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Skeeter

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  1. Cheers, I'll take a look. I kept finding ones that were 4k/30, but must have been looking in the wrong places.
  2. My room doesn't have the layout to support a good 5.1 setup unfortunately, hence the 2.1 base which I really like. I'm struggling to find a good HDMI switch that supports 4k/60 or (120, the TV supports that) and HDR. Am I looking in the wrong place?
  3. So my kit is: - Sony XG90 TV - Sony HT-XT1 Soundbase - Sky HD - Xbox One X - Switch - Chromecast Ultra - PC The TV has 4 HDMI ports. The Soundbase has 3. Currently I have the Sky plugged into the Soundbase and into the TV with that TV input set to TV/Movie specific modes. I then have the other 3 ports on the TV filled with the CCU (used for Stadia), Xbox and Switch, and all 3 are set to game mode. And now I have a gaming PC, but no way to connect it directly to the TV and enable game mode, or indirectly without messing something
  4. Hey all! What are my options for an affordable 32" 4k monitor mainly for work but needs low enough pixel response to be adequate for occasional gaming.
  5. As title really, I'm looking for any advice on nice comfortable, large headphones for a big head that support aptX LL over Bluetooth? Thanks!
  6. So, do we know if the evil looks about the XPS 15 are because of a likely redesign? I am about to get a new work laptop, and went into the office today and asked our IT guy to hold off ordering one yet. I have an XPS 15 9550 and love it. A new XPS 15 with the design tweaks of the latest 13 would be magic!
  7. "a platform this old!" I only retired my LGA775 system about 2 months ago...
  8. I have my optical cable from my TV split into two that goes to my sound base and also a Bluetooth transmitter. No idea how many devices the transmitter supports, but as it's optical I assume you could just split it again?
  9. Having done some more digging it looks like the 49" XG90 is actually a rebrand of the prior years XF90, rather than a small XG95. Not a bad thing in isolation as the XF90 is hardly a bad TV, but it was a £900 unit and the XG90 is £1,200, which stings. Anyone got a sledgehammer? I need to knock down a chimney so I can get s 55"+!
  10. Cheers. I'm steering away from the LGs and really only looking at the XG90 now. The Samsung Q70R is advertised as a 120Hz panel, but they sneak in that the 49" is actually 60Hz. A shame as it has FreeSync. I wish I could hang on for some 49" OLEDs but I've already committed to giving away my current TV, plus I'm not convinced the smaller OLEDs are going to be cheap until they are produced in higher volumes.
  11. 50 is my max unfortunately, and that's a squeeze. 55" would get me into the bottom of OLED, but that would fail the budget criteria. Having looked around I've narrowed it down to the 2 from each of LG, Sony and Samsung, one with full array dimming and one with edge LED dimming. The FALD ones would require a sale to get under the budget but I'm in no rush. LG SM90 (FALD) £1,099 LG SM86/SM85 (Edge) £849 Samsung Q70R (FALD) £1,399 Samsung Q60R/Q67R (Edge) £899 Sony XG90 (FALD) £1,199 Sony XG83 (Edge) £849 The Samsung seems the weakest like you s
  12. Do you know of either have glossy screens? It's almost impossible to tell from online listings and photos.
  13. I'm after a new TV for the living room and I'm so out of touch I don't know where to start. My criteria is: Movies, TV and console gaming Absolutely has to be a matte screen, no glossy reflection nastyness Speakers are unimportant as it will use a separate sound system 4k, under 50" and under £1,000 Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks
  14. This is the odd thing about them. They seem cool and I really like the idea, and lots of reviewers and YouTubers seem pretty positive about them (the good ones, like you say Ben17), but I don't know anyone who actually has one and struggle to find any normal people online who do either. They seem to be very niche.
  15. Or how crap it is, I don't mind. I have a TB3 laptop (XPS15), my GF has a TB3 laptop (XPS13), and I have an aging gaming PC. Scrapping the PC and getting an eGPU could provide a nice single cable TB3 dock for the laptops when working, and also be a gaming PC when needed. So I'm interested in hearing people's experiences with them. I will be gaming at 1080p currently and maybe 1440p in the future, but not 4k. I know they take a performance hit over a GPU in a full PC, but I'm happy with that. A couple of things I'm curious about are having my games library in
  16. Yeah I'll grab a screenshot and stick it here shortly. It says it kicks in for new subscriptions from the 18th March onwards, and the email includes an offer to buy 3 years for $99, which is still more than Nord.
  17. Where abouts are you hosting your VPN server? I assume it limits me to a single end point in a single country?
  18. Today I got an email from PIA about their pretty hefty price rises coming soon. I am happy with the job PIA does and let it off not working with Netflix etc because it was cheap, however the new prices make it more expensive than the likes of Nord VPN. So what's a good alternative that has nice Android apps, can be side loaded onto FireTVs, has good OpenVPN configurations available, works with Netflix, and is cheaper than PIA (their cheapest option is 2 years and works out at $3.49 a month).
  19. So does this setup actually make sense at all yet? I've been interested in it for a while, but I can't help just always concluding that it's only for people with spare cash they want to burn. It requires and expensive laptop and an expensive box to put a GPU in to get performance that will always been behind what the same spec hardware in a desktop would get...
  20. What is the best general use TV range at the moment? My parents want something 42+ inches, non glossy screen, to watch TV (nothing above HD) on. No gaming, no HDR requirements or anything, but as it will hopefully last ages probably 4k is required. And as cheap as possible without being a rubbish device. And probably from a mainstream shop rather than an obscure website or import. Thanks
  21. Excellent! Thanks. Both these machines are for work, not play, so even 50Hz would be fine.
  22. My laptop is a GTX 960M and the on board is Intel HD 530 (its a Dell XPS15 9550), I've no idea whats in the Chromebook but can find out. Yeah the laptop connection is whats causing the uncertainty. It seems that what the GPU is able to output then gets muddied by how its implemented within each specific laptop, plus what spec they then have for the HDMI port and what the USB-C output handles. I'm pretty certain the HDMI port is 1.4, but again can't get a definitive answer. Edit: So my laptop is a 960M and HD 530 while the Chromebook is a HD 520. Looking at t
  23. Hi all I'm looking at upgrading my monitor to something 1440p+ and/or ultra wide, but need to make sure it's going to work with my laptop (HDMI or USB-C) and my partner's Chromebook (USB-C, so there's a dongle in the mix too maybe) before I do. Looking up the spec has lead to lots of its, buts and maybes, with no definitive answer, especially when it comes to ultra wide. Is there any sort of app I can run that will list all the display output resolutions and refresh rates that my device can output? For Windows and ChromeOS. I don't want to get something and
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