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  • GritTV and EscapeTV - OTA Movie Channels Abomination!

    AVS Forum - HDTV Programming
    RayGuy
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Hi Folks, I'd like your help in combating the precedent being set by GritTV and EscapeTV, i.e. broadcasting 4:3 cropped movies within a 16:9 box. At least that is what they are doing here in the SF Bay Area. It's bad enough that they choose to show the 4:3 version of the film, but to then display it within the 16:9 box, crushing it vertically, is just abominable. :mad: I have set upon a one man quest, attempting to alter this policy decision, but one voice isn't enough. If you care about OTA, and care about film as a medium and an art form, please add your voice to mine. GritTV (includes…
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell preview: This game has an armchair that fires rockets

    PCWorld
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    A thing I think happened: One day the People In Charge Of Ideas were sitting around at Volition racking their brains trying to come up with a new Saints Row game. "What can we possibly do to top the last game?" said one developer. "We literally gave players superpowers last time and put them in an entirely virtual world! There was a dubstep gun. It's impossible!"Then a letter showed up at Volition HQ. "Dear Volition, Your games are obscene and you're all going to hell.""Eureka!" shouted a developer who was, for some reason, dressed like a California prospector. And thus was Saints Row: Gat…
  • 6 Essential Public WiFi Security Tips

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    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    There are many risks associated with using a free WiFi network to browse sites that house private information. It’s quite easy to scan a public WiFI network to get a list of all the IPs currently connected. Once a snooper has that list, there’s a large amount of things they can do with that information. They can, for example, install software on your computer which can then be used to capture confidential information such as usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, even emails or search history. SaferVPN assembled their 6 fundamental tips for staying safe on public WiFi: 1.
  • ConnectSafely.org to participate in Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul

    HDTV News
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    ISTANBUL, TURKEY, September 1, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- ConnectSafely.org, a leading non-profit Internet safety organization, today announced its planned participation at the 9th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), September 2-5 in Istanbul, Turkey. …
  • Samsung has a soundbar that matches your curved TV

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    Jon Fingas
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Let's say you bought a pricey curved TV, only to remember that your existing soundbar is (gasp!) flat. Will you have to live with that geometry mismatch for the life of your set? Not if Samsung has its way. It just unveiled the Curved Soundbar, which it says is the first audio system designed to match curved screens -- specifically, the company's 55- and 65-inch sets. The aluminum-clad device looks the part, of course, although it also promises some better-than-average audio with 8.1-channel surround support and side speakers that add to the immersion. There's no word on just when the curvy…
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    AVS Forum - HDTV Programming

  • GritTV and EscapeTV - OTA Movie Channels Abomination!

    RayGuy
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Hi Folks, I'd like your help in combating the precedent being set by GritTV and EscapeTV, i.e. broadcasting 4:3 cropped movies within a 16:9 box. At least that is what they are doing here in the SF Bay Area. It's bad enough that they choose to show the 4:3 version of the film, but to then display it within the 16:9 box, crushing it vertically, is just abominable. :mad: I have set upon a one man quest, attempting to alter this policy decision, but one voice isn't enough. If you care about OTA, and care about film as a medium and an art form, please add your voice to mine. GritTV (includes…
  • DirecTV streaming: audio issues from some sources?

    mjmcmahon67
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Hi all - experienced some odd issues streaming from Starz and HBO the other night and wanted to see if it's a known issue or one that I need to troubleshoot further. Here's the situation: I grabbed an on-demand version of Elysium from Starz (if memory serves) the other night and went to watch it after it'd finished downloading. For some odd reason, the sound would cut out for half a second every minute or so. Thinking it was a bad download, I deleted it and tried again and experienced the same issue. Thinking it might've been an issue with the movie, I selected another On-Demand movie from…
  • Z Nation SyFy HD September 12th, 2014

    mgkdragn
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Z Nation Premieres: Friday, Sep. 12 at 10/9c The tag lines may seem somewhat familiar to some of you .. ;) Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of…
  • Houdini HistoryHD September 1, 2014

    mgkdragn
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Just a heads up on a 2 episode Mini on HistoryHD September 1, 2014 .. looks interesting and these History scripted shows tend to be pretty good .. The two-night scripted miniseries HOUDINI follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Erich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe–Houdini. Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles…
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show

    General Kenobi
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Not much of a real "official" trailer out yet but a short teaser and confirmed date of October 8th. Can't wait! You Tube You Tube
 
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  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell preview: This game has an armchair that fires rockets

