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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By pittsoccer33
A few of us were talking about this in the HTPC...

A few of us were talking about this in the HTPC forum recently. As I understand the Fire TV doesn't have an MPEG2 decoder, so it can't natively play cable tv.

XBMC allegedly has a software...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think this case looks fantastic. I was really...

I think this case looks fantastic. I was really into the Morex 887 case last year but it was limited to a specific Sandy Bridge motherboard.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By pittsoccer33
That software looks pretty cool. I always...

That software looks pretty cool. I always thought if I owned a bar I would use something like that to show scores on big gamedays.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By pittsoccer33
I can see a little old lady getting irate that...

I can see a little old lady getting irate that you're interrupting her soaps :)

I wonder if some kind of macro or software like Event Ghost would work.

This is how I envision it:

You use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By pittsoccer33
Id look at guitar gear rack shelves: ...

Id look at guitar gear rack shelves:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/raxxess-universal-component-rack-shelf
...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,179
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think the movies that rise above and transcend...

I think the movies that rise above and transcend "comic book movie" are the ones that don't rely on the villian of the week.

The Dark Knight, The Winter Soldier, and Days of Future Past are all...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 7,581
Posted By pittsoccer33
I accept the reality that theres no way they can...

I accept the reality that theres no way they can pay these actors to have bit parts in all these movies. I guess doing that puts the thought completely out of my mind when I'm watching.

Though I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By pittsoccer33
Aww the Echo has to be the biggest disappointment...

Aww the Echo has to be the biggest disappointment of my htpc experiment. I had every belief that it would replace my computer - recorded tv, Netflix, hbo go, dts-ma bitstreaming, Pandora, mkv - i...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By pittsoccer33
Its ridiculously stupid. I often record movies...

Its ridiculously stupid. I often record movies or program I want to save. I clip out commercials and convert to H264.

If I ever lost that ability I think I would throw in the towel and use a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By pittsoccer33
The cablecard tuners first showed up around 2006....

The cablecard tuners first showed up around 2006. There was hope for a while an a PC based extender technology known as Softsled would become a reality, or that Homegroup based recording sharing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By pittsoccer33
That would be interesting. From my experience...

That would be interesting. From my experience here in Pittsburgh when Comcast has acquired another cable system (legacy Adelphia for example) they continued using their technology. The boxes and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,835
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'd probably just try calling up Directv and...

I'd probably just try calling up Directv and ordering the Sunday Ticket internet thingy from them. Thats definitely worth a shot. The worst outcome will be you saying "so you're telling me you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By pittsoccer33
After seeing the Comcast X1 in action recently I...

After seeing the Comcast X1 in action recently I really think that will be my WMC/HTPC replacement when the time comes. If WMC were actively developed it would look like the X1.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11,237
Views: 1,541,528
Posted By pittsoccer33
Yes. I've done the reset with a 2009 S1 and it...

Yes. I've done the reset with a 2009 S1 and it worked wonderfully.
Forum: Xbox Area   08-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16,904
Views: 498,101
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'm cautiously optimistic. Because it supports...

I'm cautiously optimistic. Because it supports those for bluray does that mean an MKV made from an Amazing Spider Man bluray will fail to play due to Cinavia?

The 360 supported VC1 via HD-DVD,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By pittsoccer33
Given that the device itself must support Cinavia...

Given that the device itself must support Cinavia as a bluray player I wonder if that will extend to network based MKV playback.

Also, the XB1 is getting tuner support in Europe. You could keep...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 798,760
Posted By pittsoccer33
^^I think what you want to enable is called JUST...

^^I think what you want to enable is called JUST SCAN under the picture/aspect ratio settings.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,179
Posted By pittsoccer33
This is exactly what I think is wrong with the...

This is exactly what I think is wrong with the movie. Harry isn't developed. We don't see his friendship with Peter. We have to be told they're friends (which is the same problem with Obi Wan and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,048
Posted By pittsoccer33
My sister just moved into her own place. Shes a...

My sister just moved into her own place. Shes a college educated millenial that doesn't own a tv set. Comcast's best advertisted price for her to get internet also came with local tv channels and...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,179
Posted By pittsoccer33
I liked a lot about the movie. It looked and...

I liked a lot about the movie. It looked and sounded great, had good actors in their roles, and a genuine surprise, but it fell victim to what I think of as the Kurtzman-Orci style of screen...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
There are a few recovery disks listed in this...

There are a few recovery disks listed in this article. Does anyone have experience with them or another recommendation?


http://lifehacker.com/5984707/five-best-system-rescue-discs
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
I guess I mean to say he had a username but no...

I guess I mean to say he had a username but no password. And that's just the first W7 PC. Theres a few 10+ year old Dell computers here too.

if the general consensus is to pull the drives and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
he had one user account on the pc with no...

he had one user account on the pc with no username or password. any file library i click on (pictures, documents) gives me access denied errors. would it be best to plug the hard drive into an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
Need some basic pc back up and networking advice

my father passed away last week. much to my surprise I found 5 computers in his house today when I went document digging.

i want to clone his hard drives onto my pc so i have copies of any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By pittsoccer33
Sometime since I took those I figured out how to...

Sometime since I took those I figured out how to change the library name from generic HOME MOVIES to DVR

Thats where I put the random, one off things like National Geographic and Smithsonian...
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