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AppleTV with SlingTV question - DoubleDown
Ok so my plan on cable cutting isn't going 100% to plan. My appletv has all the apps like ESPN, free form, cnn, hgtv, food network, etc that I should get with a slingtv subscription. However, when I go to sign in under those individual apps, slingtv is not an option. There currently is no slingtv...
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Digital Antenna into Pioneer VSX 50 Receiver - DoubleDown
Ok, another dumb question by me but I just purchased a digital antenna to get free hd programming on the local channels. My 7.1 system is controlled by my receiver which now also has my new Apple TV and all that stuff. The question becomes, I can't seem to find a coax in line on my Pioneer VSX 5...
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Playon.tv application with AppleTV - DoubleDown
So I know that the playon.tv app is not native to AppleTV, specifically. However, my question becomes on their site (https://www.playon.tv/offers/winter/), it mentions that it can send recordings and series to your iTunes library. If that's the case, could I not simply install the application, rec...
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Smart Thermostat Questions - DoubleDown
Couple of questions on the Smart Thermostat front, here goes. 1) Are they actually worth the investment of roughly $250 or so? Or are they just gimmicky? 2) Assuming all play nice with my heating/ac units, does anyone think any are the best? I'm interested in the Nest and ecobee 3. ...
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Wink Hub with Smart Lights and existing dimmers - DoubleDown
Ok, I've gone full in on the wink hub and GE Link lights for home light automation. I currently have 6 GE Link Lights in my main TV room in recessed lighting but there previously was an old school light switch on the wall with a simple dimmer. The lights all work and can be dimmed by the Wink Ap...
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Automated Lights Questions - DoubleDown
Ok, I've seen threads that discuss home automation but my main questions are just on the automation of lights. I don't have a garage so don't care and I'm completely content with my thermostat and all that, really only want lights automated depending on answers to these: 1) What's the best/most po...
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Car purchase question - DoubleDown
The wife and I are investigating 3 cars: 1) 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (~38k) 2) 2015 Volvo XC60 (~40k) 3) 2015 Infiniti v70 (~40k) Throwing the question out here for people with more experience. Any pros/cons to either of these 3 brands given the price? I have the assumption that Volv...
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Any updates on the Iran Nuclear Program deal? - DoubleDown
Serious question. What's the latest? I know some people on the far right we're saying we'd all be dead by being nuked from Iran. Has it gone into effect? Any website or news outlet to get more info on this topic?...
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6 cell lithium batter vs. 9 cell - DoubleDown
Recently purchased an MSI GS60 gaming laptop (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152941&cm_re=msi_gs60-_-34-152-941-_-Product). It gets pretty garbage battery life but decent for a gaming laptop, maybe 3+ hours. My question is, can I replace the 6 cell battery with a 9 cell...
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Acer Inspire laptop questions - DoubleDown
I've been really intrigued by the new Surface Book with the dGPU (basically 1900$), however, this little gem caught my eye as a more practical solution: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315130 The questions then become, is this a good laptop for $1200? Anything to be a...
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Costs of SUVs - DoubleDown
So sue me cause this is mainly a car question but there's no car board. However, since SUVs are expensive as hell, this is also partially a $$ question. Wife and I are looking at SUVs for growing family. So yes, we need an SUV. My question becomes, which is the better bang for buck (at a high ...
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Congrats asshats - DoubleDown
I hate each and every one of y'alls stupid faces but congrats on last night. :cheers:...
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Thursday Night - DoubleDown
Let's get it on fellas! I don't care what the records are for both teams, you guys hate ATL and I hate NO (Saints, at least). I hope Beasley pummels Brees but this game will be close like they always are the last damn 8 years. :cheers: and :doublebird:...
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3 Options for In Home + Outdoor Deck sound - DoubleDown
Ok, I've asked this question some through a few threads but the way I see it, I have 3 options to extend my tv sound to the outdoor deck. Just wanted to get everyone's opinion here. My goal is to utilize my current equipment + 4 in ceiling speakers pre-installed when house was purchased. Option...
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Sonos playbar/soundbar question - DoubleDown
Sorry if this has been asked, feel free to post link if it has but I currently have: 1) pioneer elite vsx 50 receiver 2) 4 pre installed speakers in ceiling 3) 1 center speaker (small) I already have a random Sonos play 5 that we use in a room for random music. My question becomes, can I pur...
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Outdoor *wireless* speaker question - DoubleDown
I've had an idea for sometime now but curious if anyone has any ideas or expertise. Theory: I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-50 with a Zone B and a Zone 2. I don't want to wire my outdoor speakers as I don't believe I can do it without a pro. installer. I have a fire block wall that only has a small ...
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Airport Time Capsule vs. ATT UVerse Router - DoubleDown
I'm one of the lucky few (apparently) that doesn't have too much issue with our ATT Uverse router. So throwing that out there first. We also have an Airport Time Capsule that's connected to the Uverse Router and mainly used for backups and file storage. Outside of that benefit, I have the follo...
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Global Warming Discussion based on facts for it and against it - DoubleDown
Ok, I know this thread will probably go up in flames quickly but know that I am actually starting it to truly learn. I swear to God. I don't want to argue if global warming is manmade or if policy is the best approach to resolve it, etc. What I do want to know is: 1) 3 studies or citations o...
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Solutions for a wireless speaker outside to play tv/receiver sound - DoubleDown
Ok, so the scenario I have at my house is I have a Pioneer VSX-50 which has Zone 1 and Zone 2. Inside the house I have a 5.1 normal setup but right outside my entertainment room is a deck. I'm looking for options on speakers and setup so that I can A) Play the TV sound inside and also using the...
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Great game, comrades - DoubleDown
Just wanted to drop by and say hello! Great win over here but I won't be a douche. It was a great fricking game that came down to the wire, again. I did want to point out that I told y'all not to sleep on ATL. I had been saying NO was good but ATL was closer to 2012 form than 2013. No one want...
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