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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,213
Posted By blueiedgod
No, that is just activation code for WMC. When...

No, that is just activation code for WMC. When you go through tuner set up, once you connect the coax and insert the cable card, you will be given the number to call, and a what to tell them as far...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-30-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By blueiedgod
I have to commend you on doing this. I put an...

I have to commend you on doing this. I put an HTPC (fanless mini-ITX board, Pico PSU, external Laptop power brick) in an old DVD player case, and it looks great!

There were mounting points for...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-30-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,213
Posted By blueiedgod
It should be greyed out, but you can still see...

It should be greyed out, but you can still see the activation code. It will be self populated, and you won't be able to change it.

But, maybe, like you said, it doesn't do it until you actually...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By blueiedgod
If you are local, I will build, deliver and set...

If you are local, I will build, deliver and set up. My location is in the profile on the left.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By blueiedgod
From what you posted, your level are too low. How...

From what you posted, your level are too low. How many ways is the main splitter?

Aren't you splitting the signal between the ETH and the Tuning Adapter?

Amplifying degraded signal won't do...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By blueiedgod
Since C and E are just different partition of the...

Since C and E are just different partition of the same physical disk, it is possible that you have hit the limitation of the physical disk read/write speeds, when using it as TV buffer, and OS drive....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,289
Posted By blueiedgod
I'm using Linksys DMA 2100, and DMA2200, and an...

I'm using Linksys DMA 2100, and DMA2200, and an XBOX360.

I'm one of those who would say that "everything I have thrown at Linksys works" simply because I know what its limitations are, and I make...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By blueiedgod
We just signed up with Verizon Triple play for...

We just signed up with Verizon Triple play for $59.99/month, includes Preferred HD TV, 25/25 Internet and Freedom phone. Just can't go wrong with that.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By blueiedgod
If you ever decide to get cable TV, you will be...

If you ever decide to get cable TV, you will be able to watch copyrighted channels, like HBO and Cinemax on any TV in the house. Plex can't handle Copyright protected content.

The limitation of...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By blueiedgod
The rumors of CableCARD death are...

The rumors of CableCARD death are unsubstantiated.

There was an FCC action lifting integration ban, which simply means that company provided boxes are no longer required to rely on CableCARD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By blueiedgod
If you want the least amount of work, and ability...

If you want the least amount of work, and ability to view Live and Recorded TV, Windows 7 already has a built in DVR software, Windows Media Center. It gets free guide listings updates, and is easy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By blueiedgod
On Denon, when you go through the set up, you...

On Denon, when you go through the set up, you have to choose "LFE+Main" if you want speakers to produce bass. It is clearly outlined in the OWNER's MANUAL...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-17-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By blueiedgod
Most newish TV's unless you have an old tube TV...

Most newish TV's unless you have an old tube TV from the 90's, have digital tuners, which in most cases are Clear QAM capable.

Are you sure Verizon FiOS is offering local channels in ClearQAM,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,213
Posted By blueiedgod
Are you talking VPN tunneling that you can do...

Are you talking VPN tunneling that you can do with two DD-WRT routers?

With a VPN tunnel, you can have an extender, at a physically different location, even across the world, appear to be...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,213
Posted By blueiedgod
Sorry to hear about DOA PSU. It happens. 1)...

Sorry to hear about DOA PSU. It happens.

1) I would start with minimal components when loading the OS. SSD, RAM, CPU, Motherboard. Once you get OS going, then you can add stuff. This way, if one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By blueiedgod
APU is more than capable of handling HD TV. I am...

APU is more than capable of handling HD TV. I am running Radeon 4250, and it is fine.

Your Disk0, at 50 GB seems a little smallish. Is that an SSD, or just a partition on one of your other HDDs?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,665
Posted By blueiedgod
Looks like Hard drive wars are back, after a very...

Looks like Hard drive wars are back, after a very long hiatus.

1 TB SSD was on Newegg just yesterday. And now we have 10 and 12 TB HDDs.

More pron to store!
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By blueiedgod
What's the frequency range on the splitter? ...

What's the frequency range on the splitter?

If the range on the splitter greater than the range TWC uses, then I don't see why you can't use it.


If the hard drive in the DVR is modular with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,191
Posted By blueiedgod
Reminds me of the razor wars of the 90's. ...

Reminds me of the razor wars of the 90's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjEKt5Izwbo
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By blueiedgod
How will the system know that you want to use the...

How will the system know that you want to use the projector or the TV? Telepathy?

Perhaps an HDMI switch or spliter would work?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By blueiedgod
Wouldn't shielding take care of that? I am...

Wouldn't shielding take care of that?

I am thinking in terms of HDMI cables. They are supposed to be made of 4 twisted pairs and shielded.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By blueiedgod
Before we were forced to "upgrade" to a digital...

Before we were forced to "upgrade" to a digital AVR (AVR died and it would have cost more to repair than to buy new), we had a 5.1 all Analog AVR with inputs for the individual pairs of channels. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,264
Posted By blueiedgod
All fine and dandy, but if you have a wall...

All fine and dandy, but if you have a wall mounted TV, can NUK be velcroed to the back of the TV?

Ceton Echo and Linksys DMA 2100 can. They have almost no weight to them.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By blueiedgod
Is RF interference prevalent in digital...

Is RF interference prevalent in digital transmission over copper?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By blueiedgod
Signal strength on the channels that are missing?...

Signal strength on the channels that are missing?

When we had a couple of missing channels on FiOS, it was a bad splitter.

You will need to trouble shoot.

1) Are the same channels missing...
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