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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-04-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Yes. But this thread is only for older EA9800....

Yes. But this thread is only for older EA9800. Can't say for sure for newer LG OLED TVs that you can actually purchase in stores. But I don't think any reason they won't be.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-04-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 777
Posted By Foxbat121
I don't know what your remote has anything to do...

I don't know what your remote has anything to do with NIC. However, you want to setup your NIC to only wake up via pattern or magic packets. Otherwise, it will wake up on ARP and other activities....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 777
Posted By Foxbat121
If BIOS doesn't have S3 enabled, Windows won't...

If BIOS doesn't have S3 enabled, Windows won't present you with a Sleep command at all. You can configure the power button to enter sleep when you just try to test the sleep functionality so that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-03-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By Foxbat121
I setup my 7750 video card in a spare PC a few...

I setup my 7750 video card in a spare PC a few months back. That's when I learnt this restrictions. On top of that, CCC is just gigantic POS. It either shinks my desktop by default on a HDMI...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-03-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 777
Posted By Foxbat121
No, once booted up, the sleep is typically...

No, once booted up, the sleep is typically controlled by OS and drivers, not BIOS. Use Event Viewer to check the power troubleshoot events to see what causes the PC to wake up immediately. You...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-03-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By Foxbat121
Yeah, unlike AMD which requires you to purchase...

Yeah, unlike AMD which requires you to purchase additional certified DVI to HDMI adapter, most NVidia cards just send out full video and audio based on display's EDID info. There is no additional...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-03-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,527
Posted By Foxbat121
No, just follow the instructions carefully. Or,...

No, just follow the instructions carefully. Or, you can google for a tool that can set the registry for you written by fellow forum member.


But remember, that's just one of the 3 major factors...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,527
Posted By Foxbat121
No, those are typically for photo display, not...

No, those are typically for photo display, not affecting video playback at all.


Remember videos are always produced using limited range (16 as darkest black and 235 as brightest white). It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Foxbat121
Search for Limited Range (16 to 235) vs Full...

Search for Limited Range (16 to 235) vs Full Range (0-255). All video data are encoded as limited range. So, it is up the playback chain to treat it correctly.



WMP always outputs full...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,527
Posted By Foxbat121
IIRC, new Intel drivers added necessary UI for...

IIRC, new Intel drivers added necessary UI for you to choose output range. No hacks needed but the hack will still work (you just need to find out the correct driver reg key to apply the hack).

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Foxbat121
Because there is a mismatch of color space...

Because there is a mismatch of color space between your PC and TV. It's very complex topic and discussed quite often. Anyone connect a PC to TV should research it first.


Edit button will only be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-26-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 544
Posted By Foxbat121
Client mode fit your needs. You need connect your...

Client mode fit your needs. You need connect your pc to ether net port.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Foxbat121
Whatever you choose. Just make sure the settings...

Whatever you choose. Just make sure the settings match your TV (most TVs default to limited range but can be configured to use full range RGB) and your video player and video driver don't do double...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Foxbat121
New recording or old recording. It is possible...

New recording or old recording. It is possible that simply changing a HDD will cause DRM reset so that old recordings with copy-once protection will no longer play. The recorded files actually can be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By Foxbat121
It largely depends on what you are running on...

It largely depends on what you are running on your PC. With majority of HTPC uses are around 4GB, your extra memory is just wasted and costs you $60 to $100 extra for a waste. DDR3 is not cheap...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By Foxbat121
2-3 years ago, when I built my last desktop, DDR3...

2-3 years ago, when I built my last desktop, DDR3 memory is around $60 for 16GB (2x8GB). So at that time, it is no brainer to pick 16GB for $60 over 8GB for $40. But now, the price has doubled and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By Foxbat121
The common issue with laptop lockup is heat...

The common issue with laptop lockup is heat related because of the tight space. I normally use 8GB on all my PCs. 16GB is most I will use. RAM is not exactly cheap these days.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Foxbat121
It depends on the processor of your choice. You...

It depends on the processor of your choice. You need a power supply that can cover the TDP of the processor + GPU + HDD/SSD. In most cases, a 200W PSU will do. But if you are going to go lower, I'd...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 544
Posted By Foxbat121
Have you tried powerline adapters? They are dirt...

Have you tried powerline adapters? They are dirt cheap now and extremely easy to setup. Depending on your electrical wiring, it may or maynot work out. But if it works, it should be much more...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 777
Posted By Foxbat121
WOL (magic packets) are LAN only. Not sure if...

WOL (magic packets) are LAN only. Not sure if Plex client even send out WOL over LAN. You have to ask Plex for that.
Anything over the internet won't be able to issue WOL because of the router. You...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Foxbat121
You leave the laptop's wireless connection on so...

You leave the laptop's wireless connection on so that WMC can get the guide, not the tuner (it doesn't car).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Foxbat121
You would need none of that. Crossover cables are...

You would need none of that. Crossover cables are only needed for equipment that is over 15 years old. Modern network interface all support auto-sensing.


All HDHR (Prime or OTA) tuners...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 777
Posted By Foxbat121
All my PCs sleep after a preset idle time. No...

All my PCs sleep after a preset idle time. No problem wake them up as long as you disable hibernate (which never really works with most of my PCs). I typically wake up my PCs with keyboard or magic...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 478
Posted By Foxbat121
Here is what I understand after living with HDHR...

Here is what I understand after living with HDHR Prime for couple years:
1. Each tuner, networked or not, has a unique tuner ID shows up in WMC.
2. On each WMC instances, you get a list of tuners...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-17-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Foxbat121
Most likely the mismatched color space. A PC...

Most likely the mismatched color space. A PC always output PC color space (or full range) over VGA. Xbox one can be configured to output either PC or video color space (or limited range). A HDTV can...
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