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Forum: HDTV Technical   09-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,020
Posted By Dartman
I have the Prime that I've had for a few years...

I have the Prime that I've had for a few years now, love it. The Samsung actually can see it and tune with it but that kinda defeats the purpose. Comcast let me HAVE a 3200 non DVR box for no rent so...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-09-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,020
Posted By Dartman
Wouldn't know about WiFi as I tried it on mine...

Wouldn't know about WiFi as I tried it on mine and it worked but it was slower to load the guide so I went back to wired network and now it's in the other bedroom using WiFi as I never ran a network...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16,092
Views: 2,145,446
Posted By Dartman
The cable co's agreed to carve up areas and not...

The cable co's agreed to carve up areas and not poach each others areas so it's hard to get anything but some sort of dish. My friend found out FIOS will come to his house in east county of Portland...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 175,861
Posted By Dartman
I would go 64 bit OS and as much memory as you...

I would go 64 bit OS and as much memory as you can afford within reason but 8gb should work fine, it's what I have and no issues and I use 7 64 ultimate but as long as it has support for WMC you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 174,256
Posted By Dartman
Don't have a Xbox, don't want a Xbox, and don't...

Don't have a Xbox, don't want a Xbox, and don't want to pay rent for Tivo or pay a bunch extra for a lifetime either.
I finally got the small Samsung media player/cable box working in the other...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 174,256
Posted By Dartman
Yes I get the credit but it still is a net loss...

Yes I get the credit but it still is a net loss for me and how can they charge me for boxes I don't have. I hope the ruling just mentioned above forces them to drop this fee as I pay enough as it is...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,893
Posted By Dartman
I knew that was a long time ago. I fixed my...

I knew that was a long time ago. I fixed my issues by eBaying a couple of Akai Glass GX head machines and they didn't have the issues the old Sony my StepDad gave me to try and playback all those old...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 174,256
Posted By Dartman
Would be nice if some form of cable card could do...

Would be nice if some form of cable card could do the on demand stuff but I spose if they did that everyone would dump their boxes and cost them rental income. They gave me my Motorola box free and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dartman
I got a Sony 42ex440 42" LCD/led set and I was...

I got a Sony 42ex440 42" LCD/led set and I was scared to death it would have crappy black levels and viewing angles. I had a Toshiba 34" cinemas series CRT set I loved but it was heavy and tiny by...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25,901
Views: 2,932,215
Posted By Dartman
Before I got the HD HomeRun Prime and my...

Before I got the HD HomeRun Prime and my networked media players I had a QAM HDTV PC tuner and I'd capture my shows on it, then edit down and burn to AVCHD on DVD and play on my bluray player in the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,020
Posted By Dartman
Well if you have a wired network connection use...

Well if you have a wired network connection use that, then worry about wireless as it ships with old firmware and first thing it does is update itself, which might also fix your wireless issues.
I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 175,861
Posted By Dartman
Well when your done thank them and if you want...

Well when your done thank them and if you want just ask for the retentions number, or call back later and ask for it, that's what I did.
If your happy with your price right now don't bother but I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25,901
Views: 2,932,215
Posted By Dartman
The live probably detects that it's non flagged...

The live probably detects that it's non flagged 16x9 content and displays it properly or you have it setup to do it yourself. When I was using mine I mainly just archived and edited SD TV shows I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 135,651
Posted By Dartman
I think the Aios is pretty much at the end of...

I think the Aios is pretty much at the end of it's life now, they have moved on to the Android based media player things with quad core CPU's and stuff more like a mini tablet/TV/media player thing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 175,861
Posted By Dartman
Well if your already dealing with their...

Well if your already dealing with their incompetence you might want to try and get a better price outa them while your already playing phone tag. Last time I just asked directly for retentions and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-28-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,186
Posted By Dartman
Those channels got moved here in Portland too....

Those channels got moved here in Portland too. Screwed up my HD HomeRun Prime as I had to manually tell WMC to scan the schedules to get the updated channels loaded in. I was trying to catch the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-31-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,020
Posted By Dartman
Mine does the same thing as far as a couple of...

Mine does the same thing as far as a couple of channels not locking in till you go up or down to a working one and come back. I also hope they upgrade their guide to show the year released and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-27-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,990
Views: 290,597
Posted By Dartman
Haven't burned any disks in a while here now. I...

Haven't burned any disks in a while here now. I mostly use one of my networked media players and big internal and external hard drives now. I'll capture a whole season and watch them after I edit...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,020
Posted By Dartman
Well I'd try doing a hard wire to the network if...

Well I'd try doing a hard wire to the network if you can, mine worked on WiFi when I finally remembered the password. HOWEVER, it was very slow and picky about staying working so I used my wired...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,020
Posted By Dartman
The network connection has to be working to get...

The network connection has to be working to get the guide and like said if you skipped entering your zip code it can't get the proper data to pull in your providers guide.
Mine will still...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By Dartman
I vaguely remember watching this a LONG time...

I vaguely remember watching this a LONG time ago. Might have been when we first got cable back in the early 80's. It was a great film at the time and I seem to recall one of them complaining about...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16,092
Views: 2,145,446
Posted By Dartman
Here in Portland they gave me a big DCH 3200 for...

Here in Portland they gave me a big DCH 3200 for free and they still aren't charging me for it. If I could get another for free I'd do it. They are not very sensitive to bad signals and I didn't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 175,861
Posted By Dartman
I have a 4 port gig/WiFi router the main PC's...

I have a 4 port gig/WiFi router the main PC's hook to with the cable modem, then a cable running to a 8 port gig switch, never have a issue and I have the Prime, two media players, and a cable card...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25,901
Views: 2,932,215
Posted By Dartman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mallo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/25200#post_24460607)...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25,901
Views: 2,932,215
Posted By Dartman
Pretty sure like Wajo said once they fix or...

Pretty sure like Wajo said once they fix or replace the unit the warranty is done if you buy the extended. I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean you couldn't buy another one on the replacement you get...
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