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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By gtgray
If you need WMC it is not really that good a...

If you need WMC it is not really that good a deal. I have an older Atom/Ion with Win 7 it just needs an Asrock J1900 ITX and some memory to be comparable. .. The problem is this ACER MB Firmware is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By gtgray
Calibration is trickier than most realize. If you...

Calibration is trickier than most realize. If you are using a colorimeter like i1 Display you need to have either an offset table for the exact display type you are using (DLP UHP Front Projector,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By gtgray
I have installed Shark a number of times and it...

I have installed Shark a number of times and it always went well. Until last week I never had a bad experience. Unfortunately I ended up having an ugly battle with PC Optimum Boost. From what I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
Unfortunately all this is just the gnashing of...

Unfortunately all this is just the gnashing of teeth in the wilderness. For all practical purposes MS is out of the decoder for Windows business and Comcast well those of you who are Comcast...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,830
Posted By gtgray
When does a work around become a feature? A...

When does a work around become a feature? A rhetorical question. but it goes to the heart of these kind of questions.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
I did not say it was perfect on either. I said...

I did not say it was perfect on either. I said they looked the same.


In DVD/BD Players (High End say OPPO) and High End Video Processors all kinds of strategies are employed to detect bad edit,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By gtgray
My guess is that the DRM needs to be reset.....

My guess is that the DRM needs to be reset.. which will likely make your recordings unusable.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
My results in both WMC with stock decoders and...

My results in both WMC with stock decoders and with JRiver running Red October HQ (LAV/madVR) look just like your second enlargement. Nvidia 450GTS


I don't really know what is going on in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
I have Comcast. Perhaps we watch different...

I have Comcast. Perhaps we watch different content. I really don't know what you are experiencing but the only time I really have an issue is with some poorly flagged local commercials. I have a very...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
Why point to a thread that describes badly...

Why point to a thread that describes badly encoded video streams where mixed progressive and interlaced content is improperly flagged. Don't blame the decoder for that. If the decoder is accurately...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By gtgray
The latest ROKU 3 Netflix app is instantaneous...

The latest ROKU 3 Netflix app is instantaneous and doesn't bobble a bit on my 30mbs Comcast service at 1080P. For the price of the ROKU 3, I paid $85 at the local BestBuy, I don't see how anyone can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
This whole thing is missing a basic point. The MS...

This whole thing is missing a basic point. The MS Decoder works fine. A decoder's job is to decode. It is not to render. Unless frames are dropped or not decoded properly in time you should not see a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By gtgray
WMC is very fussy about the decoder. It wants to...

WMC is very fussy about the decoder. It wants to see the MS decoder used. If I recall correctly some of the Cyberlink decoders would work. I can't recall the specifics. With certain decoders you will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,830
Posted By gtgray
For an appliance like experience with a cablecard...

For an appliance like experience with a cablecard tuner WMC is probably the way to go for most, it just works. Hopefully, Android L/TV will get cablecard support and cheap Android TV boxes will be...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 8,347
Posted By gtgray
What J_Palmer_Cass doesn't seem to understand is...

What J_Palmer_Cass doesn't seem to understand is that a lot of the clever automation features built into modern TV sets are half-baked, poorly implemented or work at cross purposes to other...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 8,347
Posted By gtgray
I just wandered into this thread by accident. It...

I just wandered into this thread by accident. It is utterly painful to read someone so entirely clueless go on and on. I am no calibration pro but I have a spectro, a colorimeter, ChromaPure and and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By gtgray
I have 2 Sony AVRs, 2 Denon and a Pioneer Elite....

I have 2 Sony AVRs, 2 Denon and a Pioneer Elite. HDMI Versions range from 1.1 through 1.3 and I never had any of the issues you describe when connecting to an HTPC. I suspect the McIntosh is likely...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By gtgray
do you only send 1080i60? if not how do you...

do you only send 1080i60? if not how do you switch between them?


I'm not sure if I even have 1080i60 anywhere. I think most channels are 720p60 or 1080i30, or am I mistaken? beyond that I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By gtgray
Depending on what you have in mind you might...

Depending on what you have in mind you might consider the ID from JRiver. It is an Intel NUC running a customized version JRiver. So it is basically a bundled solution. It has HDMI and supports USB...
Forum: Video Processors   06-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 143,592
Posted By gtgray
I have an XS-3D. I was looking in the manual at...

I have an XS-3D. I was looking in the manual at the procedures to deal with overscan and I generally found it confusing. It seemed there was a warning not to use it on 1080i. My input is 1080i 60 and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-13-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,239
Posted By gtgray
I use a small USB fan, about 3" to blow not into...

I use a small USB fan, about 3" to blow not into but by the fresh air intake of the Mits and that seems to keep the temps stable and within reason. It does raise the noise level a very small amount...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,968
Views: 388,825
Posted By gtgray
It is a bit bigger job with the 92840. I won't...

It is a bit bigger job with the 92840. I won't even attempt without a couple of people here who are willing to hang in and around for a few hours.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 52,488
Posted By gtgray
Actually it can work quite well until you ask for...

Actually it can work quite well until you ask for the 3rd tuner then it gets slow and breaks asking for the 4th. I already apologized. The language you are choosing is unfortunate and not even part...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-10-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 52,488
Posted By gtgray
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by erickotz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472563/latest-ceton-infinitv-6-info-thread/930#post_24815896)

There is no dynamic...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 52,488
Posted By gtgray
It will dynamically assign 3 tunes, the 4th it...

It will dynamically assign 3 tunes, the 4th it won't assign. Once you asked a 4th on a 4th PC you will get the No Tuner available and an offer to run TV setup. Obviously I delince. It does not...
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