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  1. So... you gonna mail him the sweets, eh?
  2. Current setup: Sharp AQUOS Q+ 70" HDTV (Not 4K, but can take 4K content) Denon AVRX2000 receiver, currently using a 5.1 setup Apple TV 4K 2TB NAS (need to upgrade, running out of space) streaming media via iTunes Looking to do: 75" TCL 8 Series 4K UHD TV (October-March timeframe) Go to 7.1 or possibly 7.1.2 setup for speakers (putting new in-ceiling speakers now; 1/5 of the way done) Synology NAS (8TB+) Streaming via NAS to Apple TV using Synology App I honestly don't want to buy physical media (especially for movies I know I will watch once, maybe twice and never again and collecting doesn't interest me anymore), so not much help there, but I am intrigued at how much better potentially the picture quality would be with UHD BDs
  3. No, I hear you man - I've felt the same way (although I will heartily disagree with you about post-Violator output - there have been some some excellent songs on releases well past that album, most notably Songs of Faith and Devotion for me personally, it is a stronger album than Violator, due to having a theme (whereas I feel Violator is a collection of songs without any real theme connecting them). I remember when Ultra came out and the band wasn't a quartet anymore, I was very worried the magic would be lost. I got more worried when the grating, abrasive single "Barrel of a Gun" came out (I have since grown to appreciate it), but then I heard "It's No Good" and my fears were instantly alleviated. I remember the first time I felt 'let down' by a Depeche Mode album, and that was Delta Machine - I liked the single, "Heaven", but initially I was very disappointed in the album overall. It took a long time before I discovered the gems that are on that release, but overall it's just not as good as what came before. Same is the case for Spirit, which still to this day hasn't gelled with me and I rarely return to any of the songs on it. Do they have another album in them? I'd say they certainly do, but I'm not so sure they can return to their glory days (and honestly, what band that's been playing and releasing music for almost 40 years now can say that - The Rolling Stones is a good example of this, where I would end up dead if someone asked me to name a recent Rolling Stones song, let alone a hit.
  4. Why would you be worried? 101 was an amazing chronicle of their 1988 tour! and lest I remind you, Violator came after that! I'm not saying we should expect the next album (if there is one) to be up to the perfection that Violator is, but one can hope!
  5. So you didn't enjoy any of the tracks from Delta Machine or Spirits?
  6. You do realize that BOC have little, if anything to do with merch releases (unless it was a new design entirely)? Well, it was 2004 (The Campfire Headphase) until 2013 (Tomorrow's Harvest) (9 years) - we're now at six, almost seven since TH, so they're still right at this point! Give their kids time to grow up a bit more and I bet we'll see more stuff from them - I don't think they will ever just stop making and releasing music.
  7. True, but it is a goddamn amazing remake - the visuals and music alone are worth the price (not to mention it's a damn good Zelda game to boot). That's exactly it - why dick around with a Pi and all that comes with it (yeah, sure you get games you don't on these systems unless you mod them), when you can just plug in and play - like the good old days!
  8. Not sure what you're asking... they are different but related, things...
  9. I think as it's good, electronic-based music (music that would be considered in the electronic music genre) that would be fine, but hey - surprise us (once we provide the place to upload tracks for submission).
  10. Yes, they do. See below 👇 This. The compression algorithms have gotten so good, that I thought having 4K was a necessity, but quickly discovered that 1080 is just as good in most cases. What you watch content on makes a huge difference as well. Depends on who did the rip, what bitrate, etc. You can download torrents that are nearly the size of a Blu-Ray disc if you really want it uncompressed as possible. Here's another dirty secret - most movies are NOT shot in 4K these days (some directors don't like the results 4K cameras produce and 4K professional cameras are still very expensive... many films are upscaled to 4K for their theatrical releases as well as their Ultra HD releases.
  11. Who? Also, LOL at your avatar, but The Daily Show with Trevor Noah did it better:
  12. The apparently went their separate ways after For Beginner Piano was released on WARP, and the only one (apparently) still making music is Mike Johnston: https://www.discogs.com/artist/1090680-Mike-in-Mono
  13. Well, good to hear that his live performances are evolving - did it seem like all the tracks sounded the same though? That was my only real nitpick with seeing him live a few years ago...
  14. Mind, it's only the Japanese release of Come To Viddy - the UK/US release doesn't feature Ventolin, nor does it come in an awesome plastic clamshell case like the Japanese version does (I remember we had a member from Japan here on the site back in '99/'00 that actually gifted that to me! So nice of them to send me that back then).
  15. Yeah - hope this isn't the makings of a farewell to the world... And yes, PtA is an amazing album - the videos for it have been popping up on YouTube recently, and I've been enjoying watching them.
  16. Yeah, it's not really Tetris other than the pieces...
  17. A recent show, or from last year or in the past?
  18. Because in games, clouds usually obscure areas of the map you haven't unlocked yet...
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