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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 06:11 AM
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Yeah. Having any kind of array that uses parity...

Yeah. Having any kind of array that uses parity would take forever to build parity or restore a drive with drives this size. It may cut down on the number of drives required, but there's a huge...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By captain_video
This is all good to know, but at some point there...

This is all good to know, but at some point there will be a scheduling conflict where you'll have to choose between family and football. I just hope you make the right choice. ;)

FWIW, the NFL...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By captain_video
Wow. I don't think I've ever read a more selfish...

Wow. I don't think I've ever read a more selfish response. If the NFL is more important than family I feel sorry for you. There will come a time when you'll look back and regret not going to that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By captain_video
I hope it wasn't an English class. With that...

I hope it wasn't an English class. With that grammar I can only assume which way the curve got blown. :rolleyes:


Dude, you're a new parent with twins. There comes a time when you've got to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 764
Posted By captain_video
You can only have one failed drive for parity to...

You can only have one failed drive for parity to be able to restore the data. If you've got two bad drives and only one parity drive you can kiss the data goodbye. You could try a data recovery...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By captain_video
I'll never understand why people suffer through...

I'll never understand why people suffer through commercials so I guess that makes us even. :p I record every game I watch and start playback about 45 minutes into the game. This allows me to skip...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By captain_video
If you place your recordings in a folder in a...

If you place your recordings in a folder in a media library you'll see an option at the top of the screen to "play all." You won't get this option in the RecordedTV folder. I've set up folders for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By captain_video
No, the remote PCs cannot be used as extenders. ...

No, the remote PCs cannot be used as extenders. Any show recorded that is flagged by the provider can only be played back either on the PC it was recorded with or through a WMC extender, such as the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 918
Posted By captain_video
You can configure Windows updates so they only...

You can configure Windows updates so they only get installed if you tell them to. I let Windows download them, but I pick and choose which ones get installed and then manually reboot when they're...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-16-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By captain_video
I used to use BeyondTV for recording OTA channels...

I used to use BeyondTV for recording OTA channels and it worked great. The only reason I switched to WMC was to use the Ceton InfiniTV 4. BeyondTV is no longer sold, but you might find a copy for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By captain_video
If your other equipment is within sight of the...

If your other equipment is within sight of the remote then all you need is a universal remote that can be programmed with macros. Harmony remotes can be set up to control activities and will turn on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 918
Posted By captain_video
I don't think anyone is disputing the stability...

I don't think anyone is disputing the stability of Windows. It sounds like the OP is looking for some method of creating pooled drives on his Win 8 PC and not so much in building a dedicated server....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 918
Posted By captain_video
I don't believe that's entirely true. If you...

I don't believe that's entirely true. If you have drives that had been previously set up in unRAID that contain data I'm pretty sure you can add them back into the array. UnRAID uses the reiserfs...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-05-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,477
Posted By captain_video
So, they're all French sheep? To that I say...

So, they're all French sheep?
To that I say baaaaaahhhhhh, Monsieur. :p
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,477
Posted By captain_video
I've had to do a lot of traveling over the years...

I've had to do a lot of traveling over the years and found ways to have media with me that I didn't have to transcode. Over a two-year stretch I was on the road almost continuously, but I'd tend to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,477
Posted By captain_video
Get a better internet connection or just stay...

Get a better internet connection or just stay home? :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,477
Posted By captain_video
Don't transcode anything. Leave it as is,...

Don't transcode anything. Leave it as is, otherwise, what's the point of having Blu-Ray in the first place? I rip Blu-Rays to mkv files with the original bitrates and HD audio intact.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By captain_video
Use the phone activation option. It's a royal...

Use the phone activation option. It's a royal pain, but it does work. You'll see a screen with about 16 boxes, each containing a 5-digit number. When you call the activation toll free number you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By captain_video
I don't know where they came up with the name...

I don't know where they came up with the name Kodi, but they did mention that the change was to eliminate any possible legal issues with Microsoft since the name stems from the original X-Box Media...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,477
Posted By captain_video
I buy from Harbor Freight quite a bit, actually. ...

I buy from Harbor Freight quite a bit, actually. I've found over the years that the vast majority of the jobs I've performed on cars or around the house tend to require the use of a particular tool...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,477
Posted By captain_video
I've lost track of how many times I've upgraded...

I've lost track of how many times I've upgraded my HTPC. I've gone through a multitude of changes in recording technologies and formats since the early days of VCRs. I've been a diehard couch...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By captain_video
You're mixing apples and oranges. The 2250/2255...

You're mixing apples and oranges. The 2250/2255 can only record digital OTA and clear QAM. The HDHR Prime is for encrypted digital cable and uses a cablecard. Both tuners are for entirely different...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By captain_video
Refurbished older PCs are dirt cheap on Newegg or...

Refurbished older PCs are dirt cheap on Newegg or ebay. If you don't mind using older hardware you can keep the initial cost below $100. Just don't expect it to work as well as the current gear. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By captain_video
If you don't install and run the HDHomeRun...

If you don't install and run the HDHomeRun software on the PC using WMC, it will never be discovered. You need to configure the HDHR software before WMC can detect the tuners. You also need to make...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-26-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,026
Posted By captain_video
I wouldn't go into a panic about losing your...

I wouldn't go into a panic about losing your cablecards. Anyone that currently uses cablecard-based STBs or standalone cards in their tuners will be able to use them until such time as your provider...
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