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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By olyteddy
I found the best microphone to pick up a group is...

I found the best microphone to pick up a group is a PZM model. I am lucky enough to own the RadioShack version, but a quick search at Amazon shows several current models:...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 445,870
Posted By olyteddy
Liars......

Liars... http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/home_theater/hdtvs_with_built_in_home_theater/videowave/index.jsp :p
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By olyteddy
Most TVs these days support CEC ("The CEC...

Most TVs these days support CEC ("The CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) capability allows HDMI devices to control each other when necessary and allows the user to operate multiple devices.") but...
Forum: Home Automation   07-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By olyteddy
If you don't have power at the camera locations...

If you don't have power at the camera locations you might as well run CAT5 and get some POE (Power Over Ethernet) cameras.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By olyteddy
It does take you to live but with the whole show...

It does take you to live but with the whole show buffered, so you can go back.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By olyteddy
FWIW in WMC if you are recording a channel or 2...

FWIW in WMC if you are recording a channel or 2 you can switch back and forth using the channel change or enter button(s) and the show(s) being recorded are buffered. You don't have to go to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 322,159
Posted By olyteddy
I think it's more illustrative of the limitations...

I think it's more illustrative of the limitations of the Mac Mini as an HTPC. Or perhaps an inadequate network (were you attempting wireless?). I have several sub-four hundred dollar PCs (latest one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 243
Posted By olyteddy
Look like this perchance: ...

Look like this perchance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DshoUwqaop4&hd=1


If so, turn off adaptive contrast.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-27-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By olyteddy
And when a high inductance thing like a motor or...

And when a high inductance thing like a motor or compressor turns OFF watch out for spIkes.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,284
Posted By olyteddy
No UPS, just haven't seen an outage here in a...

No UPS, just haven't seen an outage here in a while.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,284
Posted By olyteddy
Actually my W7 HTPC hasn't even been rebooted in...

Actually my W7 HTPC hasn't even been rebooted in 6 months, Windows installed 2.5 years ago.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-26-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By olyteddy
You might trust 50¢ blanks but I wouldn't. ...

You might trust 50¢ blanks but I wouldn't. :rolleyes:

http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B004VS8VA8/ref=acr_dpx_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0
...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,284
Posted By olyteddy
If you have to re-compile the OS every 6 months...

If you have to re-compile the OS every 6 months IMHO Linux as an HTPC platform deserves to die. Wife gets upset when I have to D/L fresh guide information when ComCast shuffles channels. I can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By olyteddy
http://smile.amazon.com/Jungle-Book-Two-Disc-Diamo...

http://smile.amazon.com/Jungle-Book-Two-Disc-Diamond-Blu-ray/dp/B00GDT4M1A/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1406425776&sr=1-2&keywords=jungle+book :confused::confused:
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By olyteddy
Skip the Blu-Ray recording altogether. BD Drive =...

Skip the Blu-Ray recording altogether. BD Drive = $100, good quality BD blanks = about $1.50 each. Decent SATA cradle = $20, hard drives ~ $30 per TB. 40 (25 GB) BD blanks to a TB...You do the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 12,572
Posted By olyteddy
http://youtu.be/4Vb1x_FSBF4

http://youtu.be/4Vb1x_FSBF4
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-24-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By olyteddy
(almost) Any HTPC can. Starting as low as $150...

(almost) Any HTPC can. Starting as low as $150...
Forum: AVS Articles   07-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By olyteddy
I love the reactions to the i-Watch... ...

I love the reactions to the i-Watch...


http://youtu.be/v9JQsXPd41U?t=1m39s
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Posted By olyteddy
I'd recommend using the 'search' tool. There are...

I'd recommend using the 'search' tool. There are literally thousands of posts about cleaning screens...;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,926
Posted By olyteddy
L-L-L-L-L-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-N-N-N-N-G-G-G-G-G way to...

L-L-L-L-L-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-N-N-N-N-G-G-G-G-G way to go! :D
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 15,010
Posted By olyteddy
Yep. All those commercials looked great on this...

Yep. All those commercials looked great on this 26" LED Vizio I use as a computer monitor...Hard to sell TVs using ads on TV I guess! :p
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 12,572
Posted By olyteddy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUw0eKLd2QI&hd=1...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUw0eKLd2QI&hd=1
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By olyteddy
Acer BIOS tends to be proprietary. If it was...

Acer BIOS tends to be proprietary. If it was written for W8 things might not work the same in W7. For $170 you can afford to upgrade to W8Pro if you want to use Windows Media Center (and W7 doesn't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By olyteddy
Hope you can get the drivers you need for Win7...

Hope you can get the drivers you need for Win7...
Forum: AVS Articles   07-22-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By olyteddy
I'll give you domination... ...

I'll give you domination...

http://media-cache-cd0.pinimg.com/736x/fa/bb/4f/fabb4ff2bdace480a23fb4ece76e2752.jpg
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