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Brandon H last won the day on July 31 2016

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  1. Brandon H

    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.
  2. 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.)
  3. Brandon H

    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...
  4. Business is business, but just to be clear, fuck Comcast.
  5. The battle station is operational.... pics and more info to come!
  6. Brandon H

    Xbox One X - Available November 7th 2017 - $499.99

    Skylines. Nice.
  7. 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... 😉
  8. I would give it a whirl but I’m temporarily without headset. Soon...
  9. 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.
  10. Yep — I’m in. Also, the PS4 themes for disaster relief donations have a great retro feel to them.
  11. Brandon H

    Star Wars Battlefront 2

    I play a lot of games. I’ve never paid real-world money for a “loot box,” and while I won’t say that I never would, I’ve never felt that my gaming experience was being ruined by having them there. If it truly affects gameplay — as it was designed into Battlefront II before Disney put the kibosh on it — that’s just poor game design. But it’s not the government’s place, nor should it be, to regulate poor game design. The free market can’t always police itself efficiently, but I’d wager that this is a case where it can — and the sales to date of Battlefront II compared to its predeccessor would seem to be an early indication that it is. As an aside, I will be shocked at this point of loot boxes ever make their way back into the game. There’s no way Disney will allow it, and EA doesn’t want to extend this PR nightmare either.
  12. Brandon H

    Star Wars Battlefront 2

    And a bit hyperdramatic, I would say. EA deserves the flogging it’s received, but I’ve no patience for politicians looking to score easy points with overwrought rhetoric aimed at scaring underinformed parents. Put a password and proper parental controls on your account and your kid won’t be able to “gamble” away a dime.
  13. Canceled my Amazon order (due to their very unfriendly price-protection policies) and re-ordered from Best Buy. I swear, between Gamers Club Unlocked and Amazon’s increasingly customer-unfriendly policies, Best Buy is winning more and more of my business.