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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By skriefal
You'll need the number from the rear panel. A...

You'll need the number from the rear panel. A mirror and a small flashlight may help.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2015, 09:35 AM
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Posted By skriefal
Yes they do. Front L/R is one setting, center is...

Yes they do. Front L/R is one setting, center is another, rear L/R is another, etc.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-16-2015, 08:14 PM
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Posted By skriefal
That's because they highly compress the video. ...

That's because they highly compress the video. This doesn't mean that it isn't 1080i -- just that it's highly-compressed 1080i. Given the high levels of compression it probably would be better for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By skriefal
I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Comcast...

I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Comcast box is doing something that it shouldn't, thereby creating compatibility problems. "Comcast" and "reliability" usually don't belong in the same...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By skriefal
I see the same thing from time to time, also with...

I see the same thing from time to time, also with a Comcast Xfinity X1 box. Switching to another input and then back resolves the issue.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-14-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By skriefal
No problems here. But IIRC this firmware update...

No problems here. But IIRC this firmware update is for the "apps" only, and I don't use those.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-08-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By skriefal
There would be little technical reason to release...

There would be little technical reason to release a 4K-capable Comcast box at this time. They'd compress 4K content so much that it wouldn't look much better than their already over-compressed 2K...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2015, 09:07 AM
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Posted By skriefal
A 4K channel from Comcast? That should be good...

A 4K channel from Comcast? That should be good for a laugh. With the amount of (over-)compression that they use a 4K channel will be a waste of space and time. Better or equal results would be...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-06-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Earlier firmware revisions had bugs that caused...

Earlier firmware revisions had bugs that caused 1080p -- and maybe 1080i -- settings to not stick. Your newly-installed X1 box may have one of those old firmware revisions installed. If so, it'll...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,342
Posted By skriefal
My point was that the masses are abandoning...

My point was that the masses are abandoning purchases/downloads and are moving to streaming. File formats are less of a concern at that point.

I agree that lossless is good.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By skriefal
That would be nice. But unlikely. Do enough...

That would be nice. But unlikely. Do enough people still buy music from the iTunes Store for it to matter anymore?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By skriefal
HDMI is probably your best option. You could use...

HDMI is probably your best option. You could use analog but it would be stereo only. And would also need to be re-digitized inside your 5010 if you use Audyssey or any other processing (likely in...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-09-2014, 10:06 PM
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Posted By skriefal
There really is no such thing as a "plug-n-play"...

There really is no such thing as a "plug-n-play" cartridge, or at least no standard for such things. Some vendors will pre-install a cartridge into a headshell for you and refer to the resulting...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 09:32 PM
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Posted By skriefal
They've been posted in this thread -- several...

They've been posted in this thread -- several times I think :). See post # 4411:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1491811-sony-65w850a-reviews-148.html#post27488810
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,276
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Posted By skriefal
The need to repair faulty product is an uncertain...

The need to repair faulty product is an uncertain cost. Might never happen (the product may not fail). The need to spend a few cents per unit on heatsinks is a certain cost. Many businesses will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By skriefal
The reason is probably quite simple --...

The reason is probably quite simple -- inexpensive is still more than $0. They'd rather spend $0 and cross their fingers and wish really hard. And some bean counter gets a bonus -- until the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Sign up for Fedex Delivery Manager at...

Sign up for Fedex Delivery Manager at http://www.fedex.com/us/delivery/ and register your shipping address. You can then have Fedex send you notifications when a package is shipped to you. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Once you have the tracking number you can pull it...

Once you have the tracking number you can pull it up on Fedex's web site and have them hold the package at the nearest Fedex depot or Fedex Office (formerly Kinkos) location. You can then pick it up...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-05-2014, 06:28 PM
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Views: 238,848
Posted By skriefal
Looks like another nationwide (or nearly so)...

Looks like another nationwide (or nearly so) outage for X1. This is getting to be unacceptable. Comcast's forum website seems to be struggling under the load of customers trying to check what's up,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-04-2014, 04:31 PM
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Posted By skriefal
I agree that it won't happen... but not because...

I agree that it won't happen... but not because of legal issues or studio objections. Dish Network and DirecTV STBs have supported DLNA playback for a few years, and there are numerous other devices...
Forum: Audio Gear   10-10-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,608
Posted By skriefal
Wow. A Rythmik that's actually local to me. ...

Wow. A Rythmik that's actually local to me. Wish I could think of somewhere to use it... :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-09-2014, 09:50 PM
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Posted By skriefal
Because some of those amps are HEAVY! Well,...

Because some of those amps are HEAVY! Well, that's probably part of the reason... :)
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-22-2014, 06:02 PM
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Views: 238,848
Posted By skriefal
Are the programs that you're watching actually...

Are the programs that you're watching actually broadcast in Dolby Digital with more than 2 channels? If they have PCM stereo or Dolby Digital 2.0 audio then I believe that's all you'll get.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-18-2014, 06:58 AM
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Views: 402,507
Posted By skriefal
Wireless versus wired may not matter. The only...

Wireless versus wired may not matter. The only way to be certain is to try it both ways. The more variables you can eliminate, the closer you'll get to the cause (hopefully!).
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-17-2014, 08:53 PM
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Views: 402,507
Posted By skriefal
I don't seem to have that problem. My W850A is...

I don't seem to have that problem. My W850A is connected via a wired ethernet cable. Are you using wireless?
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