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Quoting ateo357:
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Finally finished going through my collection (8800+) and ended with keeping only 1406 titles. 

What interesting ways did you think about for disposing of the rest? Sell / donate / other?

Are you aware of any interesting or special ways to benefit children, veterans, emerging nations, etc with DVD donations? I plan to take a look at that myself sometime in the future.

No sooner than I thought of it, I Googled to find this interesting site. I cannot vouch for their legitimacy, but on the surface it seems OK.
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Quoting boersting:
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I am being harassed by another user. Can I report or block that individual?

You can do both.

To block, go to the tab "my profiler"
To report, go to the tab "support"
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Quoting widescreenforever:
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Thanks,,    hoping for a reply from Ken,,...!


We haven't heard from Ken since late 2017. Hoping for the best, but ...



Let's all hope for some good news soon.
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Quoting GSyren:
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No suggestion, just an observation: The online collection is not a substitute for a proper database backup. Not that this knowledge will be of much comfort at this stage. 

While this might be true in practice, are you saying that Invelos requires the purchase of the PC version in order to backup the mobile database? I don't think that is true, at least it doesn't appear to be the way the products are marketed.
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Just finished our latest movie night. I decided to try streaming as the primary source. I own (the rights to view) content on Amazon, VUDU and Netflix, a subset of which I also have on physical disc.

So, during the pre-movie repast, we clicked through a bunch of movies, watching trailers and comparing notes on what to see. It was fun, and we finally chose two which I had purchased on VUDU without having the disc. We did all that on the TV, which everyone could see from the dinner table.

While people were clearing the table, I cranked up the Xbox and projector, closed my room darkening shades, lowered the screen and arranged the chairs (I have rolling office chairs that do triple duty as lounge chairs, dining chairs and movie chairs - works a treat and cheap!!!).

I loved being able to start the movie instantly from the streaming menu. If we changed our minds - two mouse clicks later and we could be watching something else or watching a trailer. It was great until - you guessed it - the inevitable VERIZON NETWORK GLITCH. Ok, so VUDU restarts instantly, in place, so no biggie, except after 5 times, I elected to downscale from UHD to UHX. The 1080P was still upscaled to 4K by the time it hit the projector, which also has its own upscaling. Biiggest difference was in the inferior color balance. UHD was really gorgeous. UHX lower resolution was not as noticeable as the degraded color balance.

All in all, I would rate the experience a big plus. The audience enjoyed being able to sample a movie within seconds of asking, and my friends even offered to chip in and purchase a movie for my VUDU library if we decided on something that I did not own. Now that was a real bonus. It didn't happen, but it gave us a sense of empowerment.
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Quoting ateo357:
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started with 8800 titles and now down to 6400 titles. 900 ready for May garage sale. Haven't parted with any TV series yet.

On a smaller scale, I have been considering a similar exercise and options for disposal. One idea I had was to create a temporary online collection that reflected the sale items, including maybe prices. Not sure if that's a workable idea, but I thought I would share it with you.
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Quoting alain60:
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Merci pour la reponse, mais elle ne m aide pas beaucoup...
C est bien parce que je suis un utilisateur payant que je rage...
Amicalement

Alain60

This is what I got from Google Translate:
"Thank you for the answer, but it does not help me much ...
It's good because I'm a paid user that I'm angry ...
Sincerely"

Sorry, I won't waste more of my time making you angry, but I tried to solve your problem: "It's not possible to post a picture in this post, I follow the rules, but not..."

You are posting in the wrong forum.
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You are a paid user, so you can post here., including images.

Also, you can ask in French. There are many French speaking members.
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Quoting Davetron:
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I have always come to the conclusion with streaming is that when it comes to the end of the world and we have no internet in our bunkers how are we to watch out movies luckily we have out blu-rays and dvds .

I have netflix and amazon but nothing beats a good old physical disc

I also agree. I just watched Valerian (I didn't like it so much) on a 4K UHD disc. Sound was awesome and video - well goes without saying. The disc was played from my Xbox 1S.

