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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-21-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9,312
Views: 191,569
Posted By Mkard
This photo alone may be enough to bring back the...

This photo alone may be enough to bring back the "Bullet Bra".

Sad that I even know that that is what they were called by some... Old, yeah.

Regards.

Great little thread btw, thank you.
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-21-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,999
Posted By Mkard
Voted Netflix, but ...

We ditched Cable TV more than a dozen years ago, and now use OTA (plenty there if one is willing to tolerate commercials) or internet exclusively.

I did vote Netflix, as it is commonly used by...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11,722
Views: 1,086,166
Posted By Mkard
erhurd, Yep, same boat here. Kind of...

erhurd,

Yep, same boat here. Kind of expensive too.

We've been hooked on streaming, Netflix especially, ever since we got an Xbox 360 three or four years ago. High speed internet (cue...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11,722
Views: 1,086,166
Posted By Mkard
We went OTA back in 2004. I get 59 stations...

We went OTA back in 2004.

I get 59 stations using an indoor-mounted (1st-Floor interior hallway ceiling "facing" West through wallboard and frame a lot of windows) TERK 55 that I bought way back...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11,722
Views: 1,086,166
Posted By Mkard
erhurd, What is your internet solution now...

erhurd,

What is your internet solution now that you've dropped COX?

Reasonably fast and reliable broadband is the only reason we still send them money every month.

Mkard in east valley.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
additional discussion re ARC/CEC and digital audio

the other v-x81(x) thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2586873-official-yamaha-rx-v81-owners-thread.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
Hiya, I don't have that box connected, but...

Hiya,

I don't have that box connected, but on another recent thread some users of pretty good AVRs have complained about issues that arise when getting over-the-air or streamed audio sourced...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
Hiya, I don't have that box connected, but...

Hiya,

I don't have that box connected, but on another recent thread some users of pretty good AVRs have complained about issues that arise when getting over-the-air or streamed audio sourced from...
Forum: Video Source Items   12-17-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Mkard
^^^^^

Wow. That would have seriously torqued my shorts.

I'll take a little bit of optimism ... Please update this thread when "Mississippi" refunds your monies. A heartfelt apology along with that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-08-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26,314
Views: 1,977,560
Posted By Mkard
I really don't get it. We should be able to...

I really don't get it.

We should be able to find out what quality signal input the TV is dealing with. I mean, come on! You pay approaching two LARGE for a display that does the most...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-08-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30,998
Views: 3,281,586
Posted By Mkard
Oh, missed that!

[QUOTE=limulus;48755713]
My 51 is still working...kinda. It has started to freeze again during BD playback. I've almost bought an Oppo twice now and I guess...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-08-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30,998
Views: 3,281,586
Posted By Mkard
Salacak, Just in case: Firmware and...

Salacak,

Just in case: Firmware and instructions (important!) here...
http://help.pioneerhomeusa.com/support/downloads.cfm?class=DVD&current=FALSE

and 4 to 5 years isn't too far off.

I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30,998
Views: 3,281,586
Posted By Mkard
Salacak, You'll not go too far wrong with an...

Salacak,
You'll not go too far wrong with an OPPO. Consensus for many years is that you can trust them, IF you can afford them. Provided that your primary concern is a RELIABLE UHD Player, my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30,998
Views: 3,281,586
Posted By Mkard
Hiya, Yeah, the OPPO threads trend long. ...

Hiya,

Yeah, the OPPO threads trend long.

"future-proof" whatever that means, might lend to waiting for the OPPO 203 release. If you upgrade your display to SUHD, you'll be golden. OPPO...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30,998
Views: 3,281,586
Posted By Mkard
b curry, I have paid attention to much of...

b curry,

I have paid attention to much of your postings for the last 6 years or so. I do place some value on your writings of your experiences regards our peculiar interests in AV gear. Take...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30,998
Views: 3,281,586
Posted By Mkard
I cannot believe that a thread for an un-released...

I cannot believe that a thread for an un-released OPPO (Anticipation!!!) has reached almost 100 pages and not ONE confirmed technical detail beyond that it is going to play UHD. ! ! :eek: Says...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26,314
Views: 1,977,560
Posted By Mkard
Wink Unless you REALLY WANT a new toy ...

maximuslcd,
You probably already know this but:
If desired, one can of course send video sources directly into Samsung One Connect Box skipping the Onkyo. Audio can be returned from TV to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Mkard
Hey Bryan, JDS is certainly on the right...

Hey Bryan,

JDS is certainly on the right track. A decent receiver that is not of the current "WOW!!" family will deliver a lot.

If I may be so bold, consider something other than a 5.1 to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
wrong again -- no surprise!

Sub equalization may be performed on 4 bands of frequency Manually per page 113. Does one care to infer that the Flat/Front/Natural Equalization is also done on sub? Up to you.

So, if that was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
Without being entirely sure, I'd say that the sub...

Without being entirely sure, I'd say that the sub is only leveled to the listening position on these Yamahas. They don't even internally differentiate between two SWs if you have them plugged-in. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-30-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 323,876
Posted By Mkard
I agree, a purchase that I have never had reason...

I agree, a purchase that I have never had reason to regret. Except maybe, that I didn't spring for the DV-983!!

I was late to this party, got my 980H just as they were discontinued by OPPO. ...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-30-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11,495
Views: 1,425,914
Posted By Mkard
Hey all, As noted above, my 65837 just...

Hey all,

As noted above, my 65837 just "keeps chugging along". I've no complaints, as this is essentially a 2003 purchase. !!

All those years ago we bought an upper-midline 56" Mitsu DLP...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-29-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,402,462
Posted By Mkard
Stiffler, With that budget, don't fool...

Stiffler,

With that budget, don't fool around. Get your self a good deal on the soon to be replaced OPPO BDP-103. Does all that you ask,Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio and DVD video up-scaling is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
delirium, I have sub-w wired using the...

delirium,

I have sub-w wired using the single patch cord from sub-out. No thump when AVR switches from TV (AV2 optical) to Blu-ray (HDMI non-CEC from Pioneer BDP-51F or to/from USB. I am...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mkard
Trying to keep w/ spirit of "no price talk" which...

Trying to keep w/ spirit of "no price talk" which is being harshly (IMO) enforced on many other threads at this moment. (Shrug)

Yep. Costco is good about honoring low price within 30days or so. ...
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