Component vs. DVI vs. HDMI

DVI vs. HDMI vs. Component Video — Which is Better? First, to clear away one element that can be confusing: DVI and HDMI are exactly the same as one another, image-quality-wise. The principal differences are that HDMI carries audio as well as video, and uses a different type of connector, but both use the same […]

Comcast DVR is the Motorola DCT6412

broadband » DVR From Comcast FAQ. I’m really just learning how to use this thing. It is way complicated. The main issue is that channel switching and input are just so slow. There are some kind of cool tricks though: h2. Copy to a DVD “Replayguide”: This is a great guide that shows you how […]

Best Home Router Reviews

Hardware Router Chart | Tom’s Networking. They have Den Guru now and they list the throughput of the various devices. It is amazing to see how fast these are. The Netgear WPNT834 for instance can up/download at 94Mbps. That should be fast enough for any broadband connection. The D-Link DGL4300 is the same at 93Mbps, […]

KLH Digital is really an Apex – DVD Player Compatibility List. Bill has a knock off KLH DVD-857. I don’t have any idea what this is. But, the KLH Digital 1220 is actually a rebadged Apex 1100W, so I’m guesiing all KLH Digitals are really Apexs. He uses it because it is region free and reads just about anything. Plus […]

Turtle Beach Riviera

Turtle Beach – Riviera 5.1 Sound Card. This is a $30 card that has a digital S/PDIF output perfect for plugging into a home theater. Ironically, the new Creative X-Fi won’t work but the older “Audigy2 ZS”: does because it has an SPDIF output in the rear. It lists for $100 and is probably a […]

Creative Labs X-Fi

Tom’s Hardware Guide Peripherals & Consumer Electronics: Creative X-Fi: A New World of Sound – Introduction Now that I’ve got Zoom Player working, things are pretty good with my home theater PC. Just two problems remain. First is getting digital audio out. The onboard audio gives me five channels out, but they are five separate […]

Zoomplayer Rules!

Home Theater PC News – Your Source for Everything HTPC Related. I’ve been struggling to get my home theater PC really working correctly. Both Windows Media Player and BSPlayer have trouble working correctly. When I go full screen, they always go to the PC Monitor rather than to the big HDTV display. Also, ATI Catalyst […]

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