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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-30-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Zagor
I believe the reason you don't see too many...

I believe the reason you don't see too many guides is because what you suggest is not the most efficient way to do it and not many people do it anymore.

Bit torrent releases are fast because they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Zagor
Well if you gonna get a new receiver would it...

Well if you gonna get a new receiver would it make more sense to go from HDMI to component? I know you said that the cable box only has composite video output but doesn't seem to make sense. Any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By Zagor
I don't normally use VLC (I use MPC-HC) but I am...

I don't normally use VLC (I use MPC-HC) but I am sure it has similar options. It just never occurred to me.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FantaXP7 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1455082/xbmc-12-released-today#post_22896323)

I'm one of those nuts who believe the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,377
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cdru http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1441262/x265-hevc-coming-next-year#post_22896368)

It's no more "out of date" than...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By Zagor
While I totally agree that the "black bars"...

While I totally agree that the "black bars" should be there so that the OAR is maintained but I see no reason why they should be encoded on the disc. Let the video player add the black bars during...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Zagor
It depends on your receiver. Some receivers will...

It depends on your receiver. Some receivers will allow transcoding of video, some don't. Although I must say, I have seen receivers transcode from HDMI to Component but I have never seen anyone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,001
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jekbrown http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454248/ota-hd-tuner-recommendations#post_22878709)

probably a dumb question, but is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,001
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by squeakybirnbaum http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454248/ota-hd-tuner-recommendations#post_22878567)

I got the Silicondust dual...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,001
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lockdown571 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454248/ota-hd-tuner-recommendations#post_22878467)

Networked tuners are just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Zagor
I see. You don't have true analog channels (I...

I see. You don't have true analog channels (I thought that sounded weird since most providers have gotten rid of them). You need the box to convert from digital to analog. Never mind then. You could...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Zagor
Not sure why you want to connect the computer...

Not sure why you want to connect the computer tuner card to the analog tuner box. If you do that than the tuner box will do the tuning and your computer tuner will become nothing more than a capture...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Zagor
What you need is a combo tv tuner. A combo tv...

What you need is a combo tv tuner. A combo tv tuner has both a digital tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM) and an analog tuner (NTSC). They used to be very popular (I have the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1600), but with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-17-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Zagor
You do not need a sound card. Right now your AVR...

You do not need a sound card. Right now your AVR does all the decoding/Digital-to-Analog conversion etc. If you add a sound card, it will be responsible for the decoding and D/A conversion. You will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,108
Posted By Zagor
Why even bother to re-encode them for the Nexus....

Why even bother to re-encode them for the Nexus. I just use Plex server (free) and with the plex android app ($5) and all my moves are transcoded and streamed to the nexus on the fly. The quality is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,105
Posted By Zagor
Try this. ...

Try this.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zaren.HomeRunTV


There is a thread here about it.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Zagor
How about the Intel NUC. It's about as small as...

How about the Intel NUC. It's about as small as they come.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856102002

Just add, RAM and SSD.

More info here.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By Zagor
Are you in the North America or somewhere else?...

Are you in the North America or somewhere else? If you are in the US, I assume you have either Directv or Dish Network. Either way, there are no PC tuners for satellite providers in North America so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,288
Posted By Zagor
I know this is not what you are looking for but...

I know this is not what you are looking for but If money is the primary issue about something like this.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,934
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lockdown571 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1443852/is-flexraid-truly-reliable-as-a-backup-tool#post_22674031)

I'm using...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,934
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lockdown571 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1443852/is-flexraid-truly-reliable-as-a-backup-tool#post_22673927)

This as well as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,934
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by prazsky http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1443852/is-flexraid-truly-reliable-as-a-backup-tool#post_22673224)

...The question...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,377
Posted By Zagor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1441262/x265-hevc-coming-next-year#post_22654151)

So can I ask a noob question......
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Zagor
Your best bet is still Windows Media Center. It...

Your best bet is still Windows Media Center. It is the simplest (to setup) and best looking GUI (in my opinion) DVR available on the PC. All you need is a digital tuner(s), an antenna and a...
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