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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By hammerdwn
Suggest you spend a few weeks here and on green...

Suggest you spend a few weeks here and on green button site reading BEFORE you jump in. Some of the info below depends on your cable company and copy flags...

1. WMC has "bugs", especially if your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By hammerdwn
The GPU/drivers react badly to having the...

The GPU/drivers react badly to having the display/audio device flicker or go off. Putting a device between tricks the PC into thinking the hdmi handshake is always active.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By hammerdwn
And if none of that works, put a hardware device...

And if none of that works, put a hardware device between the PC and AVR like-
active powered hdmi switch
Gefen HDMI Detective
HD Fury Dr HDMI
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By hammerdwn
They should not charge to get proper signal to...

They should not charge to get proper signal to the point where the cable enters your home (box on the side of your house, not the end of your driveway).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By hammerdwn
Have you done the infamous reg hack for nvidia? ...

Have you done the infamous reg hack for nvidia?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Debug\ehPresenter.dll] "NominalRange"=dword:00000001
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By hammerdwn
A receiver isn't going to make wireless...

A receiver isn't going to make wireless headphones sound any better (nothing will). Use wired headphones or get some high quality wireless ones.
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By hammerdwn
You're comparing Sennheiser (a very established...

You're comparing Sennheiser (a very established headphone company) WIRED headphones to Insignia (off brand Tv manufacturer) WIRELESS ??? That's no contest, like apples to oranges....

If you can't...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By hammerdwn
As a test (to rule out the headphones), connect...

As a test (to rule out the headphones), connect the headphones directly to the red/white jacks on the back of your cable box. Is that any different quality than going through the Tv?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By hammerdwn
Guessing you just need one of these $6 adapters...

Guessing you just need one of these $6 adapters (http://www.amazon.com/VCT-VP18-Adapter-Converts-Grounded/dp/B000NND600/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406397309&sr=8-1&keywords=british+to+us+adapter)

The...
Forum: HTPC Computer Items   07-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By hammerdwn
Page 36 of the manual provided by HP for your...

Page 36 of the manual provided by HP for your model (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01294239.pdf) shows what the keyboard/mouse dongle should look like. According to the manual it should be...
Forum: HTPC Computer Items   07-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By hammerdwn
Look around for this HP Media Center IR USB...

Look around for this HP Media Center IR USB Receiver (http://www.amazon.com/HP-Infrared-Receiver-Center-5188-1667/dp/B000Z7XJME)If you can't find it, buy one. Your remote won't work without one...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By hammerdwn
Use part number from eBay link to find other...

Use part number from eBay link to find other sellers. No soldering required, just be careful with handling LCD screen and wiring harnesses connectors. Search youtube for example videos.
Forum: HTPC Computer Items   07-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By hammerdwn
Starting on page 62 of the manual provided by HP...

Starting on page 62 of the manual provided by HP for your model (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01294239.pdf) it talks about a USB IR Receiver and eHome receiver in Windows Device Manager. Do...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By hammerdwn
For 12ft or less, direct connection from source...

For 12ft or less, direct connection from source device to display, just about any cable is ok. If you are using an AVR, or ARC, or longer than 12ft, then at least go for Amazon or even monoprice...
Forum: HTPC Computer Items   07-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By hammerdwn
You can buy an MCE remote that comes with a usb...

You can buy an MCE remote that comes with a usb IR dongle. What will replace your existing remote for WMC.

Or if you want to mess around trying to get this one to work then start by going to the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By hammerdwn
Back lights are dropping out. Can be caused by: ...

Back lights are dropping out. Can be caused by:
ccfl lamps inside panel (not repairable)
inverter board (replace board)
power board (replace board)

If you have a meter then you would want to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By hammerdwn
Can you get a part number off the power board? Is...

Can you get a part number off the power board? Is it BN44-00165A?

There are inexpensive capacitor kits based on which board you have. Here is kit for BN44-00165A:

>> $11 capacitor kit eBay...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By hammerdwn
Many people here recommend...

Many people here recommend http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10255
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By hammerdwn
The hdmi "power" from one receiver will be...

The hdmi "power" from one receiver will be different than another. So what worked on one model, may not on another. Try different hdmi cables.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By hammerdwn
It's likely an hdmi handshake issue. Is there any...

It's likely an hdmi handshake issue. Is there any reason why you need to turn the cable box off? What happens if you just leave the cable box on and only turn the Tv off/on?

Besides that you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By hammerdwn
Have you tried different hdmi cable(s)? Suggest...

Have you tried different hdmi cable(s)? Suggest you replace them before going further... I thought the Onkyo hdmi problems were just DEAD input/output ports. Seen your symptom due to hdmi cable. Is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By hammerdwn
In your windows audio properties hdmi supported...

In your windows audio properties hdmi supported formats under Encoder Formats there should be a whole list of DTS, Dolby, TrueHD, DTS HD. Are they showing up now?

I'm no expert on MPC, but in WMC...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By hammerdwn
Not true, not with your symptoms. ...

Not true, not with your symptoms.




Usually true. Lamps/Ballasts either work or they don't work. Only at the very end of the life of the lamp is where you might see some loss of brightness....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By hammerdwn
Good that the display device lists the Pioneer. ...

Good that the display device lists the Pioneer.

Bad that the audio device does not. Under Controller it should say AMD/ATI or whatever NOT Microsoft. Under Encoder Formats there should be a whole...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By hammerdwn
Dr. HDMI / HDMI Detective may not solve your NO...

Dr. HDMI / HDMI Detective may not solve your NO AUDIO issue, it is used in situations where you have a working system but powering off the AVR/Tv or changing inputs on the AVR cause the PC to loose...
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