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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By mdavej
Not a problem. Links to the Win 7 compatible bios...

Not a problem. Links to the Win 7 compatible bios and full suite of Win 7 drivers are already posted in the subject thread.

If you keep Win 8 and upgrade to Pro, non-Xbox extenders won't work...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14,829
Views: 1,589,988
Posted By mdavej
I felt the same way. So I switched to cable, used...

I felt the same way. So I switched to cable, used my own DVR, and now have a 5 TV whole home system for $60/month (no equipment or DVR service fees except one $2 cable card) and get far more HD and...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By mdavej
I have a lot of experience with both, so here's...

I have a lot of experience with both, so here's my 2 cents:

Harmony 650 is going to be easier to use and program than the Plus and be more familiar to you since all Harmony remotes work...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By mdavej
Can't you do that with a $35 Pi? I don't think...

Can't you do that with a $35 Pi? I don't think you need a PC at all.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,725
Posted By mdavej
I had high hopes for it, but turned out to be...

I had high hopes for it, but turned out to be worthless junk. It's not worth wasting any time on. It simply doesn't work, never has, never will.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By mdavej
Shark messed up my system so badly a few years...

Shark messed up my system so badly a few years ago, I had to wipe my drive and reinstall the OS from scratch. Plus Shark is now full of malware, so setup is a minefield. I won't touch it.

I...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By mdavej
Interesting but nothing like an 890. URC and...

Interesting but nothing like an 890. URC and Xsight work like the 890 and have physical buttons the OP wants.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By mdavej
If you're using WMC, the RecordedTV HD add-on has...

If you're using WMC, the RecordedTV HD add-on has a ton of category options.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 222,817
Posted By mdavej
Man, I'm having a heck of a time just finding an...

Man, I'm having a heck of a time just finding an old 3500STB. I've ordered 3 3500STB's from 3 different vendors on Amazon, and all have ended up being STBII's with that stupid 3/4 switch. I'm keeping...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 39,848
Posted By mdavej
Just keep in mind that since you use a Prime,...

Just keep in mind that since you use a Prime, that means you have some encrypted content, possibly, that can only be played on WMC or an extender like Xbox, Echo, Linksys, Dlink, etc.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,274
Views: 608,832
Posted By mdavej
The red and white RCA "level fixed" outputs (same...

The red and white RCA "level fixed" outputs (same as what they're calling pin cables) are the best way to connect your piano to a stereo. It will indeed sound much better than the piano speakers.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By mdavej
Assuming you don't want a box, rather than asking...

Assuming you don't want a box, rather than asking them, just tell them you have a Tivo and won't be getting any of their boxes. They can't force a cable card customer to get any boxes, as rc05 said,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,274
Views: 608,832
Posted By mdavej
Google them and decide for yourself. They're a...

Google them and decide for yourself. They're a typical fast talking, dishonest, high pressure, bait-and-switch outfit out of Brooklyn (not Maine). If you run the gauntlet, you might actually get that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By mdavej
DirecTV used to have a group play feature like...

DirecTV used to have a group play feature like that (maybe they still do). I used it mainly for unattended video capture purposes. I think it played them in order of date recorded. Then they made a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 39,848
Posted By mdavej
Ceton 6 tuner model is pretty solid now with the...

Ceton 6 tuner model is pretty solid now with the latest firmware.

Some hate the Echo, but I love mine (all 4 of them), and they're 1080p, tiny, cool, cheap and silent. My Xbox hasn't done extender...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 173,592
Posted By mdavej
Well, they do have the best DVRs. In any case,...

Well, they do have the best DVRs. In any case, with cable and even Fios, if you furnish your own DVR (Tivo or HTPC), you'll be much happier. X1 platform still has a lot of issues obviously. I'm sure...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By mdavej
That works too. But I've never seen a firmware...

That works too. But I've never seen a firmware update for my Samsung SSD and haven't used the software since I first cloned it. I still vote to uninstall and only re-install if necessary (probably...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By mdavej
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/61/74/84/0007...

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/61/74/84/0007617484096_500X500.jpg

OR

http://blog.codinghorror.com/content/images/uploads/2008/01/6a0120a85dcdae970b0120a86db463970b-pi.jpg
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By mdavej
Haven't you been down this road before, Steve,...

Haven't you been down this road before, Steve, with the Samsung Magician waking your PC? Just uninstall it. Problem solved.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16,840
Views: 2,034,043
Posted By mdavej
Unless you buy a multi-region player (very...

Unless you buy a multi-region player (very expensive), a player from another region will not play your region.

As for cinavia, see this list. I don't know which, if any, are 3D.
...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 222,817
Posted By mdavej
Thanks. I just returned it and ordered the old...

Thanks. I just returned it and ordered the old version.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 256,338
Posted By mdavej
You could add the arrows to the LCD as well....

You could add the arrows to the LCD as well. Realize that you can return to your activity from device mode with a simple double press of the Activities or Devices button.

Or you could make a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,664
Posted By mdavej
Who knows if your Denon does a better job than an...

Who knows if your Denon does a better job than an Oppo at upconverting than an Oppo? It probaby doesn't, at least not from what I've seen. A high end player will have a lot more settings and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,167
Posted By mdavej
Don't get too excited just yet. These are going...

Don't get too excited just yet. These are going for a lot more than $199 by the time the bidding is over. If it doesn't work out, just keep an eye on slickdeals. The longer you wait, the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 222,817
Posted By mdavej
Thanks. I'm kind of in a pickle as I have no...

Thanks. I'm kind of in a pickle as I have no clear QAM cable to test now, but I will when I set up the box in a different city a month from now. I guess I'll ask iView, and buy an old box just in...
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