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Forum: CRT Projectors   01-03-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By spock_the_cow
Now that you mention it, I did move the...

Now that you mention it, I did move the projector. We moved into a new house about a year ago, and the new screen is a bit larger than the old one. So maybe the burnin is from the way I had it set...
Forum: CRT Projectors   01-03-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By spock_the_cow
I have noticed several bands on the green tube...

I have noticed several bands on the green tube only on my NEX XG85 projector. I am the original owner of this unit (about 6-7 years now). I'm guessing it is phosphor burn-in from watching mostly...
Forum: CRT Projectors   07-25-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By spock_the_cow
My NEC XG85, which I have been using for about 6...

My NEC XG85, which I have been using for about 6 years now, recently started to 'pop' 1 - 2 times per film. It basically looks like the power was turned off and back on really quick...in the space...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2003, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
I had an Athlon 1600+ and I upgraded to a 2400+....

I had an Athlon 1600+ and I upgraded to a 2400+. It wasn't very stuttery at all with the 1600+....I think one glitch every several seconds. With the 2400+ it plays just fine. I normally play back at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
I actually wrote too soon. The DTS does stutter,...

I actually wrote too soon. The DTS does stutter, but not very often. I just didn't test it long enough to hear a stutter. It happens every 5-10 minutes or so. It isn't a big deal, but it is annoying...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2003, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
I downloaded the Nvidia nForce drivers (most...

I downloaded the Nvidia nForce drivers (most recent WHQL Windows 2000 version) from http://www.nvidia.com and used those. I haven't yet noticed a problem with these drivers.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By spock_the_cow
With my Sony DRU-500, I have burned DVD-R, DVD+R...

With my Sony DRU-500, I have burned DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW. I have used several brands. In the end, I have found that I get better results from some DVD-Rs by forcing 1X burn. Unfortunately, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2003, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,806
Posted By spock_the_cow
As a person who builds computers and deals with...

As a person who builds computers and deals with PC hardware/software daily, I'm well-suited to deal with HTPC issues. But even I have dedicated hours upon hours to my own HTPC. Frankly, the PC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2003, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,288
Posted By spock_the_cow
Quote: Originally posted by et415 Can you...

Quote:
Originally posted by et415

Can you (or anyone else) recommend some good sources for excellent quality, pre-built HTPCs? Or maybe someone could point me to a list somewhere of these types...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2003, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,288
Posted By spock_the_cow
Yes, Dell just altered the pinout of the PS/MB...

Yes, Dell just altered the pinout of the PS/MB connection. The only explanation I can think of for this is that they want to force customers to buy replacement power supplies from them. (One would...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2003, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By spock_the_cow
I have backed up over 100 DVDs now with...

I have backed up over 100 DVDs now with DVDXCOPY. As written above, it makes an exact copy and has to span dual-layer DVDs onto two DVDR/RWs. Episodics are still definitely a problem. The copies are...
Forum: CRT Projectors   06-06-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By spock_the_cow
Is there anyone in the Kansas City area who can...

Is there anyone in the Kansas City area who can do an NEC XG85 calibration?
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   06-05-2003, 06:09 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 173,364
Posted By spock_the_cow
I can run the T2 WMP9 on my Windows 2000 box,...

I can run the T2 WMP9 on my Windows 2000 box, Asus A7N266-C MB, 256 MB RAM, and an Athlon XP 2400+ CPU (not overclocked). It plays stutter-free with a CPU utilization in the low 90's, but it doesn't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
I just reinstalled the nForce audio and...

I just reinstalled the nForce audio and everything works fine. I checked my records, and it was in fact a DTS problem I had before in WinDVD...it was stuttery as discussed above. Now it works fine....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2003, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
Quote: Originally posted by Eapiel DTS...

Quote:
Originally posted by Eapiel


DTS does get passed through but I have audio/video sync problems more often than not. Turning on Hardware accel seems to fix the DTS audio sync for a while...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2003, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
Are you saying that the nForce will not pass...

Are you saying that the nForce will not pass through a DTS soundtrack from a DVD through SPDIF (which would suck), or that the nForce will not real-time encode to DTS (which I know)?

Also, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2003, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By spock_the_cow
I have an Asus A7N266C motherboard, which has...

I have an Asus A7N266C motherboard, which has the nForce chipset that supports realtime Dolby Digital encoding and output via the SPDIF port. Currently, I'm using a Soundblaster Live 5.1 card for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2003, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By spock_the_cow
Aah! That makes sense! Thanks a lot!

Aah! That makes sense! Thanks a lot!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2003, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By spock_the_cow
Thanks for the great response Sherbona! Frankly,...

Thanks for the great response Sherbona! Frankly, I hadn't considered using the analog outputs from my Soundblaster for two reasons:

1) I didn't want lots of wires going from the computer to the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2003, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By spock_the_cow
This is probably really basic, but I haven't...

This is probably really basic, but I haven't found the answer in any of the FAQs.

I have an HTPC with a Soundblaster Live 5.1 connected to my amplifier only by the daughtercard SPDIF out. I have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-03-2003, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By spock_the_cow
Today I purchased the Terminator 2: Extreme DVD,...

Today I purchased the Terminator 2: Extreme DVD, which was just released. This (third) edition of T2 on DVD includes a commentary by James Cameron, and has a 1900 X 1080 Windows Media Player 9...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By spock_the_cow
This is another advantage of a HTPC over console...

This is another advantage of a HTPC over console equipment; a DVD recorder for a computer is much cheaper than a console unit. I just bought a Sony DRU500a, which burns all formats (DVD+R, DVD+RW,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2002, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By spock_the_cow
That's a good point about the increase in SPL....

That's a good point about the increase in SPL. I'll try it in series first.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2002, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By spock_the_cow
Wiring both speakers to the same channel is a...

Wiring both speakers to the same channel is a great idea! But should I wire them in series or parallel?

My speakers are rated 8 ohms impedance, and my amplifier is rated 90 watts into 8 ohms per...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2002, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By spock_the_cow
My home theater has two rows of seats (with the...

My home theater has two rows of seats (with the back row raised off the floor 10 inches), and for each row I have a pair of surround speakers. This is somewhat like a movie theater, where all the...
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