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few questions from a HTPC newbie

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Thread Starter 
Love all you guys. I was hoping you can help me with a few issues.





I have a windows 7 HTPC hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI. I'm using the onboard video and audio. The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H. The TV is a Panasonic 55" LIFI (sucks).

Question 1:

The audio on my HTPC goes silent for about a second every hour or so. Why is this?


Question 2:

A few years ago I bought a Sony HTCT100 Sound Bar. I did not hear any surround effect at all even after doing my absolute best to calibrate the center and side channels. I stopped using it and just use the TV speakers. I figured the room may have been too big. I have since moved and my living room is a bit smaller. Should I even bother to pull the thing out of my cars trunk and try it another time?



Question 3:

When I first starting using the Windows HTPC, I felt it was a bit blurry. I have gotten accustomed to it. I believe the resolution is set correctly. I had LASIX surgery on my eyes about 2 years ago. I think watching the HTPC is making my vision go bad again. Is this possible?
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Originally Posted by m3ker View Post

Love all you guys. I was hoping you can help me with a few issues.





I have a windows 7 HTPC hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI. I'm using the onboard video and audio. The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H. The TV is a Panasonic 55" LIFI (sucks).

Question 1:

The audio on my HTPC goes silent for about a second every hour or so. Why is this?


Question 2:

A few years ago I bought a Sony HTCT100 Sound Bar. I did not hear any surround effect at all even after doing my absolute best to calibrate the center and side channels. I stopped using it and just use the TV speakers. I figured the room may have been too big. I have since moved and my living room is a bit smaller. Should I even bother to pull the thing out of my cars trunk and try it another time?



Question 3:

When I first starting using the Windows HTPC, I felt it was a bit blurry. I have gotten accustomed to it. I believe the resolution is set correctly. I had LASIX surgery on my eyes about 2 years ago. I think watching the HTPC is making my vision go bad again. Is this possible?

Made me laugh!
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
How did I make you laugh?


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Made me laugh!
post #4 of 5
Well first that you store extra electronics in your car.

And second because I have never seen or heard of HTPC being blamed for someone's vision changes!
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I don't store electronics in my car. I was selling it on craigslist and I was going to meet the buyer at work so I put it in the trunk to transport it to work. When the buyers never showed, I didn't bother to pull it out because I wasn't planning on using it. I was going to throw it in the trash or donate it.



I'm not an eye expert or a monitor expert. I was wondering if anyone had any xp with the issue. That's why I posted.


I didn't expect to be laughed at for posting silly questions. Pardon my ignorance.









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Well first that you store extra electronics in your car.

And second because I have never seen or heard of HTPC being blamed for someone's vision changes!
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