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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,048
Posted By MKANET
How soon could this realistically affect all...

How soon could this realistically affect all Comcast customers who use cablecard tuners for their HTPCs? My guess is Comcast will keep their systems backwards compatible for existing cablecard...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By MKANET
Question Any new standalone STB's enhanced for kids (like Netflix Kids, etc)

Are there any new media playback STBs which have themes/menus/streaming content specifically for kids; maybe, something with a Disney theme?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By MKANET
Question Any media players with content focus for children (preferably with cableCARD support)

I like the new Kids area on Netflix (when I tried it with a desktop web browser).

I thought it would be nice if there was an media playback STB/dongle (attached to TV) that has...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,716
Posted By MKANET
I've though several different music services in...

I've though several different music services in the last 15 years. I have no idea which mp3 transcoded from which service. The same songs are available on all the music services though (with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,716
Posted By MKANET
I switched to "Xbox Music" (formerly Zune Music)...

I switched to "Xbox Music" (formerly Zune Music) a couple of years ago; although, I don't even use my Xbox. This was the only way I could afford to purchase/download all the songs my family and I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 82,783
Posted By MKANET
I just tried Media Browser 3. The first issue I...

I just tried Media Browser 3. The first issue I noticed while playing songs was it wouldn't continue to play in the background while navigating through other parts of MB3 client. At least on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 82,783
Posted By MKANET
How good is Media Browser 3's video streaming...

How good is Media Browser 3's video streaming compared to PLEX? No matter how pretty a Media Center app is, its still only as good as the video transcoder is (how good the experience actually is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,716
Posted By MKANET
The first time I tried to use itunes, I just...

The first time I tried to use itunes, I just plugged my friends ipod into my PC ...within less than 3 minutes, itunes managed to erase my entire collection of over 10000 mp3's (which took me years...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,716
Posted By MKANET
ROTFL!!  HAHAHA  @Mfusick, I don't know if you...

ROTFL!!  HAHAHA  @Mfusick, I don't know if you intended it this way; but, I must say, the below quote is one of the funniest things I've heard someone say about a software they're dissatisfied...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 609
Posted By MKANET
I would like to replace my old Anycom USB-250...

I would like to replace my old Anycom USB-250 bluetooth 2.0 adapter (class 1) with whatever bluetooth dongle that is known for it's range; preferably with an external antenna that actually might...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,905
Posted By MKANET
My latest wireless custom keyboard+mouse combo. ...

My latest wireless custom keyboard+mouse combo.  It uses new backlit Ducky Shine III Tenkeyless MX Cherry Brown switch keyboard (converted to wireless) with my Logitech mouse.  Now that it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By MKANET
Sounds like a nice idea!  At least for those...

Sounds like a nice idea!  At least for those that dont have real sageTV extenders already setup.
 
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By MKANET
It's perfectly understandable that newcomers to...

It's perfectly understandable that newcomers to HTPCs may not have the same mentality as some of us who've recorded on-the-clear basic tier cable (whether analog or digital) since the 1990's.  In...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By MKANET
The point people here are trying to make is that...

The point people here are trying to make is that they already had fully working devices they already paid for until Comcast decided to cripple them for no good reason.  Cable operators sking users...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By MKANET
I did something different with my 2 HDHR's!! ...

I did something different with my 2 HDHR's!!  All I did was plug in my attic "outdoor antenna" into the 4-way cable-splitter that Comcast clear QAM digital cable plugged in, and changed  just one...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15,274
Views: 1,624,208
Posted By MKANET
Does anyone know when our "basic cable" Digital...

Does anyone know when our "basic cable" Digital QAM TV tuners will stop working?  I have 4 SiliconDust HD HomeRun TV tuners on my PC.
 
I was wondering what is the most hassle-free method to to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 41,544
Posted By MKANET
You should keep in mind not everyone needs/wants...

You should keep in mind not everyone needs/wants scaling or SVP; regardless if their PC can do it or not.
 
My 7 year old Intel quad core PC with 8GB's of RAM hooked up to a latest generation...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,810
Posted By MKANET
Actually, the real reason isn't any of those...

Actually, the real reason isn't any of those reasons.
 
The switch to the new forum software (and respective forum user interface) a year or so ago drove away most of the highly skilled and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-16-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By MKANET
I need the original progressive frame; not the...

I need the original progressive frame; not the the directshow processed version of it.
 
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By MKANET
I almost never need to do this; since I usually...

I almost never need to do this; since I usually only edit video clips.  However, I need to tool like VideoRedo that can advance though video (mpeg2 TS) frame-by-frame or skip with with larger...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-13-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,905
Posted By MKANET
Topre switches are really well built keyboards;...

Topre switches are really well built keyboards; however, I wouldn't call them definitively the "best" no-matter-what.  Some people think they feel too rubbery; like you're typing on wet noodles. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,872
Posted By MKANET
edsegio, welcome to AVS - HTPC forum.  You're...

edsegio, welcome to AVS - HTPC forum.  You're actually approaching this kind of backwards.  It would help to know what hardware peripherals (ie, dvb-s2/network encoder/cable-card tuners, BD-ROM, 3D...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By MKANET
For years I've blindly changed the below...

For years I've blindly changed the below registry setting to improve network performance.  It seems like all the tweaking recommendations I see on the Internet are focused on only network...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,318
Posted By MKANET
I've always preferred using a very simple, yet...

I've always preferred using a very simple, yet practical test in determining maximum optical display distance; its especially easy to do when using a PC as the video source...  It also takes into...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 105,065
Posted By MKANET
A lot of people who build HTPC's don't...

A lot of people who build HTPC's don't necessarily focus/obsess on the "ULTIMATE picture and sound"; especially since most people end up just watching movies and TV's with either download-friendly...
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