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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Foxbat121
IIRC, new Intel drivers added necessary UI for...

IIRC, new Intel drivers added necessary UI for you to choose output range. No hacks needed but the hack will still work (you just need to find out the correct driver reg key to apply the hack).

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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Foxbat121
Because there is a mismatch of color space...

Because there is a mismatch of color space between your PC and TV. It's very complex topic and discussed quite often. Anyone connect a PC to TV should research it first.


Edit button will only be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-26-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 538
Posted By Foxbat121
Client mode fit your needs. You need connect your...

Client mode fit your needs. You need connect your pc to ether net port.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Foxbat121
Whatever you choose. Just make sure the settings...

Whatever you choose. Just make sure the settings match your TV (most TVs default to limited range but can be configured to use full range RGB) and your video player and video driver don't do double...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Foxbat121
New recording or old recording. It is possible...

New recording or old recording. It is possible that simply changing a HDD will cause DRM reset so that old recordings with copy-once protection will no longer play. The recorded files actually can be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 445
Posted By Foxbat121
It largely depends on what you are running on...

It largely depends on what you are running on your PC. With majority of HTPC uses are around 4GB, your extra memory is just wasted and costs you $60 to $100 extra for a waste. DDR3 is not cheap...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 445
Posted By Foxbat121
2-3 years ago, when I built my last desktop, DDR3...

2-3 years ago, when I built my last desktop, DDR3 memory is around $60 for 16GB (2x8GB). So at that time, it is no brainer to pick 16GB for $60 over 8GB for $40. But now, the price has doubled and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 445
Posted By Foxbat121
The common issue with laptop lockup is heat...

The common issue with laptop lockup is heat related because of the tight space. I normally use 8GB on all my PCs. 16GB is most I will use. RAM is not exactly cheap these days.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Foxbat121
It depends on the processor of your choice. You...

It depends on the processor of your choice. You need a power supply that can cover the TDP of the processor + GPU + HDD/SSD. In most cases, a 200W PSU will do. But if you are going to go lower, I'd...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 538
Posted By Foxbat121
Have you tried powerline adapters? They are dirt...

Have you tried powerline adapters? They are dirt cheap now and extremely easy to setup. Depending on your electrical wiring, it may or maynot work out. But if it works, it should be much more...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 462
Posted By Foxbat121
WOL (magic packets) are LAN only. Not sure if...

WOL (magic packets) are LAN only. Not sure if Plex client even send out WOL over LAN. You have to ask Plex for that.
Anything over the internet won't be able to issue WOL because of the router. You...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Foxbat121
You leave the laptop's wireless connection on so...

You leave the laptop's wireless connection on so that WMC can get the guide, not the tuner (it doesn't car).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Foxbat121
You would need none of that. Crossover cables are...

You would need none of that. Crossover cables are only needed for equipment that is over 15 years old. Modern network interface all support auto-sensing.


All HDHR (Prime or OTA) tuners...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 462
Posted By Foxbat121
All my PCs sleep after a preset idle time. No...

All my PCs sleep after a preset idle time. No problem wake them up as long as you disable hibernate (which never really works with most of my PCs). I typically wake up my PCs with keyboard or magic...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 469
Posted By Foxbat121
Here is what I understand after living with HDHR...

Here is what I understand after living with HDHR Prime for couple years:
1. Each tuner, networked or not, has a unique tuner ID shows up in WMC.
2. On each WMC instances, you get a list of tuners...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-17-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Foxbat121
Most likely the mismatched color space. A PC...

Most likely the mismatched color space. A PC always output PC color space (or full range) over VGA. Xbox one can be configured to output either PC or video color space (or limited range). A HDTV can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Foxbat121
IIRC, AVCHD standard caps total bitrate to 18mbps...

IIRC, AVCHD standard caps total bitrate to 18mbps if burned on DVD disc. Most BD players will stick to the AVCHD standard (1.x) when playing back AVCHD disc.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 351,085
Posted By Foxbat121
IIRC, an earlier post here suggested that the...

IIRC, an earlier post here suggested that the repair person should be able to pull up service menu to see the reason for reboot. IIRC, it was a power supply issue. They replaced the mother board and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By Foxbat121
you have no idea what you are talking about if...

you have no idea what you are talking about if all you compare is DVDs, not LD or VHS tapes. The DVDs only saw modified special edition, never the original theatrical release. G. Lucas altered some...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By Foxbat121
Some rare edition of Star Wars you can't get it...

Some rare edition of Star Wars you can't get it anywhere else, no DVD, no BD, other than George Lucas' private collection.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-14-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Foxbat121
As long as you are still using that DVD player to...

As long as you are still using that DVD player to playback, nothing can help you much. Upgrade to a BD player (which can be found for dirt cheap) and you can store HD videos to DVD (or DL DVD) as...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-13-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Foxbat121
I don't have any Samsung TV

I don't have any Samsung TV
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-13-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Foxbat121
Samsung pushed real hard for smart TV feature....

Samsung pushed real hard for smart TV feature. You actually pay a premium for the feature compare to the models without it. So it doesn't give Samsung any excuses to penalize the customers. So, ...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-13-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Foxbat121
That defeats the whole purpose of paying for a...

That defeats the whole purpose of paying for a Smart TV. It's quite a sneaky way for Samsung to make a few bucks off the owners. Although, I have to say my LG OLED has the similar thing in its home...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By Foxbat121
If I'm not mistaken, for a cable provider to...

If I'm not mistaken, for a cable provider to encrypt all broadcast channels, it needs to:
1. Get a waiver from FCC
2. Give out free converter box (cheapest SD only box will do) for any subscriber...
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