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Forum: News 12 Nov 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By mlevy
[/QUOTE] I haven't heard yet that UEFI can...

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I haven't heard yet that UEFI can lock out anything. Here's how it works with 7:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums...
Forum: News 12 Nov 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By mlevy
From the article linked at the beginning:

From the article linked at the beginning:
Forum: News 11 Nov 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By mlevy
At least the bloatware could be removed. With...

At least the bloatware could be removed. With the UEFI locking that Microsoft is requiring the OEMs to do you CAN'T get rid of Win 8 (you say this is no different but it IS different). Microsoft is...
Forum: Media Center 11 Nov 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By mlevy
I have the Ceton infiniTV 4. Setup was dead...

I have the Ceton infiniTV 4. Setup was dead simple, can record/view up to 4 selections at a time (well, watch 1 at a time unless you have an extender, record 3). My picture quality is nearly...
Forum: News 11 Nov 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By mlevy
This is making me very glad I moved from PC to...

This is making me very glad I moved from PC to Mac for my laptop and home-build my desktops (now used for an HTPC and will run 7 for the foreseeable future). I might even have to convince my dad to...
Forum: Media Center 07 Nov 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
FINALLY got all the parts and hooked it up today....

FINALLY got all the parts and hooked it up today. PQ seems indistinguishable from the provider-supplied DVR. Now to decide how to tame the spaghetti of coax cables behind my TV stand. I have a...
Forum: Media Center 26 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
I just chatted with a rep at TWC, they couldn't...

I just chatted with a rep at TWC, they couldn't tell me if it's a multi or single. Guess I'll find out when it arrives, but the FCC mandate says this:



That tells me they HAVE to provide a...
Forum: Media Center 26 Oct 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By mlevy
Sounds like a broadcast issue. I don't see how...

Sounds like a broadcast issue. I don't see how MC would strip one "track" out of the broadcast.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Oct 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By mlevy
98 also used FAT (or FAT16). Win 7 should be...

98 also used FAT (or FAT16). Win 7 should be able to read it anyway.



I was thinking the same thing but if that was the case I don't think the drive would even show until the driver was...
Forum: Media Center 25 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
I looked again, the x1 slot is blocked by the...

I looked again, the x1 slot is blocked by the video card. Will it really damage the card to use it in a x16 slot? I guess I need to try using the video card in one of the 3 other x16 slots to see...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Oct 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By mlevy
Actually, it sounds like there's a problem even...

Actually, it sounds like there's a problem even getting the computer to reach the BIOS part of the bootup. Try using another outlet, it could also be a failing system board or power supply. Are...
Forum: Media Center 25 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
The PCIE X1 slot IS open. Yeah, it's a...

The PCIE X1 slot IS open.

Yeah, it's a gaming rig. I'm getting more and more frustrated with the COD series (there is ZERO work being done to ban hackers), there's not much else that's...
Forum: Media Center 23 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
Have a 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 already, the OS is...

Have a 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 already, the OS is already installed on it. If it all works out, I MAY re-install Windows before making it dedicated to the DVR, right now it's a gaming machine. That...
Forum: Media Center 23 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
Thanks. I actually placed the order earlier,...

Thanks. I actually placed the order earlier, anxious to get it rolling. If it works out, I may pick up the Ceton Clone and dump my tuner for my second TV. Phase 1 is getting the tuner card and IR...
Forum: Media Center 22 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By mlevy
How is the live/recorded TV video quality?

I'm considering re-purposing my rig and making it a DVR/HTPC. Yes, it's a little overpowered but I'm getting disenchanted with gaming and figured I'd get better use of it this way.

I plan on...
Forum: Gaming 18 May 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By mlevy
I guess I'm a palm gripper and the R.A.T. 7 fits...

I guess I'm a palm gripper and the R.A.T. 7 fits me pretty well.
Forum: Gaming 15 May 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By mlevy
Uncomfortable? Hardly. The R.A.T. 7 has...

Uncomfortable? Hardly. The R.A.T. 7 has interchangeable pinkie and palm plates and the thumb plate can be tilted in and out (front to back) and also adjusted forward and back. I have one, it's a...
Forum: Gaming 26 Apr 2011
Replies: 116
Views: 8,946
Posted By mlevy
ezeht, you're missing a critical step on the...

ezeht, you're missing a critical step on the UNALLOCATED SPACE. In order to format UNALLOCATED SPACE you need to create a partition TO ALLOCATE the space, THEN format. Right-click, create...
Forum: Gaming 25 Apr 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By mlevy
I will have to disagree here. Yes, I had trouble...

I will have to disagree here. Yes, I had trouble with OCZ memory on my Asus board, but I was using OCZ Platinum with an AMD BE CPU. I got some OCZ BE memory and it's been running PERFECTLY since. ...
Forum: Gaming 25 Apr 2011
Replies: 116
Views: 8,946
Posted By mlevy
You've always needed to partition and format a...

You've always needed to partition and format a new HDD, this is nothing new.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,531
Posted By mlevy
We need to see more of the graphical portion of...

We need to see more of the graphical portion of the screen. It looks like there are a few more physical drives there, one or more likely shows as unallocated or not initialized, that's where your...
Forum: Gaming 13 Apr 2011
Replies: 116
Views: 8,946
Posted By mlevy
For the 460, a mid SHOULD do, the picture below...

For the 460, a mid SHOULD do, the picture below shows a GTX 470 in a Coolermaster Cosmos case. You can compare the card to the MB.
...
Forum: Gaming 13 Apr 2011
Replies: 116
Views: 8,946
Posted By mlevy
Robin, Not sure what you consider "way too...

Robin,
Not sure what you consider "way too expensive" for the case, but the case I suggested was only $160 where the one YOU suggested is $210 from the same source. The PSU you suggest is $160, vs....
Forum: News 12 Apr 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,182
Posted By mlevy
It seems all Firefox did is replace the...

It seems all Firefox did is replace the incremental-type releases (3.5, 3.6) with a full version number release rather than staying at incremental. Not sure why they felt the need to expedite...
Forum: Gaming 12 Apr 2011
Replies: 116
Views: 8,946
Posted By mlevy
I'm an AMD guy but that's just me. Here's what I...

I'm an AMD guy but that's just me. Here's what I would build if I didn't already have my rig.

AMD Phenom II x4 965BE ($160)
8 GB memory (not sure here as the OCZ memory that I have and love...
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