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Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2013-06-28, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tezster
I turned off my higher brain functions related to...

I turned off my higher brain functions related to logic and critical thinking once the movie started and enjoyed it for what it was - I thought it was an entertaining film under this context.
Forum: What's On Television?   2013-06-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,997
Posted By Tezster
I both loved and hated the last GoT EP - it was...

I both loved and hated the last GoT EP - it was certainly well done (just look at the enormous fan reaction!). The last 5 minutes were easily the most emotionally impactful 5 minutes of television...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2013-03-28, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,630
Posted By Tezster
Seems to be a decent, entry-level 70" TV from...

Seems to be a decent, entry-level 70" TV from what I've read. If you don't need/want 3D, then it's hard to beat, pricewise. The only thing I would suggest is to wait a bit (if you can) for the 2013...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2013-03-27, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,414
Posted By Tezster
FYI Teksavvy is currently migrating from TPIA to...

FYI Teksavvy is currently migrating from TPIA to ATPIA on the cable side - you may want to check with Teksavvy support when your area is getting upgraded, and possibly consider switching to one of...
Forum: What's On Television?   2013-03-26, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,343
Posted By Tezster
I missed the first episode but caught the rest -...

I missed the first episode but caught the rest - looks to be fairly interesting, so far. The only gripe I have so far is with the battle with the King Aella's forces when the Vikings returned to...
Forum: What's On Television?   2013-03-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,540
Posted By Tezster
Game of Thrones beer coming to Canada...

Game of Thrones beer coming to Canada (http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/03/14/liquor-is-coming-game-of-thrones-beer-iron-throne-blond-ale-hits-stores-this-week/)

Who wants one?

I've got a...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2013-03-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,781
Posted By Tezster
Yup, that's pretty much it, similar to using...

Yup, that's pretty much it, similar to using DTS:NEO or standard Dolby PLII modes to create a 5.1 surround field from a two channel stereo source.

Front heights are slightly different. A...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2013-03-04, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,781
Posted By Tezster
Most (if not all) modern 7.1 receivers should be...

Most (if not all) modern 7.1 receivers should be able to do this. Specifically, you're looking for the Dolby Pro-Logic IIx feature (creates a 7.1 surround field from 5.1 source material). On certain...
Forum: What's On Television?   2013-02-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,540
Posted By Tezster
FYI for fans in the Toronto area, the GoT touring...

FYI for fans in the Toronto area, the GoT touring exhibit will be running in Toronto March 9-16.

Tickets are free (as far as I can tell :)), and can be ordered via...
Forum: Home Computing   2013-02-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,497
Posted By Tezster
Look for routers that are compatible with the...

Look for routers that are compatible with the DD-WRT (3rd party) firmware - it allows you to create time-based rules to deny internet access based on local IP, MAC address, etc... I think the...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2013-02-05, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,000
Posted By Tezster
Costco can also be a good alternative if you (or...

Costco can also be a good alternative if you (or someone in your family) has a membership. The additional year of warranty is a nice bonus.

Personally, I'm fine shopping at FS/BB. I just do all my...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2013-02-04, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tezster
This happened on an old DLP set of mine (non...

This happened on an old DLP set of mine (non functional HDMI input) after a series of power fluctuations in my neighbourhood. The main electronics board of the TV had to be replaced.
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2013-01-02, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,265
Posted By Tezster
While I don't have any direct experience with...

While I don't have any direct experience with them, the Energy 5.0 system currently on sale @ FS for $300 seems like a pretty darn good deal for the price. The Klipsch 5.1 setup @ BB may also be...
Forum: What's On Television?   2012-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 56,055
Posted By Tezster
I enjoyed the final episode, but the shows...

I enjoyed the final episode, but the shows leading up to it were a bit flat, IMO. Although I do see why the writers/producers may have intentionally started to wind down the pace and action down,...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2012-12-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By Tezster
You can run a single cat6 cable and plug it into...

You can run a single cat6 cable and plug it into a network switch to give you multiple connections. 5-port gigabit switches are relatively inexpensive.
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2012-12-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 303,152
Posted By Tezster
Teee of Life - At its core, it's a story about a...

Teee of Life - At its core, it's a story about a family growing up under the rigid demands and expectations of the father, fueled by his own failures and growing resentment of the world at large.
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Forum: What's On Television?   2012-12-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 56,055
Posted By Tezster
Season One was 5/5 - I rate Season two about...

Season One was 5/5 - I rate Season two about 3.5/5 as far as how it's unfolded. It's still good, but not nearly as compelling as the first season.

The Carrie/Brody confession has been the...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2012-11-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By Tezster
A 'buttkicker' is basically a device that...

A 'buttkicker' is basically a device that attaches directly to your seat/sofa and transmits 'bass' effects by vibration. It's not really a common setup, but something to consider. I don't have one...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2012-11-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By Tezster
A surround system in itself isn't really a...

A surround system in itself isn't really a problem, it's how loud and at what times you use it. Just be respectful of your neighbours and mindful of when you crank it up. Most modern AVRs (HT...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-11-06, 05:14 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 55,607
Posted By Tezster
Found the problem - an app called screendim...

Found the problem - an app called screendim running in the background was causing the video stuttering. I will just have to disable it when watching videos.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-11-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 55,607
Posted By Tezster
Has anyone experienced stuttering playback with...

Has anyone experienced stuttering playback with movies? When watching Transformers 3 in offline mode (downloaded, so no streaming involved), the video freezes briefly every 8-10 seconds or so, and...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-10-30, 10:12 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,986
Posted By Tezster
Has anyone seen at 16GB at the reduced price in a...

Has anyone seen at 16GB at the reduced price in a B&M store in Canada yet?
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-10-29, 08:22 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,986
Posted By Tezster
Although the event itself has been postponed,...

Although the event itself has been postponed, I've read a few reports indicating that a couple of larger US retailers have dropped the price of the 16GB Nexus 7 to $199... I'm hoping this will...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-10-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,769
Posted By Tezster
There's no doubt that Apple will sell millions of...

There's no doubt that Apple will sell millions of these devices, but the question is, how many millions? I think Apple missed the mark somewhat in its pricing, not in terms of whether people will buy...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-10-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,819
Posted By Tezster
I've seen that as well, but, my assumption is...

I've seen that as well, but, my assumption is that reflects US pricing. I'd like to know if Canadian prices will be the same.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2012-10-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,819
Posted By Tezster
I think the high number of reported SKUs is an...

I think the high number of reported SKUs is an attempt to appeal to as broad a market as possible. Multiple price-points aside, I think the device will be quite popular, as long as they get the...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2012-09-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By Tezster
The Kobo Glo looks interesting, although I'd like...

The Kobo Glo looks interesting, although I'd like to read a few first-hand accounts on how well the backlit screen works (i.e. functional in low light without causing eye strain).
Forum: Home Computing   2012-09-01, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Tezster
Quick update - power supply has been replaced,...

Quick update - power supply has been replaced, which has cleared up the problem. All's well that ends well :)
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2012-08-31, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,998
Posted By Tezster
Watched this movie on blu-ray last week, and...

Watched this movie on blu-ray last week, and quite enjoyed it, although I did feel that the movie started under the guise of a "reality-based" coming-of-age drama, and sort of transformed into your...
Forum: Home Computing   2012-08-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Tezster
Thanks for all the input :) I'll try some of...

Thanks for all the input :)

I'll try some of the software monitors first, as well as burst capacitors on the MB (not sure how to check this on a power supply?), although I certainly wouldn't be...
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