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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Mike99
Here's a screen print of my sound playback...

Here's a screen print of my sound playback devices. No speakers are shown & the SPDIF Config box is grayed out. There is no way to select 5.1 or stereo.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 635
Posted By Mike99
Whether I access the sound settings via the...

Whether I access the sound settings via the control panel or the speaker icon I get the same thing. Only HDMI and SPDIF appear & neither has any settings for 5.1, stereo, etc. There are about 10 ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 635
Posted By Mike99
OK, however as mentioned above I have no settings...

OK, however as mentioned above I have no settings for 5.1, stereo, etc in Windows. The only thing that shows up is HDMI or SPDIF and there is nothing in their properties that indicates 5.1, stereo,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 635
Posted By Mike99
When looking at my audio settings to make sure...

When looking at my audio settings to make sure everything was properly configured, I stumbled across something that said turning off Exclusive Control settings also turned off DD5.1 & made the sound...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 635
Posted By Mike99
I thought I had some kind sound setup regarding...

I thought I had some kind sound setup regarding stereo or 5.1, etc. but cannot find any speaker setup in Windows on the HTPC. However the desktop PC which has speakers connected does show a speaker...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Mike99
That is funny.

That is funny.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Mike99
Take a look at this recent posrting. Messages 15...

Take a look at this recent posrting. Messages 15 & 17.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1797049-how-do-you-properly-configure-5-1-7-1-audio-windows.html#post29932561
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 716
Posted By Mike99
Sometimes my WiFi Analyzer shows 12 signals. Sure...

Sometimes my WiFi Analyzer shows 12 signals. Sure looks pretty. Most come & go & are pretty evenly split between 1, 6 & 11. But frequently someone pops up 4 & once in a while someone at 9.

I'm on...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-21-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By Mike99
I agree with you so please don't take this the...

I agree with you so please don't take this the wrong way, but my earlier posting acknowledged it's probably not perfect but it's better than the factory settings.

I'd like to get some calibration...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-20-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By Mike99
On my TV it was the Red offset & the Red gain.

On my TV it was the Red offset & the Red gain.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By Mike99
I use 1920x1080 & it is difficult to read text...

I use 1920x1080 & it is difficult to read text from across the room. However I seldom do that & everything is legible when I use WMC to record or watch TV. The only time I need to read text is when...
Forum: Display Calibration   12-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By Mike99
I have a different Samsung & it exhibited some...

I have a different Samsung & it exhibited some pink coloration when looking at the test patterns if the white level was too high. According to this link some sets do this & is mentioned at about...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 635
Posted By Mike99
Thank you!! That saves me from skipping back...

Thank you!!
That saves me from skipping back every time I come out of pause.

I was looking for some info on this subject & this is typical of what I found....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 635
Posted By Mike99
Where are these Exclusive Control settings found?

Where are these Exclusive Control settings found?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 911
Posted By Mike99
I just saw this Microsoft Media keyboard on sale...

I just saw this Microsoft Media keyboard on sale at Fry's for $19.95 using an email promo code.
http://www.frys.com/product/8044924?site=premail1215

Amazon has it for $22.00. Newegg & TigerDirect...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-15-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Mike99
Thanks. It was wishful thinking on my part that I...

Thanks. It was wishful thinking on my part that I might have missed something in the menu. I get TV Signal > Digital TV Antenna Signal Strength which just shows up to 6 colored bars.

I did email...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Mike99
I don't have an HDHR Prime but am curious, where...

I don't have an HDHR Prime but am curious, where does your WMC / diagnostics screen show up? Does HDHR add this somewhere into a WMC menu?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 911
Posted By Mike99
I wonder about that too. I happened to still have...

I wonder about that too. I happened to still have the keyboard box & looked & there was this about 2" long extender. I looked at the instructions & they only showed a picture of it being used in a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 377
Posted By Mike99
Every so often I had an unexpected power...

Every so often I had an unexpected power shutdown. The event viewer & dump files did not point to any specific reason.

HDD tests passed OK. I downloaded & ran 2 different RAM tests & they both...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-14-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Mike99
Software to measure Signal Strength & Quality ?

I'm using a pair of AverMedia Duet OTA tuner cards in my HTPC & would like to know if there is any PC / Windows software that will measure Signal Strength & Signal Quality?

I've Googled this a lot...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 911
Posted By Mike99
Perhaps you just ended up with a defective one....

Perhaps you just ended up with a defective one. Try another one & make sure it's returnable if for some reason it doesn't work.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 911
Posted By Mike99
I also have the Logitech k400. I've gone at least...

I also have the Logitech k400. I've gone at least 20' from the HTPC & it still works. The actual key area width is just slightly narrower than that of my regular Microsoft keyboard. Backlit keys...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 186
Posted By Mike99
+1 for what mdavej says about using a PC and an...

+1 for what mdavej says about using a PC and an appropriate tuner. I'm using one for free OTA recording so there are no monthly costs.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Mike99
Flat black in order to minimize any reflections,...

Flat black in order to minimize any reflections, material not important.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Mike99
Just doing a follow up now that all the leaves...

Just doing a follow up now that all the leaves are off the tree in front of my house. And again using the SS indicator on my Dish DVR which also has an OTA tuner.

The one problem channel that gave...
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