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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By JorgeA
Yes, I think that's the one. I remember reading...

Yes, I think that's the one. I remember reading somewhere that the update (I don't recall which one anymore) also messed up DRM for Windows Media Player.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 498
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks guys, it looks like there's many different...

Thanks guys, it looks like there's many different ways people handle the updates issue.

Given our home's experience with updates, the way we use the PC, and wife's extreme upset when the thing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 498
Posted By JorgeA
WMC users: do you install Windows Updates?

We have a Windows 7 PC that houses a Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe tuner and runs Windows Media Center.

Installing the monthly "Patch Tuesday" Windows Updates has always been a nail-biting experience for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 478,670
Posted By JorgeA
Looks like your post and my edit crossed in...

Looks like your post and my edit crossed in cyberspace. :)

Thanks for the idea. I will move on to that stage if this happens again, although (because of the Norton connection) right now it sounds...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 478,670
Posted By JorgeA
"Viewing or Listening Conflict"

Not sure if I should post this here on in the WMC thread, but here goes. If a mod allows it, I may cross-post over there.

I'm getting this dreaded error message, and I'm hoping that somebody can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Thumbs up Thank you mdavej and Ken.F for the info on these...

Thank you mdavej and Ken.F for the info on these remotes, it's just what I was looking for. If there were a "thumbs up" smilie, I'd be putting it right here. :)

It'd be a shame to throw out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Sorry for the delay, it was a hectic couple of...

Sorry for the delay, it was a hectic couple of days.

Thanks very much for the replies. Below is a pic of both remotes, with the old one at left.

Let me know if this helps, or if you need...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 03:17 PM
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Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Question I have a "new" 7MC remote, what do I do now?

The printed symbols on some of the keys on our old Windows 7 Media Center remote are wearing out, and I have a new remote that I'd like to install. Are there any issues or pitfalls that I need to be...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-03-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By JorgeA
Good news: the next month's statement came in,...

Good news: the next month's statement came in, and not only did they adjust the bill going forward, they also credited me for last month's overcharge. We're back to one (free) CableCARD plus the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Something else to watch out for...

Something else to watch out for (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/12/microsoft-withdraws-bad-windows-7-update-that-broke-future-windows-7-updates/?comments=1) this month:


...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 478,670
Posted By JorgeA
This may be a shot in the dark but... did you...

This may be a shot in the dark but... did you install the Windows Update KB3001554 from September? It's described as helping Microsoft to "improve the experiences when users play DVDs in Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Great to hear that the problem doesn't happen to...

Great to hear that the problem doesn't happen to everyone!

For whatever reason, I find that WMC on our system won't tune to any channels after a reboot (with or without Windows Updates) unless I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
You can change your Windows Updates settings so...

You can change your Windows Updates settings so that they don't install or even download unless you explicitly allow it. In Windows 7, go to:

Start Menu --> Control Panel --> System and Security...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-08-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for...

Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for November. Rebooted as usual, then as usual launched 7MC, slid out the CableCARD, waited 30 seconds, and put it back in the Ceton InfiniTV4 tuner....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-08-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for...

Last Friday I installed the Windows Updates for November. Rebooted as usual, then as usual launched 7MC, slid out the CableCARD, waited 30 seconds, and put it back in the Ceton InfiniTV4 tuner....
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-03-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By JorgeA
Sorry for taking so long to report back. I...

Sorry for taking so long to report back.

I called Comcast last week about the CableCARD charge and the missing equipment discount, and the CSR said that they would "look into it," as it could be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
You needed to knock on wood when you said that. ...

You needed to knock on wood when you said that. :)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By JorgeA
Any particular reason for this change now? (Such...

Any particular reason for this change now? (Such as regulatory changes.)

Others out there -- are you experiencing this too?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By JorgeA
Comcast now charging for CableCARD, eliminates discount for customer equipment

Just got our Comcast statement for the next month, and I see that Comcast has started charging $7.45 a month for the use of a CableCARD, which up 'til now has been free for the first card.

In...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 450
  Extant
Views: 18,361
Posted By JorgeA
We haven't watched Extant since the final...

We haven't watched Extant since the final "mini-series" episode where the Thing got into a Good Samaritan couple's car.

Would have been preferable (from our viewpoint) to bring it to a clear...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
Unpromising early scoop on the inclusion of WMC...

Unpromising early scoop on the inclusion of WMC in the upcoming Windows 9. From Windows Weekly 375 (http://twit.tv/show/windows-weekly/375) (transcript...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 450
  Extant
Views: 18,361
Posted By JorgeA
I thought I saw at the end of last week's episode...

I thought I saw at the end of last week's episode (9/10) that it said "Season Finale," as opposed to the "Series Finale" which is what we were expecting.

Wife immediately groaned and rolled her...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 478,670
Posted By JorgeA
I tried the tune-pause-wait-play trick, and it...

I tried the tune-pause-wait-play trick, and it worked! :cool:

If it happens again, I'll escalate to checking the SNR.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 478,670
Posted By JorgeA
A couple of days ago we went into Comcast's...

A couple of days ago we went into Comcast's "Music Choice" channels for the first time in a while, and we noticed that the sound was dropping out for a second or two at least 2-3 times per minute....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 759,657
Posted By JorgeA
You've been fortunate. There are threads around...

You've been fortunate. There are threads around the forum where people have reported guide outages where the programming guide wouldn't update for days at a time. It's happened to us, and I sure do...
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