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Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-19-2017, 11:07 AM
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Posted By tluxon
In my experiience, TiVo is the most user-friendly...

In my experiience, TiVo is the most user-friendly way to get OTA onto the big screen, while a Windows Media Center PC (Win 7 or 8) with one or more HDHomeRun(s) (I have two 2-tuner OTA HDHRs and one...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,781
Posted By tluxon
Visit customer service center personally

Our family has had Comcast/Xfinity Triple Play for 20+ years. Every year they bump our bill up and each and every time they do we call them or go into the customer service center to complain about...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10,360
Views: 1,063,885
Posted By tluxon
Well, I've swapped the CM-4221 for the...

Well, I've swapped the CM-4221 for the SolidSignal HDB4X, and so far all the channels I've checked seem to be up several points in SNR Quality on my Hdhomerun Signal Meter. I haven't had the time to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10,360
Views: 1,063,885
Posted By tluxon
I wasn't really sure of the specs of my CM-4221,...

I wasn't really sure of the specs of my CM-4221, because it has more of a mesh reflector compared to the grid reflector on the new HD model. I sent a query into SolidSignal and a CSR responded with:...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-04-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10,360
Views: 1,063,885
Posted By tluxon
I've had a ChannelMaster 4221 up on the roof...

I've had a ChannelMaster 4221 up on the roof since 2001 (Dan Kurts' recommendation), but the dipoles are getting quite rusty after all these years and the reception seems to have suffered for it. ...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
I'm putting two PCs into service with WMC for a...

I'm putting two PCs into service with WMC for a short time in order to record all the NCAA Tournament games. All the games are broadcast live on 4 different networks and there are several times when...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bowenap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/690#post_24243543)

Speaking of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
So you've run Linux as well as Windows as a...

So you've run Linux as well as Windows as a server and found them to be equally stable over long periods of time? I don't doubt you because I've had my Windows Home Server (both v.1 and 2011) run...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by slowbiscuit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/690#post_24226095)

You totally...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-17-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by slowbiscuit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/660#post_24224526)

If you get good...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,092
Views: 2,880,043
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DSperber http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/403695/how-to-record-via-ieee-1394-firewire-to-windows-xp/5970#post_23742117)

Alright...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by slowbiscuit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/660#post_24219156)

My experience is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
One of the WMC "costs" for me that many might...

One of the WMC "costs" for me that many might overlook is that I've rarely been able to go even a week with any Windows OS without having to reboot/restart the system. Admittedly, I can sometimes...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by slowbiscuit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/660#post_24209233)

A whole house WMC...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mdavej http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/660#post_24203333)

I've never heard of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-13-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
I really don't use the WMC guide enough to...

I really don't use the WMC guide enough to justify putting a whole lot of time into making it look different than out of the box. Being that we're a TiVo family, I mostly use WMC on my PC for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mdavej http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/600#post_23678082)

This is a little OT,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by Charles...

Quote:Originally Posted by Charles R http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/630#post_24077600)

Well I didn't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JHBrandt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/540#post_23475863)

If I get into this...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-27-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JHBrandt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/540#post_23468804)

I've been looking...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-25-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rantanamo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/540#post_23464232)

As a former FiOS...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-24-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tluxon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422535/windows-media-center-vs-tivo-premiere/540#post_23464234)

Any idea why our local...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-24-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
Any idea why our local CBS affiliate, which I...

Any idea why our local CBS affiliate, which I have a 100% signal strength for OTA and a 90 over Digital Cable, gives me the following error ONLY in WMC?
Code:
No TV SignalThere is currently no TV...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-24-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
For the second time in less than 2 weeks, WMC...

For the second time in less than 2 weeks, WMC has 'lost' my TV setup. The first time was because the cable company "accidentally" switched off my CableCARD, and I don't yet know what happened this...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 63,164
Posted By tluxon
@Charles - Before settling on WMC, did you ever...

@Charles - Before settling on WMC, did you ever try MythTV or one of the other PVR software solutions? Why or why not? (I'm just curious what you consider to be the pros and cons of alternatives)
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