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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2010, 07:13 AM
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Posted By norris_watkins
I have a PC ( Win7 Ultimate, Quad processor and...

I have a PC ( Win7 Ultimate, Quad processor and 4 GB RAM ) recording TV shows from antenna.
Im trying to set this up as a streaming server serving other computers and media players.

All devices...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 883
Posted By norris_watkins
Im trying to learn about streaming in general. I...

Im trying to learn about streaming in general. I could not find the answers to the following questions in the internet :
1. Is it true that , when the DLNA server streams video, it converts the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By norris_watkins
I tried to get my 16 GB thump drive ( fat32 )...

I tried to get my 16 GB thump drive ( fat32 ) read in the memorex Blu ray disk player.
It did not read it at all.
Reading this players thread here, some people seemed to be implying a '4GB limit'...
Forum: Camcorders   04-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By norris_watkins
Thank you for the reply. I have an 2.4 GHz...

Thank you for the reply.
I have an 2.4 GHz Intel quad with 4 GB memory.

Could you please explain "If you get 10 bands of flickering blocks"
Maybe this is my problem. How do I clean the head. ?...
Forum: Camcorders   04-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By norris_watkins
I have a Sony HC7 HDV camcorder. Recently I...

I have a Sony HC7 HDV camcorder.
Recently I noticed that if I have been using the computer while transfering teh video through firewire, the resulting video will have macroblockings.
( Like if Im...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By norris_watkins
Since I dont have a PCIe AverTV 780 is out of...

Since I dont have a PCIe AverTV 780 is out of question.
But WinTV-PVR 150 looks very promising.
Thanks a lot
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By norris_watkins
Can somebody please give a recommendation for a...

Can somebody please give a recommendation for a good analog/NTSC tuner card.

I have a Hauppauge HVR 1600 ( both analog and ATSC ) but the quality is not that good ( I was quite surprised. Is it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By norris_watkins
Hi : I have two Vista HTPCs sitting next to...

Hi :
I have two Vista HTPCs sitting next to each other ( Both from Hp ).
( I intend to move teh older one to another room eventually. But right now it has a lot of videos in it )

But the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-27-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By norris_watkins
Thanks everybody for the responses : One thing...

Thanks everybody for the responses :
One thing is clear for me : www.blueraystats.com (http://www.blueraystats.com) should not categorized 'lossless' along with DTS HD MA ( as if they are two...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-27-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By norris_watkins
Hi : I was looking at...

Hi :
I was looking at http://www.blu-raystats.com/. I saw that over 60% of teh disks have 'Lossless Audio'
1. Is this the correct/technical name of a format. Or a loosely used term ( AFAIK DTS-MA...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By norris_watkins
Are you sure SPDIF is limited to 1.5 Mbps. ( I...

Are you sure SPDIF is limited to 1.5 Mbps.
( I used to have an old Denon DVD player that used to show the audio bit rate. IIRC it used to be around 6-7 Mbps )

Also I thought that rates like 18...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By norris_watkins
Hello : If I have a BD/HDDVD combo drive with...

Hello :
If I have a BD/HDDVD combo drive with an SPDIF out, will it be exactly same as having a Blue Ray player ( and HDDVD player too ) with bitstream capabilities ?

( My Denon 988 can decode...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By norris_watkins
That explains everything. many many thanks. ...

That explains everything.
many many thanks.

Now for a related question.
Since HDMI contains the SPDIF audio, does it mean that my Blue Ray movies will be Bitstreamed ( Meaning TrueHD and DTS-MA...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By norris_watkins
Hi : I just bought an HP computer with NVIDIA...

Hi :
I just bought an HP computer with NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT ( HDMI ) display card and HDDVD/BD combo.

To my pleasant surprise, I found out that Im getting 5.1 channel audio through HDMI.

How...
Forum: Speakers   11-20-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By norris_watkins
Hi : Im building a 7.1 Home theater system. My...

Hi :
Im building a 7.1 Home theater system. My main material is going to be Blue Ray movies.

Im completely lost after googling as to what my 4 surround speakers should be.
I was looking at...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-19-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By norris_watkins
Good to know that it can bitstream both ( I...

Good to know that it can bitstream both ( I wonder why they dont have the Dolby TrueHD on the box ).
I just checked to verify that my Denon 988 can decode both Dolby TrueHD and DTA-MA

Can...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-19-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By norris_watkins
I just bought a DMP-BD30K. I did not see Dolby...

I just bought a DMP-BD30K. I did not see Dolby TrueHD logo on the box.
Am I missing something with this BD player, I thought is perfect.
( My Denon 988 can decode Dolby True HD and DTA MA )
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By norris_watkins
I recently bought a Denon 988 from ebay for 850...

I recently bought a Denon 988 from ebay for 850 $, which is about 350$ cheaper then the MSRP.
Although they said Brand New, I think at least teh box had been opened.
But the device was in great...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-09-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By norris_watkins
While ordering a PC from H, I saw an option to...

While ordering a PC from H, I saw an option to add a BR/HDDVD drive for 250 $.

1. Does it mean that I will be able to play BR and HDDVD right away ? ( Will I have to purchase install some...
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,435
Posted By norris_watkins
I have a pair of Polk Floor standing RT2000s and...

I have a pair of Polk Floor standing RT2000s and an HSU subwoofer.

Im trying to decide on surrounds for my 7.1 setup.

I was thinking of buying four Klipsch RS62s for the side and rear ones....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-10-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By norris_watkins
Thanks you very much everybody for the...

Thanks you very much everybody for the responses.
My friend is American. So the only DVDs he is ever going to watch will be american as well.

By the way ignoring the 1080p24 material for a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-10-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By norris_watkins
I have a friend who lives in Japan. He has an...

I have a friend who lives in Japan. He has an LCD High Def TV.

Is it possible for him to buy a PS3 from U.S. and take it to Japan.


Doing some googling showed that Japan and U.S are under the...
Forum: Screens   08-12-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By norris_watkins
Apologize for raising this old thread again. I...

Apologize for raising this old thread again.
I thought I understood this perfectly.
But wanted to ask you one final question.
Do you need any support from the projector when you curve the screen...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-01-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By norris_watkins
Thank you very much for the responses. If it...

Thank you very much for the responses.
If it is going to take 300-400$, Id rather use the tuner on my Dish Vip211 for ATSC and the NTSC tuner on my VCR.

Im not much of a monthly fees fan.

By...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-31-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By norris_watkins
Hello : Im looking for an ATSC tuner that will...

Hello : Im looking for an ATSC tuner that will also receive the traditional TV signals ( NTSC )
Are there any that uses 5th Gen chipsets ?

I looked at Samsung DTB-H260F. But looks like it can...
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