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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By gtgray
If you have enough signal. I have run 2 HomeRuns...

If you have enough signal. I have run 2 HomeRuns for years but recently found I seldom use more than two ATSC tuners at a time. I decided to clean up the cabling by just using one box. These things...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,012
Posted By gtgray
Way too much power consumption for an appliance.

Way too much power consumption for an appliance.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By gtgray
You do not need to attach directly to your...

You do not need to attach directly to your router. If you have the PC on your local network than plug the HD Homerun into port on the switch. If you are using a wireless connection to the PC then you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 815
Posted By gtgray
If you need WMC it is not really that good a...

If you need WMC it is not really that good a deal. I have an older Atom/Ion with Win 7 it just needs an Asrock J1900 ITX and some memory to be comparable. .. The problem is this ACER MB Firmware is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By gtgray
Calibration is trickier than most realize. If you...

Calibration is trickier than most realize. If you are using a colorimeter like i1 Display you need to have either an offset table for the exact display type you are using (DLP UHP Front Projector,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 872
Posted By gtgray
I have installed Shark a number of times and it...

I have installed Shark a number of times and it always went well. Until last week I never had a bad experience. Unfortunately I ended up having an ugly battle with PC Optimum Boost. From what I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
Unfortunately all this is just the gnashing of...

Unfortunately all this is just the gnashing of teeth in the wilderness. For all practical purposes MS is out of the decoder for Windows business and Comcast well those of you who are Comcast...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,932
Posted By gtgray
When does a work around become a feature? A...

When does a work around become a feature? A rhetorical question. but it goes to the heart of these kind of questions.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
I did not say it was perfect on either. I said...

I did not say it was perfect on either. I said they looked the same.


In DVD/BD Players (High End say OPPO) and High End Video Processors all kinds of strategies are employed to detect bad edit,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By gtgray
My guess is that the DRM needs to be reset.....

My guess is that the DRM needs to be reset.. which will likely make your recordings unusable.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
My results in both WMC with stock decoders and...

My results in both WMC with stock decoders and with JRiver running Red October HQ (LAV/madVR) look just like your second enlargement. Nvidia 450GTS


I don't really know what is going on in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
I have Comcast. Perhaps we watch different...

I have Comcast. Perhaps we watch different content. I really don't know what you are experiencing but the only time I really have an issue is with some poorly flagged local commercials. I have a very...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
Why point to a thread that describes badly...

Why point to a thread that describes badly encoded video streams where mixed progressive and interlaced content is improperly flagged. Don't blame the decoder for that. If the decoder is accurately...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By gtgray
The latest ROKU 3 Netflix app is instantaneous...

The latest ROKU 3 Netflix app is instantaneous and doesn't bobble a bit on my 30mbs Comcast service at 1080P. For the price of the ROKU 3, I paid $85 at the local BestBuy, I don't see how anyone can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
This whole thing is missing a basic point. The MS...

This whole thing is missing a basic point. The MS Decoder works fine. A decoder's job is to decode. It is not to render. Unless frames are dropped or not decoded properly in time you should not see a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By gtgray
WMC is very fussy about the decoder. It wants to...

WMC is very fussy about the decoder. It wants to see the MS decoder used. If I recall correctly some of the Cyberlink decoders would work. I can't recall the specifics. With certain decoders you will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,932
Posted By gtgray
For an appliance like experience with a cablecard...

For an appliance like experience with a cablecard tuner WMC is probably the way to go for most, it just works. Hopefully, Android L/TV will get cablecard support and cheap Android TV boxes will be...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 8,530
Posted By gtgray
What J_Palmer_Cass doesn't seem to understand is...

What J_Palmer_Cass doesn't seem to understand is that a lot of the clever automation features built into modern TV sets are half-baked, poorly implemented or work at cross purposes to other...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 8,530
Posted By gtgray
I just wandered into this thread by accident. It...

I just wandered into this thread by accident. It is utterly painful to read someone so entirely clueless go on and on. I am no calibration pro but I have a spectro, a colorimeter, ChromaPure and and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By gtgray
I have 2 Sony AVRs, 2 Denon and a Pioneer Elite....

I have 2 Sony AVRs, 2 Denon and a Pioneer Elite. HDMI Versions range from 1.1 through 1.3 and I never had any of the issues you describe when connecting to an HTPC. I suspect the McIntosh is likely...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By gtgray
do you only send 1080i60? if not how do you...

do you only send 1080i60? if not how do you switch between them?


I'm not sure if I even have 1080i60 anywhere. I think most channels are 720p60 or 1080i30, or am I mistaken? beyond that I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By gtgray
Depending on what you have in mind you might...

Depending on what you have in mind you might consider the ID from JRiver. It is an Intel NUC running a customized version JRiver. So it is basically a bundled solution. It has HDMI and supports USB...
Forum: Video Processors   06-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 144,262
Posted By gtgray
I have an XS-3D. I was looking in the manual at...

I have an XS-3D. I was looking in the manual at the procedures to deal with overscan and I generally found it confusing. It seemed there was a warning not to use it on 1080i. My input is 1080i 60 and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-13-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,377
Posted By gtgray
I use a small USB fan, about 3" to blow not into...

I use a small USB fan, about 3" to blow not into but by the fresh air intake of the Mits and that seems to keep the temps stable and within reason. It does raise the noise level a very small amount...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,968
Views: 389,414
Posted By gtgray
It is a bit bigger job with the 92840. I won't...

It is a bit bigger job with the 92840. I won't even attempt without a couple of people here who are willing to hang in and around for a few hours.
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