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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-16-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By nathan_h
Latest update: another one bites the dust. Amazon...

Latest update: another one bites the dust. Amazon has started to curtail the ability to download to previously supported devices. Post undated.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,892
Views: 228,596
Posted By nathan_h
Yeah I just got a chance to check and everything...

Yeah I just got a chance to check and everything on my Joey says HD.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
My system can handle DD+ and the Apple TV does...

My system can handle DD+ and the Apple TV does not output it.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-14-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 209,638
Posted By nathan_h
Awesomeness. Maybe I read it too quick, but what...

Awesomeness. Maybe I read it too quick, but what devices? I am hoping there is something like the PS4, since I cannot stream but could download a rental or purchase, as I do now, with Vudu on my...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-14-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,892
Views: 228,596
Posted By nathan_h
Very cool. I had been ignoring that since for a...

Very cool. I had been ignoring that since for a long time it seemed like everything was labelled that way. Thanks for pointing out that there is actually some reliability there now.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
It is both a more efficient codec (i.e., you can...

It is both a more efficient codec (i.e., you can get the same quality, with smaller file sizes) and it has the ability to render far higher quality output (though with larger file sizes).

Some...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,892
Views: 228,596
Posted By nathan_h
This is very cool. Which DISH guide are you...

This is very cool. Which DISH guide are you talking about? On the TV screen? Or the web site?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
I won't say you are totally wrong, but Vudu, on...

I won't say you are totally wrong, but Vudu, on PS3, will let you download you UV titles. So I don't think that is a UV limitation. Amazon may have another reason or a different licensing agreement...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
I'm a fan of DCI color space and better...

I'm a fan of DCI color space and better grayscale, higher contrast, more dynamic range, less banding, etc., and having that kind of content available is going to be very nice.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
These days, given the choice between renting a...

These days, given the choice between renting a movie on iTunes to watch on the ATV or via Vudu to watch on my PS3, I choose ATV.

Because of a dodgy internet connection, I can only choose from...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-07-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,892
Views: 228,596
Posted By nathan_h
Awesome. No reason not to do a little self...

Awesome. No reason not to do a little self promotion!

Could you tell us more about the project?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
Yep. Fingers crosse that the rumors of a...

Yep. Fingers crosse that the rumors of a hardware refresh incapable of UHD are wrong.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
UHD bluray, including HDR, HFR, expanded bit...

UHD bluray, including HDR, HFR, expanded bit depth and expanded color gamut is largely defined and rolling out this year. I'd hope that the new Apple TV hardware will be able to handle that kind of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
I am disappointed that we have a UHD standard for...

I am disappointed that we have a UHD standard for blu-ray physical media, and devices coming at the end of 2015, but Apple is not building UHD capability into the Apple TV hardware that we will be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
Latest rumors say the new hardware and software...

Latest rumors say the new hardware and software rev later this year will NOT include UHD/4K video.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-27-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 209,638
Posted By nathan_h
HDX rental prices are now the same as other...

HDX rental prices are now the same as other services, ie, 5.99 for major new releases. Was surprised it took this long!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 91,556
Posted By nathan_h
They probably sold ten times as many 70 inch as...

They probably sold ten times as many 70 inch as 80 inch models, that year. That was a big price jump at that time. So I would expect to see lots more reports of issues on the 70 inch model -- not...
Forum: Speakers   03-23-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7,329
Views: 504,661
Posted By nathan_h
To get the full effect, you need to sit OFF...

To get the full effect, you need to sit OFF CENTER.

Directly in front of the speaker, horizontal and vertical will be very similar. Off to the side (like two seats left or right) and critical...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-17-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
I hope studios will milk UHD for all they can,...

I hope studios will milk UHD for all they can, including flooding the market with catalog titles. But I agree, the big push will be for new releases. Which makes sense. Even with the relatively...
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,447
Posted By nathan_h
I don't disagree, I just find it unfortunate. ...

I don't disagree, I just find it unfortunate. Since I still had a couple devices that use IR control this time around, I went with the latest Harmony offering.

But for an equal price I could...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 298,915
Posted By nathan_h
I'm guessing the rumored refresh, some say Fall...

I'm guessing the rumored refresh, some say Fall 2015, will include UHD capability.

I'm hoping there is an option to upgrade existing content when UHD versions are available, for a reasonable...
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-15-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,447
Posted By nathan_h
I find it interesting that they are creating...

I find it interesting that they are creating these artificial barriers. Limiting the number of devices one can control without the option to incrementally add more without buying all new hardware,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 249,676
Posted By nathan_h
I've seen user reports of Onkyo, Oppo and Sony...

I've seen user reports of Onkyo, Oppo and Sony each doing out of warranty repairs in some situations. I suppose it depends on the nature of the problem.

My buddy had the optical block of his SONY...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-04-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,931
Posted By nathan_h
i thinks it's going to be pretty sweet. and...

i thinks it's going to be pretty sweet.

and i think you are smart to do so much drawing and calculations now, rather than mid process.

at screen is just the icing on the cake -- visually not a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 91,556
Posted By nathan_h
Glad to hear it worked out so far. Still sucks...

Glad to hear it worked out so far. Still sucks to go through that process -- though it sucks far less than having a broken TV!
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