After it was over, I immediately switched to the VUDU app and started the UV version. Even after time for the network buffers to fill up, it was clear that the data rate was nowhere near that of the disc. If I hadn't just experienced the real thing, it would have been OK, but by comparison, the disc is still king by a wide margin.

I will fight my laziness in the future and try to refrain from direct purchases of the UV, without having the physical disc as well.
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Right, just trying to save you a bit of work. Sounds like the big picture is that you are really doing an audit. In that case, if you have pile of DVDs in front of you, as you pick one up, you could either scan it immediately, or take a peek at the checklist and click on the items that match the DVDs. And then scan the remainder. Then pick up another batch of DVDs. Something like that? I'm not entirely sure which would be faster.
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BulkEdit has a little function called "ScrapeGoat" - icon looks like binoculars.

With it, you can view your old online collection from your new database and just put a check mark against those DVDs that you want to keep. No need to re-scan. Once you have checked them, you click Scrape with "Add to Collection", whatever category you want. At your convenience, you need to run a download / refresh from the online, because ScrapeGoat only puts in the minimum skeleton profile to get you started. Or, you can click "Refresh Flagged" and ScrapeGoat will issue the download command for you.

Maybe will save some scanning?

By the way, this works for any online collection - just type in the user name. Only thing the plugin is doing is grabbing the profile ID and basic info to create the skeleton. It does not use any personal data.

Another way to get "clean" copies of the online profiles, is to create a "Flag Set" from the old database, of the ones you want to keep. Then, from the new database, you can "Add multiple" and use the Flag Set file, which is just a list of profile IDs.

Hopefully, you can get a good head start on the new database by doing a bit of an audit and just checking off the physical DVDs that you want to keep in the new database. Then go ahead with your scanning of the others.
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Personally, as long as they are available, I will keep my good old-fashioned midi tower PC with two 28" screens, a proper keyboard and a proper mouse.

Nice setup. Nothing beats a PC as an all around media workhorse. Wireless BT mouse and keyboards are compatible with both tablets and PCs. Same one can pair with either.
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Quoting samuelrichardscott:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Are they disappearing from your UV "vault"?


Hmm, I just checked for the first time in a few weeks. For about a month several titles (all Lions Gate) were showing unavailable on Flixster (which is still supported in UK). However, they now seem to be showing again.

Whew! 

But in case you didn't know, apps such as Flixster and VUDU do not always support all titles, and may not reflect all the UV rights that you own. If you haven't done so already, set up an account here . I don't know about the other types of digital codes and how they are managed.

I'm so glad you caught my attention. When I signed in to my UV account, I discovered a couple of new viewing apps: FandangoNow and FIOS, and linked them all to my UV library. And I found that my LG TV and the Xbox 1 also have a FandangoNow app. That's great, because the more competition, the faster the apps will evolve to support new audio formats and full 4K UHD. VUDU is pretty good, but I have yet to test the other ones.
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I watch my UV digital copies on 4K Amazon Fire TV, 4K LG  UHD TV and on 4K Xbox 1 S, using the VUDU app.

Over time, the quality has been improving. Now most HD audio formats are supported. When watching on my 4K projector, I am usually not aware of the streaming vs. actual 4k disc - until the inevitable network glitch (also becoming less frequent).
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Quoting samuelrichardscott:
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(btw, on a semi-related note, I don't use UV copies but I have redeemed them. I see many are now no longer available for some reason).

Huh? 

If you buy UV (or redeem), that is supposed to be lifetime ownership of the Digital Rights, no?

Am I misplacing my trust in those guys?

Are they disappearing from your UV "vault"?
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I made the tough decision to go with the Onkyo TX-RX920. I really liked some of the features found on the Denon's, such an extra HDMI for zone2, HD radio and some other nice things.

But I couldn't get over Denon's skimping on the power supply. The Onkyo units are generally several pounds heavier, and the RZ920 is also THX certified which I think requires heftier bass performance. I might be wrong - just putting bits together from all that I am reading. The RZ-920 has 11.2 pre-outs, so that later I can add an outboard amplifier for a set of rear Atmos speakers. And I found a price within my budget.

