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Forum: Remote Control Area   08-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By mdavej
Don't think in terms of customizing commands, but...

Don't think in terms of customizing commands, but instead think of customizing buttons. The Yellow "function" on the Ortek will never change. It will always open My Videos, like it or not. But the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 581
Posted By mdavej
I grabbed one of these a few weeks ago and...

I grabbed one of these a few weeks ago and slapped win 7 on it. Not really expandable, but works great for HTPC duty (I think HTPC should be a single purpose machine anyway). 1080p is smooth, fans...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By mdavej
Still the case in my market. Even some premiums...

Still the case in my market. Even some premiums are copy freely at times.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By mdavej
You definitely are going about this in a very...

You definitely are going about this in a very complicated way. Just install MB3 on the PC hosting your files, get a Homerun Prime and leave the sling box out of it.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By mdavej
I've never seen a cable box with just HDMI or a...

I've never seen a cable box with just HDMI or a TV with just component. Are you sure both don't even have composite?

Asking the cable company for an older box with component would be free and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 56,933
Posted By mdavej
I think the beta got promoted to stable several...

I think the beta got promoted to stable several weeks ago. Now one in the same.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 56,933
Posted By mdavej
:laugh:

:laugh:
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By mdavej
... or HD Homerun with WMC. You get a beautiful...

... or HD Homerun with WMC. You get a beautiful guide and DVR and multiple tuners accessible from anywhere on your network.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 170,590
Posted By mdavej
Show him a screen shot of a Charter DVR guide and...

Show him a screen shot of a Charter DVR guide and a screen shot of TIVo and WMC (both cable card) and ask which one is outdated. Then ask him what's behind the cover plate on the back of the Charter...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By mdavej
Good advice. URC remotes are meant to be sold,...

Good advice. URC remotes are meant to be sold, programmed and supported by pro installers. You'll get no support from URC. For a remote you can program yourself and get support, look at Harmony.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 170,590
Posted By mdavej
Moto TA has a HUGE drop if you go through it...

Moto TA has a HUGE drop if you go through it rather than split before. You may not have noticed much difference, but if you looked at the actual levels you'd see what I'm talking about. That doesn't...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By mdavej
Hmm, I have an Ortek and harmony and have no...

Hmm, I have an Ortek and harmony and have no problems toggling subtitles or reassigning the colored buttons. Subtitles are a simple 3 or 4 command sequence assigned to the button of your choice. Have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 170,590
Posted By mdavej
On Moto, solid amber is good. Slow blink or red...

On Moto, solid amber is good. Slow blink or red is bad.


I assume you have the TA plugged into coax and USB, right? And your cable card is showing activated?


Remember when you talk to...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 33,808
Posted By mdavej
Lifted only for cable company's own boxes. TiVo...

Lifted only for cable company's own boxes. TiVo and others are still safe ... for now. It should be many more years before cable card support is dropped. There are tens of millions of boxes with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 170,590
Posted By mdavej
Last time I changed my package, they accidentally...

Last time I changed my package, they accidentally removed the TA from my account entirely. So that's a possibility too. And make sure it's connected of course.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 239,543
Posted By mdavej
I'd still go with a VCR for analog and keep the...

I'd still go with a VCR for analog and keep the iView for digital. Cheapest route by far.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 33,808
Posted By mdavej
That's why we have cable cards per FCC mandate....

That's why we have cable cards per FCC mandate. No need for a cable box.
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By mdavej
If they are all the same brand, just one of the...

If they are all the same brand, just one of the remotes should control them all. Otherwise any 8 device universal will work fine. Harmony 650 is probably your best bet.

But the more you spend on...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-19-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,174
Views: 170,326
Posted By mdavej
The smart has no IR. It would not work for your...

The smart has no IR. It would not work for your application.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 239,543
Posted By mdavej
Looks like it will work fine on paper. But are...

Looks like it will work fine on paper. But are you sure you want to spend that much money just to avoid getting a cable box? You could rent a box for a couple of years and even buy most of a new TV...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By mdavej
Cool (literally). I'll check it out. Just...

Cool (literally). I'll check it out.

Just search amazon for "pocket router" and you'll get several hits for units starting under $20. As long as it says AP you're good to go. I've used several...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By mdavej
I used to do that years ago, and a simple...

I used to do that years ago, and a simple splitter in reverse worked fine, maybe $5.


And yes, you can change output channel on the 722.


Lots more details at satelliteguys forums. This has...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By mdavej
There are hundreds of models of JP1 remotes. You...

There are hundreds of models of JP1 remotes. You asked for cheap, I gave you cheap. The OARUSB04G is a beautiful JP1 remote. But it's more than $3. Since you can put any function on any button, it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 170,590
Posted By mdavej
Thanks. I've installed that patch and do indeed...

Thanks. I've installed that patch and do indeed run concurrent sessions. But WMC simply won't run again if it's already running in another session. Any way around that?


For the OP, I agree that...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 262,024
Posted By mdavej
Here you go: Protocol=nec1 Device=135.78...

Here you go:


Protocol=nec1 Device=135.78 Function=17..18
Device Code: 135.78 (0x87.0x4E) Function: 17 (0x11) Left
0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015...
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