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Well seeing as we all use Media Browser to watch.... errrr... Movies with. I thought I'd start up a thread, so we can say a few words about any recent movies you have watched and pass thoughts on them, so those sat on the fence regarding a particular film may decide it's worth a shot. RULES: 1. THERE IS NO FILM CLUB 2. NO SPOILERS 3. GIVE OVERALL EXPERIENCE FELT ABOUT THE MOVIE (how it made you feel) 4. YOU MAY GIVE COMPARISONS TO OTHER MOVIES 5. YOU CAN GIVE THE TYPE OF MOOD YOU CAN BE IN TO WATCH THIS PARTICULAR MOVIE 6. NO SPOILERS 7. GIVE A SCORE OUT OF 10 Ok so I'll start of with a couple. The Conjuring (2013) I've always been sceptical about Horrors, they always seem to go too far with gore or end up been down right stupid, well, what a nice turn of events with this movie. The events are based on a true story(apparently), and the pace is pretty good from start to finish. Now I'm not one that gets edgey by any means and I'm very thick skinned, however, I have to say that the suspense in this film is bang on the money, it had my arm hairs standing on end quite often and physiologically, its a trickster!! I thoroughly enjoyed being tense throughout the movie and would certainly watch it again. This is how horrors should be made. 8.5/10 Pain & Gain (2013) What can I say, it was totally not the movie I was expecting to see from the Front Cover..... This is a good thing by the way. Wahlberg &The Rock play outstanding parts in this movie about 3 body builders who need to make some money. The balance between the story and the comedy in this is perfect(the comedy would probably be more appealing to the males, not girly girls). It's a thoroughly enjoyable movie from start to finish, with no lulls at all throughout. For a 2hr 10min movie, it feels more like an hour and a half (Good Right?). Watch this anyday, anytime and you wont feel disappointed. 8.3/10
Hi Guys! Would be awesome if users could rate and possibly add comments on movie pages? Even a simple "out of 5 star" rating system would be pretty neat, maybe even with a comment below eg. "John liked this movie, 4 Stars". I have roughly 10 users (friends) that all use my Emby Server, so would be cool to see reviews from friends.
For people like me, that use Media Browser to browse their DVD collection and not a lot else, I've always thought a shortlist would be a massive improvement. So you're browsing through some movies with the missus or friends..... Cant quite decide what to watch..... as you're scrolling through, you think "maybe that one". By the time you get to the end, you've forgotten what the possible choices were. If they'd been added to a shortlist as you were going through, you simply review the shortlist and hit play on the final choice. Any takers?
A little while ago I posted a little review of this device in @@Cheesegeezer's thread, I thought I might as well start a separate thread now that I've had some time to play with the unit a bit: I originally ordered the RikoMagic MK902 and MK705 AirMouse from AliExpress quite some time ago; as I stated in the other thread, this wasn't exactly a pleasant experience... After waiting 46 days for my device (!!!), it finally arrived. Woohoo! Except for one small problem: The MK902 was D.O.A. That is, the unit wouldn't turn on or anything. Didn't I feel great after waiting for so long. The remote, on the other hand; worked great! I plugged it into my PC to try it out, and it was excellent. The design makes it quite comfortable, and it's heavy enough to not feel like a piece of junk (it only cost $29 if I remember correctly). All the little goodies that came with my order The AirMouse functions much like a Wii Remote, but in my opinion, easier to aim, with smoother movement than a Wii Remote. The remote control functions work great as well. It has a decent amount of programmable buttons on it, which can be accomplished by simply holding the set button and then teaching the remote using an existing remote, much like you do with most programmable remote controls. AirMouse and Remote Control portion of the MK705 Flip the control over, and you have a full QWERTY keyboard including arrow buttons (which are handy for navigating the Android MB App). Keyboard side of the MK705 After many, many emails back and fourth with the supplier I bought my MK902 from, I eventually convinced them to ship me another unit with DHL Express, and I received my replacement unit about a week later (Why they couldn't ship that way from the beginning, I'll never know). And this one WORKS!! First off a few specs on the MK902: Comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean RK3188 Quad-Core CPU 2GB Ram Available in 8/16GB models (I purchased the 16GB model) Ability to add an additional 64(?)GB of storage via SD Card RikoMagic MK902 Android Mini-PC with WiFi Antenna I plug the unit into my TV, and it boots up in no time. After doing some research, I managed to find and install a custom ROM which allows for 1080p playback, which is a plus, since I'm using the device on a 50" Samsung LED TV, and 720p just wasn't cutting it (I'm used to the 65" Panasonic in the living room, which has an amazing 1080p picture). MK902 Sitting on top of my TV, sitting at my Home Screen Close-up of the MK902 on top of TV As far as WIFI signal quality goes, I'd say the antenna on this unit works great. It's located in a bedroom in the basement in the North-west corner of the house, and the router is in the South-West corner of the upper-floor, and I'm getting full signal according to the little WiFi icon in my settings menu. I've played a few games, and emulators and what-not on the device, and it seems to be very snappy, so I'm very impressed with the performance of this little box so far. It even has a built in (low quality) camera, in case you're interested in Skype or anything like that. As far as playback is concerned within the MB Android app, I've had to do a bit of a workaround to get it to my liking: I found that no matter how I set up transoding, I wasn't impressed with the quality on my 50" LED TV, so initially I started using the "Remote Play" function to send it to my TV using DLNA, which gave me full quality video (Although, I wasn't able to send 1080p video without an excessive amount of buffering, which made the video unwatchable). And the fact that I have no REW/FF capabilities on my TV with the current DLNA service. Also, I'm not sure what's causing it, but I've noticed when using DLNA, the video seems to end prematurely for some reason (not sure exactly how early, but seems like it could be as much as 30 seconds or more). So far, what I've found to be the best playback method for me is to use an external player. In my case I've found MX Player to work the best, and it gives me on-screen controls for REW/FF, etc. (A little annoying that I need to use the AirMouse, and not the playback controls on the remote) but I'm sure this kind of thing will get figured out eventually. Unfortunately, installing the custom ROM was a bit of a waste of time, because I can't seem to play back 1080p video with either method with a decent loading time, so for now, I can only watch 720p video with the device anyway. I will eventually run an Ethernet cable to the device directly from my modem, and see if this helps at all. All-in-all, I'm very satisfied with this device. For $140CDN (including the remote) I think it's a great deal. Especially for someone that doesn't own a smart TV, since this adds full internet functionality to you television. That combined with the plethora of games and apps available in the Android Market, it's a really fun device, with great performance to boot. Once the 10' UI Android app is released, it'll be even better. I just hope I can get 1080p playback sorted out, I don't think it's the device itself, I think the problem is in my current setup. Here's a few more photo's of the unit hooked up: RikoMagic MK902 on top of my TV, sitting at the Android MB3 App start page Android App details screen The MK705 keyboard works very well in the Android App Same goes for the AirMouse funtion of the MK705 Feel free to let me know if anyone has any questions regarding the device! Take care, Patrick