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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,178
Posted By pittsoccer33
I assumed people usually used video processors to...

I assumed people usually used video processors to do this.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By pittsoccer33
You're definitely in luck. The newer CPU...

You're definitely in luck. The newer CPU chipsets are more than up to the task of 1080p. I don't have a discrete video card in my machine either. I'm using and AMD A10-5800k (which is much more...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By pittsoccer33
Every PC needs a "video card" to do any more than...

Every PC needs a "video card" to do any more than connect a very basic PC monitor. Games, video decoding, etc required the card. In the past this meant a discrete add on card was needed.

Now...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 850
Posted By pittsoccer33
I always just assumed the video was a little...

I always just assumed the video was a little fluky, given I only notice that kind of flickering in very limited situations. So this is what 29/59 looks like?
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 23,890
Posted By pittsoccer33
Whats the "big twist" going to be? I think Jack...

Whats the "big twist" going to be? I think Jack is hiding something. Not necessarily bad, but maybe who hes been working with and what their intentions are.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-06-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,642
Posted By pittsoccer33
I have the set on HD-DVD and mine are all around...

I have the set on HD-DVD and mine are all around that size when remuxed into mkv. I'm willing to bet the first bluray release was the same transfer, given that HD-DVD discs had lower capacity. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By pittsoccer33
what player were you using?

what player were you using?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,053
Posted By pittsoccer33
Red Letter Media is great. I recommend both...

Red Letter Media is great. I recommend both their shows Half in the Bag (new release movie reviews) and Best of the Worst (B-film heckling and reviews). Though not to anyone who likes Bay. I think...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-02-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 23,890
Posted By pittsoccer33
Has anyone noticed that various outlets are...

Has anyone noticed that various outlets are reporting the title of the final episode as 10:00pm-11:00am?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,462
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'd like one to tell me audio track info so I...

I'd like one to tell me audio track info so I don't always have to turn my TV on if I'm just playing music.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By pittsoccer33
Thanks a lot for even taking the time to give it...

Thanks a lot for even taking the time to give it a whirl - you really are a genious with this stuff.

I think I'll just remux to .wtv so I can not only play the file, but enable fast forward,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By pittsoccer33
Thanks a bunch for chiming in. That worked like...

Thanks a bunch for chiming in. That worked like a charm to fix the goofy mkv playback. I was fiddling with a number of the settings trying to force MPEG2 inside the mkv container to utilize...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By pittsoccer33
Strange anamorphic MKV issue (WMC/Shark007 related)

In the recent past I used MakeMKV to redo some old DVDs that I originally compressed into avi files. Most of them I hadn't watched after doing it. When I sat down to check out a few recently I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By pittsoccer33
It wouldnt surprise me if the "new" bluray...

It wouldnt surprise me if the "new" bluray standard never had a PC drive released for it. I don't have any data to back that up but given how scared the studios are of discs being pirated this would...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,053
Posted By pittsoccer33
Yeah exactly. The first movie is really widely...

Yeah exactly. The first movie is really widely liked. Its a fun movie to watch with something for everyone.


This movie was just a narrative mess. The character setups were so sloppy and they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,462
Posted By pittsoccer33
for me its not solely about looks (though...

for me its not solely about looks (though something roughly 2'x1' is preferable).


I cant for the life of me figure out why Silverstone, Lian Li, and Fractal Design aren't adding small ir...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,462
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'm with you - I like the audio receiver sized...

I'm with you - I like the audio receiver sized cases too. I've seen a few DVD player sized cases I like as well. But I think the trend is towards smaller Wii sized boxes like the NUC. Things that...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,053
Posted By pittsoccer33
If you've seen the trailer you've seen where this...

If you've seen the trailer you've seen where this alien ship thing is sucking up parts of the city. The sound there might be the strongest sound I've ever heard anywhere - it was really cool. The...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,053
Posted By pittsoccer33
I was hoping he would sing the song The Touch and...

I was hoping he would sing the song The Touch and bring it full circle.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,053
Posted By pittsoccer33
Like I said, I loved the first one. I remembered...

Like I said, I loved the first one. I remembered how much I wanted a car at 17 and what it was like to finally begin dating and all that. I thought they balanced the suburbian middle class comedy...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,053
Posted By pittsoccer33
For the most part I really like Michael Bay's...

For the most part I really like Michael Bay's movies. The Rock is one of my all time favorites, as is the first Transformers.


This was the worst movie I've ever paid money to see. It's like...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By pittsoccer33
To really get any use out of it you're going to...

To really get any use out of it you're going to need a newer video card with more power to decode H264, VC1, Flash, and more.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,202
Posted By pittsoccer33
WMC Media Browser (preferably version 2.6.2 :o...

WMC
Media Browser (preferably version 2.6.2 :o )
Game Browser (MB plug-in)
WMC Netflix
Hulu Desktop (unless its completely quit working - I haven't used it in a month or two)
WMC ESPN3 plug-in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 13,728
Posted By pittsoccer33
Doesnt Atmos utilize dozens of speakers? How...

Doesnt Atmos utilize dozens of speakers? How could you achieve this at home, especially in a room much smaller than a theater auditorium?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By pittsoccer33
when you create the files makemkv can sort out...

when you create the files makemkv can sort out forced or unforced. you still need to know which subtitle(s) to keep. there is a great thread here and link to a google doc file containing a...
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