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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2010, 12:15 PM
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Posted By bdmac97
I just ran across the Acer Aspire Revo...

I just ran across the Acer Aspire Revo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103235 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103235)) which looks promising.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By bdmac97
I tried looking around but every thread I found...

I tried looking around but every thread I found seemed really old. I built my own HTPC a few years ago but it's basically dead at this point and I'm at a loss for how to fix it. Anyways, I don't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2009, 11:37 AM
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Views: 292,353
Posted By bdmac97
Hi all, hoping someone can help me out here....

Hi all, hoping someone can help me out here. I've been getting digital TV over the air for over a year now with all the major stations coming in fine. I have a CM4221 on the side of my house which...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-12-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By bdmac97
I'm assuming the answer is "yes" but just want...

I'm assuming the answer is "yes" but just want to confirm with the pros. Say you have an older house that you didn't do the wiring in. It was only wired for basic CATV (hopefully homerun to a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,931
Posted By bdmac97
Do not do it. I have a 3850 and got the same...

Do not do it. I have a 3850 and got the same error initially. I reset my DRM and my tuner stopped working in VMC. Had to reinstall Vista. I was using component when I tried and after reinstall I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By bdmac97
Quote:Originally Posted by Zon74...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zon74 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14249765)

1) I've always used dedicated video cards with dedicated memory. When...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,529
Posted By bdmac97
Link to information on the "User Shares" feature...

Link to information on the "User Shares" feature of unraid:

User Shares (http://lime-technology.com/?page_id=47#toc-user-shares1)

Check out the section on allocation methods for details on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,529
Posted By bdmac97
Quote:Originally Posted by kapone...

Quote:Originally Posted by kapone http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14199218)

The problem isn't so much while "reading" off of let's say this...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-28-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,529
Posted By bdmac97
Then your impression is wrong. I use unraid and...

Then your impression is wrong. I use unraid and have \\\ ower\\disk1\\Movies and \\\ ower\\disk2\\Movies both accessible as a single share under \\\ ower\\Movies. They call it User Shares I believe....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By bdmac97
If you already have an HTPC why not just add an...

If you already have an HTPC why not just add an extender and be done with it?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By bdmac97
I'm using the Avermedia PCIe Combo Card. It has...

I'm using the Avermedia PCIe Combo Card. It has Vista 64 drivers. Others will recommend the HDHomerun.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-06-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,742
Posted By bdmac97
I must be blind or is there some way to...

I must be blind or is there some way to integrate iTunes into VMC at all? I already have all my music in iTunes but would like it in VMC too. I know I can strip all the DRM off it and convert it but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By bdmac97
Nobody has an opinion? Two SATA headers on my...

Nobody has an opinion? Two SATA headers on my Gigabyte 690G MB died tonight so I will be RMAing it in favor of the 780G version. To do that I will need to go with a video card w/good quality...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By bdmac97
Would probably be helpful to also include why...

Would probably be helpful to also include why you made your choice? Better video quality? Better driver support? Religious preference?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By bdmac97
So it's a dead heat so far huh?

So it's a dead heat so far huh?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By bdmac97
So the component output from my 690G motherboard...

So the component output from my 690G motherboard is kinda crappy looking and has visual artifacts. At first I was not sure if it was a problem w/my antenna signal but it seems like it is not?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By bdmac97
So lets hear it... which one do you think has...

So lets hear it... which one do you think has better driver support and image quality for HTPCs these days?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-01-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By bdmac97
Your HTPC would have no bearing on whether your...

Your HTPC would have no bearing on whether your receiver will allow you to down-convert HDMI to Component. It will not allow you to do that regardless of the source... at least not on any receiver I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By bdmac97
I think you would be fairly safe just buying the...

I think you would be fairly safe just buying the XBox 360 HDDVD drive and hanging onto it as a safety net since it works in HTPCs. By the time your A35 breaks all the kinks as far as HDMI audio are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By bdmac97
*bump* Can anyone explain this?

*bump* Can anyone explain this?
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-29-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By bdmac97
I probably should have checked this first but I...

I probably should have checked this first but I hope someone can tell me if the mount and antenna I just bought are suitable. I bought this Channel Master J mount:
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-29-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By bdmac97
So antennasdirect is sold out of their DB4...

So antennasdirect is sold out of their DB4 model. Channel Master has a similar model that I would like to buy (cheaper too I think) but I'm not sure where a good place to buy it online would be?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By bdmac97
So I was just curious what happens as you add...

So I was just curious what happens as you add extenders to Vista Media Center when you have multiple tuners in the PC... Can you watch different live TV feeds on the different extenders up to the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By bdmac97
Does such software exist and can it be...

Does such software exist and can it be integrated into VMC?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By bdmac97
Crap so with Vista will I not be able to have it...

Crap so with Vista will I not be able to have it send both 2 channel analog and 5.1 surround like my cable box can do???
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