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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-29-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 180,288
Posted By Dartman
Well I bought the top version of VideoRedo and it...

Well I bought the top version of VideoRedo and it can edit and rencode native WTV files. Their lower versions don't so I upgraded my original when I got the Prime.
Several other users I've chatted...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
Been a while since I've used mine directly but...

Been a while since I've used mine directly but pretty sure it's in the menu that sets channels and guide settings. One box shows all channels, the other shows just your favorites.
I seem to remember...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,958,018
Posted By Dartman
Been doing the HD to hard drives for years now...

Been doing the HD to hard drives for years now but got my start with a internal clear QAM HDTV tuner and several 3575's back in the day, one with a upgraded hard drive. Now I just use my HDHomeRun...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
Pretty sure you need to set it to bitstream if...

Pretty sure you need to set it to bitstream if you want 5.1 or better out of it. I did finally get the box to play nice with the older Toshiba CRT HD set by trading around HDMI cables some more....
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
I have the Prime that I've had for a few years...

I have the Prime that I've had for a few years now, love it. The Samsung actually can see it and tune with it but that kinda defeats the purpose. Comcast let me HAVE a 3200 non DVR box for no rent so...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-09-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
Wouldn't know about WiFi as I tried it on mine...

Wouldn't know about WiFi as I tried it on mine and it worked but it was slower to load the guide so I went back to wired network and now it's in the other bedroom using WiFi as I never ran a network...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16,092
Views: 2,150,660
Posted By Dartman
The cable co's agreed to carve up areas and not...

The cable co's agreed to carve up areas and not poach each others areas so it's hard to get anything but some sort of dish. My friend found out FIOS will come to his house in east county of Portland...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 180,288
Posted By Dartman
I would go 64 bit OS and as much memory as you...

I would go 64 bit OS and as much memory as you can afford within reason but 8gb should work fine, it's what I have and no issues and I use 7 64 ultimate but as long as it has support for WMC you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 176,854
Posted By Dartman
Don't have a Xbox, don't want a Xbox, and don't...

Don't have a Xbox, don't want a Xbox, and don't want to pay rent for Tivo or pay a bunch extra for a lifetime either.
I finally got the small Samsung media player/cable box working in the other...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 176,854
Posted By Dartman
Yes I get the credit but it still is a net loss...

Yes I get the credit but it still is a net loss for me and how can they charge me for boxes I don't have. I hope the ruling just mentioned above forces them to drop this fee as I pay enough as it is...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,962
Posted By Dartman
I knew that was a long time ago. I fixed my...

I knew that was a long time ago. I fixed my issues by eBaying a couple of Akai Glass GX head machines and they didn't have the issues the old Sony my StepDad gave me to try and playback all those old...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 176,854
Posted By Dartman
Would be nice if some form of cable card could do...

Would be nice if some form of cable card could do the on demand stuff but I spose if they did that everyone would dump their boxes and cost them rental income. They gave me my Motorola box free and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Dartman
I got a Sony 42ex440 42" LCD/led set and I was...

I got a Sony 42ex440 42" LCD/led set and I was scared to death it would have crappy black levels and viewing angles. I had a Toshiba 34" cinemas series CRT set I loved but it was heavy and tiny by...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,958,018
Posted By Dartman
Before I got the HD HomeRun Prime and my...

Before I got the HD HomeRun Prime and my networked media players I had a QAM HDTV PC tuner and I'd capture my shows on it, then edit down and burn to AVCHD on DVD and play on my bluray player in the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
Well if you have a wired network connection use...

Well if you have a wired network connection use that, then worry about wireless as it ships with old firmware and first thing it does is update itself, which might also fix your wireless issues.
I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 180,288
Posted By Dartman
Well when your done thank them and if you want...

Well when your done thank them and if you want just ask for the retentions number, or call back later and ask for it, that's what I did.
If your happy with your price right now don't bother but I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,958,018
Posted By Dartman
The live probably detects that it's non flagged...

The live probably detects that it's non flagged 16x9 content and displays it properly or you have it setup to do it yourself. When I was using mine I mainly just archived and edited SD TV shows I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 136,821
Posted By Dartman
I think the Aios is pretty much at the end of...

I think the Aios is pretty much at the end of it's life now, they have moved on to the Android based media player things with quad core CPU's and stuff more like a mini tablet/TV/media player thing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 180,288
Posted By Dartman
Well if your already dealing with their...

Well if your already dealing with their incompetence you might want to try and get a better price outa them while your already playing phone tag. Last time I just asked directly for retentions and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-28-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 506,683
Posted By Dartman
Those channels got moved here in Portland too....

Those channels got moved here in Portland too. Screwed up my HD HomeRun Prime as I had to manually tell WMC to scan the schedules to get the updated channels loaded in. I was trying to catch the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-31-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
Mine does the same thing as far as a couple of...

Mine does the same thing as far as a couple of channels not locking in till you go up or down to a working one and come back. I also hope they upgrade their guide to show the year released and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-27-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,990
Views: 292,002
Posted By Dartman
Haven't burned any disks in a while here now. I...

Haven't burned any disks in a while here now. I mostly use one of my networked media players and big internal and external hard drives now. I'll capture a whole season and watch them after I edit...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
Well I'd try doing a hard wire to the network if...

Well I'd try doing a hard wire to the network if you can, mine worked on WiFi when I finally remembered the password. HOWEVER, it was very slow and picky about staying working so I used my wired...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,175
Posted By Dartman
The network connection has to be working to get...

The network connection has to be working to get the guide and like said if you skipped entering your zip code it can't get the proper data to pull in your providers guide.
Mine will still...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,471
Posted By Dartman
I vaguely remember watching this a LONG time...

I vaguely remember watching this a LONG time ago. Might have been when we first got cable back in the early 80's. It was a great film at the time and I seem to recall one of them complaining about...
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