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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,225
Posted By gtgray
What about frame rates. The video on the HP is...

What about frame rates. The video on the HP is the proper 59.94 Hz not the silly 60 Hz the Xbox puts out. The Xbox display controller shows its AMD legacy.


What about the frequency of the Ceton?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,225
Posted By gtgray
If it has not been deinterlaced or upscaled yet I...

If it has not been deinterlaced or upscaled yet I suppose that is unmolested enough.


There is not that much else being done that I can think of. Colorspace conversions can muck things up...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,225
Posted By gtgray
I was out on the Green Button and beyond all the...

I was out on the Green Button and beyond all the fussy voodoo people go through to make them work I see mention of a Native Display mode. Does the Ceton have a native mode that would supply 480i,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,225
Posted By gtgray
I never messed with a Ceton, did they ever get...

I never messed with a Ceton, did they ever get 1080P output? Outputting 1080i creates a bit of a mess at 720P channels as it requires dropping half the frames. Outputting 720P needs first class...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 30,122
Posted By gtgray
Market segmentation. It doesn't work because they...

Market segmentation. It doesn't work because they don't want it to. Easiest thing is to tweak the driver so it doesn't install. Knowing how big companies work, that would be my take.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,192
Posted By gtgray
I just happened to look at the color space coming...

I just happened to look at the color space coming out of the HP MediaSmart and it is YCbCR 444. As opposed to my PCs which are of RGB. I have all my PCs set to RGB full using the levels tweaker...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,267
Posted By gtgray
I did a bit of testing yesterday of my HD Prime...

I did a bit of testing yesterday of my HD Prime on wireless. I have an HP notebook at the far end of the house and in WMC the same channels that are unwatchable from the Ceton over wireless, actually...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,192
Posted By gtgray
In general I think extenders get an underserved...

In general I think extenders get an underserved bad rap. I myself had trouble with the HP unit I have and even though it made an exceptionally good picture it wood crash or power down. So I kind of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,192
Posted By gtgray
I agree with that in fact for whatever reason I...

I agree with that in fact for whatever reason I get very excellent color out of the HP Extenders. I have not tried an Xbox. I actually prefer the HP even to madVR for live TV. I am not exactly sure...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,267
Posted By gtgray
One thing I have noticed is that JRiver works...

One thing I have noticed is that JRiver works much better with an HD Homerun Prime. Now JRiver will not always proper release a tuner in SiliconDust which they are supposedly working on. Using the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,611
Posted By gtgray
I put the drive on my router so I did not have to...

I put the drive on my router so I did not have to have the PC with the drive in it running all the time. It was centralized access but as far as redundancy goes I have another copy of the library on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,611
Posted By gtgray
Depending on your needs you may be able to use a...

Depending on your needs you may be able to use a router attached USB drive. I have my music on a Seagate 3 TB external USB drive attached to my Netgear Router. It is a WNDR4000. It supports DLNA. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 136,937
Posted By gtgray
JR MC does not allow you to input the subchannel...

JR MC does not allow you to input the subchannel number on ATSC with remote or keyboard. Yao is going to program a routine for it in MC 20. But it does go to my point that all this time basic...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 136,937
Posted By gtgray
I did that. It seems peculiar to certain WMC...

I did that. It seems peculiar to certain WMC installs. I think it works on all JR MC instances around here. But it is strange that it does not work for someone else on JR MC. I have three different...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 136,937
Posted By gtgray
Stop should work fine in JR MC straight out of...

Stop should work fine in JR MC straight out of the box, it does for me. The weird thing with stop is that I have PCs with WMC that stop in live TV and those that don't. My bedroom PC stops live TV in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 136,937
Posted By gtgray
Jim, I am aware of that. But unless and until JR...

Jim, I am aware of that. But unless and until JR MC TV is up to snuff that is not really a viable option for me. Someday maybe. It may be a good option for others. If it there was an on the fly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 136,937
Posted By gtgray
Actually the remote works much the same in JR as...

Actually the remote works much the same in JR as in MC which means they conflict a bit. There is lots of customization you can do with the remote in JR. The problem with the setup out of the box is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By gtgray
JRiver is worth a look. It does produce a better...

JRiver is worth a look. It does produce a better image than WMC can due to its use of LAV filters for live TV and recorded TV playback. It is cheap and it is has its own server built in. The Guide is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 136,937
Posted By gtgray
JRiver is not for everyone. It is aimed at the...

JRiver is not for everyone. It is aimed at the audiophile and to some extent the videophile market. It is endlessly customizable but can make you crazy sometimes when it doesn't do the simplest...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By gtgray
An i5 2300 on an H67 board with an HD7850 is...

An i5 2300 on an H67 board with an HD7850 is pretty competent platform for HTPC use, particularly for secondary HTPC duties.

My primary HTPC is an i3 530 on an intel H55 board which I just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By gtgray
Fix your signal situation first if you can. If...

Fix your signal situation first if you can. If you have improved that to the degree possible than go with what you know works. I have found some PC tuners work better than others, yes. But the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By gtgray
If you don't mind using IR you might consider...

If you don't mind using IR you might consider searching eBay for the remote HP built to go with its x280n (Smart Media Connect) Windows Media Extender. The remotes were widely available a couple...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   08-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,513
Posted By gtgray
I have the Mits 92" WD-92840 and the Mits...

I have the Mits 92" WD-92840 and the Mits displays really benefit from external color calibration. I just installed a new lamp in mine and will do a color calibration when the lamp has about 200...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,767
Posted By gtgray
In a discussion of how much hardware one needs in...

In a discussion of how much hardware one needs in their HTPC for a fast fluid stutter free experience madVR invariably comes up. madVR is something of a corner case but it always gets trotted out as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,767
Posted By gtgray
If I had invested a dime for every dollar I...

If I had invested a dime for every dollar I wasted on electronics in my lifetime I would be a very well to do guy. Electronics are cheap today, but they will be cheaper tomorrow. Consumer Electronics...
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