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Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   08-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,062
Posted By blueroom
Windows 7 media center and an Hauppauge HVR-2250...

Windows 7 media center and an Hauppauge HVR-2250 + eHome compatible IR receiver.

Works great, no fees, supports XBOX 360 extenders.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-09-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,121
Posted By blueroom
$99 ATV2 & AirPlay.

$99 ATV2 & AirPlay.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By blueroom
If you're starting from scratch the new AMD APUs...

If you're starting from scratch the new AMD APUs have a decent built in GPU. The 65W series is fairly quiet. e.g. A6-3500
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-04-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 86,695
Posted By blueroom
I would have figured they'd have runflat and/or...

I would have figured they'd have runflat and/or self sealing tires in 2165.

They seemed to have shoved lots of stuff through that portal, and a large supply of bullets.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,661
Views: 743,217
Posted By blueroom
Is there a plug in or simple way to switch the...

Is there a plug in or simple way to switch the audio output from HDMI to SPDIF (and vice versa) from within WMC7?
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-29-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 86,695
Posted By blueroom
I figure that the future at the start of the...

I figure that the future at the start of the show is the result screwed up timeline and the sixers figured that out and are trying to make it right. The probe was deliberately destroyed so was never...
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By blueroom
Solitaire, Pong and ET for the Atari 2600.

Solitaire, Pong and ET for the Atari 2600.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-18-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By blueroom
Quote: Originally Posted by Steve S...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve S http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=426af42ba69004997d6f69d8ea0f41fe&p=20021305#post20021305)...
Forum: Home Automation   01-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
The schematic is coming along swimmingly. The...

The schematic is coming along swimmingly. The 18F97J60 is well suited for the task. I'll layout the PCB to allow a second minimized no PS to be stacked for 6 relay extender via I2C

I've also got...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By blueroom
Neighbors at 5.2 on IMDB? Too high.

Neighbors at 5.2 on IMDB? Too high.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By blueroom
Assuming Windows OS, then it's one or the other...

Assuming Windows OS, then it's one or the other but not both at the same time.
Forum: Home Automation   01-10-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
The peripherals often have much better...

The peripherals often have much better documentation than the controllers. Also easy enough to use port sniffers to figure out the protocol. I'm building one piece of the puzzle at a time, starting...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-09-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,730
Posted By blueroom
Might want to look at Apples AirPlay stuff. Wife...

Might want to look at Apples AirPlay stuff. Wife friendly.
Forum: Home Automation   01-07-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,531
Posted By blueroom
Quote: Originally Posted by rf5000...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rf5000 http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=1f52e5fdd975d73e1a7183fbd93f7b25&p=19785200#post19785200)...
Forum: Home Automation   01-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,531
Posted By blueroom
Just thinking aloud an may or may not be exactly...

Just thinking aloud an may or may not be exactly what you have in mind but something worth considering is an Apple solution for the multizone audio and a NAS with camera support for the security...
Forum: Home Automation   01-07-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
Ok, 75% is off the mark but my point remains...

Ok, 75% is off the mark but my point remains valid. The HA business is currently dominated by devices and information that's not easily available to the general pubic.
I'm a quick study and I'm...
Forum: Home Automation   01-06-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
Quote:Originally Posted by tilimil...

Quote:Originally Posted by tilimil http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19773492)

What about Wifi? How about USB for later integration?


WiFi not...
Forum: Home Automation   01-05-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
I've added a trickle charged RTCC IC (no...

I've added a trickle charged RTCC IC (no batteries to change ever) and the POE (Sparkfun variation) to the list. Also added I2C expansion to the mix.


Yet unnamed product description.
...
Forum: 3D Displays   01-03-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,537
Posted By blueroom
IMHO 3D is a fail on your typical home TV. It's...

IMHO 3D is a fail on your typical home TV. It's like peering through a small window to a 3D world, it doesn't fill your field of vision and wall sized TVs are still not the norm.

Internet TV,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-03-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,194
Posted By blueroom
I use a first generation AppleTV and use its...

I use a first generation AppleTV and use its optical out to my amps DACs.
Music is ripped with dbPowerAmp to Apple lossless and stored locally on the ATVs HD, control is either with the TV or the...
Forum: Home Automation   01-02-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,523
Posted By blueroom
I've got threads going at a couple of other...

I've got threads going at a couple of other forums with more detail. In a nutshell the device is a PIC32MX but not Linux based (still the source code in C32 will be open). It's more a I/O extender...
Forum: Home Automation   01-02-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
Quote:Originally Posted by amirm...

Quote:Originally Posted by amirm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19746341)

RTC is mandatory in a control system.


It's got a RTCC, it's the...
Forum: Home Automation   01-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
The addition of the following two items would...

The addition of the following two items would not be difficult, remember adding more will always increase the cost.

1. I2C Real Time Clock Calendar DS1388 RTCC with trickle charger. This could be...
Forum: Home Automation   12-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
Just an update in case anyone's still...

Just an update in case anyone's still interested. Named it temporarily HydrA and figured it would be classified as a Network Attached Controller (NAC).

The HydrA (NAC) will have a USB port...
Forum: Home Automation   12-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,709
Posted By blueroom
Unfortunately 1/8" jacks are the norm for IR...

Unfortunately 1/8" jacks are the norm for IR including the pinout., but it gives me an idea for the enclosure.

Here's a taste of what I have in mind for the HVAC part.
The first thermostat will...
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