[FoRK] What do you think of my http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/24/google-chromecast/
sdw at lig.net
Thu Jul 25 09:43:29 PDT 2013
On 7/25/13 8:53 AM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:
>> You've absolutely pegged it. Moving furniture around and getting rid of
>> heavy old things was the biggest part of the issue.
>> As to quirks, we get HD channels. The tv box has 6 different resolution
>> settings and 3 different apsects, the tv has 5 different resolution
>> settings and 3 different aspets. I have to keep the tv remote around to
>> change the apsect on the tv for some channels and back for others. It's all
>> very strange. Why doesn't it just fn work?
> You know, I hear this a lot about computers in general.
> I'm sure there's a good technical reason (lack of metadata tagging aspect
> ratio in digital TV content, for example) which is absolutely wrong from a
> human point of view. But yes, we have exactly the same problem.
Between the Sony 55" and DirectTV running through the Denon video switcher / receiver, I managed a configuration that always
uses the highest resolution and maps everything else to that well. We never switch resolutions or format now. DirectTV has a
mode to map older formats and maintain a consistent output mode.
> It would be somewhat easier if remote commands were standardized (no need
> for fancy soft-button remote controls) and externally documented. Good use
> for an old smartphone, though.
> The mount I used:
> Around $300-350 today.
> Ken Meltsner
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