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Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   07-07-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By tommylotto
You could attach each of your AppleTV's or...

You could attach each of your AppleTV's or airport expresses to one of these tiny inexpensive stereo amps (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-380). They are small digital...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   07-03-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By tommylotto
Quote:Originally Posted by grubavs...

Quote:Originally Posted by grubavs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18855205)

and/or multiple Macs all accessing the iTunes folder either by...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-21-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By tommylotto
Quote:Originally Posted by davea2...

Quote:Originally Posted by davea2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18802733)

I suppose I could use several Apple TV boxes synced to my computer....
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-20-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By tommylotto
Denon POA-3012CI 12 channels that can be...

Denon POA-3012CI
12 channels that can be configured to six room stereo.
But it is not cheap...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   05-06-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,017
Posted By tommylotto
I had odd Front Row symptoms. Files designated...

I had odd Front Row symptoms. Files designated as TV shows in iTunes showed up as movies. The only way that I could fix it was to trash my iTunes library, create a new one and re import all my...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-05-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,338
Posted By tommylotto
Actually Make MKV has a streaming mode which...

Actually Make MKV has a streaming mode which will generate a web address that you can discover through Safari, which if opened in VLC will enable you to play a BD movie straight from the disk. It is...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-01-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,195
Posted By tommylotto
No clues? Well it seems that iTunes does...

No clues?

Well it seems that iTunes does not change the meta data for the file when you change the type of file from Movie to TV Show. However, if you change the file type in Meta X or other...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   02-28-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,195
Posted By tommylotto
Okay last week I decided to rebuild my iTunes...

Okay last week I decided to rebuild my iTunes library. The existing library had been upgrade over the years from iTunes 1.0 and I thought a fresh start would do me good. I was having some strange...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   02-19-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,564
Posted By tommylotto
I use 2 of these...

I use 2 of these (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=466). They come populated with 2 1TB drives already and they can be set to automatically mirror 1TB. I do not time machine my...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   02-13-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,001
Posted By tommylotto
Looking at the language on their site. I am...

Looking at the language on their site. I am suspicious:

Quote:

Turn your Apple iMac 27 inch into a HDTV. Connect and play Blu-Ray DVD, PS3, Xbox games at HD format.


720p is an HD format...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   02-12-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,001
Posted By tommylotto
It looks like the first solution for this...

It looks like the first solution for this problem will be available in April. It seems to imply that it will both convert and scale for $150.

Kanex XD for Apple 27" iMac...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   02-08-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By tommylotto
Quote: I only really use the TV in my...

Quote:

I only really use the TV in my computer room for monitoring sporting events and news.


That sounds like a perfect application for a slingbox. You would not even need another LCD...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-28-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,252
Posted By tommylotto
Quote:Originally Posted by jimx1169...

Quote:Originally Posted by jimx1169 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18023531)

What is a pain, however, is that if the Video_TS file is...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-28-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By tommylotto
I have two of these things...

I have two of these things (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=466). I use them in mirror mode so that if a drive fails I will not have to rip and convert all my DVD's and BluRays...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-22-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,565
Posted By tommylotto
I am running out of ideas. Maybe the 58" Panny...

I am running out of ideas. Maybe the 58" Panny doesn't act the same as the 32" Panny and the 50" Panny.

BTW still not sure why you need to change to size 1 to watch TV. DirecTV through HDMI looks...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-20-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,565
Posted By tommylotto
Quote:Originally Posted by Hotkey...

Quote:Originally Posted by Hotkey http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17960315)

So I trotted downstairs and tried the same process with the Panny...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-18-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,565
Posted By tommylotto
That adapter might be your problem. Try an Apple...

That adapter might be your problem. Try an Apple brand mini-DVI to DVI dongle to any DVI to HDMI cable for picture. For sound, go straight from your laptop's optical-out to your AVR. If you are not...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-18-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,565
Posted By tommylotto
You should not be having any trouble with this...

You should not be having any trouble with this combination. The Mac plays very well with that generation Panny display. Use DVI to HDMI, turn mirroring off and Menu>Picture>Advance Picture>HD...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-05-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,375
Posted By tommylotto
Will, this process lets you actually play the...

Will, this process lets you actually play the Blu-ray disk straight from the disk without converting or extracting -- just put in the disk and hit play*

*In this case, pressing play has several...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-04-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By tommylotto
Quote:Originally Posted by Cave_Man...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cave_Man http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17845686)

Make MKV not only rips and removes encryption and DHCP, but it...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-03-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By tommylotto
That is a nice list. Recently, I have been...

That is a nice list.

Recently, I have been trying to find software that can add chapters to Quicktime files generated by Handbrake for my AppleTV's that were converted from M2TS files (which do...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-30-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,722
Posted By tommylotto
Well that is disappointing. The Apogee box...

Well that is disappointing. The Apogee box converts to miniDisplayPort but does not scale 1080p to 1440p. So, if you have a 27" iMac you are stuck with inputing 720p, not 1080p.

Still no way to...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-30-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,010
Posted By tommylotto
It looks like I have pretty much figured out how...

It looks like I have pretty much figured out how to rip and handbrake Blu Ray. Now I am trying to figure out my HD DVD's. I am using Windows to create an M2TS file. This file plays in VLC and looks...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-23-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,125
Posted By tommylotto
Run a CAT5e wire if at all possible. The...

Run a CAT5e wire if at all possible.

The "n" wireless is plenty fast enough but tends to be unreliable. There is nothing like a good wired connection. I have one ATV with a wired connection, and...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-21-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,010
Posted By tommylotto
Yeah, I learned that the hard way. I just bought...

Yeah, I learned that the hard way. I just bought a reader only and MakeMKV would not work. So, I had to go back to Fry's and wait in line for a return on the Saturday before Christmas. However, you...
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