LG 60UF7700-4k UHDTV

Purchased this television a few months ago.

And reviews  looked well enough I ended up passing on this television for the Sony XBR-55X850C 55″ 4K Ultra HD 2160p 120Hz LED HDTV Active 3d (4K x 2K)
Hang in there at start if this blog I stated that I purchased the LG but also stated I purchased the Sony as well. Just hang in there it will make sense soon.

Issues with the Sony TV right off is the Active 3d glasses they are expensive! When you have a family of 4 and enjoy company over once in a while $49.99 a pair of glasses is just absurd. While the Samsung active 3d glasses I did have from my Samsung HDTV that was active 3d worked with the Sony they did not work 100% matter a fact they sucked! so blurry felt like I was drunk.
2nd biggest issue to me was brightness. This Tv was plain dull 0 pop it couldn’t light the room up pitch dark to find a 50 cent piece on a black floor.
3rd issue this TV had shit side viewing angles TERRIBLE!
There was upsides to this television the Android OS kicked ass and PlayStation Now could stream play PS2 &3 game I believe using a PS4 controller and could install Android Apps from the Play Store \that also worked with he PS4 controller. Not to mention could install and use Kodi as well.

This was not enough for me to keep the TV set. The Picture quality to me just wasn’t there.
So back to Best Buy it went.

Now I have my eye back on the LG, Samsung and the Vizio all 4k smart television sets.
The LG and Samsung plain and simple had the picture quality Vizio was beautiful but did not come close to the quality of picture the Samsung and LG were putting out.
The Samsung had 2 models I looked at curved and standard. I don’t like the curve. SO after much looking the LG won me heart

Get it home instantly realized remote did not turn TV on and just seemed off a bit. Blew it off figured setup dealio not a big deal.
Few weeks pass now the button on TV just doesn’t respond without man handling it. Few days later screen flashlighting on bottom right is unbearable.
Contact LG they send someone out quickly to try and feed me that this flashlighing  is common but issue with the remote and power button is a mainboard issue which needed repaired
MAINBOARD REPAIRED! this TV isn’t even 90 days old!!!.
So screw it I go ahead and do a return I spent $1,600+ on this TV I am not getting it repaired!
Bring swapped TV back home from get go I can see a difference the remote powered TV on right away. And not a damn bit of flashlighting at all. Even the picture quality is improved and also noticed that the FW updated to 4.0 something my 1st TV was locked at and would not update I tried many times.

With the initial issue aside the LG TV is seriously a kick ass television set. I don’t blame LG for the dud I got this can happen to any manufacturer.. Onl thing that does bother me is that they send these techs out to try and run BS that flashlighting is OK. Let me tell you this is NOT okay!!  it hurts picture quality terribly  by making black non-uniform.

Do not ever let any one tell you flashlighting or also called bleed through as being normal and okay.


I’ve had 2 favorite televisions. My Philips 52″ LCD and this is the 3rd Tv since my Philips I like more than it. Took 3 different TV’s to beat me old Philips out.


















Gears OF War Ultimate Edition PC

So announcement of Gears Ultimate Edition came down at this years E3.

This is a serious slap in the face.
They are going to re-hash a 2007 game which was a re-hash of the Xbox 360 in the fist place.
Instead of going ahead and releasing Gears Of War 2 Ultimate they will go ahead and try to squeeze even more money from the PC gaming community with a game that has been on PC already that initially was enhanced from 360 version.
So why not release an enhanced DX12 version of 2? Well because they can go the cheap way and just enhance a game that is already completed for PC and try to make more money off of a game that is now 10 years old.

What a disappointment this is.
Let’s hope people see through this and not bother buying this title.

Windows 10 latest insider build. And Windows gaming

Major change in experience from prior post regarding Windows 10. All good very pleased today to report my personal experience.
Prior to the last Windows Insider update fast track build gaming performance was not up to speed when compared to Windows 7, 8/8.1. Noticed framerate issues across the board on all newer/latest games on RTM release of Windows 10.
Latest Insider build “Fast” : Build 10525 which stated changes Updated color options, memory management improvements and I’m sure a few other tweeks.
And there was one more update after this build not 100% sure exactly what changes were made. Will look into this a bit more later.
I use a Radeon R9 290x graphics card which also had updated beta drivers AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta Driver released on the 1st of September .

Games I played at max resolution 2560×1080 full detail. AA set low and Super sampling set to lowest on Windows 7/8.1. Played smooth but not pushed to full detail in options offered in game.
Example Crysis 3, Ryse Son Of Rome, Batman Arkham Knight.
These same setting on Windows 10 RTM were almost unplayable major slowdown micro stuttering and even occasional lockups.
After Latest Insider update Build 10525 “fast” combined with AMD’s latest Beta drivers Catalyst™ 15.8 Not only will they play smoothly on old settings I can now crank up AA, Super sampling at full detail and resolution and get better framerates.

Amazing! If you prefer gaming on a PC over a console this is a really nice push from all parties to support the PC gaming community. If things continue to improve like this. Windows gaming will be on top again in no time. Keep it up!!

Side note: Batman Arkham Knight was riddled with issues on release and as of yesterday September 3rd they released a patch to rectify issues. So the improvement and quality of this game is only due to games patch.
Game released on June 23, 2015 and patch released September 03, 2015. Game was in such bad shape they actually pulled sales of it on PC days after release.
Before saying WOW! I’ll not buy that game you may want to reconsider while it had some issues on launch the game is amazing. In my opinion it’s best of series.

Windows 10

I adopted Windows 10 about 3 weeks prior to RTM. Still am apart of the Windows Insider program and do keep on fast track.
Last night received update on fast track TH2 update which is first preview build since RTM release.

I personally had issues with initial install of 10 which lead me to various possibilities either hardware or just Windows 10 plain did not play well with my hardware.
Had decompression issue when installing apps or games. PC would not boot up 3 out of 5 times.
After changing HDD to the SSD seemed to fix issues. Which leads to another strange outcome the 500gb mechanical drive I used shows up healthy after 3 tests now. Not one bad sector.

Know of 3-4 others that moved to 10 without issue.
Gaming wise Windows 10 is not on par with 8.1 by any means. Gaming performance has dropped a bit games now get stutter when they did not on 8.1. I’m using the 4gb Radeon  R9 290x. Hoping after some Windows patches and driver improvements over the next few months will smooth this out.

If I had to do it over again I would and will stick with 10 until things improve. I personally like change when it comes to operating systems.

Do I recommend others to upgrade no i’d wait a bit.

Crucial BX100 SSD 500gb

Haven’t posted to blog for a while.

This is just a post to report on the Crucial BX100 series SSD drive for desktop PC’s.

It has given great benefits as far as boot up times and apps launching faster.
Game wise not much to be said since games use up Video cards for performance. Some games are more CPU dependent but In general it’s all Video card power that makes the difference.
1 benefit to gaming is load times there does seem to be a bit of performance improvement there. But not actual game play.
The Crucial MX200 series is the better option at a bit more cost.

I’m a bit late into the performance SSD adoption but I like. Better late than never:-)

Crucial BX100 SSD
Crucial BX100 SSD

My best friend

I love the time we spend together. He is loyal, loving and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He’s never jealous or spiteful.
Just my best friend.

Just played disc catch for a long while. He hasn’t played like that in a long time. Amazes me he hurt his right leg playing yesterday never cried or anything and today went playing never stopping and played for a long time.
Shows how loyal he is and how much he wants to please me even if it hurts.
Side note I would rather we not played when he’s hurt but he just bugs me non-stop until I play.

20150320_115051Sammy my true friend and best pal. I Love you!