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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-23-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By surfgezzer
Thanks for the info. I just booted up the...

Thanks for the info.
I just booted up the computer for the first time since I posted, to look for the setting. Guess what? The sound came right through without a problem...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-21-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By surfgezzer
This isn't a desktop setup. This computer is...

This isn't a desktop setup. This computer is dedicated to the TV, so the TV is the monitor. The only things connected to it are the HDMI cable, a USB TV tuner stick, a USB WI-FI adapter, and a USB...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   12-20-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By surfgezzer
I have my TV connected to a computer via an HDMI...

I have my TV connected to a computer via an HDMI cable. On the way to the TV, the cable goes through a HDMI Audio Extractor (TOSLink to AV Receiver).

I don't use this setup a lot, just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-02-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
I'm throwing in the towel. I'm giving up on...

I'm throwing in the towel. I'm giving up on getting true surround sound from the TV tuner. I had both NextPVR and MediaPortal installed. I tried FFDSHOW and LAV, whenever I set them for AC3, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-31-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
I had some partial success. I got it to...

I had some partial success.

I got it to work, playing a DVD through the VLC Player. I found a link (http://techyfuzz.com/how-to-setup-5-1-audio-output-in-vlc-player/) that explained how to do it....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-31-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
Sounds like there is much less 5.1 content...

Sounds like there is much less 5.1 content available than I though. I thought that it was built into the source material, and was just pass along.
Just what is available in 5.1 via a compute...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
I just check my MB manual, and it looks like it...

I just check my MB manual, and it looks like it supports 6 channel sound:

"6-channel (5.1) audio subsystem using the ADI1988A (or SigmaTel* STAC9227)
audio codec"

So I'm hopeful that if the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
I just set it up during the last week, and I've...

I just set it up during the last week, and I've only watched one movie so far that happened to be on YouTube.
My intention is to use it for time shifting OTA TV shows. I bought a Kworld USB tuner...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
Thanks for that info. I'm going to hold of...

Thanks for that info. I'm going to hold of further testing until sometime tomorrow. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse being delivered then. It's just been too awkward trying things out with my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mrkazador http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474904/is-there-any-new-help-for-5-1-surround-problems-with-hdmi#post_23370463)

All...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
Gessh! I was hoping it was just "plug and play"....

Gessh! I was hoping it was just "plug and play".

I tried it out using some YouTube test videos and a 5.1 DVD.

I guess the AVR is kind of old. It's a Sony STR-DE1075. As you can see, lots of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By surfgezzer
I've seen some posts from 2010, but some of the...

I've seen some posts from 2010, but some of the references are outdated, and to be honest, though I'm not a technical dummy, I don't understand some of the instructions.

Here's my story - 2...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-24-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By surfgezzer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by profhat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1453809/dvd-recorder-powered-up-but-didnt-record#post_22874626)

Lucky you! What if...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-23-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By surfgezzer
Thanks for the info. Good to know I'm not alone....

Thanks for the info. Good to know I'm not alone. I was present at the time. We were about 10 minutes into the show, when I noticed all the zeros. My wife had set it up in case she fell asleep before...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-23-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By surfgezzer
Had my Panasonic DMR-EZ485V programed to record...

Had my Panasonic DMR-EZ485V programed to record an OTA network show last night. It powered up, and powered down on schedule, but the counter remained at 0, and nothing was recorded. I scheduled a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,861
Posted By surfgezzer
My wife heard back from Assurant Solutions this...

My wife heard back from Assurant Solutions this morning. The offered a low end Toshiba from brandsmartusa.com, or it's cash value of about $550. It doesn't even have all the input/outputs of the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,861
Posted By surfgezzer
[quote=looter;21053408]Yeah, they don't even...

[quote=looter;21053408]Yeah, they don't even make LCDs any more. The Mitsu replacement I got has a shiny bezel and the screen goes black in any semi-dark scene. I liked the original much better,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,861
Posted By surfgezzer
Got the call from the repair tech today. $1800...

Got the call from the repair tech today. $1800 for the panel, plus labor. That would be more than we paid for the set. He said the warranty company will want to replace it. He said they'd contact us...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-05-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,861
Posted By surfgezzer
I joined the club this morning. 3 year old...

I joined the club this morning. 3 year old LT-46144. Two lines on the left, one on the right. The local repair shop is associated with the extended warranty company, and he picked up the set today....
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-26-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,008
Posted By surfgezzer
Thanks for the suggestions. Rescanning...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Rescanning fixed it. It wasn't necessary to unplug it.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-25-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,008
Posted By surfgezzer
I recently started getting a "Failed to Receive...

I recently started getting a "Failed to Receive Broadcast" message on channel 56.1 and 56.2 in the Los Angeles area on my Sharp 19" LCD kitchen set. All other channels are OK.

The odd things are:...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-16-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 316,121
Posted By surfgezzer
I'm new to DVD recorders. I just bought a EZ485...

I'm new to DVD recorders. I just bought a EZ485 today. Despite previously downloading and reading the manual, it took me hours to get it set up. It was mostly my fault. I stuck in a new DVD-RAM, the...
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