Funimation hosted their anime no Hulu (known for their obligatory adverts) which was an immediate turnoff for me. Since then I discovered Funimation is hosting anime themselves. A paid membership will get rid of commercials. Barakamon was the first show I added to my queue. I’ve also added other shows not available on Crunchyroll like Psycho-pass, Dangan Ronpa, and To aru Kagaku no Railgun.
My Tenso package arrived today.
There’s a rapper on Shojotai’s “Can’t take my eyes off of you” that sounds a lot like the rapper on “I feel for you.” Shojotai recorded their song in 1987. “I feel for you” was recorded in 1984. I’d have to get my hands on Shojotai’s CD to know for sure.
If you rename your iTunes albums (i.e. foreign language) be prepared for problems. I recently moved my iTunes from one computer to another. Many of the albums reverted back to Japanese. Here’s a list of problems I experienced:
- Text changed back to Japanese
- Split up albums
- Missing songs
- Missing artwork
- Replaced artwork
- No more playlists
- No more ratings
- Missing comments
- No more number of plays
I moved from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. I’m not sure if that was the cause. I used iTunes “import” feature to move files from one computer to another. Maybe I would have been better off transferring my iTunes folder instead.
Believe it or not, the “get info” function reverted many of the albums back to English (restored my changes). Sometimes it wasn’t even necessary to click “ok.” I fixed the albums iTunes split up by checking for changes in the title or artist. I was baffled why one album was split so I deleted it then downloaded it again from the cloud which fixed the problem. I had to import each of my playlists individually from the old computer. You can get ratings back by importing rating based playlists then doing a select-all to rate all of them. The only thing I couldn’t get back was the number of plays.
I’m setting up my Sony receiver and couldn’t find a remote code listed to operate my Cisco Explorer 8640HDC set top box. By trial and error I found codes 816 and 817 operate the channel up and down but nothing else.
I replaced my Pioneer VSX 816 A/V Receiver with a Sony STR-DN1030. I think the Pioneer was going bad with popping and static coming through the speakers. The new Sony performs beautifully with clear sound. The surround sound is better too. Setup and manual are confusing but the sound quality makes up for that.