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    A thing I think happened: One day the People In Charge Of Ideas were sitting around at Volition racking their brains trying to come up with a new Saints Row game. "What can we possibly do to top the last game?" said one developer. "We literally gave players superpowers last time and put them in an entirely virtual world! There was a dubstep gun. It's impossible!"Then a letter showed up at Volition HQ. "Dear Volition, Your games are obscene and you're all going to hell.""Eureka!" shouted a developer who was, for some reason, dressed like a California prospector. And thus was Saints Row: Gat…
  • Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You’ve probably read the rumors by now: Facebook’s Messenger app records your movements! Spies on your conversations! Kills baby unicorns! Facebook wants you to know that it’s doing nothing of the sort.In a statement from Peter Martinazzi, a member of the Facebook Messenger development team, the social media company explains that Messenger doesn’t actively listen in or watch you through your phone’s on-board camera and microphone. Instead, it asks to use your camera and microphone so you can make audio chats, or send photos and videos to your friends.From the statement: “Like…
  • IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.To show off Watson’s powers, IBM is training its cognitive computing system to suggest new combinations of ingredients that could help cooks to create new, and sometimes quite delicious, recipes. It does so by analyzing the chemical compounds in each ingredient.IBM joined Bon Appétit magazine to create a Web application called Chef Watson, now in beta, that offers lists of ingredients that can be used to create recipes. Bon Appétit is also working up a cookbook of the best…
  • Nike gets into smartwatch software with Samsung Gear S app

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The Nike+ Running app will let users track their routes and get “cheers” from Facebook friends while leaving their phones at home
  • Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past. The tool is designed to let people find posts that otherwise might get lost in the mix. With the update, users can search for posts they’ve previously seen on Facebook from friends and the Pages to which they’re connected. People who have access to the update can search for, say, “kayak trip John Smith,” and a previous post that the user saw in his or her feed about the trip might pop up. “We’re testing an improvement to search on mobile,” a Facebook spokeswoman said. “In…
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  • 6 Essential Public WiFi Security Tips

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    There are many risks associated with using a free WiFi network to browse sites that house private information. It’s quite easy to scan a public WiFI network to get a list of all the IPs currently connected. Once a snooper has that list, there’s a large amount of things they can do with that information. They can, for example, install software on your computer which can then be used to capture confidential information such as usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, even emails or search history. SaferVPN assembled their 6 fundamental tips for staying safe on public WiFi: 1.
  • The Dangers of VoIP Fraud [Sponsored post]

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    As the VoIP industry has grown in both importance and economic potential, unfortunately this has also resulted in fraud incidents becoming more frequent and damaging. As such, fraud is a very expensive problem for the industry and needs to be combatted. Consequently, many anti-fraud websites and networks have been established to report fraud and to warn others against rogue operators. VoIP forums and social networks like LinkedIn are flooded with topics from users devoted to companies accused of non-payment and other fraudulent activity. However, not all of these media are moderated and…
  • Speedflow Announces MediaCore Mobile Web-interface

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Speedflow, a telecom services provider and VoIP software developer with long-term industry experience, announced the release of a new version of its MediaCore Solution, which includes new “exciting and innovative” options adapted to all devices and applications. According to Speedflow, this is just one of many steps the company has taken to “keep up with modern technological trends” and to make MediaCore more user-friendly. Compatible with both smartphones and tablets, these features are available for current clients with the latest MediaСore version. The Mobile Web…
  • Microsoft Ups Storage 5,000% to 1 TB for Each Office 365 User

    Antony Maina
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    Microsoft bumped up its cloud storage increasing it from 20 GB to 1 TB for every Office 365 user. It also increased its Microsoft OneDrive from 7 GB to 15 GB. According to Microsoft’s data, out of every four people, three have storage of less than 15 GB on their PC. This storage boost has put Microsoft in the forefront when compared to Google and Dropbox, as far as free allocation goes. The Free Dropbox accounts get a sparing 2GB, even though it may be expanded through signing up friends. While Google may offer 15 GB free cloud storage, it includes Gmail, Drive and Photos. In addition,…
  • Apple and IBM partner to bring a ‘new class’ of business iPhone and iPad apps to enterprise

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Apple and IBM announced yesterday an exclusive partnership to transform enterprise mobility through a ‘new class’ of business apps – MobileFirst for iOS that will bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. The partnership aims to ‘address key industry mobility challenges’ by creating: a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and…
 
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  • Samsung has a soundbar that matches your curved TV

