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Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   12-18-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Problem: About 2 weeks ago, I thought I lost...

Problem:
About 2 weeks ago, I thought I lost my local programming. I couldn't switch the channel on my Toshiba DST-3000 using my Replay 2020 to any channel below 100. DirecTV checked the signal and...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   12-18-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Problem: About 2 weeks ago, I thought I lost...

Problem:
About 2 weeks ago, I thought I lost my local programming. I couldn't switch the channel on my Toshiba DST-3000 using my Replay 2020 to any channel below 100. DirecTV checked the signal and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-18-2002, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By shrewdinvestor
I just want to make sure I understand the form...

I just want to make sure I understand the form of the data signal from HDTV transmission source to the TV set (via component inputs).

- High-Def TV data is transmitted via in digital form (DTV)...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-17-2002, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By shrewdinvestor
I just want to make sure I understand the form...

I just want to make sure I understand the form of the data signal from HDTV transmission source to the TV set (via component inputs).

- High-Def TV data is transmitted via in digital form (DTV)...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-07-2002, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Worked like a charm. Thanks!

Worked like a charm. Thanks!
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-28-2002, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By shrewdinvestor
My friend has a Sony DVP-NS700P DVD player...

My friend has a Sony DVP-NS700P DVD player hooked up to his Sony WEGA XBR36 via the component inputs. When he plays anamorphic DVDs with his DVD player set to "widescreen," the movies displays looks...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-19-2002, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By shrewdinvestor
trbarry: Why would you still need to connect an...

trbarry: Why would you still need to connect an HTPC if you had a Moxi-based device (assuming it's equipped as demo-ed)? Doesn't the Moxi basically replace the HTPC?

Is the answer to your sig:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-18-2002, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By shrewdinvestor
The key offering here is a central media store...

The key offering here is a central media store and the capability of distributing media across the home (via 802.11a). From a featureset POV, I think the only thing it's missing is the ability to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-18-2002, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Coming back from a one-day stint at CES, looks...

Coming back from a one-day stint at CES, looks like Moxi Digital is pretty far along in realizing the common goals stated above.

Their STB is basically a PC home media server (uberbox) with a...
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2002, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Anyone had success in loading the config s/w on...

Anyone had success in loading the config s/w on a WinXP machine? My install craps out when the install program tries to start copying the files (after making an entry into the register?).

Any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2001, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,631
Posted By shrewdinvestor
These folks are overbuilders like RCN, but...

These folks are overbuilders like RCN, but they're laying both coax and fiber to the home to compete against the incumbent cablecos. I doubt any of the 260 "channels" are delivered via IP (at least...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   12-29-2001, 10:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,549
Posted By shrewdinvestor
If it is streamed, how is quality of service...

If it is streamed, how is quality of service maintained if there's other traffic on the home network? What are the bandwidth requirements between RP4Ks for each level of resolution? What would the...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   12-29-2001, 07:08 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,549
Posted By shrewdinvestor
How does the RP4K xfer digital media to other...

How does the RP4K xfer digital media to other RP4Ks, say, within a home? Is it purely streamed or is it more of an ftp-type file transfer? Or, is it something in-between, e.g. part cached part...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2001, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Does anyone make a home video network solution...

Does anyone make a home video network solution (h/w and s/w) that allows the HTPC to be in a room other than the one with the TV in it?

I'm asking for a few reasons:
- Eventually, I'd like to be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-15-2001, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Gergg: If possible, I'd like to move my...

Gergg: If possible, I'd like to move my Showstopper to another TV set. If the HTPC is there right by the RPTV, I figure there has to be an easy way to incorporate PVR functionality into it and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-15-2001, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By shrewdinvestor
I'm considering building an HTPC and have pretty...

I'm considering building an HTPC and have pretty much lined up all the components. In fact, I was ready to take the plunge this wknd until I can across this a few other threads regarding PVR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2001, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Let's be clear--the technology is there, it's...

Let's be clear--the technology is there, it's just that the business model doesn't support the 10 people out there that have 1Mbps+ pipes to their home and have home networking in place...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2001, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Another VOD service provider (VOD used in the...

Another VOD service provider (VOD used in the generic sense) is www.Intertainer.com (http://www.Intertainer.com) . Their selection tends to be a bit better and I think the quality of the encoding is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2001, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Can I assume that the slimmest profile...

Can I assume that the slimmest profile horizontal case I can get for an HTPC would be a 3U rack mount? Or, do I have to go 4U? I assume with all the PCI cards, etc. that I can't go 2U.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2001, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By shrewdinvestor
There are several high-end gear mfgs that offer...

There are several high-end gear mfgs that offer a chassis plus any number of channels. The ones that come to mind are:

. Theta Dreadnaught
. EAD Powermaster 8000/9000
. Rowland Model MC-6
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2001, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By shrewdinvestor
I have the EAD PM2000 and have never looked...

I have the EAD PM2000 and have never looked back. I also auditioned the Theta Dreadnaught and Krell KAV-1500; while the KAV-1500 was close, I felt that the PM2000 also excelled in 2-channel audio.
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   10-06-2001, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By shrewdinvestor
Can you clarify two things: - Are any of...

Can you clarify two things:

- Are any of Macrovision's video copy protection solutions embedded into any of ReplayTV's units (current or the 4000 series)?
- Is CGMS/A solution by a particular...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   10-04-2001, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By shrewdinvestor
I assume the same goes for, say, Pay TV, like...

I assume the same goes for, say, Pay TV, like HBO?
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   10-04-2001, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By shrewdinvestor
What's to prevent someone from recording a movie...

What's to prevent someone from recording a movie from their DVD player to their Replay? With the 4000 line coming out and with "file sharing" capabilities, won't this pose a potential "Napster-like"...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   09-30-2001, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 165
Posted By shrewdinvestor
I subscribe to Verizon DSL at the 768/128 (u/d)...

I subscribe to Verizon DSL at the 768/128 (u/d) rates--of course this is on a best efforts basis. I'm getting a reading around 600kbps today at this time.
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