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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By blueiedgod
It is better to run individual cables to the...

It is better to run individual cables to the rooms from one central splitter, than running a single run into the attic, and then splitting it there.

Having said that, I ran a single line into the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 40,770
Posted By blueiedgod
Stretching the SD signal to fit the screen is not...

Stretching the SD signal to fit the screen is not the same as HD signal. Stretched SD is worse than just leaving it letter boxed, IMHO.



Why not put the CableCARD into the Sony?



That's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By blueiedgod
If you are getting Verizon FiOS signal in your...

If you are getting Verizon FiOS signal in your bedroom, that would indicate that you have a coax network in your house. You can use simple MoCA or DeCA adapters to turn your coax into Ethernet...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 40,770
Posted By blueiedgod
You only need a single CableCARD to decrypt 6...

You only need a single CableCARD to decrypt 6 streams.

OTA is always free. Get an antenna.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By blueiedgod
It depends on the TV manufacturer, and input. ...

It depends on the TV manufacturer, and input.

We have an LG TV with the fake 120 Hz (soap opera) called TrueMotion. It is enabled by default and can not be turned off on all inputs, except VGA. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By blueiedgod
This is the one...

This is the one (http://www.target.com/p/multi-display-led-alarm-clock-black/-/A-11062173#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=LED+alarm+clock) I found at the local Target for $5. Trust me, you can see it from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By blueiedgod
My LCD-PRO ended up going back to Newegg. It was...

My LCD-PRO ended up going back to Newegg. It was useless from more than a foot away.

$5 LED Alarm clock from Target, taken apart and mounted in the window is a lot more functional. You can see it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By blueiedgod
Collective knowledge of wikipedia vs Karyk's...

Collective knowledge of wikipedia vs Karyk's opinion.

Yup, you are correct. What was I thinking... derp derp.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By blueiedgod
Not according to the definition. Ref...

Not according to the definition.

Ref (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC)

Otherwise, it is just "a PC connected to a TV".
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By blueiedgod
You can always add more storage to the network....

You can always add more storage to the network. It does not have to be a local recording drive, as long as your network storage is fast enough to support Live and Recorded TV, and support iSCSI.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By blueiedgod
And the purpose of HTPC is not to have keyboard...

And the purpose of HTPC is not to have keyboard and mouse, otherwise it is just a PC connected to a TV.

It seems that people go to great lengths to re-invent what has already been invented.

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By blueiedgod
Why not use an extender...

Why not use an extender (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Center_Extender)? It's whole purpose is to extend the HTPC instance at a location other than HTPC it self over the network?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 974
Posted By blueiedgod
Looks more like a bad connection somewhere, which...

Looks more like a bad connection somewhere, which could be from oxidation, bad wire, or loose connection...

Macrovision protection on analog is a lot worse, the screen goes from light to dark...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,712
Posted By blueiedgod
Microsoft has been having issues with the guide...

Microsoft has been having issues with the guide data servers, it is a hit or miss. It eventually figures it self out.

Now, it is time to visit www.thegreenbutton.tv for more info on how to enjoy...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-03-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By blueiedgod
I agree. The fact that faulty neutral caused...

I agree. The fact that faulty neutral caused these issues would signal to me that there is a fault with the ground, as well. Normally, when there is sufficient grounding, fault with the neutral will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By blueiedgod
I was under impression that you can browse the...

I was under impression that you can browse the internet on the XBOX360.

We have Linksys DMA 2100, and use Chromecast for Netflix, youtube, and whatever else is out there.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-02-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By blueiedgod
We have UPS on everything, so that we don't have...

We have UPS on everything, so that we don't have to worry about brown outs, and spikes, or resetting the clock on the proverbial VCR.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-02-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By blueiedgod
XBOX360 is as close as you can get to an all in...

XBOX360 is as close as you can get to an all in one box. Luckily, you don't need XBOX LiveGold, just the free Silver to use most of the streaming options.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By blueiedgod
Except another PC won't be able to play back...

Except another PC won't be able to play back protected recordings, they can only be played back on the PC they were recorded on, or extender connected to that PC.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By blueiedgod
I doubt any warranty will cover faulty neutral...

I doubt any warranty will cover faulty neutral wire damage.

However, most municipalities building electrical codes require the electrical feed to be grounded to the rod driven into the ground...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,712
Posted By blueiedgod
WOW! That's a good deal!

WOW! That's a good deal!
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,712
Posted By blueiedgod
No, that is just activation code for WMC. When...

No, that is just activation code for WMC. When you go through tuner set up, once you connect the coax and insert the cable card, you will be given the number to call, and a what to tell them as far...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By blueiedgod
I have to commend you on doing this. I put an...

I have to commend you on doing this. I put an HTPC (fanless mini-ITX board, Pico PSU, external Laptop power brick) in an old DVD player case, and it looks great!

There were mounting points for...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,712
Posted By blueiedgod
It should be greyed out, but you can still see...

It should be greyed out, but you can still see the activation code. It will be self populated, and you won't be able to change it.

But, maybe, like you said, it doesn't do it until you actually...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By blueiedgod
If you are local, I will build, deliver and set...

If you are local, I will build, deliver and set up. My location is in the profile on the left.
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