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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By captain_video
If you go with the Home Edition of Win 7, make...

If you go with the Home Edition of Win 7, make sure it's Home Premium and not Basic. Basic is the only version that doesn't include WMC, IIRC.

As for an all-in-one solution, I can't speak to the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By captain_video
I play a lot of videos from torrents and the...

I play a lot of videos from torrents and the audio synch can be all over the place. XBMC/Kodi has an option that allows you to adjust the audio sync on the fly. I just adjust the slider until the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-09-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,929
Posted By captain_video
I believe the multiple recording capability is...

I believe the multiple recording capability is also available in MythTV when you're tuned to the same carrier frequency. Transponders only apply to satellite TV. ;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-08-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,929
Posted By captain_video
That's the beauty of a HTPC vs. a fixed platform...

That's the beauty of a HTPC vs. a fixed platform like Tivo. You can add as many tuners as you want. Tuners are also fairly inexpensive and will pay for themselves over the long haul vs. renting...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-07-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,929
Posted By captain_video
I've always padded my recordings 10 minutes...

I've always padded my recordings 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after in WMC. Just set the recording defaults and you're good to go. Windows Updates can be turned off so you don't have to deal...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-06-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,929
Posted By captain_video
It was posted here in another thread. The thread...

It was posted here in another thread. The thread linked to this article:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-10-Will-Launch-in-Several-New-Versions-Leak-Suggests-475967.shtml

I believe...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-06-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,929
Posted By captain_video
I haven't pursued other options lately as I've...

I haven't pursued other options lately as I've been busy with other things. Now that it looks like Windows 10 will support WMC, I probably won't look any further at this point. My main concern was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By captain_video
And I have four of them in my server that have...

And I have four of them in my server that have been running fine. I believe most of them were pulled from external enclosures and installed in my server. 13 out of 24 drives in my server are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By captain_video
Ulead DVD Movie Factory can author Blu-Rays,...

Ulead DVD Movie Factory can author Blu-Rays, IIRC. Just google Blu-Ray authoring software and I'm sure you'll find lots of options.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By captain_video
I've been using Seagate drives in my server for...

I've been using Seagate drives in my server for years with no problems. All makes and models of drives can be problematic at one time or another. I wouldn't avoid a particular brand based on a bad...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By captain_video
Start by looking here: ...

Start by looking here:

http://www.assassinserver.com/

I have personally been using unRAID for about 7 years and it's been rock solid and extremely reliable. You can use just about any PC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-02-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By captain_video
You only need the optical drive to boot from the...

You only need the optical drive to boot from the Rescue Disk. If you can create a bootable USB thumb drive with the Rescue Disk image then you won't need an optical drive. Portable USB optical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-02-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By captain_video
Doing any sort of cloning on a laptop is a PITA...

Doing any sort of cloning on a laptop is a PITA due to the fact that most of them can only accommodate a single drive. External USB drive bays work well for this purpose. Either method on a laptop...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-01-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By captain_video
Well, when you get right down to it, there's not...

Well, when you get right down to it, there's not much difference between the two. It's just two slightly different methods to achieve the same end. Both require a working hard drive and an optical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-01-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By captain_video
Which is easier, WMC Backup or the link you...

Which is easier, WMC Backup or the link you posted? The nice thing about using Windows Backup instead of some cloning software is that you can create a backup image of a working system that you can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By captain_video
If you're cloning the Windows 7 disk all you need...

If you're cloning the Windows 7 disk all you need to do is run Windows Backup and create a backup image. You'll need another drive to write the backup image to since it shouldn't be on the disk you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By captain_video
That is entirely dependent on the capture device...

That is entirely dependent on the capture device (A/D converter) and software used. A standalone DVD recorder isn't necessarily going to have a better A/D converter than a quality capture device for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By captain_video
While using a DVD recorder is certainly one...

While using a DVD recorder is certainly one viable method, there's absolutely nothing wrong with using a PC to transfer your home movies on VHS. I transferred all of my VHS and S-VHS tapes to my PC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By captain_video
Uninstall the current add-on via the System ->...

Uninstall the current add-on via the System -> Settings - Add-Ons in Kodi. Then go to Video -> Add-Ons -> Get More and install the latest version dated 3-25-2015. It should fix the guide issue. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By captain_video
Yes. I don't recall ever using HDHR View until...

Yes. I don't recall ever using HDHR View until you asked about it so I never knew it had guide listings. What's funny is that it looks just like it's supposed to in Kodi so that begs the question,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By captain_video
I install updates, but only the ones I choose to...

I install updates, but only the ones I choose to install. I have it set to download the updates but let me pick which ones get installed. I rarely install them right away so I usually find out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By captain_video
Both OTA and FIOS. Latest beta firmware...

Both OTA and FIOS. Latest beta firmware installed on all four HDHRs (three Dual/Connects and one Prime) and latest beta HDHR software installed on HTPC. I even uninstalled the HDHR add-on and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By captain_video
My tuners are all on the same network as all of...

My tuners are all on the same network as all of my HTPCs and desktop PCs that have internet access so I can only assume that they also have access.

I can access the channel listing in the manner...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By captain_video
I tried what you indicated and it doesn't work...

I tried what you indicated and it doesn't work the same for me. I also do not have guide data in Kodi, but it does provide the channel listings, but with no descriptions. If I hit the Guide button...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 67,917
Posted By captain_video
Here's my philosophy on tuner types: I've...

Here's my philosophy on tuner types:

I've used numerous USB tuners over the years and had problems with every one of them. I've learned to avoid them altogether. If space is a major...
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