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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,494
Posted By Dartman
WOW...What a monster, and you could heat your...

WOW...What a monster, and you could heat your living room with it and cause local brownouts:D
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-18-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26,213
Views: 3,009,042
Posted By Dartman
If you want to record full HD off cable a HD...

If you want to record full HD off cable a HD HomeRun Prime or a Ceton of some sort that supports a cable card will be needed. You can play your captures on your PC, through the network to a media...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-17-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16,108
Views: 2,160,456
Posted By Dartman
Well on my old Motorola DCX? 3200, the non DVR...

Well on my old Motorola DCX? 3200, the non DVR BIG box there is a way to go into the factory setup mode and force it to display native resolution. I found a post here or somewhere with the sequence...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,499
Posted By Dartman
I have my prime hooked up to a 8 port Dlink?...

I have my prime hooked up to a 8 port Dlink? gigabyte switch, the switch goes to my 4 port gig router/wifi box and everything hooked to either box works great. I needed more ports anyways as I have...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 509,999
Posted By Dartman
Thanks for that info. I figured there was a way...

Thanks for that info. I figured there was a way to force the box to play the native format just never researched it and it drove me crazy to have to choose one HD format for everything:mad:
All my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,499
Posted By Dartman
Well I bought the top version of VideoRedo and it...

Well I bought the top version of VideoRedo and it can edit and rencode native WTV files. Their lower versions don't so I upgraded my original when I got the Prime.
Several other users I've chatted...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,786
Posted By Dartman
Been a while since I've used mine directly but...

Been a while since I've used mine directly but pretty sure it's in the menu that sets channels and guide settings. One box shows all channels, the other shows just your favorites.
I seem to remember...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-27-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26,213
Views: 3,009,042
Posted By Dartman
Been doing the HD to hard drives for years now...

Been doing the HD to hard drives for years now but got my start with a internal clear QAM HDTV tuner and several 3575's back in the day, one with a upgraded hard drive. Now I just use my HDHomeRun...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,786
Posted By Dartman
Pretty sure you need to set it to bitstream if...

Pretty sure you need to set it to bitstream if you want 5.1 or better out of it. I did finally get the box to play nice with the older Toshiba CRT HD set by trading around HDMI cables some more....
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,786
Posted By Dartman
I have the Prime that I've had for a few years...

I have the Prime that I've had for a few years now, love it. The Samsung actually can see it and tune with it but that kinda defeats the purpose. Comcast let me HAVE a 3200 non DVR box for no rent so...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-09-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,786
Posted By Dartman
Wouldn't know about WiFi as I tried it on mine...

Wouldn't know about WiFi as I tried it on mine and it worked but it was slower to load the guide so I went back to wired network and now it's in the other bedroom using WiFi as I never ran a network...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,108
Views: 2,160,456
Posted By Dartman
The cable co's agreed to carve up areas and not...

The cable co's agreed to carve up areas and not poach each others areas so it's hard to get anything but some sort of dish. My friend found out FIOS will come to his house in east county of Portland...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,499
Posted By Dartman
I would go 64 bit OS and as much memory as you...

I would go 64 bit OS and as much memory as you can afford within reason but 8gb should work fine, it's what I have and no issues and I use 7 64 ultimate but as long as it has support for WMC you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 180,587
Posted By Dartman
Don't have a Xbox, don't want a Xbox, and don't...

Don't have a Xbox, don't want a Xbox, and don't want to pay rent for Tivo or pay a bunch extra for a lifetime either.
I finally got the small Samsung media player/cable box working in the other...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 180,587
Posted By Dartman
Yes I get the credit but it still is a net loss...

Yes I get the credit but it still is a net loss for me and how can they charge me for boxes I don't have. I hope the ruling just mentioned above forces them to drop this fee as I pay enough as it is...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,116
Posted By Dartman
I knew that was a long time ago. I fixed my...

I knew that was a long time ago. I fixed my issues by eBaying a couple of Akai Glass GX head machines and they didn't have the issues the old Sony my StepDad gave me to try and playback all those old...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-19-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 180,587
Posted By Dartman
Would be nice if some form of cable card could do...

Would be nice if some form of cable card could do the on demand stuff but I spose if they did that everyone would dump their boxes and cost them rental income. They gave me my Motorola box free and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,639
Posted By Dartman
I got a Sony 42ex440 42" LCD/led set and I was...

I got a Sony 42ex440 42" LCD/led set and I was scared to death it would have crappy black levels and viewing angles. I had a Toshiba 34" cinemas series CRT set I loved but it was heavy and tiny by...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26,213
Views: 3,009,042
Posted By Dartman
Before I got the HD HomeRun Prime and my...

Before I got the HD HomeRun Prime and my networked media players I had a QAM HDTV PC tuner and I'd capture my shows on it, then edit down and burn to AVCHD on DVD and play on my bluray player in the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,786
Posted By Dartman
Well if you have a wired network connection use...

Well if you have a wired network connection use that, then worry about wireless as it ships with old firmware and first thing it does is update itself, which might also fix your wireless issues.
I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,499
Posted By Dartman
Well when your done thank them and if you want...

Well when your done thank them and if you want just ask for the retentions number, or call back later and ask for it, that's what I did.
If your happy with your price right now don't bother but I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26,213
Views: 3,009,042
Posted By Dartman
The live probably detects that it's non flagged...

The live probably detects that it's non flagged 16x9 content and displays it properly or you have it setup to do it yourself. When I was using mine I mainly just archived and edited SD TV shows I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 139,011
Posted By Dartman
I think the Aios is pretty much at the end of...

I think the Aios is pretty much at the end of it's life now, they have moved on to the Android based media player things with quad core CPU's and stuff more like a mini tablet/TV/media player thing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,499
Posted By Dartman
Well if your already dealing with their...

Well if your already dealing with their incompetence you might want to try and get a better price outa them while your already playing phone tag. Last time I just asked directly for retentions and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 509,999
Posted By Dartman
Those channels got moved here in Portland too....

Those channels got moved here in Portland too. Screwed up my HD HomeRun Prime as I had to manually tell WMC to scan the schedules to get the updated channels loaded in. I was trying to catch the...
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