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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-26-2016, 08:41 AM
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Posted By StanF
Put your address into antennaweb.org - it'll tell...

Put your address into antennaweb.org - it'll tell you exactly what antenna you'll need and which direction to point it for best results. It doesn't account for trees, 2 story houses, etc, so you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 284
Posted By StanF
$16 for the Nevo C2 is pretty good - nice tip. I...

$16 for the Nevo C2 is pretty good - nice tip. I went ahead and ordered one - I'll post back here after I get it setup and working. It comes from China, so it could be a few weeks before I receive...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2016, 07:52 AM
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Posted By StanF
Lol - that's a great blast from the past!

Lol - that's a great blast from the past!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 284
Posted By StanF
Yes, I've got several compatible IR receivers. ...

Yes, I've got several compatible IR receivers.

The 650 is actually kind of interesting for $63 or so. I recently started using a FireTV, which added two remotes to my ottoman - the TV remote to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 284
Posted By StanF
Best Windows Media Center Remote? Trusty Phillips died...

I've been a WMC user for a long time. I've had a couple of very nice Phillips remote controls over the years WITH the programmable TV power button and programmable volume buttons. It worked great,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-22-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By StanF
Another good technique - look around the...

Another good technique - look around the neighborhood, and find a neighbor with an antenna. See what works (or doesn't work) for them.

It won't be foolproof, as trees and other obstructions can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7,185
Views: 789,221
Posted By StanF
Easiest is to just look at the color code of the...

Easiest is to just look at the color code of the antenna recommended on antennaweb.org.

http://www.antennaweb.org/Images/Antenna_Select_logo.png

Then, look for the color code on the various...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By StanF
Roger that - thanks for the correction. That's...

Roger that - thanks for the correction. That's what I get for going from memory! :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7,185
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Posted By StanF
KTBC is in low VHF, so a UHF-type antenna will...

KTBC is in low VHF, so a UHF-type antenna will NOT pick it up very well.

I'm in Round Rock, and I'm able to pick it up with a UHF-type antenna. For you, in Georgetown, I'm not surprised that you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 279
Posted By StanF
Crashplan from her computer to your computer can...

Crashplan from her computer to your computer can be done for free and will be completely automated.

Crashplan only costs money when you are using their cloud backup services.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-05-2015, 01:06 PM
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Views: 22,354
Posted By StanF
Try 78681 - it worked for me

Try 78681 - it worked for me
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-24-2015, 07:37 AM
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Posted By StanF
My guide problems were fixed over the last couple...

My guide problems were fixed over the last couple of days - automatically - nothing needed to be done by me. All three KTBC channels (7.1, 7.2 and 7.3) showed up, with guide data, along with some...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-21-2015, 08:13 AM
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Views: 789,221
Posted By StanF
Anybody having issues with Windows Media Center...

Anybody having issues with Windows Media Center and KTBC OTA?

My WMC guide data was not updating over the past week or so, so I setup TV again yesterday.

After the setup, WMC did not find any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By StanF
Good note - I forgot that it will also do ATSC...

Good note - I forgot that it will also do ATSC channels. I will probably just reconfigure it for ATSC...but I have two HDHR dual channel units already configured for ATSC.

With six ATSC tuners,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By StanF
Any use for Analog Tuners?

Time Warner in my area is switching over to all digital, so my trusty HVR-2250 dual analog card as useful anymore. Is there anything else that I can do with it anymore? Or just a paperweight?
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,808
Posted By StanF
I think a lot of the key...

I think a lot of the key advantages/disadvantages have already been discussed. Honestly, there's really not much difference between them, so either one will likely work fine for you.

Here's a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KMGray http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1366694/ceton-in-a-whs#post_22665646)

The design decision to only allow WHS to backup...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By StanF
This entire thread reaffirms my belief that the...

This entire thread reaffirms my belief that the Silicon Dust Prime is the best solution for sharing cable card tuners...

I'm sure the Ceton and other solutions can be made to work, but the Prime...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,683
Posted By StanF
I had a DOA 2TB Red drive. Really disappointing,...

I had a DOA 2TB Red drive. Really disappointing, since these should be more reliable. From the reviews on Newegg, Seagate is having problems with their drives too. Not sure where the problem lies...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,902
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/60#post_22484132)

...I have a feeling there's a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,332
Posted By StanF
Just saw the Windows 8 Plus Pack in a Newegg ad...

Just saw the Windows 8 Plus Pack in a Newegg ad this morning...$70 just for the plus pack. Either 70 or 100 for Windows 8 itself. So, $140 to $170 to build an HTPC with Windows Media Center...seems...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,902
Posted By StanF
I concur that I don't notice a speed difference...

I concur that I don't notice a speed difference between the 64 and 128GB SSDs. I also rarely reboot my PCs - S3 sleep mode is great.

However, I generally keep my hardware for several years, so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,902
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/30#post_22470779)

Wow, lots to catch up on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,902
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/30#post_22469511)

Makes sense to me, although it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,902
Posted By StanF
Dan, use the drives that you have. If you find...

Dan, use the drives that you have. If you find problems with it later, then spend the $60 on the SSD at that time. If it works to your satisfaction, then you will have $60 to spend elsewhere.
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