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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
There are two ways to playback audio from a video...

There are two ways to playback audio from a video clip: fully decoded playback and bitstream. The first option is the default mode in most cases. Your playback software of choice will try to decode...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Foxbat121
OP is not talking about network extenders, but...

OP is not talking about network extenders, but rather HDMI extenders.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-03-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
Any level of Intel processor runs cooler/quieter,...

Any level of Intel processor runs cooler/quieter, faster and consumes less power than the AMD counter parts. The price difference on the processor itself is not that big consider you often need a 3rd...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-03-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
Yes, the limitation is on the hardware. Not sure...

Yes, the limitation is on the hardware. Not sure if it is motherboard or CPU itself.


But I'm not familiar with AMD system so can't help you there. I have to wonder though why the hell you want...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-03-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
If you use HDMI, the ALC chips are never used...

If you use HDMI, the ALC chips are never used (they are for analog audio only). No sound card needed.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Foxbat121
Wireless HDMI connectors are all...

Wireless HDMI connectors are all discontinued/disappeared due to many issues. But it didn't go away completely. A variant of it now gets adopted by Wi-Fi Alliance as a standard wifi protocol and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By Foxbat121
Does your TV even take 120Hz inputs? Most...

Does your TV even take 120Hz inputs? Most 120Hz/240Hz TVs only takes 60Hz max for import signal. With HDMI, you need have both end agree on the same signal.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-26-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 274,102
Posted By Foxbat121
Sounds like what I have encountered with my 5200....

Sounds like what I have encountered with my 5200. It needs a firmware update and it is not easy to get through without screen display. I'm not sure how Sony can let this kind of player out of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 484
Posted By Foxbat121
The harmony profile that works best for WMC is: ...

The harmony profile that works best for WMC is:
Microsoft Media Center PC (Windows Media Center SE)


It has all the commends.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 484
Posted By Foxbat121
The best way to go to live TV is modify WMC and...

The best way to go to live TV is modify WMC and let it go to live TV directly. If all you use is HTPC, you can use a command line parameter to ask WMC to launch into Live TV. If you have both HTPC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 186
Posted By Foxbat121
Forgot to mention that a mkv file can contain...

Forgot to mention that a mkv file can contain multiple audio tracks. So, always keep the original hi-res audio track unchanged and add a secondary track for compatibility purposes (like AC3 5.1). VLC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 186
Posted By Foxbat121
DTS-HD discs don't contain any AC3 tracks nor...

DTS-HD discs don't contain any AC3 tracks nor separate DTS tracks (DTS can be extracted from DTS-HD track). If VLC can't play DTS-HD, it will not play any sound. I'm not familiar with VLC player...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 186
Posted By Foxbat121
Passthrough means keep the original track...

Passthrough means keep the original track unchanged. AC3 Pass through means if the audio track is AC3, let it unchanged and mux into the final output. Since your movies are all DTS-HD, there is no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Foxbat121
If you don't see HDMI 2.0 explicitly mentioned...

If you don't see HDMI 2.0 explicitly mentioned anywhere, you can safely assume it is not supported. There are only a few handful of discrete video cards support it. Without HDMI 2.0, you can't get 4K...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Foxbat121
To get 4K @ 60Hz, you will need the new HDMI 2.0...

To get 4K @ 60Hz, you will need the new HDMI 2.0 support. Does AMD 5350 supports HDMI 2.0?


Yes, some can get 4K@60Hz with DP1.2 port but it will need special monitor that can convert a dual...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 186
Posted By Foxbat121
Handbrake can handle variety of surround sound...

Handbrake can handle variety of surround sound formats, regardless how it will be played back on your PC. That's whole another story.


I typically keep a DTS-HD pass through track (the original...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By Foxbat121
1080p is ok for 24" or smaller. But for 27", you...

1080p is ok for 24" or smaller. But for 27", you should look for at least QHD (2560x1440) or higher. Here is the thing, if you run Windows, too high of a resolution is not necessary a good thing...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-17-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 274,102
Posted By Foxbat121
All generations after x90 will only decode Dolby...

All generations after x90 will only decode Dolby track to 2-ch LPCM. DTS HD MA are still fully decoded. In US, 7200 is the same as 6200 with a different case.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Foxbat121
No, it only applies to the prime that you set to...

No, it only applies to the prime that you set to Digital Tuner (the first tab will show each network tuner and their settings). The setting is per tuner, not global. Also, once you have done the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Foxbat121
You don't have to remove Cablecard. You can just...

You don't have to remove Cablecard. You can just set it up as Digital Cable Tuner instead of CableCard Tuner and run a channel scan in HDHR Setup utility to see how many channels you can get in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 370
Posted By Foxbat121
Don't confuse encrypted channel with DRM. Two are...

Don't confuse encrypted channel with DRM. Two are entirely different thing. A channel can be encrypted but not DRM copy-protected. The HDHR utility channel scan only shows DRM. But a copy-freely...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-11-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 18,249
Posted By Foxbat121
I'd recommend Costco for their life-time return...

I'd recommend Costco for their life-time return policy on these players. However, I understand Costco currently only carries 3500 and maybe 5500 in the future. Probably no 6500 at all. They has 3200...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-11-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 226
Posted By Foxbat121
You need setup a VPN server on your local...

You need setup a VPN server on your local network. The easier way is to use a VPN router. Then your remote computer needs to use compatible VPN client to dial into your VPN server. Once connected,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-10-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Foxbat121
That's only true for cable length < 15feet....

That's only true for cable length < 15feet. Anything over that is YMMV. @50ft the OP is using, that's really stretching. At that length, you are looking at spent significant amount of $$$ for cable....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Foxbat121
HDMI 2.0 is only required for 4K resolution...

HDMI 2.0 is only required for 4K resolution @60Hz. 1080p@60Hz doesn't have that requirement.
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