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  1. CraigF

    Advanced Atmos Configuration Help Needed

    You're confused? The "many reasons" I was trying to avoid talking about are because I could go on and on... Until quite recently I had two separate sets of 4 speakers mounted on my ceiling for a while. One set was 4 rather good largish speakers that I mounted up there, driven by two separate...
  2. CraigF

    Advanced Atmos Configuration Help Needed

    I am the wrong guy to ask about this, for many reasons, but one of the main ones is I don't know what's "best". The other side of it, and you'll see/hear this a lot, is that it's really hard to do Atmos poorly. It's pretty friendly really, though all the official data etc. might seem...
  3. CraigF

    Advanced Atmos Configuration Help Needed

    I doubt you will have volume problems with the SVS Elevations, especially when they're used for height/ceiling Atmos speakers. They are not "cheaply-built" speakers just because they're small. AFAIK, SVS offer some form of in-home trial in the U.S., with return privileges. I'm in Canada, may be...
  4. CraigF

    Advanced Atmos Configuration Help Needed

    ^ I can't even stand a coffee table in between me and the movie. Some (most) people are less fussy...
  5. CraigF

    Advanced Atmos Configuration Help Needed

    The OP might want to take a look at the SVS Elevation speakers. Read what SVS has to say for some ideas for them. The format of the Elevations really helped me a lot for surface mounting, and it was the only reason I picked them (though I have other SVS stuff I like). I have 9' ceilings but...
  6. CraigF

    "From the Earth to the Moon" on Blu-ray July 16th

    Maybe from that point of view. But from a practical POV, like acquistion and actual watching, it's not the best marketing IMO. For things like this, getting the year right is usually good enough for marketing. That's why I suggested the BDs may not have been planned until "recently", when they...
  7. CraigF

    "From the Earth to the Moon" on Blu-ray July 16th

    I just finished watching this again (Signature DVD). About half way through, I thought I should get the BDs and watch those instead. Imagine my surprise to find there were no BDs yet. Who thought a July 16th release this year was a good idea? I mean, 50th anniversary, you have 50 years to...
  8. CraigF

    Cyberpunk 2077

    Morgan: what brought me to say the 2020-21 timeframe is I had read reports (from inside and outside the developer) that they could barely get something "good enough" together to meet the E3 deadline. Lots of chatter about what's going on inside CDPR with employees...of course I know nothing.
  9. CraigF

    Cyberpunk 2077

    Now that I've played some TW3 I get the excitement for a new release from these guys. I had no idea we were talking 2020-1 for a release date, sounds like PS5 territory. I wonder if this game would be big enough for a tie-in?
  10. CraigF

    VR discussion: Oculus Rift, Vive, Morpheus and more!

    ^ I get what you're saying, but you may (or not...) be surprised by the number of PSVR users who had never heard of 3D BD (which PS4 plays). It had no market penetration into the age groups that marketers covet. The demo who don't play BDs. So that (partly) explains that. And the people I was...
  11. CraigF

    VR discussion: Oculus Rift, Vive, Morpheus and more!

    Funny...my main original "deterrent" to VR was I don't like wearing stuff on my head. Especially something like a tight/heavy "helmet". Of course it's nothing like that, but that's what I had in my mind. Not only do I barely even notice the headset, I have also started wearing the odd hat. VR...
  12. CraigF

    VR discussion: Oculus Rift, Vive, Morpheus and more!

    Every (consumer) VR manufacturer I've read about has been disappointed with sales. Even the ones that sold a lot of units, by my judgment of "a lot", said sales were below expectations. Development costs must be high. I think that's partly why we're seeing so much stuff thrown out there, to see...
  13. CraigF

    VR discussion: Oculus Rift, Vive, Morpheus and more!

    Actually, at this stage I'd say people are tired of new VR hardware. The marketplace is fractured, unprofitable, and has surprisingly little interest for the majority of gamers. [At least, *I* am continually surprised at how little interest people in the 25-35 y.o. demo seem to have for this. I...
  14. CraigF

    Retro gaming

    Is there such a wireless (wifi or BT) controller that will work with the Nintendo NES/SNES Classics as well as the PlayStation Classic? I was thinking it might have the SNES form factor, and have analog sticks too, like some of the 8bitdo offerings. I realize I'd (probably) need separate RF...
  15. CraigF

    What are you playing right now?

    ^ I've heard of that! Man that Platinum slot looks lonely for my PSN trophies...not that you'd exactly stumble over the pile of Golds either... I play until I'm done. I can't say at what point that'll be, because even with a game I really like, I can feel when it's time to move on. Like for...
  16. CraigF

    What are you playing right now?

