Replaced my home theater’s subwoofer

My Infinity TSS-SUB750 subwoofer started having problems with hum and high pitch noise. The noise was getting worse and distracting so I replaced the speaker. Infinity doesn’t sell home theater speakers anymore. Instead, I bought Infinity’s REFERENCE SUB R10 which was similar in size and wattage. The R10 has a low-frequency effects (LFE) crossover setting, but it seems to have too much midrange. I’m using the LFE setting because my receiver has it.

Infinity subwoofer
REFERENCE SUB R10
Infinity subwoofer
REFERENCE SUB R10

Animuze on Google Instant blacklist

Google Instant search
Google Instant search

I’ve wondered why when I type in “animuze” on google you don’t get pre-search results.  As soon as I finish typing the whole word the search results go blank (until you click enter).  That’s because google has deemed content related to “animuze” as offensive.  As a test google “puppy.”  Google will autocomplete your search with each keystroke.  Try the same with “bitch.”

Using HDMI on the Samsung Droid Charge

I’ve been watching Crunchyroll on my phone which comes in handy when I’m not home.  The screen is a bit small which leads to eye strain after prolonged use.  I was curious about using the phone’s HDMI.  The Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-i510) comes with a HDMI port.  You’ll need a HDMI to HDMI Type D (micro) cable.  The micro HDMI resembles your phone’s micro USB cable.  You’ll also need a 1080 capable HDTV.

Initially, I purchased a Sigmac 15″ HDTV (480-1080i) for my phone however no video appeared.  The TV flashed 1080i once hooked up but no picture.  Then I purchased a Samsung T22B350ND 21.5″ LED.  It worked fine.  I was watching Squid Girl on a TV screen 5 times bigger than my phone’s with easy to read subtitles.

Picture Quality

Don’t expect 1080 HDMI quality.  It’s not even DVD quality.  It sort of looks like a low resolution YouTube video with jagged lines and pixelation.  The only purpose the HDMI serves is to screen capture your phone and enlarge it to your TV screen.

Quality comparison of Droid Charge HDMI
Quality comparison of Droid Charge HDMI (View image @ 100% for detail)

Couple or Trouble

Han Ye Seul in Couple or Trouble
Han Ye Seul in Couple or Trouble

Just finished the k-drama Couple or Trouble from Crunchyroll.  It based on a  Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel movie called Overboard.  I never saw the movie so I can’t compare them.  Anna Jo is a hard-to-please rich bitch who ironically ends up as housekeeper after losing her memory.  Anna’s character is really irritating which is sort of a turnoff.  The pace of the show is slow at times but you’ll be rewarded with a great ending.

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Queen of Housewives

Queen of Housewives
Queen of Housewives

Just finished the Korean drama Queen of Housewives (a.k.a My Wife is a Superwoman) on Crunchyroll.  It a love triangle comedy involving three couples.  The background is the corporate world and all the backstabbing that goes with it.  I enjoyed the show although there were some lulls at the end.  Actress Sun Woo Sun (pic far left) is very pretty.  She reminds me of Japanese singer Mika Nakashima. Lee Hye Young plays sexy spiteful bitch (pic far right).  She reminds me of young Kim Cattral–I know that’s a stretch.  Actor Yoon Sang Hyun is in this one as well.  I’ve seen him in the Korean drama My Fair Lady.

My rating5 out of 5 stars