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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-27-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ljo000
Thanks Jeff. That was my other plan but I was...

Thanks Jeff. That was my other plan but I was hoping for something cheaper. I highly doubt I'll ever have a situation where I want to play different music in the various zones as they are all on the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-27-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By ljo000
Audio switch/matrix with IR and volume control?

I'm not sure if the product I'm looking for actually exists. I currently have a multi-zone setup run through a PC going to separate 2ch amps for 4 zones. However, I'm looking to simplify things by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By ljo000
Hi, I want to watch OTA TV through my...

Hi,

I want to watch OTA TV through my Pioneer receiver. Bought a Media Sonic HW180STB and I can't get any HDMI signal through the receiver. Connecting the STB to the TV direct was fine and all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By ljo000
If your display is going wonky before the crash...

If your display is going wonky before the crash it could be a video card error. Do you have a discrete card installed? Check your temps under load and report back.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By ljo000
A quick google search shows other users have the...

A quick google search shows other users have the same issue but rarely. It could be caused by PowerDVD and Windows 7 Aero. Try this fix from the cyberlink forum:

1. Go to settings
--BluRay...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By ljo000
Yeah I meant a setting in PowerDVD. Does the...

Yeah I meant a setting in PowerDVD. Does the issue affect both screens when you're playing BluRay?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By ljo000
Are any of your unencrypted channels 5.1? If so...

Are any of your unencrypted channels 5.1? If so you could try recording and playing the .wtv file in VLC to see if you're getting the issue there as well.

My guess is that you have a conflict...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By ljo000
Check the options for screen settings. Maybe you...

Check the options for screen settings. Maybe you have a preset on like 'cinematic' or something that's dimming the picture. Are you using a monitor or TV? The latter often has its own presets that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By ljo000
Also, this may be a long shot but have you...

Also, this may be a long shot but have you tested the speakers and the receiver channels to make sure they are all working? I had an issue with some voice parts not being heard and it turned out the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-15-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 145,954
Posted By ljo000
Hey! I just found this thread after browsing the...

Hey! I just found this thread after browsing the home theater section for some time and I'd be interested in seeing some of the comparison photos between fiber optic and painted star ceilings.It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-07-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By ljo000
For your needs, the cheapest option while not...

For your needs, the cheapest option while not sacraficing quality will probably be Intel dual core with integrated GPU, H77 mobo, SSD for OS, 4GB RAM, 400w or less PSU, case (this is where the most...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,347
Posted By ljo000
For SNES, PS1 and older, i3 will be fine....

For SNES, PS1 and older, i3 will be fine. Emulators are much more CPU than GPU intensive and for older systems, its pretty low requirements either way. You can emulate SNES quite well on a 1st gen...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By ljo000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by macks http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1466491/aereo-wins-lawsuit-with-broadcasters#post_23159130)

I think they should pay the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,201
Posted By ljo000
FYI I use a Logitech K400 connected to my...

FYI I use a Logitech K400 connected to my basement HTPC using a monoprice USB over Cat5e extender set and it works flawlessly. The only problem is the dongle is a bit big hanging off the wall but in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,772
Posted By ljo000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ncarty97 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1464194/hdmi-ir-over-ethernet#post_23103122)

Have you had any issue with picture...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,772
Posted By ljo000
I use the cheapo monoprice extenters too (the...

I use the cheapo monoprice extenters too (the ones that use 2x cat5e/cat6) and they work great. The only real problem with extenders is they don't allow ARC if you need that functionality.

Edit:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,208
Posted By ljo000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by StardogChampion http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By ljo000
What sort of wiring do you have in your house?...

What sort of wiring do you have in your house? If each TV has access to Cat5e lines running to the same location as the computer, you could get an HDMI matrix like this:
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-11-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,227
Posted By ljo000
For streaming content, the Amazon Prime plugin...

For streaming content, the Amazon Prime plugin for XBMC works really well. Basically I use WMC for DVR and Live TV, with the XBMC integration plugin for the media library and Amazon Prime. I find...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,227
Posted By ljo000
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462392/htpc-over-the-air-dvr-help#post_23066556)

I do have some more questions.
...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By ljo000
From what I've seen review-wise, in the real...

From what I've seen review-wise, in the real world you won't notice a difference between the two (or any newish SSD for that matter). There is some concern about the long term reliability of the TLC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,694
Posted By ljo000
Sounds like a nice offer! FYI, I found the...

Sounds like a nice offer!

FYI, I found the Maximum PC article on installing Win7 from USB very easy to follow and well put together. I wouldn't waste too much time reinventing the wheel from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By ljo000
Its not worth half that. Just look what you can...

Its not worth half that. Just look what you can get on Newegg for a budget machine (before even considering refurbs):

- AMD Dual Core E-350 1.6GHz
- 4GB DDR3 1333
- 320GB
- AMD Radeon HD 6310...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By ljo000
SSD deals are few and far between. This is the...

SSD deals are few and far between. This is the best deal I've seen for a while:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147185

Use promo code EMCYTZT3065
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By ljo000
XP and 2GB of RAM - something tells me the dual...

XP and 2GB of RAM - something tells me the dual core processor is obsolete. Still, for the right price this could be turned into NAS or something.
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