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Forum: HDTV Technical   05-25-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 986
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Posted By snidely
What's the big deal about having super high speed...

What's the big deal about having super high speed internet at home? At 50Mbps, you'd have no trouble dling anything Netflix has to offer. Our Oakland condo gives all the units 100Mbps up and down. ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-22-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 186,913
Posted By snidely
All I can tell you is that (it might be my...

All I can tell you is that (it might be my imagination) HBO Go via our 100+ solid internet seems better than HBO from Comcast in our other location. The place w. the fast internet in a condo that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-22-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13,371
Views: 976,594
Posted By snidely
I've bought all ours from MP. However, since our...

I've bought all ours from MP. However, since our new 60" ST was probably only half the weight of the previous old 50" Panny plasma, wasn't concerned about ability to hold weight. (In that case...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-27-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 186,913
Posted By snidely
People who have a landline are the minority in...

People who have a landline are the minority in many areas.
As for internet, you are correct 99% of the time -- except there are some number of people that want to cut the cable cord and just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 105,177
Posted By snidely
That's my point -- why would the average home...

That's my point -- why would the average home owner care about having anything over a SOLID 50Mbps? They could be watching 2 diff. streaming TV programs and posting on AVS.
The problem w....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-24-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 105,177
Posted By snidely
Question for you guys w. high speed internet. ...

Question for you guys w. high speed internet.
For average home use - is there any real diff. between getting Comcast 20-30Mbps and something faster? When our apt. bldg was hooked up to a service...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-23-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
JMAK00 - I agree w. your points. We watch...

JMAK00 -
I agree w. your points. We watch virtually everything delayed via DVR - easy to do with Comcast.

HAYWOOD -
I think HBO has actually announced you can share your account w....
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-20-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 186,913
Posted By snidely
Couple of questions - 1. Comcast required...

Couple of questions -
1. Comcast required users of the X1 system to also pay for land line and internet service. Do they still do that?
2. There seemed to be a number of complaints...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 986
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Posted By snidely
At some point higher speeds don't seem to make a...

At some point higher speeds don't seem to make a diff.

My example. Our HOA made a deal with an independent provider to provide high speed service (100Mbps UP/Down) for $25/unit for the whole...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 186,913
Posted By snidely
What does Comcast charge for these various levels?

What does Comcast charge for these various levels?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
Sounds like HBO Now is equiv. to HBO Go. ...

Sounds like HBO Now is equiv. to HBO Go. Excellent quality. Out of curiosity what steps do you take to get HBO Now on to your big screen? With HBO Go, I simply log on to HBO Go in my Chrome...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
I thought we would have to watch GoT on XfinityGo...

I thought we would have to watch GoT on XfinityGo - which we did. We are now on west coast (PDT). Our Comcast account is in Fl. - so the schedule we get are the EDT times. We could have watched...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
HBO Go does NOT seem to show anything "LIVE". ...

HBO Go does NOT seem to show anything "LIVE". Xfinity Go DOES show HBO (and SHO and Cinemax) live. We often use HBO Go to watch Bill Mahr the next day (Sat. or Sun.).
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
We use HBO Go on occasion. Often, it seems like...

We use HBO Go on occasion. Often, it seems like the HD quality is better than we get directly from Comcast at our other home. We watch it via Chromecast plugged into a 60" Panny plasma.
We...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-09-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13,371
Views: 976,594
Posted By snidely
Thanks!! Learn something new all the time!

Thanks!! Learn something new all the time!
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
Thanks for pointing out there is a thread (LONG)...

Thanks for pointing out there is a thread (LONG) to read about this. I had looked into Tivo a few years ago - but I didn't go far into this. Main thing was that there didn't seem to be any savings...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-01-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
Most of us are afraid of buy an expensive piece...

Most of us are afraid of buy an expensive piece of electronic equipment that could be obsolete fairly soon. A DVR from Comcast costs about $16/mo. In 3 years you have paid what it would cost to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-25-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 1,653,136
Posted By snidely
Sure glad we are one of the fortunate few to not...

Sure glad we are one of the fortunate few to not have to use Comcast for internet. Our bldg. got service for all 44 units last Aug - $25/mo. for 100Mbps up and down. All units have the service and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-25-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13,371
Views: 976,594
Posted By snidely
After a month got a JBL sound bar (no separate...

After a month got a JBL sound bar (no separate woofer) for our ST 60 in our small unit in Oakland. The rear facing speakers were not only bad - but disturbed the neighbor on the other side of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-21-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 1,653,136
Posted By snidely
SL -` You "might" be able to wath TCM by...

SL -`
You "might" be able to wath TCM by using its app and (if you have something like Chromecast and the right device to cast with) watch it on the big screen. We do that when in Oakland -...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
You have made a good point. At least you can buy...

You have made a good point. At least you can buy as much or as little as you want. Now you have to buy items you just "toss out". Maybe technology will come along that will allow for competition...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-16-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
You could be right. It is MUCH quicker to type...

You could be right. It is MUCH quicker to type the url on a computer than to go thru the machinations of using the remote to bring up the browser and then move the cursor around on the "keyboard"...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,080
Posted By snidely
Our 45 unit condo bldg. in Oakland, Ca. now has a...

Our 45 unit condo bldg. in Oakland, Ca. now has a 100+Mbps (Up and Down) service from an outfit called Webpass. It added $25/mo. in cost (dues) to each unit + the HOA had to pay $4K in install fee....
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-15-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 186,913
Posted By snidely
The service (Webpass) is UNlimited. They do...

The service (Webpass) is UNlimited. They do seem to charge a lot for businesses. Residential users would use it mostly at night. There doesn't seem to be any diff. in speed between day and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 186,913
Posted By snidely
All I know (not being a techie) is that it...

All I know (not being a techie) is that it requires cat 6. The bldg. in Miami has cat 5.

BTW - Besides the nearly 300MBps speeds, The Ping numbers range from 3 to 5! I've never played an...
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