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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2009, 03:59 AM
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Posted By etrigand
I'm helping a friend build his first HTPC and...

I'm helping a friend build his first HTPC and we're having trouble with an "old" PCTV PCI card I gave him. (It's one that was branded by Pinnacle Systems in a bubble pack, and now I can't tell if...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-18-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By etrigand
The manual for the Onkyo is unclear about what...

The manual for the Onkyo is unclear about what the optical digital out signal is. I was hoping that it was passing the same signal it was processing through the speakers. The headphones, though,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-18-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By etrigand
I have an Onkyo TX-NR905 and a set of Pioneer...

I have an Onkyo TX-NR905 and a set of Pioneer SE-DIR2000C headphones. The inputs on the headphone transmitter include digital optical in, and the receiver has a digital optical out. So, naturally I...
Forum: CRT Projectors   03-03-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By etrigand
I have a pull-down screen (with anchor points...

I have a pull-down screen (with anchor points 85" apart) and I want a portable stand -- like the AV geeks used to use back in school...do they still do that?

Also, are their options that include...
Forum: HD DVD Players   01-29-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By etrigand
Much like this guy...

Much like this guy (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948874) and this guy (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=778935) I can't seem to figure out how to get Dolby Surround...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-15-2003, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By etrigand
HDNet is showing a documentary-style show in...

HDNet is showing a documentary-style show in it's current rotation about the Red Bull FlugTag event that was held here in Austin a few weeks back. My group (der WienerMissile) is prominently...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-24-2003, 07:30 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 27,699
Posted By etrigand
Quote: Originally posted by leeloo23 Before...

Quote:
Originally posted by leeloo23
Before I get to my questions my setup is as follows.

Location: Pflugerville
OTA: Channel Master 3016 (mounted on one story roof with a clear line of site...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2003, 07:30 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 27,699
Posted By etrigand
Before I devote time and money to trying to pull...

Before I devote time and money to trying to pull down an SA signal:

Has anyone heard if KSAT-DT(?) is going to broadcast the SuperBowl in HD?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2003, 08:13 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 27,699
Posted By etrigand
Quote: Originally posted by David W C ...

Quote:
Originally posted by David W C
etrigand- what antenna and rotator di you install? It sounds like you are happy with the results.
I'm quite happy. I even got a blip on San Antonio's station...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-18-2003, 04:11 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 27,699
Posted By etrigand
I spent all day putting up my new antenna and...

I spent all day putting up my new antenna and new(-to-me) antenna rotator. I now get a better than 90% signal from the local channels (21, 49, 43 and 56). The really shocking thing is the 90+ signal...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 393,068
Posted By etrigand
Excellent. With a little atenna fiddling I can...

Excellent. With a little atenna fiddling I can get 85 or better on 21 and 49.

I live smack dab in the middle of Austin (Airport and I-35). I'm about to reset my dish and add an external antenna...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2003, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 393,068
Posted By etrigand
I have a Sony Direct TV sat receiver. When I...

I have a Sony Direct TV sat receiver. When I tune in Austin's local HD channel (KXAN), I choose channel 36.1 - 36.3, but when I want to check the signal strength, I use channel "21". Can someone...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   01-07-2002, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By etrigand
Just my opinion, as an ATI owner: The PVR...

Just my opinion, as an ATI owner: The PVR application only works if you have a dedicated machine. I have to shut down all other programs to get my Dell Workstation 220 with a 900mHz proc and 512 MB...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-27-2001, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,579
Posted By etrigand
Anyone know what the new locals will be? I'd...

Anyone know what the new locals will be? I'd love to start UT'ing Buffy, Smallville, and Enterprise...and Sabrina and Gilmore Girls...and maybe a few others...dang, UPN and WB have quite a schedule!
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   08-12-2001, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By etrigand
<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Resolution (sort...

<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Resolution (sort of):</FONT f>

<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Text</FONT f>I gave up on trying to find the actual problem and ran a (new) RG/6 cable just for the f'n...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   08-06-2001, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By etrigand
<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">The only way I can...

<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">The only way I can get the problem to go away is by unhooking all "conductive" cables from the receiver (S-Video, and all 3 RCAs) -- the problem doesn't occur with the...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   08-06-2001, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By etrigand
<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">I bought an RCA...

<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">I bought an RCA UlitmateTV system at Curcuit City last weekend. I took it back due to a picture problem (described below) and the replacement unit has the same problem.
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