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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 13:12 
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Zardoz wrote:
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Dude... This isn't my first rodeo :D

No need to be so big headed.

It comes naturally ;)

Reading through the manual for the Soundbase, the best option seems to be connecting the TV via HDMI and allowing ARC to pass audio. It can also use CEC (which is what I was probably thinking of before) to control the power of the soundbase.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 13:13 
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You selling your Fire TV? Mines gone to shit.

Not planning on it yet. There's going to be an extensive run in period to see if all the smart apps are up to snuff.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 13:22 
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Get a 5.1 receiver and speakers.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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Grim... wrote:
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If the sound is decent, then it looks like I'm going back to one remote.

It's not.

Experience? Or realism?

A TV - especially a modern one that's an inch thick - is never going to be able to produce anything even nearly as good as a set of external speakers can.

The two 4K TVs I’ve bought recently are much thicker at the bottom where the speakers are and they sound much better than the 5 year old LCD panel we replaced. Granted, they’re not amazing, but much better. And, to stop questions, one of them was for the loft conversion finished at the end of last year...

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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DavPaz wrote:
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You selling your Fire TV? Mines gone to shit.

Not planning on it yet. There's going to be an extensive run in period to see if all the smart apps are up to snuff.

We have a fire stick and fire tv and just use the built in apps. Granted, the house is networked and both TVs have HTML cables plugged in, though.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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You selling your Fire TV? Mines gone to shit.

Not planning on it yet. There's going to be an extensive run in period to see if all the smart apps are up to snuff.

We have a fire stick and fire tv and just use the built in apps. Granted, the house is networked and both TVs have HTML cables plugged in, though.


Is there a separate cable for the CSS?

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 17:00 
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Coincidentally, just for shits and giggles the other day, I temporarily flicked the sound output of my Sony TV from the surround sound to the in-built speakers. I was amused/shocked at how fucking awful it sounds and quickly switched it back.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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DBSnappa wrote:
Grim... wrote:
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Grim... wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
If the sound is decent, then it looks like I'm going back to one remote.

It's not.

Experience? Or realism?

A TV - especially a modern one that's an inch thick - is never going to be able to produce anything even nearly as good as a set of external speakers can.

The two 4K TVs I’ve bought recently are much thicker at the bottom where the speakers are and they sound much better than the 5 year old LCD panel we replaced. Granted, they’re not amazing, but much better. And, to stop questions, one of them was for the loft conversion finished at the end of last year...

Two 4ks? That’s just boastful.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 14:00 
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DavPaz wrote:
New TV get!.


So, this was a fun evening.

The TV is excellent. Shockingly light for a 43 inch TV. (I remember how much my old 32 inch CRT weighed and how it took two grown men to heft it into place)

The picture is very, very nice, even on SD sources. We watched Stranger Things in 4K HDR through the built in Netflix app and blimey O'Reilly, it looks nice. Every Frame A Painting indeed.

The sound is... better than expected. Quite thin at the low end but very nice for dialogue. Going to keep using the soundbase for now and will probably get an LG soundbar for when it goes on the wall.

The built in apps work fine. It's nice to have Google Play movies, Amazon Prime and Netflix all playing nice together for once. The Plex app doesn't like HDR 4k sources though, annoyingly, but they don't work through the Fire TV plex app without transcoding either.

The problem is I forgot about TV recording and timeshifting. So I need to keep my Youview box for now. Apparently the TV becomes a Freeview Play box if you connect an external hard drive, so I'll have to look into that. I can do TV recording though Plex but it's still quite flaky and you can't pause live TV (grumble, moan).

So, the upshot is... for now, I'm keeping the Youview box and Fire TV connected through the switcher, just to ease the transition.

And if you read all that: go get yourself a biscuit. You deserve it.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 19:08 
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Just switched my new TV on and it had to do an update. Truly we are living in the future!


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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DavPaz wrote:
Just switched my new TV on and it had to do an update. Truly we are living in the future!


It's the modern version of waiting for the valves to warm up.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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Cute!!!


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 
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The one without a stripe is almost certainly called Tribble because of the chirpy cooing noise she makes. The one with the stripe is proving harder to name.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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The one without a stripe is almost certainly called Tribble because of the chirpy cooing noise she makes. The one with the stripe is proving harder to name.

"Stripe, DESTROYER OF WORLDS"
Or stripe for short.


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The one without a stripe is almost certainly called Tribble because of the chirpy cooing noise she makes. The one with the stripe is proving harder to name.


I'd be going for a Gremlins reference and calling it Mogwai, as Stripe was the leader of the Gremlins spawned from Mogwai

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