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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2017, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Dartman
Well I've had my 558HC for about a month and I'm...

Well I've had my 558HC for about a month and I'm loving it. I like a brighter picture with more pop like good 35mm photos so I'm using my own settings after trying the ones posted for cinema mode or...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-01-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 215,960
Posted By Dartman
So if they go all IP soon does that mean my nice...

So if they go all IP soon does that mean my nice HD HomeRun Prime will be useless. Getting tired of all these forced upgrades that take away gear I've bought and paid for myself. I guess when 4k...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
That is supposedly part of their one guide setup...

That is supposedly part of their one guide setup for everyone I guess and they just started adding those channels here in Portland too. As far as I can tell other then the high number nothing is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
Get used to it they have been pulling that...

Get used to it they have been pulling that digital outlet crap in Portland for years, all the outlets are digital it's just a backhanded way to charge extra for a cable card. I have a extra HD box...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-04-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 42,312
Posted By Dartman
Mine lost the WiFi so guide wasn't working at...

Mine lost the WiFi so guide wasn't working at all, finally managed to reset it and get WiFi back up and running and guide works but no program info so only thing you get is whats on, no extra info at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 53,199
Posted By Dartman
I still use the hacked from 8.1 version of WMC on...

I still use the hacked from 8.1 version of WMC on my I7 box, still works fine even with all the latest updates for 10. I use a Android media box on the network out front and wake this box up so I can...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-25-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Dartman
Enjoyed the first one, never read the books...

Enjoyed the first one, never read the books though. I like the Tom Clancy movies well enough but most of therm took such liberties with the story line and characters it was frustrating to watch after...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
It worked fine till we built my new I7 980 on my...

It worked fine till we built my new I7 980 on my old hex core AMD with win 7 and wmc continues to work fine in 10. I think some of the channels had switched over but either way it's the same wmc...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16,186
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Posted By Dartman
The hacked 8.1 version for 10 works great. Been...

The hacked 8.1 version for 10 works great. Been running it in 10 for quite a while now and just works like normal and windows update hasn't killed it yet. I have other issues with 10 but media center...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-29-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16,186
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Posted By Dartman
The letter we got in Portland was similar but...

The letter we got in Portland was similar but more, we need to upgrade your box type thing. The office I went to gave me a really crappy box to replace the nice big Motorola one I had and refused to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-22-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 306,222
Posted By Dartman
I finally broke open one of my boxes to try and...

I finally broke open one of my boxes to try and do a season compilation disk to clear off some of my TV stuff and see if I could make a working copy for my first gen Panasonic BD10a player. The disks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-08-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
Well I posted about ordering the non dvr x1 box...

Well I posted about ordering the non dvr x1 box after the office refused to give me one because I have cable card boxes already. I had a postcard from them telling me I could order it online so I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-22-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 42,312
Posted By Dartman
Well I went to sisters room and fired it up and,...

Well I went to sisters room and fired it up and, YUP a update was available. The guide on it was empty again but now after update it's starting to populate so maybe that is what it was for. Anyways...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-09-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 215,960
Posted By Dartman
Just discovered that feature on my non DVR X1...

Just discovered that feature on my non DVR X1 box. I guess they listened to the few complaints about not having a permanent option to set the guide to favorites or HD or whatever. I had tried the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
If it's like it is in Portland that's the channel...

If it's like it is in Portland that's the channel you go to to make sure your box supports MPEG4, and if it doesn't it gives you options to replace it.
I ordered a non DVR X1 box online here after...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-05-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 306,222
Posted By Dartman
14.99 is only for Prime members right now so keep...

14.99 is only for Prime members right now so keep that in mind. You can sign up for a 30 day free trial that you can cancel at anytime if you don't have it. I bought it because they had a anniversary...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-27-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 518,551
Posted By Dartman
When I'm using video redo to edit my captures I...

When I'm using video redo to edit my captures I can tell which ones are now MPEG 4 because I started using H264MKV container to save even more space and the MPEG2 stuff takes a long time to convert...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-27-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 42,312
Posted By Dartman
I HAD a Samsung clear QAM digital tuner back when...

I HAD a Samsung clear QAM digital tuner back when having one was worthwhile. Things was super slow to respond to the remote or change channels and Samsung never seemed to try and fix anything so...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
That's the channel they are using in Portland and...

That's the channel they are using in Portland and we also got a similar letter as well. It will tell you if your box supports MPEG4 then walk you through getting a new box if needed by several...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-31-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Dartman
I run a Tronsmart S89h I got last summer and it...

I run a Tronsmart S89h I got last summer and it has 16 gig and Android with a quad core CPU, does everything I need well enough so far. I think I paid about 130 shipped and at the time it was one of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-24-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 42,312
Posted By Dartman
The guide on the one we have in sisters bedroom...

The guide on the one we have in sisters bedroom was down but it was because I had changed the WiFi password, Once I got the right one in it appeared to be working again. Mine died when everyone...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-21-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 215,960
Posted By Dartman
I've thought about a TiVo but I like my HD...

I've thought about a TiVo but I like my HD HomeRun Prime and I can easily add extra drives and edit and move almost anything it captures for me and it costs me nothing extra to continue to use.
The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 215,960
Posted By Dartman
I got the X1 non DVR box, a Samsung XG2 or...

I got the X1 non DVR box, a Samsung XG2 or something like that. I like it a lot BUT it wont do native resolution, and most of the old legacy outputs are gone. It also has no front display at all,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-19-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 53,199
Posted By Dartman
Well I just got the 10 client up and running and...

Well I just got the 10 client up and running and set this box to record as well as my win7 box and we'll see what happens as both are set to record one PBS show I like but can live without just to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16,186
Views: 2,186,274
Posted By Dartman
You probably need to check your setup and make...

You probably need to check your setup and make sure all the stuff in media center is good, plus that the card is activated properly. If everything looks good on your end they might have to do a re...
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