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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By blueiedgod
Our HTPC has access to 12 tuners (6x CableCARD...

Our HTPC has access to 12 tuners (6x CableCARD and 6X ATSC/OTA) and none of them are in the HTPC. :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,279
Posted By blueiedgod
I don't think they are sold at Walmart. But,...

I don't think they are sold at Walmart. But, TigerDirect has them, as well as NCIX, I believe.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By blueiedgod
With your proposed set up all 3 rooms will be...

With your proposed set up all 3 rooms will be viewing the same content. There is no way to differentiate between the rooms. Which is fine if you live alone, and just want a "change of scenery" as you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 329
Posted By blueiedgod
SSD's are really cheap. There are a ton of them...

SSD's are really cheap. There are a ton of them for $50 or less.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 643
Posted By blueiedgod
And how do you control browser with a remote?

And how do you control browser with a remote?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 68,561
Posted By blueiedgod
:eek: indeed. I did that for a a little over a...

:eek: indeed. I did that for a a little over a year, commuting from Stamford, CT to Wayne, NJ.

No thank you!

Ceton ETH is the least of your problems, my friend.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-23-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By blueiedgod
Any Windows 7 PC with a CableCRAD tuner (like the...

Any Windows 7 PC with a CableCRAD tuner (like the ATI, which is a single tuner and obsolete) will decrypt encrypted cable, and output to a TV or a network location.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By blueiedgod
I have Denon and the easiest solution was to use...

I have Denon and the easiest solution was to use Optical to connect to the HTPC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 366
Posted By blueiedgod
1) Universal Healthcare is funded by the VAT,...

1) Universal Healthcare is funded by the VAT, which is 30%. Hence all of your prices are 30% higher. i.e. there is no free healthcare.

2) Exchange rate - Canadian dollar dropped to like CA$0.80...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By blueiedgod
I think you need to spend $500 or more for a...

I think you need to spend $500 or more for a Video Card to be compatible with your Samsung LED TV, because the general rule is that video card has to be 50% of the TV retail price to work properly. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 68,561
Posted By blueiedgod
I don't know if the issue was the function of the...

I don't know if the issue was the function of the aging NIC (everything else is working fine) or the fact that it is Realtek chip (once again, everything else is working fine).

We rely on the NIC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 68,561
Posted By blueiedgod
Recently my ETH, after a year of faithful service...

Recently my ETH, after a year of faithful service developed an issue where it would lose WDM pairing, which would result in "No TV signal" in WMC.

The ETH it self would reboot, but it required...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-10-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By blueiedgod
It is pretty much given that you need a hardware...

It is pretty much given that you need a hardware device to interact between the coax cable and the software DVR.

ClearQAM is no more in the US. You need CableCARD to pick up ANY cableTV channels....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By blueiedgod
Awesome! :d

Awesome! :d
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By blueiedgod
I was running with zero expansion cards until my...

I was running with zero expansion cards until my NIC started giving me problems. Just installed Intel NIC.

Everything else is either on board or on the network:

Network: 12 tuners, 30TB...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-09-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By blueiedgod
Windows 7 has a built in DVR that is FREE to use....

Windows 7 has a built in DVR that is FREE to use.

It will descramble encrypted cable without the need to rent a Cablebox from the provider. It can do up to 6 channels at once, and will distribute...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-06-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By blueiedgod
Run the Ethernet cable in the walls for higher...

Run the Ethernet cable in the walls for higher WAF.

You can get the keystone jacks and wall plates at the Home Depot for next to nothing. All you have to to do is fish the wire through the hollow...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-04-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By blueiedgod
Good call. Didn't think of it. Regardless, then...

Good call. Didn't think of it. Regardless, then answer is either in the TV manual or the DVR manual.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By blueiedgod
Read the TV manual. CC should be implemented by...

Read the TV manual. CC should be implemented by the TV, not the DVR.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,257
Posted By blueiedgod
That's the problem with most boxed NASes, except...

That's the problem with most boxed NASes, except for maybe very expensive Drobo.

I have a couple of the Lenovo/Iomega 4 drive units and a 4 drive Buffalo unit, all running RAID5 with 3TB drives....
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-23-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By blueiedgod
Just to add to your list of higher picture...

Just to add to your list of higher picture quality sources, Over The Air (Antenna) TV provides some of the best picture quality.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 611
Posted By blueiedgod
That is why it is a recommendation and not a...

That is why it is a recommendation and not a rule. :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 611
Posted By blueiedgod
The recommendation to get 2x ETH's is probably...

The recommendation to get 2x ETH's is probably from the general rule of thumb for uninterrupted end user experience is to have twice as many tuners as you have TV's. In your case it would be 10,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 611
Posted By blueiedgod
The way you have yours set up, you are not using...

The way you have yours set up, you are not using WMC dynamic tuner pooling feature, but rather relying on Ceton, partially, because you actually assigned some of the tuners statically.

ETH is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 611
Posted By blueiedgod
When Windows Media Center does a very good job of...

When Windows Media Center does a very good job of managing tuners dynamically, why would you go out of your way to not use it?

In WMC, if more than 1 TV's tune into the same program (or program...
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