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Forum: Remote Control Area   06-21-2005, 04:42 AM
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Posted By PretzelB
That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a...

That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a bunch. Sadly, I have firmware 204 so that explains why nothing appears to be responding.

My next step is to research if the set can be upgraded...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-20-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By PretzelB
I'm confused then. From what I read about the...

I'm confused then. From what I read about the history of this topic, it was my understanding that only certain models had the capability to use discrete codes. And even when you did have the...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-20-2005, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By PretzelB
I've tried to read a few posts on the subject of...

I've tried to read a few posts on the subject of the discrete codes for Samsung TVs but I can't figure out a firm answer on what is required. My HLM507W is not even mentioned in most posts, and...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-20-2005, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By PretzelB
I noticed my arrow keys are not working that...

I noticed my arrow keys are not working that reliably. Seems like it works great for a while then just stops. At first I thought I was not pointing the remote properly but that is not the case. I...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-17-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By PretzelB
I will look into setting up a limited account...

I will look into setting up a limited account just for MCE. Right now the HTPC will auto log out to the welcome screen after a certain inactivity period ... I will need to see if I can fix that.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By PretzelB
For those who run MCE and have a Harmony remote,...

For those who run MCE and have a Harmony remote, how do you configure the HTPC to run? It seems like the Harmony expects MCE to be logged in and waiting at the welcome screen with MCE running. Maybe...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-16-2005, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By PretzelB
Two questions about a Harmony remote (mine is...

Two questions about a Harmony remote (mine is 676) and having a Media Center HTPC.

1) How is your HTPC configured with respect to a log in? I have my setup so I'm presented with a login screen...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-06-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally Posted by Foxbat121 Amazon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxbat121
Amazon has free shipping on it while NewEgg charges $4.99 for shipping. Also, you can return the remote to Amazon if you don't like. On NewEgg, this remote is...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-06-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By PretzelB
As far as I can tell, it looks like you can use...

As far as I can tell, it looks like you can use this rebate at a place like NewEgg too, which has the remote for $115 instead of $118. Not sure why NewEgg doesn't show you a link to the rebate...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-23-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally Posted by mlbdude The 6200...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlbdude
The 6200 is generally not recommended because it lacks the hardware NVPP (the one thing in PureVideo worth anything). If you plan on doing DVD's using ffdshow...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-23-2005, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally Posted by GMan4911 This...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMan4911
This (http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_support.html) will give you an idea of what you get with the different GPUs and PureVideo.

I saw that but it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By PretzelB
Well, I keep seeing how everyone recommends a...

Well, I keep seeing how everyone recommends a 6600 or a 6600GT. I was out of the loop for a while so I didn't know about the Pure Video stuff until recently. Heck, last time I checked, ATI was still...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By PretzelB
I'm studying up with this...

I'm studying up with this (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2305&p=1) old article on Pure Video and I'm thinking of upgrading on my ATI 9200. I was looking at a 6600 but it looks like...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-04-2005, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 209,041
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally posted by Jim1348 I...

Quote:

Originally posted by Jim1348
I just saw one of these this weekend. Is this still the only combination HDTV tuner and DVD player? I have seen this for about $399 at Circuit City and Best...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By PretzelB
Well thanks for the feedback. I guess that's bad...

Well thanks for the feedback. I guess that's bad news since it means I should probably go back and do some comparison testing, especially with my two EE copies of the series.

I do know that I got...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2005, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By PretzelB
After finally getting my DLP re-adjusted...

After finally getting my DLP re-adjusted correctly and getting my HTPC upgraded, I was eager to watch some movies. During the week I watched some scenes from the first 2 LOTR movies and then ordered...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-26-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By PretzelB
I just started to upgrade my HTPC but I kept my...

I just started to upgrade my HTPC but I kept my ATI 9200 passively cooled DVI video card. Right now I'm pretty pleased with the video quality of DVDs with MCE 2005 and the NVDVD decoders.

During...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-23-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By PretzelB
Sad part is that it's this confusion that is...

Sad part is that it's this confusion that is preventing me from making a purchase. The marketing weenies are not accounting for someone like me who wants to do just a bit of research and make 1...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-22-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By PretzelB
Is it possible to add a custom quick action...

Is it possible to add a custom quick action (play dvd, watch video, view tv, listen music) to a Harmony 680 or 688? I was playing with the free trial configuration tool online and was able to set...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-22-2005, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally posted by mkat1970 the...

Quote:
Originally posted by mkat1970
the harmony 656,676,680, and 688 are all the same for funtionality, just differ in button placement.
I just reviewed these products on the logitech website...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-22-2005, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally posted by sregener It is...

Quote:
Originally posted by sregener
It is my understanding that Comcast does not compress their HD OTA signals at all, so there would be no improvement unless you're experienceing macroblocking...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-21-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By PretzelB
I'm fairly happy with my HD channels on Comcast...

I'm fairly happy with my HD channels on Comcast but I have the urge to see what improvement there may be with getting HD OTA. Any advice for how to try this without either sinking a ton of money...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-19-2005, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By PretzelB
My problems were solved after paying for a...

My problems were solved after paying for a certified Samsung tech to visit the house. I have posted the details of the problem here...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-19-2005, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By PretzelB
IT IS FIXED !!!! I paid to have a Samsung...

IT IS FIXED !!!!

I paid to have a Samsung certified repair company come out. At first the guy thought it looked fine viewing Comcast cable (oh great) but as soon as I put a DVD in he asked for my...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-09-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By PretzelB
Quote: Originally posted by JimP Well, isn't...

Quote:
Originally posted by JimP
Well, isn't ABC 720 and INHD2 1080I.

Any chance that it varies depending on the incoming resolution? 720 is bad where 1080I isn't??
I'm not sure if ABC is 720...
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