Part of my bias has been formed from having owned McIntosh equipment back when I was more financially able, and had more cabinet space and was younger, to be able to lift those 60+ pound monsters. I remember pulling the power plug on my MC2100 while it was driving Ohm F speakers to massive deep bass levels, and they would continue to play for several seconds - so much energy was stored in the capacitors. Sigh ... those were the days.
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Very interesting. I would have expected that a cable could cause the handshaking problem, but losing Atmos, surprises me. Can't imagine why that would happen. Anyway, glad you got it resolved.
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Quoting Parsec:
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If you really want the 11 channels of amplification then I guess that 6300 is the best pick. The later model (6400) doesn't really have a lot of extra features so you aren't missing much there. It's also made in Japan, some people are fussed about that - I guess they don't like chinese build quality much 

As to the weight differences, no idea. I don't think Denon/Marantz have heavy chassis' (except one of the newest models apparently does) so it could be that or maybe it's the transformer in the thing.

If you want to go down to a 9 channel amplification model there are more to choose from, also all of them still do 11.2 processing which means you can add a cheap 2 channel amplifier to power the extra 2 speakers making 11 channels total. I think you can get those sorts of amps for under $100 over in the USA where you are so it could even be more economical. All pre-2018 model Denon/Marantz models have 11 channels processing (I am talking the better models here like you are looking at, not the cheaper ones). This year they are bringing out models that do 13 channel processing (even a model with 13 on-board amplifiers).
Thanks. Yes I was thinking about getting the 9.2 and a separate 2 channel amp. The amp that I would get is about $200. Difference in price between the 9.2 and 11.2 is (today) about $400. Not that big a difference to get it all integrated, and be enabled for 13.2 if I want to, so I'm still leaning towards the 11.2 if they don't sell out first.
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Almost there!!!!

Finally sold my projector. Previously sold my Oppo ( ). With a few other scraped up savings, I am nearly ready to replace my big a/v receiver. I had a little Onkyo TX-NR509 upstairs, and it died. Fortunately Onkyo had a special program to repair / replace it, due to the infamous HDMI board problem, so I wound up getting $150 rebate on a little replacement TX-NR676, a quite capable low end 4K box. This solved my interim issues with connectivity. Works a treat. No more protocol issues, albeit with fewer speakers, less power and a lot less flexibility in audio / video options. But still, for a net $150 spend, I am quite happy with it.

Now I'm ready to get  a "big boy" and send its little brother back upstairs.

I'm looking at Denon and Marantz at the moment, due to the 3 HDMI outputs (1 for zone 2). If I get an older model, I can get 9.2 for about $1000 or 11.2 for $1500 or less.

My heart is with Onkyo, but the Denon units seems to have more features for the money. But they also appear to be lighter in weight. Smaller power supplies? Less robust? I don't know. My TX-NR3008, only 9.2 same power per channel weighs nearly twice this newer 11.2 channel Denon (63 vs. 32 pounds).

Here is my leading pick at the moment. It's an older model, so I might have to move fast to get one.

Any thoughts? I have really appreciated the thoughtful comments and suggestions from you guys in the past.

(P.S. my venerable Onkyo TX-NR3008 is sitting idle. Just FYI.)
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How about some props such as paper mache birds, fake rocking chair (you can make the rocker out of cardboard) with some kind of stuffed doll "granny"?



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I have to admit that one of the things I enjoy about your tools is that they seem to pack a lot of punch while appearing to be dead simple and easy to use.

So I respect you point of view on that.
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Thanks DJ. But doesn't that still require the request to come from the calling program, and a wait for the data to load?

What I'm talking about is a push from DVD Profiler. Am I off base here?
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Wow, yet another ... 

I wonder if have you thought about enclosing all your goodies under one roof, so that the collection import process can be shared among all your tools instead of each one doing it? Then all you need is a matching plugin that keeps the XML export up to date (maybe that exists already, but if not ...  ?)
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Clever! And probably invaluable to anybody who makes lots of changes.
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Apologies to iPasta and Eagle. This thread got replaced by a duplicate that got pinned. So I re-posted my stuff over there.
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