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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-28-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Sizam
How are people feeling about room reflections on...

How are people feeling about room reflections on the ZT60 while playing content? I have the VT60 and its like a black mirror as far as reflections go and for this I'm considering exchanging it for a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-20-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15,389
Views: 999,075
Posted By Sizam
Are there discreet remote codes for specific...

Are there discreet remote codes for specific Picture Modes? Professional 1 and Professional 2 in particular? I have one set for Day and one set for Night and would like to toggle between them w/one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-16-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By Sizam
I finally upgraded my ATI 4xxx card to a 5450 so...

I finally upgraded my ATI 4xxx card to a 5450 so I can play HD Audio codecs from an MKV container, so I run MakeMKV on a disc, get a file and run it in TotalMedia Theater which resulted in horrible...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,561
Posted By Sizam
I have a 60VT60 and I am also very sensitive to...

I have a 60VT60 and I am also very sensitive to noise from my AV stack. If I have sound off I can kind of hear the hard drive in my HTPC (need to get an SSD) and can hear buzzing from the VT60 if a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,805
Posted By Sizam
I've had a week with my Panasonic P60VT60 and...

I've had a week with my Panasonic P60VT60 and its truly awesome in all ways but one, the reflections on the screen from light sources in the room are a little irritating. There is a lamp behind our...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-30-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15,389
Views: 999,075
Posted By Sizam
Just got my 60VT60 in and am playing with the...

Just got my 60VT60 in and am playing with the picture modes, couple questions:

-Cycling through the modes its obvious there is more going on between the modes than just the settings I have access...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 178,850
Posted By Sizam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gmarceau http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469541/f8500-or-zt60/180#post_23243422)

I'm curious, for those that are waiting for...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Sizam
Good points hitting on what I figured already...

Good points hitting on what I figured already and thanks for the heads up on the shootout in May which will hopefully shed some light (or lack thereof!) on matters, I think I can manage that much...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Sizam
You're totally right. I am looking for a TV...

You're totally right.

I am looking for a TV that will shine in a dim/dark room but won't be unbearable in a room with low lighting 'ok' is good enough, I'd rather compromise the bright viewing...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Sizam
I had initially been considering a ZT60 but have...

I had initially been considering a ZT60 but have lowered my sites on a Panasonic 60VT60 or Samsung 60F8500 and am trying to use the numbers people are finding in their tests to help figure out which...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sizam
Event ghost is what you're looking for btw. I...

Event ghost is what you're looking for btw. I use it for, among other things, to switch between Hulu and Media Center.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,195
Posted By Sizam
I think its easy, but I've been building...

I think its easy, but I've been building computers since high-school in the mid 90's http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif My first suggestion would be to find a friend to help you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,726
Posted By Sizam
Just wanted to toss in the well worn...

Just wanted to toss in the well worn helpful-hint that if you don't think you'll enjoy tinkering with software/hardware to get things working then you're going to hate the HTPC.

Nothing will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By Sizam
I'm trying to find a good music service to use...

I'm trying to find a good music service to use in my theater/home and Pandora is ok (though irritating at times) and Rhapsody is just not what I'm looking for. Figured I'd give Spotify a go but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,602
Posted By Sizam
No monitor here, no mouse, keyboard or optical...

No monitor here, no mouse, keyboard or optical drive either.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Sizam
Ah! I had a problem with Twilight as well and...

Ah! I had a problem with Twilight as well and figured it was a problem with the disk or my system so just watched it on AppleTV. Good to hear. AnyDVD is fully updated, I also tried disabling it but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Sizam
CPU usage is normal, 10-20% since I have HA...

CPU usage is normal, 10-20% since I have HA turned on, I get the same problem if I turn HA off (and CPU usage goes up to 60%ish). I also thought it was a bandwidth problem so looked up another movie...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-15-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Sizam
Hi All, My system is: Windows 7 (32bit) ...

Hi All,
My system is:

Windows 7 (32bit)
Intel C2D, 4GB ram, ATI 4850, ASUS Xonar
TMT3, Windows Media Center, My Movies, AnyDVD, Virtual Clone Drive

I play BluRay ISOs with HDMI Bitstreaming...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-11-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Sizam
Yes, you have to put them each in their own...

Yes, you have to put them each in their own folder (named the same as the ISO). I would suggest using MyMovies' interface to do the ripping for you and it'll create the folder, iso AND add the data...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-12-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,722
Posted By Sizam
Quote:Originally Posted by zryder...

Quote:Originally Posted by zryder http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17775497)

That being said though, $100 is still a bit expensive for what this...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 933,061
Posted By Sizam
Re: Asus HDAV. Yea, once TMT3/4 supports...

Re: Asus HDAV. Yea, once TMT3/4 supports bitstreaming over the ATI 5xxx series I'm putting my HDAV up on eBay and buying a 5xxx card. I wonder if Arcsoft signed some deal with Asus that'd prevent...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Sizam
Thanks for the heads up. I'll try it on my...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll try it on my gaming PC (5850) and think about upgrading the 4850 in the HTPC, it'd be a no brainer but the frickn' water blocks cost about as much as a 5750...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Sizam
Ah, I'll uninstall Haali, and I used the...

Ah,
I'll uninstall Haali, and I used the latest MakeMKV v1.4.10. But wait, this only works with 5xxx series? Not 4xxx series + Asus HDAV? Thanks for the help guys.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Sizam
Great! I installed MPC-HC and already had Haal +...

Great! I installed MPC-HC and already had Haal + ffdshow installed, I played a mkv I made with the newest MakeMKV and the video plays fine but no HD audio. Do I need to tell MPC-HC to use ffdshow...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Sizam
I'm having a problem finding the info in the...

I'm having a problem finding the info in the several threads on making mkv files but what MKV players out there support bitstreaming full HD-audio codecs (DTS-MA/TrueHD)?

Thanks,
Sam
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