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    Nvidia Expands G-Sync Support to Approved Adaptive Sync Monitors

    General VRR question. My Samsung TV and xBox one X support it, but my Marantz AVR is my hub. Is this a pass through type of thing or does the Xbox need to go directly to tv? Thanks.
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    OPPO Digital Ceases Development of Hi-Fi Audio Products and Universal Disc Players

    Maybe when they post their final firmwares before closing up shop forever, they will region unlock them all, remove cinavia, and allow ISO playback!
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    OPPO Digital Ceases Development of Hi-Fi Audio Products and Universal Disc Players

    I bought one this week from crutchfield for $549 shipped.
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    XBOX ONE X folks, check in here!

    Good advice. Thanks. Replaced the cable. Updated tv firmware. Fixed problem first direct to tv, then through avr. All good now! Edit: spoke too soon. Looks like handshake issues now. Ugh. Edit2: Marantz HDR issue. When I turn off HDR on Xbox, no issues with Marantz, even at 10bit...
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    XBOX ONE X folks, check in here!

    Hooked up my One X to my new samsung UN82MU8000 TV running through a Marantz SR7011 avr. Everyone works fine, including Dolby Atmos. However, Xbox doesn’t recognize HDR10, even though the Marantz and the Samsung support it. Worth replacing the HDMI cable? Or am I missing something else...
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    NVIDIA TITAN Xp Introduced as “World's Most Powerful Graphics Card”

    I expected the 1080Ti when I bought my Titan X pascal. I'm a bit miffed at this announcement, but I'll live. All of these cards kick ass. Will be interesting to see what, if any, gains are to be had a 4K.
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    Nvidia announces GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration event, Feb 28th

    I bought a pascal Titan X shortly after launch. I knew this day would come, but I expected at least a $799 price for the Ti. That being said, I've had many months with my card and it's been fantastic. Overclock on core about 200MHz and memory to nearly 11GhZ. Overall, not too upset with...
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    TWC Modem Suggestion

    I checked this out. Thanks for the info. Still no definitive fix, although it is said one is in the works. With the SB6190, the modem status showed tens of thousands of errors, both correctable and uncorrectable. They would gradually increase after each modem reboot. I replaced the SB6190...
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    Finally pulled the DAC trigger

    I have the same setup. I think you will be pleased. I also have a bifrost multibit and an Asgard 2. Still trying to decide if I can truly tell a difference with the headphones I have.
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    TWC Modem Suggestion

    I routinely hit 300ish/20-25 on Speedtest from a wired connection. Though not during peak hours (I live in a large condo building).
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    TWC Modem Suggestion

    My SB6190 has been rock solid on twc for months. Using on 300/20 plan.
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    HDHR DVR will NOT be launching with DRM support for CableCard protected content as stated FYI

    I'm not concerned. They will likely deliver on the final product, just over 2 years late. And to be honest, I have 8 tuners between my tivos, all networked, with Netflix and plex. I'm better off now anyway. And it's much easier for my kids to use.
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    HDHR DVR will NOT be launching with DRM support for CableCard protected content as stated FYI

    Agreed. Glad it was only $30. Lesson learned for sure.
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    HDHR DVR will NOT be launching with DRM support for CableCard protected content as stated FYI

    I supported the kickstarter. The initial pitch by the company was great. Lost faith after the incredibly long delays. All my cable channels are protected. The windows 7 MCE guide switch to rovio didn't help either. Been rocking lifetime Tivos and minis for over a year and haven't looked...
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    rip this !

    Yes it does. I used to rip to 256kbps MP3 before I switched to lossless. It's a setting in the preferences. You can choose one of several bitrates up to 320kbps I believe.
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    rip this !

    I use dbPoweramp as well. You can rip a lot of stuff during the free 21 day trial.
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    Are you guys using VPN's?

    I use a personal VPN to my home through my pfsense router when I'm on a work or public wifi.
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    Multibit DAC?

