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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-28-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By pittsoccer33
definitely test your cable before you start...

definitely test your cable before you start cutting up walls and zip tying things. you want to make sure you dont have any hdmi handshake issues between your source devices, receiver, and projector.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-28-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By pittsoccer33
Any interest in a Pittsburgh area meet up?

I'm a new first time homeowner and was fortunate enough to be able to set up a fun media room and bar in my basement.

I'd love to meet some others into the hobby from the area and swap stories...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-28-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By pittsoccer33
how are mirrors like that typically attached to a...

how are mirrors like that typically attached to a wall?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 810
Posted By pittsoccer33
I agree with everything you said. As long as it...

I agree with everything you said. As long as it continues to get guide data and work with extenders I still see it as the premier whole home tv solution for a diy'r.

But as new features and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By pittsoccer33
Just curious what makes you say that? I've only...

Just curious what makes you say that? I've only used Windows 8 a little bit on a Surface RT, but it at least has apps for streaming providers, just like a smart tv.

Everything like that in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 810
Posted By pittsoccer33
Man this is sad to read. I've been using WMC to...

Man this is sad to read. I've been using WMC to record since 2007. I've been fortunate, especially in the last 3 years that I've had my current HTPC, to never encounter the kinds of problems many...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By pittsoccer33
I haven't updated my Shark007 installation since...

I haven't updated my Shark007 installation since early 2012, before he split out basic and advanced. I think the basic would work for most people (it uses LAV, whereas I need ffdshow in my living...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By pittsoccer33
Redmere is a technology built into some of...

Redmere is a technology built into some of Monoprices cables that attempts to strengthen the signal from the source to the display.

I have a 40ft "cabernet" series running from my av rack to my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By pittsoccer33
It sounds like a bad hdmi handshake. When...

It sounds like a bad hdmi handshake.

When I hung my living room tv on the wall I ordered some longer HDMI cords from Amazon Essentials. They were thinner too.

Thats when my trouble started. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By pittsoccer33
Most receivers have a standby/passthrough option...

Most receivers have a standby/passthrough option that will allow you to send both audio and video through to the television when the receiver is in a standby mode.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,609
Views: 435,384
Posted By pittsoccer33
I've pretty much come to the conclusion all the...

I've pretty much come to the conclusion all the sub channels (except MeTV - I like recording old movies on Svengoolie) are junk. They mostly all distort the aspect ratios and the bitrates are way...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-25-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By pittsoccer33
Here was my solution. I wouldn't use a power...

Here was my solution. I wouldn't use a power bridge - I'd just stick another outlet on the wall. But we didnt really want to have an outlet hanging out in the middle of one wall, so this was a good...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,677
Posted By pittsoccer33
Even many silent films were meant to be...

Even many silent films were meant to be accompanied by live music.

When a movie is well put together the two happen in concert and you don't even realize it. A well constructed shot can make you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,661
Posted By pittsoccer33
My speculation is that the cloud based DRM key is...

My speculation is that the cloud based DRM key is a cheap way to appease cable labs. That prevents the system from being compromised if someone hacks the key.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11,681
Views: 1,600,095
Posted By pittsoccer33
A few posters figured out how to load some code...

A few posters figured out how to load some code onto these tvs to reset the hours, thus resetting the black level to the way it was brand new.

Audiodane manufactured a simple device to plug into...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,661
Posted By pittsoccer33
What other companies communicate their...

What other companies communicate their development plans? Why would they? What does a company have to gain by discussing the potential capabilities of an unfinished product?

Apple isn't talking...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By pittsoccer33
you need a device that can output a 24hz signal. ...

you need a device that can output a 24hz signal. I know the 360 can't do it, and I would be a bit surprised if the Sony consoles can.

For 24p in Windows Media Center I use a remote hotkey, since...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-21-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By pittsoccer33
the prevailing advice most people on the forum...

the prevailing advice most people on the forum will give you is to buy separate components:

-a bluray disc player
-a receiver capable of 4K with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2
-5 (or 7, or 9, etc)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,661
Posted By pittsoccer33
I've been all WMC all the time for about 5 years...

I've been all WMC all the time for about 5 years now. I installed OpenElec on the pc connected to my projector (theres a 360 there too). So I use the 360 to pull up recordings and use the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 19,484
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think Kodi 15.1 implemented the version of...

I think Kodi 15.1 implemented the version of FFMPEG that does DTS-MA decoding. Has anyone seen/tried it?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,661
Posted By pittsoccer33
Whats your reason for doing this, app support? ...

Whats your reason for doing this, app support? Without WMC I see a Linux/Android future for me.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,661
Posted By pittsoccer33
This software is free, right? So the expense to...

This software is free, right? So the expense to deal with patent licensing a grid guide, DRM, and what not is just beyond what they are trying to accomplish, which is to sell more tuners.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 21,661
Posted By pittsoccer33
Cablelabs must not trust them, so theyre...

Cablelabs must not trust them, so theyre instituting a way to pull the plug on a copy once recording if the DRM is compromised. Am I reading that right?

Novel solution, one that shouldn't affect...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-20-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By pittsoccer33
I tided some things up ahead of our first party. ...

I tided some things up ahead of our first party.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=897434&d=1440070625

Last item is being delivered today - a kegerator!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-19-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By pittsoccer33
what exactly do you mean by a "home cinema?" a...

what exactly do you mean by a "home cinema?" a home theater in a box set? if so thats what you need to connect your computer to with an HDMI cord. if it doesnt have an hdmi cord you will need a...
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