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If anyone is interested in an Xbox One controller, I'd be willing to sell the one I just got in my Xbox One X box for $20. It's brand new, never used, and I could bring it along to Saturday's GTG.

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If anyone is interested in an Xbox One controller, I'd be willing to sell the one I just got in my Xbox One X box for $20. It's brand new, never used, and I could bring it along to Saturday's GTG.

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That is actually a pretty stellar price. I have more than I need myself, but I hope someone takes you up on the offer.

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Check out the 2nd video from the top and you will see a Wisconsin audiophile!

AXPONA 2019 Sights & Sounds Part 2

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Shorts when cold out = WI
+ repositioning to front/center = audiophile

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Jeff's GTG is Saturday at 1:00pm
Nicki and I had a great time yesterday at Jeff's, and it was good to meet some of our newer members. A big thanks to Jeff and Katie for hosing, and putting up with a bunch of rowdy ragamuffins, on Mother's Day weekend, no less.

I still can't believe that his two-channel system is capable of putting out that much bass! Substantial upgrade with the addition of the screen and projector, too.

Also nice to see how simple it is to use MakeMKV; it may have started me on a new path. . .

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What a good time at Jeff’s.

Good Company, good drinks, good food, good movie, good speakers and setup to view and listen to it all.

As Scott mentioned, it was nice to have a few new members join.

And with all the good going around... there was some good deals to be had too.

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Thanks Jeff for hosting. It was nice meeting more peeps from the area.


Your speakers are amazing! I am with Scott, I can not believe the bass coming from a 2 channel system!! I might get the upgrade bug down the road. haha


I wish I could have stayed longer


I hope everyone had a nice Mothers day!!

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Another attendee chiming in to say I'm glad I made it. As a new guy here it's comforting to chat with a group where you can say "So I have these six foot tall speakers..." and hear something more along the lines of, "Oh, you too?" rather than, "What? You're crazy." Then again, maybe the last thing any of is need is even more encouragement. Also as a new guy who is not a basshead it was an eye opening experience to learn that "pant flapping bass" isn't just a figure of speech.
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Also as a new guy who is not a basshead it was an eye opening experience to learn that "pant flapping bass" isn't just a figure of speech.
If you are able to make it out to a few more, you can personally find out at PennyNike1's that we can get significantly more than just "pant flapping bass"

I know it scares a lot of people away to think of that much bass, but I view it as an amusement ride. A exciting one at that.

Both Rad and I are audiophiles, but we both had extremely entertaining times with Alex's (PennyNike1) system. It's one you sure don't want to miss.

No where else will you get the true feeling of an exorcism while watching something like The Conjuring.

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Nicki and I had a great time yesterday at Jeff's, and it was good to meet some of our newer members. A big thanks to Jeff and Katie for hosing, and putting up with a bunch of rowdy ragamuffins, on Mother's Day weekend, no less.



I still can't believe that his two-channel system is capable of putting out that much bass! Substantial upgrade with the addition of the screen and projector, too.



Also nice to see how simple it is to use MakeMKV; it may have started me on a new path. . .



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As easy as MakeMKV is to use, the software CloneBD by AnyDVD (aka Redfox software) is even easier to use because it always picks the right playlist without having to choose from a list, even when the disks use playlist obfuscation.


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What a good time at Jeff’s.



Good Company, good drinks, good food, good movie, good speakers and setup to view and listen to it all.



As Scott mentioned, it was nice to have a few new members join.



And with all the good going around... there was some good deals to be had too.

Sorry I missed it, but if I went I probably would’ve spent more money, and the 5 yards of mulch delivered Saturday morning wasn’t going to lay down itself!

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As easy as MakeMKV is to use, the software CloneBD by AnyDVD (aka Redfox software) is even easier to use because it always picks the right playlist without having to choose from a list, even when the disks use playlist obfuscation.


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I downloaded (but haven't used yet) a free sample of the Redfox AnyDVD HD program.
I was confused by all of the similar sounding softwares available there.
Can you (or anyone else) explain the differences?

https://www.redfox.bz/en/

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I downloaded (but haven't used yet) a free sample of the Redfox AnyDVD HD program.

I was confused by all of the similar sounding softwares available there.

Can you (or anyone else) explain the differences?



https://www.redfox.bz/en/


AnyDVDHD (paid) removes the encryption on DVDs, Blu-ray‘s, and Ultra HD Blu-ray‘s, and the other programs (free) allow you to make the backups.

That said, there is a new encryption standard (AACS 2.1) that is proving difficult to make back ups but progress is being made.

See the link in my signature for my guide on making back ups for UHD discs should provide everything you need to know from the hardware standpoint.

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AnyDVDHD (paid) removes the encryption on DVDs, Blu-ray‘s, and Ultra HD Blu-ray‘s, and the other programs (free) allow you to make the backups.

That said, there is a new encryption standard (AACS 2.1) that is proving difficult to make back ups but progress is being made.

See the link in my signature for my guide on making back ups for UHD discs should provide everything you need to know from the hardware standpoint.

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Thanks. Will check out your signature links.

The Redfox link to another site:
https://www.elby.ch/purchase.html

Has those programs for purchase?

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Thanks. Will check out your signature links.



The Redfox link to another site:

https://www.elby.ch/purchase.html



Has those programs for purchase?


