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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By Jeffrey
Quote: Originally Posted by jkaiser Just to...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkaiser
Just to cover the bases, your DVD ide is on DMA and not PIO?

This is critical. Be sure you are in an Ultra DMA mode on whichever IDE channel your DVD drive...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Jeffrey
Quote: Originally posted by wordgasm they...

Quote:
Originally posted by wordgasm
they say they're supposed to get stock on the 21st in theory.

Who are "they"?

I'm interested in the 880, but not sure I want to spend the money....
Forum: Screens   04-12-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Jeffrey
Quote: Originally posted by Tukkis Yep I got...

Quote:
Originally posted by Tukkis
Yep I got a HTPC running ZoomPlayer which allows me to shift the image up or down.
That is what I did when I had the constant-height setup.

Quote:...
Forum: Screens   04-12-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Jeffrey
Be aware that as you zoom between the two aspect...

Be aware that as you zoom between the two aspect ratios the image will shift vertically. the only way I can think of to deal with the shift is to change what part of the LCD panel (or DLP) is...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-04-2005, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Jeffrey
Is the screen material mounted to the front of...

Is the screen material mounted to the front of the frame? Photos would be great.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-04-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Jeffrey
Be sure to get "trim-head" screws if you want to...

Be sure to get "trim-head" screws if you want to minimize the size of the screw at the surface. They are available in black.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   03-29-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Jeffrey
If you end up using dimensional lumber (not...

If you end up using dimensional lumber (not mdf), the best strategy is to look for pieces that have a straight grain. These will be more dimensionally stable than those with "squirly" grain. If you...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   03-29-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,056
Posted By Jeffrey
Interesting. I think I will try some drafting...

Interesting. I think I will try some drafting mylar....

Edit: changed "vellum" to "mylar"
Forum: Screens   03-29-2005, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Jeffrey
You can also use a mask near the projector with...

You can also use a mask near the projector with a cutout of the correct aspect ratio, placed a few inches from the lens. I have done this with my D-ila projector when displaying 2.35:1 material. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-28-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Jeffrey
Quote: Originally posted by alougher I guess...

Quote:
Originally posted by alougher
I guess what I have to do to set this up is put my card into clone mode, set the 2nd output to Tv out and connect via the dongle on my 6600GT card. I guess the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-28-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Jeffrey
telmd- Do you use MCE2005? If so, do you need to...

telmd- Do you use MCE2005? If so, do you need to change the primary monitor from your projector to the little 5" VGA screen when you want to display the MCE interface?

The "advantage" that I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Jeffrey
I use DVD Decrypter as RickE suggested. I rip...

I use DVD Decrypter as RickE suggested. I rip them in ISO (full bitrate, disk image) mode and play them back using Daemon tools to mount a virtual drive.

Expect DVDs to take up approximately 7.5...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Jeffrey
What is a PID?

What is a PID?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Jeffrey
Anybody else have any thoughts on this?

Anybody else have any thoughts on this?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Jeffrey
Thank you for that Hobbieguy. Is it at all...

Thank you for that Hobbieguy. Is it at all possible that a bad IDE cable could cause this behavior?

Do you think I should try a different DVD drive? I happen to have another Nec 3520 I could try....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Jeffrey
Hi- I'm having some trouble with my newest HTPC....

Hi- I'm having some trouble with my newest HTPC.

For some reason, it downgrades the secondary IDE to PIO mode. I can change it to Ultra DMA, restart, and enjoy smooth DVD playback, but by the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   02-15-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,232
Posted By Jeffrey
Metalic powder from jwerb's art supply link: ...

Metalic powder from jwerb's art supply link:

http://www.misterart.com/store/view/...ca-Powders.htm...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   02-12-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By Jeffrey
Quote: Originally posted by MississippiMan ...

Quote:
Originally posted by MississippiMan
Discovered "De Bomb."

OK. No teasers. Tell us what you have found (in a new thread),
Forum: DIY Screen Section   02-09-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By Jeffrey
Quote: Originally posted by amature I've...

Quote:
Originally posted by amature
I've also been toying with the idea off putting in another electric roller for a masking system.
This is the time to do it. It would be very cool, and not much...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   02-09-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By Jeffrey
Looks great Greg. Please keep us posted. Do you...

Looks great Greg. Please keep us posted. Do you plan to have limit switches to control the point at which the motor stops, or just a momentary toggle like on the car window?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-11-2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Jeffrey
OK, then you will not want to use the VGA...

OK, then you will not want to use the VGA splitter as suggested by the other gentlman. You will need to use a desktop that spans two monitors. Does your ATI 7500 have more than one output? If so,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Jeffrey
Are you planning to run the same resolution on...

Are you planning to run the same resolution on both displays? I don't know anything about the HS20. Is it 16:9?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2005, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Jeffrey
Michael- Where did you purchase the ca10?...

Michael-

Where did you purchase the ca10? How much did it cost?

Thanks!!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2004, 12:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,926
Posted By Jeffrey
I use XP Pro, but like the idea of a...

I use XP Pro, but like the idea of a well-thought-out interface like MCE. One BIG capability that I require is the abilitty to use dual monitors, running different resolutions (indeed, different...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-15-2004, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jeffrey
Thanks Bob and Mack. Please kepp us up-to-date....

Thanks Bob and Mack. Please kepp us up-to-date. It looks like a nice tool.
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