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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By billmich
What are the approximate bit rates for the...

What are the approximate bit rates for the various speeds .
xp/sp/lp/ 6 hr/8 hr

is the progression linear?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13,881
Views: 1,197,514
Posted By billmich
I want to know why that poster said "it finally...

I want to know why that poster said "it finally happened"? Was the kid chucking objects at the screen before and just got lucky?

If that is the case, then my sympathy level is different...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By billmich
I always envisioned DigaDo being in his 40's....

I always envisioned DigaDo being in his 40's. Very early 50's TOPS.

You sir, must be young at heart :)
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-19-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By billmich
I don't use my dvd recorder much anymore..

Panasonic EH 55 model. (actually 2 of them)

My question for the experts:

1) is there any particular exercise that you recommend to keep my machine in good working order. I don't want belts to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-19-2015, 11:53 AM
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Views: 1,197,514
Posted By billmich
I echo any and all references for Chad B; A...

I echo any and all references for Chad B;

A true professional and a gentleman as well....

Money VERY well spent in my opinion.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-15-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 228,715
Posted By billmich
Thumbs up Hitting "exit" will act the same as...

Hitting "exit" will act the same as "stop"
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13,881
Views: 1,197,514
Posted By billmich
Every display is different, your numbers on MY...

Every display is different, your numbers on MY screen might look horrid
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-09-2015, 07:04 AM
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Views: 228,715
Posted By billmich
click edit on the post, then there will be a...

click edit on the post, then there will be a delete button
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 100,870
Posted By billmich
Apartment dweller here, gonna be tough to do...

Apartment dweller here, gonna be tough to do anything vis a vis ceiling speakers

I bought "bookshelf" type speakers for my 11.2 setup (front and read presence) for the A3010 I bought. They don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 100,870
Posted By billmich
so with atmos, will "presence" speakers be going...

so with atmos, will "presence" speakers be going away as we have come to know them?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11,927
Views: 1,184,555
Posted By billmich
I am in an apartment, no attic or roof access for...

I am in an apartment, no attic or roof access for me; but last night I did a re-scan and everything is working great now
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-06-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11,927
Views: 1,184,555
Posted By billmich
LMAO...a while back was in August; thanks for the...

LMAO...a while back was in August; thanks for the heads up about a blank scan.
My antenna is a UHF/VHF combo antenna, amplified and all
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-06-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11,927
Views: 1,184,555
Posted By billmich
I have a true HD OTA question/plead for help to...

I have a true HD OTA question/plead for help to the group

I have a Panasonic plasma (TC-P65VT50) and A while back I hooked up a small powered indoor antenna and was able to watch all the Detroit...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 228,715
Posted By billmich
Thank you so much for this answer. I believe I...

Thank you so much for this answer. I believe I was "chasing the recording" in this football game as I has set the end time to be 1 1/2 hours later than normal (just in case of overtime). And I may...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 228,715
Posted By billmich
Hello, When I am watching a show from the...

Hello,

When I am watching a show from the X1 DVR, it seems like the "status bar" pops up at the top of the hour. (I am talking about the main unit, not the 'slave' unit)

Is there a setting I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-30-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 241,096
Posted By billmich
agreed

agreed
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 241,096
Posted By billmich
Purchase separates if you want to go this route,...

Purchase separates if you want to go this route, buying an "all-in-one" AVR will contain some limitations.

Bi-amping is something a very small % of people want to do a. The manufactures decided...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 228,715
Posted By billmich
If you ever wanted to watch HDTV on this slave,...

If you ever wanted to watch HDTV on this slave, sounds like you may be out of luck (unless you have component cables handy)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
For the most part, it isn't an issue. Most...

For the most part, it isn't an issue. Most football games need to be edited down to the 3 hour mark with when you take out commercials and halftime, is usually doable.
****It just would be great to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
So there is nothing in windows media center that...

So there is nothing in windows media center that would allow me to "dial -down" the bit rate.

Is that correct?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-26-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
Fair enough comment, but I also have a Hauppauge...

Fair enough comment, but I also have a Hauppauge Colossus "capture card". That does have a settings tab allowing me to set the bit rate of the capture.

Is the same type of feature available with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
One other question, is there anyway within the...

One other question, is there anyway within the homerun prime to dial down the encoding bit rate just a bit. I can fit a three hour football game on a Blu-ray disc I would like to dialback that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
Gator, I will definitely start out on the...

Gator,

I will definitely start out on the windows based solutions, and if I need to go further down the path, I will pursue the APP option was well. :)
Cheers!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
I always like my recording to last until the...

I always like my recording to last until the final signoff, was your event a pro game with maybe only 30 minutes of 'padding'? I'm guessing it was the PHI/WASH game from Saturday as i can't think of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-23-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 191,201
Posted By billmich
As I am at work, I will take a look at all these...

As I am at work, I will take a look at all these great ideas when I get home tonight. Thank you to all that have provided me a path to look.....
I have the HomeRun Prime, so OTA signal strength is...
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