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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By captain_video
I also use pfSense installed on a PC I threw...

I also use pfSense installed on a PC I threw together from spare parts. You can run it on a number of platforms. Here's the link to the pfSense website:

https://www.pfsense.org/

I'm no...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13,884
Views: 1,564,236
Posted By captain_video
I agree with everything you're saying and I'm...

I agree with everything you're saying and I'm trying to work the antenna issue. However, each of the tuners is a dual tuner model and has an internal splitter. The original signal would get split 8...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By captain_video
The antennas are on separate masts about four...

The antennas are on separate masts about four feet apart. The distribution amp is a ChannelPlus DA-506BID with six outputs. I'm going to replace it with a 4-output amp from Antennas Direct that I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13,884
Views: 1,564,236
Posted By captain_video
I'm currently using an Antennas Direct...

I'm currently using an Antennas Direct Clearstream 2 antenna aimed at Baltimore (approx. 46 degrees from my location) and a Clearstream 4 antenna aimed at Washington (approx. 218 degrees). Both are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By captain_video
For HTPC purposes, this really isn't much of a...

For HTPC purposes, this really isn't much of a limitation. If you start adding SATA controllers then you should probably consider building a separate server. The only card in my system that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-24-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By captain_video
I like the idea of locking cables in theory, but...

I like the idea of locking cables in theory, but in practice they're not a good choice if you need to disconnect them in tight places. I almost destroyed the connectors on a SATA backplane in my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By captain_video
Uh, no you don't. FIOS cablecard setup can be...

Uh, no you don't. FIOS cablecard setup can be done without having to contact Verizon. There should have been instructions included with the cablecard when you got it for setting it up online.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By captain_video
You can disable them by default in XBMC. I don't...

You can disable them by default in XBMC. I don't recall if you have that option in VLC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By captain_video
Did you ever contact Ceton about the problems you...

Did you ever contact Ceton about the problems you were having? They have a very active support forum and they're usually pretty good about helping customers resolve any such issues.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By captain_video
Pixelation issues with the Ceton tuners on FIOS...

Pixelation issues with the Ceton tuners on FIOS can be due to a couple of things. If you're using the Actiontec router from FIOS, you need to get a low pass filter to allow certain channels to work...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By captain_video
Forgot about that one. I was thinking it...

Forgot about that one. I was thinking it required a DLNA device to work, but it will apparently also work with a networked PC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By captain_video
Those are all dual tuner devices. The OP is...

Those are all dual tuner devices. The OP is asking if there are cards with more than two tuners.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By captain_video
Limited in what way? I have a MSI motherboard...

Limited in what way? I have a MSI motherboard with 7 PCIe slots (only 6 usable) and no PCI slots. All 6 slots are occupied by PCIe cards (Radeon HD7770 graphics card, Intel PCIe NIC, Ceton...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By captain_video
They don't exist. The only way to get more than...

They don't exist. The only way to get more than two tuners on a single card is by using a cablecard tuner.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By captain_video
Balanced outputs are rare enough on consumer...

Balanced outputs are rare enough on consumer audio gear so I wouldn't hold your breath expecting to see them on PC hardware anytime soon. I don't think it would be all that hard to implement...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,492
Posted By captain_video
The improvements in WMC were made in Windows 7,...

The improvements in WMC were made in Windows 7, not 8. WMC is essentially unchanged from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By captain_video
Exactly. The whole question boils down to...

Exactly. The whole question boils down to whether or not it's worth the expense to configure a PC for ripping that will outlive its usefulness once the task has been completed. In my case, all of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By captain_video
+1. I found the DiNovo Mini extremely cumbersome...

+1. I found the DiNovo Mini extremely cumbersome to hold and use. The Lenovo can be held in one hand and most of the keys can be operated with your thumb. I never liked the clamshell design of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By captain_video
There's no backup discs involved. The OP wants...

There's no backup discs involved. The OP wants to rip his Blu-Rays to an unRAID server.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By captain_video
I converted about 900 ripped DVDs and Blu-Ray...

I converted about 900 ripped DVDs and Blu-Ray isos to mkv files in about three weeks using MakeMKV and my primary PC which consists of an old Athlon 64 X2 5200+ CPU and 4GB of RAM. I've got several...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By captain_video
I assumed it was the deluxe since you needed an...

I assumed it was the deluxe since you needed an analog output to feed a power amp directly. I don't recall which models were out at the time but I never had a problem finding a graphics card with an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By captain_video
What video processing? The HDAV1.3 is a sound...

What video processing? The HDAV1.3 is a sound card only. It takes the HDMI output from your graphics card and taps into the audio channels while allowing the digital video to pass through. I don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By captain_video
There may be a "lite" version of the 5902...

There may be a "lite" version of the 5902 floating around that's missing some of the standard features so maybe that's the one you're referring to. Unless they've changed the design the 5902 most...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By captain_video
I've used both the 4221 and the 4228 and they're...

I've used both the 4221 and the 4228 and they're both good antennas. Unfortunately for me, when broadcasters made the switch to all digital some of my local stations switched their HD feeds back to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By captain_video
I forget which make and model it is so I'll have...

I forget which make and model it is so I'll have to check when I get home from work. The one I have has six outputs. Four of them are for short cable runs and the other two are for longer runs. ...
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