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    Allegedly because Sony only does firmware updates once yearly. I know, that doesn't make sense.

    Or maybe because Netflix has a relationship with (or is part of?) Microsoft? I think a lot of it is because they didn't want a competing game system carrying that service. This is some weird loophole around it.
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    it's just licensing deals. II don't think it's as dubious as you make it out to be. I'm sure Microsoft just paid for some sort of 1-year exclusivity contract as a way to sell more X-box360s
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    The one on XBox requires you to have a gold account I think. That kind of sucks if you don't really play games online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinaqui View Post
    The one on XBox requires you to have a gold account I think. That kind of sucks if you don't really play games online.
    this is true. You don't have to pay anything other than the Netflix susbscription for PS3.

    There are also plans for the Wii

    And as I thought, the deal with microsoft was exclusive as recent as September 2009, but that's obviously over now

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    Let's talk about BluRay players please.

    - Good as a cd player ??
    - Will they play (and upscale) my Region 2 dvd's ?
    - Ethernet connectivity; yay or nay ?
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    Yes.
    Yes.
    Yes.


    It just depends on which one you go with. I think CDs sound great being that I hook everything up with an HDMI cable. The connection is digital so I dont have to worry about analog interference. As far as the region 2 DVDs, there are BR players that will play them and upscale them, although some BR players only upscale over HDMI, so you will want to look into that first. Most of the new BR player models have ethernet ports on the back of them which makes firmware updates a snap, and also gives you access to online content that may be accessed through certain discs. I haven't looked at any of the content myself, but I know some people like that kind of stuff.

    Here is a website that reviews the discs themselves,
    which is very helpful in deciding if it is worth the upgrade if you already own the DVD.
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    So Aperion just released a clever wireless system for streaming music into your home stereo from a laptop or ipod without it being part of a home network. You can also use it to hook up your sub wirelessly.

    Details here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    So Aperion just released a clever wireless system for streaming music into your home stereo from a laptop or ipod without it being part of a home network. You can also use it to hook up your sub wirelessly.

    Details here.
    So its an itrip?

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    Without the radio part I suppose. And on its own network. And you can buy multiple receivers for it so you can have wireless all across the house.

    Otherwise, yeah? I dunno.
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    14-bit depth??

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    I just received a blu-ray player as a gift, and I like it a lot. It is this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TK3D4K/

    I don't like the touch sensitive controls on the top of the player. The machine sits on a middle shelf, so I can't see the top of the player to know which button is eject. Otherwise it works really well and I like all of the streaming options.

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    IM SO EXCITED FOR THE APPLE TABLET I AM USIN CAPS LOX.

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    i hope they do serious OS revision. someone needs to light a fire under msft's ass to encourage them to work on an OS for tablets instead of slapping win7 on all these PC tablets that are coming out.

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    TABLETS WILL BE THE NEW EVOLUTION IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. In all seriousness the apple tablet could kill all other tablets and kindle if done correctly.

    I have never used a windows based tablet and dont think I ever will. Apps are the greatest thing I have ever used. I wish I knew how to write programs tablet apps will be big business.
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    Hi guys. Can anyone tell me how to go about hooking up speaker wire to these types of connector plugs? I realize it's probably simple, but I have no idea.


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    Red wire = +
    Black wire = -

    Sometimes its just a clear wire so remember which wire you put in the red or + one in the back of the speaker. Same with black or -. You have to strip some of the wire before looping it around the screw and tightening it down with a flat head screw driver.

    A is left speaker B is right speaker or depending on your room layout it may be opposite.

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    Thank you! I wasn't sure if there was more to it than just looping it around.

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    I just put RockBox on my ipod because I wanted a custom EQ. I'm not a fan. Does anyone here use it or like it?

    It sounds a lot better but it's clunky as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J~$$$$ View Post
    Red wire = +
    Black wire = -

    Sometimes its just a clear wire so remember which wire you put in the red or + one in the back of the speaker. Same with black or -. You have to strip some of the wire before looping it around the screw and tightening it down with a flat head screw driver.

    A is left speaker B is right speaker or depending on your room layout it may be opposite.
    No, A and B are two different speaker sets.

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    I'm curious as to what sort of amp she is setting up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    No, A and B are two different speaker sets.
    cool. Then top set of A screws is left speaker. Bottom screw set is right right speaker. Or vice-versa on left vs right.

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    Thank you J & Pot! Your combined advice worked like a charm. I'm all hooked up now.

    Brandon, it's a seriously old school 4-channel amp/receiver from 1972 that I was given and wanted to test out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    I just put RockBox on my ipod because I wanted a custom EQ. I'm not a fan. Does anyone here use it or like it?

    It sounds a lot better but it's clunky as hell.
    I use Rockbox on my iRiver for recording and love it as a GUI. I'm not sure if the iPod and iRiver versions differ but I think everything about the version I have is pretty smooth.

    What don't you like about it exactly?

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    So it sounds like the Apple tablet will definitely be announced today...

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    Happy Apple Tablet Day!

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    SO EXCITED! Will the tablet eliminate most chain book stores?

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    It has begun.

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    ipad!

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    I get so annoyed with these Apple unveilings. Do you really have to show us that iPhoto and iTunes will work on it? Move on to your selling point or fuck off.
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    no camera/ video chat on the ipad? HUGE FAIL!

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