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    Djokovic-Musetti On Peacock

    One thing: Peacock's video quality for the matches last weekend was clearly better than Tennis Channel and NBC, at least as they looked on Youtube TV. Not sure if it was 4K, but it looked it.
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    Best Tennis Ball Machine

    The Proton (own one) will shoot lobs for overheads practice with the use of a fairly recently introduced accessory -- not expensive. Also, the Spinfire Pro 2 (used to own one) is very good at lobs.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    He undersells the Proton. Of course the video was made before lob capability was added. But he should have dealt more with the great programing capability, and how you can fully control the machine from your wrist with an Apple watch. Of course, the somewhat annoying drift problem may never be...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Yup, and used it to send back for a repair to the riser leg.
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    Removing lines people for Wimbledon

    Couldn't agree more. Thankfully, the ATP's decision to phase them out will apply tremendous pressure for Wimbledon and French Open to go electronic.
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    Line Judges BACK at Wimbledon????

    Good god. You think it's suitable for grossly overweight people to be on the court with tennis professionals? People who can't move to avoid a ball? Or are obviously at high risk of tiring easily, cardiac episodes or side effects from diabetes? Well, if so, enjoy the sight of that while you can...
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    Line Judges BACK at Wimbledon????

    Couldn't miss the morbidly obese lineswoman in the Djokovic match. If you're going to be on the same court as pro athletes, some fitness standards must be applied. This may be the last year for linesmen at Wimbledon, thankfully.
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    Carlos Alcaraz Grunting

    His grunting -- which seems to happen on every shot -- is excessive and annoying. An opponent would be within their rights to object to the umpire, challenging it as a hindrance.
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    Khachanov‘s chances better than Tsitsipas‘s?

    Good riddance to Karen with his strutting and endless fist-pumping, sleeve tugging, and grunting.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Mine has been sent back twice now for repairs, the second time under the $99 extended warranty. Has had moderate, at most, usage. Both times the problem was the elevator motor failing or degrading. This time they are replacing the motor with the improved one, so I'm hoping that problem won't...
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    2023 Indian Wells F: Alcaraz vs Medvedev

    Medvedev played like a small cat yesterday. He was overdue for a drop in form, I guess. I do wish someone would get him to a barber for a shave and haircut.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I had the same problem and reported it to Jonah. He said a fix is in progress and should be out in the next few days.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I shot some balls with the lob attachment. Kind of a weird experience. Tried using the Lobs from Deep Center in the Built-in Programs, and it shot balls fairly high over the net but definitely not lobs. Made a custom lob with the same settings and it did the same thing. Riser did not go high...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Nice new feature in the app update, beyond the lob option, is the ability to reorder your custom programs, so you can group them as you like. Handy, since I have a lot of them.
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    Breaking: Djokovic Australia ban set to be lifted

    I have little doubt Australia will lift the ban. The country, thankfully, seems to have moved past its temporary insanity. Regarding the US Open, this article has an interesting perspective: Let Djokovic Play The US Open - Tennis Connected
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    New firmware available. 1.00 something. Lets you use Mph instead of Kph. Not sure what else it does.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I've been using a green Scotch heavy duty scour pad under my Proton and it has reduced drift. Haven't made any calibration adjustments since the pads are so thin, and they compress under the weight of the riser leg, so shot depth seems unaffected. As an aside, I also have a Spinfire Pro 2 (V1)...
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    Improvemen suggestions for TENNISTV app

    Constantly being forced to log in. FF/Rewind on replays on Roku does not work. Confirmed again today during Miami event. Video quality on Amazon Firestick (latest model) is poor -- choppy. Even after adjusting frame rate setting.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    My experience with the standard 1-year warranty: The riser leg stopped working after about 11,000 balls, so balls were shooting into the net. Troubleshooting failed, so reported it to Hydrogen, and the owner responded immediately, saying it needed to be sent back to be fixed. I was sent a paid...
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    TennisTV Quality?

    I've been using it for a week or so. Not a great experience so far. On the latest Firestick, set to 50 Hz, and with gigabit internet, there's some choppiness and picture quality is subpar. Menu navigation is very poor. On Roku, picture quality and menu navigation are distinctly better. However...
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    With Novak out will you still watch AO22?

    Good idea for a survey. No, will definitely not watch, after decades of watching every Slam. If a healthy and fit Novak is denied entry, this year's Australian Open will forever carry an asterisk, and the other players in the top five know it. As an aside, very disappointed in Nadal's...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Agree, often two are left if that panel moves outside the rim of the hopper. I may try attaching a bit of velcro to keep it in place.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I've noticed the peg loosening a few times. Seems to depend on which hole I install it in. Kind of a troubling email. Good to see the support, but shipping a part that could cause damage if it comes loose, and suggesting user modifications with zip ties, straws? Shouldn't happen with an...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I have a first-gen iPhone SE 32GB. Works fine with the machine and the watch app.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I'm not sure the Spinfire is any more sturdy, other than the ball hopper. The Proton seems solidly built, but only time will tell. The Spinfire (v1 or 2) is certainly built well with a proven design, and excellent support. The Australia-based company and US distributor have had long-term...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    The ball hopper is floppy and sloppy. Supposed to hold 100 balls, but I find 85 works much better. With more, some tend to spill out. There's a design flaw, I think, on the panel with the logo (btw, they should also display the logo more prominently to help sales). The panel tends to droop...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    So I got my Proton last week after a six-month wait (it's not perfect but I like it a lot). Took it to the courts the other day and lo and behold there was another Proton in use there. Pretty slim odds of seeing another one in the wild since so few have been shipped. The other owner took a shot...
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