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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2017, 05:49 AM
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Posted By DSperber
The purpose of this technology is to allow...

The purpose of this technology is to allow playing any new content through it and have it duplicate how this new content would have sounded to you had you actually been back in that very room and in...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-03-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 1,916,488
Posted By DSperber
Aha!!! The critical missing ---OR---!!! One...

Aha!!! The critical missing ---OR---!!!

One more note, regarding "for convenience sake"...

In my kitchen I have a 22" Samsung full-HD 1080p set (F5000, the last model Samsung made in this size...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-03-2017, 12:00 PM
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Posted By DSperber
Your points (1) and (2) seem to be at odds with...

Your points (1) and (2) seem to be at odds with each other. If the STB is plugged directly into the display, then how is it also plugged into the Oppo?

Let me clarify. If you want the Oppo to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-21-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9,911
Views: 1,002,657
Posted By DSperber
Ok. Happy ending. Turns out I live on the...

Ok. Happy ending.

Turns out I live on the 3rd floor, and it is a long coax cable run from the building entry down at the other end of the garage four floors below to my unit.

Last year I had...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-21-2017, 04:07 AM
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Posted By DSperber
I am in 90292 Marina Del Rey (formerly...

I am in 90292 Marina Del Rey (formerly Hollywood/Westchester channel lineup, "former Comcast" Motorola infrastructure).

I have an HTPC with cablecard-enabled Ceton tuners. I just completed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By DSperber
Not me. Never. In a thread-related story, I...

Not me. Never.

In a thread-related story, I actually now HAVE pre-ordered an A16.

As a result of an extensive condo remodel I've converted my loft (which had been used rather casually as my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-13-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10,044
Views: 1,227,273
Posted By DSperber
Same here in Marina Del Rey. At this moment 2.1...

Same here in Marina Del Rey. At this moment 2.1 is gone, but 9.1 is ok.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-03-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 122,635
Posted By DSperber
Can we defer discussion about any content until...

Can we defer discussion about any content until at least it officially airs on TV??

Why does anything significant or insignificant about the show itself need to be mentioned now, other than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By DSperber
To properly appreciate what this whole technology...

To properly appreciate what this whole technology can do, you have to complete several boxes on a checklist:

(1) have a terrific headphone/amp system, because the better this part is the better...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-05-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9,911
Views: 1,002,657
Posted By DSperber
Ok. Next mystery. I live in Marina Del Rey,...

Ok. Next mystery.

I live in Marina Del Rey, and have been of the opinion that we here in Los Angeles were required to dial 1+ and then the 3-digit area code and 7-digit phone number for any calls...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9,911
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Posted By DSperber
Decided to try a second phone call to "bulk...

Decided to try a second phone call to "bulk services" tonight. My situation might be somewhat unique in that I live in a condo building that has a "bulk services contract" between the HOA and TWC,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,911
Views: 1,002,657
Posted By DSperber
Is it true that Spectrum no longer carries...

Is it true that Spectrum no longer carries National Geographic Pacific HD on channel 129 (or whatever channel number it is in your particular area)??

I just called Spectrum to see about changing...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   11-06-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 1,151,316
Posted By DSperber
Personally, I thought my $250 asking price was...

Personally, I thought my $250 asking price was somewhat high compared to other sales which were well below that. I thought those were tragically low prices, but apparently sellers were willing to...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   11-06-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 1,151,316
Posted By DSperber
Unless they can come and pick it up in their own...

Unless they can come and pick it up in their own vehicle, they will need to pay $600+ to have it "properly crated and trucked" professionally to ensure that it arrives safely. Remember, this is a...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   10-27-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 1,151,316
Posted By DSperber
Yes, you will get a black screen.

Yes, you will get a black screen.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   10-27-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8,423
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Posted By DSperber
The XBR960 does not accept 1080p. It only accepts...

The XBR960 does not accept 1080p. It only accepts 1080i.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-23-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By DSperber
I agree that the one show you tried to watch was...

I agree that the one show you tried to watch was quite bizarre. It happened to be S01E01, and it's a shame it wasn't terrific!

But there were five more episodes over the two "seasons", plus one...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-21-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By DSperber
Haven't partaken yet, but I see that the Season 3...

Haven't partaken yet, but I see that the Season 3 episodes are now available on Netflix for streaming.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-16-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By DSperber
"The Fall" Season 3 on Netflix - Oct 29

Just a heads up for what's supposed to be the final 5-episode Season3 of this very fine British "serial killer pursued by cop" series...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-16-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By DSperber
"Black Mirror" Season 3 on Netflix - Oct 21

Just a heads up, for fans of this wonderful future-tech-run-amok anthology "standalone short story" series.

Season 3 starts Oct 21, first six episodes (of presumed 12, the rest to be aired...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-04-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,351
Posted By DSperber
This is perhaps 30 years ago, and I'd brought the...

This is perhaps 30 years ago, and I'd brought the book with me on a plane trip to Dallas. I'd already been reading it for a few days (and was already disappointed as each new plot twist and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-04-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,351
Posted By DSperber
If that's "the big reveal", that maybe she's some...

If that's "the big reveal", that maybe she's some latest super-version droid, well her either bad-acting/dialog or intentional-bad-acting/dialog were really telegraphed in order for us to be...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 35,351
Posted By DSperber
I think we may be getting a bit carried away...

I think we may be getting a bit carried away here, over-thinking and analyzing (a la "Lost" mythology).

For me, I was a bit underwhelmed with this debut. I don't think the acting or the dialog...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-02-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,184
Posted By DSperber
Well, I have to admit it. The show was really...

Well, I have to admit it. The show was really good. Sure, some sketches were much better than others, but overall it looks like the new cast members were a good addition in the bits they were in. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-28-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 1,916,488
Posted By DSperber
I have a slightly different way of accomplishing...

I have a slightly different way of accomplishing the same objective.

Like you intend to do, I feed the HDMI output of my "conceptual" cable TV box (actually it's a Windows Media Center Extender...
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