    This is my first foray into quality headphones and separate amps and DACs. I'm having fun with it. Can I really tell the difference between the modi 2 Uber and the Bifrost? Probably not, at least so far. It's fun to try though. And I'm enjoying listening to music that I haven't heard in a...
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    Multibit DAC?

    Finally got the Bifrost delivered and set up. It sounds great, but I've not had time to really audition it yet. I look forward to doing that over the next several days.
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    It's BIG and WHITE and a Kilowatt - CORSAIR and HARDOCP PUT IT IN FOR FREE

    I need this power! Especially because it will force me to buy a white case and accessories! I need new stuff!
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    Multibit DAC?

    Thanks for the tip. I hope to take delivery by this Friday.
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    Best way to clone a Windows 10 Installation

    I was unaware of that. Thank you for the info.
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    Best way to clone a Windows 10 Installation

    I've cloned 3 windows 10 drives with the current version of Acronis. I had no problems. It will resize on the fly.
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    Multibit DAC?

    I hope I can tell a difference. If not there's a 2 week return window I suppose.
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    Multibit DAC?

    Score another one for alcohol and poor judgment. Ordered a Bifrost multibit.
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    Multibit DAC?

    Thanks for the responses. Looking for a reason to upgrade already!
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    Multibit DAC?

    So I'm relatively new to outboard DACs and higher end headphones. I recently acquired a used Schiit Uber stack (magni2/modi2) with a Wyrd to use with my Hifiman HE-400i cans. Sounds pretty good to me. I am using a windows PC and a Mac mini for playback. I've also just re-ripped a few...
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    Are you happy with your Pascal investment?

    Absolutely. 980Ti SLI to Pascal Titan. And a g-sync monitor. Easier on my PSU as well.
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    Samsung 950 Pro m.2 NVMe Slow Sequential Read

    Any chance you are running Eset AV? That has a known issue with Samsung magician. If you are, disable it and re-run the test.
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    What are your test tracks for new audio hardware?

    I've been enjoying the experience edition versions of Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. The beginning guitar part of the song Wish You Were Here is very clean. Just got Schiit Modi 2 Uber, Magni 2 Uber, Wyrd, and HE-400i cans. Loving them.
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    Leave BluRay as MKV or convert to MP4

    You are correct of course. :) When I think of mkv, I always think of the default output of makeMKV which is uncompressed and unaltered. That's why I like it, simple with identical quality. Every time I think of mp4, my brain says "hey, that's the crap on your iPad", even though...
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    Leave BluRay as MKV or convert to MP4

    I would leave them as mkv for quality and let your plex server transcode on the fly if needed. Assuming you have plenty of storage space, of course.
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    Razer Blade 2016 (October Refresh)

    Yes please.
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    OK cable modem purchase?

    +1 on the arris modems. I've had 3. Rock solid. Had one that had a flakey LAN port, but tech support and RMA couldn't have been better. I'm rockin a 6190 currently.
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    Buying an Apple watch series 2, need suggestion

    I would think the screen is the weakest point, and most likely to break or get damaged. Aluminum vs. stainless? I would get the cheaper of the two. I'm sure both are pretty, but it will obviously be an Apple Watch either way.
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    1080 Ti specs leak

    Ha! Me either ;)
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    Acer Predator XB321HK ?

    I love mine. No issues whatsoever.
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    6950X: Kraken X61 or Corsair H100i?

    Yep. Saw that. Was also looking at the EK predator 240. But so far I'm good. One hour realbench stress test 4.3GHz at 1.34v gets me a steady state temp of 58-60C, 75F ambient room temp. Darn thing is so fast, may not shoot for much higher. I'm happy with the temps so far. And that saves...
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    6950X: Kraken X61 or Corsair H100i?

    Update: So I got a 6900k instead of the 6950x as the original deal fell through. Limited testing so far gets me 4.3GHz at about 1.3v at about 65C with H100i. Very pleased.
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