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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-11-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,824
Posted By dbfreq
I was at CES for a day this year, primarily to...

I was at CES for a day this year, primarily to hear the new Wisdom Audio LS4's (which did not disappoint).

We took a quick run through the main show floor. We missed Sony completely, but did see...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-31-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,374
Posted By dbfreq
I've been waiting for Plex 0.9 for many, many...

I've been waiting for Plex 0.9 for many, many months, as most of you have. Problem is, I haven't been using Plex 8.5, so, my media isn't necessarily in the most Plex-friendly format.

My movies...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43,094
Views: 3,648,443
Posted By dbfreq
Hi, Anthem used to include an Excel file...

Hi,

Anthem used to include an Excel file describing the RS-232 protocol in the software download. It's not included with the 2.08 software and I don't see it on the redesigned site.

Does...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-14-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 63,733
Posted By dbfreq
Quote:Originally Posted by Millicurie999...

Quote:Originally Posted by Millicurie999 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17927528)


My question is: Does anybody know of an IR universal remote...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-22-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,026
Posted By dbfreq
Once you've treated the rooms, you might...

Once you've treated the rooms, you might consider using a PC to do the measurements and a Mac-based convolver to implement them:

http://www.acourate.com/

http://www.juicehifi.com/index.html
...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 923
Posted By dbfreq
Hi, Does anyone know of a largish (19" +)...

Hi,

Does anyone know of a largish (19" +) capacitive touchscreen that's Mac OS X compatible / has Mac drivers? I'd assume that touches would be relayed over USB.

I've seen mention of an...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-22-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dbfreq
I think GraceNote has a separate product name...

I think GraceNote has a separate product name for their movie and TV metadata services (not CDDB). The page listing their products is down at the moment.

Real's DVD ripper used GraceNote's movie...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dbfreq
@chefklc -- yep, you got it. Perian states...

@chefklc -- yep, you got it.

Perian states that it supports .mkv here (http://perian.org/#detail).

There's a ticket about .mkv support in QuickTime X here (http://trac.perian.org/ticket/441)....
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-22-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dbfreq
Quote:Originally Posted by Ted Todorov...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ted Todorov http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17226460)

Yes they are. VIDEO_TS is a folder containing video files...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-22-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dbfreq
Quote:Originally Posted by Ted Todorov...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ted Todorov http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17224446)

There is no way to transcode one type of lossy compression into...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-22-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dbfreq
Thanks for the replies. I've used RipIt App...

Thanks for the replies.

I've used RipIt App before and like it. BUT, I really need to get these files into iTunes to get the metadata in the iTunes library as part of a larger programming...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-21-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dbfreq
I'm looking for a way to get 1:1 archives of...

I'm looking for a way to get 1:1 archives of DVDs into iTunes. My goals, in order of importance, are:

1. video quality the equivalent of the original DVD
2. 5.1-channel audio, where it exists on...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   07-28-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,545
Posted By dbfreq
Quote:Originally Posted by Russ Younger...

Quote:Originally Posted by Russ Younger http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16903617)

I also have been able to play these mkv files without any...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   07-11-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,351
Posted By dbfreq
I bought a Drobo Pro and couldn't be happier. I...

I bought a Drobo Pro and couldn't be happier. I was concerned about the speed and the noise, but it's been quiet and fast (just using FW800 at the moment). No, it's not exactly backup, but with two...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-26-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,351
Posted By dbfreq
How much noise does the Drobo Pro make? Is it...

How much noise does the Drobo Pro make? Is it something that needs to be kept buried in a closet? Are you using iSCI? If so, long does it take to rip directly to the Drobo?

Thanks.

Brad
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-19-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,906
Posted By dbfreq
My AppleTV locks up while it's Accessing...

My AppleTV locks up while it's

Accessing iTunes Store...

This happens about every other time or every third time I try to buy a show. I have to unplug it and plug it back it in to get it to...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-02-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,351
Posted By dbfreq
Can anyone here comment on the amount of noise...

Can anyone here comment on the amount of noise produced by the Drobo Pro?
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-28-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,629
Posted By dbfreq
I'm already using the mini-DVI port of my new...

I'm already using the mini-DVI port of my new Mini, which is going to a display, mounted in my rack. Right now, it's just used to control iTunes. Eventually, I'd like to get the miniDP to HDMI and...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-22-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 63,733
Posted By dbfreq
Quote:Originally Posted by Ted Todorov...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ted Todorov http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16092716)

... all it takes is for ONE capable competitor who cares ONLY...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-22-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 63,733
Posted By dbfreq
Well, there are different levels of control... ...

Well, there are different levels of control...

RS-232, as a control protocol for A/V gear, is far from obsolete. We encourage people to spend extra to get the (insert A/V piece here) with RS-232....
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 63,733
Posted By dbfreq
I am a Crestron programmer, I've done AMX, and...

I am a Crestron programmer, I've done AMX, and I've also written code for my iPod Touch (and Macs) to talk to an Aurora Multimedia WACI, an AMX controller and a Crestron controller. The program...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-18-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 63,733
Posted By dbfreq
Crestron released the first version of their...

Crestron released the first version of their iPhone app today. From what I've been reading, it's still got some "issues", some of which are fairly serious. In a couple of months, though, it should...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-17-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 63,733
Posted By dbfreq
Don't hardware devices need to attach to the...

Don't hardware devices need to attach to the bottom port of the iPhone / Touch? That's going to make things a little awkward... Either the user will have to hold the device upside-down or something...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-13-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 43,094
Views: 3,648,443
Posted By dbfreq
Quote:Originally Posted by ASW...

Quote:Originally Posted by ASW http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16032847)

I control my D2 with RS-232 using an RTI T-4 with virtually all of my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-13-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 43,094
Views: 3,648,443
Posted By dbfreq
Is anyone using RS-232 to control their D2? The...

Is anyone using RS-232 to control their D2? The feedback for sources c - j (DVD2 - 4, TV2 - 4 and Sat2) is garbage. It's a known bug in the 1.33 firmware (it was fixed for the D2v). It should be...
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