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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-26-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By DSperber
Does the DishTV STB only have a FIXED setting, so...

Does the DishTV STB only have a FIXED setting, so that everything it puts out is 1080i including 720p source programs? In other words, will 720p programs be upconverted by the Dish STB to faux-1080i...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By DSperber
Agreed. Also, the Whitney daughter character...

Agreed.

Also, the Whitney daughter character is also well-cast and wonderfully performed, as a rotten rebellious hormones-raging coming-of-age teenage girl. I'm not so in love with the son...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By DSperber
This gimmick is obviously meant to dramatize for...

This gimmick is obviously meant to dramatize for us the difference in perspectives for what ostensibly are the same objective event, from the points of view of the two parties involved in the same...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19,508
Views: 1,563,227
Posted By DSperber
Your wording is confusing. As was already asked,...

Your wording is confusing. As was already asked, if you're truly running your STB (which you haven't named, but please do, brand and model, along with your service provider) directly to the monitor,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,004
Posted By DSperber
Well, like all SNL shows it wasn't "great"... but...

Well, like all SNL shows it wasn't "great"... but I still felt it was at least the best show of this season, with a very very low bar set to overcome I'm afraid. I actually found four bits I wanted...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-21-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
Imagine that. It was only a few years back that...

Imagine that. It was only a few years back that I decided to buy my own modem to save what was then just a $3/month monthly rental for the Internet side of my phone/internet Arris telephony DOCSIS...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,004
Posted By DSperber
Haven't watched it yet, so its disappointing that...

Haven't watched it yet, so its disappointing that your review is negative.

I say that because last week's show was very definitely THE BEST EPISODE OF THE SEASON TO DATE. Martin Freeman was...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19,508
Views: 1,563,227
Posted By DSperber
The goal here is to solve the problem, which...

The goal here is to solve the problem, which apparently is not with the video/audio aspects of the 103 but rather with its wireless connectivity in your particular setup. There are reasonable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,701
Posted By DSperber
I'm gone. Series recording deleted. Last season I...

I'm gone. Series recording deleted. Last season I will watch.

Took me 5 minutes to FF through the 2-hour "finale" bypassing all of the unwatchable tripe, with the winner announced in the last 4...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   12-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,187
Views: 1,126,245
Posted By DSperber
I have my own XBR960 that's in absolutely perfect...

I have my own XBR960 that's in absolutely perfect condition which I'd like to sell. I upgraded to a 65" Panny 65VT50 about two years ago and really haven't had the 960 powered on but maybe five times...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
You've actually pointed to Cat5e cable, which is...

You've actually pointed to Cat5e cable, which is the minimum required as opposed to true Cat5 (which will max out at slower speeds).

Personally, for the tiny extra cost of Cat6 cables from...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By DSperber
Bump. Tonight's the night.

Bump.

Tonight's the night.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By DSperber
"Peter Pan" LIVE on NBC, Thurs Dec 4 2014 at 8PM

Thursday night Dec 4 2014, 8PM on NBC. (http://nypost.com/2014/12/02/original-tiger-lily-will-skip-nbcs-peter-pan/)

I'm actually interested in seeing Christopher Walken walk, talk, dance and sing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
I went through this back a year or two ago when I...

I went through this back a year or two ago when I first decided to buy my own Netgear CMD31T modem to avoid monthly rental charges. I'd already been using the older Arris modem with both telephony...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-03-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By DSperber
"2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Tues. Dec 9, 10PM CBS

It's that time of year again. This coming Tuesday night Dec 9, 10PM on CBS.

Taylor Swift performs, along with Ariana Grande.

It was held in London...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
TWC provides the basic Arris telephony modem for...

TWC provides the basic Arris telephony modem for free with your phone service. The modem is DOCSIS 2.0, so it's not ready for high speed internet use, but it used to be perfectly fine for both phone...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 102,275
Posted By DSperber
And ALL the marines currently "guarding" the...

And ALL the marines currently "guarding" the embassy and wearing ordinary fatigues and carrying rifles now pile onto the exposed bench seats on the back of a few open "pickup trucks" as they swing...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19,508
Views: 1,563,227
Posted By DSperber
Just one comment on using this particular "power...

Just one comment on using this particular "power on input" setting and its consequence...

My own DVR (which is a Linksys DMA2100 media center extender for my home HTPC setup) plugs into the 103...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-27-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 102,275
Posted By DSperber
I find everything about this season amateurish,...

I find everything about this season amateurish, hokey, poorly acted, overwraught, ridiculously over-dramatic, and symptomatic of a far less experienced (and likely younger, with a way of doing things...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
Buy it now...

Buy it now (http://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-Motorola-SurfBoard-SB6183-DOCSIS/dp/B00MA5U1FW/) for $129.

Personally, I decided 100/10 was just fine for my needs. That meant I could go with a lesser...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,826
Views: 472,048
Posted By DSperber
Correct. Copy protected content can only be...

Correct. Copy protected content can only be played by the same Win7 install and on the same "nucleus hardware" which did the original recording in the first place.

NOTE: swapping a hard drive and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
Realistically, unless you have some monster file...

Realistically, unless you have some monster file you need to download/upload from/to one single site once you establish the connection, or unless you're doing a speed test from Speedtest.net to prove...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 968,060
Posted By DSperber
I donated my old Netgear CMD31T to a friend in...

I donated my old Netgear CMD31T to a friend in Fountain Valley who had seen the MAXX upgrade on her October bill. It was a name change only (no rate change), with her "standard" being rebranded now...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,004
Posted By DSperber
Can't stop. I've been watching it for 40 years,...

Can't stop. I've been watching it for 40 years, ever since "The Not Ready For Prime Time Players".


Absolutely not. Straight faced response.


And what was that "funny" part?


Exactly...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,004
Posted By DSperber
Respectfully, I disagree. It might have been...

Respectfully, I disagree. It might have been marginally better than the earlier episodes from this season which were, of course, HORRIBLE, but "best episode in several years"?? I think not.

I...
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