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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,469
Posted By spivonious
Shouldn't have any problems with write lifetimes....

Shouldn't have any problems with write lifetimes. I'm running SSD only and wish I had gotten a bit bigger than 64GB. I can record 2.5 hours HD. I have a script that copies the recording to my file...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,939
Posted By spivonious
Stick with a stand-alone player. There are just a...

Stick with a stand-alone player. There are just a ton of hassles with Blu-ray discs on a PC, not to mention that the playback software costs as much as a decent stand-alone player.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
^ Good idea, I'll try that out tonight. It makes...

^ Good idea, I'll try that out tonight. It makes sense as 96.9 is about half of the 192-198 of VHF 10.

96.1 FM is pretty strong too, and right in the channel 10 range as well.

I thought the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-27-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
Okay, got everything installed in the attic on...

Okay, got everything installed in the attic on Saturday.

#1: PVC Conduit is measured by the inside diameter, and PVC conduit clamps are measured by the outside diameter. This helped fulfill the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-20-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
I ended up finding it on...

I ended up finding it on cablesatellitesupply.com for $3 shipped. Hopefully it's real. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
Wow, I'm slow to act on things. I'm putting...

Wow, I'm slow to act on things.

I'm putting together things to buy and found the amp and antenna much cheaper on Amazon (where I also get free shipping from my Prime membership). I can't seem...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
@pamajestic : thanks. I was afraid Baltimore...

@pamajestic : thanks. I was afraid Baltimore would be out-of-reach. I imagine you pick themup just fine out in Gettysburg. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif It is worth pointing out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,200
Views: 587,009
Posted By spivonious
http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gi...

http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Yes, I do see it's the same price point as the 1610. It's just a shame that those extra connections are dropped over time. Pretty soon,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
Back again for some advice. 27 seems to have...

Back again for some advice. 27 seems to have gotten a little worse lately, getting a bit spotty even in clear weather. All of the other locals (8, 15, 21, 33, 43, 49) are fine.

I'm thinking about...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,200
Views: 587,009
Posted By spivonious
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jdsmoothie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1153086/official-denon-avr-1610-590-owners-thread/5150_50#post_24455457)

The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By spivonious
Antennas don't go bad, but connections do come...

Antennas don't go bad, but connections do come lose, and wires do deteriorate, especially when left out in the weather. Leaves would cause an issue too, but then you'd notice reception improving in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-05-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By spivonious
Are you viewing through the Netflix webpage, or...

Are you viewing through the Netflix webpage, or through the Windows 8 app? The webpage doesn't do HD, at least not the last time I used it. The Windows 8 app is able to do 1080p and 5.1 audio.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-03-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
I ended up building the "mclapp 4 bay" design...

I ended up building the "mclapp 4 bay" design with some steel hangers and putting it in the attic. After playing with the aim for a bit, I'm getting all channels reliability except for WHTM. It's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-29-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By spivonious
A 1080p TV screen has 1920x1080, or 2,073,600...

A 1080p TV screen has 1920x1080, or 2,073,600 pixels. It doesn't matter how big the screen is. Bigger screens have bigger pixels and/or more space between pixels.

If the screen had more than...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 121,759
Posted By spivonious
Just wanted to bump up this thread. Comcast will...

Just wanted to bump up this thread. Comcast will be encrypting the full basic lineup on October 23rd.

Not wanting to buy a CableCard tuner for my HTPC, I'll be dropping TV service altogether and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By spivonious
Going to try this when I get home tonight. ...

Going to try this when I get home tonight.
Quote:w. Volume drops randomly from AT&T U-verse box: Setting Audyssey Dynamic Vol to OFF for the AT&T U-Verse source input should resolve this issue,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By spivonious
Exact same problem over here. TV: Panasonic...

Exact same problem over here.

TV: Panasonic TC-P50S2
AVR: Denon AVR-1610
HTPC: i3 3220/HD 2500 graphics

It definitely seems like an issue with Denon. I've tried all playback formats and the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 35,471
Posted By spivonious
Changing the delay on the loudness didn't help. ...

Changing the delay on the loudness didn't help.

Assassin, have you had any issues with your Ivy Bridge systems?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 35,471
Posted By spivonious
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by assassin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1407042/official-ivy-bridge-for-htpcs-thread/200_50#post_23105382)

My FAQ is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 35,471
Posted By spivonious
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by babgvant http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1407042/official-ivy-bridge-for-htpcs-thread/200_50#post_23103452)



Check the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 35,471
Posted By spivonious
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by assassin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1407042/official-ivy-bridge-for-htpcs-thread/200_50#post_23103449)

I think I have the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 35,471
Posted By spivonious
I recently upgraded my HTPC to an Ivy Bridge i3...

I recently upgraded my HTPC to an Ivy Bridge i3 and have a strange problem with audio. Everything bitstreams fine( DD, DD+, DTS, DD HD, DTS MA), but if I'm sending just a regular old PCM stream,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By spivonious
Wow, I guess I'm in the minority, but I like...

Wow, I guess I'm in the minority, but I like Windows 8. Start screen works well with the remote, and resource usage is very low. Storage Spaces is in use on the file server. Metro Netflix gives me...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By spivonious
In case anyone finds this thread in the future,...

In case anyone finds this thread in the future, I've got this fixed. I had to install the latest drivers from Intel's site instead of Biostar's (my motherboard maker). I finally have the blue light...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,436
Posted By spivonious
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by djtoodles http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462095/windows-drive-pooling/0_50#post_23067687)

You sure about that? It will work...
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