    Jon Fingas
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Let's say you bought a pricey curved TV, only to remember that your existing soundbar is (gasp!) flat. Will you have to live with that geometry mismatch for the life of your set? Not if Samsung has its way. It just unveiled the Curved Soundbar, which it says is the first audio system designed to match curved screens -- specifically, the company's 55- and 65-inch sets. The aluminum-clad device looks the part, of course, although it also promises some better-than-average audio with 8.1-channel surround support and side speakers that add to the immersion. There's no word on just when the curvy…
  • Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer

    Timothy J. Seppala
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    What good is having an ultra-powerful PC if you're still connecting it to a dusty old monitor? We reckon doing so would be pretty silly. Good thing that alongside the new Alienware Area 51, Dell's pulled the curtain back on its 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W display then. It boasts a wider-than-widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio that's paired with 3,440 x 1,440 lines of resolution (just under 4K's 3,840 x 2,160) and a curved screen. Dell says that the monitor's wide field of view mated with its curves will give gamers a leg up on the competition because, compared to flat monitors, less eye movement is…
  • Twitch's peak viewing numbers rival CNN and MTV's prime-time audience

    Timothy J. Seppala
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    So we know that Twitch's online broadcasts trump those of WWE and traditional sports, but how does it stack up against cable networks like CNN? According to the New York Times, the game-streaming giant's peak viewership numbers have surpassed the average prime-time viewers for Headline News, CNN, E!, MSNBC and TruTV since this January. At its best, Twitch had over 720,000 viewers in July alone, but as the NYT points out, it's still pretty far behind the likes of Netflix and YouTube when it comes to total hours-viewed per month. It's all pretty fascinating stuff, and there are even breakdowns…
  • 'Party Down' comes to Hulu Plus, first five eps are on free Hulu

    Richard Lawler
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Amazon is loading up a new pilot season of original TV shows, and while Netflix's content juggernaut was shut out at the Emmys, at least it was nominated. So what can Hulu do? In addition to its own list of original shows, exclusively licensed content from UK channels and Criterion, it's added the Starz hit series Party Down, just in time for your Labor Day weekend viewing binge. The show only ran for two seasons, but all 20 episodes are ready to watch for Hulu Plus subscribers, featuring Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr and Megan Mulally as employees of a…
  • Use YouTube to queue videos for Chromecast viewing

    Edgar Alvarez
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Chromecast and YouTube are like a match made in heaven. And, since they're both part of Google's big picture strategy, it makes sense for both things to be as friendly as possible with each other. To that end, YouTube's taken to to Google+ (how meta, eh?) to reveal that Chromecast owners can now use its site (as in YouTube.com) to queue videos -- essentially, this is meant to simplify the process, since it lets you arrange what to play next from a single tab on your browser. Just as well, there are more changes coming to the YouTube watch page on the web (pictured below), including an easier…
 
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  • Marantz CD5005 - Open Box CD Player

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    HDAM SA2 Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op–Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op–amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or…
  • MartinLogan Motion 50XT Cherrywood Center Channel Speaker

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Minimalistic Design Featuring Luxurious Real–Wood Inspired by MartinLogan's ultra–high–end electrostatic loudspeakers, the Motion® Series was created to provide stunning sound for your ultimate–performance home theater or stereo. MartinLogan's dedicated in–house engineers carefully crafted the Motion Series to create an extremely affordable and compact product line that seamlessly blends our exquisite Folded Motion™ transducers with powerful, compact bass technology. The result is a smooth, refined sound with stunning dynamic range and…
  • Yamaha RXA1040BL - Open Box 7.2-channel AV Receiver

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Delivering Highest Level Performance The AVENTAGE line of high–performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full–bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and "fine–tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE…
  • Klipsch R6 Black In-ear Headphones

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    SO COMFORTABLE IT'S PATENTED. The same advanced acoustic engineering and industrial design from our legendary Reference home theater speakers provide the performance, voice and design for the Klipsch Reference R6 monitors. They are engineered for pure performance and designed to be the best sounding most comfortable headphones on Earth and the embodiment of legendary Klipsch sound. CONTOUR EAR TIPS Klipsch in–ear monitors utilize patented contour ear tips that are anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal. These soft oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue as…
  • Yamaha RXA2040BL - Open Box 9.2-channel AV Receiver

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Delivers Highest Levels of Audio Performance The AVENTAGE line of high–performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full–bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and "fine–tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every…
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    HD Plasma LCD TV Reviews

