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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-16-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I'm trying to figure out the best solution for a...

I'm trying to figure out the best solution for a second room. This second room is upstairs in a detached garage.

Goals:
- minimal wires
- minimal subscriptions
- minimal switching between...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-05-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I've moved to dish. My UTV is collecting dust....

I've moved to dish. My UTV is collecting dust. It was working the last time I used it.

If anyone is interested, send me a PM.
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   09-06-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,589
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I got the 3.8 upgrade too. Very surprised. I...

I got the 3.8 upgrade too. Very surprised. I haven't seen anything too shocking, but it does seem faster.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Mediagate MG-35. Plays ISO files with full...

Mediagate MG-35. Plays ISO files with full navigation. Use it for the same reason - kids. Has a HD inside where I keep all of their movies. Makes it simple.

I also have other movies on the LAN...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-14-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,618
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Quote: Originally Posted by stanger89 ......

Quote:
Originally Posted by stanger89
... aren't directly playable in almost any player (VLC might be able to, and I think it's the only one). ...

Check out the Mediagate MG-35. Big thread in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-14-2005, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,618
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I like the .iso for the WAF (wife acceptance...

I like the .iso for the WAF (wife acceptance factor). You can name the .iso anything you want (that the file system can use). I've got folders to divide up the iso files A-D, E-H, ... inside those...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-26-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I think I'll look for time to go to Best Buy or...

I think I'll look for time to go to Best Buy or something. I've thought about the monitor thing, but I'm using a 1600x1200 Flatscreen, so I won't come close to naive resolution. I also work out of...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-25-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I'm looking to get a small 15-17" LCD TV for my...

I'm looking to get a small 15-17" LCD TV for my office so I can hook up my PS2 (maybe and Xbox in the future). I'll also use it for TV (HDTV when I can).

So, my question(s) basically is "what do...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   01-10-2004, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 687
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I love my UTV. I got very scared when I started...

I love my UTV. I got very scared when I started having tuner problems (wiring issue). At that point I thought I would have to go DTivo.


Now CES comes along with the HD DTivo, and there isn't a...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-29-2003, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
When I did that (wiring update and...

When I did that (wiring update and troubleshooting), the UTV picked up the number of tuners was updated in the history. With that, I think you may get what you are looking for. It is worth a try.
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-27-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I think I just fixed my similar problem by...

I think I just fixed my similar problem by bypassing my multiswitch. I recommend that for sure when you are troubleshooting the tuner/transponder issues.

I don't have all of my transponders now,...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-27-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I just got around to bypassing the...

I just got around to bypassing the multiswitch... a good test of the tuners.

both are working now, but there has been some pixelation... I'm thinking that it might be smoke fade from the fires...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-21-2003, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
IT might be wiring. Signal shows 100%, but...

IT might be wiring.

Signal shows 100%, but I jsut tried with my generic Huges receiver and some of the channels are crap. May take a trip under the house to see.

The UTV's system test says...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-21-2003, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
My UTV just turned 2 years old, but the birthday...

My UTV just turned 2 years old, but the birthday is not a great one.

Been having a little bit of bad pixleation on the screen, and now I am getting periodic tuner failure. Usually it is just one...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   05-09-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Question for you: How often is the fan...

Question for you:
How often is the fan running? Whenever the HD is, or all the time?
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   05-09-2003, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
I just found this device and I started to wonder...

I just found this device and I started to wonder if this might help our UTVs...

http://www.coolerexpress.com/heattecnotco.html

It basically just looks like a super heat transfer...

I doubt...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   04-01-2003, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,612
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
veg, Relax. It is April fools. I could care...

veg,

Relax. It is April fools. I could care less if they upgrade. My UTV works when I want to watch TV. I seem to remember it worked with what ever was before 3.5

happy viewing, we're laughing...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   04-01-2003, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,612
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Are you shure it wasn't 4.0?

Are you shure it wasn't 4.0?
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   03-07-2003, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Historically, don't the updates usually come on...

Historically, don't the updates usually come on Sundays/Monday mornings? So 4/14 makes more sense.

That is just my non-scientific guess. With no knowledge of anything going on.
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   02-06-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
So, I found the problem to some strange behavior...

So, I found the problem to some strange behavior in my UTV. Now I wonder if other people are getting similar problems.

Most recent Problem:
Show listed at 30 minutes actual took all of the...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   02-06-2003, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Cygnus, Indeed you are right. I had been...

Cygnus,

Indeed you are right. I had been going through deleting shows, and the %free was increasing at the correct rate. I just han't hit the right one.

It looks like I am back in business,...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   02-06-2003, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By SanDiegoSteve
Ok, so I go away for 2 weeks on vacation. When I...

Ok, so I go away for 2 weeks on vacation. When I left, my Sony UTV w/ 120GB HD showed 21% used in the history.

Before I left, I went through the scheduled recordings and deleted out a bunch of...
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