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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,746
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Posted By Beefcake
I get this on the XBox360, but not my HTPC. I...

I get this on the XBox360, but not my HTPC. I think the HDMI chip in the Xbox that does the scaling it to blame here.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By Beefcake
Just to throw my hat in there, I've been using...

Just to throw my hat in there, I've been using DriveBender since it was first released. I am not interested in RAID or protection of most of my data. I can duplicate folders that are really...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-18-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,114
Posted By Beefcake
Hi all, I just want to post my findings in the...

Hi all, I just want to post my findings in the past week. This may already be known, but I was unable to find definitive answers about the 29/59 bug in WMC and newer Intel 4000 graphics based...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7,720
Views: 491,056
Posted By Beefcake
As a beta tester, I would suggest holding back...

As a beta tester, I would suggest holding back on any "turd" comments until the dang thing is released and we can see what it does. Beta programs offer us early access to help test and give...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7,720
Views: 491,056
Posted By Beefcake
I just got my Echo today. I am having trouble...

I just got my Echo today. I am having trouble concentrating at work....lol. Should be fun playing with it tonight.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By Beefcake
Half right, the best choice is the HDPVR or...

Half right, the best choice is the HDPVR or Colossus (component/HDMI). The IR blaster is not needed as you can get network tuning going easily. This is my setup.....2 Colossus cards, 2 directv...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   10-02-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Beefcake
If all you need it for is a HTPC, then Anandtech...

If all you need it for is a HTPC, then Anandtech seems to think very highly of this cards low power draw and very capable video processing.
Forum: HTPC Computer Items   07-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Beefcake
Hi all, I'm selling a used HD-PVR 1212 to...

Hi all,

I'm selling a used HD-PVR 1212 to fund a purchase of another Colossus card. It's a C2 and has been solid. I bought it as a tuner for my SageTV setup. I recently had to replace with a...
Forum: Video Source Items   06-12-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Beefcake
Hi all, I'm selling a used HD-PVR 1212 to...

Hi all,

I'm selling a used HD-PVR 1212 to fund a purchase of another Colossus card. It's an F2 and has been solid. I bought is new at Best Buy about 9 months ago as a second tuner for my SageTV...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By Beefcake
shot in the dark....the power supply is going...

shot in the dark....the power supply is going bad? If you have another 5V, 2A wall wart, it's worth a shot. Mine was being weird in that the lights would all come on, but when I tried to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-29-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By Beefcake
moboplayer works on droid to play mkv files....

moboplayer works on droid to play mkv files. done.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-15-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Beefcake
Check out drive bender. I recently got it for my...

Check out drive bender. I recently got it for my WHS machine and it works great at just adding drives to a JBOD but with the added bonus that it evenly distributes the data amongst all drives in the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By Beefcake
uhhh...they make turntables that have a USB plug...

uhhh...they make turntables that have a USB plug which auto convert to MP3 for you. That's as simple as it's going to get, but I wonder what the quality is like.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Beefcake
Here's what I do..... I have 10 GigE drops...

Here's what I do.....

I have 10 GigE drops going down to my basement (one in each room) going to a single GigE switch. Then, in some rooms like the basement play area and TV room, where I have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-15-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By Beefcake
Quote:Originally Posted by Mrkazador...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mrkazador http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20822220)

When the time comes I would probably get this...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,351
Posted By Beefcake
Good power conditioning will not occur unless...

Good power conditioning will not occur unless you get one of the higher end units that have AVR (Auto Voltage Regulation). Usually the entry price is $100.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beefcake
As the author, this tool will not work on...

As the author, this tool will not work on anything but WHS v1.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-26-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,414
Posted By Beefcake
The prevention is in the only reliable and...

The prevention is in the only reliable and supported and not super expensive way to record satellite to a DVR is with the HD-PVR. WMC currently only supports one of these tuners. Also, WMC's only...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-01-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By Beefcake
has anyone just thought of using a vaccuum...

has anyone just thought of using a vaccuum cleaner hose? I use this all the time and there is no mess. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,691
Posted By Beefcake
Uhh. it's beena while for me, but I always...

Uhh. it's beena while for me, but I always thought caps were sized by how many farads of energy they could store. The voltage rating is likely to be a maximum spec voltage rather than a necessary...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Beefcake
I can't see how it is your actual hard drive. I...

I can't see how it is your actual hard drive. I believe you are making an order of magnitude error on speed. Yes, you have your bitrates correct, but a bit rate is Mbps = Mega bits pre second. That...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Beefcake
Only thing I know of that can do it is a the HD...

Only thing I know of that can do it is a the HD Fury 2 or 3. If you have component out already, I DOUBT it woudl be any better.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Beefcake
I have a PCH and I can help, but I don't get why...

I have a PCH and I can help, but I don't get why you'd mount a .ts file? What are you trying to accomplish?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-12-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beefcake
Well, it can only ever move 1 file at a time, so...

Well, it can only ever move 1 file at a time, so take the total and divide by 2. You are averaging about 50MB/s, so that's not bad if you have lots of smaller files. If it's one giant file, then you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-04-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By Beefcake
You should check which service (if any) uses SDV...

You should check which service (if any) uses SDV (Switched Digital Video). You can ask each service if you can receive all programming with a cable card. You shouldn't mention a PC based DVR, just...
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