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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By ralphcramdon
PI 3 questions

I'm going to setup a PI3 to play with this weekend. Simple questions --

The best setup is what?

Installing openelec as the OS and install Kodi? Or use Raspian? Or?

Is there a link you can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By ralphcramdon
one thing I do like about WMC is it's friggin...

one thing I do like about WMC is it's friggin easy to use -- very little clutter.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By ralphcramdon
Well I certainly don't have an issue with 25...

Well I certainly don't have an issue with 25 bucks a year so go WIN 10? Use NPVR or Argus? Which is more popular -- I always believe strength in numbers.

I actually have RPI 3's but want it all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By ralphcramdon
WIN 10 and Kodi -- easy?

Ok -- thinking about giving up my 100% reliable WIN7 with windows media center and making the plunge to WIN 10 and Kodi.

If I shouldn't, please tell me and I won't.

I hate problems but I am...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By ralphcramdon
gotcha win 7 it is.

gotcha win 7 it is.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By ralphcramdon
and what's the positive and negative feedback...

and what's the positive and negative feedback here as far as issues with this? in a percentage?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By ralphcramdon
Windows should make it open source so it could be...

Windows should make it open source so it could be made to work. Not sure if Windows 10 is beneficial anyway for my HTPC.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By ralphcramdon
Windows 10 -- media center ?

I've held off updating to Windows 10 because I love media center so much. Has there been an updated WMC that will function with Windows 10 yet? Certainly if someone were to take the time to write the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By ralphcramdon
nevermind -- heck you can do it within media...

nevermind -- heck you can do it within media payer as it turns out. !
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By ralphcramdon
Recorder TV to DVD -- best way?

Have Win 7 media center and would like to put recorded TV
on to DVD without a zillion steps -- I see already that doing this with media center files is trouble.

But I can live without media...
Forum: Video Processors   03-26-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By ralphcramdon
Thanks -- looked at trying to find a component...

Thanks -- looked at trying to find a component input DVD recorder (standalone) but no luck. Thought about that initially. Because it's called an HDfury my guess is it won't have Svideo on it.
Any...
Forum: Video Processors   03-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By ralphcramdon
I wonder if I would be better off with this ? --...

I wonder if I would be better off with this ? --

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gefen-GTV-HDMI-2-COMPSVIDSN-HDMI-Composite-S-Video-Scaler-/131144329737?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e88cfaa09...
Forum: Video Processors   03-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By ralphcramdon
I have one of these and want to compare notes....

I have one of these and want to compare notes. Works great, audio level stinks but I can amplify that and obviously this thing has no issues with HDCP at all (right?).

So far, I can record from...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,973
Posted By ralphcramdon
I guess the standalone DVD recorder concept is...

I guess the standalone DVD recorder concept is dead as far as blu ray discs are concerned right? I did see a Panasonic HDD recorder only sold in Japan.

I know I can do it with an HTPC and blu ray...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By ralphcramdon
Do any of the roku type wifi devices have a...

Do any of the roku type wifi devices have a built in browser? I realize streaming and real time are 2 different things but maybe there's one with a bare bones browser good for simple tasks?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By ralphcramdon
answering my own question -- doing it now with...

answering my own question -- doing it now with the "my list" and it seems to be working.

great !
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By ralphcramdon
Can I just add them to "my list" ? then press...

Can I just add them to "my list" ? then press play on the first video and the remaining ones will play automatically maybe?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By ralphcramdon
Does anyone know if you can set up a specific...

Does anyone know if you can set up a specific playlist for the netflix streaming videos?

I know when you watch something, say a TV sitcom, when it's over it will pick a random episode and play it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By ralphcramdon
Looks like a no win situation -- until we're all...

Looks like a no win situation -- until we're all fiber optic.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By ralphcramdon
720 would be fine with me -- it's all my...

720 would be fine with me -- it's all my projector does anyway -- even 480 I could live with but this was bad. The text was out of focus etc. It did get better eventually but I don't want to watch...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By ralphcramdon
Ok, so I added the Netflix streaming yesterday...

Ok, so I added the Netflix streaming yesterday and last night watched a movie on my dual core 3.3ghz PC using Windows 7 and Chrome -- do not have a Roku or a hardware device.

The resolution was...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By ralphcramdon
actually the XD I just looked at doesn't have...

actually the XD I just looked at doesn't have ethernet.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By ralphcramdon
thanks -- looks like the XD may be the best bang...

thanks -- looks like the XD may be the best bang for buck on Ebay, around 50 bucks. don't want to pay the money for the new 3.

hate to miss out on any capabilities with newer technology though...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By ralphcramdon
I had a ROKU device 10 years ago (the N1000 I...

I had a ROKU device 10 years ago (the N1000 I think) -- now looking at them again but they don't have an ethernet connection ! ? (I guess EVERYBODY has a wireless network?) !

Anyway -- what are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By ralphcramdon
I'm going to try and just hard wire my HTPC...

I'm going to try and just hard wire my HTPC display output to all my monitors but have a couple that may be tough.

What is the word on wireless HDMI technology these days?

HD isn't important...
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