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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 686
Posted By captain_video
I just use a single parity drive in my unRAID...

I just use a single parity drive in my unRAID setup, but I believe the latest beta provides support for two parity disks. I use my server primarily for media that can easily be replaced so backup...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 686
Posted By captain_video
The infamous Backblaze report has received much...

The infamous Backblaze report has received much criticism for being flawed and highly inaccurate. I don't recall the exact reasons why the results were said to be bad, but I suspect it was due to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 686
Posted By captain_video
Thanks, I won't. ;) Reviews on Amazon and Newegg...

Thanks, I won't. ;) Reviews on Amazon and Newegg are mostly negative regardless of the product and should be taken in context and not as gospel. Most users don't post positive reviews because they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 686
Posted By captain_video
That 3TB model is well known to have a high...

That 3TB model is well known to have a high failure rate even though I've used quite a few of them over the years and only had one failure. I've still got several of them in use and they've been...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By captain_video
WMC works fine with either tuners. I suspect the...

WMC works fine with either tuners. I suspect the other apps will work with them, but not for protected content. WMC is the only DVR app that allows you to view or record protected content (i.e.,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By captain_video
The choice of tuner all depends on how you have...

The choice of tuner all depends on how you have your home configured. If you have a standalone HTPC that does all of the recording chores then any of the Ceton tuners are perfectly fine. The HDHR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By captain_video
Highly doubtful considering you can get a 3-tuner...

Highly doubtful considering you can get a 3-tuner HDHR Prime or a 6-tuner InfiniTV6 pretty cheap. I'm on FIOS and one of the upgrades they did on their system a couple of years ago rendered the ATI...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,169
Posted By captain_video
I've got my preamp/processor plugged into a power...

I've got my preamp/processor plugged into a power conditioner. My HTPC is plugged into a separate UPS with voltage regulation and filtering. The TV is plugged into a TrippLite line conditioner and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By captain_video
This was announced a few days ago at The Missing...

This was announced a few days ago at The Missing Remote:

http://www.missingremote.com/news/2016-06-23/hdhr-view-now-runs-directly-rui-2016-samsung-tvs
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
I don't even bother trying to create custom...

I don't even bother trying to create custom lineups anymore. I've changed WMC and reloaded Windows so many times it's just a royal PITA to keep doing it. I rarely watch live TV so once I have a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-21-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
Yes, of course, you are absolutely correct. I...

Yes, of course, you are absolutely correct. I had forgotten the lineup on the Schedules Direct site was for XML only.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
FYI - WMC has always added the date and time...

FYI - WMC has always added the date and time stamp on every recording so this is nothing new. EPG123 only adds the season and episode numbers if you check the right box. It will replace the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
You can edit out the ones you don't want on the...

You can edit out the ones you don't want on the Schedules Direct website. You can also do it in EPG123 for each lineup. You can also delete them in WMC and create a custom lineup.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
I have mine setup exactly this way. I have no...

I have mine setup exactly this way. I have no problems getting it to update. When you set up the scheduled time to perform the update it just runs the executable from wherever you have placed it. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
Glad to hear you got it working. I've never had...

Glad to hear you got it working. I've never had the misfortune of dealing with tuning adapters, but kudos for getting it to work. As you have discovered, it is well worth the effort and less...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
If the recordings were made on the same PC in WMC...

If the recordings were made on the same PC in WMC then they should play back with no problems. The encryption key generated in WMC (or however it's done) remains intact. This holds true as long as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 20,441
Posted By captain_video
It's actually quite easy to set up. The...

It's actually quite easy to set up. The instructions are very clear and easy to use. A Schedules Direct subscription is only $25 per year. The only caveat is that you have to manually renew it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By captain_video
I saw the email but totally forgot about it. I...

I saw the email but totally forgot about it. I had to reset my password when I attempted to log in today.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 722
Posted By captain_video
I agree. If you don't have a slot available then...

I agree. If you don't have a slot available then it's better to use it for a data drive than a cache drive. OTOH, if you've got an extra slot available, it doesn't hurt to add one. I installed one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,000
Posted By captain_video
Absolutely. The guide data in WMC is better than...

Absolutely. The guide data in WMC is better than ever with EPG123. In the past, if I ever missed a recording for some reason I'd have to acquire it via other means. Knowing which episode I missed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By captain_video
You could have picked up the older Supermicro...

You could have picked up the older Supermicro server setup for much less and then upgraded the backplane to SAS2 for less than what you paid for just the chassis. My setup has more than high enough...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,412
Posted By captain_video
I was totally unaware of the situation with...

I was totally unaware of the situation with Assassin. I had noticed that I haven't seen him around in a good while but I guess I never thought that much about it. I never really paid much attention...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,033
Posted By captain_video
I never saw the rationale for switching to...

I never saw the rationale for switching to Windows 8 just for using WMC. You had to buy a Pro license and then pay extra for the WMC add-on. You could just by a Win 7 Home Premium license for less...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,033
Posted By captain_video
Well, I wouldn't use either device as an extender...

Well, I wouldn't use either device as an extender seeing as how I think extenders suck, but that's just my personal feeling. Just because something is discontinued doesn't mean it no longer works. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,033
Posted By captain_video
What update? I don't install anything but...

What update? I don't install anything but security updates on any of my Win 7 HTPCs. If something breaks then I can just uninstall the offending update and roll it back to a working configuration. ...
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