  • LG Bakal Hentikan Produksi TV Plasma – Okezone

    HD LCD Plasma TV Reviews
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    LG Bakal Hentikan Produksi TV PlasmaOkezoneLG Bakal Hentikan Produksi TV Plasma (Foto: Pcauthority) SEOUL – LG dikabarkan akan menghentikan produksi TV plasma. Tidak hanya LG, beberapa perusahaan pembuat TV juga mulai menurunkan produksi TV layar datar tersebut, yang dikarenakan …View full post on “plasma tv” – Google News
  • £2250 a month: Is this now the most expensive apartment to rent in Belfast? – Belfast Telegraph

    HD LCD Plasma TV Reviews
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Belfast Telegraph£2250 a month: Is this now the most expensive apartment to rent in Belfast?Belfast TelegraphOther notable features include a 52in plasma TV with cinema surround system, a letterbox gas fireplace and a walk-in wardrobe. A walkaround balcony circles the apartment with access from both bedrooms and the living area. The last tenant in the …View full post on “plasma tv” – Google News
  • Seeing the light: smart glasses boost vision for partially sighted people – The Guardian

    HD LCD Plasma TV Reviews
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    The GuardianSeeing the light: smart glasses boost vision for partially sighted peopleThe GuardianBut for what he calls "super luck", Stephen Hicks could easily have found himself lugging plasma TV screens up the staircases of apartment buildings. As it turned out, the Australian scientist, who was in need of money in 2007, landed a job that was …View full post on “plasma tv” – Google News
  • Plasma TV: Η LG γράφει τον επίλογο μιας μακροχρόνιας, όμορφης ιστορίας – Pathfinder

    HD LCD Plasma TV Reviews
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Plasma TV: Η LG γράφει τον επίλογο μιας μακροχρόνιας, όμορφης ιστορίαςPathfinderΦαίνεται πως έφτασε το πλήρωμα του χρόνου: μια από τις πιο σημαντικές και δημοφιλείς τεχνολογίες πρόκειται να εγκαταλείψει τα εγκόσμια. Ο λόγος για τις Plasma τηλεοράσεις, οι οποίες για σειρά ετών αποτέλεσαν το αντικείμενο του πόθου για τους λάτρεις …and…
  • Plasma TV: Η LG γράφει τον επίλογο μιας μακροχόνιας, όμορφης ιστορίας – Pathfinder

    HD LCD Plasma TV Reviews
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Plasma TV: Η LG γράφει τον επίλογο μιας μακροχόνιας, όμορφης ιστορίαςPathfinderΦαίνεται πως έφτασε το πλήρωμα του χρόνου: μια από τις πιο σημαντικές και δημοφιλείς τεχνολογίες πρόκειται να εγκαταλείψει τα εγκόσμια. Ο λόγος για τις Plasma τηλεοράσεις, οι οποίες για σειρά ετών αποτέλεσαν το αντικείμενο του πόθου για τους λάτρεις …and…
 
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  • BenQ Debuts New HT1075 and HT1085ST Home Theater Projectors

    HomeTheaterReview.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    BenQ has introduced follow-ups to its popular W1070 and W1080ST home theater projectors. The new HT1075 ($1,199) and HT1085ST ($1,299) are 1080p, 3D-capable DLP projectors with a rated 2200 ANSI lumens of brightness and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The HT1085ST adds...
  • Atlantic Technology Introduces Dolby Atmos Speaker Module

    HomeTheaterReview.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Atlantic Technology has introduced a new Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker module. The 44-DA ($499/pair) is designed especially to sit on top of Atlantic's THX-certified 4400 LR speaker, but it can be mated with other speakers or used on its own as...
  • Bowers & Wilkins Launches New CM Series

    HomeTheaterReview.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bowers & Wilkins turned some heads and earned some praise (from us, here) when it introduced the CM10 speaker last year, which incorporates technologies from the company's higher-end speaker lines. Now, Bowers & Wilkins is updating the entire CM Series...
  • DISH Anywhere App Gets New Interface & New Features

    HomeTheaterReview.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    DISH Network has launched a newly redesigned interface for its popular DISH Anywhere app that allows you to access your live TV feed and DVR recordings via an iPad, Android, or Kindle tablet. The new interface is more image-driven and...
  • Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport/DAC Reviewed

    Terry London
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    For over three decades, Canada-based Simaudio has been designing and manufacturing very well-built and high-performing electronics. Over the years, I have heard many Simaudio pieces at various CES events and in friends' stereo systems. However, I have never had a...
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