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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
You don't hear much about Catalyst Media Center...

You don't hear much about Catalyst Media Center these days -- I used that back when I had an ATi All-In-Wonder analog card! It had many updates, querks and unresolved issues all before ATi stopped...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
Very often there's a "utility" area of a home...

Very often there's a "utility" area of a home where the cable/DSL, phone, power and such enter the home. If you can't locate a common place for an HDHomeRun, LAN and OTA antenna then so be it. Very...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8,724
Views: 1,221,579
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
A buddy of mine had to have his 'serviced' when...

A buddy of mine had to have his 'serviced' when lightning struck... same as yours, his HDMI inputs stopped working. I don't know what to advise you since it's clearly out of the 2 year warranty......
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
GLAD to help... I've had no blobs but did...

GLAD to help... I've had no blobs but did experience some convergence issues followed by the Auto Iris popup which prompted me to contact Epson at which point they exchanged my (then 9-month old)...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2014, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
SET UP your 8350 and enjoy the 1080p, its bright...

SET UP your 8350 and enjoy the 1080p, its bright 2,000 lumen picture and how quiet it is! I'm at a loss when you say you're on your original Z2 bulb after ten (10) years... assuming you're comparing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I don't know what all they did to create the 8345...

I don't know what all they did to create the 8345 and the specs indicate the same bulb for 8350 & 8345 yet the 8345 is listed at 1800 vs 2000 lumens and the same 4,000 hours of life. Maybe they're...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
MediaPortal just released version 1.8 and tunes a...

MediaPortal just released version 1.8 and tunes a cablecard as well as MythTV -- both are subject to broadcast flags that WMC has full DRM license. MP also has a huge following of folks developing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8,724
Views: 1,221,579
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
** BULB DIMMED then DIED ** I bought my...

** BULB DIMMED then DIED **

I bought my 8350 in Oct 2011, had the auto-iris issue and they sent a refurb unit in July 2012 (supposedly including a new bulb). Well, the image quality in the last...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,724
Views: 1,221,579
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
My Logitech remote has a startup button which...

My Logitech remote has a startup button which I've programmed powering on the PJ and selecting HDMI-1 as well as powering up the AVR and selecting Video-3
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I have this issue as well since I set my TV to...

I have this issue as well since I set my TV to SLEEP in 1 hour and leave WMC playing a recorded TV show. Occasionally I have a black screen when I turn the TV back on. Pressing LiveTV or GUIDE on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I'm sure a larger cutout in the "belly" region of...

I'm sure a larger cutout in the "belly" region of your design is a simple modification for the more "portly" enthuisasts among us! :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I've been using MediaPortal for YEARS with OTA....

I've been using MediaPortal for YEARS with OTA. I too had DirecTV and was dissatisfied with their DVR being isolated from my PC. I switched to cable and purchased a HDHomeRun Prime two years back...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,689
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
SEARCH for 29/59 bug and you'll find how to work...

SEARCH for 29/59 bug and you'll find how to work around... several HD video cards are less suseptible than others. I found setting my ATi graphics (in CCC) to not use the player but the fixed ones...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-13-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
MediaPortal no longer "actively" supports XP so...

MediaPortal no longer "actively" supports XP so I'm not sure whether an older version would still run, or if XP-related bugs will not be addressed in the future (well, actually, current). I'v eused...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I too have this BLACK screen on my bedroom PC. I...

I too have this BLACK screen on my bedroom PC. I purposely have myy power settings to NEVER sleep or kill the display. I set my TV's SLEEP timer at bedtime and simply turn it back on in the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I thought MadVR only worked on nVidia cards? The...

I thought MadVR only worked on nVidia cards? The OP is building an i5 and using its internal video... not sure myself of the image quality as I'm an AMD fan and use inexpensive AMD video cards like...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
There are several threads showing which dGPUs...

There are several threads showing which dGPUs are suceptible to the bug. I've had GREAT experiences on my HD4550, HD6450 & HD6570
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,689
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I have the HDHomeRun Prime that tunes 3 over LAN...

I have the HDHomeRun Prime that tunes 3 over LAN and have been satisfied. They're rumored to be baking up a new model Prime that will tune 6 off a single CC as does the latest Ceton, all for a MSRP...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I have both a Prime and a HDHomerun ATSC. Since...

I have both a Prime and a HDHomerun ATSC. Since the two WMC apps know nothing about the other, if the tuners are in use there isn't one to select. That being said, sometimes trying to pick a channel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
Under MPC-HC while the file is playing, Right...

Under MPC-HC while the file is playing, Right click on the image and get it's options... open the audio renderer and see that it's passing audio, not decoding it.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 342,290
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bemoore http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/436602/huntsville-al-hdtv/2850#post_24278991)

Anybody here tried recording WZDX (Fox...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-12-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
You could DISABLE the tuners in Device Manager...

You could DISABLE the tuners in Device Manager or physically remove it off the motherboard.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-04-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
What about a smart-TV that will play videos...

What about a smart-TV that will play videos directly from his USB drive?  OK, so it may not do the infinite looping he desires.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
Have you assured you have adequate storage, and...

Have you assured you have adequate storage, and that you're not exceeding a quota you'd assigned? Seems to me it's a WMC issue since it makes no sense if the tuner does LiveTV it couldn't record....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-12-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Andrew Hornfeck
I'm actually surprised to see how many HD6450...

I'm actually surprised to see how many HD6450 cards are still available.  Usually they phase out once the next generation hits/saturates the marketplace.  I wouldn't spend the $$ for a HD7xxx for...
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