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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-12-2006, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By jdifonzo
When watching HD content, my box sometimes...

When watching HD content, my box sometimes 'blanks out' when something flashes brightly in the picture, e.g., a flash bulb, a gunshot, or an explosion in an action movie.

The TV goes blank and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-26-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,248
Views: 743,906
Posted By jdifonzo
jvrobert, how are you getting an interlaced...

jvrobert, how are you getting an interlaced signal out of your PC? When I set mine up to this resolution it sends 1080p (i.e., 60 full frames per second), not 1080i.

Also, are you using a...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-26-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23,989
Views: 2,820,160
Posted By jdifonzo
I wonder if anyone who uses an HTPC can provide...

I wonder if anyone who uses an HTPC can provide some feedback on these questions. Thanks!

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Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-25-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23,989
Views: 2,820,160
Posted By jdifonzo
I am on the verge of buying the 60" model and...

I am on the verge of buying the 60" model and looking at the previous posts, I am still not clear on the ability to hook up a PC through either the HDMI, DVI, or VGA ports.

Hooking up through the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-24-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,248
Views: 743,906
Posted By jdifonzo
I am on the verge of buying the 60" model and...

I am on the verge of buying the 60" model and looking at the previous posts, I am still not clear on the ability to hook up a PC through either the HDMI, DVI, or VGA ports.

Hooking up through the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-24-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,924
Posted By jdifonzo
Rogo, I think it's your opinion that a 10K hour...

Rogo, I think it's your opinion that a 10K hour OLED will have no market in 2007. This is different than a fact. Do you agree?

I also don't agree that my examples prove any point, except that a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-24-2005, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,924
Posted By jdifonzo
Seems awfully slanted... you don't seem to have...

Seems awfully slanted... you don't seem to have a lot of facts but do seem to have a lot of opinions. Have you seen or tried the Sony VZ-90 PDA or the Kodak LS633 digicam? People who have seen these...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-14-2004, 01:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,797
Posted By jdifonzo
Kind of interesting reading this thread as I'm...

Kind of interesting reading this thread as I'm looking into getting a 6163.

The guy that started it just ordered the set, and was excited and nervous, and after a couple of weeks ended up...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   02-01-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By jdifonzo
It seems to go like this: Series Record...

It seems to go like this:

Series Record show A (which runs from 8:30 to 9:00 on channel X).
Series Record show B (which runs from 9:00 to 9:30 on channel X).
Series Record show C (which runs...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2003, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,833
Posted By jdifonzo
This is a well known deficiency of low-end MPEG...

This is a well known deficiency of low-end MPEG encoder cards. I see the same effect on my Creative DigitalVCR card.

Specifically, camera panning creates a staggering/blurring effect in the scene...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-30-2002, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By jdifonzo
Any thoughts on this? Alienware has a very good...

Any thoughts on this? Alienware has a very good rep for quality and performance in their PCs.

http://www.alienware.com/main/media_center.asp

It appears that there are three models to choose...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-30-2002, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By jdifonzo
May sound silly, but the way you described the...

May sound silly, but the way you described the problem related to the mouse & keyboard. I found a similar problem with my Interlink RF keyboard/mouse and it was caused by our Sony 900MHz cordless...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-03-2002, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By jdifonzo
Just downloaded NVDVD from nVidia and watched...

Just downloaded NVDVD from nVidia and watched Star Wars Episode II all the way through with no stutters. I guess this is a problem with WinDVD.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-03-2002, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By jdifonzo
P3Animal, the IDE channels are using DMA. I am...

P3Animal, the IDE channels are using DMA. I am using the Audigy drivers that came on it's original install disk, and they are working and I am afraid to try to upgrade them because the last time I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2002, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By jdifonzo
I am using WinDVD 3 on a Windows XP system. It...

I am using WinDVD 3 on a Windows XP system. It seems to me that my system ought to be fast enough to play a DVD all the way through without skipping, but no matter what DVD I try, I get random...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-29-2002, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By jdifonzo
Why not just get a desktop case and mount it to...

Why not just get a desktop case and mount it to the wall directly? You could just drill screw holes in the bottom of the case; there would be air between the screw heads and the bottom of the MB...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-29-2002, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By jdifonzo
No one is replying, I think out of...

No one is replying, I think out of embarrassment!

After a year of tinkering, I have come to the conclusion that if you have a tube-based digital TV (vs. plasma, LCD, or DLP) you should probably...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2002, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By jdifonzo
My first computer was an Atari 400 that I bought...

My first computer was an Atari 400 that I bought in 1982. 8-bit CPU running at 2MHz, 16KB of RAM, and a cassette tape drive for stoage. It cost about $500 (including the tape drive).

I just put...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-01-2002, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By jdifonzo
All works fine except for interference on...

All works fine except for interference on channels 4, 5, 11, and 56.

You can see the picture, but there are wavy diagonal lines rolling across the screen. The sound is fine. All other channels...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2002, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By jdifonzo
jldet5, I am running the current MS-certified...

jldet5, I am running the current MS-certified nvidia drivers (30.82).

vfrjim, Hibernate won't work because the power service has to keep running so the PC can wake up when it's time to record.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2002, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By jdifonzo
Even though I set the Windows device manager to...

Even though I set the Windows device manager to enable resume from standby on the USB keyboard and mouse, I can't make this keyboard wake the machine when it's in standby.

Seems like this should...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2002, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By jdifonzo
Athlon 1700+ w/256MB DDR MSI KT266Pro2 ...

Athlon 1700+ w/256MB DDR
MSI KT266Pro2
GForce2MX400 w/TV-out
Creative DigitalVCR
SB Audigy
WindowsXP SP1

Have to say that it's working like a champ, except...

I keep the machine in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-27-2002, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jdifonzo
Candyman, I don't think you will be happy... ...

Candyman, I don't think you will be happy...

I just returned my 3100HD because:

1) it does not 'stretch' 4:3 material to fill your 4:3 screen

2) it does not mix the stereo sound from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-27-2002, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By jdifonzo
Check your firmware on the drive that freezes. I...

Check your firmware on the drive that freezes. I had a similar problem with a drive and found that someone that had the drive before I did loaded a 'hacked' firmware to remove the region lock on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-27-2002, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By jdifonzo
You will probably not be totally happy using...

You will probably not be totally happy using your TV for games and office applications like Word (or even web browsing with IE).

For what you want to do, the best solution is an LCD or DLP...
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