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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By stevethebrain
OK so the CAT5 cable has in and out on each port....

OK so the CAT5 cable has in and out on each port.


I currently have either the range extender or the TV tuner plugged into the Ethernet port on the PC


so if I plug the TV tuner into port...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-24-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By stevethebrain
Switch looks OK couple ?s ...

Switch looks OK couple ?s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704042 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704042)



1.switch claims 5 port when...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-24-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By stevethebrain
can a enterprize 2TB HDD be used for HTPC?

can a enterprize 2TB HDD be used for HTPC?
I have been using a refurbed Western digital 1TB enterprize HDD (RE3 black new they have 5 year warrenty)
for daily record, watch & delete it has worked...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By stevethebrain
I assume you are responding to the first ? ...

I assume you are responding to the first ?


I was actually thinking of manually switching (I only connect the HTPC to the net to download the TV guide every two weeks.)


what do you think...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By stevethebrain
coupler can I connect both my Silicon dust TV tuner & range extender

W/ eithernet coupler can I connect both my Silicon dust TV tuner and my netgear range extender (that I'm using as a network adapter plugged in w/ cat 5 cable) to the single eithernet connection HTPC?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By stevethebrain
after about a year I hope to have resolved this...

after about a year I hope to have resolved this issue of weak WiFi.I still don't have all the details on the router.




I changed WiFi adapters from this Roswill which has workedvery well...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By stevethebrain
the TV's picture size was set at screen fit so I...

the TV's picture size was set at screen fit so I adjusted it on the TV's remote control to 16x9 the good news is peaskie white line is gone


this white line was kindof weird sometimes it wsa a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By stevethebrain
basically what to do quickie net use here and...

basically what to do quickie net use here and there wherever I maybe located.I know this can be done directly on a phone however the phone screen is very small.


I haven't done any research at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By stevethebrain
How will I know if the phone I choose has the...

How will I know if the phone I choose has the tetheringfunction blocked?
I am not interested in a giant phone w/ apps ect.
I like these type...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By stevethebrain
phone has internet can this be connected to a big TV?

phone has internet can this be connected to a big TV?

I know people w/ Virgin mobil phone that has internet can this phone be connected to a large TV at home for internet use?
If yes what type...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,661
Views: 512,632
Posted By stevethebrain
new channel grit 12.3

new channel grit channel 12.3 grit comes in w/ my TV tuner (that's when the other channel 12s come in).


my maganvox dvr has reconized 12.3


however when I scan the PC Windows 7 media...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By stevethebrain
how do know which is the offending update? google...

how do know which is the offending update? google error messages? I did see a option to remove updates.


when it comes to updates I'm leary and usalley wait till W7 forces the updates like I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By stevethebrain
Excellent advice I believe the majority of the...

Excellent advice I believe the majority of the updates haveDL, installed and configured.

Start/control panel/backup and restore/create a sys.image

?1.how is this produre different from a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-27-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By stevethebrain
I recently had some problems w/ my optical mouse...

I recently had some problems w/ my optical mouse notfunctioning...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By stevethebrain
windows 7 home preuim don't see sp1 windows...

windows 7 home preuim don't see sp1

windows thinks my sys is up to date and there is no updates,

this is why I was attemping the download.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By stevethebrain
I did the Auto Update, window7 sp1 wasn't...

I did the Auto Update, window7 sp1
wasn't included

I do use chrome occasionalley I prefer explorer.

I can log on to ebay w/ the chrome however I still would like to update my explorer to 11.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By stevethebrain
need advice to update window7 sp1

need advice to update window7 sp1
I'm attemping to update my internet browser which is explorer
I tryed to DL the latest version 11 got a message that I
need windows7 service pack1.
operating...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By stevethebrain
using windows 7

using windows 7
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By stevethebrain
I only have one HDMI cable connected to TV. no...

I only have one HDMI cable connected to TV.
no graphics card using a I3 CPU.

how do I center the picture?
Thanks STB
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By stevethebrain
why doe's my TV have a vertical line of light on the right side

why doe's my TV have a vertical line of light on the right side not he left side?

I onl see thi peskie line of light when using the PC

never see the line when watching regular TV (using the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By stevethebrain
Inever actualley resolved the mouse. I was...

Inever actualley resolved the mouse.

I was reduced to reinstalling the old orginale LT HDD then do a reclone to the SSD.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,661
Views: 512,632
Posted By stevethebrain
I changed my coax connections from a four way...

I changed my coax connections from a four way splitter(cable TV quality) feeding

TV tuner 1 w/ -3bd

PC tuners 2,3 -3bd

Magnavox DVR 4 -7bd
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By stevethebrain
I changed my coax connections from a four way...

I changed my coax connections from a four way splitter(cable TV quality) feeding

TV tuner 1 w/ -3bd

PC tuners 2,3 -3bd

Magnavox DVR 4 -7bd
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-17-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By stevethebrain
will AC power cords interfer w/ TV signal strenght?

Can coax splitter be located to close to AC power cords?



I”ve read that a coiled up coax can degrade the signal strength I had that in the attic (not sure if it was effecting the signal) I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By stevethebrain
another observation I just plugged in a fully...

another observation
I just plugged in a fully functionale wired mouse and it won't highlight net text either. and will highlight word text.

this must be browser related.

anyone one w/ advice
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