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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,656
Posted By barrelbelly
YEP! They could and would do that. Japanese...

YEP! They could and would do that. Japanese companies are not social raping, profit pigs like many of our corporations. And indeed value the plight of their people and culture. Laying off people for...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,656
Posted By barrelbelly
Absolutely correct. However...within your...

Absolutely correct. However...within your argument is exactly the point I was making. IMO the masses also loathe gigantic flat wall panels dominating their rooms. 32"-50" is the hot zone. It gets...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 106,397
Posted By barrelbelly
Deus Ex Human Revolution-Director's Cut...$3.99...

Deus Ex Human Revolution-Director's Cut...$3.99 in the 12 hr bin. That was one of my favorite games on the Xbox 360. I bought the DC version for PC in the summer sale on the last day for $5.99. I...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 106,397
Posted By barrelbelly
Thanks YRD. That worked. They play now from the...

Thanks YRD. That worked. They play now from the second video on a manual basis. But the 1st still won't autoplay. I think the problem stemmed from a October 21 notice I got from Steam...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 106,397
Posted By barrelbelly
Anyone else having problems getting Steam video...

Anyone else having problems getting Steam video autoplay to work while reviewing games? I click play on it. And nothing happens. Mine only scrolls through still images now. It somehow got disabled...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18,018
Views: 555,883
Posted By barrelbelly
Thanks BD2003...Excellent response regarding the...

Thanks BD2003...Excellent response regarding the concept that I was afraid of botching with a poor interpretation. Only difference in my example would be MS could use the Win8 architecture in Xbox...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18,018
Views: 555,883
Posted By barrelbelly
Question for anyone. Is it possible now, or...

Question for anyone. Is it possible now, or perhaps in the near future, to create an Xbox One home entertainment intranet with 1 Xbox 360? By that I mean a single Xbox 360 connected to a primary Xbox...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-12-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 106,397
Posted By barrelbelly
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/11/steam-holid...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/11/steam-holiday-sale-start-and-end-dates-revealed

I only have 2-3 games targeted for the sale this year:
Titanfall-Only because someone said it had a single...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By barrelbelly
After reading this, there may me a photon of hope...

After reading this, there may me a photon of hope after all.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/11/phil-spencer-presenting-at-windows-10-event

Phil Spencer's address at the Windows 10 event...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 239
Posted By barrelbelly
Not to shill for Harman kardan. But other than...

Not to shill for Harman kardan. But other than Marantz...I don't think there is another AVR even in its class for audio fidelity. And its video scaling for component I/O via Faroudjia processing is...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,656
Posted By barrelbelly
If 4k is a technology without a true home right...

If 4k is a technology without a true home right now...8k is one without even a future in the next 20-40 years IMO. It's VR that will ignite the demand for 4K & beyond for the masses IMO. And I will...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,892
Posted By barrelbelly
I am about as Schizophrenic on this subject as...

I am about as Schizophrenic on this subject as the poll results. I was a 1000% died in the wool audiophile from 1970-2000. I have been a 100% videophile from 2000-2012. But now that I have downsized...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-10-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By barrelbelly
Yeah. MS could & should do it themselves for...

Yeah. MS could & should do it themselves for Windows 8 users and above. I do think they will eventually have to do it for Xbox 360 gamers. Because it is going to be so hard to move most of them now....
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By barrelbelly
Question Halo MCC for PC...Ever?

I was holding out hope that this epic set would get ported to PC next year. But I don't think it ever will now. Reading about all of the problems it's having with multiplayer over on the Xbox...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,656
Posted By barrelbelly
Agreed Rogo. I'm just guessing that they'll make...

Agreed Rogo. I'm just guessing that they'll make some noise with UHD projectors to try to move that needle forward. Because I do think there is a possible growth curve for them with people who don't...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,656
Posted By barrelbelly
I predict that upscaling 4k projectors in the...

I predict that upscaling 4k projectors in the $800-$1500 range will pique a lot of attention.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 239
Posted By barrelbelly
I agree completely with Krimson's comment here...

I agree completely with Krimson's comment here and above. I would definitely go AVR. I am heavily biased toward Harman Kardon AVR's because of their very high musicality benefits...high bandwidth...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By barrelbelly
I watched it. And remain a tad disappointed by...

I watched it. And remain a tad disappointed by it. I think they are dragging out the melodrama between Jason...his witch Mom...the Queen and her destiny way too much. IMO it is causing them to...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By barrelbelly
Interesting. I think that you just described what...

Interesting. I think that you just described what chased a lot of people away from PC Gaming to Consoles. Especially with the frustrating crashes and etc. I thought SteamOS/Steambox was supposed to...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   12-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,223
Posted By barrelbelly
Whoaaa Boy! Some wild demos on the Rift from PC...

Whoaaa Boy! Some wild demos on the Rift from PC World. The Boy-Girl demo is hilarious. It didn't take long to figure out the genders. Just follow the "Rising Sons".

...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18,018
Views: 555,883
Posted By barrelbelly
Cracking and popping sounds in audio in gaming...

Cracking and popping sounds in audio in gaming and other systems I've owned often came from high gain output from an inadvertent open microphone setting. Or faulty volume switch (analog or digital)....
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,780
Posted By barrelbelly
Yep! It's called the digital switch. That allows...

Yep! It's called the digital switch. That allows us to access anything...anywhere on the disk on an almost instantaneous basis. And IMO that is why the major media for movies will remain...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-04-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,780
Posted By barrelbelly
IMO the sweet spot for UHD will be in the fast...

IMO the sweet spot for UHD will be in the fast approaching microverse. Meaning...If Oculus Rift and other similar VR headset tech systems get as hot as predicted...that will be the driving force for...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 626
Posted By barrelbelly
IMO you have it reversed. UHD is the "Niche". And...

IMO you have it reversed. UHD is the "Niche". And remain so for a very long time. The very huge Disk market is still dominant. And the lion's share still goes to the lowly 480p DVD...upscaled to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,483
Posted By barrelbelly
Not ever gonna happen in a projector under $1500...

Not ever gonna happen in a projector under $1500 and under IMO. The BenQ 1075-1085ST types will always be the standard. That's close enough and good enough. Just to make us trade up to over $3000...
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