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Member Since 23/10/2018
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This is basically the only answer. The only thing to note, and I’m not sure whether it applies to your device, is that some manufacturers...
06/12/2022 - 11:24
As an aside, unless you’re specifically after the better camera, you’re desperate for the ProMotion display, or your current phone...
04/12/2022 - 11:04
It works perfectly for that! The latest update lets you easily switch between multiple Google accounts, so you can download and...
02/10/2022 - 13:42
I set mine up at home, then take it with me travelling. I bought the OEM ethernet power brick, and it works in almost every hotel room. You...
02/10/2022 - 11:09
I price matched my PLB at Macpac. I think I might have matched with Gearshop, but helping someone else purchase earlier this year, a quick...
24/09/2022 - 00:16
$4.14/L when you buy six at Moore Wilson’s, though Wellington only. Barista is also $4.25/L, which I much prefer in coffee. Online price...
28/07/2022 - 18:18
The iPad Air has the same processor as the iPad Pro. If you’re after an 11”, you’re getting 120Hz refresh rate, a better camera, and...
26/07/2022 - 17:33
A few points, in order: * Buy a TV made by Samsung, LG, Panasonic or Sony. Cheaper brands are great value, and the panels are generally...
02/05/2022 - 08:05
Then we’re comparing apples and oranges. I’m sure you could find a receiver with eARC + speakers for the right price, but there are...
26/04/2022 - 12:29
Mirroring BabySeaClown’s comment - I’m also surprised how sexist that linked post is. Even in your linked thread, though, some...
26/04/2022 - 08:24
There are lots of reasons to get a soundbar over an AV receiver. Personally, I have a receiver-driven 7.1.2 setup in the living room, and a...
24/04/2022 - 16:43
I use a 65” C1 in the living room and a 55” JZ1000 in the bedroom. The JZ1000 has the “Master HDR” panel, as opposed to the...
19/04/2022 - 12:05
I agree a decent setup with a dedicated amp can give you better sound, though it’s not always the most practical. It’s not always...
19/04/2022 - 11:57
My bad - it’s $1,649 at JB. Still, you can get a Q900a for <$1,000 + SWA-9500S if you want rears later for $375ish. 9.1.4 vs 11.1.4, but...
17/04/2022 - 18:24
I just bought the Q900a for $944. Is the Q950a worth an extra $1,100?
17/04/2022 - 17:34
The Apple TV isn’t Apple-specific. I have both, and they’d both be perfectly fine replacements. The Apple TV is more expensive, but...
19/03/2022 - 10:33
Swann usually has ffmpeg support. [iSpy](https://www.ispyconnect.com/camera/swann) has instructions, and you can ingest using a tool like...
25/02/2022 - 10:01
I bought a couple of copies of the Anthology on the sale, to play with friends over the weekend. It’s not quite as good value, but it...
08/02/2022 - 08:14
I doubt there would be issues with weatherproofing, and the parts are all relatively generic. My main issue is the hub drive, but the specs...
26/01/2022 - 13:59
Chromecast with Google TV supports Spark Sport!
02/01/2022 - 16:32
There are several options. I use a couple of them, depending on what I want to stream. I've made a bit of a table below with the usual...
02/01/2022 - 16:27
I bought a Mi Box 3 about five years ago, and this is almost exactly the same hardware. If you’re after a cheap streaming device, I...
02/01/2022 - 09:23
I don't think the A80J has any advantages over the C1, though I do know some people prefer Google TV. My main issue is that, while the A80J...
24/11/2021 - 12:27
Yep, I paid $4,300 for the 65C1 in August. Worth the extra $800 to have used it for almost four months.
24/11/2021 - 12:23
This is “automatic”, in that it has a bunch of presets, and does a lot of the fiddly work for you. You have complete control over grind...
21/11/2021 - 08:45
Me too! Worth paying extra for all the use over lockdown.
20/11/2021 - 16:39
This is totally different. The Barista Touch is a fancy version of the Barista Express, and is a thermoblock unit. The PID is accurate to...
20/11/2021 - 16:38
Price beat MightyApe on Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man (ultimate!) $39.80 all up.
16/10/2021 - 14:57
They’re surprisingly bad at price matching. Did a price beat on a couple of PS5 games from MightyApe the other day, and ended up going...
14/10/2021 - 12:37
I use a 65” C1, and it was the best (expensive) purchase I’ve made. Most noticeable upgrade I’ve ever had, and I came from a decent...
13/10/2021 - 17:26