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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 01:38 PM
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Views: 367,543
Posted By Foxbat121
On the other hand, these players can...

On the other hand, these players can output/bitstream DTS-HD MA audio with mkv files just fine through HDMI (with the exception of lock ups) to a capable receiver. If you don't have a modern receiver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Foxbat121
Verizon only start to flag copy-once for premium...

Verizon only start to flag copy-once for premium channels a year or so ago. Before that, all channels copy-free.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Foxbat121
My take: Channel encryption = cable...

My take:


Channel encryption = cable providesr are protecting their bottom line, e.g. to ensure you can only view the channels you paid for. They can careless whether or not you can copy the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Foxbat121
The biggest problem attaching HDMI sources to TV...

The biggest problem attaching HDMI sources to TV is the audio. Majority of TVs will only allow you pass 2-ch stereo PCM audio through TV's HDMI port. Some allow DD 5.1 audio. Some may even allow DTS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Foxbat121
Encrypted channel does not mean copy-once....

Encrypted channel does not mean copy-once. Encrypted means you need a cable card to view it. Whether it is copy-free or copy-once depending on the addition flag on the channel. You can have a channel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 537
Posted By Foxbat121
Yeah, most phones are limited to USB 2.0 speed. A...

Yeah, most phones are limited to USB 2.0 speed. A 1GB movie file will takes a minute or two to copy over. So, it probably takes 30-minutes to copy the source material from NAS and 2 minutes to copy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Foxbat121
Definitely the processing delay between different...

Definitely the processing delay between different devices. The minimal distance difference shown here won't amount for much noticeable sound delay.


However, for most receivers, you either have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Foxbat121
No, I have the same processor and it produces...

No, I have the same processor and it produces very little heat especially using WMC. Your problem is your network packet loss which is typical when you use a network tuner. Get your NIC driver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 537
Posted By Foxbat121
Sounds like you will be better served with...

Sounds like you will be better served with something like Plex using on-the-fly transcoding that doesn't really utilize the GPU much.

Under 2-mininute for 2-hour HD movie is un-realistic...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 219,045
Posted By Foxbat121
Pricing error does not last for days, especially...

Pricing error does not last for days, especially it was not an advertised pricing. And certainly won't happen twice. It was intentional act on either MC or LG's part.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Foxbat121
12,000 Won roughly equals $12 US. For that price,...

12,000 Won roughly equals $12 US. For that price, I take a dozen :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Foxbat121
It depends whether or not your local Comcast...

It depends whether or not your local Comcast encrypt the QAM channels. Some cable providers leave local broadcast channels unencrypted. Some don't. You will need the cable card version of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Foxbat121
I believe Sony PS3 enforces cinavia on streaming....

I believe Sony PS3 enforces cinavia on streaming. So it is very possible that Xbox One does as well. We will see.


Interestingly, none of the Sony BD players enforce cinavia on streaming even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,472
Posted By Foxbat121
There is already a J1900 thread about it. Do a...

There is already a J1900 thread about it. Do a search
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Foxbat121
It will work. The HDCP requirement is only for...

It will work. The HDCP requirement is only for digital connections like HDMI/DVI.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Foxbat121
Theoretically, the output will be downgraded to...

Theoretically, the output will be downgraded to 540p for any HD streams. Not sure if it is always enforced or enforced at all, or only enforced with copy-once content. No one knows for sure.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By Foxbat121
OP uses no extenders nor centeral recording PCs....

OP uses no extenders nor centeral recording PCs. All his HTPCs are the ones to watch or recording TVs and connect via MoCA.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By Foxbat121
Is MoCA 2.0 adapters even exist for sale? They...

Is MoCA 2.0 adapters even exist for sale? They have been talked about for years and I thought it would be vaporware.
What you should do in your case here is to use one PC for WMC server and couple...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 142,502
Posted By Foxbat121
Even if it is only $1 for each player, it can...

Even if it is only $1 for each player, it can save Sony a few million dollars easily. This is the second year Sony did this. 2013 Sony players are the first to do this. Before that, old Sony players...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Foxbat121
That only applies when you use DVI-D all the way...

That only applies when you use DVI-D all the way to the monitor and use PC driver to do special stereoscopic display. If you use HDMI on the other end, the DVI-D will be just like HDMI and it will...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-02-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 142,502
Posted By Foxbat121
Your answer:

Your answer:
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 219,045
Posted By Foxbat121
It seems to me ABL has more to do with overall...

It seems to me ABL has more to do with overall power consumption of the TV set than the brightness of the panel (although it is related but a 4K TV will surely consume more power than 2K TV). Current...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,248
Posted By Foxbat121
OP is not asking for advise for building a...

OP is not asking for advise for building a server. He asks a specific question about viability of WSS. It would be very helpful if someone with WSS experience will pitch in with either positive or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,248
Posted By Foxbat121
I think that's exactly what OP stated and he was...

I think that's exactly what OP stated and he was not sure if Windows 8.1 changed all that.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,248
Posted By Foxbat121
How accurate/relevant is that article (dated...

How accurate/relevant is that article (dated 2012) when it comes 8.1? Did Microsoft make any enhancements to WSS?
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