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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By captain_video
Pixelation issues with the Ceton tuners on FIOS...

Pixelation issues with the Ceton tuners on FIOS can be due to a couple of things. If you're using the Actiontec router from FIOS, you need to get a low pass filter to allow certain channels to work...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By captain_video
Forgot about that one. I was thinking it...

Forgot about that one. I was thinking it required a DLNA device to work, but it will apparently also work with a networked PC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By captain_video
Those are all dual tuner devices. The OP is...

Those are all dual tuner devices. The OP is asking if there are cards with more than two tuners.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By captain_video
Limited in what way? I have a MSI motherboard...

Limited in what way? I have a MSI motherboard with 7 PCIe slots (only 6 usable) and no PCI slots. All 6 slots are occupied by PCIe cards (Radeon HD7770 graphics card, Intel PCIe NIC, Ceton...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By captain_video
They don't exist. The only way to get more than...

They don't exist. The only way to get more than two tuners on a single card is by using a cablecard tuner.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By captain_video
Balanced outputs are rare enough on consumer...

Balanced outputs are rare enough on consumer audio gear so I wouldn't hold your breath expecting to see them on PC hardware anytime soon. I don't think it would be all that hard to implement...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,373
Posted By captain_video
The improvements in WMC were made in Windows 7,...

The improvements in WMC were made in Windows 7, not 8. WMC is essentially unchanged from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By captain_video
Exactly. The whole question boils down to...

Exactly. The whole question boils down to whether or not it's worth the expense to configure a PC for ripping that will outlive its usefulness once the task has been completed. In my case, all of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
+1. I found the DiNovo Mini extremely cumbersome...

+1. I found the DiNovo Mini extremely cumbersome to hold and use. The Lenovo can be held in one hand and most of the keys can be operated with your thumb. I never liked the clamshell design of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By captain_video
There's no backup discs involved. The OP wants...

There's no backup discs involved. The OP wants to rip his Blu-Rays to an unRAID server.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By captain_video
I converted about 900 ripped DVDs and Blu-Ray...

I converted about 900 ripped DVDs and Blu-Ray isos to mkv files in about three weeks using MakeMKV and my primary PC which consists of an old Athlon 64 X2 5200+ CPU and 4GB of RAM. I've got several...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By captain_video
I assumed it was the deluxe since you needed an...

I assumed it was the deluxe since you needed an analog output to feed a power amp directly. I don't recall which models were out at the time but I never had a problem finding a graphics card with an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By captain_video
What video processing? The HDAV1.3 is a sound...

What video processing? The HDAV1.3 is a sound card only. It takes the HDMI output from your graphics card and taps into the audio channels while allowing the digital video to pass through. I don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-17-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
There may be a "lite" version of the 5902...

There may be a "lite" version of the 5902 floating around that's missing some of the standard features so maybe that's the one you're referring to. Unless they've changed the design the 5902 most...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By captain_video
I've used both the 4221 and the 4228 and they're...

I've used both the 4221 and the 4228 and they're both good antennas. Unfortunately for me, when broadcasters made the switch to all digital some of my local stations switched their HD feeds back to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By captain_video
I forget which make and model it is so I'll have...

I forget which make and model it is so I'll have to check when I get home from work. The one I have has six outputs. Four of them are for short cable runs and the other two are for longer runs. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By captain_video
If you have to split the signal multiple times...

If you have to split the signal multiple times then your best option is to get a distribution amplifier rather than a splitter. The amp compensates for loss due to splitting the signal. I use one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,368
Posted By captain_video
The autologin process has been around for quite a...

The autologin process has been around for quite a few Windows versions. It's not specific to Windows 8 or 8.1. I've been doing it on all of my Windows 7 PCs for years.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By captain_video
I've been using WMC with cablecard tuners since...

I've been using WMC with cablecard tuners since the InfiniTV4 was released. In all that time I've only had two occurrences where my guide data was about to run out. Microsoft fixed the problem...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By captain_video
Every issue you mentioned points to hardware...

Every issue you mentioned points to hardware problems. Playback incompatibility shouldn't be an issue if you've installed the Shark007 codecs. I'm not in love with the WMC UI, but it's functional...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By captain_video
Considering that all NUCs have a mSATA slot then...

Considering that all NUCs have a mSATA slot then there's not really that much of an option (mSATA drives are basically a SSD on a small PC card). Only a couple of the newer Haswell NUCs have the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By captain_video
I leave all three of my NUCs on 24/7 and never...

I leave all three of my NUCs on 24/7 and never let them go to sleep. I've heard of too many problems letting HTPCs go into sleep mode. OTOH, lot of people do let them sleep and they wake up with no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By captain_video
If space is at a premium then I'd agree. A...

If space is at a premium then I'd agree. A 2-1/2" laptop drive isn't going to use a lot of power nor is it going to generate a lot of heat. For a single drive setup I'd have to give some serious...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By captain_video
Any memory device has a limited number of...

Any memory device has a limited number of read/write cycles, including rotating disc hard drives. SSDs had the stigma of limited R/W cycles slapped on them early on, but long term use has apparently...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By captain_video
In that case try a different OS. I'm surprised...

In that case try a different OS. I'm surprised there's an Enterprise version of Windows 8.1 as they're usually geared towards businesses. I can't imagine any business that would want to switch to...
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