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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,087
Posted By captain_video
It would likely involve updating the firmware for...

It would likely involve updating the firmware for the tuners at the very least if it was at all possible to get it to work with the SD software. Even SD had to come out with new hardware to make...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,087
Posted By captain_video
I don't see where you're getting the lack of...

I don't see where you're getting the lack of enthusiasm. Considering they vastly exceeded their initial goal and all stretch goals I'd say that there is more than ample enthusiasm.

I've had...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,087
Posted By captain_video
My wife regularly watches letterboxed movies on...

My wife regularly watches letterboxed movies on the SD channels, resulting in black borders on all sides. I've tried to point her to the HD channel showing the same movie, but she can't seem to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,087
Posted By captain_video
Huge difference. SD already has a working...

Huge difference. SD already has a working prototype that can record and play back. The Echo has always been a work in progress that never actually progressed.

I started off at the $60 level and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By captain_video
+1 for MakeMKV. Been using it for years and it...

+1 for MakeMKV. Been using it for years and it does exactly what you're looking for. I finally decided to give the author his due and bought a key. Well worth the price of admission for what it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By captain_video
Because it still works, at least until Microsoft...

Because it still works, at least until Microsoft pulls the plug on our guide data. Any improvements in Windows 10 are completely irrelevant when it comes to using WMC.

The real question, is why...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 303
Posted By captain_video
I used to run two InfiniTV 4's with no problem. ...

I used to run two InfiniTV 4's with no problem. CPU power isn't crucial for recording since it's basically just dumping the data stream from the tuners directly to the hard drive. Any SATA III...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,435
Posted By captain_video
They're the same ones I was born with. FWIW, I...

They're the same ones I was born with. FWIW, I used to be as anal about sound as you claim to be. The truth is, being that anal made me crazy to the point where I spent so much time trying to fix...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,435
Posted By captain_video
In my case I totally agree. My wife and son...

In my case I totally agree. My wife and son watch live TV almost exclusively whereas I record 99% of everything I watch.



If DVD is the only format you have for the content you wish to watch...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,435
Posted By captain_video
They rip them to some other format, like MKV, and...

They rip them to some other format, like MKV, and play them via WMC or some third party plug-in. Playing directly from optical discs of any kind is old school. Everything's digital these days so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 302
Posted By captain_video
HTPCs are generally standalone boxes not designed...

HTPCs are generally standalone boxes not designed for portability. Laptops are a fixed configuration with virtually no flexibility when it comes to upgrades. You can certainly use a laptop as a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By captain_video
Big Screen EPG is a utility that imports guide...

Big Screen EPG is a utility that imports guide data in the form of xmltv files. Schedules Direct is a provider of guide data in this format for use in MythTV and various other non-commercial DVR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By captain_video
http://bigscreenglobal.com/bgproduct.aspx?PID=BSEV...

http://bigscreenglobal.com/bgproduct.aspx?PID=BSEV1

http://www.schedulesdirect.org/
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By captain_video
Exactly. I could never understand all the...

Exactly. I could never understand all the commotion about switching from Windows 7 to Windows 8/8.1 for WMC. It broke things that worked in Windows 7 and it cost more so the logic simply escaped...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 865
Posted By captain_video
Mine are all 1st generation NUCs (DC3217BY & IYE...

Mine are all 1st generation NUCs (DC3217BY & IYE models). They all run Windows 7 and never skip a beat. I've tried numerous low-end PCs and they all performed less than stellar when it came to HTPC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By captain_video
Any performance boost would be lost on WMC users...

Any performance boost would be lost on WMC users unless you're transcoding in the background. For DVR use or video playback you wouldn't see any noticeable benefit.

Even if you were able to get...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 865
Posted By captain_video
Kodi uses far less resources and should run fine...

Kodi uses far less resources and should run fine on a Celeron. People use Raspberry Pi's for running Kodi in OpenElec so a Celeron has more than enough power to work with it. Windows is a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By captain_video
This. There are too many things broken in WMC...

This. There are too many things broken in WMC for Windows 8.1 so I never saw the sense in making the switch. Considering that it's included in Win 7 Home Premium for less than half the cost of Win 8...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 865
Posted By captain_video
The i3 versions should do just fine. The...

The i3 versions should do just fine. The Celerons are borderline at best so I'd stick with the better processor. Going with a little more than you need is better than not having enough. I have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,087
Posted By captain_video
I used to use BeyondTV on XP for OTA prior to...

I used to use BeyondTV on XP for OTA prior to switching to Windows 7 and it worked great. My old standalone Tivos and ReplayTVs were extremely reliable for recording OTA. WMC has been virtually...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,023
Posted By captain_video
I'm sticking with WMC7 for the time being, but I...

I'm sticking with WMC7 for the time being, but I intend to look closely at the HDHR DVR when it gets released. My current setup uses a Ceton InfiniTV6 on my primary HTPC so I'm stuck with that setup...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,087
Posted By captain_video
The Prime is still a 1st generation tuner there's...

The Prime is still a 1st generation tuner there's only been one model, except for the short-lived 6-tuner version that was basically two 3-tuner Primes on a single chassis.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-04-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,960
Posted By captain_video
I don't know about NextPVR, but MythTV lets you...

I don't know about NextPVR, but MythTV lets you set it up to use Schedules Direct guide data. You can use Schedules Direct with WMC with an app called Big Screen EPG...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,960
Posted By captain_video
Just saw that posted in another thread. It looks...

Just saw that posted in another thread. It looks like I may be switching to the SD HDHR DVR software when it becomes available. If they get the Kodi add-on working then I'll probably switch to a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,435
Posted By captain_video
The HDHR DVR software is looking better all the...

The HDHR DVR software is looking better all the time. If they can get it working with Kodi I will probably stop using Windows altogether and switch to OpenElec or some other Linux distribution for...
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