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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-14-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 122,808
Posted By Newsphotog
I also signed up for TurboHD, and was told I'd...

I also signed up for TurboHD, and was told I'd be getting the VIP722 and there was a $50 upgrade fee, however my fist bill will have a $50 credit on it. They did charge my credit card $50.
One...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-28-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By Newsphotog
Sometimes (1 of 5 boot-ups) the EyeTV 2 software...

Sometimes (1 of 5 boot-ups) the EyeTV 2 software doesn't recognize that the EyeTV 500 tuner is connected to the computer. Since it doesn't see the tuner, nothing gets recorded. :mad: Quiting the...
Forum: Portable A/V   10-04-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Newsphotog
I export with MPEG4, under options here's what I...

I export with MPEG4, under options here's what I choose:
Video Format: MPEG-4 Improved
Image Size: Custom 640x480 (changed from 640x360)
Everything else is left as is.
The show was recorded over...
Forum: Portable A/V   10-01-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Newsphotog
I tried exporting mannualy and selected 4x3 for...

I tried exporting mannualy and selected 4x3 for the aspect ratio but it still came out letterboxed. Is there any export setting that will actually crop the video?
Forum: Portable A/V   09-25-2006, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Newsphotog
I finnaly went out and got the new ipod with...

I finnaly went out and got the new ipod with video support, and EyeTV2 works great to export HD shows into iTunes and get them on the ipod.
However, I record some Standard def programs from OTA and...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-11-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Newsphotog
I'm having some trouble using EyeTV and an...

I'm having some trouble using EyeTV and an external Firewire Drive. EyeTV2 software is programed to record to the external HD, but when the Mac first turns on and EyeTV launches, the Recordings...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   09-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Newsphotog
This may be what we've been waiting for. A way...

This may be what we've been waiting for. A way to record HD signals from our Sat/Cable boxes that are equiped with HDMI connectors. Obviously this won't help MINI users but any tower with a PCIe...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-17-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Newsphotog
I connected my Mini to my Sony HDTV through DVI,...

I connected my Mini to my Sony HDTV through DVI, there was some cropping of the picture, but durring video playback it looks great. The only time the cropping is a broblem is when I need to see the...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Newsphotog
I'm not sure which one it was, but by deletign...

I'm not sure which one it was, but by deletign my account prefrences and restarting I got everything back in shape.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-14-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Newsphotog
Even with a learning/Universal remote you can...

Even with a learning/Universal remote you can usually only do what functions the original remote can do. However with reguard to scanning up and down on a channel list, many universal remotes can be...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-12-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Newsphotog
I have my Dual Core Mini connected to a Sony 56"...

I have my Dual Core Mini connected to a Sony 56" HDTV via DVI connection. When the computer begins to boot and the "starting OSX" splash screen appears the colors are correct. A few seconds later...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-12-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Newsphotog
I use my Philips Pronto TSU 2000, I added the...

I use my Philips Pronto TSU 2000, I added the buttons for FrontRow and EyeTv2.0. The remote learned them with no problem, and the ir receiver pics up all the comands just fine. The real issue is...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-10-2006, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Newsphotog
I'm having a problem with my Intel Dual core...

I'm having a problem with my Intel Dual core Mini. I use the analog audio out to connect to my TV. The mac is schedualed to power on to record prime time shows and power off in the evening....
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   04-04-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Newsphotog
What kind of hard drive are you guys using for...

What kind of hard drive are you guys using for capture/storage/playback? Does teh Mini's HD work for this? I know thast some people are using NAS or another networked Computer for storage, but I'd...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2004, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Newsphotog
The Digital tunner in the 57WS550 must look at...

The Digital tunner in the 57WS550 must look at both RF inputs and decode analog and digital signals depending on what it finds. The channels that I mentioned are not being scaled. They are 1080i, at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Newsphotog
So far I haven't seen KXTV. The channels are...

So far I haven't seen KXTV. The channels are showing up on odd channels, InHD is @ 98.1 & 98.2. NBC is 81.1 and 83.2 is ESPN-HD.
The tunner also finds Digitals channels on 20.1-20.9 but there is no...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Newsphotog
I have comcast standard analog cable, no box,...

I have comcast standard analog cable, no box, and recently got a new TV. Sony's KDP-57ws550.

I hooked up the cable line to the Cable input and did a auto channel scan. It found all the regular...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-14-2003, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By Newsphotog
I haven't dealt with the above companies and...

I haven't dealt with the above companies and their warrenties, but I did buy a Extended plan from the GoodGuys. My 56" Panny had a couple of problems and I don't feel they really lived up to their...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-12-2003, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Newsphotog
Thanks for your replies. Accourding to their...

Thanks for your replies. Accourding to their website, they stock Panny, Toshiba, Sony and JVC and Samsung. I think their stores also have mitsu.

Any thoughts on the Front projection models? I'll...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-12-2003, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Newsphotog
After 2 years of phone calls, incopotent repair...

After 2 years of phone calls, incopotent repair men and a 7 month stay in their warehouse, the "Good Guys" are replacing my Panny PT56WXF90. (I bought their extended contract, and after much...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-26-2002, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Newsphotog
I have used RG-6 for a run of more than 130...

I have used RG-6 for a run of more than 130 feet. I've had no problem reciving all three birds on this line. I have also used a diplexer to add an antenna at the end of the long cable with good...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2002, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Newsphotog
I have a Prog.Scan DVD player and my Game Cube...

I have a Prog.Scan DVD player and my Game Cube conected to a single component input using three Monster Cable
Turbine RCA Y-Adapters.
As long as the other device is off there is no problem. DVD's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2002, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Newsphotog
I have a Prog.Scan DVD player and my Game Cube...

I have a Prog.Scan DVD player and my Game Cube conected to a single component input using three Monster Cable
Turbine RCA Y-Adapters.
As long as the other device is off there is no problem. DVD's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-09-2002, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Newsphotog
I don't think this will work. On the oval dish,...

I don't think this will work. On the oval dish, each LNB is looking at a different bird in the sky. One pulls down the majorety of DirecTV's programming, the other pulls down HD and local channel...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-10-2001, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,741
Posted By Newsphotog
I hooked up my Sat-hd100 and Sony 9000es DVD...

I hooked up my Sat-hd100 and Sony 9000es DVD player to my Panny RPT. There's one comp. in and I used Monster Cable connectors (2 female to 1 male connector). I've had great pictures and as long as...
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