddR
With regard to image retention, I have seen...

With regard to image retention, I have seen cautions about static images, tickers, etc.

Should one be concerned about the black regions that appear when viewing letterboxed content? Or are those...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-23-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,538
Views: 120,632
Posted By ToddR
Yeah, I'm not really interested in Quinn...

Yeah, I'm not really interested in Quinn languishing all season in Carrie's one-bed psych ward eating canned food.

Despite all the neurological damage, strong medications, and physical therapy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 378,392
Posted By ToddR
That feature was indeed turned on in my Sony...

That feature was indeed turned on in my Sony Blu-ray player's options. I turned it off, and now it seems to be behaving. Thank you! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 378,392
Posted By ToddR
Question ARC makes receiver stubborn

I have an ARC problem I hope someone can help me with.

I have an SR5008 receiver, and I just got an LG television. As before, I have my sources (satellite, Blu-ray, DVD, and occasionally an old...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-14-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
Good points. There would just always be that...

Good points. There would just always be that layer of abstraction in there, though. I hope there is a difference between forming an emotional attachment to a horse than a mechanical device that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-14-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
I am so glad the Ford/Bernard/Theresa thing...

I am so glad the Ford/Bernard/Theresa thing picked up. And in a rather big way at that. Loved Bernard being all "what door?" when it was revealed to us that he couldn't see it.

The...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-28-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,659
Views: 356,439
Posted By ToddR
This show has lost its spark, and would appear to...

This show has lost its spark, and would appear to be coasting on prior momentum.

Adding that neighbor at the brunch whose only English was snippets of speech she has overheard in television...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-25-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
I'm connected to that same water tank, too. I...

I'm connected to that same water tank, too. I keep watching because I have some (hopefully not misguided) notion that there will be a meaningful payoff at some point. And to justify my HBO...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
I thought the flashback depicting a much younger...

I thought the flashback depicting a much younger Anthony Hopkins was pretty well done.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
Okay, I was a little rough on Torv, but inert is...

Okay, I was a little rough on Torv, but inert is a good word for Knudsen. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
I think a key difference is that GoT viewers...

I think a key difference is that GoT viewers found themselves caring for Ned Stark and his family right out of the gate.

I couldn't care less thus far about any of the Westworld characters, human...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,184
Posted By ToddR
I was slightly underwhelmed with the pilot, but...

I was slightly underwhelmed with the pilot, but I'm still on board. I didn't fully realize going in it was Fantasy Island with androids and without Mr. Roarke and Tattoo. :D

I really liked the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-31-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,296
Posted By ToddR
Bloodiest murder scene since Dexter went off the...

Bloodiest murder scene since Dexter went off the air and no one on the defense team saw fit to point out that Naz was remarkably free of blood, nor did its absence worry the prosecutor? This gaping...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,296
Posted By ToddR
I hope they stick the landing on this thing. I...

I hope they stick the landing on this thing. I don't want some limp and stumble at the finish line like the end of True Detective's first season. :D
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