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  1. John Dirk

    Disney+ Dr. Strange in IMAX enhanced 1.90 on Disney+ is a new standard for streaming quality

    Like all franchise efforts, the well must eventually run dry. Since there are executives and investors involved, the well must be pumped until they are absolutely sure it is indeed dry.
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    Help me upgrade (AV Receiver, Sub/s, and advice)

    The room will be your biggest limiting factor and practically rules out Atmos. I'm admittedly biased but I believe SVS offers the best overall performance vs value combination so I'd go with the largest single sub [minimum PB3000] you can afford for now and grab it's twin when funds are...
  3. John Dirk

    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    *******This post is intended for @BobO'Link and @RobertMG only ******* My only problem with the thread is the "if/then" proposition it introduces surrounding possibly controversial material. In my experience, this sort of content can bring strange lurkers out of the woodwork and quickly cause...
  4. John Dirk

    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    This comment is obvious and therefore unnecessary. You don't own the forum; we are all guests here, so speaking in an authoritative fashion like this amounts to nothing. The OP and I had already "agreed to disagree" in a respectful manner. I don't see a post where he requested you to come...
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    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    ...And they or another Mod probably should but let me be clear, I am not at all at odds with you personally. I just see this sort of topic as a powder keg and also an invitation for racial vitriol I'd personally rather not experience.
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    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    This is a topic that will obviously be viewed differently based on age, race, personal experiences and perhaps other factors. I don't know [or care] what sort of controversy may be brewing around the topic today. What I do know is I don't come to HTF for this sort of fare. If it interested me...
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    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    That's a matter of opinion. I find it hopelessly subjective and potentially provocative.
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    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    This thread will get off track really fast. Probably better to find somewhere else to discuss this sort of thing.
  9. John Dirk

    The long delayed stadium tour had a couple of glitches on its first night

    We saw New Edition earlier this year in ATL. I think this was the first show of the tour. They were excellent but these guys aren't all that old and [with the exception of Bobby Brown] haven't really lived that hard as far as I know. Other notable Old School acts who can still bring it are...
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    My Home Theater Page

    Not sure I follow your logic there as it is usually software that obsoletes contemporary computers, especially in business environments. Due to the manifestation of Moore's law over the years, hardware is rarely an issue.
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    My Home Theater Page

    Too funny but, I'm guessing, unintentional. We're on the same page although, I must admit, the field is narrowing considerably thanks to Micro$oft and Windows 11. They're doing their best to place restrictions on both the operating system you're allowed to run on your own hardware and the...
  12. John Dirk

    My Home Theater Page

    I perused a few ASUS boards last night and found several others with the same problem. One guy even claimed he traced it to a bad solder connection and could replicate the problem on demand. I didn't mention it earlier because I figured you'd probably already run across the same thread.
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    My Home Theater Page

    PC's are for DIY nuts. MAC's are for those who view their computer as a productivity/creativity tool and nothing more. The price of their reliability is cost and lack of control over the experience Personally If I can't tinker with it then I don't want it but I do acknowledge this also comes...
  14. John Dirk

    ViewSonic introduces high brightness home cinema projectors

    Oh I know. Just making a joke about the padded wording.
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    My Home Theater Page

    Just took a look at the Motherboard you bought. That's some serious hardware!!! Wondering if you tried using their BIOS Flashback utility.
  16. John Dirk

    ViewSonic introduces high brightness home cinema projectors

    What the heck is an "LED lumen?"
  17. John Dirk

    My Home Theater Page

    Dave. Most of what you've written here isn't registering with me, probably because you're frustrated and tired. I know... I've been there many times. If there were problems with basic subsystems such as memory or CPU you would almost certainly be receiving error codes of some sort. Did you...
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    The long delayed stadium tour had a couple of glitches on its first night

    Hmm... I understand your point but I guess I see it a bit differently. 1) At least he made the trip and tried to perform. 2) At least they were honest and didn't try switching him out discretely. We attended a "Jacksons" Reunion concert a few years ago. Jermaine [the only one most wanted...
  19. John Dirk

    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Lights Out (cover) LOL - I'd just finished a turn in my massage chair accompanied by some "sounds of meditation" and then I found this. :cool: It sounds like fairly formulaic Metal but I still enjoyed it, especially the percussion and lead guitar; not so much the vocals.
  20. John Dirk

    What Series are you most glad you have on DVD?

    My favorites in no particular order... Curb Your Enthusiasm (Still need the last few seasons) The Dean Martin Roasts (Absolute comedy and historical gold) The Larry Sanders Show (Rip Torn and Jeffrey Tambor were the real stars as far as I'm concerned) ArliSS (A great, occasional trip down...
  21. John Dirk

    Julee Cruise Has Died at 65

    I certainly hope it amounts to nothing more than that and I wouldn't be so disrespectful as to mash it up here. Either way, sad and gone too soon.
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    Julee Cruise Has Died at 65

    I didn't know of her but the husbands comments in the linked article seem a bit creepy. I would expect an investigation. Either way, sad, and may she R.I.P.
  23. John Dirk

    Deadpool 3?

    Yep. That one somehow slipped by me during its initial run.
  24. John Dirk

    Netflix might be purchasing Roku!

    No hiring in my future. Nowadays I just do occasional contract stuff to cover the costs of my excessive Home Theater hobby. :D
  25. John Dirk

    Netflix might be purchasing Roku!

    "Roku." Who would buy Hulu? :cool:
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    Netflix might be purchasing Roku!

    As usual, your logic is spot on but, in this case, I don't think purchasing Roku would bode well for Netflix. First and foremost, doesn't Netflix already have about 8 billion in net debt? Second, and this is a big one in my opinion, Netflix has grown and survived to date by being an...
  27. John Dirk

    Any word on The Abyss?

    Digital content being held ransom by streaming platforms? Nah, that would never happen.
  28. John Dirk

    Need pitch for a rca laser carriage ribbon cable

    Yes but searches for both produced different variations of cables so I don't know if those are meant to be completely descriptive. Also, I magnified and counted the pins as best I could and thought I came up with 26.
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    Need pitch for a rca laser carriage ribbon cable

    Good catch, David. I wondered about that but the cable width [at a glance] appeared about the same. I enlarged the supplied pic and did my best to count the pins. It appears to be a 26 pin cable. Here is the closest match I could find. As you alluded, however, without the service manual for...
  30. John Dirk

    Need pitch for a rca laser carriage ribbon cable

    The part number is printed right on the cable.
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