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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 08:10 PM
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Posted By metropole
That Lovefilm option seems interesting. But I am...

That Lovefilm option seems interesting. But I am like you, I would like to test first.

Meanwhile I downloaded the AmazonMCEAddin and installed. I am running into the csrfToken token encryption...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By metropole
Amazon video for MCE

Just wanted to double-check my options for Amazon on MCE.
Is this the option?
http://sharepointsnapple.com/amazonmceaddin/
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   12-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By metropole
Unfortunately, PoE wiring is not feasible. Still,...

Unfortunately, PoE wiring is not feasible. Still, I would need to add backup power the PoE equipment.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   12-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By metropole
Yes, that might work. BTW. Here is an example of...

Yes, that might work. BTW. Here is an example of a camera:
http://foscam.us/plug-and-play-cameras/foscam-fi9831pw-megapixel-wireless-ip-camera.html

It uses a 5V - 2 amp power supply.


Are you...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   12-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By metropole
Looking for mini-UPS ideas for IP security cameras

I have a couple of distributed wireless IP cameras. All come with their own power supply.
I would like to add a UPS for each camera.
I found a small APC BGE70 UPS. However, it still is a bit big...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
Still have the issue with streaming Xfinity HD...

Still have the issue with streaming Xfinity HD OnDemand. A show will work a little while until I get the rotating circles and then stops. Clicking on non-HD seems to always work. All works in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
I did not get an original remote with my xbox. At...

I did not get an original remote with my xbox. At the time this MediaCenter was the choice:
http://www.oneweb.co.uk/mythtv/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/mce-remote.jpg

I can exit MC through...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
Did some more testing. Comcast issue: It...

Did some more testing.

Comcast issue:
It appears video quality is a function of time of day. It seems Comacst is managing their video streams somehow.
In any case, video quality is still not...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-31-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By metropole
anyone knows what is inside a surge protector for...

anyone knows what is inside a surge protector for cable protection?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 125,009
Posted By metropole
too bad. Can I get an adapter to connect the...

too bad.

Can I get an adapter to connect the iPad to the receiver to get video?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 125,009
Posted By metropole
I finally connected my 7007 to the network. I...

I finally connected my 7007 to the network. I took the opportunity to upgrade to the latest FW as well.

My intent was to use the AirPlay feature. All works well for audio. However, I did not get...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-31-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By metropole
Looking for correct DC power extension cable - netgear gs105ev2 power supply

I need an extension DC cable for my netgear gs105ev2 power supply.

Not 100% sure what plug I need to select. 1.3MM, 2.1MM 2.5MM ?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
Just some special contnet. TV5 Monde for...

Just some special contnet. TV5 Monde for example...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
I have to mention that I am using my Xbox as a...

I have to mention that I am using my Xbox as a MediaCenter extender (only for thsi purpose). It is connected HDMI 1080p and the picture quality is great for watching live or recorded TV. I designed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
Downloaded the Xfinity app for the xbox tonight....

Downloaded the Xfinity app for the xbox tonight. I am a bit surprised about the bad image quality. Expected?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
Looks like this might be my only option. How does...

Looks like this might be my only option. How does it work? Does it create a plugin to essentially host a browser (with Xfinity) within the screen?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
That explains it. How does Tivo do OnDemand? Did...

That explains it. How does Tivo do OnDemand? Did they agree with Comcast on an IP uplink?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By metropole
Also, does anyone know what is actually inside a...

Also, does anyone know what is actually inside a surge protector strip in regards to coax?
e.g. a Belkin model? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120247

Is this any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By metropole
Xfinity plugin for MS MediaCenter

I am assuming there is still no solution for Microsoft MediaCenter + Ceton tuner for Comcast OnDemand TV?

Is there at least a Xfinity plugin?
Forum: Home Automation   10-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By metropole
I was actually looking at the Foscams. Insteon...

I was actually looking at the Foscams. Insteon cameras are Foscam clones as well.

I wish I could use POE. But my house is just so difficult to wire through walls.
Are there brands that do better...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By metropole
Good Coax surge/lighting protector

I am looking for a Coax only surge protector to protect a cable modem.
I have a UPS and don't nit a combo powerstrip.

How are the APC ProtectNet Coax surge protectors?...
Forum: Home Automation   10-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By metropole
WiFi interference could be an issue. What cameras...

WiFi interference could be an issue. What cameras are you using?
Forum: Home Automation   10-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By metropole
Looking for some help choosing WiFi security cameras

I would like to install some WiFi cameras for security purposes. I am looking for:
- night vision
- motion detection with some recording to a file server and email
- no tilt/pan needed
- indoor...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,485
Posted By metropole
Thanks. I was blindly assuming that any Win7...

Thanks. I was blindly assuming that any Win7 client could become an extender.
I guess I will be holding on to my XBOX 360 Slim.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,485
Posted By metropole
I have a Xbox 360. I was looking at the newer...

I have a Xbox 360. I was looking at the newer Xbox. The newest model is even bigger than mine. Maybe quieter.

How about going the route of a small PC? e.g.:...
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