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mileshuff

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B$printervan wrote:

My tech savvy solution. At home we use HDHOMERUN Prime boxes and rent 3 cable cards (Giving us 9 tuners) from FiOS/Frontier. I'll record multiple music genres, 30hours, then later transfer them on a few SD/Thumb cards. Same with TV shows & movies. Inside RV I'm using the Raspberry Pi running Kodi, Small DHCP router with GSM slot and another HDHOMERUN Prime box without cable card. Most parks we've stayed at offer digital TV service (Clear QAM) that the HDHR Prime box converts the signal. Running PVR HDHomeRun client inside Kodi. Best part, I can run everything off solar.


Not familiar with any of that for streaming. I use a Synology NAS which has APPS to handle most any files or I write my own. Rather simple but works. Currently have 1T drives in it.


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mileshuff wrote:

B$printervan wrote:

My tech savvy solution. At home we use HDHOMERUN Prime boxes and rent 3 cable cards (Giving us 9 tuners) from FiOS/Frontier. I'll record multiple music genres, 30hours, then later transfer them on a few SD/Thumb cards. Same with TV shows & movies. Inside RV I'm using the Raspberry Pi running Kodi, Small DHCP router with GSM slot and another HDHOMERUN Prime box without cable card. Most parks we've stayed at offer digital TV service (Clear QAM) that the HDHR Prime box converts the signal. Running PVR HDHomeRun client inside Kodi. Best part, I can run everything off solar.


Not familiar with any of that for streaming. I use a Synology NAS which has APPS to handle most any files or I write my own. Rather simple but works. Currently have 1T drives in it.


Few are. Kodi clients simply point to SMB shared folders on Debian box storing recorded tv shows/movies/music. It's so archaic it's powered down having been replaced by streaming services. Backups are what I use in van.


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Random thoughts--

CD sales have dropped 95% since 2000 (peak of CD sales).

With digital formatted music, you are listening to compressed files with loss of infomation. The best compressed music files are referred to as "lossless" and play CD quality. Very few (if many) streaming services offer "lossless" CD quality music options.

CDs are affordable now and used ones can be had for a "song" (pun intended). When I buy a CD, I have something tangible that I can sell later, when I buy a digital song, there is nothing to sell.

CDs contain album artwork and booklets (just like vinyl records) that are both fun and educational to look at. You get zip from streaming services.

All the big audiophile companies still produce CD/Blu-Ray players (Denon, Cambridge Audio, Panasonic, Sony, LG, Pioneer, etc). Some even support SACD format in addition to the standard DTS and Dolby audio formats.

As long as there are 4k Ultra HD TVs, there will be a demand for 4k Blu-Ray discs, especially for 3D viewing.

The current catalog of music and movies available on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray far exceeds the number available from streaming services, and will always be so. Not everything will be "digitized" for streaming (think $$$).

This "wokeness religion" is sure to censor many the old standards and classic works. If it isn't available, then you can never listen/watch it online.

Samsung released the first Blu-Ray CD about 10 years ago and owned 37% of the market (before bowing out), with Sony and LG picking up the slack. Samsung is 100% "all in" for the streaming business; will Sony follow? I doubt it...Sony's music collection is larger than humongous.

BTW, I love listening to my SACD music CDs--imo, best surround sound effect to date. Who is streaming SACD music files?

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I ran 100' HDMI cable (Monoprice) from TV to audio AVR cabinet. I'm only pushing audio/ARC through HDMI cable. Fiber/Toslink doesn't support surround sound. .


Not sure I understand that statement? I've had several devices getting surround sound across fiber.

Right now, in our home, I have a PC feeding my receiver HDMI, that for some reason wouldn't pass any audio, but it accepted fiber. Surround sound in the bedroom, Fiber from TV to surround box.

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I used to copy movies and store them on a hard drive. But now if I want to watch a movie I stream it with my Mi FI no problem.
I was camping during the March madness men's tournament and stream several games via my MiFi. Streaming is very convenient and I don't end up wasting time copying tons of movies I'm never going to take the time to watch.
Its 2021 streaming is the current way to watch movies.


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Lantley wrote:

I used to copy movies and store them on a hard drive. But now if I want to watch a movie I stream it with my Mi FI no problem.
I was camping during the March madness men's tournament and stream several games via my MiFi. Streaming is very convenient and I don't end up wasting time copying tons of movies I'm never going to take the time to watch.
Its 2021 streaming is the current way to watch movies.

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philh wrote:

B$printervan wrote:



I ran 100' HDMI cable (Monoprice) from TV to audio AVR cabinet. I'm only pushing audio/ARC through HDMI cable. Fiber/Toslink doesn't support surround sound. .


Not sure I understand that statement? I've had several devices getting surround sound across fiber.

Right now, in our home, I have a PC feeding my receiver HDMI, that for some reason wouldn't pass any audio, but it accepted fiber. Surround sound in the bedroom, Fiber from TV to surround box.


This explains why better...https://www.the-home-cinema-guide.com/optical-digital-audio.html

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jdc1 wrote:

You download movies to your tablet or laptop. Or, you can even download them to Google Play


Hmmm ... how do I download Netflix, or Acorn, or Britbox, or Xfinity movies unto my laptop???

BTW, I still own and occasionally use a VHS player attached to our big screen at home. VHS images get converted to 4K when we do this. The player would suck a lot of power for RV use, however.

Are we assuming that the Internet will never suffer a wide area failure? I predict that day will come, and when it does - a lot us drycamping in our bug-out RVs will wish we had brought along plenty of DVD movies and a player for them. [emoticon]


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Sandia Man wrote:

Not sure just because Samsung doesn't garner enough profit from making (mostly inferior, at least the several units we purchased)) DVD and or Bluray players spells out the doom for this media. Talked to a fellow at Walmart filling those massive DVD bins, they fill them several times weekly to keep up with demand, he stated Covid 19 has increased their DVD sales by at least twofold. Somebody will always produce dvd players, similar to all the record/album players readily available in todays market.



What Walmart were you in and who was this guy filling massive DVD bins? Walmarts have been shrinking their DVD sections for a few years. Recently renovated/upgraded stores have no DVD aisle at all other than the big cardboard clearance bins and a few end caps.

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What Walmart were you in that had no DVD's? Granted I don't visit a ton of Walmart, but I've never seen one that didn't have a rack, usually two or more, of DVD's.

Just curious if you've actually seen one, or just read that there were some?


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