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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-19-2014, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Aleron Ives
You cannot do anything with the drive from a...

You cannot do anything with the drive from a DTVPal other than use it to record and watch shows with a DTVPal. It uses a proprietary filesystem that nobody is willing to demystify, due to DMCA...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 62,034
Posted By Aleron Ives
What they don't know is that after they go...

What they don't know is that after they go through the tunnel behind the red door, their minds will get transplanted into Big Jim's body for a while, and after the possession wears off, they'll get...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,488
Posted By Aleron Ives
It works with unencrypted cable channels (if you...

It works with unencrypted cable channels (if you use the appropriate firmware) but not with encrypted ones.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By Aleron Ives
If you want to IVTC a difficult clip, I'd wager...

If you want to IVTC a difficult clip, I'd wager that you'd get better results by feeding it into AviSynth directly with the Telecide plugin (using settings customised for your specific clip) than you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By Aleron Ives
I wouldn't necessarily say that leaving the...

I wouldn't necessarily say that leaving the fields alone will yield the best output, as one should at least hope that advanced software specifically designed to restore progressive frames from a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-18-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,957
Posted By Aleron Ives
Pay attention! The old dying guy hired some...

Pay attention! The old dying guy hired some random rebel girl to take out the entire Internet for a week... somehow. :p It's chaos! :D


Even if we ignore the implications of infecting the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,505
Views: 322,061
Posted By Aleron Ives
As Joe said, the bitrate of the station you're...

As Joe said, the bitrate of the station you're recording determines the space required for each file. You can often determine how much that will be by how many subchannels the station has. Here's my...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,505
Views: 322,061
Posted By Aleron Ives
Why wouldn't the drives be usable on multiple...

Why wouldn't the drives be usable on multiple units? Unlike the new Magnavox, the DVR+ doesn't limit the number of drives you can use on each unit.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By Aleron Ives
If you want to determine whether your video is...

If you want to determine whether your video is progressive, telecined, or interlaced, open a raw clip (without any processing) in a tool such as VirtualDub and step through it frame by frame.

If...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-17-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 236,088
Posted By Aleron Ives
There isn't exactly a big market for tuners,...

There isn't exactly a big market for tuners, since it's assumed that your TV will already have one. Buying an iView or Homeworx will probably be about the same price, or possibly cheaper, than...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 236,088
Posted By Aleron Ives
If mdavej's assumption is correct (which seems...

If mdavej's assumption is correct (which seems likely), it's called a cable box, and you only need to call your cable company to request one (which may come with an associated monthly fee).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Aleron Ives
The whole point of deblocking is to catch and...

The whole point of deblocking is to catch and remove encoding artifacts that become more likely as you select worse quality values to achieve better compression. Even a value of -2:-2 will still...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Aleron Ives
Wow, that guy advises you to disable deblocking...

Wow, that guy advises you to disable deblocking in his Handbrake 0.9.9 guide. That eliminates one of H.264's many advantages over XviD, unless you want your encodes to look like they were done with...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 302
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Posted By Aleron Ives
We probably won't see it now, but I'd bet that...

We probably won't see it now, but I'd bet that the daughter would show up again as an alien or something in the second season, since she was kind enough to explain that she was a) pregnant and b)...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-15-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 302
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Posted By Aleron Ives
One thing puzzled me about this episode: why did...

One thing puzzled me about this episode: why did Molly "betray" the other astronaut to Sam? I'm pretty sure they weren't actually meeting at the library, so after she learned that Sam was protecting...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 62,034
Posted By Aleron Ives
Whenever they needed a sciency-looking readout or...

Whenever they needed a sciency-looking readout or something otherwise fancy to appear on the viewscreen or other computer console, they'd also call for what have become known as "okudagrams" in those...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-13-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 302
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Views: 9,936
Posted By Aleron Ives
Fox tried that during the first season of Fringe...

Fox tried that during the first season of Fringe (and season 2 of Dollhouse, I think it was). It didn't work. Shows increased in length to 50+ minutes to match the length of many cable shows, but the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,957
Posted By Aleron Ives
My only gripe is that they've now introduced...

My only gripe is that they've now introduced irrelevant family drama for Nora to match the irrelevant family drama that Eph has. At least his family didn't show up this time, but we really have...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-13-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,505
Views: 322,061
Posted By Aleron Ives
If you want to be sure that the drive isn't bad,...

If you want to be sure that the drive isn't bad, you can download a Linux Live CD (or a file to put on a USB flash drive) that will let you boot Linux temporarily. Once you do that, connect the HDD...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 236,088
Posted By Aleron Ives
I'm using an NTFS drive in my TViX, but it...

I'm using an NTFS drive in my TViX, but it supposedly supports ext2, as well. I formatted the drive with my XP laptop, so NTFS was the best choice.


That depends on how you quantify "quality"....
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,774
Posted By Aleron Ives
Two year necro? Yes, please! :D No, we never...

Two year necro? Yes, please! :D

No, we never did find out about his mother, but CTV is hinting that we will find out next Monday, which is the series finale. I figured I'd give this topic one last...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 62,034
Posted By Aleron Ives
Where did Joe get that snow globe? Angie threw...

Where did Joe get that snow globe? Angie threw all of them at the Dome last season. :D Perhaps the citizens of Chester's Mill have an unlimited supply of snow globes to go with that bottomless coffee...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,873
Posted By Aleron Ives
It's already obvious that they aren't interested...

It's already obvious that they aren't interested in what would serve their customers best, as the answer to that is "no DRM".
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 109,600
Posted By Aleron Ives
Maybe we can console ourselves by saying that...

Maybe we can console ourselves by saying that it's the equivalent of character development on this show. :p The only characters who change at all are the ones who get personality transplants each...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-12-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,505
Views: 322,061
Posted By Aleron Ives
I do, but I probably qualify as nobody. :D

I do, but I probably qualify as nobody. :D
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