srey

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  1. Existing rights deals. Netflix might have been able to buy the rights to a piece of content in the US, but the rights for that same content in other areas may already be held by another company that doesn't want to share with Netflix. It definitely sucks, but it's pretty unavoidable in established markets that these players are new to. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  2. How are you getting GOT or Westworld on a streaming service? (Honest question, not trying to be a dick) I'm only on Netflix, but don't see myself stopping the subscription anytime soon, good value and for the most part the UX is great. On demand is the only way forward IMO. I've never had foxtel, and with the exception of the footy and the F1, I haven't watched FTA in literally years. What I'm really hanging out for is a good model for sports viewing. Don't know what it will look like, and I'm sure it'll be a while, but I can't wait for Foxtel to be dead. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  3. Yep, fetch mighty is at the top of the list as a replacement, but I was a bit worried by some reports of unreliable recording and random freezes; ease of use and reliability is the big priority. The telly already runs Netflix nicely, and does a reasonable job of media playback from a HDD too. Have you guys had many issues with yours? Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  4. Yep, I've read that too, certainly doesn't sound too promising. Darren has been a great though and hopefully with his help we can get the box going for a bit longer, until the service is dead. Fingers crossed by that time theres a reasonable alternative that I can suggest for the in-laws. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks mate, just pinged him so hopefully he can help out! There's not really a lot of options when you're trying to find a simple TiVo replacement right now! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  6. Hey all, I'm really hoping someone here can help me out. Visiting the inlaws at the moment and it seems the HDD in their much loved TiVo is dieing. I've got another one here to replace it, but I can't for the life of me find an appropriate version of mfslive to backup and restore with. Apparently, the right version for Australia was "9.3g". I've found 9.3f, but I'm still getting boot loop issues and would like to try the right version to rule that out. If anyone has a copy of 9.3g kicking around and could help out it would be much appreciated! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  7. De nada. Now I can see the price though I'm just bummed the OP isn't in Sydney, seems like pretty good buying.
  8. I'm no expert, so don't take this as gospel, but I did have a very similar experience to you only yesterday afternoon! One of my old (second hand) Wharfedale Diamond towers had had a very slight crackling to it, so I swapped the speakers around to see what happened, and the noise followed the speaker. Once I moved them back the crackle was there on and off for a few minutes, and then bam, big drop in mid-ish volume, and on feel, the mid/woofer wasn't working. Being normal passive speakers (and not super fancy ones), I figure it can only be the driver or the crossover, so I pulled the baffle off and removed the driver. Driver seemed to behave normally when jumped with a battery, so I thought I had better pull out the crossover. Thankfully there was only one inductor on the way to that driver, and it seemed fine, as did all the joints on the crossover. When I was trying to jam a probe into one of the spade connectors for the driver though, it broke clean through with very little load, so I suppose they were aged, or crappy, or both. Since I couldn't be bothered driving somewhere to buy connectors, I just soldered the wires directly to the wire teminals. It'll be a pain if I need to pull it apart for something, but that's a problem for future me. Put it all back together and presto, full noise and no crackle! So, TL;DR: Make sure you have a multimeter, and just pull the sucker apart. Best case it's a dodgy connection like I had, or something on the crossover that's easy to fix. Worst case it's a dead driver (tweeter by the sound of yours) and you can try and hunt up a replacement. For the sub, I suppose it depends on how you're driving it, but I've always left the crossover at full range on the sub, and controlled the freq. at the receiver end.
  9. Nice one! After spending some time with the kind of LCD that amount of money buys you, I'm certainly stoked I found my VT60, sure your experience will be the same!
  10. Very small for this purpose! Little apartment, lounge is wide, but only 3m deep I think. Also renting, so couldn't use a wall/ceiling mount. By the time I figured out supports for the PJ and screen I would have had a throw distance of like 2 metres, and not a lot of space for the couch! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  11. Don't mean to thread crap, but this would make a great starter PJ. I picked one up off here a couple of years back, only go rid of it because there was no way to make it work when we moved to a smaller place. Lots of fun though, contrast ratio won't match the modern benchmark units, but sharpness was fantastic and the colour handling was beautiful. Thing is crazy quiet too, as in, it could be on 3 ft directly above my head in a silent scene and I couldn't hear it.
  12. Hah, this looks familiar! What the hell, I'll take them, interested in letting the sub go too? Will PM you to figure out the details. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks for the advice guys. The Hisense certainly looks decent in store, but haloing was my big concern, and I wasn't really sure how to test it in a really bright store environment anyway. Not that it matters much anymore because it seems I scored some birthday luck and my Gumtree trawling finally paid off! Grabbed a 55" VT60 plasma today for $500, pretty damn stoked on that. Would have loved something a little bigger, but for that price I can't really argue, Now I can buy an SB1000 and still have change left from the 55" Hisense!