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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-08, 06:34 PM
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Posted By granduncle
Read post 9 here ...

Read post 9 here
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=84035
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By granduncle
If this happens in 6 years, I'll be impressed...

If this happens in 6 years, I'll be impressed...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By granduncle
Why do you need the BD writer? Blank BD media...

Why do you need the BD writer?
Blank BD media is at least twice the price of hard drive storage (per GB)...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
The Gigabyte 780G has a IEEE1394 pinout onboard...

The Gigabyte 780G has a IEEE1394 pinout onboard (in addition to backpanel) for a front FireWire connection if your box has one...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By granduncle
Yes, it should. Sorry.

Yes, it should. Sorry.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
Yes, I did. Also used satellite tuners (PCI and...

Yes, I did.
Also used satellite tuners (PCI and 1xPCI-E).

RE: Onboard audio.
AMD is the undisputed leader. But there is every reason to suspect competition heats up.
Intel and NVidia are in a...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
It's personal. The 7 PCs I built and used over...

It's personal.
The 7 PCs I built and used over the last 3 years had never more than 1 PCI slot filled and only the first 2 had video cards.
Lately the onboard video got good enough for anything but...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-04, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
This is a post from an Edmonton Shaw user taken...

This is a post from an Edmonton Shaw user taken from a site that can neither be linked to nor mentioned
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-04, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
I've never done this myself, but have seen this...

I've never done this myself, but have seen this done by others.
It requires some fiddling, from what I recall. Some claim Vista makes it much easier.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-05-03, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By granduncle
Looks good. IIRC, this case doesn't come with a...

Looks good.
IIRC, this case doesn't come with a power supply.
Make sure you don't skimp on it...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-04-30, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
RE: Intel vs. AMD Unless you are into gaiming,...

RE: Intel vs. AMD
Unless you are into gaiming, a decent HTPC today probably won't need upgrades,
you can make it play HD/BD with under 50% CPU utilization and that's the hardest task for an HTPC...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-04-29, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By granduncle
If you have to have an Intel solution, I'd wait...

If you have to have an Intel solution, I'd wait 'til the G45 is out. It will be much better in the hidef optical playback department.
If you can't wait and need it now - I'd go with a AMD solution,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-04-28, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By granduncle
I thought Shaw PVRs have the FireWire connector...

I thought Shaw PVRs have the FireWire connector active and you could capture the recordings.
Has this changed recently (last year or so)? Or does it depend on the market?

RE: PC specs.
It will...
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