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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
There is 2 parts to the system - the DVR "server"...

There is 2 parts to the system - the DVR "server" where recordings are stored, and the playback clients.

From what they are insinuating, the Windows, Mac, and Android player clients will...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-28-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 630
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'm a yo-yo cutter. I roll Windows Media Center,...

I'm a yo-yo cutter. I roll Windows Media Center, so I have my own DVR for both cable and antenna.

I'll subscribe to cable for a while (typically hockey season) and cancel for the summer months...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By pittsoccer33
I bought Arcsoft TMT5 years ago. I like making...

I bought Arcsoft TMT5 years ago. I like making MKV files out of my discs, but it was still great to have it when I wanted to watch a brand new film or dig into special features.

But since buying...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 182
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Posted By pittsoccer33
But they're half pregnant with the Xbox One. ...

But they're half pregnant with the Xbox One. They sell tuners, just not in America. They allow a pause/rewind/fast forward buffer where they do sell tuners, but not actual scheduling and recording....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
Regarding Xbox One - I'm having trouble...

Regarding Xbox One -

I'm having trouble understanding why Microsoft is letting a 3rd party create a DVR platform for it when all the infrastructure is already there. MS could re-badge a USB...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 218
Posted By pittsoccer33
I use Windows Media Center as my DVR. I will...

I use Windows Media Center as my DVR. I will subscribe to cable for a while, record a bunch of stuff, then cancel after hockey season. I still have everything I recorded available to watch...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-27-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By pittsoccer33
I spent all my paper route money one summer on a...

I spent all my paper route money one summer on a $500 RCA DVD player. I was terrified, TERRIFIED after reading about Divx that I had wasted my monet.



This is all predicated on the fact that a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By pittsoccer33
If you go back just a few years ago you might...

If you go back just a few years ago you might have a PC or device that said it supported 1080p, and while that was true it had a bit rate limitation - you couldn't play a remux of something like...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
i survived a failed drive in the past. nothing...

i survived a failed drive in the past. nothing here is irreplaceable - its just the time needed to rip discs again. the stuff i do really want is stored on 2 pcs.
i understand there is a way to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
There ARE other ways to get guide data - just not...

There ARE other ways to get guide data - just not free and not as easy to set up as the default WMC info.

I think we all just kind of recognize that development on it ended about 5 or 6 years ago....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
I really just want a computer that can fit 10 or...

I really just want a computer that can fit 10 or so hard drives. I'm not really knowledgable about raid and things like that, though I would like to do the parity drive thing (if I can eventually...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
Maybe (I'm just guessing here) they are using...

Maybe (I'm just guessing here) they are using some approved DRM on the server, and that DTCP-IP will be used to transmit to the client.

I wonder how they will manage the "copy once" factor with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
^thats definitely more expensive that I'm...

^thats definitely more expensive that I'm thinking, but thats good to know that Ivy Bridge has that kind of power usage.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 07:03 AM
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Views: 95,856
Posted By pittsoccer33
FWIW I'm pretty sure both ffdshow and lav had to...

FWIW I'm pretty sure both ffdshow and lav had to update their software to deal with Atmos.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By pittsoccer33
Best CPU for an energy efficient server?

I'm starting to kick the idea of a central server around again, as I'm out of space for hard drives. I'm also moving from a condo to a house (my first one!) so there will be several televisions and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 95,856
Posted By pittsoccer33
Do you have another TrueHD track to test? I...

Do you have another TrueHD track to test?

I think I saw Unbroken has an Atmos track. That could potentially be causing your problems.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-23-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By pittsoccer33
I've got the home inspection booked. Are...

I've got the home inspection booked.

Are there any things I should be looking for while I'm in there that could help guide my decisions?

My immediate thought is figuring out where to get power...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
It was with Gibson, as in the guitar maker. ...

It was with Gibson, as in the guitar maker. Something about licensing or patent infringement.



I was under the impression DTCP-IP was just a transmission standard, kind of like Airplay or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,597
Posted By pittsoccer33
I highly doubt other tuners will work. I think...

I highly doubt other tuners will work. I think an essential part of it is the DLNA functionality - that would explain why some of their own tuners won't work.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
There is definitely a market for people who want...

There is definitely a market for people who want to buy their own DVR. But the system has to make sense to them financially and has to be something you can sell in 30 seconds during an NFL game...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
MCE stands for Media Center Edition, as in...

MCE stands for Media Center Edition, as in Windows Media Center. When Windows Media Center first hit the market 10-ish years ago it was a special version of Windows XP called MCE. Some people still...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
I know the old Roku boxes didn't do MPEG2 - not...

I know the old Roku boxes didn't do MPEG2 - not sure about the newer models. They do have the transcoding tuners, but I'm not sure that Cablelabs would allow that.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
I wonder which would be the most likely culprits...

I wonder which would be the most likely culprits there - Android? Kodi?

They list iOS as a potential platform, but no iOS stuff can decode MPEG2, can it?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'm a little less grouchy this morning (I had...

I'm a little less grouchy this morning (I had just watched the Penguins lose...again last night) so I'm certainly looking at this in a different light. The word "subscription" just irked me a bit. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,367
Posted By pittsoccer33
It's the principal of it. You buy into this...

It's the principal of it. You buy into this equipment to escape recurring charges. Tv guide data is freely available. It already exists. Its the trend in software to move to a subscription model,...
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