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by CountryBoy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Best head set for listening and microphone

Do you approve of the quality of the microphone? That is especially important for me.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Best head set for listening and microphone

Veiled

Thanks for the reply but I need a headset+mic combo.
by CountryBoy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Best head set for listening and microphone

So does anyone own and use a Sennheiser headset w/ attached mic that works? Apparently if I use Skype I do not need a gaming headset with sense around (according to Best Buy today.) There are many models but I need a specific model no.; I don't want to buy just anything with Sennheiser on it. Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Best head set for listening and microphone

You folks are wonderful with all your advice. Thank you. I am currently running Realtek High Definition Audio on a Windows 7 system. gpburdell - Would you please advise which model of Sennheiser gaming headset w/ attached mic it was that you bought. There seem to be a lot of models to choose from. T...
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Best head set for listening and microphone

You could try to record an audio file to your computer with the exiting headset. When you listen to it, if it doesn’t sound great, a new headset is in order.
Yup, I did that and it sounds very distant, like I have to speak very loudly.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Best head set for listening and microphone

Thanks to everyone for their guidance. Followup question clarification: Since I am using my Plantronics head set and microphone for Skype and find that my voice or audio quality is so poor, am I identifying and resolving the problem correctly by buying another headset? Is there anything else by way ...
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best head set for listening and microphone
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Best head set for listening and microphone

I currently use Skype for language learning and have a Plantronics head set and microphone but the audio is very poor quality.

Can someone suggest a head set and microphone with excellent audio?

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

The drapery / shade / blinds guy is visiting us for an estimate on Monday, so, we will have plenty to talk about after that.

Thanks so much to everyone.
by CountryBoy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

I'm not sure if it's been explicitly mentioned, but you can absolutely do a both/and rather than an either/or if you really want to minimize heat loss.
Good point.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

unclescrooge » Have you considered solar blinds?
We are one hour north of NYC, so we are not that bothered by sun.

It is is cold winds of winter that chill my bones.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

Many thanks littlebird and General Disarray; your responses are very helpful.
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

Thank you very much; very interesting.
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

They also don't block 100% of the light and won't provide nearly as much insulation as a honeycomb shade or insulating curtains.
Sounds like you know what you are talking about but am surprised when you mention they will not provide insulation. Paper is better? A bit counter-intuitive for me...
by CountryBoy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

Interesting; thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

Many thanks for the followup. Looks like I will have to do a lot more research. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
by CountryBoy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

Most grateful to everyone.

I am going to have to learn about
smaller triple honeycomb blinds
This topic doesn't have sizzle and glamor, but when you consider the over all costs to a householder for the solution, the topic takes on a different dimension.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

We live one hour north of NYC so the cold temps of winter are a serious consideration.

Most grateful to learn of different options that people choose out there:
some windows with tilting wooden blinds and then drapes over that.
Sounds very interesting.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

I am extremely grateful to everyone for taking the time to share their experience.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds?

That time of year again, and we are working at deciding which is best for us in a house that needs to preserve heat and keep the cold out. We have large sliding doors with double glass but now do need to choose between: Draperies or Honey Comb Shades/Blinds. I grew up with draperies on my windows as...
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cataracts & reading glasses
Replies: 31
Views: 2862

Re: Cataracts & reading glasses

I had severe astigmatism. I had toric lenses and laser surgery. That is about 2 mos. ago. One eye has lens for book reading and the other eye has lens for distance. Remember you may wish to get a pair of magnifying glasses for computer work. I got my pair today and they work fine. $10-20. Other tha...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Re: Watch Batteries

Avo,

Thank you very much.
by CountryBoy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Re: Watch Batteries

Thank you; they look great.

But where on the front is the panel for charging. I don't see it.
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Re: Watch Batteries

This is what my watch looks like:

https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNE031-Sta ... ko+watches

It's not fancy,but like my cars-basic, reliable, and low maintenance.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Re: Watch Batteries

Most grateful for the answers.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Re: Watch Batteries

going battery-solar
Could people please clarify "solar"? If I don't wear the watch outside and all it has is the ambient light in a house; then will it still keep correct time?
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Re: Watch Batteries

Interesting options.

Do the solar powered watches really work?
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3490

Watch Batteries

I have a watch that needs battery replacement every year @$7.50/year. I am told that I can not put a battery in it that lasts longer than a year. Yes, I have a cell phone with the time on it but there is no reason for me to carry a cell phone or smart phone with me all the time. Is there an alternat...
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seasonal Tire Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Seasonal Tire Rotation

jesscj

Many thanks for your guidance.

The snow tires and the other tires all have their own rims so it looks as if we can forego both balancing and alignment.

Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seasonal Tire Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Seasonal Tire Rotation

We live in NY and switch our snow tires seasonally. We also balance and do alignment on them but were told that not all tires require alignment. Is that true and do you always do alignment?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Ok I have finally finished with the post op for my cataract surgery and the MD says all went fine...........and I won't need prescription glasses......and I should just go out and get a $20 pair from Target or some similar place. So I have bought a pair from Zenni Optical for $29. Please note if you...
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Thanks; sounds interesting.
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Yes
We only need eye protection wear to shield our eyes against harmful rays from the sun,
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Wow, I am learning lots.

And Luxottica, I never heard of. Who would have thought.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

My doctor said prescription glasses were not necessary.

Thanks for the links.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Many thanks, Kirkland Signature sunglasses are new for me.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Am truly amazed that there is so much to learn re sunglasses. Who would have thought it.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Sounds like an option.............
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

KAO

Many thanks but

-what does "polarized" mean
and
what is the difference between an OK pair and a great pair of sunglasses.

I am not one of the initiated.

Thanks.

- 8-)
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Many thanks for the G15 info; I never heard about the ratings at all.
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Sheepdog ...what are greem lenses? Did you mean green? Where do people buy sunglasses on line; I mean the most reliable places. I have used ZenniOptical. You folks are correct, I am not asking for medical advice, however do glasses come in various color densities that are standard? I mean really dar...
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 5873

Buying Sunglasses

I have just had cataract surgery and my opthamologist says I should definitely us sunglasses when in the sun. Do people have advice as to what type, what color, whether wrap around or not?

Are their good on-line sources for this?

Thanks.
8-)
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Most grateful to all for sharing all their different experiences; greatly appreciated. Learning lots.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Thanks for the feed back

You suggestion of
If USPS will tell you the name of the private shipper, you can contact them to see if they know where the package is.
is something I will followup on.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Many thanks again for your patience and comprehensive summary.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Most grateful for your truly comprehensive summaries of the different offerings. The fog of the media wars is truly bewildering and having someone who can truly simplify and clarify is a tremendous gift. Followup question if I may: where does Roku fit on your listing? Just another box to add on? Tha...
by CountryBoy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Am totally amazed at how knowledgeable you folks are on this. Thank you so much for your excellent guidance.

We won't give up.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

We are in the midst of trying to cut the cable cord but all they give us is another package with fewer stns and not much more than $10 off. We are trying Hulu and Amazon Prime but the wife wants the TCM old movies that are only on Optimum cable. Any advice? Also, on another issue we asked for and re...
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Spooky105
taking a peak using TOR/a VPN using an international server.


You are definitely above my skill set and I congratulate you.

I subscribed to FT for about 5 years but just felt it was beyond my wallet.

I do miss it.