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Forum: HDTV Technical   01-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Jon_R
https://www.tvfool.com/modeling/tmp/5b94/597/8e2e...

https://www.tvfool.com/modeling/tmp/5b94/597/8e2e77e/Radar-All.png

This is my exact location map. I'm way out of my league here (I'm an HTPC guy) and have never really given such consideration to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Jon_R
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ADTech http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1514364/led-tv-interferes-with-reception-of-dtv-12-1-and-12-2#post_24271969)

If you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-27-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Jon_R
Thanks for the reply. To clarify, the TV...

Thanks for the reply.

To clarify, the TV causes interference in 2 tuners, the internal TV and my HTPC.

I assumed it was the noisy monoprice booster, so I removed it from the equation. Problem...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Jon_R
I have found through many tests that my Samsung...

I have found through many tests that my Samsung UN46F6400 TV causes interference on DTV 12.1 and 12.2. When the Picture is ON, this channel does not come in. If one turns the picture OFF (this is a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-06-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By Jon_R
I use XBMC as my front end and share via UPNP to...

I use XBMC as my front end and share via UPNP to 2 WD Live TV streamers. The XBMC does all the heavy lifting, sorting, etc and the WD Live Streamers just connect to it. WD does not have the most...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-06-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,594
Posted By Jon_R
I haven't been around in a while, this is...

I haven't been around in a while, this is brutal.

I have an AMD 5600 (that's right 5+ years old) with a GT430 and WinTV HVR 2250 running XBMC (frodo) in native 1080p. Everything is hardware...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Jon_R
You can check the event viewer for disk errors....

You can check the event viewer for disk errors. On more than one occasion I've found Windows knew I had (or would soon have) a bad disk and just kept logging errors vs alerting me.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-25-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Jon_R
That's 5 years old? Oh my.. My htpc (used...

That's 5 years old? Oh my..

My htpc (used only for video) is
AMD X2 5600
GT430 w/ 1GB ram (some hardware decoding)
Hauppage HVR-2250 (hardware encoding)
2GB RAM
500GB sata2 (though i think...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-25-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jon_R
Could it be the output of PC range vs TV range? ...

Could it be the output of PC range vs TV range?

0-255 (aka PC levels) and 16-235 (aka TV levels)

I'm new to hdmi having been on component for 5 years so it might not be relevant.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-23-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jon_R
Thanks to robbo100 I've taken things in a new...

Thanks to robbo100 I've taken things in a new direction.

In MP I use multishortcut which hides MP while MCE runs.

StartMCE.bat

"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Team...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jon_R
Funny you mention database corruption - that's a...

Funny you mention database corruption - that's a good point.

I'm an oracle db conversion analyst and I pay the bills with noncorrupt dbs.

I want to retain native green button functionality in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jon_R
I created 2 batch files (I did have to disable...

I created 2 batch files (I did have to disable UAC, tho I'm not worried about that). I used a utility tskill to locate and kill specific processes as well as some undocumented (other than in the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jon_R
I prefer the Windows Media Center DVR because it...

I prefer the Windows Media Center DVR because it is far simpler and just works. I can configure MPTV but I don't want to. I have been doing this a long time and am very patient. It is not time I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jon_R
I've been using an HTPC a long long time. I had...

I've been using an HTPC a long long time. I had MediaPortal running for nearly 5 years on XP quite successfully. As I'm canceling cable I have purchased an Hauppage 2250 dual tuner and a GT430 video...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,000
Posted By Jon_R
I stream a variety of things to PS3 with great...

I stream a variety of things to PS3 with great success. My files live on WHS and stream from an ancient HTPC running XP and PS3 Media Server. All gigabit.

http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-16-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,240
Posted By Jon_R
What a variety of posts! Someone mentioned how...

What a variety of posts! Someone mentioned how AVS is outside the norm, and we so are.

I have an HTPC, have for years, and it does everything I want. I have had Apple products and despite the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,677
Posted By Jon_R
I have always used Disk Snapshot...

I have always used Disk Snapshot (http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/down.htm) to create a backup disk image. I got everything working and made a backup.

Disk Snapshot will work if the disk has bad...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-08-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By Jon_R
I've been doing this HTPC for a long time. I...

I've been doing this HTPC for a long time. I keep waiting for a box that will do the streaming of all the various codecs, or at least the ones I use, without issue.

I have an AMD setup from a few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,841
Posted By Jon_R
I've had a HTPC in one form or another for 10...

I've had a HTPC in one form or another for 10 years. The software has come a long way to the point that it can actually work like a STB.

My HTPC is used daily, we watch ripped movies and tv. We...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-05-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By Jon_R
The concept of permanent data really intrigues...

The concept of permanent data really intrigues me. I work on very large global databases with many people backing up data with all sorts of hoop jumping but the average person doesn't do these...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,449
Posted By Jon_R
Quote:Originally Posted by almot09...

Quote:Originally Posted by almot09 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19276463)

We opened a proverbial can of worms here - media player VS HTPC....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-04-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By Jon_R
I run WHS for HTPC storage (and so much more)...

I run WHS for HTPC storage (and so much more) and it has been a great purchase. Windows Home Server does have its issues but it has great benefits as well (at least if your home network has windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,449
Posted By Jon_R
I've had an HTPC in one form or another for 8...

I've had an HTPC in one form or another for 8 years. In that time I've had a variety of really crappy solutions. Crappy ones required tweaking to get anything done - the constant annoyance that you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Jon_R
I have an old base disk image with just XP +...

I have an old base disk image with just XP + drivers setup as a failsafe. I have system restore enabled on xp htpc as well as nightly disk images from WHS.

Being able to restore to a known...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Jon_R
Let me give you the best htpc advice possible. ...

Let me give you the best htpc advice possible.

Once it's working do not touch it. Do not update drivers or software versions unless you are unhappy with something. If it's working just back it up...
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