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Forum: Video Processors   03-26-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ralphcramdon
Thanks -- looked at trying to find a component...

Thanks -- looked at trying to find a component input DVD recorder (standalone) but no luck. Thought about that initially. Because it's called an HDfury my guess is it won't have Svideo on it.
Any...
Forum: Video Processors   03-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By ralphcramdon
I wonder if I would be better off with this ? --...

I wonder if I would be better off with this ? --

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gefen-GTV-HDMI-2-COMPSVIDSN-HDMI-Composite-S-Video-Scaler-/131144329737?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e88cfaa09...
Forum: Video Processors   03-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By ralphcramdon
I have one of these and want to compare notes....

I have one of these and want to compare notes. Works great, audio level stinks but I can amplify that and obviously this thing has no issues with HDCP at all (right?).

So far, I can record from...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,727
Posted By ralphcramdon
I guess the standalone DVD recorder concept is...

I guess the standalone DVD recorder concept is dead as far as blu ray discs are concerned right? I did see a Panasonic HDD recorder only sold in Japan.

I know I can do it with an HTPC and blu ray...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By ralphcramdon
Do any of the roku type wifi devices have a...

Do any of the roku type wifi devices have a built in browser? I realize streaming and real time are 2 different things but maybe there's one with a bare bones browser good for simple tasks?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By ralphcramdon
answering my own question -- doing it now with...

answering my own question -- doing it now with the "my list" and it seems to be working.

great !
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By ralphcramdon
Can I just add them to "my list" ? then press...

Can I just add them to "my list" ? then press play on the first video and the remaining ones will play automatically maybe?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By ralphcramdon
Does anyone know if you can set up a specific...

Does anyone know if you can set up a specific playlist for the netflix streaming videos?

I know when you watch something, say a TV sitcom, when it's over it will pick a random episode and play it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By ralphcramdon
Looks like a no win situation -- until we're all...

Looks like a no win situation -- until we're all fiber optic.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By ralphcramdon
720 would be fine with me -- it's all my...

720 would be fine with me -- it's all my projector does anyway -- even 480 I could live with but this was bad. The text was out of focus etc. It did get better eventually but I don't want to watch...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By ralphcramdon
Ok, so I added the Netflix streaming yesterday...

Ok, so I added the Netflix streaming yesterday and last night watched a movie on my dual core 3.3ghz PC using Windows 7 and Chrome -- do not have a Roku or a hardware device.

The resolution was...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ralphcramdon
actually the XD I just looked at doesn't have...

actually the XD I just looked at doesn't have ethernet.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ralphcramdon
thanks -- looks like the XD may be the best bang...

thanks -- looks like the XD may be the best bang for buck on Ebay, around 50 bucks. don't want to pay the money for the new 3.

hate to miss out on any capabilities with newer technology though...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ralphcramdon
I had a ROKU device 10 years ago (the N1000 I...

I had a ROKU device 10 years ago (the N1000 I think) -- now looking at them again but they don't have an ethernet connection ! ? (I guess EVERYBODY has a wireless network?) !

Anyway -- what are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By ralphcramdon
I'm going to try and just hard wire my HTPC...

I'm going to try and just hard wire my HTPC display output to all my monitors but have a couple that may be tough.

What is the word on wireless HDMI technology these days?

HD isn't important...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By ralphcramdon
yeah -- just found that out. connected to...

yeah -- just found that out.

connected to the network, brought up arora and youtube -- forget about it.

no way I'll get the performance of my current setup.

I'll use the PI for other tasks...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By ralphcramdon
Ok -- to summarize for local TV get the...

Ok -- to summarize

for local TV get the HDHR.

for youtube, hulu, etc -- use the internal browser that is included with Raspbmc? performs well?

as good as my P4 setup?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By ralphcramdon
yeah, I know but I'm primarily interested in OTA...

yeah, I know but I'm primarily interested in OTA local channels -- sounds like the HDHR is the preferred way to go.

not a USB tuner.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By ralphcramdon
also -- don't care if the TV signal is on my...

also -- don't care if the TV signal is on my network just have one room for my HTPC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By ralphcramdon
Yeah -- I see the HDHR being used a lot -- make...

Yeah -- I see the HDHR being used a lot -- make sense to do the TV in hardware. Don't really want dual tuners or PVR capability so which HDHR (basic and cheap) could I get by with?

Thanks.

And...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By ralphcramdon
Just got a Raspberry Pi and put Raspbmc on it. ...

Just got a Raspberry Pi and put Raspbmc on it.

Anyone know from experience a reliable USB OTA TV tuner to use? (and maybe install hints?)

THANKS.

Does this thing really work as an HTPC?
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-01-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By ralphcramdon
None of my tv's do. 3 different manufacturers. ...

None of my tv's do. 3 different manufacturers.

Seems to me there would be an add on device but apparently not -- wonder if it's there in most televisions but they just left ot out of the remote...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-30-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By ralphcramdon
I know I can get a guide with an internet...

I know I can get a guide with an internet connected device and windows media center etc but have you seen local channels generate a channel guide over a subcarrier that you could decode? -- or maybe...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-15-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By ralphcramdon
playing with it today and getting some signal...

playing with it today and getting some signal from 63.1 in bloomington but imagine no doubt need to go outside and point to the south with something -- not worth it as everything in Indy is on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-15-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By ralphcramdon
Never have been able to get this but I see they...

Never have been able to get this but I see they have a repeater in Indy? Even so, no luck getting it with an auto seek. Anybody get it? Any tips on antenna direction etc?
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