    ^ I have never gotten a platinum, on any platform. Keeping the streak going... :)
  17. CraigF

    Ordered Eyeglasses Online - Who Else Has?

    I think that's my problem. These progressives were my first narrow lenses, as well as my first progressives. I knew nothing about them at the time, practically speaking. No way my transition area is 12-14mm, that's half my lens! Anyway, at Zenni I was just comparing their price for these...
  18. CraigF

    Ordered Eyeglasses Online - Who Else Has?

    ^ That explains it...CA$400 to duplicate what I have (~US$300) in my progressive prescription, similar frames. Still, that's a significant "discount" from the optometrist, who can't profit on goods, only on services (here). Is Zenni a good place? I got the impression it's not the favorite of...
  19. CraigF

    What are you playing right now?

    ^ I haven't paid huge attention to improvements in hybrid drives over the past 2 years, don't seem to be that many, but at least they're cheaper. The speed-up they offer is hugely dependent on what you're using them for, the size/frequency of the *reads* (for our purposes we can ignore any...
  20. CraigF

    The Sony censorship policy and what caused it

    Nobody is "mischaracterizing" anything. Unless it's Sony paranoia. That was just an example of what could be a double standard. Of course adults play games that look like they're for kids. Movies too. I was talking about the marketing/packaging and reality not matching the public stance. I think...
  21. CraigF

    What are you playing right now?

    ^ You have a lot more tolerance than I do if you made it through three whole times! I do know that most of the re-loading is because of me, and it's fairly easy to avoid, but it doesn't make testing new techniques/gear much fun. Or seeing if just maybe that monster that's 10 levels above you can...
  22. CraigF

    The Sony censorship policy and what caused it

    ^ Yeah, and Sony pretending they don't want people under 12 using PSVR. Just look at the games' packaging, even some of the PSVR's packaging...totally to attract kids. Plus lots of obviously kid-friendly PSVR games. Anyway, it's the typical Sony "paranoia" that seems to affect all their console...
  23. CraigF

    What are you playing right now?

    I've been playing some The Witcher 3 (TW3) on PS4. Just before I started maybe a month ago (and I haven't got that far), I saw a post somewhere in this sub-forum from somebody who said they would never play TW3. This has been in the back of my mind, and now that I know a bit about the game, I'm...
  24. CraigF

    Ordered Eyeglasses Online - Who Else Has?

    ^ OK then, the first numbers (SPH) are -1.75 (OD) and -2.75 (OS). Bad or really bad? Edit: Thanks for the info guys. You know how it is with bigger companies: it's not always about the amount of $, it's about following the correct procedure to expend the $. I still have not got a total...
  25. CraigF

    Ordered Eyeglasses Online - Who Else Has?

    @JohnRice I apparently have "irregular" astigmatism...IDK what exactly that means, I am not good at interpreting/understanding medical info... There are things that could be diopter/power called ADD on the prescription. Is that them? They are +2.00 for 20/25 vision on my "car prescription"...
  26. CraigF

    Ordered Eyeglasses Online - Who Else Has?

    Actually I have astigmatism. It just happens that my vision goes to hell at around 2'. Yes, we specifically chose the "car display distance" prescription because it was important for me. I think it's 20/25 with that setup at far distance, so good enough for driving. This prescription has been...
  27. CraigF

    Ordered Eyeglasses Online - Who Else Has?

    Very timely thread for me. Need some new glasses, even though apparently my prescription hasn't changed in several years (lens coatings get scratched/worn usually = eventually annoying). I also have found nothing but "incompetency" from the local optometrists' offices. The people they hire to do...
  28. CraigF

    Playback issues with Samsung BD-J5100 - need advice

    ^ Sometimes all it takes is a delicate wipe of the lens. I like to do it directly, rather than with special cleaning devices, to make sure I'm getting at the exact part. A little 99% isopropyl on a microfiber cloth...won't hurt anything. But yeah, chances are the blue laser's dying. Typically...
  29. CraigF

    Playback issues with Samsung BD-J5100 - need advice

    Not of any help per se, but you could see if the BDs that always play are single-layer (BD-25), and the ones that are iffy or don't play at all are BD-50s. This would at best merely cement in your mind that the Blu laser is dying (getting too weak for cleanly hitting that second layer). If it...
  30. CraigF

    Borderlands Series discussion

    Sorry, I just assumed you were an old hand... UVHM = Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. This is where you're (usually) > level 50, and difficulty ramps up "exponentially", enemies are almost always at higher levels than you. You get more severely punished for not using the right type of weapon on an...
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