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Forum: Hardware Support 07-28-2005, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By fieldeffect
Yes Darth, most ordinary remotes will work. It's...

Yes Darth, most ordinary remotes will work. It's just about finding one that has all the buttons that you want and feels good.

The only time you get any problems are when people try to make their...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-27-2005, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By fieldeffect
Any IR remote. I've messed around with quite...

Any IR remote.

I've messed around with quite a few trying to find the nicest one, and I keep switching back and forth at the moment between the Microsoft Media Center 2005 remote and the Sky+...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 07-20-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,072
Posted By fieldeffect
My girlfriend goes off on a trip for three weeks...

My girlfriend goes off on a trip for three weeks starting this weekend! So not only can my life be totally devoted to Sage, but I don't even get the complaints about cables and CDs strewn across the...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-19-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 59,141
Posted By fieldeffect
My emails to Sigma still disappear into a black...

My emails to Sigma still disappear into a black hole... grrrr

Out of interest, how much faster would the screen rendering algorithm be if it just used a lookup table to map to 256 indexed colours?...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,579
Posted By fieldeffect
Now there's a reviewer with waaaaaay too much...

Now there's a reviewer with waaaaaay too much spare time :)

Nick.
Forum: The SageTV Community 07-16-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By fieldeffect
Argh! Damned Americans! :) Not sure whether...

Argh! Damned Americans! :)

Not sure whether the UK approach is better or worse. We start a long time after you guys, but then eventually catch up because we don't have a mid season break.
...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 07-11-2005, 04:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,154
Posted By fieldeffect
Well said. I heard that they actually released it...

Well said. I heard that they actually released it to a small trial audience last week, but six of them died three days later under suspicious circumstances and they had to recall.

Apparently...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2005, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By fieldeffect
It's not about the size of your screen, it's the...

It's not about the size of your screen, it's the number of vertical lines you can display on it.... what's that you say? Only 480? You don't have 576? Never mind, i'm sure it looks very nice.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By fieldeffect
So i'm the only person who bought a 120" TV for...

So i'm the only person who bought a 120" TV for compatibility?

Damn :)

Nick.
Forum: Hardware Support 07-05-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,672
Posted By fieldeffect
As a 6600GT and XCard owner, how would you...

As a 6600GT and XCard owner, how would you describe the output quality difference between the two? I was considering getting a 6600GT and comparing it to the XCard, but asking you is much cheaper :)...
Forum: SageMC Custom Interface 07-05-2005, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 447,625
Posted By fieldeffect
Are you planning to do a release of this STV...

Are you planning to do a release of this STV before Sage v3 to tie up bug fixes? You said that the problem that I was having was fixed in your current build, and that you were tying bits up before...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-04-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By fieldeffect
Windows sees the device, but can Hauppauge's...

Windows sees the device, but can Hauppauge's WinTV application? I suspect not.

If it can't, run the hcwclear utility to uninstall all the drivers, then reboot. Go through the driver installation...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 07-04-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,154
Posted By fieldeffect
I hear that it will increase your attractiveness...

I hear that it will increase your attractiveness to women.

...and make coffee

...but you'll only be able to choose how many sugars you want when they release Studio shortly after the main...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-03-2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By fieldeffect
The solutions depend on what your new cable box...

The solutions depend on what your new cable box is and how it is controllable:

- If you're super incredibly lucky you have a cable box that can be controlled through a serial port on the back of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,595
Posted By fieldeffect
Is the MVP solution any better than it used to be...

Is the MVP solution any better than it used to be with Live TV?

I've not kept up to date, but I rejected it previously because it apparently crashed or had problems if you tried to view real live...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 06-30-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,296
Posted By fieldeffect
I know that everyone says it looks and feels...

I know that everyone says it looks and feels nasty.

The key thing is whether it is functional for my limited live system requirements (single box, PVR-350, XCard, XML listings).

If it is then...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 06-30-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,296
Posted By fieldeffect
"Does this question interest you?" :) ...

"Does this question interest you?" :)

Seriously though. I think i'm going to give TVedia a stab tonight just to make my own sad little private statement of rebellion at the lack of a public v3...
Forum: SageTV Software 06-30-2005, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By fieldeffect
Maybe we could start a competition for most...

Maybe we could start a competition for most exotic/unsupported/pointless platform to attempt to install Sage onto.

I could do my part by running a client and server on two VMWare virtual machines...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 06-28-2005, 05:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,296
Posted By fieldeffect
They are the private beta testers. They can move...

They are the private beta testers. They can move in and out of any thread still hardwired to the Forum. That means that anyone who posts in this thread is potentially a tester. Inside the Forum, they...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 06-27-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,296
Posted By fieldeffect
I'd say this is Andy's way of giving us something...

I'd say this is Andy's way of giving us something else to bitch about to take the heat off the release date :)

Do not try to join the private beta, for that is impossible. Instead you must realise...
Forum: SageTV Customizations 06-27-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By fieldeffect
There would be a chance with Tivo since there is...

There would be a chance with Tivo since there is already third party software that lets you network Tivos to share recorded programs, so I suppose that theoretically you could make Sage simulate a...
Forum: Hardware Support 06-07-2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By fieldeffect
That sounds impressive :) What 6600GT card do you...

That sounds impressive :) What 6600GT card do you have? They're a bit expensive to experiment with. Do you not find the colours sharper and with better definition / less bleeding on the PVR-350? I'm...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 06-07-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,154
Posted By fieldeffect
I have a couple of XBoxs, one Linux and one for...

I have a couple of XBoxs, one Linux and one for games, but i'd never set one up as an extender for MCE because I assumed that it couldn't stream live TV. Can it?

Nick.
Forum: Hardware Support 06-06-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By fieldeffect
DVDMax works with Sage, but you don't get the...

DVDMax works with Sage, but you don't get the OSD.

Since DVDMax works by taking whatever is being written to the overlay surface and scales and outputs it with incredible quality, I don't see any...
Forum: Hardware Support 06-06-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,179
Posted By fieldeffect
They could yes, but that's only one problem with...

They could yes, but that's only one problem with the PVR-350. The others - loss of audio sync, overheating, occasional random loss of input, inability to run for more than about a week at a time...
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