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  1. Man, I am also tempted by that Joust/Rampage unit. I think I want a cocktail table version though.
  2. Which makes it just like 99 percent of all the other content published by Motley Fool. Quoting TLJ's Rotten Tomatoes score is worthless, given that the worst of the Internet's trolls have admitted to purposefully sinking it because DURR THE HEROES AREN'T WHITE OR MALE DURR.
  3. Calling bullshit on that one. A. -- Firing Kennedy would be an extraordinarily, historically dumb move; B. -- Throw enough money at it and people would be lined up and offering firstborn children to take that job. Look, the franchise is in a tough spot right now, and Kennedy clearly needs to be more careful in choosing directors. But "Solo's" biggest issue was poor marketing and a bad release date. Send it off in December and it makes a mint. (As it is, it stands a shot of breaking even, even IF production costs doubled due to reshoots, as has been reported.) "The Last Jedi" was polarizing, but it was a well-made movie -- unlike the prequels, which were polarizing AND poorly made, and people still lined up to see those. If anything, personally, I'm not super-excited to see another Abrams take on the franchise, especially since I am deeply nervous about his choice of co-writer. Give us a nice 18-month break until Episode IX, open the theme park, and slow down the release schedule a bit. Take some chances and give us new stories beyond the characters and storylines we're already familiar with -- unless top-flight directors like Mangold and Daldry promise to knock their flicks out of the park. No need to panic here.
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    Mesh Network Discussion

    I tried Google WiFi and found it to be absolute trash. Poor signal, lack of options, refusal to reliably use wired backhaul, and constantly fighting with my Comcast cable modem. At least one reboot a day. I went to a Synology Rt2600ac and it’s been perfect, using my old Airport Express units as access points throughout the house. Waiting for Synology to release its mesh system, which will supposedly be compatible with its legacy hardware.
  5. Sorry, I’ve been traveling a good bit for work and when I have had time, I’ve wanted to enjoy it. 😁 I’ll take some pics and do a longer writeup this weekend, but my short review is that I am thoroughly pleased with the Sony 85X900f. It’s got a beautiful image and its black levels are far improved from my other televisions — granted, my previous model was an edge-lit quasi-HDR model, so not a great comparison. My model has a wee bit of vignetting in the corners, but it’s hard to spot unless you want to stare and look for it. I’m usually too engrossed in the image in front of me to care. (I sit about nine feet away.)
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    Happy 15th Anniversary, LCVG!

    I was on Home Theater Forum last week and saw a post by He Who Shall Not Be Named. I had to laugh...
  7. Business is business, but just to be clear, fuck Comcast.
  8. The battle station is operational.... pics and more info to come!
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    Xbox One X - Available November 7th 2017 - $499.99

    Skylines. Nice.
  10. Sony 85x900f ordered. Will be about a month before it’s here and in place. Finally, my home theater will emerge from its years-long slumber, having assuming its greatest shape and form yet... 😉
  11. I would give it a whirl but I’m temporarily without headset. Soon...
  12. While I share concerns about consolidation, it’s hard to argue that 40 percent of box office receipts constitutes a monopoly in this day and age. In and of itself, that only constitutes a single revenue stream for either company. And as Romier said, the blurring of lines between distribution and content creators makes the pie much bigger. Remember that Microsoft only had to let Apple keep (and indeed, prop Apple up enough to keep) a few percentage points to prevent itself from being declared a monopoly back in the dark times, before the Internet.
  13. Yep — I’m in. Also, the PS4 themes for disaster relief donations have a great retro feel to them.
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