I love modern tech...

steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,429
edited September 23 in Electronics
So cool the features that are now standard even on low cost items. I bought a Samsung BR player ($98) at Walmart for the patio rig, as my Sony finally died. I discovered this pup has usb, and my thumb drive I use in my car has nearly all of my music on it (mp3 @ 320kps); so I tried it on the Samsung....boom! Music library on the patio!

98 bucks!

I run the sound via Toslink (the ONLY audio out option) to the Teac integrated.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,774
    Nice! I too am a fan of much modern tech. Love that I can power on, completely control and sync two different systems in different rooms.

    Is the thumb drive easy to navigate through the bdp? Is there an app?
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,429
    Yes, it shows the albums as folders and you just navigate to what you want and hit enter.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • +1 here for modern tech to. Stuff we could only dream about years ago is now a reality. One thing in particular that still amazes me is the fact that I can and do sit in my chair and have control over what I want to hear as well as the volume from my smartwatch.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    me, too...

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,429
    edited September 23
    I remember my Teac X2000RBL R2R with it's 10 foot CORDED remote. LOL. If it's got a cord, is it really a "remote?"
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,085
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I remember my Teac X2000RBL R2R with it's 10 foot CORDED remote. LOL. If it's got a cord, is it really a "remote?"

    Ha! I remember those cords with the "remote". Heck yes it was still a remote back then, you didn't have to get out of your chair. Besides, it was the cats axx back then...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    edited September 25
    I liked the Zenith Space Command remote, which used ultrasonic tones generated by a tuning fork door chime sort of striker to trigger motor driven channel selection and volume control on TV sets in the late 50s/early 60s. We had one for a while (a hand me down of some sort). One could make 'em randomly change channels or volume by jingling a
    ring of keys in front of the receiver on the TV.

    :)

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    http://www.pushclicktouch.com/blog/?p=107

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  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    Professor is that why they called em clickers?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    Another interesting remote concept. Accutrac 4000 TT.
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    https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ele/d/rare-vintage-accutrac-4000/6705742629.html
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    verb wrote: »
    Professor is that why they called em clickers?

    that's a big 10-4.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,563
    Just think about this for a minute.

    How many of us remember black and white TVs? Then the antenna on the roof auto direction changer. Then the TV remote. Then color TV.

    The outdoors was a lot more fun than staying at home it seemed.

    Then the BEEPER. Then the Cell phone. Then the decline of society..vvv :#

    I'm sure there's millions who have had a smart phone since they were 6 years old now.

    Parents had kids so they wouldn't have to get up to change the 3 channels. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,085
    I agree wholeheartedly Tony. However, with our "3" channels we didn't have an auto direction changer. Our antenna was on big pole, attached to the side of the house. When we had to get a channel to come in one of us went outside and kept turning it until it did. Cold in the winter...
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,429
    I think I was about 6 or 7 when we got our first color TV. I still remember it well because we were so excited to get it up and running. Back then, your TV repairman delivered it and set it up. I still remember his name; Mr. Kirby. Good times.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,552
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I think I was about 6 or 7 when we got our first color TV. I still remember it well because we were so excited to get it up and running. Back then, your TV repairman delivered it and set it up. I still remember his name; Mr. Kirby. Good times.

    and they came to your house and repaired them.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,429
    edited September 26
    Yep. I remember a couple of occasions Mr. Kirby would setup a mirror he had, so he could see on the screen what the adjustments were doing from the back. He had all of the parts in his truck, except for large things like picture tubes.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Yep. I remember a couple of occasions Mr. Kirby would setup a mirror he had, so he could see on the screen what the adjustments were doing from the back. He had all of the parts in his truck, except for large things like picture tubes.

    My father was one of those guys, FWIW. :)
    He had his own little shop for many years and made a living fixin' TVs (and, occasionally radios and hifis), installing antennae, and doing occasional PA installs (churches, mostly).
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,774
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Yep. I remember a couple of occasions Mr. Kirby would setup a mirror he had, so he could see on the screen what the adjustments were doing from the back. He had all of the parts in his truck, except for large things like picture tubes.

    My father was one of those guys, FWIW. :)
    He had his own little shop for many years and made a living fixin' TVs (and, occasionally radios and hifis), installing antennae, and doing occasional PA installs (churches, mostly).

    Now it’s all starting to make sense. The genealogy of doc hardy...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,563
    My 85 year old neighbor across the street and 2 doors down to the right, was a TV repairman for years but I think just as a hobby. Even at 80, he LOVED fixing tube TV's. B) I don't think he lived to see these newer "Flat Screen" TVs though. :( :'(

    He was a nice little old man too. He once asked me to come over and move a big tube TV back into his repair building before a blizzard hit. I'll never forget it. I was helping some roofer friends put a roof on my just built cottage's front room. I didn't want to stop helping the roofers BUT I HAD TOO. :) The old guy was so small and weak and it only took like 5 minutes tops. We all got our jobs done before the blizzard hit too. B)

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    My fully restored Philco 41-290. I added a BT receiver in order to stream oldie radio shows. Is that sacrilegious? :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,062
    WTH is that thing??? :o
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    Hey Cathy - It's an antique console radio! Model year 1941. Yes way before my time!

    It's got 10 tube chassis, with belt and pulley dials for tuning and volume control. Also some preset buttons! AM/Police/Shortwave bands. And a field coil speaker! Solid maple and veneer inlay cabinet, done in the art deco style that was all the rage back then!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    edited September 26
    From Radiomuseum:
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    Tuberadioland:
    http://www.tuberadioland.com/philco41-290_main.html
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,429
    I have a 1937 Philco that still works, but I'm ascared to plug it in.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,552
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I have a 1937 Philco that still works, but I'm ascared to plug it in.

    Ah yes the smell of ancient electrons cooking off their insulation in the morning God you got to love it....

    lol
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,334
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I have a 1937 Philco that still works, but I'm ascared to plug it in.

    I know I would be!
    I’m always scared when I bring home new toys from the flea market or a garage sale.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,009
    Huge fan of the modern tech. Anyone else have a Harmony remote? I have two setups with the hub connected to Alexa. Can sit down and say “Alexa turn tv on” and it cycles through all devices that need to be on for that. If I say watche movie it also turns the lights down. Casting stuff up to the tv or streamer is something awesome too. Anyone who comes over and says “have you heard...?” They can show me directly from their devices. This is a wonderful time for techies.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, Linn LK240 monoblocks (x4 - bi-amping) Polk LSiM705's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    verb wrote: »
    My fully restored Philco 41-290. I added a BT receiver in order to stream oldie radio shows. Is that sacrilegious? :smile:
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    Yes :p
    You can probably still pick up some interesting clear channel stations at night on AM in the wintertime ;)
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    Agreed. Streaming Five finger Death Punch didn't really do it for me on this thing! :smile: AM reception works great! I'm a talk show fan, so this baby fills the ticket! When I'm not rocking my office rig, that is. :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    By the way, it is a beautiful console.

    Speaking of which, though, given your skills, aesthetics and... resources, you know, you really ought to have one of these.

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    Zenith Z-1000 Stratosphere
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    Gorgeous! Ah yes the famous Zenith round tuning dial. Dude that is the pinnacle, way way out of my price range (~60K nowadays). Plus the WAF won't allow any more "what is that" pieces in the house! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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