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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,510
Posted By hammerdwn
For "beginners" at networking, I would agree. But...

For "beginners" at networking, I would agree. But some people (like me) do seem to live in a areas where the working MS Server's IP's have not yet to propagated into the local ISP's DNS servers (and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,510
Posted By hammerdwn
The HOSTS file fix was brought to my attention...

The HOSTS file fix was brought to my attention back in Fall 2014 when there was a widespread guide download issue. DNS Flush didn't help, changing to google dns didn't help, waiting didn't help....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By hammerdwn
Some things people do to help in these situations...

Some things people do to help in these situations are:
EDID modifying software/driver hacks (messy)
Cut/Block pin 19 of the HDMI cable (crude)
put an hdmi switch in the chain somewhere (cheap)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By hammerdwn
The PC recognizing the EDID of AVR vs the Tv...

The PC recognizing the EDID of AVR vs the Tv seems to differ based on the manufacturer of the AVR. The two I am familiar with are Yamaha which passes the EDID of the Tv on to the PC, and Onkyo which...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,510
Posted By hammerdwn
Ah ok. I just found this BOMBSHELL in my Comcast...

Ah ok. I just found this BOMBSHELL in my Comcast listings. Since changing to Rovi, all these channels have the wrong timezone guide listings. They should be WEST COAST FEED. Rovi WMC guide is showing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,510
Posted By hammerdwn
Are you on Stockton Comcast Cable Card? That is...

Are you on Stockton Comcast Cable Card? That is my provider/lineup and not missing those channels (or any other channels) after changing over to Rovi.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,510
Posted By hammerdwn
I had to add these entries to my HOSTS file: ...

I had to add these entries to my HOSTS file:
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com

Then perform a manual guide update and it did finally...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By hammerdwn
You need to put something between the PC and AVR...

You need to put something between the PC and AVR that learns the EDID and tricks the PC into thinking the "display" is always on:
hdmi switch (don't ask which one might work)
HDMI Detective-...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 21,953
Posted By hammerdwn
I have only used WMC with extenders on large Tv's...

I have only used WMC with extenders on large Tv's via wired Gig LAN. I don't watch on mobile devices nor laptop screens. I have never used Kodi or MB or Plex etc. All this talk about transcoding in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By hammerdwn
Using WMC? How did you find what channel the...

Using WMC?
How did you find what channel the PPV was on?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 21,953
Posted By hammerdwn
The stretch goal says "if we hit $150,000 we will...

The stretch goal says "if we hit $150,000 we will make the HDHomeRun DVR work with Kodi as the client for copy-freely recordings."

I'm confused? Is this SD project going to work with copy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By hammerdwn
Then what? How do you know what channel the PPV...

Then what? How do you know what channel the PPV is on?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 21,953
Posted By hammerdwn
JRiver Media Center...

JRiver Media Center (http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80602.0) does not need/use WMC as backend. And supports a wide range of tuners. And has commercial skip. And has better 10ftUI...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-26-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 21,953
Posted By hammerdwn
I've got a Ceton 6ETH, two Echos, one Xbox360,...

I've got a Ceton 6ETH, two Echos, one Xbox360, and just added a HDHR3-CC (because the 6ETH has issues with two channels). I pledged $30 just so I don't get left out but won't be switching from WMC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-12-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By hammerdwn
One thing to try is- In WMC set speaker setup to...

One thing to try is- In WMC set speaker setup to 5.1, then in windows sound properties set output to stereo. The settings in each application (WMC, XBMCS) will over-ride the windows settings. Not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,957
Posted By hammerdwn
In a WMC Guide problem thread, a MS "MVP...

In a WMC Guide problem thread, a MS "MVP Community Moderator" just said:



...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 663
Posted By hammerdwn
My Win7 64 machine is only used for DVR duty. I...

My Win7 64 machine is only used for DVR duty. I do weekly image of the OS drive, disable wupdate service completely, and manually do updates maybe once a month, only after "the dust settles". Never...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,208
Posted By hammerdwn
I dunno, many people were discovering and...

I dunno, many people were discovering and applying the host file fix months after the first Sept 11,2014 thread began. And nobody over at GB is shouting from the mountain that the host file fix is no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,208
Posted By hammerdwn
Where did you hear this?

Where did you hear this?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-15-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,805
Posted By hammerdwn
This will be my preferred option when that day...

This will be my preferred option when that day comes, unless someone comes up with an EASY to setup backend AND Android Tv comes out with a box that has mpeg2 hardware acceleration and solves 29/59...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-08-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By hammerdwn
Details (models, versions, OS, drivers,...

Details (models, versions, OS, drivers, firmwares, etc) about the equipment- playback device, display/tv, sound system?
Type of connections between the device/tv/sound system?
Has this always been...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-04-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,805
Posted By hammerdwn
Curious if you can please play this severe 29/59...

Curious if you can please play this severe 29/59 clip and watch the logo in the corner very carefully. Are there jaggies? Is the logo sort of "pulsing" between jaggies and not?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-30-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,805
Posted By hammerdwn
Found thread on Ceton ETH with JRiver: ...

Found thread on Ceton ETH with JRiver:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=83490
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,805
Posted By hammerdwn
The JRiver Ceton thread is pretty old: ...

The JRiver Ceton thread is pretty old:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?PHPSESSID=k1b08j7mi5hfk74jv148rgmps3&topic=79010.0

Seems JRiver uses DLNA to access tuners, so SD tuners work in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By hammerdwn
I have been using ZP for many many years. It is...

I have been using ZP for many many years. It is the best player for my needs (mostly an external player for WMC wtv). But I think it would be much more popular if it had more than just a plain file...
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