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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By captain_video
That is entirely dependent on the capture device...

That is entirely dependent on the capture device (A/D converter) and software used. A standalone DVD recorder isn't necessarily going to have a better A/D converter than a quality capture device for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 87
Posted By captain_video
While using a DVD recorder is certainly one...

While using a DVD recorder is certainly one viable method, there's absolutely nothing wrong with using a PC to transfer your home movies on VHS. I transferred all of my VHS and S-VHS tapes to my PC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
Uninstall the current add-on via the System ->...

Uninstall the current add-on via the System -> Settings - Add-Ons in Kodi. Then go to Video -> Add-Ons -> Get More and install the latest version dated 3-25-2015. It should fix the guide issue. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
Yes. I don't recall ever using HDHR View until...

Yes. I don't recall ever using HDHR View until you asked about it so I never knew it had guide listings. What's funny is that it looks just like it's supposed to in Kodi so that begs the question,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By captain_video
I install updates, but only the ones I choose to...

I install updates, but only the ones I choose to install. I have it set to download the updates but let me pick which ones get installed. I rarely install them right away so I usually find out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
Both OTA and FIOS. Latest beta firmware...

Both OTA and FIOS. Latest beta firmware installed on all four HDHRs (three Dual/Connects and one Prime) and latest beta HDHR software installed on HTPC. I even uninstalled the HDHR add-on and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
My tuners are all on the same network as all of...

My tuners are all on the same network as all of my HTPCs and desktop PCs that have internet access so I can only assume that they also have access.

I can access the channel listing in the manner...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
I tried what you indicated and it doesn't work...

I tried what you indicated and it doesn't work the same for me. I also do not have guide data in Kodi, but it does provide the channel listings, but with no descriptions. If I hit the Guide button...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 67,443
Posted By captain_video
Here's my philosophy on tuner types: I've...

Here's my philosophy on tuner types:

I've used numerous USB tuners over the years and had problems with every one of them. I've learned to avoid them altogether. If space is a major...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 238
Posted By captain_video
A Pentium would be as low as I'd go for HTPC use....

A Pentium would be as low as I'd go for HTPC use. I've tried numerous low end setups that always tended to fall short of the mark, and they were all configurations that others said would work just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 238
Posted By captain_video
An i3 is plenty of CPU for HTPC use unless you're...

An i3 is plenty of CPU for HTPC use unless you're doing any sort of transcoding. Then I'd opt for the i5. All of my HTPCs run i3's and they work flawlessly for playing any type of video file.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By captain_video
No, you're not alone, but there are others that...

No, you're not alone, but there are others that prefer live TV. Both my wife and son tend to watch live TV whereas I pretty much record everything I watch. I have three Intel NUCs that they both...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,523
Posted By captain_video
Absolutely. HTPCs are tech toys attractive to a...

Absolutely. HTPCs are tech toys attractive to a very small audience. Most people want something they just plug in and have it work right out of the box. They don't want to have something that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 67,443
Posted By captain_video
I got my first InfiniTV4 PCIe tuner from the very...

I got my first InfiniTV4 PCIe tuner from the very first production batch and never had an issue with it that wasn't related to some other hardware or my FIOS feed. It's been rock solid from day one....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,523
Posted By captain_video
Imagine how badly they could screw it up if they...

Imagine how badly they could screw it up if they kept mucking with it. We could have ended up with a Metro interface or some other useless nonsense from the brilliant young minds in Redmond. :eek:
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By captain_video
5400 rpm drives are fine for use as a DVR. Most...

5400 rpm drives are fine for use as a DVR. Most people here seem to prefer using a SSD for installing the OS and apps and a standard drive for recording storage. Pretty much any off-the-shelf...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,523
Posted By captain_video
+1. I also prefer Win 7 and never saw any reason...

+1. I also prefer Win 7 and never saw any reason to switch to Win 8/8.1 just to use WMC. Whatever benefits or detriments people see with Win 8 are irrelevant if you just want to use the PC with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,523
Posted By captain_video
Does this mean that there will be an exclusive...

Does this mean that there will be an exclusive edition of Win 10 Pro that includes WMC or is there any word about it being an add-on like it was with Win 8/8.1?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 947
Posted By captain_video
You just made Mfusick a very happy man. :D ...

You just made Mfusick a very happy man. :D

TBH, I don't see SSDs as a viable solution for mass storage anytime in the near future. The cost per GB is not even close to being competitive with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 636
Posted By captain_video
I wasn't referring to the original topic, just...

I wasn't referring to the original topic, just the post that preceded my last one. ;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 636
Posted By captain_video
Dumbest argument ever. :rolleyes:

Dumbest argument ever. :rolleyes:
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 636
Posted By captain_video
You do if you use your HTPC as a DVR, which most...

You do if you use your HTPC as a DVR, which most of us choose to do. There's no getting around it.



Again, you need internet access if you want guide data. You can move to Montana or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 636
Posted By captain_video
MSE and IE updates get downloaded along with...

MSE and IE updates get downloaded along with other Windows Updates if you configure Windows Update to include them. I regularly update Windows 7 when I see that new updates are available, but I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 636
Posted By captain_video
That's all well and good if you keep your browser...

That's all well and good if you keep your browser up to date and install all pertinent Windows Updates. Problem is, many people don't do either, as evidenced by many of the previous posts, which...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 636
Posted By captain_video
The fallacy in this statement is that you need to...

The fallacy in this statement is that you need to have your HTPC connected to the internet in order to download guide data. If your HTPC is connected to a home network that has an internet...
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