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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By hdmi4ever
Correct. If the left and right speakers are not...

Correct. If the left and right speakers are not very far apart (like over 7 feet), and the listeners are close to the middle between them, having a center channel speaker doesn't bring much of a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By hdmi4ever
Normally it would sit on top of a chest of...

Normally it would sit on top of a chest of drawers or TV stand, but if your room and furniture aren't arranged for that then it doesn't make sense.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By hdmi4ever
Consider getting a ZVOX Soundbase instead. I...

Consider getting a ZVOX Soundbase instead. I have one in my bedroom and it's awesome.

It has a built-in woofer which is good enough that you probably don't need a separate subwoofer for a small...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By hdmi4ever
Only Ohioans call it that. :D

Only Ohioans call it that. :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
Single +12V. My old 430W PSU is an older...

Single +12V. My old 430W PSU is an older Thermaltake model than in the picture below (from a review written in 2008), but the voltage and amp numbers are all the same. Those numbers are crappy by...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
Only one hard drive, and the CPU is rated at 65W....

Only one hard drive, and the CPU is rated at 65W. So you guys think I should send back the PSU? It's still sealed in the box.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
The Radeon 265 and new power supply arrived. I...

The Radeon 265 and new power supply arrived. I tested the video card with the old power supply still in there, and it worked fine for basic tasks in Windows like navigating folders. But I wouldn't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By hdmi4ever
Windows ties the copy-protected recordings to...

Windows ties the copy-protected recordings to (some of) the hardware, and my main concern was whether that included the drive with the OS or the other one with the recordings -- which would make...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By hdmi4ever
Effective backups for Windows 7 Media Center with copy-protected recordings?

My Windows 7 HTPC uses a HDHomeRun Prime with CableCard to record cable TV channels. I have the OS installed on a 64GB SSD and a larger spinning hard drive for recordings.

From what I've read...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
A Radeon 265 and a power supply are on the way...

A Radeon 265 and a power supply are on the way from Newegg. While I wait for them, I'll keep reading more about the myriad of madVR settings.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
I'm not concerned about the total wattage of my...

I'm not concerned about the total wattage of my PSU, which at 430w should be enough. But it only provides 18 amps on the 12V rail, which is weak for powering a hungry video card.

Fortunately, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
Looks like I can't use the Radeon 270 in the HTPC...

Looks like I can't use the Radeon 270 in the HTPC due to my insufficient power supply. So that means either spend more for a new PSU or a drop down to the 260. Or rebuy the DVDs as Blu-Ray. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By hdmi4ever
What is VOS? Virtualized Operating System? ...

What is VOS? Virtualized Operating System?

Windows 7 virtualized won't work for watching copy-protected TV shows, if that is what you want to do.

What is the other purpose of this "dual use"...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 288
Posted By hdmi4ever
Parted Magic and Partition Magic are different...

Parted Magic and Partition Magic are different products.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
I don't buy DVDs any more, but I still own a few...

I don't buy DVDs any more, but I still own a few dozen of them and have friends who periodically lend me some from their DVD collections. If you'll buy us enough Blu-Ray to replace every one of our...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
Thanks. I see several variants of the Radeon R9...

Thanks. I see several variants of the Radeon R9 270 for under $200.

But madVR is damn confusing. I'll have to spend some time to understand it before spending money on something that can really...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-16-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By hdmi4ever
I have an old desktop PC which I turned into an...

I have an old desktop PC which I turned into an HTPC by adding an updated video card and TV tuner.

The CPU is AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+, video card is NVidia GT 610. It has no problem showing native...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-16-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 346
Posted By hdmi4ever
I ended up sending back the HDMI cable yesterday....

I ended up sending back the HDMI cable yesterday.

However, I will be doing something else to improve the audio quality and stability. Since getting the projector I've been transmitting audio...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 346
Posted By hdmi4ever
Disconnecting the cable TV line made the ground...

Disconnecting the cable TV line made the ground loop hum go away ... almost. There still was some hum that was audible if I put my head within 1 foot of each speaker. I disconnected and reconnected...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-12-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 346
Posted By hdmi4ever
Stupid me, I should have thought of that before. ...

Stupid me, I should have thought of that before. Fortunately, although I got the RMA# to return the cable I haven't sent it back yet, so this evening I'll give it another try with the cable TV line...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 123,361
Posted By hdmi4ever
Thanks for trying. My search continues...

Thanks for trying. My search continues...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 123,361
Posted By hdmi4ever
Yes, WAV is a form of PCM. I don't...

Yes, WAV is a form of PCM.



I don't have a Yamaha receiver. I'm considering buying one, and wanted to know if it can display both the bit depth and kHz.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 123,361
Posted By hdmi4ever
No, MP3 is lossy compressed audio, whereas PCM is...

No, MP3 is lossy compressed audio, whereas PCM is lossless uncompressed audio (the music on a CD is in PCM format). FLAC is lossless and compressed.



FLAC can be 16 bit, 24 bit, even 32 bit or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 123,361
Posted By hdmi4ever
I've read that the Yamaha RX-677 can display the...

I've read that the Yamaha RX-677 can display the sample rate of incoming PCM audio (48kHz, 96kHz, etc.).

Does it (or any of the other receivers mentioned at the start of this thread) also display...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   08-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 82,935
Posted By hdmi4ever
The 60 foot Redmere cable worked well for the...

The 60 foot Redmere cable worked well for the purpose of transmitting audio and video from the receiver and through the HDMI switch, but it introduced a ground loop hum which persisted even when the...
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