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Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mike99
I don't want to build an antenna. I just thought...

I don't want to build an antenna. I just thought if there was a simple mod that would improve the signal on RF12 then perhaps it might be worth doing before I go climbing around in the attic &...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Mike99
What about also adding a VHF reflector element?...

What about also adding a VHF reflector element? There are no UHF elements directly in back of the dipole that would physically get in the way.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Mike99
The u-shaped loop is made up of two halves & it...

The u-shaped loop is made up of two halves & it looks like one could cut .5" off the open end of each section & drill new holes for the screws to go into.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Mike99
Cutting dipole to size - is it worth it?

I have a GE 24793 UHF / VHF Hi Band attic antenna.
http://jascoproducts.com/products/ge-attic-mount-indoor-antenna

The only VHF I get is RF12. Is it worth cutting the VHF dipole element to a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-04-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By Mike99
I have frequently read to set Windows7 to 2...

I have frequently read to set Windows7 to 2 channel stereo & to set WMC to 5.1 audio in order to bitstream to the AVR. That's how mine is set up & the AVR indicates DD5.1 via HDMI from the HTPC.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Mike99
Here's a good place to start. ...

Here's a good place to start.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1477460-theory-about-intel-s-hdmi-quantization-range-setting-full-0-255-a.html
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Mike99
As mentioned it is a complex topic & to search...

As mentioned it is a complex topic & to search the forum.
What hardware & software is your PC using in order to send movies/shows to your TV?
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-26-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,184
Posted By Mike99
My friend has that GE antenna in an attic & it...

My friend has that GE antenna in an attic & it works very well. I also have one & have experimented a little with placement & my attic was a lot better than the first floor or second floor pointing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Mike99
Long time ago I did screen captures of the...

Long time ago I did screen captures of the picture that’s displayed with the CCC video settings. The one with the flowers & fruits & a woman on the left side.

I did this with both 16-236 and 0-255...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Mike99
I’m using CCC & WMC7 on the HTPC, but am not...

I’m using CCC & WMC7 on the HTPC, but am not playing Blu-ray on it.

However I had to make playing a DVD on the HTPC match playing a DVD on the stand alone Blu-ray player because the TV is using...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 712
Posted By Mike99
Just throwing in my 2 cents worth - I have...

Just throwing in my 2 cents worth -

I have two Panny DVD recorders but rarely use them. I had Comcast cable a few years ago & went through several DVRs because of missed recordings. I now have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By Mike99
I suggest first connecting S/PDIF from the mobo...

I suggest first connecting S/PDIF from the mobo directly to the AVR to at least confirm that works. That should give you DD5.1 audio & that's how I used to send audio to my AVR.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for all the detailed information & already...

Thanks for all the detailed information & already have this posting saved.
Mike
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Mike99
Thanks, I'll pass it along to my friend.

Thanks, I'll pass it along to my friend.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 758
Posted By Mike99
I don't recall what the bios is set to but the...

I don't recall what the bios is set to but the HTPC wakes up, records, goes back to sleep. It wakes up 5 minutes before the scheduled recording time which I understand is the default. It goes back to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Mike99
Thanks everyone for the information. I don't...

Thanks everyone for the information.

I don't have an HDHomeRun & their website does not have a manual that I can download & look at, at least not that I found. When I went looking their website...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Mike99
Doesn't it get guide data from the Internet?

Doesn't it get guide data from the Internet?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Mike99
HDHomeRun to laptop ?

I’m trying to help a friend who wants to use a SiliconDust HDHR4-US OTA tuner with a laptop. The laptop has a wireless connection to the router. Can he connect the HDHR4-US directly to the laptop...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 567
Posted By Mike99
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 567
Posted By Mike99
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-16-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 616
Posted By Mike99
I sent an email to the association's management...

I sent an email to the association's management company explaining the situation & am waiting to hear back from them about installing a roof antenna.

They OK'd my satellite dish & quite a few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 567
Posted By Mike99
I have the Star Wars Trilogy LD boxed set and my...

I have the Star Wars Trilogy LD boxed set and my son has the early DVD boxed set which also has the original theatrical release of the first movie in letterbox format. IIRC it was only packaged that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 567
Posted By Mike99
To my knowledge LaserDiscs do not use ...

To my knowledge LaserDiscs do not use macrovision. I have a basic Pioneer LD player & have copied a few LDs to DVD-RAM using a Panasonic DVD recorder. Then dumped to a PC and used VideoReDo to trim...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 616
Posted By Mike99
I'd love to put an antenna on the roof. However...

I'd love to put an antenna on the roof. However I'm in townhouse & I'm pretty sure the association has rules against it. One reason is that every unit comes with an attic antenna, which until...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 616
Posted By Mike99
Sorry, no disrespect was meant. Mike

Sorry, no disrespect was meant.
Mike
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