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Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-11-2003, 09:50 AM
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Posted By ken_atwell
The March 10th print edition of EE Times, page...

The March 10th print edition of EE Times, page 2, has a short article on Sony’s Blu-Ray recorder. It should appear at www.eet.com (http://www.eet.com) at some point, but I could not find it there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2003, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By ken_atwell
Here is a good thread to start with, which...

Here is a good thread to start with, which covers creating custom resolutions with Quake III-based games (among other things). I've used this to great effect.

Wide screen support for games other...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2002, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By ken_atwell
This could be a lot of things. To consider: ...

This could be a lot of things. To consider:

1) You say the receiver enters DD mode. When the audio is stuttering, does the DD indicator on your receiver remain solid or does it flicker (like its...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2002, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ken_atwell
I have the same setup you have. Here is what I...

I have the same setup you have. Here is what I did. It is entirely possible that all of this is not required or can be streamlined. I set this up last summer, so the software versions I refer to are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-17-2002, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By ken_atwell
I have a JVC G-15 D-ILA (which supports 720p and...

I have a JVC G-15 D-ILA (which supports 720p and 1080i), and I switch the DISH 6000 between 720p or 1080i, depending on the programming (720p for progressive scan ABC/FOX, 1080i otherwise). The...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-18-2002, 02:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,221
Posted By ken_atwell
I saw the grey oval as well. In fact, I went up...

I saw the grey oval as well. In fact, I went up the the screen to make sure it wasn't a smudge on my screen that I'd just noticed. I never noticed this on the LaserDisc (or anywhere else) before. I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-18-2002, 02:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,221
Posted By ken_atwell
Here were the edits I noticed: * Two...

Here were the edits I noticed:

* Two violent shots we shortened from the bar shootout (a goon get hit in the face by a shot, blood dribbling down the chin of goon shot from behind by Marion)
*...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-15-2002, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By ken_atwell
Does anyone happen to know if "Raiders of the...

Does anyone happen to know if "Raiders of the Lost Ark" will be presented in its original aspect ratio (Panavision 2.35:1). This is one of my favorites of anamorphic cinema, I sure hope it is not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-30-2002, 01:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,550
Posted By ken_atwell
Quote: Originally posted by Hot I have had...

Quote:
Originally posted by Hot
I have had many computers. I started with a 286, then 386, then 486, Pentium Pro, Pentium II and now a Pentium 4. I had ISA slots, EISA slots and now PCI slots....
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-04-2001, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 57
Posted By ken_atwell
There has been lots of discussion surround HDCP...

There has been lots of discussion surround HDCP and the huge (negative) impact that this may have on the majority of current owners of HD equipment that have “only†analog HD inputs and outputs....
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-24-2001, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 123
Posted By ken_atwell
The DISH 6000 supports 720p output while (to the...

The DISH 6000 supports 720p output while (to the best of my knowledge) DirecTV units do not. For me, this made the decision easy. If your monitor does not support 720p, this will likely be an...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-05-2001, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 60
Posted By ken_atwell
Since the monthly HBO HDTV schedule does not...

Since the monthly HBO HDTV schedule does not indicate if a particular program is in HD, I use the downloadable PDF schedule instead. You can get it from http://www.hbo.com/guidepdf/ . In the back is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-31-2001, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By ken_atwell
TWICE reports that the 921 will "likely be one...

TWICE reports that the 921 will "likely be one of the first EchoStar HDTV-capable receiver boxes to include the Digital Visual Interface (DVI)".

See...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2001, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By ken_atwell
DD and DTS bitstreams are passed through...

DD and DTS bitstreams are passed through bit-for-bit, regardless of the soundcard used. Thus, when using an external DD/DTS decoder, it does not matter what grade of sound card you use (so long as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2001, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ken_atwell
I run a 1360x720@72Hz desktop with a GeForce3...

I run a 1360x720@72Hz desktop with a GeForce3 and a DILA G15 on a 16x9 screen and have no complaints.

To get this desktop with PowerStip I clicked the icon in the system tray, then select...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2001, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By ken_atwell
What kind of display are you using? At what...

What kind of display are you using? At what resolution? Powerstrip will allow you to create 16:9 desktops, but only if your video card and display support it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2001, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By ken_atwell
Well, I gave up and returned the Game Theater,...

Well, I gave up and returned the Game Theater, picking up a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 X-Gamer (I considered the Audiophile, but I really want 4-channel gaming). I had DD/DTS pass-through up and working...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2001, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By ken_atwell
Can you be a little more specific on what it is...

Can you be a little more specific on what it is that is failing? Are you seeing problem like those discussed on this thread, which began with a Game Theater and Denon decoder:
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2001, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By ken_atwell
Ray's post spurred me to try the coax...

Ray's post spurred me to try the coax interconnect instead of the optical. No dice, same problem, the problem may even happen more frequently.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2001, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By ken_atwell
Hello, Has anyone experience a problem...

Hello,

Has anyone experience a problem involving a "dropped" DD/DTS signal when interrupting the playback of a DVD? Specially, in PowerDVD v3, if I use the Previous/Next commands, pause, or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-11-2001, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By ken_atwell
Hello, I recently bought a DILA G15...

Hello,

I recently bought a DILA G15 projector, which I am using in conjunction with a 16:9 screen. I am now beginning the process of building a HTPC. I plan on using the system for gaming in...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-05-2001, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 67
Posted By ken_atwell
Thanks for all of the good advice. I'll do as is...

Thanks for all of the good advice. I'll do as is recommended and trying shifting images vertically to use the top (actually bottom) of the 4:3 panel and keep the lens exactly perpendicular to the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-04-2001, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 67
Posted By ken_atwell
I am about a hair's breathed from getting a G15,...

I am about a hair's breathed from getting a G15, but before I jumped I'd like to get some input on using a ceiling-mounted DILA in conjunction with a 16:9 screen.

I am planning on have the DILA...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-24-2001, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By ken_atwell
First-time poster, so please be gentle. 8) ...

First-time poster, so please be gentle. 8)

I'm contemplating the purchase of an accessDTV card and was reading the product information off of digitalconnection.com and I had a question related to...
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