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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-24-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By MrBobb
My layman guess is, the threshold is mostly...

My layman guess is, the threshold is mostly informational, so you changing that registry setting is mostly to delay you seeing the red warning. Supposedly at a certain point, the machine has to work...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 71
Posted By MrBobb
CTL-D? good heavens! Sounds like the TMT's...

CTL-D? good heavens! Sounds like the TMT's developer never made the transition to fully interface with an IR remote.

I was looking at TMT because it's rumored to be the only player that directly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By MrBobb
If you are doing plain vanilla, un-modified WTV,...

If you are doing plain vanilla, un-modified WTV, I'd say somewhere along the way you downloaded a funky codec.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By MrBobb
So even stopping the playback and restarting...

So even stopping the playback and restarting playback doesn't fix it?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 659
Posted By MrBobb
Is this a built-in standard of 802.11 whatever,...

Is this a built-in standard of 802.11 whatever, or is a specific feature of some branded routers? and if standard, do they ALL implement this?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 659
Posted By MrBobb
No. What you are doing for your benefit...

No. What you are doing for your benefit automatically reciprocates to your neighbors.

Ideally yes, you want to stay with 1, 6, 11 but if they are all taken AND have strong signals, then no matter...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By MrBobb
That's totally unnecessary IMO. S3 and S5,...

That's totally unnecessary IMO.

S3 and S5, and I measured it, different boxes, consume virtually identical amount of electricity, why bother with S5? and I don't believe any internal scheduled...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By MrBobb
Then maybe this is a good time for an update. :) ...

Then maybe this is a good time for an update. :)

I moved from a 10 years old XP machine to a circa 2013 Win7 and was pleasantly surprised the sleep/wakeup thing was pretty much plug&play. I bought...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 659
Posted By MrBobb
if you suspect WIFI interference, then a new...

if you suspect WIFI interference, then a new router may or may not fix your problem. Can you just run on WIRE for a while to test?




Your WIFI widget should have a display of all neighboring...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By MrBobb
You have time to build an HTPC in one week before...

You have time to build an HTPC in one week before the most stressful time of the year? Expect vendors delayed shipping.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,553
Posted By MrBobb
Just as Steve Jobs said during his keynote in the...

Just as Steve Jobs said during his keynote in the iPhone1... You Had me at Scrolling.

Thumbing through your collection is at least half the fun. :)
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   12-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By MrBobb
Uhh... sure you don't want to pay somone to do...

Uhh... sure you don't want to pay somone to do this for you? Even if Crutchfield says these speaker fits you car, you have to be prepared auto installation is never drop-in & go, you may have to do...
Forum: Home Automation   12-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 997
Posted By MrBobb
If really interested in energy savings, the...

If really interested in energy savings, the biggest factor is probably heat lost to no/thin insulation, worn/no weatherstrips. Air not circuiting evenly to make you want to turn-it-up when you are in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-12-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,553
Posted By MrBobb
Previously compressed media folks will now want...

Previously compressed media folks will now want to re-rip their physical media as-is to populate the new 8TB drives.

But no matter how big your media library is, it will never be bigger than...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By MrBobb
Not sure but I would check out musiciansfriend.com

Not sure but I would check out musiciansfriend.com
Forum: Home Automation   12-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By MrBobb
Not a whole lot from the top of my head (pretty...

Not a whole lot from the top of my head (pretty empty man brain) but I'd google for "remote sensor thermostat."
Forum: Home Automation   12-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 997
Posted By MrBobb
Yeah no, throwaway. Locale (rate$),...

Yeah no, throwaway.

Locale (rate$), insulation, locations of ducts, rooms partitions etc etc etc
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By MrBobb
Well tell you what, in an emergency, there will...

Well tell you what, in an emergency, there will be ample escape routes! :D

Can you block 1/2 doors, do you need them?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By MrBobb
I don't use Makemkv but if your cpu loads shows...

I don't use Makemkv but if your cpu loads shows it's cruising, why not?, give it a try. You may have a 16 cores Xeon we don't know about.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   12-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By MrBobb
More reason to not buy the subscription, that's...

More reason to not buy the subscription, that's like paying somebody annuity not your kids.

I notice PDVD got a burner now, even cloud services, EVERYBODY is doing cloud... whoo-hoo! makes one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By MrBobb
Oh great, another war against freedom.

Oh great, another war against freedom.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,103
Posted By MrBobb
Does AnyDVD skip the advertising on-the-fly or...

Does AnyDVD skip the advertising on-the-fly or does one have to rip to HD first?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By MrBobb
IMO all removables these days are crap, they...

IMO all removables these days are crap, they don't make them like they used to, longevity wise, perhaps with ever better faster speed coming out every year, they figure, meh, you gonna buy another...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,103
Posted By MrBobb
If you just gonna play it out of physical media,...

If you just gonna play it out of physical media, just buy a cheap BR player in my opinion. The PC hassle is unbelievable.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   12-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By MrBobb
For folks who are not familiar with mail-in...

For folks who are not familiar with mail-in rebates... you may have to wait months, and then emails + phone calls, when they "conveniently" forget about you. But if you have the patience, go for it.
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