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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By C17chief
I don't understand why you are so hell bent on...

I don't understand why you are so hell bent on 'future proofing' a pc build for something like this that is still essentially in its infancy. Like a couple others have pointed out, buy what works...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By C17chief
Another thing to factor in with a more...

Another thing to factor in with a more performance oriented card, especially since madVR can push it, is REALLY pay attention to the cooling and the cost of replacing it something better. Video cards...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 967
Posted By C17chief
I don't think SSD reliability has ever been a...

I don't think SSD reliability has ever been a huge concern, though not as ideal for live tv caching and all....rather just plain not cost effective for this application. Under normal use, without...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,876
Posted By C17chief
I'm sure this is EXACTLY why all that stuff was...

I'm sure this is EXACTLY why all that stuff was discontinued, as well as support/development of WMC. You can probably add to that any other major player developing similar software nevermind the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-09-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By C17chief
Sounds odd. If they wont send someone out to fix...

Sounds odd. If they wont send someone out to fix it, pull the back cover and see what the part number is and try replacing it yourself. Seems like this is the same set as the 643's with a different...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-07-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,086
Posted By C17chief
Hardware...ordinarily for a normal HTPC focused...

Hardware...ordinarily for a normal HTPC focused more on playing stuff rather then ripping, anywhere between a Celeron and i3 is the most effective. Since you want to do some ripping, an i5 or even an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,086
Posted By C17chief
I'm late to this party, but...cheaper gear...

I'm late to this party, but...cheaper gear doesn't mean the cheapest no name thing you can find. Maybe basic is a better word then cheaper. With the motherboard for example, you typically only need...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
I'm surprised I didn't answer this awhile...

I'm surprised I didn't answer this awhile back......as far as a new car goes, I've actually done just that before, actually! :D




I'm an aircraft mechanic by trade, so not afraid of tearing...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
Sorry about being late as far as your situation...

Sorry about being late as far as your situation goes. I haven't revisited this thread until now.


As far as my particular set goes...I put the original tcon back in, and lets just say somehow it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
Update When my picture wigged out and got...

Update


When my picture wigged out and got better before...it was only temporary. Next time I turned the set on it was back to it's usual self. BUT......


Got the new tcon board in today and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
I'm pretty sure it is something with the set now....

I'm pretty sure it is something with the set now. Hopefully one of those 2 boards at least. Yesterday the picture just totally wigged out for a second then all the sudden probably 90% of the problem...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
Technically, I imagine invalidating the warranty...

Technically, I imagine invalidating the warranty is probably yes as that is the norm generally speaking. That said, there are no tamper seals/stickers or screw markings, therefore kind of a who's...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By C17chief
The opposite is also true....besides the fabled...

The opposite is also true....besides the fabled cheap house brands hiding high end panels under the skin, you also never know what you are getting with some of the name brands. Best way to illustrate...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 423,184
Posted By C17chief
For those looking at or for the remaining LE643U...

For those looking at or for the remaining LE643U sets around....or primarily for some FYI to those already with them since they seem to be discontinued now....here are some interesting tidbits I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
It's not the device or settings as I get it on...

It's not the device or settings as I get it on everything I throw at it including the built in tuner. I also have noticed that on (HDMI) devices that give you the option, ycbcr is very much...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By C17chief
Help! Bright scenes are good, dark scenes TERRIBLE blocky mess

I recently picked up a 65" Sharp LE643u. Bright scenes look just fine on this set, but dark scenes are absolutely terrible....just a blocky bandy mess with no detail. It's kind of like trying to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By C17chief
In the interest of feedback... I think...

In the interest of feedback...


I think qz is mostly correct with target audience. I don't think there are a whole lot of people out there using an HTPC explicitly for that sort of non-standard...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By C17chief
This! Cases are as subjective as it gets...

This!


Cases are as subjective as it gets with PC's! They don't do anything but house compenents, so all depends on wants/needs as well as aspects like if you value looks over expandability,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By C17chief
Agreed. It's early so perhaps I'm looking too...

Agreed. It's early so perhaps I'm looking too much into it or not closely enough, not firing on all cylinders yet....but is this a complete cable card capable DVR solution? As in not simply a WMC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By C17chief
I don't particularly understand what you are...

I don't particularly understand what you are after. The apps and all of a smart tv has no where near the functionality of an HTPC. I would not put them in the same boat at all. Most people who...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By C17chief
Haven't had that problem on my keyboard cradle...

Haven't had that problem on my keyboard cradle yet....but I did in pretty short order on a Logitech wireless mouse charging cradle I had years ago. The eraser trick worked for a little while, but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,392
Posted By C17chief
You are exactly on the right track here. As...

You are exactly on the right track here. As mentioned, onboard audio is pretty much a non-factor using a digital connection. As far as video goes, integrated video is plenty good enough for a basic...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,508
Posted By C17chief
Yes, if you desire having an SSD. An SSD isn't...

Yes, if you desire having an SSD. An SSD isn't going to change anything in that respect...as far as power and all go. If you wanted a single drive, I would stick to conventional. SSD is great for OS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,508
Posted By C17chief
That will function just fine as a basic HTPC to...

That will function just fine as a basic HTPC to replace your cable boxes. You pretty much hit it on the head right off the bat in comparison to the huge overkill of most 1st HTPC posts.


A few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By C17chief
Not sure about that wide resolution off the top...

Not sure about that wide resolution off the top of my head...but the more standard 2560x1440 is generally too much for integrated graphics. It can be done, but pretty much only via displayport since...
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