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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By captain_video
You're right. I knew they had added Plex but it...

You're right. I knew they had added Plex but it didn't register for some reason. Nice to know they're filling in the missing pieces. I will say one thing about Tivo, they're always looking for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,672
Posted By captain_video
I'm pretty sure a Tivo will pick up clear QAM...

I'm pretty sure a Tivo will pick up clear QAM channels without the need for a cablecard.

If you saw my post earlier in this thread then you already know I'm a long time Tivo convert. I used them...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By captain_video
Thanks for the info. I have to admit I haven't...

Thanks for the info. I have to admit I haven't updated mine in a while so I didn't realize there was just a single installer available now.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By captain_video
You'll need the 64-bit version if your OS is also...

You'll need the 64-bit version if your OS is also 64-bit. If you only installed the 32-bit version of Windows you can only install the 32-bit version of the Shark codecs.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,672
Posted By captain_video
Good luck with that. Tivo customer service is...

Good luck with that. Tivo customer service is pretty much useless and their tech service guys aren't much better. If you tell your wife to call Tivo to fix a problem you might as well go ahead and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By captain_video
You could also install both Windows 7 and Windows...

You could also install both Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the same PC and set it up as a dual boot system. There are boot manager programs that allow you to install multiple operating systems on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By captain_video
The whole point of using MakeMKV is so you never...

The whole point of using MakeMKV is so you never have to insert a disc in your PC and deal with the headaches that go with it. If you want to insert your DVD into something then get a standalone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By captain_video
Rip DVD to mkv with MakeMKV (free) and use Kodi...

Rip DVD to mkv with MakeMKV (free) and use Kodi (also free) for playback. No discs to deal with and all your movies are available for playback with a single click. Very high WAF in my household. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 288
Posted By captain_video
The free version works fine for cloning a drive. ...

The free version works fine for cloning a drive. It's the only one I've ever used and never had any issues that I can recall. Using a USB 2.0 drive will always take longer than mounting the drive...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 288
Posted By captain_video
Absolutely. You create the backup image on...

Absolutely. You create the backup image on another drive and boot from the Rescue Disk. You'll be asked for the destination drive to restore the image to. Just point it to the new SSD drive and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 288
Posted By captain_video
Have you ever considered using Windows Backup? ...

Have you ever considered using Windows Backup? Create a backup image on a portable drive and restore it using a Rescue Disk. You can create the Rescue Disk as part of the backup process or just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By captain_video
Works for me. I'm always up for a good single...

Works for me. I'm always up for a good single malt. :D

I expect SSD prices will continue to plummet along the same lines as standard hard drives. Just a couple of years ago, SSDs were going for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By captain_video
Mainly because it's another Windows product...

Mainly because it's another Windows product plagued with the inherent problems that Microsoft foists upon an unsuspecting public. UnRAID, and many other software RAID solutions, allow you to mix and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-13-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By captain_video
My case fans are louder than any of my hard...

My case fans are louder than any of my hard drives. Personally, I hate having external cases with cables and power supplies dangling all over the place. Been there, done that. Everything is just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By captain_video
I don't doubt that. LOL, I've learned that just...

I don't doubt that. LOL, I've learned that just because I haven't seen something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I'm curious as to where the line is drawn between what constitutes a NAS box and what...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By captain_video
YouTube is your friend for this. Extracting a...

YouTube is your friend for this. Extracting a drive from an external enclosure is quite simple once you see how it's done. The cases just snap together so it's just a matter of knowing where to pry...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By captain_video
There is no such thing as future proofing when it...

There is no such thing as future proofing when it comes to PCs. That is a myth. It will last as long as you want it to using the current software and OS. Any hardware that you keep for more than a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By captain_video
I disagree, but to each his own. I've been using...

I disagree, but to each his own. I've been using unRAID with a parity drive for over 8 years. The only time I've lost any data was usually due to operator error. I've had drives fail on occasion...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By captain_video
Personally, I'm not a fan of any type of external...

Personally, I'm not a fan of any type of external enclosure for long term use of a hard drive. They're fine for use as temporary storage and portability, but if they're to stay connected to a single...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By captain_video
I honestly don't know what DirecTV and Dish...

I honestly don't know what DirecTV and Dish charge for hardware rentals anymore. You used to buy the boxes outright and then just pay a monthly fee for the access cards. With DirecTV, I believe you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By captain_video
Cable providers have already invested in...

Cable providers have already invested in cablecards and aren't just going to stop renting them. If a customer asks for a cablecard and they have them available I can't see them turning down...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By captain_video
Not when you consider most NAS boxes only hold a...

Not when you consider most NAS boxes only hold a few drives. I think the biggest ones I've seen only hold up to five drives. You can build an unRAID server using just about any old PC that has a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By captain_video
+1. Standalone NAS boxes are definitely not an...

+1. Standalone NAS boxes are definitely not an economical solution to mass storage. However, they are convenient and mostly plug and play and a good solution for someone not into setting up a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 35,406
Posted By captain_video
With the low price of BD drives these days, this...

With the low price of BD drives these days, this thread is essentially obsolete and way outdated. It just seems like a lot of trouble to install a very old BD drive that has far less capabilities...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By captain_video
It will only let stuff through if you expose...

It will only let stuff through if you expose yourself to it. Using a HTPC for surfing the web or reading e-mails is just not a smart move without a robust AV program. The problem is, the ones that...
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