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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2017, 11:04 PM
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ASUS RT-AC68U as an OTA TV Server (entware-NG + tvheadend)

For anyone else interested, this is to document setting up my ASUS (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=asus) RT-AC68U router + Hauppauge 950Q as an OTA TV server by installing TVHeadEnd on ASUWRT...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By timevacuum
Great analysis Adtech. Thank you. Also to Trip...

Great analysis Adtech. Thank you. Also to Trip in VA: I hadn't thought of the summer heat aspect. Since the stick already runs hot this is an additional reason to go with the Coax. That's what I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-12-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By timevacuum
Nanaimo, BC: Extend the COAX or use USB extension for tuner stick

I can receive the seven practical stations shown on my tv fool report using a steathhawk antenna hanging on my living room wall but its time to move the antenna somewhere else. Either roof or attic....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By timevacuum
Definitely helps answer my question.:) But I...

Definitely helps answer my question.:)

But I went and purchased a Yamaha RX-V781 that was on for a decent price. I like the Yamaha and it does what I want except upconvert the various component...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By timevacuum
Onkyo TX-NR757: does it really have DLNA functionality without DLNA certification?

I was looking at buying a TX-NR747 or TX-NR757 as a replacement for my old POS Pioneer receiver. The Onkyo would be used for playing music and video from a HTPC with video output on a Panasonic...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-10-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 409,541
Posted By timevacuum
Well here is a question from left field: Does...

Well here is a question from left field: Does anyone care to comment on the possibility of hacking the PCB to get an audio out from the projector?

A number of new media streamers/casters have...
Forum: Screens   11-19-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By timevacuum
So not knowing how well my plans would work, I...

So not knowing how well my plans would work, I decided to keep the investment costs down and purchased a basic Elite manual screen. I wanted to post this for anyone else who is looking to minimize...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 409,541
Posted By timevacuum
Well in the spirit of adventure and without...

Well in the spirit of adventure and without dwelling too much on the risk to the new investment, I started playing with the custom resolution settings. I found that changing the "Timing Standard"...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 09:47 PM
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Views: 409,541
Posted By timevacuum
The Dell graphics card has the ability to create...

The Dell graphics card has the ability to create custom resolutions with the settings in the attached graphic. Would playing with these help? I'm not familiar with adjusting these video settings....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 09:35 PM
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Posted By timevacuum
As you suggest, Fn-F8 on my laptop cycles...

As you suggest, Fn-F8 on my laptop cycles through dual screen modes. I have tried both the "external dispay only" setting and multiple screen mode with cloned screens and with extended desktop...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 07:24 PM
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Posted By timevacuum
http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/confused...

http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gifHelp: Wrong aspect ratio when using a 1920x 1080 analogue signal

I received my 8000 this weekend and eagerly connected it to my laptop (Dell...
Forum: Screens   10-03-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By timevacuum
I am hoping someone might point me in the right...

I am hoping someone might point me in the right direction. I am looking for a replacement manual screen that needs to fit into a small valence pocket at the top of a window without hanging down too...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-16-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 420,944
Posted By timevacuum
So I hate to keep coming back to this. I just...

So I hate to keep coming back to this. I just want to make sure I got it right. If I want to control lights, the only option is to find a dimmer with IR support and position one of the blasters to...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-12-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 420,944
Posted By timevacuum
Quote:Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16989940)

there is, and will not be, z-wave support on the 900.

...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-12-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 420,944
Posted By timevacuum
What's the story on direct wireless control for...

What's the story on direct wireless control for home automation stuff?

I understand they have switched horses to something called ZigBee. Has anyone used or tried lighting controllers or other...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-15-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,042
Posted By timevacuum
I bought a Roku soundbridge radio R1000 from...

I bought a Roku soundbridge radio R1000 from Bestbuy last week and am very happy with it. I am using it with my Infrant NV NAS. I have both Firefly (iTunes) and Slimserver services running and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-28-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By timevacuum
Would this thing work? ...

Would this thing work?
http://www.mcminone.com/product.asp?...%5Fid=50-6377A (http://www.mcminone.com/product.asp?catalog_name=MCMProducts&category_name=&product_id=50-6377A)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-28-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By timevacuum
There is nothing else connected to the system. ...

There is nothing else connected to the system.

Aren't the old radio shack volume controls just a potentiometer? If that's the case would a low resistance fixed resistor work?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-28-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By timevacuum
We have a small Phillips apartment style stereo...

We have a small Phillips apartment style stereo system in our bedroom. Being in the bedroom we are often listening to soft music at lower volumes which presents two problems:

1. The background...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-16-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,899
Posted By timevacuum
Does anyone have the key combo down for checking...

Does anyone have the key combo down for checking firmware version on the v592? Maybe even just part of it and we can piece the parts together?

Please???

Throw us a bone here!!? :)
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By timevacuum
I'm looking to purchase a new centre channel...

I'm looking to purchase a new centre channel speaker that might match what I have now. My current fronts are Mission 763's but since Mission speakers are no longer available in Canada they aren't an...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-24-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By timevacuum
To my suprise, after explaining my...

To my suprise, after explaining my disatisfaction with the upgrade to the v593, the CSR "found" a v592 and are exchanging it! :) Now to check the firmware when it arrives. Has anyone written down...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-24-2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By timevacuum
Don't waste your time with the v593 if your...

Don't waste your time with the v593 if your buying it for the upconversion features. Upconversion quality is not good. Chances are good your display will do a better job. Now if you can find a...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-16-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By timevacuum
As some of you will know, I had to send my sd-...

As some of you will know, I had to send my sd- v592 back for warranty which Toshiba replaced with an "upgraded" v593. I would say that Toshiba deserves some recognition for replacing the unit just...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-27-2005, 02:08 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,899
Posted By timevacuum
Oops. Give me a minute to extract foot from...

Oops. Give me a minute to extract foot from mouth. As you say, Noonie, it does 480p. I suppose it is even possible that the aspect controls will be better on the v593 so it won't matter.

Does...
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