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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 06:35 AM
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Views: 899
Posted By pittsoccer33
Its been obvious for a while that Microsoft...

Its been obvious for a while that Microsoft lacked a coherent "entertainment" strategy. They've had so many fragmented programs in place to address that piecemeal.

The PC-extender model probably...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By pittsoccer33
So in this case where is the data coming from...

So in this case where is the data coming from that the Chromecast receives? Your phone's data connection?

I've read that Chromecast is a bad option for traveling/hotel use. Hotel wifi typically...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By pittsoccer33
I was really excited to try this since it sounds...

I was really excited to try this since it sounds like exactly what I wanted to do, but I'm on Android too.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By pittsoccer33
That sounds like egress. Do you live in an area...

That sounds like egress. Do you live in an area with older cable lines? Poor shielding on the cables could cause the signal to "escape" out into the air.

I live in an old city neighborhood with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By pittsoccer33
The "Integration Ban" is what was repealed. So...

The "Integration Ban" is what was repealed. So thats the requirement that cable companies use cablecards inside their own boxes.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By pittsoccer33
Thumbs down Cablecard is in trouble - House votes to dump requirement

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/212903-overnight-tech-house-to-vote-on-stela-paving-way-for-senate



Basically the House voted to stop mandating cablecard support. Now the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By pittsoccer33
I'm not the morality police and I'd like to think...

I'm not the morality police and I'd like to think I'm not considered a troll, but you said twice he can download in "full quality" and "download BR's," which I think is a bit misleading.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By pittsoccer33
What website do you buy bluray downloads from?

What website do you buy bluray downloads from?
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-24-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By pittsoccer33
I wonder what Atmos's release into the home will...

I wonder what Atmos's release into the home will do to disc sales in the near term?

Personally I kind of want to hold back buying this or any other pending new releases until that gets sorted...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think the reason there isn't as much talk about...

I think the reason there isn't as much talk about tuners is because at this point there are so few models out there - its just a mature product.

I've used an ATI 650 card for close to 10 years. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By pittsoccer33
I like using Plex to get music (and movies,...

I like using Plex to get music (and movies, recorded tv, etc) onto my phone and netbook when I'm away.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11,216
Views: 1,533,543
Posted By pittsoccer33
I doubt anyone (outside of Panasonic) really...

I doubt anyone (outside of Panasonic) really knows for sure what the consequences of this will be.

I did mine originally in October 2013 and once again in May. No problems for me so far.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,195
Posted By pittsoccer33
live backdrops sound great. but what do you do...

live backdrops sound great. but what do you do when a film doesn't have one ready to download? go back into your movie collection and re-rip menu screens? clip out part of a trailer? just go...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,195
Posted By pittsoccer33
I've had trouble loading this thread on the new...

I've had trouble loading this thread on the new forum software. Occasionally pictures show as broken links.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By pittsoccer33
You have a few options when it comes to playing a...

You have a few options when it comes to playing a bluray disc in a computer:
-buy bluray player software like Arcsoft's Total Media Theater or Cyberlink Power DVD. This is the only way to get 100%...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By pittsoccer33
I was under the impression anything could handle...

I was under the impression anything could handle side by side. Its up to the tv to split it apart.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By pittsoccer33
Android and Windows phones in this house. ...

Android and Windows phones in this house.


I had iTunes installed before and it was a disaster. Quicktime hijacked all my media files and the software needed all kinds of updates. But its not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By pittsoccer33
I noticed recently that Motz seemed to have left...

I noticed recently that Motz seemed to have left Ceton (he was the mobile app developer). So I wonder if that software will ever be further developed.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By pittsoccer33
HTPC front ends have three parts. -the server...

HTPC front ends have three parts.
-the server (the part you associate your movie file folders with)
-the library viewer (the part with the fancy artwork)
-the player (the part that actual plays...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think $300 is achievable IF you don't require...

I think $300 is achievable IF you don't require much in the way of software. Windows license, bluray software, AnyDVD, front end/plugins, other random things, etc can add up really quickly.

A...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By pittsoccer33
I have the Ceton app and like it really well for...

I have the Ceton app and like it really well for remote DVR scheduling. While it has a remote feature it's not quite what I'm looking for.

I'd like something on my phone that sees my PC's music...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By pittsoccer33
Best remote control app for PC audio?

I use Windows Media Center on my HTPC for audio playback. If I just want to listen to music I need to turn my television on and navigate to the appropriate album/playlist/etc.

I know there are a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By pittsoccer33
This is a really interesting write up on doing...

This is a really interesting write up on doing just that

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/86-ultra-hi-end-ht-gear-20-000/1457877-deconstructing-home-theater-pre-processor.html
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By pittsoccer33
if youre using windows media center then you want...

if youre using windows media center then you want what theyre calling the media browser classic plug in now (I haven't updated in several years). they offer different "themes" to change the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think the standard across most of these...

I think the standard across most of these programs is to look for file folders and files named a certain way. Step one is telling the program which file folder(s) your movies are in:

-Movies...
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