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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-02-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By mirak
Ok, so I'm not crazy, but I'm still no closer to...

Ok, so I'm not crazy, but I'm still no closer to solving the mystery. My google searching reveals that at least a couple of other people have the same memory. But they didn't come up with an answer....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-02-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By mirak
Help identifying old movie

Watched Mad Max: Fury Road the other night. Really liked it. It got me thinking about a scene in an old movie, which I assumed was one of the first three Maxes. So I watched the first three Maxes,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
LOL. I actually just bounced over to ebay to...

LOL. I actually just bounced over to ebay to check this out. Looks like a real thing, quite similar to all the re-sellers of the Lowes and Home Depot coupons. I guess people are getting 12mo...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
Ah, but you're assuming that "the wires" will...

Ah, but you're assuming that "the wires" will continue to be the only means of obtaining fast internet. Think again. The old regional cable monopolies are practically dinosaurs. We're going to have...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
Wow. That's an interesting option. So I could get...

Wow. That's an interesting option. So I could get an xbox one plus a decent externall hdd for about $350, no subscription, and I'd get (1) a game system, (2) media center, (3) OTA DVR with channel...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
Yeah Sling doesn't seem worth $20/mo unless you...

Yeah Sling doesn't seem worth $20/mo unless you absolutely need ESPN/2 to watch a game that you can't record or even time shift.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
Ugg really? Sounds like Tablo really is geared to...

Ugg really? Sounds like Tablo really is geared to the younger crowd that wants to watch everything on their ipad. No thanks.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
Or you could just strip your DirecTV down to the...

Or you could just strip your DirecTV down to the minimum "family package", cut all your other non-essentials like protection plan, genie minis, etc., and just ride out the remainder of the contract....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
Tablo is a neat idea in theory, and it is...

Tablo is a neat idea in theory, and it is probably the future of cord cutting, but I see at leas two drawbacks:

1. It doesn't allow a direct HDMI connection to TV. So the OTA is first compressed...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
So I looked it up and you can suspend your...

So I looked it up and you can suspend your DirecTV service for free, but not more than once every 6 months. That's still not bad if you plan it right.

It comes down to sports. Streaming services...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
I just cut the cord half-way! I'm starting my...

I just cut the cord half-way! I'm starting my second year of my DirecTV contract, and my bill more than doubled after all the discounts dropped off. My U-Verse Internet also jumped about 50% too,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 11,717
Posted By mirak
The good news for sports is that SlingTV includes...

The good news for sports is that SlingTV includes ESPN and ESPN2 for $20/mo, which you can activate and deactivate whenever you want for certain games/seasons. Sling also has an additional package of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By mirak
Yes, the TiVo Roamio OTA seems to be the simplest...

Yes, the TiVo Roamio OTA seems to be the simplest all in one solution if I need the DVR for the OTA content.

It's a shame that my *Amazing
* Samsung pn64f8500 apparently has the ability to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12,645
Views: 644,497
Posted By mirak
I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying...

I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying to cut the cord and to do it as simply and I expensively as possible. I'd like to just use the slick Smart Hub interface for my OTA and streaming...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By mirak
It really isn't all that. It is a $20/mo...

It really isn't all that. It is a $20/mo subscription...plus another $15 (I think) for an 'add-on' package, you mentioned sports, BAM! $35/mo right there. Then 8.99/mo Netflix, 7.99/mo Hulu plus, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By mirak
do you believe this unicorn of a media player...

do you believe this unicorn of a media player that will also give you foot rubs that you require will cost less than $400?

its a weekly occurrence of someone coming here looking for the holy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By mirak
So it uses h.264 compression to stream the ota...

So it uses h.264 compression to stream the ota around the house? No thanks. I've tried h.264 with uverse and can't stand the compression artifacts. One of the benefits of OTA, despite lack of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By mirak
Best "All in One" Solution for Cord Cutting?

I'm ready to cut the cord. My wife is on board, but it's gotta be EASY. I don't want two or three different devices to access OTA versus Netflix versus other streaming services, etc.

I've got an...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,747
Posted By mirak
I think this might be a case where the hype may...

I think this might be a case where the hype may have ruined my impressions of this movie. I was really amped to see it based upon all the rave reviews, but I was extremely underwhelemed. It was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 92,052
Posted By mirak
Seems like a really weird thing to be complaining...

Seems like a really weird thing to be complaining about. I've got pretty good hearing, I think, and I can't hear any buzz from my 64f8500. Of course, I generally sit about 12 feet away and there's...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 295,977
Posted By mirak
I would appreciate some help adjusting signal...

I would appreciate some help adjusting signal delays on my Harmony 650.

Briefly, I have an AVR outputting HDMI to my plasma TV, and a (1) HTPC, (2) DirecTV DVR, and (3) Blu Ray player connected to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12,645
Views: 644,497
Posted By mirak
Anybody have a problem with the voice command...

Anybody have a problem with the voice command prompt randomly popping up? Can I just disable that in the settings?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 382,103
Posted By mirak
Boy, setting cell light at 20 is really bright!...

Boy, setting cell light at 20 is really bright! So far, the only changes I've made are to set cell light at 18 and turn off motion judder. Except for those changes (it was too dim to start), this TV...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 382,103
Posted By mirak
Sorry guys - without reading through 80 pages of...

Sorry guys - without reading through 80 pages of posts, anybody know of some good settings for a 64f8500 in a living room with a fair amount of ambient light (not direct sunlight, but not a dark...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By mirak
I would add that the f8500 is a better "value"...

I would add that the f8500 is a better "value" (though that's a relative term, obviously) as compared to the vt or zt. Unless you absolutely must have the deepest blacks, I wouldn't pay more for a...
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