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Forum: Home Automation   06-05-2014, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Bi_Polar
I'm in the same boat as TrendyGuy except we have...

I'm in the same boat as TrendyGuy except we have just started pouring the basement. My interests and ideas of DIY are very similar to his.

I agree with SMHarman, each family/person needs to have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,154
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by StrikeOne33...

Quote:Originally Posted by StrikeOne33 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21718472)

I'm at 5% as I'm still deciding on building a dedicated HTPC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,154
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by DeathPoobar...

Quote:Originally Posted by DeathPoobar http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21717375)

I'd say about 70% exclusive use.

1) FLAC and CD's sound...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,154
Posted By Bi_Polar
I must say, I think we may finally be...

I must say, I think we may finally be approaching the golden age of the HTPC. I have owned/operated an htpc for probably 10 years. There has always been glitches, shortcomings, tweaks that need to...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-13-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11,345
Views: 1,620,288
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by pbarach...

Quote:Originally Posted by pbarach http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21073256)

There is an X-10 controller that does this: X-10 Powerhouse model...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-12-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,345
Views: 1,620,288
Posted By Bi_Polar
Yes it must. I am under the impression that...

Yes it must. I am under the impression that there are some RF to IR options from some of the afore mentioned manufacturers. I mean Lutron or Leviton sells IR in-wall switches - I would think a...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-12-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11,345
Views: 1,620,288
Posted By Bi_Polar
Hello all, I recently upgraded to a Harmony...

Hello all,

I recently upgraded to a Harmony One from my old but reliable 880. I have a pretty good understanding of how to set up activities and my system works well. I think some of my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 607,139
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by robl45...

Quote:Originally Posted by robl45 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20963595)

i don't even use hd audio, dolby digital 5.1 is more than good...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 607,139
Posted By Bi_Polar
I have a couple questions with regard to Library...

I have a couple questions with regard to Library vs. File mode. I have set up MCM per the guide, it works well enough. Each of my individual movie folders has a folder.jpg as well as other art...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by ccotenj...

Quote:Originally Posted by ccotenj http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19869148)

^^^

that would be because "hdmi ---> through" is an audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
So the manual states when you are "Setting the...

So the manual states when you are "Setting the Video Options" by using the Video Parameters button on the remote that "if an option cannot be selected on the VIDEO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
Also, it specifically says in the manual that...

Also, it specifically says in the manual that you should/must use a high-speed HDMI cable, if you do not, the receiver may not work properly. I have noticed that Monoprice specifically sells...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by sesshin...

Quote:Originally Posted by sesshin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19808892)

All three HDMI cables being used are brand new from Fry's, between...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by LB7047...

Quote:Originally Posted by LB7047 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19805765)

I am getting ready to buy a new receiver. is everyone still happy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by sesshin...

Quote:Originally Posted by sesshin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19806583)

I had posted earlier in this thread about receiving an 1120 and not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 533,628
Posted By Bi_Polar
I just ordered this receiver from Amazon after...

I just ordered this receiver from Amazon after lamenting (like many others) between the comparative Yamaha and Onkyo models. Ultimately they all have some pro's/con's compared to their counterparts....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,647
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by Livin...

Quote:Originally Posted by Livin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I have used all 3 media players, extensively. I have not yet used SageTV 7...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
When using MPC-HC with the hardware decoding...

When using MPC-HC with the hardware decoding through your video card is it possible to add in a program like ReClock or AviSynth to try and use some of your cpu power for additional enhancement to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
Damian, I as well would like to thank you. I...

Damian, I as well would like to thank you. I agree with odditory, sometimes your own problems get in the way of you taking the time to thank people for their time.
With that said, another question...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
Here are the quality tests I have run against...

Here are the quality tests I have run against Cyberlink, Media Player Classic Home Cinema with and without shaders enabled.

This is MPC-HC with no shaders
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
What a difference the shaders make. This is what...

What a difference the shaders make. This is what I was missing with regard to MPC-HC. With the settings in the guide you provided the picture was much closer to Cyberlink and what is nice is you can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
I like this option. Thanks for the reply. I can...

I like this option. Thanks for the reply. I can try out XBMC this way as well. I also like your site, very nice.

After installing MPC-HC and running some testing of it using DXVA on my Nvidia...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:You need a front end with a lot more...

Quote:You need a front end with a lot more sophistication. Get a copy of XBMC or Mediaportal. These are the only two solutions worth looking at - that's not flame bait, its just the truth.


I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bi_Polar
Hello all, I know that codec's and decoders...

Hello all,

I know that codec's and decoders are covered pretty extensively in this forum. Some require extensive setup, some are just packs that install in minutes and off you go. I'm not trying...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 104,362
Posted By Bi_Polar
Quote:Originally Posted by ste6168...

Quote:Originally Posted by ste6168 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18009460)

That got me interested and upon further investigation, I dont think...
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