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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Foxbat121
You should dump that analog TV long time ago. New...

You should dump that analog TV long time ago. New BD players are going the way of remove any analog A/V output. Sony is among the first to do so. Besides, what's the point to connect a HD BD player...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Foxbat121
With Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft put all device...

With Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft put all device driver updates as optional. So, unless you set it up to pick all optional updates, you usually won't get driver updates automatically. But I have to agree...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Foxbat121
The router model is already specified in OP:...

The router model is already specified in OP: Linksys E4200. Since the link status shows 1Gbps all the time, it has to be a bad cable somewhere. It's up to you to figure it out which one is the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Foxbat121
It's the cable inside the wall, not the cable...

It's the cable inside the wall, not the cable connect to your laptop.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Foxbat121
It depends on what intel NIC chipset you are...

It depends on what intel NIC chipset you are using. The default Intel driver from Win7 works just fine for me and Windows Update will update the driver automatically. I have a PCIe Intel NIC as well...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Foxbat121
Nothing. Just swap the cable.

Nothing. Just swap the cable.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Foxbat121
Not overrated if you have an AMD CPU :)

Not overrated if you have an AMD CPU :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 368,058
Posted By Foxbat121
On the other hand, these players can...

On the other hand, these players can output/bitstream DTS-HD MA audio with mkv files just fine through HDMI (with the exception of lock ups) to a capable receiver. If you don't have a modern receiver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By Foxbat121
Verizon only start to flag copy-once for premium...

Verizon only start to flag copy-once for premium channels a year or so ago. Before that, all channels copy-free.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By Foxbat121
My take: Channel encryption = cable...

My take:


Channel encryption = cable providesr are protecting their bottom line, e.g. to ensure you can only view the channels you paid for. They can careless whether or not you can copy the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Foxbat121
The biggest problem attaching HDMI sources to TV...

The biggest problem attaching HDMI sources to TV is the audio. Majority of TVs will only allow you pass 2-ch stereo PCM audio through TV's HDMI port. Some allow DD 5.1 audio. Some may even allow DTS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By Foxbat121
Encrypted channel does not mean copy-once....

Encrypted channel does not mean copy-once. Encrypted means you need a cable card to view it. Whether it is copy-free or copy-once depending on the addition flag on the channel. You can have a channel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 663
Posted By Foxbat121
Yeah, most phones are limited to USB 2.0 speed. A...

Yeah, most phones are limited to USB 2.0 speed. A 1GB movie file will takes a minute or two to copy over. So, it probably takes 30-minutes to copy the source material from NAS and 2 minutes to copy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Foxbat121
Definitely the processing delay between different...

Definitely the processing delay between different devices. The minimal distance difference shown here won't amount for much noticeable sound delay.


However, for most receivers, you either have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Foxbat121
No, I have the same processor and it produces...

No, I have the same processor and it produces very little heat especially using WMC. Your problem is your network packet loss which is typical when you use a network tuner. Get your NIC driver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 663
Posted By Foxbat121
Sounds like you will be better served with...

Sounds like you will be better served with something like Plex using on-the-fly transcoding that doesn't really utilize the GPU much.

Under 2-mininute for 2-hour HD movie is un-realistic...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,915
Views: 220,262
Posted By Foxbat121
Pricing error does not last for days, especially...

Pricing error does not last for days, especially it was not an advertised pricing. And certainly won't happen twice. It was intentional act on either MC or LG's part.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Foxbat121
12,000 Won roughly equals $12 US. For that price,...

12,000 Won roughly equals $12 US. For that price, I take a dozen :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Foxbat121
It depends whether or not your local Comcast...

It depends whether or not your local Comcast encrypt the QAM channels. Some cable providers leave local broadcast channels unencrypted. Some don't. You will need the cable card version of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Foxbat121
I believe Sony PS3 enforces cinavia on streaming....

I believe Sony PS3 enforces cinavia on streaming. So it is very possible that Xbox One does as well. We will see.


Interestingly, none of the Sony BD players enforce cinavia on streaming even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,484
Posted By Foxbat121
There is already a J1900 thread about it. Do a...

There is already a J1900 thread about it. Do a search
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Foxbat121
It will work. The HDCP requirement is only for...

It will work. The HDCP requirement is only for digital connections like HDMI/DVI.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Foxbat121
Theoretically, the output will be downgraded to...

Theoretically, the output will be downgraded to 540p for any HD streams. Not sure if it is always enforced or enforced at all, or only enforced with copy-once content. No one knows for sure.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 740
Posted By Foxbat121
OP uses no extenders nor centeral recording PCs....

OP uses no extenders nor centeral recording PCs. All his HTPCs are the ones to watch or recording TVs and connect via MoCA.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 740
Posted By Foxbat121
Is MoCA 2.0 adapters even exist for sale? They...

Is MoCA 2.0 adapters even exist for sale? They have been talked about for years and I thought it would be vaporware.
What you should do in your case here is to use one PC for WMC server and couple...
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