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Forum: Remote Control Area   01-29-2015, 07:21 PM
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Posted By mdavej
Nothing has changed. Get an IR repeater or an RF...

Nothing has changed. Get an IR repeater or an RF remote.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 771,236
Posted By mdavej
Right. I wrote a simple macro (4 or 5 steps...

Right.

I wrote a simple macro (4 or 5 steps I think) for my remote to toggle all zone with one button press since no discrete command for that exists.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By mdavej
Great guide as always. Remote and keyboard...

Great guide as always. Remote and keyboard sections could use some updating for 2015. You'd be hard pressed to find the Harmony One anywhere anymore as it was discontinued quite a while ago. Maybe...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-28-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 817,261
Posted By mdavej
Blind, barely controllable ffwd/rewind, tiny...

Blind, barely controllable ffwd/rewind, tiny unreadable thumbnails, no Super HD, no profiles, no 1080 at all for Amazon, I could go on and on. I don't miss those apps at all. The x90 series was a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-28-2015, 07:57 PM
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Views: 817,261
Posted By mdavej
I started to get all nostalgic about my old 570...

I started to get all nostalgic about my old 570 too, then I remembered the Netflix and Amazon apps on it SUUUUCK. So I'll take a newer, faster, cheaper unit any day with decent streaming apps. And...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-28-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,743
Views: 230,583
Posted By mdavej
I want my BD player as small as physically...

I want my BD player as small as physically possible because space in my rack is very limited. So I don't mind these boxes shrinking every year. But I need it flat on top so I can put something heavy...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By mdavej
Correct on the Denon. You might need one of...

Correct on the Denon.

You might need one of these for the cable box. But I'm not 100% certain.

http://www.xantech.com/files/manuals/539_28EXT.pdf
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By mdavej
There are a couple of free utilities out there...

There are a couple of free utilities out there for backup/restoring your recording schedule which work fine. Can't remember the names off the top of my head. But one of them has an option to restore...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By mdavej
FWIW, I have way less horsepower than that and...

FWIW, I have way less horsepower than that and run several Echoes at once without issue. I'd look at network issues first (bad cables/connectors, replaces routers/switches with gigabit hardware,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 407
Posted By mdavej
I don't know who's buying, but there certainly...

I don't know who's buying, but there certainly are some still selling. The main point is 3rd party solutions of any sort are harmed when their market disappears.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By mdavej
You should seriously consider NOT playing bluray...

You should seriously consider NOT playing bluray on build 1. Get a standalone player instead. BD drive and required software alone is going to run you a couple hundred bucks, a significant chunk of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 407
Posted By mdavej
If it's built in, there's no reason to buy an...

If it's built in, there's no reason to buy an aftermarket solution, hence they make no money, hence they are harmed. Everything that MS adds is going to harm somebody who sells that thing....
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By mdavej
The closest Harmony to the old 880 is the 700. If...

The closest Harmony to the old 880 is the 700. If you can get buy with 8 devices, that's the way to go. If you need 15-18 devices, Xsight Touch is your best bet. Even though it's not Logitech, it...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-27-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By mdavej
Baby powder

Baby powder
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-26-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 991
Posted By mdavej
If you have cable, you must have a cable card to...

If you have cable, you must have a cable card to decode all the channels you subscribe to. Otherwise you'll receive only about a half dozen clear digital channels if you're lucky. If your cable...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,645
Views: 425,056
Posted By mdavej
To TV, no. To soundbar, no. The x60 series and...

To TV, no. To soundbar, no. The x60 series and older all decode, except low end models like the 91. Any player still bitstreams 5.1 over optical/coax as you would use with a TV or soundbar. The only...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,743
Views: 230,583
Posted By mdavej
That's from the lossy track not the lossless HD...

That's from the lossy track not the lossless HD tracks.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By mdavej
Although Roku generally has better PQ than most...

Although Roku generally has better PQ than most browser based streaming services, the ones you mentioned in particular don't have full on demand libraries, as far as I know. Netflix, Hulu, HBO,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 125
Posted By mdavej
feedback@zap2it.com worked for me several times...

feedback@zap2it.com worked for me several times last month. Sometimes they just fix the issue within a couple of days and don't respond. If they can't find an issue on their end, they respond. That's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,428
Posted By mdavej
You're the only one who has claimed the 91...

You're the only one who has claimed the 91 decodes HD audio to 5.1. All the evidence I see says it doesn't (manual, reviews, etc.). I'm not sure where you got the idea that it did. That's why I said...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,645
Views: 425,056
Posted By mdavej
Why do you need this capability? Even AVRs...

Why do you need this capability? Even AVRs several years old will do all the decoding.

If you truly need the player to do the decoding, a newer Panasonic would be a better choice than the 790...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-26-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By mdavej
In that case, my solution won't work at all.

In that case, my solution won't work at all.
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-26-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 283,948
Posted By mdavej
From my phone I see hundreds models from of all...

From my phone I see hundreds models from of all the major brands including your exact model. Maybe you should try a different phone or a PC.

EDIT: Sorry Charles, I thought you were the OP. I see...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-25-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By mdavej
This is a very cheap way to do it, using WMC on...

This is a very cheap way to do it, using WMC on your PC and an Extender (Echo, Xbox, etc.) at each TV. A used Echo or Xbox runs $50 to $100 on ebay, and the DECA adapters in the post below, only...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By mdavej
As you discovered, any command will wake,...

As you discovered, any command will wake, eventually. So just reassign the power button to some other command as you did before, then edit your activity, add extra commands to the start and add a few...
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