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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By qz3fwd
Well, the OP did specifically ask about a...

Well, the OP did specifically ask about a standalone BD player versus a HTPC, so you can assume that his/her primary interest is in playing back blu ray and dvd discs and other HTPC uses is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 05:47 PM
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Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
True-I would be suprised though if it did not...

True-I would be suprised though if it did not have samba already. They would have had to go out of their way to remove it I am pretty sure.
Hopefully some ingenious hacker here will figure this out,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 73
Posted By qz3fwd
hen HDMI first came out compatability was...

hen HDMI first came out compatability was horrible and as I recall the HDMI consortium had to scramble to put together compatability tests in a hurry as consumer frustration became apparent and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 12:37 AM
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Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
Nevermind. Rovi guide data is free for an...

Nevermind. Rovi guide data is free for an undetermined period.....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
Ordered a 1TB DVR+ & CM wifi dongle tonight and...

Ordered a 1TB DVR+ & CM wifi dongle tonight and should have it wednesday.
Exciting to see how it works.
Lets hope they DO introduce DVR capabilities with the Sling service.
How can you get...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 73
Posted By qz3fwd
And they liquidated their stock of brand new...

And they liquidated their stock of brand new units they used for service replacements back around 2010. I knew the guy who grabbed them and sold them on ebay and i bought 2 new 5u's from...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-28-2015, 03:40 PM
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Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
I am really tempted to pick up a 1TB version....

I am really tempted to pick up a 1TB version. Maybe later tonight I will order. I know it is not a great deal but they dont seem to feel the need to discount this version, I hate extra blocks...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-28-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 5,430
Posted By qz3fwd
Fortunately the actions of the "greedy"...

Fortunately the actions of the "greedy" corporations has been exposed in a very public way in various events and this constant monetization optimization has fed up people and provided the popular...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-28-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
Yes-internal HDD version was/is my interest.

Yes-internal HDD version was/is my interest.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By qz3fwd
Save yourself a ton of headache and cost and just...

Save yourself a ton of headache and cost and just pick up a dedicated bluray player.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By qz3fwd
CBS formula repeated for what like 15 years...

CBS formula repeated for what like 15 years now.....
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,580
Posted By qz3fwd
Last night was a good episode. enjoying this...

Last night was a good episode. enjoying this series and it is one of those with a continuing story arc instead of the monster/crime of the week procedural holly wood normally produces.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,862
Posted By qz3fwd
Brother Michael is pretty evil....

Brother Michael is pretty evil....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-28-2015, 01:45 PM
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Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
Does anyone know if this DVR runs a linux flavor...

Does anyone know if this DVR runs a linux flavor and has anyone tried gaining root access to enable SMB access to the recordings and metadata partition?
This would be really usefull for the 1TB...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
How many streaming services are you aware of...

How many streaming services are you aware of which are not encrypted?
I thought pretty much all are encrypted nowadays but I could be wrong and hope that I am.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
Unless the content owners require them to do so....

Unless the content owners require them to do so. You know how paranoid the content owners are.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 340,845
Posted By qz3fwd
Surely you are wrong-rather Alexandria is goint...

Surely you are wrong-rather Alexandria is goint to turn out to be an open/transparent/welcoming new home for them with individual white picket fenced homes for each member, fresh warm apple pies, and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 518,034
Posted By qz3fwd
SlingTV is not for me considering the channel...

SlingTV is not for me considering the channel lineup (currently) and price. About the only channel is AMC and maybe Disney, but the $20 is way too high considering the channel offerings.
It is good...
Forum: Video Source Items   02-23-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By qz3fwd
ebay - has them pretty often. I picked up 3...

ebay - has them pretty often.
I picked up 3 still brand new units a 2-3 years ago from a guy in las vegas off craigslist.
It was from some casino/resort development which died due to the financial...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-22-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,862
Posted By qz3fwd
1-next season it will be in a remote under water...

1-next season it will be in a remote under water facility deep in the pacific ocean-like abyss/leviathan......
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-22-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,862
Posted By qz3fwd
I enjoy this season more than season 1. How many...

I enjoy this season more than season 1. How many seasons could we take stuck on an remote/isolated arctic base?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 448
Posted By qz3fwd
A laptop would be a poor choice for a HTPC and...

A laptop would be a poor choice for a HTPC and the use % time you are on a UPS during a blackout is irrelevant for 99.99% of the population in the US-presuming you live in the US, and anyways you are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 448
Posted By qz3fwd
You can never have enough RAM or Storage. I...

You can never have enough RAM or Storage.
I personally would not consider less than 16GB, and run minimum 24GB.
DDR3 RAM is cheap, maybe not so much for inflated DDR4 nowadays, but the whole point...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By qz3fwd
I think amazon still sells in canada :P ...

I think amazon still sells in canada :P
Seriously though if you want a legitimate collection your gonna have to buy and rip versus the pirate route where you download your collection and possibly...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-21-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,174
Posted By qz3fwd
None of the cable companies have "analog HD"-all...

None of the cable companies have "analog HD"-all HD channels are digital.
It essentially boils down to a Tivo for cable-which does not fit your needs.
You could pick up a used Moxi from ebay and...
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