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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,898
Posted By pittsoccer33
I have an F8500 connected via optical to an older...

I have an F8500 connected via optical to an older receiver and I don't believe it supports Dolby Digital Plus/E-AC3. I know the HD-DVD spec called for a higher bandwidth than optical could support,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 33,309
Posted By pittsoccer33
I played around with this a bit today. F8500...

I played around with this a bit today. F8500 connected to an older Sony receiver via optical. When I use the DTS Neo 2:5 output option my receiver reports DTS 3/2.1 - the standard 5.1 DTS signal. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 141
Posted By pittsoccer33
Ive seen some films in 3d since avatar came out,...

Ive seen some films in 3d since avatar came out, but I've been actively avoiding them. I just dont think it looks nice - mostly it turns the movie into a pop up book.

I just got a new tv this...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By pittsoccer33
How do you enable 24p output going into 2015?

What are the best ways to handle automatically switching the refresh rate from 60hz?

I've been investigating Media Control/ffdshow as a way to do it inside WMC but so far haven't found a great...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,730
Views: 106,304
Posted By pittsoccer33
I bought my console last month and so far I have...

I bought my console last month and so far I have this, Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, and Battlefield 4. I keep coming back to Titanfall and really like it alot. By far my favorite shooter since I used...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,656
Posted By pittsoccer33
1) when you play a file, what decoder is being...

1) when you play a file, what decoder is being used? the icon should display down near the clock on the lower right of the tool bar/

2) what kind of receiver do you have? you said you updated...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By pittsoccer33
I use MKV Merge for this. Its free and pretty...

I use MKV Merge for this. Its free and pretty intuitive. I used it for films like Lord of the Rings, where the movie is split onto two discs.

Drop your first segement in, then click "append"...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18,126
Views: 558,659
Posted By pittsoccer33
Can you get WTV files playing any other way? ...

Can you get WTV files playing any other way?

I've tried using Windows' built in DLNA, Plex's DLNA, Play To, and straight off a thumb drive and I always get an error. It's usually



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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By pittsoccer33
I can't really see a problem from your pictures,...

I can't really see a problem from your pictures, but that could be uneven black levels (also called flashlighting) that is common on LCD type sets.

Just out of curiousity why are you running your...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 31,163
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'm so lost and confused by this game that I...

I'm so lost and confused by this game that I don't really even know how to ask for help.

My main question would be how exactly do you play this game? Ive been looking for a good site that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 712
Posted By pittsoccer33
Well they are selling them to customers outright...

Well they are selling them to customers outright for $100. I think at minimum you should be eligible for that. They are also "leasing" them. The lease security payment (that is refundable when you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 712
Posted By pittsoccer33
If you're a Tmobile customer they are giving...

If you're a Tmobile customer they are giving amazing routers based on the Asus 68 away for free. I got one about a month ago http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2469484,00.asp
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By pittsoccer33
If you were using a WMC set up you could use...

If you were using a WMC set up you could use Ceton's My Media Center app to independently control each one.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,272
Posted By pittsoccer33
I don't think I'll be able to get away from using...

I don't think I'll be able to get away from using TMT5 or another of the licensed bluray software suites.

The reason being is that (from everything I've read) there is very little support for...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-16-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By pittsoccer33
Is it for sale yet to users without monthly Plex...

Is it for sale yet to users without monthly Plex subscriptions?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,272
Posted By pittsoccer33
Thought I would revisit this with some questions...

Thought I would revisit this with some questions and ideas. I have a 3D tv arriving on Monday and have a few discs that came in combo packs.

On my PC I typically use WMCs default player but I...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18,126
Views: 558,659
Posted By pittsoccer33
Yes the disc needs to be present in the Xbox. As...

Yes the disc needs to be present in the Xbox. As soon as you insert a new game it begins "ripping" it to the box so games load quickly, but the disc is still needed to play the game, acting as sort...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By pittsoccer33
Plex wrote on their blog that there is no DTS...

Plex wrote on their blog that there is no DTS support for any flavors of it at present.

This is my personal speculation, but I'd wager that DTS's license to Microsoft only includes decoding the...
Forum: Xbox Area   12-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By pittsoccer33
I did a full run thru of the Xbox One as a media...

I did a full run thru of the Xbox One as a media player recently, testing what codecs and containers it didn't like.


Video codec support was really good - everything I tried worked.


Audio...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By pittsoccer33
I've done it. It works. MakeMKV is kind of a...

I've done it. It works. MakeMKV is kind of a memory hog, but if you have enough it works. Great for ripping dvd box sets - one disc in the bluray drive, one in the hd-dvd.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 52,737
Posted By pittsoccer33
Here's a [potentially] related issue: I...

Here's a [potentially] related issue:

I thought about picking up How to Train Your Dragon 2 at Redbox when I stop at the grocery store tonight.

They aren't carrying the film in bluray at all....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By pittsoccer33
Did everyone else know XBMC changed it's name to Kodi?

I sure missed this one. I'd been seeing the name Kodi around, but just assumed it was the codename of the new XBMC version. I looked it up and saw they rebranded the entire program.

I can't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By pittsoccer33
My most immediate thought from looking at those...

My most immediate thought from looking at those is to ask what version of Windows are you using (32 or 64)? If you have a 64bit installation you need to install Shark007's 64bit add on. In that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By pittsoccer33
A related question: If you have a PC and...

A related question:

If you have a PC and server connected to a gigabit router they will connect to each other at 1,000Mbps.

If however you plug a 100Mbps switch into that router, the entire...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By pittsoccer33
If you could post screen shots of what your Shark...

If you could post screen shots of what your Shark tabs look like I could probably tell you if one of your settings there is off.

I sort of suspect thats whats going on. MPEG2 (DVD and digital...
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