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  1. Towen7

    Do these speakers make my desk look small?

    I put a pair of unreasonably sized speakers on my desk so I could use the smaller ones in a location where space is an issue. I‘m good with it but my wife thinks they look ridiculous.
  2. Towen7

    So Long Logitech Harmony

  3. Towen7

    Worth upgrading a Fire Stick?

    I have an Amazon FireSticks vintage March 2018 Which I haven’t used in at least a year. I fired it up today and after updating the device and apps am finding it slow and laggy with apps I plan to use a lot (HBOmax, Disney+, AT&T tv). Its definitely not a network issue as it has a wired...
  4. Towen7

    Need a processor

    My refurbed Onkyo 885 has died (again). To be honest it died well over a year ago and I’ve just not bothered to replace it and I’ve not used the HT. Any recommendation? Im currently running 7.1 and while the idea of Atmos is intriguing I’m not all that interested in adding additional the...
  5. Towen7

    Hey Deacon

  6. Towen7

    Wiring project finally done

    I was out of excuses for not getting around to mounting the too big/heavy Zvox sound bar, and hiding the AT&Ttv box and all the associated wiring in the bedroom. The old Samsung plasma uses a ton of power and gets stupid hot but it just won’t die.
  7. Towen7

    Best Speakers to Buy Right Now in 2020

    Remember when we were on Sound and Vision’s forum? I’m a fan of the KEF and Elac speakers mentioned in their most recent review but don’t have the ear to say they’re better or worse than similarly priced speakers. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/best-speakers-buy-right-now-2020
  8. Towen7

    Gym Auduo

    I bought this surprisingly good 55” TCL television and this surprisingly good Yamaha soundbar for other projects which have since been abandoned. So I decided to upgrade from the Sonos Play One I’ve been using in the home gym. It’s more than a little overkill but the equipment was going unused...
  9. Towen7

    Least Bad Option

    In my RV there’s a small TV mounted on the wall above the stove. There’s also a very loud air conditioner a few feet away. When the AC is in its impossible to hear the TV because like most TVs the speakers are terrible. So Im looking for options to add external speakers. I don’t want to spend...
  10. Towen7

    Glad I held on to my DVDs... Who’d have guessed?!?!

    If anyone is looking for something to do with the DVD copy of a movie that’s usually included when you buy a BD, let me know. Short story long ... My wife has expressed a desire to be able to watch movies in the travel trailer on occasions when we’re stuck inside due to inclement weather. The...
  11. Towen7

    Canceled My Netflix Account

    Since getting on the 100% streaming bandwagon wev’ve accumulated too many monthly subscriptions. We realized that we watch less TV now (for a lot of reasons) and since Netflix was the least used of all of our services it had to go. I’ll miss being able to download content for offline viewing...
  12. Towen7

    New(ish) Living Room Setup

    I finally got around to getting my living room system in order. The goals were to have a minimalist install, and to balance that with trying to hit a sweet spot between cost and performance. The toughest part for me was deciding what to do about speakers. After months of debating with myself and...
  13. Towen7

    Saving Money is Costing Me Money

    When I decided to drop my pay TV subscription there are some things I didn’t consider. Like needing a streaming device at each TV. I had six TVs that had a STB, several of those dont have built-in streaming ability. Neither the Roku or Amazon sticks have Ethernet ports and as I much prefer to...
  14. Towen7

    How did I not know this? Netflix UHD

    Stoopid me. I didn’t realize that 4K content required an higher tier plan on Netflix. I’d been satisfied by the picture quality of Netflix content but didn’t think (what I thought was) 4K content looked any better than HD. I assumed this was because my only 4K sets are on the low end of the...
  15. Towen7

    Netflix Test Patterns

    I was setting up a new TV and stumbled on a cool test pattern stream on Netflix. Search HDR and you should find a series from Archimedia. Each “episode” is a different frame rate and resolution. A cool thing is that it displayed the bit rare, resolution, and frame rate that Netflix is sending...
  16. Towen7

    TV as a monitor?

    I’ve been wanting to upgrade my old/cheap-o 27” 1080p computer monitor for a while now. I happened to stumble on a YouTube video of a guy using a 50” 4K set as a monitor. I presume he needed the size because he was reading electronic schematics and would have lots of detailed windows open at the...
  17. Towen7

    Roku wireless speaker platform?

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/03/roku-connect-wireless-speakers/ If I’m reading this right it looks very interesting and has some cool potential. I wonder though if it’s somthing Amazon or Google can simply replicate.
  18. Towen7

    Rock-N-Roll Legend Chuck Berry - dead at 90

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/arts/chuck-berry-dead.html RIP Chuck
  19. Towen7

    Bill Paxton - Dead at 61

    Bill Paxton was never a huge star but he's done solid work for a lot of years. He died from "complications during surgery" according to family. https://www.google.com/amp/www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amp/actor-bill-paxton-dead-61-due-complications-surgery-n725776
  20. Towen7

    What TV shows are you watching now?

    I stumbled on the pilot for a modern remake of The Tick on Amazon. Loved it! Apparently Amazon has ordered a full season.