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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,763




    Stick with the 55-60. 70 will throw off proportions in the corner.

    I like the Banksy print.

    Thanks.  What do you mean - throw off proportions?


    It may be lens distortion but I would think that 70 would totally dominate the space. Those effers are huge.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,232
    Well, that was a bit distorted  - 16mm lens on an full frame DSLR.  Looks different from human eyes.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,763
    What I used to tell people to do was make a paper template of the screen size and hang it in the space(since most are wall mounted) to test space accommodation. It's most often an
    issue with fireplace mounts because the mantle is most often proportional to the room, so a monitor that overshadows the mantle really screws the room up, like an oversized couch. You don't have that disadvantage.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,232
    16-35mm f2.8?
    Yep.  Canon D5 II with that lens on it.

    That's a good idea.  I forgot you're the trained expert on that kinda thing.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,494
    I was thinking about buying a Raspberry Pi back at the first of the year. I am a prime member so I know I can watch all of that for free but these other services, do you have to pay monthly service fees? Obviously netflix isn't free.
    It's a pretty good mix of free and paid service apps.  For instance, Hulu is a subscription and Crackle is free.  Look at the app list and research the ones that appeal to you.
    Just a hack that makes some shitty BBQ...
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 330
    It just got delivered, and it took less than 3 minutes to hook it up.  

    It had to download and install new software, but no problems so far.  I didn't set it up via WIFI, I have it wired into the Uverse.

    Let's see how the picture is...

    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
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  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 330
    edited April 4
    this thing is QUICK...the voice search is pretty cool....

    the You tube app is great...you can pair it just like the chrome cast, and send a video from pc to it with one click.  

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,494
    Great to hear Shaytoon! I was home, but I had to come into the office so installation will have to wait to later.

    The reviews on Amazon are blowing my mind. 95% of the 1 star reviews are trolls giving it a 1 star because it doesn't have HBO or that it's just not for them and a waste of money. They don't own it so it's just opinions and assumptions. Amazon really needs to fix that and only allow people who purchased the product review.
    Just a hack that makes some shitty BBQ...
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 492
    Saving my money for Oculus Rift to go with my gaming PC in 4th quarter.  Then will just run a long HDMI over to my couch and won't need these set-top boxes for the TV :)
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Brisket_FanaticBrisket_Fanatic Posts: 1,172
    Focker said:

    I should whip mine out....2001 36" Sony Wega, analog converter, and Mohu leaf. hahaha

    Bought it new before the Ravens SB game.

    Now, if I can find a way to cut the DSL cord with no monthly bill.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one................ it still works so why replace it.
    :!!
    NW Iowa
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,763
    Focker said:

    I should whip mine out....2001 36" Sony Wega, analog converter, and Mohu leaf. hahaha

    Bought it new before the Ravens SB game.

    Now, if I can find a way to cut the DSL cord with no monthly bill.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one................ it still works so why replace it.
    :!!
    That was a great TV, I hated loading those things into vehicles. XBR FTW.
  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,626
    I hear ya, a beast at 225lbs and all in the glass, but a decent picture for analog at the time.  Still good enough for me and the little amount of time I watch it.   
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    Quad Cities


  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,626
    edited April 5
    I don't even watch tv any more. I watch movies and get all my news through the DSL. I want to get my mom and dad off dish tv. Will one of these boxes provide enough entertainment and access to news? About the only thing they watch is the local news and FOX. Dad watches some basketball and football.

    I don't either, but I like to watch the Bears, Cardinals, and Blackhawks on occasion.

    You may want to look into an HD antenna called the Mohu Leaf.  Runs about $70-80.  In this area, we get about 15 channels.  All the locals, FOX, and some others. 

    http://www.amazon.com/Mohu-Indoor-Antenna-formerly-Ultimate/dp/B00APPDX86/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1396704926&sr=8-4&keywords=mohu+leaf

    One-time up front cost for the antenna.  It is paper thin, and about the size of a sheet of standard paper.  Would easily hide behind a frame on the wall.  Hooks directly into their HDTV, super easy to install.

     


     

    "Our houses are protected by the Good Lord and a gun.
     And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son."--Josh Thompson

    Brandon
    Quad Cities


  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,692
    @Focker‌ I tried that leaf antennae and regret being too lazy about returning it. Just didn't work well indoors.

    The fire TV is great so far, but my only complaint is its not compatible with my harmony remote. Sucks going back to needing 2 remotes. Interface is great and voice search is amazing. My 3 year old already can search for caillou, lol.
    Dunedin, FL
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,494
    yzzi said:

    @Focker‌ I tried that leaf antennae and regret being too lazy about returning it. Just didn't work well indoors.

    The fire TV is great so far, but my only complaint is its not compatible with my harmony remote. Sucks going back to needing 2 remotes. Interface is great and voice search is amazing. My 3 year old already can search for caillou, lol.

    I like it so far too...interface is nice and it's blazing fast. I think harmony support will come.
    Just a hack that makes some shitty BBQ...
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,692
    I'm not sure it will with mine. Looks like the remote is blue tooth which my remote doesn't support. I miss the remote from my phone like I had with roku.
    Dunedin, FL
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 965
    I've got the newer Harmony which does support blue tooth, at least it works with the PS3. So far no support for the Fire TV though. Honestly if it doesn't support it that will be a huge negative for me, maybe even a deal breaker since my TV and PlayStation do most of what I need now, even Amazon Prime videos.  
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,125
    Just thought I would mention:


    Amazon Prime is getting older HBO shows.   Article also states HBO Go on the fire TV by the end of the year.  


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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,692
    Yeah having a second remote is proving to be annoying once again. I'm keeping an eye out for a phone app at least. That was nice having that with the roku. My son thinks the fire remote is "his" and he's always stashing it somewhere his brother (and parents) can't find it.
    Dunedin, FL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,763
    yzzi said:

    Yeah having a second remote is proving to be annoying once again. I'm keeping an eye out for a phone app at least. That was nice having that with the roku. My son thinks the fire remote is "his" and he's always stashing it somewhere his brother (and parents) can't find it.

    Another reason I like my chromecast. Everything is on my phone.
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