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Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-02-2015, 06:38 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Actually I consider what you post as the major...

Actually I consider what you post as the major contribution to what are "misleading, inaccurate and/or flat-out wrong guesses/statements about the GPL and the code in these boxes". Here's an article...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-31-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By blue_z
I have already tried that. And to make things...

I have already tried that.
And to make things worse, there was zero support from anyone here. Posters were making up excuses of it's not modified code, it has alternate licensing that's not GPL,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-31-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Over a year ago I mentioned that these DVRs boot...

Over a year ago I mentioned that these DVRs boot U-Boot, which then loads a standalone program (which probably uses a microkernel).
U-Boot is licensed under the GPL, and a copy of the source...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-29-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By blue_z
Yes, I've done that. Sounds like you're...

Yes, I've done that.

Sounds like you're describing posts I've written.

Then be extremely shocked.
There is absolutely no indication that Linux is running on these boxes as shipped.
...
Forum: CRT Projectors   11-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By blue_z
I can think of two reasons: 1. This is a home...

I can think of two reasons:
1. This is a home theater & video site, not a computer user site.
2. Ease of use and WAF.

For discussion on home theater PCs, go to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2014, 01:07 PM
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Posted By blue_z
A 720p program can be just as large as a 1080i...

A 720p program can be just as large as a 1080i (eg. FOX versus CBS). ABC gives 720p a bad rep because it over-compresses its signal. But FOX does not.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   11-15-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Don't use 1080p. Maximum accepted resolution...

Don't use 1080p.
Maximum accepted resolution is 1080i.

Regards
Forum: CRT Projectors   10-10-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Why an hdfury? There are low-cost (less than...

Why an hdfury?
There are low-cost (less than $50) HDMI-to-VGA+stereo converters that have decent performance.

Regards
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   09-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By blue_z
Tubes do wear out. The cathode material (the "C"...

Tubes do wear out. The cathode material (the "C" in CRT) is what determines the overall life of a tube (short of physical damage or phosphor wear in display tubes). The cathode is the source of the...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-23-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By blue_z
I worked on a HS420 that ended up with similar...

I worked on a HS420 that ended up with similar distortion only on the bottom.
I believe it's called "flagging".

Similar adjustments on an XBR910 were distortion free.
I chalk it up to better...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-21-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By blue_z
This distortion should have nothing to do with...

This distortion should have nothing to do with pincushion (i.e. curvature).
You seem to be describing a (horizontal) linearity issue.

Regards
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-22-2013, 11:55 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron Ives http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/600#post_24103313)

Unless you...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-21-2013, 02:04 AM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Primestar31 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/600#post_24101520)

Mediasonic...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-21-2013, 12:54 AM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by blue_z http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/330#post_23778414)

To MediasonicEast:...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-19-2013, 02:28 AM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by satpro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465875/iview-3500stb-tuner-dvr-owners-thread/2430#post_23967173)

You see that second...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-16-2013, 12:17 AM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by satpro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465875/iview-3500stb-tuner-dvr-owners-thread/2370#post_23954778)

The main boards...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   11-10-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Floydage http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1498467/how-does-scaling-work-in-crts#post_23931896)

I'd read somewhere that 1080p...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-18-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 159,887
Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron Ives http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/360#post_23848891)

Here is a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-18-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 159,887
Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron Ives http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/360#post_23848891)

Most of these...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-03-2013, 07:08 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JHBrandt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/330#post_23795124)

That is all true...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-03-2013, 06:50 PM
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Views: 159,887
Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JHBrandt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/330#post_23791290)

My point was...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-30-2013, 12:53 PM
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Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by png5 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482341/homeworx-hw-150pvr-support-and-discussion/330#post_23781517)

No sure U-boot has...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-27-2013, 01:35 PM
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Views: 159,887
Posted By blue_z
To MediasonicEast: Request for GPL source...

To MediasonicEast:

Request for GPL source code

As the purchaser/owner of a HomeWorx HW-150PVR ATSC Digital TV Converter Box, I am requesting a copy of source code for U-Boot and any other GNU...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-27-2013, 01:33 PM
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Posted By blue_z
If anyone likes to tinker and has a serial link...

If anyone likes to tinker and has a serial link to their Homeworx box, then the capabilities of U-Boot might be interesting to play with:Code:
<< MStar >># help? - alias for 'help'do Lzma for...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   09-27-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,784
Posted By blue_z
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by milehighxr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1110066/my-picture-is-bigger-than-my-screen#post_15587215)

I recently repaired a...
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