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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-15-2015, 09:06 AM
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Posted By hammerdwn
This will be my preferred option when that day...

This will be my preferred option when that day comes, unless someone comes up with an EASY to setup backend AND Android Tv comes out with a box that has mpeg2 hardware acceleration and solves 29/59...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-08-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By hammerdwn
Details (models, versions, OS, drivers,...

Details (models, versions, OS, drivers, firmwares, etc) about the equipment- playback device, display/tv, sound system?
Type of connections between the device/tv/sound system?
Has this always been...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-04-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,915
Posted By hammerdwn
Curious if you can please play this severe 29/59...

Curious if you can please play this severe 29/59 clip and watch the logo in the corner very carefully. Are there jaggies? Is the logo sort of "pulsing" between jaggies and not?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By hammerdwn
Found thread on Ceton ETH with JRiver: ...

Found thread on Ceton ETH with JRiver:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=83490
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,915
Posted By hammerdwn
The JRiver Ceton thread is pretty old: ...

The JRiver Ceton thread is pretty old:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?PHPSESSID=k1b08j7mi5hfk74jv148rgmps3&topic=79010.0

Seems JRiver uses DLNA to access tuners, so SD tuners work in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By hammerdwn
I have been using ZP for many many years. It is...

I have been using ZP for many many years. It is the best player for my needs (mostly an external player for WMC wtv). But I think it would be much more popular if it had more than just a plain file...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
Quick rundown of three dual band wifi routers I...

Quick rundown of three dual band wifi routers I have tried in the past few weeks:

Best: TP Link C8. Very good range, full 100Mbps internet speed test from wifi clients, excellent file transfer...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
More problems with brand new RT-AC66R... Can't...

More problems with brand new RT-AC66R... Can't believe the ASUS website does not mention or link to their support forum. I had to google it to find out there even was an ASUS forum!

Internet...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-30-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
Tried some "9dB router antenna", did nothing at...

Tried some "9dB router antenna", did nothing at all... Ended up having to move the ASUS RT-AC66R about 25 feet toward the center of the house and mounting it 6ft high on a wall, in order to get...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By hammerdwn
Trust me it's the PC - Windows graphics senses...

Trust me it's the PC - Windows graphics senses whatever is connected to the hdmi port has changed state and so Windows pukes. This has been a problem with PC/AVR for YEARS and YEARS. I refused to get...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By hammerdwn
Google Dr HDMI or HDMI Detective. It's a box that...

Google Dr HDMI or HDMI Detective. It's a box that goes between your PC and AVR to trick Windows / WMC into thinking the HDMI is always connected.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-24-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
This brand new $120 ASUS RT-AC66R might be going...

This brand new $120 ASUS RT-AC66R might be going back to Amazon. It simply does not have the range compared to my over two year old EA4500. Even set to 20MHz and same channel as the EA4500, getting...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
Yes N. Been in this house for two years, worked...

Yes N. Been in this house for two years, worked fine with EA4500 (20MHz width). Never forced 40MHz on the EA4500. Thought I would try 40MHz with the ASUS, didn't work out (especially on cell phones)....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
Laptop is solid with 40MHz channel width from 15...

Laptop is solid with 40MHz channel width from 15 feet, when I go upstairs it becomes VERY unstable and HTC One M8 wouldn't even see the signal. Going back to 20MHz width, not doing big file transfers...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,577
Posted By hammerdwn
Pretty good timing for this topic.. For the past...

Pretty good timing for this topic.. For the past week my wifi has been dropping once or twice a day on all devices at the same time. Tried factory reset EA4500, didn't help. Refuse to update it to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-21-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By hammerdwn
Ah, makes sense now... nevermind...

Ah, makes sense now... nevermind...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By hammerdwn
Question HD Audio will it ever happen?

How long have AVR's with HD audio existed?
How many AVR's with HD audio have been sold?
vs
How long have 4k Tv's existed?
How many 4k Tv's have been sold?

Why the quick push for 4k streaming...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By hammerdwn
Some of the MS guide servers have been on the...

Some of the MS guide servers have been on the crap since Sep 11, 2014. There is a work around by modifying the windows host file so that WMC is directed to the servers that are working. See this...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By hammerdwn
Confused about how exactly your htpc is...

Confused about how exactly your htpc is connected? If you are connected via hdmi then you don't need your "Realtek HD Audio 7.1 Card". Maybe you are just mixing that up as being built into your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By hammerdwn
Is there any chance you can take a look at my...

Is there any chance you can take a look at my skip fwd/bck issue:
http://forum.inmatrix.com/index.php?showtopic=14158&p=56687
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By hammerdwn
I never use a game controller, have an original...

I never use a game controller, have an original xbox remote.... Can't you just EXIT / Shut Down wmc? That should take you back to the xbox menus then use arrow / enter keys on remote to navigate xbox...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By hammerdwn
I've never sat down and watched for longer than 2...

I've never sat down and watched for longer than 2 minutes just to verify that it works in a spare bedroom on a 32inch 720p Tv. Generally, I can't stand the quality of any streaming video, but I don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By hammerdwn
Use an xbox360 extender. You get WMC...

Use an xbox360 extender. You get WMC live/recorded Tv, xfinity app, netflix app, amazon app, etc...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By hammerdwn
one by one, highlight each one, click CONFIGURE,...

one by one, highlight each one, click CONFIGURE, choose STEREO, next/finish.

Re-run audio setup in WMC.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10,399
Views: 876,295
Posted By hammerdwn
It's gonna be tough doing any kind of...

It's gonna be tough doing any kind of test/comparison just using stereo speakers.

I've heard the KXTV audio problems on these prime time shows - Castle, 20/20, Motive, Revenge, What Would You Do,...
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