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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By pittsoccer33
Thanks for the links SteelWill (is that a...

Thanks for the links SteelWill (is that a Silverhawks reference?)

That makes the process seem straight forward, but I tend to confuse myself when you add in how different decoders manipulate the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think we could use a good color space/pixel format FAQ

I started seeing some 29/59 issues for the first time so I upgraded my AMD video drivers. As part of the set up my settings were wiped out (it also deleted the Vision Control Center for the Catalyst...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By pittsoccer33
can your tv do it?

can your tv do it?
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-06-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,831
Posted By pittsoccer33
The question about DTS on the show got me...

The question about DTS on the show got me thinking about it too. From what they said about the new upmixing technology I think a legacy Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 track can utilize the Atmos technology. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,201
Posted By pittsoccer33
off the top of my head the 360 options are...

off the top of my head the 360 options are source, rgb, ycbcr709, and ycbcr601


then there is a setting for reference levels and the choices are standard, intermediate, and expanded. no idea...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By pittsoccer33
Ok so regarding what I want to accomplish ffdshow...

Ok so regarding what I want to accomplish ffdshow actually includes functionality (the dolby encoding) that lav doesn't?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By pittsoccer33
Considering moving from FFDShow to LAV - a few questions

I have been using ffdshow + haali for years (via Shark007). My unique situation is that my receiver doesn't support hd audio or hdmi. So I'm forced to output 5.1 AC3 or DTS.

About two years ago...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,201
Posted By pittsoccer33
I have no problems with responsiveness on either...

I have no problems with responsiveness on either my Xbox 360 or DMA2100.

For the longest time I was dead set on getting everything into a singular interface. But the reality of internet streaming...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   09-04-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,777
Posted By pittsoccer33
I definitely don't think Avatar 2 is going to do...

I definitely don't think Avatar 2 is going to do anywhere near as well at the box office as the first one (at least in North America), but I'm not dumb enough to openly predict that and bet against...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By pittsoccer33
If you decide to go this route you won't actually...

If you decide to go this route you won't actually be IR blasting anything.

Heres what happens:

When you do the tv signal set up in WMC you will tell it you have a set top box. To be able to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By pittsoccer33
You could spoof WMC into thinking that your...

You could spoof WMC into thinking that your source device is a cable box. You need a usb IR receiver/blaster (if your card has this built in that should work too) plugged into the computer so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By pittsoccer33
What else does your TV have? DLNA? a Plex app? ...

What else does your TV have? DLNA? a Plex app? Can you plug a hard drive into it? Where will your movies be stored? What format will they be?

If maximum movie quality isn't extremely...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By pittsoccer33
The software you will want depends on exactly...

The software you will want depends on exactly what format you want the discs to take.

My cousins were trying all these digital to analog to digital conversion to get home movies off an HD digital...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By pittsoccer33
A few of us were talking about this in the HTPC...

A few of us were talking about this in the HTPC forum recently. As I understand the Fire TV doesn't have an MPEG2 decoder, so it can't natively play cable tv.

XBMC allegedly has a software...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,242
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think this case looks fantastic. I was really...

I think this case looks fantastic. I was really into the Morex 887 case last year but it was limited to a specific Sandy Bridge motherboard.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By pittsoccer33
That software looks pretty cool. I always...

That software looks pretty cool. I always thought if I owned a bar I would use something like that to show scores on big gamedays.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By pittsoccer33
I can see a little old lady getting irate that...

I can see a little old lady getting irate that you're interrupting her soaps :)

I wonder if some kind of macro or software like Event Ghost would work.

This is how I envision it:

You use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By pittsoccer33
Id look at guitar gear rack shelves: ...

Id look at guitar gear rack shelves:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/raxxess-universal-component-rack-shelf
...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,400
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think the movies that rise above and transcend...

I think the movies that rise above and transcend "comic book movie" are the ones that don't rely on the villian of the week.

The Dark Knight, The Winter Soldier, and Days of Future Past are all...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 8,928
Posted By pittsoccer33
I accept the reality that theres no way they can...

I accept the reality that theres no way they can pay these actors to have bit parts in all these movies. I guess doing that puts the thought completely out of my mind when I'm watching.

Though I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By pittsoccer33
Aww the Echo has to be the biggest disappointment...

Aww the Echo has to be the biggest disappointment of my htpc experiment. I had every belief that it would replace my computer - recorded tv, Netflix, hbo go, dts-ma bitstreaming, Pandora, mkv - i...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By pittsoccer33
Its ridiculously stupid. I often record movies...

Its ridiculously stupid. I often record movies or program I want to save. I clip out commercials and convert to H264.

If I ever lost that ability I think I would throw in the towel and use a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By pittsoccer33
The cablecard tuners first showed up around 2006....

The cablecard tuners first showed up around 2006. There was hope for a while an a PC based extender technology known as Softsled would become a reality, or that Homegroup based recording sharing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By pittsoccer33
That would be interesting. From my experience...

That would be interesting. From my experience here in Pittsburgh when Comcast has acquired another cable system (legacy Adelphia for example) they continued using their technology. The boxes and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,716
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'd probably just try calling up Directv and...

I'd probably just try calling up Directv and ordering the Sunday Ticket internet thingy from them. Thats definitely worth a shot. The worst outcome will be you saying "so you're telling me you...
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