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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By JorgeA
Something else to watch out for...

Something else to watch out for (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/12/microsoft-withdraws-bad-windows-7-update-that-broke-future-windows-7-updates/?comments=1) this month:


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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 06:39 PM
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Views: 471,840
Posted By JorgeA
This may be a shot in the dark but... did you...

This may be a shot in the dark but... did you install the Windows Update KB3001554 from September? It's described as helping Microsoft to "improve the experiences when users play DVDs in Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Great to hear that the problem doesn't happen to...

Great to hear that the problem doesn't happen to everyone!

For whatever reason, I find that WMC on our system won't tune to any channels after a reboot (with or without Windows Updates) unless I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
You can change your Windows Updates settings so...

You can change your Windows Updates settings so that they don't install or even download unless you explicitly allow it. In Windows 7, go to:

Start Menu --> Control Panel --> System and Security...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 12:55 AM
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Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for...

Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for November. Rebooted as usual, then as usual launched 7MC, slid out the CableCARD, waited 30 seconds, and put it back in the Ceton InfiniTV4 tuner....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for...

Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for November. Rebooted as usual, then as usual launched 7MC, slid out the CableCARD, waited 30 seconds, and put it back in the Ceton InfiniTV4 tuner....
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By JorgeA
Sorry for taking so long to report back. I...

Sorry for taking so long to report back.

I called Comcast last week about the CableCARD charge and the missing equipment discount, and the CSR said that they would "look into it," as it could be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
You needed to knock on wood when you said that. ...

You needed to knock on wood when you said that. :)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By JorgeA
Any particular reason for this change now? (Such...

Any particular reason for this change now? (Such as regulatory changes.)

Others out there -- are you experiencing this too?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By JorgeA
Comcast now charging for CableCARD, eliminates discount for customer equipment

Just got our Comcast statement for the next month, and I see that Comcast has started charging $7.45 a month for the use of a CableCARD, which up 'til now has been free for the first card.

In...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 444
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Posted By JorgeA
We haven't watched Extant since the final...

We haven't watched Extant since the final "mini-series" episode where the Thing got into a Good Samaritan couple's car.

Would have been preferable (from our viewpoint) to bring it to a clear...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Unpromising early scoop on the inclusion of WMC...

Unpromising early scoop on the inclusion of WMC in the upcoming Windows 9. From Windows Weekly 375 (http://twit.tv/show/windows-weekly/375) (transcript...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-15-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 444
  Extant
Views: 17,787
Posted By JorgeA
I thought I saw at the end of last week's episode...

I thought I saw at the end of last week's episode (9/10) that it said "Season Finale," as opposed to the "Series Finale" which is what we were expecting.

Wife immediately groaned and rolled her...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4,826
Views: 471,840
Posted By JorgeA
I tried the tune-pause-wait-play trick, and it...

I tried the tune-pause-wait-play trick, and it worked! :cool:

If it happens again, I'll escalate to checking the SNR.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,826
Views: 471,840
Posted By JorgeA
A couple of days ago we went into Comcast's...

A couple of days ago we went into Comcast's "Music Choice" channels for the first time in a while, and we noticed that the sound was dropping out for a second or two at least 2-3 times per minute....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
You've been fortunate. There are threads around...

You've been fortunate. There are threads around the forum where people have reported guide outages where the programming guide wouldn't update for days at a time. It's happened to us, and I sure do...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-12-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
I noticed that the other day on my Vista Media...

I noticed that the other day on my Vista Media Center system (OTA, not cable). Most if not all of the Internet-dependent programming is gone. I used to be able to watch sports recaps and all sorts of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 11:31 PM
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Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks! We do do most of that list, except...

Thanks!

We do do most of that list, except for Norton instead of MSE, and using Internet Explorer to visit Hulu/Netflix or network sites for the occasional show streaming. (We just got into...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Exclamation Thanks for that info, good to know if it comes to...

Thanks for that info, good to know if it comes to that.

Good news, though: I changed a couple of settings in the Norton firewall according to these instructions...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Sadly, System Restore wasn't enough of a friend...

Sadly, System Restore wasn't enough of a friend to resolve the problem. I tried three different restore points, including two that were prior to the Windows Updates, and it didn't help.

Gor a new...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Wow, it's a relief to know that I can experiment...

Wow, it's a relief to know that I can experiment around so much without fear of losing everything the wife has recorded. :) Thanks Walternate and Ken.F for the info.

After the latest fail, I set...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
I was getting ready to do exactly as you said,...

I was getting ready to do exactly as you said, when the Ceton tool happened to change the CableCard from a green check mark to a red stop sign and I could no longer get authorization. This suggested...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 756,195
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks for the idea. I went in there, and...

Thanks for the idea. I went in there, and unfortunately it's already set to Stereo.

I wonder if it might be the CableCard misbehaving (although it checks out fine in the Ceton diagnostics tool),...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-16-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4,705
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Posted By JorgeA
Unhappy "Viewing or Listening Conflict"

Help!

I'm using WMC on Windows 7 Home Premium, with a Ceton InfiniTV4 PCI-e tuner.

Everything had been working fine for months until this afternoon, when I installed this month's massive load...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 40,622
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks for the images from the Comcast bill. ...

Thanks for the images from the Comcast bill.

I'll have to call Comcast and see if I can get that HD Technology fee removed.

IMX, some CSR's know what they're doing, and others don't. Over...
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