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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-09-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 303
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Posted By Cyclism
I tried the little whip snap antenna that came...

I tried the little whip snap antenna that came with the AW, and then tried a Silver Sensor, although you can't really say that it's portable. It's small, and you can take it with you, but it's not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-09-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Yes, I remember. But I actually was so satisfied...

Yes, I remember. But I actually was so satisfied with the performance of the Autumn Wave On Air that I never bothered to test others. However, someone else has, here:

http://www.hdtvtunerinfo.com/...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-09-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
We have an extensive discussion on USB TV Tuners...

We have an extensive discussion on USB TV Tuners here.

of the many discussed, the Autumn Wave is very good. It's the one I use. ;)
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-03-01, 01:42 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
montery: Just to clarify, QAM is digital...

montery:

Just to clarify, QAM is digital cable, ATSC is OTA digital. Read the instructions and make sure you are doing a scan for AIR - DIGITAL to pick up digital OTA channels.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-12-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Walter: According to the instructions , you...

Walter:

According to the instructions , you should have the unit unplugged from your PC before installing the new driver. Once the driver is installed you can connect the unit to the PC. You can...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-12-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Hey everyone: I just checked the AutumnWave...

Hey everyone:

I just checked the AutumnWave website and they have released new drivers and updated the program for the OnAir GT. A list of fixes and improvements is also there.

I have yet to...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-27, 04:13 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Hi Wayne: If you go back to Page 4 of this...

Hi Wayne:

If you go back to Page 4 of this thread, we have already noted the fact that the HVR-950 does not have a QAM tuner.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-27, 12:37 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
jbracing: I'm glad you liked the OnAir as...

jbracing:

I'm glad you liked the OnAir as well. It's a neat little device. And yes, Ryan's support is amazing. I've been emailing him directly with some questions and he has never failed ot answer...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-26, 10:00 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Walter DNes: Yes, the expansys site was...

Walter DNes:

Yes, the expansys site was already referenced in a previous post in this thread, and another poster has purchased from that site. Please read the entire thread before posting.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 06:17 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Try installing the driver from the AutumnWave...

Try installing the driver from the AutumnWave website. It should overwrite the driver you installed from the CD. Then connect the unit for your PC to recognize it. Then install the programm apps....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
roger1818: Yes, another difference is that...

roger1818:

Yes, another difference is that the Hauppauge unit does not come with a remote control. It's not important if you're always using the tuner to view HD on your notebook and can control...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
As someone had asked earlier, doing a comparison...

As someone had asked earlier, doing a comparison of the two units is ideal. I'll try and do it sometime in the next week.
The thing I'm most interested in (since they pretty much do the same thing,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Wayne: Yes, that's what I meant when I wrote...

Wayne:

Yes, that's what I meant when I wrote "try out".
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
COOL! Since it's Best Buy I may just buy one to...

COOL! Since it's Best Buy I may just buy one to try out for a spin.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
jbracing: When you get the GT, let us know...

jbracing:

When you get the GT, let us know how you feel about it as well in detail. I'm still diggin' mine.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
I did try out the OnAir on my friend's Dell...

I did try out the OnAir on my friend's Dell Latitude D810 which has a Centrino 1.86GHz (with 2 GHz RAM, albeit) and an ATI X600 video card, and it worked fine. I didn't check the CPU usage, but we...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
After reading the review of the Hauppage, I...

After reading the review of the Hauppage, I tested the OnAir's CPU usage when viewing OTA HDTV.

With Direct X Video Acceleration on in conjunction with the nVidia Pure Video decoder for OTA HDTV...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
NBAraps: Go to the OTA Forum and read the...

NBAraps:

Go to the OTA Forum and read the threads regarding reception in your location.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
According the AutumnWave website, the minimum...

According the AutumnWave website, the minimum requirements for this device with ATI based video cards are:

Radeon 7200 or higher

Mobility Radeon 7500 or higher

with 32MB Video Memory or...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
dvdrat: I know you asked the question to...

dvdrat:

I know you asked the question to Ryan, but I can answer it. I have seen the unit offered in Canada by expansys.ca for $225CDN plus shipping.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Also, to show that I'm not completely biased...

Also, to show that I'm not completely biased about the product I reviewed, here's an independent review of the Hauppauge unit from Post #2 in this thread which does the same things as the OnAir...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Yes, it has NTSC, ATSC, and QAM tuners. I alluded...

Yes, it has NTSC, ATSC, and QAM tuners. I alluded to that in my review that I hooked up the device to an OTA antenna, but also to my Rogers cable outlet and scanned for channels. It picked up analog...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Everyone: I just want to clarify the...

Everyone:

I just want to clarify the situation here and perhaps explain why stampeder and I are going back and forth rather than him accepting my review for what it is worth.
This was my first...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
stampeder: So am I. The point of my review...

stampeder:

So am I. The point of my review was not to downplay Digital QAM HDTV. The sole point of my review was to tell DHCers of the great results I got from the USB unit that I tested, and to...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
More screencaps from the OnAir HDTV GT- Warning, images are huge

Hi all:

Thanks to a setting on my video card using nVidia's Pure Video Decoder, I realized that the screencaps I took previously displayed some interlacing. I have taken new screencaps for your...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Screencaps from the OnAir HDTV - Warning, images are huge

Here are some screencaps of OTA HD results I was able to get from the product I reviewed in Post #5:

Jeopardy on CFTO-TV, Monday, 06-11-2006, 19:30:...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
Customer Review of "Autumn Wave On-Air HDTV GT USB Tuner"

I pulled the trigger on the Autumn Wave On-Air HDTV GT that I linked to in Post #3. This is a mini-review of the product:

WOW!!!

Okay, here's a longer version of my review:

WOW!!! WOW!!!
...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-10-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Cyclism
And then there's this one from Autumn Wave. ...

And then there's this one from Autumn Wave.

http://www.autumnwave.com/content/view/30/166/

It's been getting some favourable reviews, notably from CNet and HDTVExpert, but the only place to buy...
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