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Forum: Latest Industry News   03-02-2015, 12:11 PM
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Part of me truly believe the timing of this vote...

Part of me truly believe the timing of this vote was chosen because of the Comcast/TWC merger. Voting on that has to be relatively soon, and by drumming up the net neutrality debate now it forces...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 5,003
Posted By pittsoccer33
Building a cable network is also extremely...

Building a cable network is also extremely expensive.

In the greater Pittsburgh area there is a lot of new home development in areas that lie 30+ miles outside the city. Areas that would be...
Forum: Xbox Area   03-02-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By pittsoccer33
Its definitely not the Xbox One. That would...

Its definitely not the Xbox One. That would imply it has a decoder available that is capable of reading the given codec. If that were true it would just be able to play it.
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 5,003
Posted By pittsoccer33
Yes, Comcast, in it's attempts at creating a...

Yes, Comcast, in it's attempts at creating a vertical monopoly, own MSNBC (and a bunch of other cable networks too).

So that's how I know this isn't all bad news for Comcast. If they really had a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 5,003
Posted By pittsoccer33
How much are you willing to pay though? Right...

How much are you willing to pay though? Right now if you subscribe to cable and get the History Channel I bet something like $0.50 of your bill goes to A&E Networks to create "History" programming. ...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 318
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Posted By pittsoccer33
Normally I would say that a free market will work...

Normally I would say that a free market will work itself out. Competition among providers would lower prices and improve service.

But there is no free market for internet service. And where...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 5,003
Posted By pittsoccer33
The concept is that you pay for an internet...

The concept is that you pay for an internet connection. What you do with it is your business - you cant have your access blocked or slowed down. If you want to use Skype, Netflix, or Vudu then...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By pittsoccer33
Yep, there are a number of Harmony profiles you...

Yep, there are a number of Harmony profiles you can use. Here are some ideas...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By pittsoccer33
I recently had a similar problem with a hard...

I recently had a similar problem with a hard drive. It just disappeared. I figured it was a sata cable that went bad. I tried a different cable and it worked fine.

See if you can try a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By pittsoccer33
You definitely need a player at your television. ...

You definitely need a player at your television. You alluded to having a network at the house, and lots of PC storage.

You can store the video files on a computer in another room, or you can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By pittsoccer33
Is your computer plugged into your receiver? Did...

Is your computer plugged into your receiver? Did you watch a movie in Plex Home Theater that way?



When you are trying to use your AVR as the media player, it is accessing the DLNA part of the...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 522
Posted By pittsoccer33
Pssh, you guys are late to the party. I've...

Pssh, you guys are late to the party.

I've been gaming in VR for 20 years!

https://livelystate.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/mariotennis.jpg
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By pittsoccer33
yep Media Center Master, if it works on Mac....

yep

Media Center Master, if it works on Mac. Its great and super easy to use.

Right. No matter what, you probably want to do something like this:
Movies Folder\
-Avatar (2009)\
--Avatar...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By pittsoccer33
Remuxing keeps the audio and video quality...

Remuxing keeps the audio and video quality exactly the same - no change to the streams at all. Thats how I use MakeMKV. Whatever server software you tried in the past could have accidentally been...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By pittsoccer33
I have a lot of thoughts and suggestions, so let...

I have a lot of thoughts and suggestions, so let me try to organize them.

First of all, not having an internet connection is severely limiting. For starters, you won't be able to use any sort of...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,120
Posted By pittsoccer33
I was really pulling for Michael Keaton. ...

I was really pulling for Michael Keaton. Pittsburghers are really proud of him - he went to Hollywood, starred in a box office recording smashing movie as well as some lesser hits, but never seemed...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-24-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,929
Posted By pittsoccer33
I thought it was very interesting how the...

I thought it was very interesting how the orchestra the last few years has performed in a recording studio a mile or two away.

Scott, I think that would be a great thing to do some digging on. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By pittsoccer33
What kind of quality of service/upnp settings are...

What kind of quality of service/upnp settings are on your router?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 496
Posted By pittsoccer33
I would say not to, and heres why: when I...

I would say not to, and heres why:

when I started in the hobby 12 or so years ago not only were hard drives comparatively very expensive, I really couldn't tell the difference between an 8GB MPEG2...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,929
Posted By pittsoccer33
http://www.film.com/wp-content/uploads/2000/02/202...

http://www.film.com/wp-content/uploads/2000/02/20252759-20252762-large.jpg
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,929
Posted By pittsoccer33
That doesn't stop the members of the academy. or...

That doesn't stop the members of the academy. or more accurately, their assistants or other associates who they let vote for them.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-17-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 878
Posted By pittsoccer33
I really like the idea of a cocktail cabinet. It...

I really like the idea of a cocktail cabinet. It just seems much more reasonable and functional. I know I'm not going to use a stand up cabinet much. Even when friends are over to watch a Pitt...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-17-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,087
Posted By pittsoccer33
My girlfriend is much more into gadgets and tech...

My girlfriend is much more into gadgets and tech than the average person (she loves her Zune, Windows Phone, and Surface!), so shes a bit more comfortable than the average person when it comes to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 878
Posted By pittsoccer33
I saw this a while back and really like the...

I saw this a while back and really like the concept of it:

http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Super-Easy-Arcade-Machine-from-1-Sheet-of-Plywoo/
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 559
Posted By pittsoccer33
i actually think different emulators can work...

i actually think different emulators can work better/worse with specific rom files. some games just have obscure programming and the ability to handle it isnt always captured by the emulator. at...
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