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achilles last won the day on January 25 2013

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  1. The Apple Thread

    10k higher than last year? That's the ₹-$ equaliser. Solid updates though, a few things shown in photography, and the neural engine applications were truly impressive. They're elucidating so much of the hardware only stuff of larger cameras by software. And they're going further, building up on that by software that hardware can't, and couldn't do. Edit: way to move up the ASP. Before last year, the lowest priced latest gen iPhone was available for $649. Last year, it went to $699. This year, $749. Ugh. Also, is it me or have these presentations become extremely boring? Ive keeps on drawling the same things in that over pronounced accent, and mostly everything is too.. similar. Eh.
  2. The Home Theatre Set-Up

    Wait till the first upgrade itch creeps in, out of absolutely fukn nowhere
  3. The Home Theatre Set-Up

    ^Enjoy man. 6012 was the way to go, barely any difference with the 6013.
  4. The Home Theatre Set-Up

    But how would the receiver play 3.1/2? Wouldn't it just route all audio from all 3 speakers? Or will it be able to isolate the C and play surround sounds through the L and R? Adding centre makes sense only if vocals can be isolated through the receiver. If that's the case, then your suggestion of skipping one sub for now makes sense. Though the invention audio subs are a package deal, they are installed demo units that I'll be getting, so I can't choose one. The good part about these subs is that they're in-wall, and will be behind the screen, so won't occupy any room space at all.
  5. The Home Theatre Set-Up

    ^For now. It's another couple of lakhs atleast if I add the centre and surrounds, and I just can't stretch anymore right now. Edit: If we decide to go with active external subs, I'll choose to skip one of the two right now as well. This is because we decided to add more power. What I noticed was that the same speakers without a dedicated power amp sounded a lot duller. There was a lot of detail and enhanced clarity with adding more power, through a dedicated power amp, and not a better AVR. And I also decided to get a relatively decent projector. This meant compromise on other things, and adding the centre and surrounds later (and they will be added later for sure) feels like the right compromise for now.
  6. The Home Theatre Set-Up

    ^hope, did you miss a zero there? Okay, and phew. Finally it looks like we have a lock on the set-up. It's not perfect, but good enough to get on to now. After many, many demos and Interstellar skip 15 (Mann's planet and the rotating dock) viewed multiple times, this is what it has come to: Projector: Optoma UHD 60 Screen: Liberty Grandview Acoustically Transparent 135-150" diagonal depending on the final room set-up Speakers: James Loudspeaker QX830 LR Invention Audio 2x dual 12" passive subs with 2*12" passive radiators Electronics: Marantz SR6012/Denon X4400H AVR Emotiva XPA-3 power amp Crown XTi 2002 800w power amp for subwoofers The passive subs might be changed dual SVS PB-2000 or Golden Ear Forcefield 5 active subs Will leave space for, and add centre channel and surrounds in a year or so, as the budget was extended too damn much, and these had to be clipped. Now that we have a lock on the system, I'm kind of relieved. Guise. This will be off the hook. Also, any suggestions welcome.
  7. Marvel's Spider-man [READ OP BEFORE POSTING]

    The same thing, again? I would've given them the benefit of the doubt, but if they really can't figure this out then they have no business being in this position in the company. Or, maybe, they don't really care. Which would be worse.
  8. The Formula 1 Thread

    ^Yep. I don't remember the last time I'd watched a full, lap 1 to last lap race without break. A great F1 weekend, and the Italian crowd never disappoints. I mean, they scrapped Massa's post race "interview" with Bottas I really do want to catch a Monza race live.

    Gah. Just when I was going to get into BloodBorne. Maybe I will come back to this later.
  10. Wrestling fans

    The most surprising part of that segment was Lesnar cutting a half decent promo.
  11. Movie Discussion Thread

    Man. Sanju turned out to be such a let down. What started off as an interesting biopic, with story elements which were fun, and previously unknown, turned out to be a preachy, overdrawn mess by the end of it. It's like a tribute film to Sunil Dutt, an apology for Sanjay Dutt's mistakes, and an all out assault on (print) media. Seemingly midway, the story just vanishes, and there's a long drawl about making up for mistakes or lost chances. Ranbir wasn't too good either. He is more imitate-y than bringing a version of Sanjay Dutt, his interpretation of the role to the screen. There's no flair to him here, no essence. Watch him win all the awards next year. Well. Hirani disappoints this time. Properly, because this had so, so much potential. Aamir would've probably made it better.
  12. Nier Automata

    Strange. I searched from the PS4 and it showed only the game and the DLC, not the demo. Usually even after clicking on the game, next to the price there's an option to download the demo if it is available. It wasn't. I just searched using the app, and the demo is there.
  13. Nier Automata

    I thought there was a demo on PSN. Not there. Hmm.
  14. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Yeah, I'm with the majority here. The Lost Legacy is a more memorable, more fun, and a neater experience compared to UC4. There were no standout moments in UC4 that I can remember now, and maybe I'll forget this too, in time, but I remember I had to force myself a couple of times to get back to UC4 even though that was my first game on the PS4, and I was playing after a gap of a couple of years. With this, I was compelled. Wait, compelled is a strong word, but I did want to get back to the game to play further. I could see how they went with the all girl thing here. Supposedly UC has been popular amongst the ladies, and many guys who've been playing Uncharted games have said, or atleast I've read that they've noticed girls not brushing this one off like other games. But this lovey-dovey, girl power thing is getting annoying now. It was annoying in Infinity War, and it is annoying here. Mildly, yet annoying. It is annoying because it feels forced. There's something to be said about Sony first party games' sound effects. They were superlative in GOW, and they're great here. Some of the gunshots sound like they were shot right in my goddamn room. The ambient sounds, the reverb in different areas with different surfaces around, everything works to make the game more absorbing. Like GOW, if you've got the speakers, and if you haven't yet, retry this game with a good sound set up. It really takes the experience a few notches higher. The last level was amazing here, unlike previous UC games where it's a stupid run/dodge/shoot sequence with the main villain. This entire train sequence was quite well done. I don't think anyone else has managed to bring the popcorn-blockbuster-feel to video games quite like ND. I do think however, that I'm over this formula for now. It was fun while it lasted, but even as I was finishing this game, I couldn't see getting another one like this anytime soon. Thanks Uncharted. You were great while you lasted. Edit: Have a couple of things to add. One, I think this game is better enjoyed on easier difficulty, like no higher than normal. Also, use auto-aim assist with the silenced pistol to feel like James Bond It's better on easier difficulty because if you complete one entire "bad-guy" sequence without dying at all, that sequence is so much more enjoyable. A stupid death here or there just took me out of the game, and the feeling wasn't of failing like in Bayonetta, or Demon's Souls, it was more of irritation. When you're in the flow in this game, hours go by happily. Two, the treasure collecting has to be better implemented. It has to be in places I as an explorer would look into, to find ways to move forward, not in nooks and crannies I'd never look into even if I was exploring out in the wild. Or it needs to be scrapped. It's a stupid hangover system anyway.
  15. The CREW 2

    I have tried downloading this on PSN, but nothing happens. I don't understand. I tapped on "download" on PSN and nada. Nothing. I've restarted the 4 twice, there'e enough storage space left etc. What gives..?