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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2011, 02:16 PM
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Posted By christer W.
I would say they have been working on it for a...

I would say they have been working on it for a while, then. This has been a recurring problem for about a year. It comes and goes, but I have missed "crucial" scenes in TV shows where one moment the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 382,788
Posted By christer W.
Thanks guys! As it was happening to all three of...

Thanks guys! As it was happening to all three of my sets simaltaneously and no other channels were affected, it seemed a stretch that it was something to do with my gear.

Eurastus,

Tackar sa...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 382,788
Posted By christer W.
I have an odd problem with Channel 4. I am...

I have an odd problem with Channel 4. I am watching it OTA from my home on the east bench. I have a straight shot from my roof top to the Oquirrhs.

During the last year, I will be watching 4 and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-30-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By christer W.
Thanks guys, While I think that being able...

Thanks guys,

While I think that being able to sort the movies by different criteria, what I was really trying to address was keeping track of where everything was. For example (pardon lame flow...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-30-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By christer W.
I have a Cinematube 5000. It has performed for...

I have a Cinematube 5000. It has performed for my needs really quite well. This topic isn't so much about the player as managing growing libraries of media.

I have a 1.5 TB Seagate external USB...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-21-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
Growers, I think the CT I got over a year...

Growers,

I think the CT I got over a year ago has been just great, for what I use it for: watching .mkv movie files downloaded from wherever on my home theater in the basement.

I have it...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   04-07-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
It looks like the chairs I have with leather...

It looks like the chairs I have with leather cushions run $199 .

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S49829140

The footstools run $99:
...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   04-07-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
The IKEA Poang chair has a fair amount of flex....

The IKEA Poang chair has a fair amount of flex. To describe it as a rocker would be a stretch, but you can certainly get some back and forth motion with little effort. I had a friend over who is...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-31-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
Some context is necessary. When I first started...

Some context is necessary. When I first started this project way back in 2002, I had been to a fancy HT boutique here in Salt Lake. There they showed me all manner of gear, but the least expensive...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-31-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
Quote: 03-15-10 08:44 AM msmCutter Is...

Quote:
03-15-10 08:44 AM
msmCutter

Is the Ikea chair a joke or serious?

UnQuote

That is how I came to my condcusion.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-30-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
msmCutter, I was raised that if I didn't have...

msmCutter, I was raised that if I didn't have anything nice to say, I should keep it to myself. I don't think you got the same lesson, or if you did, it didn't stick. I strongly suspect that in the...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-30-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
I think what has become lost in the equation...

I think what has become lost in the equation here is proportionality. I think the question should have been framed as "What % of my total budget should I allocate for home theater seating?"

If...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-13-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
They are sold in boxes, flat. Assembly takes...

They are sold in boxes, flat. Assembly takes about 10 minutes for the first one, 5 by the time you get to the 4th. Ottomans are even less complicated. I had a Volvo wagon at the time and was easily...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-13-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By christer W.
I was looking for cheap chairs for my theater...

I was looking for cheap chairs for my theater when I stumbled upon these at IKEA (image is linked):

http://volvotourist.com/poang.jpg (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/series/07472/)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-08-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
AVS66, you were right. Well, yesterday I...

AVS66, you were right.

Well, yesterday I went down (slightly hung over) and figured out that the firmware update DID reset everything back to default which meant HDMI, not SPDIF/RAW which is what...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
I updated last night to the new firmware. Now,...

I updated last night to the new firmware. Now, NO SOUND!
DVD and BR play fine, while media from CT still look great, you can't hear what they are saying!

How do I go back to the old firmware?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-02-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 2,277,973
Posted By christer W.
More of an FYI and perhaps not so hot of news,...

More of an FYI and perhaps not so hot of news, but I was in Costco today here in Salt Lake City and saw a large stack of the WDTV's. Barely $100.

Sharp contrast to the CimemaTube I bought last...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
Never mind. Rebooted my PC. Solved problem.

Never mind. Rebooted my PC. Solved problem.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
It looks like my software upgraded to the new...

It looks like my software upgraded to the new version and then downgraded all by itself. I am now running ....9C021. I think the other one was 9C221 or 9C0241. Anyway, I store my movies on an...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By christer W.
Due to your lower ceiling where your projector...

Due to your lower ceiling where your projector is going to be mounted, you will probably need to consider LCD's as their viewing offset is not as extreme as most DLP's, generally.

I wonder though...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-19-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By christer W.
Quote:Originally Posted by Sheridan1952...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sheridan1952 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17751663)

Not fully informed? He had been on Ebay, saw something he...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-19-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By christer W.
I think you boys are a being a little harsh. Not...

I think you boys are a being a little harsh. Not being fully informed is no crime and doesn't make him deserving of derision.

A Feedback of 833 @ 100% is a very good thing. This means that the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-05-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
qurqur, Rather than buying an expensvie...

qurqur,

Rather than buying an expensvie cable, I would buy one that works. There is very little correlation between price and performance in the cabling world. If indeed your problem is the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-04-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
Quote:Originally Posted by Playdirty714...

Quote:Originally Posted by Playdirty714 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17654043)

When you run through about a terabyte a week of content (.iso,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-03-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 489,014
Posted By christer W.
Just got mine on Tuesday. Hooked it up in...

Just got mine on Tuesday. Hooked it up in seconds by taking my component and optical audio out from my now-not-so-useful DVD player and moved them the the CT. Stuck in a Flash drive and turned it...
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