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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 276
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Posted By gtgray
People need to understand that converting a 60...

People need to understand that converting a 60 FPS progressive source to a 60 FPS interlaced source will drop half the frames. This means a very juddery image. Upscaling 720P to 1080P can be done...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-10-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By gtgray
SSD wear out is not an urban legend. It is a...

SSD wear out is not an urban legend. It is a design limitation. One that various controller strategies seek to mitigate.



Where for instance SSDs are used in arrays in servers, firmware is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By gtgray
I like SSDs however they just don't make sense...

I like SSDs however they just don't make sense for an actively used TV recorder. Capacity and cost rule them out first and foremost. Wear out rules them out again.


When you start to see...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By gtgray
SSDs wear out. They just don't make sense for a...

SSDs wear out. They just don't make sense for a recording drive. They are great as an OS drive but not as recording target.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By gtgray
JRemote is a highly regarded solution for iOS...

JRemote is a highly regarded solution for iOS devices for controlling JRiver. It provides beyond Gizmo funcitonallity. Gizmo is the Android Remote app for JRiver.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By gtgray
Just because WMC doesn't bailout on the signal...

Just because WMC doesn't bailout on the signal doesn't mean that you will get tolerable playback. What I saw with weak signals was picture breakup and freezes. It would playback okay but every few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By gtgray
It is not unusual at all for PC tuners to perform...

It is not unusual at all for PC tuners to perform less well than TVs or Set Top Boxes. In the days before Analog phase out and up till the time when digital stations were allowed to broadcast at full...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By gtgray
Xbox 360 Video Leves

I can't quite figure out what the heck the Xbox 360 is doing with video levels when used as a WMC extender.


It has 3 video reference levels in Display Settings.


I found the follow quote...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,747
Posted By gtgray
If a set does not handle 1080i properly from an...

If a set does not handle 1080i properly from an external source like a cable box or satellite box, it is not a proper TV.. end of story. So if the internal deinterlacer can't do it you have a display...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,981
Views: 396,992
Posted By gtgray
3D is not a concern for me. I looked at it once...

3D is not a concern for me. I looked at it once on an 82837 which is now parked in a spare room but never on the 92840.


Reliability is not a hallmark of Mits DLPs in the last years. Rear...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,981
Views: 396,992
Posted By gtgray
I appreciate the input and feedback. You make a...

I appreciate the input and feedback. You make a number of good points.


While I understand what a law may say, I can tell you that parts availability very often is not in compliance with the law....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,981
Views: 396,992
Posted By gtgray
Has anyone had one of the 2011 sets repaired...

Has anyone had one of the 2011 sets repaired under a 3rd party extended warranty? My set is still working fine but I wonder what to expect if I do need to process a warranty claim. I have Square...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,526
Posted By gtgray
What about frame rates. The video on the HP is...

What about frame rates. The video on the HP is the proper 59.94 Hz not the silly 60 Hz the Xbox puts out. The Xbox display controller shows its AMD legacy.


What about the frequency of the Ceton?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,526
Posted By gtgray
If it has not been deinterlaced or upscaled yet I...

If it has not been deinterlaced or upscaled yet I suppose that is unmolested enough.


There is not that much else being done that I can think of. Colorspace conversions can muck things up...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,526
Posted By gtgray
I was out on the Green Button and beyond all the...

I was out on the Green Button and beyond all the fussy voodoo people go through to make them work I see mention of a Native Display mode. Does the Ceton have a native mode that would supply 480i,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,526
Posted By gtgray
I never messed with a Ceton, did they ever get...

I never messed with a Ceton, did they ever get 1080P output? Outputting 1080i creates a bit of a mess at 720P channels as it requires dropping half the frames. Outputting 720P needs first class...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 33,016
Posted By gtgray
Market segmentation. It doesn't work because they...

Market segmentation. It doesn't work because they don't want it to. Easiest thing is to tweak the driver so it doesn't install. Knowing how big companies work, that would be my take.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By gtgray
I just happened to look at the color space coming...

I just happened to look at the color space coming out of the HP MediaSmart and it is YCbCR 444. As opposed to my PCs which are of RGB. I have all my PCs set to RGB full using the levels tweaker...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,052
Posted By gtgray
I did a bit of testing yesterday of my HD Prime...

I did a bit of testing yesterday of my HD Prime on wireless. I have an HP notebook at the far end of the house and in WMC the same channels that are unwatchable from the Ceton over wireless, actually...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By gtgray
In general I think extenders get an underserved...

In general I think extenders get an underserved bad rap. I myself had trouble with the HP unit I have and even though it made an exceptionally good picture it wood crash or power down. So I kind of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By gtgray
I agree with that in fact for whatever reason I...

I agree with that in fact for whatever reason I get very excellent color out of the HP Extenders. I have not tried an Xbox. I actually prefer the HP even to madVR for live TV. I am not exactly sure...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,052
Posted By gtgray
One thing I have noticed is that JRiver works...

One thing I have noticed is that JRiver works much better with an HD Homerun Prime. Now JRiver will not always proper release a tuner in SiliconDust which they are supposedly working on. Using the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By gtgray
I put the drive on my router so I did not have to...

I put the drive on my router so I did not have to have the PC with the drive in it running all the time. It was centralized access but as far as redundancy goes I have another copy of the library on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By gtgray
Depending on your needs you may be able to use a...

Depending on your needs you may be able to use a router attached USB drive. I have my music on a Seagate 3 TB external USB drive attached to my Netgear Router. It is a WNDR4000. It supports DLNA. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 149,471
Posted By gtgray
JR MC does not allow you to input the subchannel...

JR MC does not allow you to input the subchannel number on ATSC with remote or keyboard. Yao is going to program a routine for it in MC 20. But it does go to my point that all this time basic...
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