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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2012, 01:30 AM
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Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Hi... Every now and then, if I don't use my Xbox...

Hi... Every now and then, if I don't use my Xbox for a long time, or the power flickers, whatever, my receiver will stop sending video to my TV, so I unplug it for a few seconds, then plug it back...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Awesome. Thanks. =)

Awesome. Thanks. =)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
The HDMI cables from the computer itself will be...

The HDMI cables from the computer itself will be video only, coming out of DVI ports. So the whole HDMI-audio thing won't be a problem. That's why I did it the way I did. ... On the computer itself,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Bump again.

Bump again.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-17-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Bump...?

Bump...?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-17-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
The goal is that anything displayed on my...

The goal is that anything displayed on my computer's second monitor in the bedroom, is also on the TV in the living room (hence the HDMI splitter), using the 5.1 system in the living room via the...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
I found the same Microsoft Forums topic you just...

I found the same Microsoft Forums topic you just linked and chalked it up to, "it doesn't work in W7". ... I suppose your method wouldn't be all that bad. My motherboard can certainly utilize both...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Quote:Originally Posted by G-Bull...

Quote:Originally Posted by G-Bull http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21362257)

Doesn't the PC have both 3.5mm and SPDIF outputs? Why not just...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
This is what I was going to use to split the...

This is what I was going to use to split the Toslink:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Is it possible to go from an "S/PDIF out" on my...

Is it possible to go from an "S/PDIF out" on my computer, through an S/PDIF 1-to-2 splitter, and then off of one of the split parts, convert the S/PDIF to 3.5mm cable?

What I want to do is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Quote:Originally Posted by renethx...

Quote:Originally Posted by renethx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21359524)

I don't see any problem.


Good to know I at least understand...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Quote:Originally Posted by renethx...

Quote:Originally Posted by renethx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21359477)

I recommend to set:

- Onboard analog: the default Windows sound...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Using your suggested method, won't I have to...

Using your suggested method, won't I have to tell the computer which audio output to use each time I go back and forth between the living room and bedroom?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Quote:Originally Posted by renethx...

Quote:Originally Posted by renethx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21359353)

So you mean playing games in dual monitor?


No, the second...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Quote:Originally Posted by renethx...

Quote:Originally Posted by renethx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21359306)

Which display are using for gaming?


I have a 46" Samsung TV I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Quote:Originally Posted by renethx...

Quote:Originally Posted by renethx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21359231)

If your receiver supports HDMI audio, then GTX 285 is not a right...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
I thought about it for a bit and came to another...

I thought about it for a bit and came to another possible, perhaps simpler solution? Would this post's attachment work also? Would it work better? Easier than the above? Do audio splitters even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Okay, so I'm moving soon and would like my setup...

Okay, so I'm moving soon and would like my setup to resemble something like what I'm about to describe.

- My computer will be in my bedroom, hooked up primarily to 2 monitors via DVI.

- The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
I drive a 2012 CC... nothing fancy as far as the...

I drive a 2012 CC... nothing fancy as far as the radio goes, just an 8 speaker system that is stock. My old car, a 2009 tC had a 6-speaker system. Whenever I'd stream Pandora, the music sounded...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,901
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
mcantu, thanks. That topic reminded me of Screen...

mcantu, thanks. That topic reminded me of Screen Fit. Couple of pushes on my TV's remote's button "P. Size" set it to Screen Fit and it's now perfect @ 1080p. Thanks a ton, folks....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,901
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
I've googled the problem and no one seems to...

I've googled the problem and no one seems to have a real answer to this annoyance. This is my equipment:

TV: Samsung UN46C6500 ... Pretty new-ish. Native resolution is 1080p.

Receiver: Onkyo...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Ah ha! I fixed it! I left all those screens...

Ah ha! I fixed it!

I left all those screens in my previous post alone. Here's what I did, for future reference for anyone who cares.

1. I plugged the HDMI cable into "IN 5" on the back of my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
This is my setup. I'll break it down very...

This is my setup. I'll break it down very simply.

1. My PC: Inside it, I have a little cable running from the motherboard's SPDIF-out to the video card's SPDIF port. This allows my video card to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
So I hooked up my desktop and all that jazz......

So I hooked up my desktop and all that jazz... Ran the little SPDIF cable from the motherboard to the video card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285), and attached the DVI-HDMI adapter that the card came with....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By TheSteelPhantom
Thanks a ton for the advice and teaching me...

Thanks a ton for the advice and teaching me something I didn't even think was possible, everyone. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif ... I'm pretty computer-literate, but I...
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