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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Apr 2013
Replies: 1,412
Views: 40,030
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I just upgraded to a Samsung 840 Pro SSD and got...

I just upgraded to a Samsung 840 Pro SSD and got good WEI results.

Bye.
Forum: Media Center 17 May 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 4,577
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Your cable TV supplier "should" send along the...

Your cable TV supplier "should" send along the full channel mapping data set during the setup process. Alas, as I am not yet King, you will have to suffer through the manual channel mapping process....
Forum: News 12 May 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,480
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I rebuilt one of my HTPC boxes last week after it...

I rebuilt one of my HTPC boxes last week after it died after many years of service. I choose an MSI Z77MA-G45 motherboard with an i5-3750K CPU with on-board HD4000 graphics. I was not disappointed....
Forum: Media Center 07 May 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,310
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
It's supposed to be daily, and lately mine has...

It's supposed to be daily, and lately mine has been messing up and not updating. I get an error mesage that it could not successfully update when I manually tried it. This is on two different HTPC...
Forum: Media Center 07 May 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,068
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
There is a slight possibility that you didn't run...

There is a slight possibility that you didn't run the Digital Cable Advisor in the Extras menu. It installs some sort of DRM stuff that you need to make this work. You can find test programs that...
Forum: Media Center 06 May 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,913
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Thanks. Of the dozens of sites both Google and...

Thanks. Of the dozens of sites both Google and Bing led me to, it wasn't this one.

Bye. :D

PS. I checked and the reason all of those google and Bing links failed was that...
Forum: Media Center 06 May 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,913
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Where did Tunersalad go?

I have used Tunersalad to patch Media Center to allow more than four tuners of one kind. I think I even paid for it last time. After quite a bit of searching I can no longer find it on the internet....
Forum: Drivers 02 Apr 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,178
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
You do not need a formatted drive to install...

You do not need a formatted drive to install Windows 7, or even XP. The Windows installer should see totally blank hard disk drives and offer to install on one of them. It will of course partition...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Feb 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,086
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
In addition, I'd suggest that your hard drive may...

In addition, I'd suggest that your hard drive may be failing. I recommend backing up any important files and then perform a Check Hard Drive For Errors. You will find this on the Tools tab of the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 748
Views: 146,460
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
It's a matter of working style - the ease of use...

It's a matter of working style - the ease of use - a balance of performance and storage usage. Currently, my C: drive has about 200 GB used, and my H: drive has about 1.2TB used - mostly video and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 748
Views: 146,460
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
When a 500GB SSD of good performance sells for...

When a 500GB SSD of good performance sells for $250, I will give it serious consideration. I've put small SSDs in my laptop and notebook with good results. I have a HTPC with a Z68 chip-set that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Feb 2012
Replies: 748
Views: 146,460
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
After finally realizing one of my data drives was...

After finally realizing one of my data drives was acting goofy for some time, I redid my system with new data drives and a new motherboard keeping my i7-970 CPU and memory sticks. So I set up a RAID...
Forum: Media Center 06 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,465
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I suggest two Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 PCIe...

I suggest two Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 PCIe cards. That would give you four HD tuners for OTA. I have two HTPC boxes with these cards and they work very well. If you want to record two shows and...
Forum: Media Center 21 Nov 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Having built two HTPC boxes with lesser hardware,...

Having built two HTPC boxes with lesser hardware, I'm not sure what the problem is you are having. My wife's MC box is a 2 GHz dual core with an ATI video controller and can record four HD shows...
Forum: Media Center 24 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I find there is no difference in performance with...

I find there is no difference in performance with internal (PCIe) tuners or external (USB and Ethernet). I have mixtures of both on various machines. I've had no trouble recording HD from six...
Forum: Media Center 12 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
After Time Warner eliminated all watchable...

After Time Warner eliminated all watchable ClearQAM from basic cable, we bought an HDHR Prime cableCARD tuner for my MC box. So that my wife can watch her shows on her HDTV, we got a 4GB XBox 360...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Sep 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,217
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Over a year ago I experienced this sort of thing...

Over a year ago I experienced this sort of thing at work on our secure network. IT pushed down a set of recent Microsoft updates to all the machines on the network and some of them didn't survive. By...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Sep 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 8,797
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I had a vaguely similar problem with the HTPC I...

I had a vaguely similar problem with the HTPC I just built up. I used a ZOTAC Z68ITX-B-E motherboard that supports this new Intel SRT. It has a mSATA on the underside of the motherboard where I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Sep 2011
Replies: 1,909
Views: 165,531
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I recently built up a little HTPC box with a...

I recently built up a little HTPC box with a ZOTAC Z68ITX-B-E motherboard. My goal was small, powerful, fairly quiet and moderately low power consumption. I'm fairly pleased with the results. Of...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Sep 2011
Replies: 1,918
Views: 252,244
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
I just built a new little HTPC with a ZOTAC...

I just built a new little HTPC with a ZOTAC Z68ITX-B-E motherboard in a nifty little case. I installed an i5-2405S CPU and Kensington DDR3 1333 RAM sticks. Here is the results of running the winsat...
Forum: News 01 Sep 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,305
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
For what it's worth . . . . . . I just...

For what it's worth . . . . . .

I just built up a nice little HTPC with a ZOTAC ITX motherboard. As many new motherboards, it has some USB 3.0 ports. I did have to install their driver to...
Forum: Media Center 18 Aug 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,392
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Digital TV signals have issues that analog...

Digital TV signals have issues that analog signals don't have. Digital does not like a lot of splitters and may be unhappy with some distribution amplifiers. I don't pretend to really understand it,...
Forum: General Discussion 16 May 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
That is very odd behavior. Having used IE7 in the...

That is very odd behavior. Having used IE7 in the past, I do not remember such an issue. Is there some issue that keeps you at IE7 and not IE8 or IE9? I do have a compatibility issue with IE9 that...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 10 May 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
Yes, that is the case. Now convince the operators...

Yes, that is the case. Now convince the operators of these web sites to clean up their act - not going to happen any time soon. So it does not matter how wonderful IE9 is if it does not work with the...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 09 May 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By Crunchy Doodle
That's a fair question asking about examples . ....

That's a fair question asking about examples . . .

The worst is one web site that insisted I did not have Flash 10 installed and refused to allow me to continue. I obviously have the most recent...
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