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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By captain_video
I installed an app that blocks all Win 10 updates...

I installed an app that blocks all Win 10 updates and nag messages on all of my Win 7 PCs. So far it seems to work quite well.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By captain_video
I only install security updates on my HTPCs. If...

I only install security updates on my HTPCs. If it ain't broke...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
Probably with this: ...

Probably with this:

http://bigscreenglobal.com/bgproduct.aspx?PID=BSEV1

There was a method available long before EPG123 came about, but it was far more complicated. Schedules Direct also did...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
I'm aware of that. I paid for an additional four...

I'm aware of that. I paid for an additional four years of guide data at $25/year for a total investment of $160. Problem is, without a grid guide I won't ever use it. Besides, now that I use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
I did some research based on what you guys said...

I did some research based on what you guys said about the Rovi patents and it seems that they hold something like 1500 related patents. Apparently Netflix beat them in court on five different counts...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
OK, that makes sense. If Rovi does actually hold...

OK, that makes sense. If Rovi does actually hold a patent on a grid-style guide than that was a genius move on their part.

I won't use the DVR app unless it has a grid guide so we're on the same...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
Paid to who? I can't imagine that anyone holds a...

Paid to who? I can't imagine that anyone holds a copyright on a grid-style program guide. If they did it's probably in the public domain by now. Grid guides have been in use for over 30 years, if...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
I do recall reading about that in the early days...

I do recall reading about that in the early days of the Kickstarter campaign. I can't see how any lawsuit regarding the use of a grid-style guide could possibly hold any merit since everyone else...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,050
Posted By captain_video
Because a "silly grid" is what we're used to...

Because a "silly grid" is what we're used to seeing and allows a much easier way to find a program on any given channel. For example, I like to record rock concerts on occasion so I'll browse...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By captain_video
Yes, you can definitely download the SD software...

Yes, you can definitely download the SD software on another PC and then transfer it over. Just copy the files to a flash drive and run it from there. It sounds like you've either got problems with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By captain_video
I'm not sure where you got the idea that...

I'm not sure where you got the idea that SiliconDust tuners require a WiFi network because that is completely false. Hardwired is always better.

1. Did you install the HDHomeRun software prior...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-13-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By captain_video
Hauppage requires a special utility to uninstall...

Hauppage requires a special utility to uninstall their drivers. It's included on the driver install disk. You'll have problems if you don't uninstall their drivers correctly before attempting to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By captain_video
What's the layout of your house? Rancher, split...

What's the layout of your house? Rancher, split level, 2-story colonial? Do you have a finished basement? If so, what kind of ceiling?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By captain_video
If you've already got cable or satellite TV then...

If you've already got cable or satellite TV then you already have the wiring infrastructure in place. It won't cost you anything to have FIOS installed. They just run the fiber line to your house...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By captain_video
Who's your cable provider? Verizon FIOS sent out...

Who's your cable provider? Verizon FIOS sent out an update over a year ago that rendered the ATI cablecard tuners useless on their system.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By captain_video
Win7 + WMC + EPG123 = DVR perfection and no...

Win7 + WMC + EPG123 = DVR perfection and no crappy Rovi guide data

Win8 + WMC + EPG123 is almost the same except you pay much more to get less functionality and compatibility as Win 7 (i.e., only...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,286
Posted By captain_video
Mine is up to 67 TB (usable) and counting. I've...

Mine is up to 67 TB (usable) and counting. I've still got 4 or 5 4TB drives waiting to replace some older 1.5TB units. :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,286
Posted By captain_video
I just use a single parity drive in my unRAID...

I just use a single parity drive in my unRAID setup, but I believe the latest beta provides support for two parity disks. I use my server primarily for media that can easily be replaced so backup...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,286
Posted By captain_video
The infamous Backblaze report has received much...

The infamous Backblaze report has received much criticism for being flawed and highly inaccurate. I don't recall the exact reasons why the results were said to be bad, but I suspect it was due to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,286
Posted By captain_video
Thanks, I won't. ;) Reviews on Amazon and Newegg...

Thanks, I won't. ;) Reviews on Amazon and Newegg are mostly negative regardless of the product and should be taken in context and not as gospel. Most users don't post positive reviews because they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,286
Posted By captain_video
That 3TB model is well known to have a high...

That 3TB model is well known to have a high failure rate even though I've used quite a few of them over the years and only had one failure. I've still got several of them in use and they've been...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 510
Posted By captain_video
WMC works fine with either tuners. I suspect the...

WMC works fine with either tuners. I suspect the other apps will work with them, but not for protected content. WMC is the only DVR app that allows you to view or record protected content (i.e.,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 510
Posted By captain_video
The choice of tuner all depends on how you have...

The choice of tuner all depends on how you have your home configured. If you have a standalone HTPC that does all of the recording chores then any of the Ceton tuners are perfectly fine. The HDHR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 510
Posted By captain_video
Highly doubtful considering you can get a 3-tuner...

Highly doubtful considering you can get a 3-tuner HDHR Prime or a 6-tuner InfiniTV6 pretty cheap. I'm on FIOS and one of the upgrades they did on their system a couple of years ago rendered the ATI...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,203
Posted By captain_video
I've got my preamp/processor plugged into a power...

I've got my preamp/processor plugged into a power conditioner. My HTPC is plugged into a separate UPS with voltage regulation and filtering. The TV is plugged into a TrippLite line conditioner and...
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