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HypnoHelioStaticStasis
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Re: Technical Issues and Questions

#1701 Post by HypnoHelioStaticStasis » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:22 pm

Hi, everyone. I don't know if this has come up in this thread before (a search didn't yield anything), but I have a dilemma that's been bugging me for a few months.

I recently bought a 49-inch Sony 4k TV and a Sony 4K player. I mainly watch blu-rays and the occasional 4K disc on it, and after much fiddling with both the TV (which I understand to be 120hz) and the player, I still can't quite get rid of a blur that occurs whenever there's a quick horizontal movement, either by the camera or within the frame. I've looked online for the ideal settings for my equipment and adjusted accordingly, and it still hasn't really helped.

Does anyone know if I'm missing a step that isn't widely known online? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Technical Issues and Questions

#1702 Post by Forrest Taft » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:13 pm

I'm thinking of getting a 4k TV...but, I want one that is also 3D-compatible. IT's my understanding that the last 3D models were produced in 2017, so I'm thinking of buying a TV used. I've come across someone selling s Philips 58" 4k 3D TV for an OK price (Philips 58PUS6809).

From what I understand the selection of apps isn't much, and the menu navigation so-so, but that doesn't bother me much, as I'll mostly use it for movies. I've come across a review on amazon suggesting there's "a serious lag when using a gaming console" (I'm not a gamer), and another review stating that "the image processing isn't very good, with a bit of lagging, uneven movements and poor upscaling of low-resolution sources" (translated from Norwegian :D ). Is anyone here familiar with this TV? Would you recommend it? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Drucker
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Re: Technical Issues and Questions

#1703 Post by Drucker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:06 pm

Looking for some in-home networking advice. For a few months I've kept a little USB with some music plugged in to my home router (DLINK brand).

I figured I'd upgrade, get a huge external HD, and upload a ton of music onto it, having the house networked. However, the WD passport 4 TB I have is not being read by my network. I've tried three separate formats: default (NTFS), Ex-Fat, and FAT32 (I would like to be able to upload music from a mac and a pc onto this drive).

The only reason I have left that explains why it isn't working is a page in the Router Manual that says there's a 1TB limit for external HD devices, but it doesn't seem to be reading my wife's external HD either. Why would a thumb drive work and none of these other devices? Anybody have experience with this?

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domino harvey
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Re: Technical Issues and Questions

#1704 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:21 pm

Have you tried NTS with MBR partitioning? You're going to run into partitioning problems with such a huge drive, assuming your device is capable of reading more than a USB flash drive

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Re: Technical Issues and Questions

#1705 Post by Drucker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 pm

I think this has to be a flash drive. I just uncovered the official manual (I was just generally looking at manuals for the brand) and it appears to mention "USB Flash Drive" repeatedly, not just a general hard drive.

Do you have some kind of set-up? Do you have a library you can access through a player?

I would ideally like to set up a network but have never had luck figuring this thing out.

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Re: Technical Issues and Questions

#1706 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:37 pm

I only have experience with using USB drives on my Blu-Ray player to watch movie files. I looked into using a (non-flash) hard drive and ran into similar issues the more I read up on it, though some newer models allow specifically partitioned external HDs. If you have your heart set on it, it may be worth looking to see if a different router could do it

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