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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429647 07/15/18 09:09 PM
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When I moved, the first thing i did was run cat6 everywhere. figured it was best to get the holes in the walls and patched before the decorator came in and started painting the walls and making the place look liveable. Getting it run after the fact is a bit more tricky if you want to keep the WAF.


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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429650 07/16/18 05:23 AM
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I went the other route - buying physical media and finally replacing the old "Walmart special" Sony BluRay player.

Internet service out here in the sticks is OK considering I'm on a cellular modem (living on the north face of the Oak Ridges moraine means I would need a >700 foot run of cable or equivalent to be able to see a satellite without cutting down a Tunguska-sized swath of trees) but nowhere near good enough for me to feel good about it for movies.

I guess it's time to move to Oregon (that's where the last Blockbuster outlet is).

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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429651 07/16/18 03:01 PM
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Bridgman. you just need to get on the Bell board of directors so you can get a fibre line run to your house courtesy of every other Canadian via their bell phone tax surcharges. But I don't know if they will let you watch netflix then?? might be a conflict of interest.


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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429653 07/16/18 04:53 PM
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Well I had a much better experience with streaming last night.

I checked the Wi-Fi signal at my Wi-Fi Sony Blu Ray Player with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet - it was 'Very Strong' - so that is not a problem.

I selected Disney's 'Beauty & the Beast' - normally not my type of movie but it has brilliant colours, razor sharp rendering, beautiful sets & top notch CGI. The 1080 feed was excellent as was the surround sound track.

The movie played entirely with no hiccups of any kind. So, I can only assume that sharing 6 devices with the router while trying to stream is not a great idea. Time will tell I guess.

So I'm mildly optimistic that this might be a viable solution...

TAM

Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429655 07/16/18 08:10 PM
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Beauty and the Beast was surprisingly better than I expected, along with Jungle Book another decent remake was Pete's Dragon.
Luckily they didn't thrash the story like they seem to do with most Prequel's.

Through my Xbox I can also set all sound to Atmos. Highly recommend if your Sony can do the same.

If you can most routers recommend to hard wire all you can to improve the wireless signal to many devices will weaken it.


Here on the mainland we're down to less than a handful of shops that even carry Bluerays. Basically down to the mainstream offerings of London drugs or Wall mart. to which wallmart is planning to stop carrying physical media later this year. {Read that on Edge homepage earlier this week}.

Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429658 07/17/18 03:44 AM
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Hopefully that will get you by tam. FWIW any of the computer generated movies have very low bandwidth requirements compared to a regular movie. You could try powerline adapters or a wifi hotspot. I used to run my server wireless on 5ghz rather the standard 2.4 which is often very polluted by all kinds of devices ,even your neighbors.


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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429662 07/17/18 04:32 PM
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We ran 'Total Recall' (the remake) last night. Good quality throughout.

Again no glitches with all devices off except the wife's cell phone & her PVR that was recording a program.

Feeling better now...

TAM

Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429664 07/18/18 02:59 AM
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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429665 07/18/18 03:52 AM
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Yup - it says that I have 15 - 16 Mps - more than adequate for HD that requires 5 Mps.

4K HDR/DV requires 25 Mps...

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Re: So long to our last Video Store
exlabdriver #429892 08/23/18 04:07 PM
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After over a month of Netflix, it seems to be working very well - much better than my first foray into streaming.

I still prefer Blu Rays but alas there are no more here...

TAM

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