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Forum: Xbox Area   01-30-2015, 07:21 AM
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I really really really want to try it. My...

I really really really want to try it. My girlfriend has a Lumia and likes it.

I've had HTC Android phones dating back to the G1 and I really like them. So I was very excited to see the One M8...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-29-2015, 07:31 AM
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Views: 107,114
Posted By pittsoccer33
when you guys log on and play a game like this by...

when you guys log on and play a game like this by yourself do you play with a headset? I've never used one, just kind of curious. how about other FPS games?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By pittsoccer33
You need to specify what kind of 3D movies you...

You need to specify what kind of 3D movies you have.

If you have side by side or top and bottom MP4 files then you don't need anything special at all. You just need to play the file and tell...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-27-2015, 09:23 AM
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Posted By pittsoccer33
every evening on the east coast the team...

every evening on the east coast the team deathmatch mode (called Attrition) has between 3,000 and 5,000.

The rest of the modes have a few hundred usually.

Its by far my favorite Xbox One...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,124
Posted By pittsoccer33
from what I've dug up on the internet a cablecard...

from what I've dug up on the internet a cablecard should never be able to be used in a place shifting scenario. but copy once allows that, so I wonder if that could force a crack down.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,124
Posted By pittsoccer33
If I lose the ability to record expanded cable I...

If I lose the ability to record expanded cable I will definitely dump it. I enjoy having it, but I have survived without it in the past and will continue in the future. As much as I like the X1...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 485
Posted By pittsoccer33
I live smack dab in the middle of Pittsburgh. ...

I live smack dab in the middle of Pittsburgh. The local ABC affiliate has a repeater just down the street on Pitt's campus and it comes in like crap. It just sort of depends, though I bet with a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,830
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think a major reason for the removal of WMC in...

I think a major reason for the removal of WMC in Win8 had to do with dropping AC3 decoding from the standard Windows license.

MPEG2 decoding is part of the GPU, and the other relevant...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By pittsoccer33
MakeMKV is what I do, but you need to realize...

MakeMKV is what I do, but you need to realize that what it spits out will not be compatible on most of your devices. Few of the things you mention support MPEG2 video (and I'm not too sure how...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-23-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By pittsoccer33
A big unanswered question to many on AVS Forum is...

A big unanswered question to many on AVS Forum is whether or not Windows Media Center will make it into Windows 10 (it is not in the preview builds).

Assuming it did (big assumption) I think that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 485
Posted By pittsoccer33
It has the ability to decode the digital ATSC...

It has the ability to decode the digital ATSC signal that comes off an antenna. You still need the antenna though.

I think its a regulation from the FCC that to call something a television means...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 485
Posted By pittsoccer33
For OTA you need: -an antenna -a tuner ...

For OTA you need:
-an antenna
-a tuner
-possible an amp

Antennas start at $10 at Dollar General and go up to well over $100 for roof mounted models. The type you need to purchvase really...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 485
Posted By pittsoccer33
This is where you need to temper your...

This is where you need to temper your expectations. If your idea is to store digital files on your pc and send them around the house thats no problem. But if you think you are going to be able to...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-21-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18,409
Views: 569,631
Posted By pittsoccer33
does this mean they will sell a wireless adapter...

does this mean they will sell a wireless adapter for the XB1 controller to pc?

when I move in a few months I was considering buying a powered HDMI splitter and sending a run over cat6 to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By pittsoccer33
Does MakeMKV handle the 29.97 pulldown flags now,...

Does MakeMKV handle the 29.97 pulldown flags now, or do you still need to use a multi-step process with EAC3to?

Just for background info: the video on hd-dvd is 23.976 just like bluray discs, but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By pittsoccer33
More than the drive, I'd be worried about the...

More than the drive, I'd be worried about the discs failing. I have a few that have already - http://www.avsforum.com/forum/152-hd-dvd-software/1332907-having-very-bad-luck-warner-hd-dvds.html
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,028
Posted By pittsoccer33
MPEG2 is actually not as commonly supported as...

MPEG2 is actually not as commonly supported as you probably assumed. It is still the standard on DVD, ATSC broadcasts, and digital cable, but in web video and bluray it has been completely replaced...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,551
Posted By pittsoccer33
I really enjoyed the movie. It was nice to see...

I really enjoyed the movie. It was nice to see an "adult" movie for a change - one where characters are in real danger and you know they haven't already signed contracts to come back for Fury 2 -...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,028
Posted By pittsoccer33
Your DVDs have MPEG2 video and Dolby Digital (aka...

Your DVDs have MPEG2 video and Dolby Digital (aka AC3) audio. Some might also have DTS audio.

So if you wanted to purely back them up you need to make sure the device you plan on playing them...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By pittsoccer33
PS3 Media Server is just a DLNA server. Windows...

PS3 Media Server is just a DLNA server. Windows has one built in too. Plex has many moving parts, but the server software also includes a DLNA server.


To do this in Windows is easy:


-open...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By pittsoccer33
^^ thats extremely cool. Thanks for pointing it...

^^ thats extremely cool. Thanks for pointing it out.
Forum: Xbox Area   01-16-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 36,229
Posted By pittsoccer33
Thats incredibly helpful. Thanks for taking the...

Thats incredibly helpful. Thanks for taking the time to write some of that out. Just knowing how to procede through story missions is really what I want to be able to do.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By pittsoccer33
This is where I got lost before when someone...

This is where I got lost before when someone mentioned SAS expanders. I saw they were hundreds of dollars so I just kind of gave up on that.

What am I missing? That little board you linked to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-16-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By pittsoccer33
I just replaced my S1 with an F8500, so here are...

I just replaced my S1 with an F8500, so here are my thoughts:

-F8500 is definitely blacker. There are far more image settings and enhacements possible, so it takes a bit longer to do a basic...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 36,229
Posted By pittsoccer33
I guess this is part of my problem (possibly...

I guess this is part of my problem (possibly others as well) - I really don't know what any of this is. I read what users are posting on here and I'm clueless what any of it means. Like I don't...
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