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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
Still have the issue with streaming Xfinity HD...

Still have the issue with streaming Xfinity HD OnDemand. A show will work a little while until I get the rotating circles and then stops. Clicking on non-HD seems to always work. All works in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
I did not get an original remote with my xbox. At...

I did not get an original remote with my xbox. At the time this MediaCenter was the choice:
http://www.oneweb.co.uk/mythtv/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/mce-remote.jpg

I can exit MC through...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
Did some more testing. Comcast issue: It...

Did some more testing.

Comcast issue:
It appears video quality is a function of time of day. It seems Comacst is managing their video streams somehow.
In any case, video quality is still not...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-31-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By metropole
anyone knows what is inside a surge protector for...

anyone knows what is inside a surge protector for cable protection?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 121,624
Posted By metropole
too bad. Can I get an adapter to connect the...

too bad.

Can I get an adapter to connect the iPad to the receiver to get video?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 121,624
Posted By metropole
I finally connected my 7007 to the network. I...

I finally connected my 7007 to the network. I took the opportunity to upgrade to the latest FW as well.

My intent was to use the AirPlay feature. All works well for audio. However, I did not get...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-31-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By metropole
Looking for correct DC power extension cable - netgear gs105ev2 power supply

I need an extension DC cable for my netgear gs105ev2 power supply.

Not 100% sure what plug I need to select. 1.3MM, 2.1MM 2.5MM ?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
Just some special contnet. TV5 Monde for...

Just some special contnet. TV5 Monde for example...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
I have to mention that I am using my Xbox as a...

I have to mention that I am using my Xbox as a MediaCenter extender (only for thsi purpose). It is connected HDMI 1080p and the picture quality is great for watching live or recorded TV. I designed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
Downloaded the Xfinity app for the xbox tonight....

Downloaded the Xfinity app for the xbox tonight. I am a bit surprised about the bad image quality. Expected?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
Looks like this might be my only option. How does...

Looks like this might be my only option. How does it work? Does it create a plugin to essentially host a browser (with Xfinity) within the screen?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
That explains it. How does Tivo do OnDemand? Did...

That explains it. How does Tivo do OnDemand? Did they agree with Comcast on an IP uplink?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By metropole
Also, does anyone know what is actually inside a...

Also, does anyone know what is actually inside a surge protector strip in regards to coax?
e.g. a Belkin model? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120247

Is this any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By metropole
Xfinity plugin for MS MediaCenter

I am assuming there is still no solution for Microsoft MediaCenter + Ceton tuner for Comcast OnDemand TV?

Is there at least a Xfinity plugin?
Forum: Home Automation   10-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By metropole
I was actually looking at the Foscams. Insteon...

I was actually looking at the Foscams. Insteon cameras are Foscam clones as well.

I wish I could use POE. But my house is just so difficult to wire through walls.
Are there brands that do better...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By metropole
Good Coax surge/lighting protector

I am looking for a Coax only surge protector to protect a cable modem.
I have a UPS and don't nit a combo powerstrip.

How are the APC ProtectNet Coax surge protectors?...
Forum: Home Automation   10-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By metropole
WiFi interference could be an issue. What cameras...

WiFi interference could be an issue. What cameras are you using?
Forum: Home Automation   10-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By metropole
Looking for some help choosing WiFi security cameras

I would like to install some WiFi cameras for security purposes. I am looking for:
- night vision
- motion detection with some recording to a file server and email
- no tilt/pan needed
- indoor...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By metropole
Thanks. I was blindly assuming that any Win7...

Thanks. I was blindly assuming that any Win7 client could become an extender.
I guess I will be holding on to my XBOX 360 Slim.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By metropole
I have a Xbox 360. I was looking at the newer...

I have a Xbox 360. I was looking at the newer Xbox. The newest model is even bigger than mine. Maybe quieter.

How about going the route of a small PC? e.g.:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By metropole
I am doing cable. I have a Ceton tuner. Still...

I am doing cable. I have a Ceton tuner.
Still on Win 7 for now.
I am concerned about some reviews I found that the menu is slower on the Echo than on the Xbox and also reduced vide quality. Is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By metropole
Ceton Echo alternatives?

I am using a Xbox for several years as a media extender to the ceton tuner.
All works well. But I would prefer a solution that is not as noisy and smaller. Ceton Echo would fit the requirements. But...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-18-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By metropole
Anybody here doing UPS only?

Anybody here doing UPS only?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By metropole
Powerp protection/conditiong strategy review - UPS only?

I have been using a APC SmartUPS 1000 for a long time for my media PC and projector. I also have a Panamax 4400 power filter. Currently, I have the AV receiver plugged into it.

I am reviewing my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By metropole
Mobile solutions for microsoft mediacenter?

Are there any mobile media extenders for Microsoft Media Center?

I am going to guess there is none for Apple. How about the MS tablets?

And if yes, what are the experiences? I am assuming I...
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