I am using the CloneBD free version and it works fine. I’m not sure what the differences but maybe the updates come more often?


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Is URL bad -- or more likely -- firewalled from work.

Thanks also for the Lumagen Pro manual.
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@Jeff Permanian and Katie - thanks again for opening your home to us. Holly and I had a great time!

It was nice meeting some of the new members and as always, I really enjoyed the conversations. There's a lot to learn from this group! Holly and I had a funny talk later in the night. She wanted to know if I thought something was off with Jeff's center channel.... the new screen is so immersive, she forgot that we were "only" listening to two speakers during the movie.

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@Jeff Permanian and Katie - thanks again for opening your home to us. Holly and I had a great time!

It was nice meeting some of the new members and as always, I really enjoyed the conversations. There's a lot to learn from this group! Holly and I had a funny talk later in the night. She wanted to know if I thought something was off with Jeff's center channel.... the new screen is so immersive, she forgot that we were "only" listening to two speakers during the movie.
It was great but needs more Plex... Ha!



Thank's @Jeff Permanian for hosting and thanks for the pizza! And to everyone else who brought snacks. It was a fun event and I had a nice time meeting new faces and talking to everyone. Thanks Jeff for picking a movie for us that haven't seen it and wanted to even though you had already seen it.
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Also nice to see how simple it is to use MakeMKV; it may have started me on a new path. . .
Not sure if you've ever heard this before, but a cool software program called Plex can even allow you to stream those MKV's throughout your home. They even have an app for that shinny new One X you recently acquired.

In all seriousness, you'll never use discs once you start ripping. It's way too convenient.

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Is URL bad -- or more likely -- firewalled from work.



Thanks also for the Lumagen Pro manual.
@desertdome & I looked at it on Sat


It’s on Google Drive, so it may be blocked from work?


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Back in the day, I worked at American TV in the computer department. It was around the time that Windows Media Center and TV tuners were becoming a thing. We were selling a couple different HTPC but they were way out of my price range. Also, large consumer hard drives really didn't exist yet, so you had to use an external 200 disc changer to get the best quality possible. Anyways... I basically fell in love with the idea of a "Media Center" and Plex does it for me. It way better than those old HTPCs were though...


Tony, just let Nick and I know when we are supposed to come over and set up your Plex server. Was it this week or the next?

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Back in the day, I worked at American TV in the computer department. It was around the time that Windows Media Center and TV tuners were becoming a thing. We were selling a couple different HTPC but they were way out of my price range. Also, large consumer hard drives really didn't exist yet, so you had to use an external 200 disc changer to get the best quality possible. Anyways... I basically fell in love with the idea of a "Media Center" and Plex does it for me. It way better than those old HTPCs were though...


Tony, just let Nick and I know when we are supposed to come over and set up your Plex server. Was it this week or the next?

I remember buying a lot of stuff from American TV 25+ years ago. From computers to S VHS players (at $700 a piece back 1991) urgh haha. I think I still have them buried back in storage somewhere.

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I went to college at UW-Madison.
I remember borrowing my friends pickup to bring home some Infinity SM-152 speakers.
(EDIT: found a picture googling for those 15 inch woofers - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/355714070546316791/)
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I'll have to take a look at that one, but I'm going to start with MakeMKV (pretty much because the beta is free).

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Not sure if you've ever heard this before, but a cool software program called Plex can even allow you to stream those MKV's throughout your home. They even have an app for that shinny new One X you recently acquired.

In all seriousness, you'll never use discs once you start ripping. It's way too convenient.
I've got three different servers and a Shield TV, so I probably won't be using the Xbox One X for streaming media. I keep wanting to check out Plex, but I'm not sure that I'll need it. I do like the idea of transferring my disc collection to the network, though. Enough so that I bought a new disc reader/writer and external enclosure for it last night, so I'll be ready to rip in a couple of weeks. Just need to make sure that I've got enough disc space.

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I remember buying a lot of stuff from American TV 25+ years ago. From computers to S VHS players (at $700 a piece back 1991) urgh haha. I think I still have them buried back in storage somewhere.
I bought a lot of stuff from them, too.

One of my favorites was my first Sony CD carousel player. Back in those days they were kind of new, and players with remotes were either uncommon, or more expensive. So I remember purposefully buying the non-remote version of the player because I had a programable remote that had the IR codes - the two players were identical, including the IR ports on the front, the only difference was the model number printed or stamped on the unit and the remote. Saved $40 or $50! (This same line of thinking is why I bought the Panasonic UB820 instead of the UB9000; perhaps that 350 nit mode will find its way into the 820.)

And I think we got a big box of seafood to go with it during one of their feature promo events. Never got a bike, though. (Anyone that didn't grow up around here, or is under the age of 25 has absolutely no idea what I'm talking about.)

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A big thanks to Nick (Sirmaster) and Tony (SOWK) for all the help integrating a new HTPC that nick built with Madvr/kodi into my system tonight. I hope everyone that stopped by enjoyed the 4K version of Black Hawk down. Even though the extended version has some glitches in it. I would have never ventured into the Madvr realm without their help OK time for some sleep

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My pleasure!

I’m glad I can share my knowledge and help others out at achieving new levels of home theater quality and experience.

Thanks for having us so late on a weeknight
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