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  1. Audio Processing
    Ok, so I'm loving Audyssey DSX on my Onkyo TX-NR1007. I have a 9.1 system with front heights. I was using THX Cinema mode but discovered Audyssey DSX sounds better. When I watch a movie in 7.1 HD-MA content I use Audyssey DSX mode...that's great, no questions. When the movie is in 5.1...
  2. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Samsung has just started a promotion on all Ultra HDTVs. For the next few weeks the price is reduced by $500 on every size of the HU8550 and HU9000 series. Also the HU9000 series get a bonus USB hard drive with all 4K content; 5 Hollywood movies and 3 documentaries at no charge. HU8550 buyers...
  3. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    4K Ultra Hi-Definition (UHD) has roared to the forefront of the display world with a ferocity that has knocked 1080p to the ground. At this point, it’s entirely impossible not to take notice. CES 2014 proved that industry’s biggest manufacturers of displays (LG, Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung)...
  4. Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Samsung and Paramount Pictures Collaborate to Bring Premier Ultra High-Definition (UHD) Content to Consumers New Pre-loaded Samsung UHD Video Pack to Showcase Blockbuster Films HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 6, 2014) – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader and award-winning innovator in...
  5. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Here's a link to a picture I took of Samsnug's 500gb USB hard drive. And here's the link to some screen shots of random content on the USB 500gb drive. My comments are the vast majority is absolutely stunning on our Samsung 85" S9. Some scenes at the beginning of a few series had too much...
  6. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I purchased the final season of Breaking Bad on Blu-Ray and it came with an Ultraviolet code to download it. So, naturally, I signed up for an account with Sony, Downloaded Silverlight from their link (and then ran the mandatory update as their link was out of date) and also Installed their...
  7. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The way we watch content in our home theaters and living rooms is changing. Last week the LA Times reported that Netflix has surpassed Home Box Office (HBO) in total United States subscribers for the first time ever. The score is now Netfix: 31 million U.S. subscribers, HBO: 29. The...
  8. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The race to feature original content on streaming video services is officially in full motion. Once simply a mechanism to pump repeats and rentable movies to viewers, streaming services are scrambling to become sources of new and original entertainment. Amazon.com recently made aggressive...
  9. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Just wanted to share what I consider some cool and applicable technology my family uses for watching movies we consider need some "taming". I'm sure quite a few of you have heard of ClearPlay players/membership, but as an owner of one for over 5 years, I thought I'd share my thoughts. ClearPlay...
  10. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I have been looking at Onkyo and Denon. I saw the Denon 1912. Real nice but I saw they aren't updating the firmware anymore. Onkyo, at least the pictures I saw, seemed to have more offerings in the online services. I am guessing they all stop updating after a while to keep you buying new...
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  12. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    PS3: ’3 years of incredible first-party content incoming’ Sony’s VP of hardware marketing John Koller has confirmed that PS3 development is ‘running hot’, and that the console will see three more years of solid first-party content. Speaking with Gamespot, Koller...
  13. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: TWICE
  14. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: BigPictureBigSound
  15. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I've been going with a minimalist approach in my home theater. I do not want a blu-ray player in my shelf, however, I would like to be able to rip some 3D blu-rays and play them back on my HTPC. (which is in my home theater setup) The answer I get from you guys will determine whether or not I...
  16. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    DICE has “a Massive Plan in Place” for Battlefield 3 Downloadable Content Written by Alex Osborn In order for a multiplayer-based shooter to survive in this industry, it has to have legs that give the online experience longevity months after the game’s release. DLC is currently the best...
  17. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Analyst: Microsoft is “Clearly Concerned” about Content Looking Better on PS3 SCEA’s senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer recently stated that Microsoft was protecting an inferior technology, in regards to their strict publishing guidelines for multiplatform games. Now, DFC...
  18. System Setup and Connection
    When playing 5.1 content into a system using a 7.1 speaker arrangement what content is sent to the rear surrounds ? Is this a set up function on the receiver ? Is upmixing the right term for what happens ? I'm using an Onkyo 806 and am about to install the rear surrounds but it got me...
  19. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    PlayStation Plus First 2 Months Content Revealed for PAL Regions 06/24/2010 Written by Christopher Gordon-Douglas At E3, PlayStation Plus made its bow after months of speculation. With Sony announcing this service they also said that the current free PSN service will not...
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