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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 466
Posted By blueiedgod
As noted in my post, PSU is the limiting factor.

As noted in my post, PSU is the limiting factor.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 466
Posted By blueiedgod
I have a 5A power supply from an old HP scanner...

I have a 5A power supply from an old HP scanner laying around. The plan is to splice the Lepai barrel on it.

The barrel is probably not rated for 5A, but I haven't had issues running the amp in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 356
Posted By blueiedgod
100 meters is about 300 feet. That is not a huge...

100 meters is about 300 feet. That is not a huge house, that is a castle!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 327
Posted By blueiedgod
Lenovo, Seagate, Netgear... etc all make Network...

Lenovo, Seagate, Netgear... etc all make Network Attached Storage (NAS).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By blueiedgod
Use LAN speed tester to test your local network,...

Use LAN speed tester to test your local network, not the internet speed tester. Most likely problem is not with your LAN, but with TWC's WAN
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 166
Posted By blueiedgod
Never had an issue with TV listings in 12 years...

Never had an issue with TV listings in 12 years of using various flavors of Windows Media Center.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 166
Posted By blueiedgod
Windows 7 will natively decrypt encrypted cable...

Windows 7 will natively decrypt encrypted cable and provide you with a TV guide listings. There is no need for a cable box.

Heck, it will even serve up to 5 more TV over your home network.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 356
Posted By blueiedgod
I actually put a conduit in the return air duct...

I actually put a conduit in the return air duct from the basement into the attic. Pulled the wires through the conduit into the attic.

First floor was wired through the basement up the walls....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
It is obvious that you are not grasping this...

It is obvious that you are not grasping this concept well.

Single WMC machine (can be a NUC) and WMC extenders is all that is needed.

$130 NUC's still need hardware to operate. XBOX 360 or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
I already have a system that works and has worked...

I already have a system that works and has worked flawlessly for the last 8 years. Why would I spend more money for something that I already have?

Go ahead and show how to buy a NEW (i.e. not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
It is like saying that to connect multiple TV's...

It is like saying that to connect multiple TV's you would need to buy multiple TiVO's.

Where can you pick up a NUC for under $100, the cost of a WMC extender? IF so, please link such a deal.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 356
Posted By blueiedgod
This does not help, but we have 6 routers in the...

This does not help, but we have 6 routers in the house. Only 1 is actually used as primary router. The other 3 are used as Access Points for the main wi-fi, and the last 2 are used as AP's for the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
I am sure it is a much elegant solution to have...

I am sure it is a much elegant solution to have IR blasters and ATSC converter boxes....


NOT!


TiVO was founded in 1997 as Teleworld, and first TiVO DVR shipped in 1999, which makes it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
TiVO is not smaller than the NUC. Ever...

TiVO is not smaller than the NUC.

Ever heard of S3?

You can purchase an RF remote for WMC, if your little heart desires.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
TBH, the only appliance is the one provided by...

TBH, the only appliance is the one provided by the cable company, since the installer comes in and plugs it in for you. With either one, HTPC or TiVo you still have to biggest bottleneck, CableCARD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
If you have to image the hard drive and de-solder...

If you have to image the hard drive and de-solder and re-solder capacitors to keep it working, it surely doesn't sound like "appliance"

Also, not to mention inability to adapt to new tech. When US...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,438
Posted By blueiedgod
Since TiVO didn't come up with the Mini until...

Since TiVO didn't come up with the Mini until Microsoft's patent on the extender model expired, it is my pure speculation that TiVO simply copied what what covered in Microsoft's extender patent into...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 466
Posted By blueiedgod
When my sister's sound went on their projector...

When my sister's sound went on their projector TV, she wired the extender sound output to one of these Lepai amps...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By blueiedgod
relaunch

relaunch
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By blueiedgod
Is yours a manufactured home? It is easier...

Is yours a manufactured home?

It is easier to run all these wires in on-site built home before you sheetrock.

Manufactured homes are usually fully assembled and finished at the factory and...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By blueiedgod
these things ...

these things

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10425&cs_id=1042501&p_id=8009&seq=1&format=2
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By blueiedgod
I have a SEagate Central 3 TB drive that is used...

I have a SEagate Central 3 TB drive that is used as the back up for the "My Documents" folder on the NAS. For the price ($80 shipped) it is very decent unit. 30-50 MB/s transfer speeds are better...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-25-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 36,050
Posted By blueiedgod
Zap2It must have finally died. Someone forgot to...

Zap2It must have finally died. Someone forgot to switch it to Rovi.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-25-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By blueiedgod
It would be much easier to run Ethernet wires in...

It would be much easier to run Ethernet wires in the wall, and then use Ethernet to HDMI wall plates at either end....

Second question, how are you going to control the source from the far away...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 715
Posted By blueiedgod
How about 10 Gbps service from Verizon?...

How about 10 Gbps service from Verizon? (http://www.electronicproducts.com/Internet_of_Things/Wireless/New_Verizon_FiOS_service_to_operate_at_10Gbps_10_times_faster_than_Google_Fiber.aspx)
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