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Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By patja
I am assuming these have zero capabilities in the...

I am assuming these have zero capabilities in the way of automatic commercial skipping.
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,110
Posted By patja
We use our SageTV clients less and less these...

We use our SageTV clients less and less these days, but really it is because Netflix has so much content we want to watch, and they seem to have solved the problem of compression to deliver high...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-16-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By patja
To go off on a tangent, I wonder sometimes when...

To go off on a tangent, I wonder sometimes when we will start re-wiring homes for DC power distribution rather than having a dozen plus devices plugged in with wall warts. I have a sailboat and have...
Forum: Hardware Support 06-12-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By patja
NeTV2 / HDMI2USB potential use as Sage tuner?

I'm wondering if anyone is tracking Bunnie Huang's NeTV2 project and the somewhat-related HDMI2USB project. They seem like they might have potential to serve as open source tuners to capture...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By patja
Centurylink Prism

We've been on DirecTV with Sage for a long time, currently via a Colossus 2 (which is working very well, albeit with daily reboots)

Centurylink is pushing deals on their Prism TV service bundled...
Forum: The SageTV Community 10-18-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,695
Posted By patja
I used to believe in image-based backups with...

I used to believe in image-based backups with Windows Home Server, but with the improved OS recovery options and system checkpoints I feel my need for backup is just my data/files, not the OS or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,815
Posted By patja
I wonder how the compression and audio quality...

I wonder how the compression and audio quality will be.

After taking HBO Now for a spin this weekend I am increasingly dismayed over the spread of streaming and the demise of anything worthy of...
Forum: Hardware Support 11-20-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,248
Posted By patja
I run one box with esxi and separate VMs for...

I run one box with esxi and separate VMs for Omnios with ZFS and Sage. And a couple other unrelated VMs. Works great, and ZFS is balm to my wounds from the 90's when it seemed like I was doing a...
Forum: Hardware Support 10-05-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 388,416
Posted By patja
CBR (had problems): ...

CBR (had problems):

mmc/python2_encoding/Colossus\ Max\ Constant\ Rate=videobitrate\=13000000|vbr\=0|outputstreamtype\=1


VBR (no problems, knock on wood):

mmc/python2_encoding/Colossus\...
Forum: Hardware Support 09-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 388,416
Posted By patja
I am running the Colossus 2 recording DirecTV...

I am running the Colossus 2 recording DirecTV over HDMI with 5.1 AC3, which has had some issues but not nearly as many as I had with the Colossus 1.

I've continued to make small changes here and...
Forum: Hardware Support 08-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By patja
What is your experience with these on the...

What is your experience with these on the Colossus 2?

I am still getting recordings where there is visual stuttering/stop motion that persists for a few minutes and then smooths out. Generally,...
Forum: Hardware Support 05-18-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
I went back to daily reboots. I still have...

I went back to daily reboots.

I still have the occasional glitchy recording where playback starts smooth, then somewhere in the first 5 minutes the video goes to a stop-motion effect, with the...
Forum: Hardware Support 05-11-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
After some glitchy recordings I've gone back to...

After some glitchy recordings I've gone back to daily reboots.

The problematic recordings are different from those I would get from the Colossus v1. Colossus 2 glitchy recordings sometimes go...
Forum: Hardware Support 05-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
We don't watch live TV at all -- sounds like this...

We don't watch live TV at all -- sounds like this might be why we aren't experiencing unwatchable recordings?
Forum: Hardware Support 05-06-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
6.0.260 aka Java 6 Update 26

6.0.260 aka Java 6 Update 26
Forum: Hardware Support 05-05-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
I had to do a reboot. I noticed programs that...

I had to do a reboot. I noticed programs that should have been recorded in 5.1 were being recorded in stereo. "Dolby Digital/384Kbps@48kHz Stereo" mind you so that's some fancy stereo, but not what...
Forum: Hardware Support 05-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
Still trucking along. No reboots, no service...

Still trucking along. No reboots, no service restarts, perfectly flawless recordings!
Forum: Hardware Support 04-29-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
Things have been going pretty well the last few...

Things have been going pretty well the last few days. No reboots or service restarts, and flawless recordings (knock on wood)

I did manage to create some bad recordings when I first updated the...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
doh! Makes sense. Initial test recording...

doh! Makes sense.

Initial test recording shows an improvement. Only one audio track now and it plays through my extenders. I'll continue to test a heavy recording schedule.

Thanks for your...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-27-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
Thanks I was just getting ready to pull the card...

Thanks I was just getting ready to pull the card but I will give this a try. Most of my recordings from last night had the problem where it plays with no sound in Sage but plays fine outside of...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-26-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
I did get the "bad" recordings to play on my Dune...

I did get the "bad" recordings to play on my Dune media player. They play fine on it.

It feels like the problem in Sage might be related to the additional audio track. When I demux it it is...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-26-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
Overnight I recorded a dozen programs. Two of...

Overnight I recorded a dozen programs. Two of them were bad: stop motion effects like a typical bad colossus recording. A split second of motion, then freeze, repeated for the whole recording.
...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
I may have figured out how to get the HDMI 5.1...

I may have figured out how to get the HDMI 5.1 audio. I re-read some of SHS' posts and saw he said something about an EDID tool in the Hauppauge capture software. I poked around in the capture...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
Well I guess similar to what was reported with...

Well I guess similar to what was reported with the HD-PVR 2, even though switching the audio input pin in the registry to SPDIF for the HDMI input results in good recordings from Hauppauge's...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-25-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,206
Posted By patja
Looks like it is working now, except for being in...

Looks like it is working now, except for being in stereo.

I am going to try the registry edits to get HDMI + SPDIF AC3 working. I've got the WinTV v8 application to produce a test recording with...
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