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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   09-01-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By Foxbat121
In that case, forget about anything with a name...

In that case, forget about anything with a name 'Samsung' in it. I have yet to buy any Samsung devices that worked as advertised out of box, not things like screen uniformity or buzzing but just...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By Foxbat121
There is no perfect Tv and never will. So, you...

There is no perfect Tv and never will. So, you either bite the bullet and get the tv you like or never buy another.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Foxbat121
There are pros and cons with either mode. You...

There are pros and cons with either mode. You also need to consider that each application has its own different output mode independent of video driver settings. It is not a simple matter. So, either...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Foxbat121
But you said it has a computer mode which I...

But you said it has a computer mode which I believe will switch to 0-255 mode.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Foxbat121
I have a feeling that most here prefer 0-255 and...

I have a feeling that most here prefer 0-255 and could care less about brb and wtw :)



Regardless, you need to make sure your choice on PC matches the setting on TV. Most TVs default to 16-235...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Foxbat121
You have to use 16-235 if you want to see brb or...

You have to use 16-235 if you want to see brb or wtw for obvious reasons.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 369,095
Posted By Foxbat121
If you buy your player from Costcoor Sam's Club,...

If you buy your player from Costcoor Sam's Club, it comes with free HDMI cable inside.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 369,095
Posted By Foxbat121
You should dump that analog TV long time ago. New...

You should dump that analog TV long time ago. New BD players are going the way of remove any analog A/V output. Sony is among the first to do so. Besides, what's the point to connect a HD BD player...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Foxbat121
With Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft put all device...

With Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft put all device driver updates as optional. So, unless you set it up to pick all optional updates, you usually won't get driver updates automatically. But I have to agree...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By Foxbat121
The router model is already specified in OP:...

The router model is already specified in OP: Linksys E4200. Since the link status shows 1Gbps all the time, it has to be a bad cable somewhere. It's up to you to figure it out which one is the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By Foxbat121
It's the cable inside the wall, not the cable...

It's the cable inside the wall, not the cable connect to your laptop.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Foxbat121
It depends on what intel NIC chipset you are...

It depends on what intel NIC chipset you are using. The default Intel driver from Win7 works just fine for me and Windows Update will update the driver automatically. I have a PCIe Intel NIC as well...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Foxbat121
Nothing. Just swap the cable.

Nothing. Just swap the cable.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Foxbat121
Not overrated if you have an AMD CPU :)

Not overrated if you have an AMD CPU :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 369,095
Posted By Foxbat121
On the other hand, these players can...

On the other hand, these players can output/bitstream DTS-HD MA audio with mkv files just fine through HDMI (with the exception of lock ups) to a capable receiver. If you don't have a modern receiver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Foxbat121
Verizon only start to flag copy-once for premium...

Verizon only start to flag copy-once for premium channels a year or so ago. Before that, all channels copy-free.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Foxbat121
My take: Channel encryption = cable...

My take:


Channel encryption = cable providesr are protecting their bottom line, e.g. to ensure you can only view the channels you paid for. They can careless whether or not you can copy the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Foxbat121
The biggest problem attaching HDMI sources to TV...

The biggest problem attaching HDMI sources to TV is the audio. Majority of TVs will only allow you pass 2-ch stereo PCM audio through TV's HDMI port. Some allow DD 5.1 audio. Some may even allow DTS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Foxbat121
Encrypted channel does not mean copy-once....

Encrypted channel does not mean copy-once. Encrypted means you need a cable card to view it. Whether it is copy-free or copy-once depending on the addition flag on the channel. You can have a channel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By Foxbat121
Yeah, most phones are limited to USB 2.0 speed. A...

Yeah, most phones are limited to USB 2.0 speed. A 1GB movie file will takes a minute or two to copy over. So, it probably takes 30-minutes to copy the source material from NAS and 2 minutes to copy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Foxbat121
Definitely the processing delay between different...

Definitely the processing delay between different devices. The minimal distance difference shown here won't amount for much noticeable sound delay.


However, for most receivers, you either have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Foxbat121
No, I have the same processor and it produces...

No, I have the same processor and it produces very little heat especially using WMC. Your problem is your network packet loss which is typical when you use a network tuner. Get your NIC driver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By Foxbat121
Sounds like you will be better served with...

Sounds like you will be better served with something like Plex using on-the-fly transcoding that doesn't really utilize the GPU much.

Under 2-mininute for 2-hour HD movie is un-realistic...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,949
Views: 224,053
Posted By Foxbat121
Pricing error does not last for days, especially...

Pricing error does not last for days, especially it was not an advertised pricing. And certainly won't happen twice. It was intentional act on either MC or LG's part.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By Foxbat121
12,000 Won roughly equals $12 US. For that price,...

12,000 Won roughly equals $12 US. For that price, I take a dozen :)
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