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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By mdavej
There is no reason to record. Like the name says,...

There is no reason to record. Like the name says, you can watch anything on Showtime anytime. If subscribe through your cable TV, you can view the guide and record the same way you record all your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By mdavej
Just get a universal remote (or remote app if you...

Just get a universal remote (or remote app if you prefer). It doesn't matter if I have one source or ten. I just press "Watch Netflix" to watch Netfix on my Roku or "Watch TV" to use my HTPC. No...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-31-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11,015
Views: 1,039,245
Posted By mdavej
I don't have Gold, so can't confirm whether the...

I don't have Gold, so can't confirm whether the signal still there or not, but I can confirm it's still in my cable card channel map.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,961
Posted By mdavej
The thing that usually breaks for me when...

The thing that usually breaks for me when upgrading old laptops is the screen brightness controls from the keyboard. Did that continue to work after the upgrade? And what brand laptop, if you don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By mdavej
Nope. Don't resort to that. Doesn't work with a...

Nope. Don't resort to that. Doesn't work with a remote (mouse only), and many titles aren't 1080p. Get a Roku or any other Netflix capable device. If you've been using Netflix in WMC all this time,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,961
Posted By mdavej
As I said before: Cable co DVR - been there done...

As I said before: Cable co DVR - been there done that. The Atari I had in the 70's had better graphics. I'm certainly not going to pay $50/month for a house full of those. Satellite DVRs are far...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,961
Posted By mdavej
Like another poster, I must still run Unix, QNX,...

Like another poster, I must still run Unix, QNX, DOS, Win 3.1, Win 95, you name it, for my job because our clients still run those. Most don't want to spend the vast sums it would cost to reverse...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By mdavej
That's a scam. You can't buy a DTA to avoid...

That's a scam. You can't buy a DTA to avoid lease/rental fees. It either won't work at all, or they'll charge you rent anyway. Besides soon to be extinct clear QAM boxes like iView, cable card...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By mdavej
Fixed my post. The mere mention of resorting...

Fixed my post.

The mere mention of resorting to cable boxes of any kind in this forum makes me shudder.

If Xbox works for you that's great. I personally prefer something much smaller, quieter...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,961
Posted By mdavej
What conclusions can possibly be drawn from any...

What conclusions can possibly be drawn from any of these answers? Obviously WMC users will not upgrade their HTPCs, so that skews the results right off the bat here in the HTPC forum. Since Win 8.1...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By mdavej
You're completely missing the point. You don't...

You're completely missing the point. You don't need any boxes from Comcast for TV. That's what the Prime or InfiniTV are for. Everything comes through the Xbox, including ALL live and recorded TV in...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-28-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 243,537
Posted By mdavej
That's why I said it works differently. I think...

That's why I said it works differently. I think the Help sequence runs if you press the activity button again repeatedly. At least, I think I remember reading that.

He's clueless. Maybe really old...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 243,537
Posted By mdavej
Smart does have Help as I recall. Just works a...

Smart does have Help as I recall. Just works a little differently.

If they don't come through with discretes, I can post them.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-28-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 243,537
Posted By mdavej
You've gotten some great advice so far....

You've gotten some great advice so far. Personally, I have a Denon AVR like you, which has over 200 commands. I made a JP1 upgrade for the X4000 a while back that has about 360 commands. There's no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By mdavej
Excellent point. Xboxes with broken drives are...

Excellent point. Xboxes with broken drives are worthless to gamers but perfect for extender purposes and very cheap. Another good thing about Xbox is it has lots of other streaming apps like Netflix,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 22,598
Posted By mdavej
If you have a new Harmony, why are you still...

If you have a new Harmony, why are you still using an adapter on the PS3? It works via bluetooth as well.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By mdavej
No need to buy all of that new. Should be able to...

No need to buy all of that new. Should be able to get all for under $250. Used Linksys or Echo extenders should be even cheaper. My 5 extenders averaged $50 each. Prime is $80 on sale. But 6 tuner...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 294,508
Posted By mdavej
The voice recognition is done by the Xfinity...

The voice recognition is done by the Xfinity remote. The button operates the remote itself and doesn't send any sort of signal to the DVR, similar to how a backlight button would work. It's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,419
Posted By mdavej
Guide Tool only works if you have a guide in the...

Guide Tool only works if you have a guide in the first place. Running mcupdate a couple of times and the DNS tricks or nearby zips should do it.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 22,598
Posted By mdavej
No adapter will work on PS4, so better stick with...

No adapter will work on PS4, so better stick with your 3.

My BD players aren't much more than $25, so I wouldn't do that.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-26-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By mdavej
Only Harmony can control PS4.

Only Harmony can control PS4.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-26-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 22,598
Posted By mdavej
Panasonic has 1.5x with audio. The biggest thing...

Panasonic has 1.5x with audio. The biggest thing I hate about using game consoles is the difficulty and expense of using a remote.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 243,537
Posted By mdavej
Hopper still has IR mode and works with all...

Hopper still has IR mode and works with all universal remotes. UHF antenna on the back only works with the Dish remote.
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-24-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 294,508
Posted By mdavej
Good as new for half the price.

Good as new for half the price.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,857
Posted By mdavej
My $20 Sewell HDMI splitter is working fine on my...

My $20 Sewell HDMI splitter is working fine on my H24.

I second the recommendation for Tivo or HTPC and HomeRun Prime (or Ceton) for the guy with cable. In my house, I have Charter cable and a $80...
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