Comments for Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com How good can it be, if it isn't HD? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.11 Comment on A cheap and easy fix to HDHomeRun network issues by Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2009/03/30/a-cheap-and-easy-fix-to-hdhomerun-network-issues/comment-page-1/#comment-8159 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=310#comment-8159 I think the clicking is a different issue. But yeah, I added another NIC to the HTPC and connected the Prime directly to it via a CAT5 cable.

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Comment on A cheap and easy fix to HDHomeRun network issues by Jon Kemp http://bjdraw.com/2009/03/30/a-cheap-and-easy-fix-to-hdhomerun-network-issues/comment-page-1/#comment-8150 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:59:07 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=310#comment-8150 I’m sure you’re well past using HDHomerun Prime & Windows Media Center on the Windows 7 platform but how did you connect the HDHomerun directly to the NIC card without connecting the PC to the network or is it a 2nd NIC card within the PC? One for the network and the other for the PRIME? Do you have any images?
My Windows 7 system clicks uncontrollably just before the firmware update was issued to my HDHomerun Prime all of a sudden. The remote can’t control it when the clicking starts but only occurs on the HD and popular channels. On the music only channels theirs virtually no clicking. The clicking may be a separate issue but now I can’t full screen the image without the PC going dark and a better picture could solve my problems. Thanks.

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Comment on How to reset Windows 7 Media Center by Lisa T http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-8053 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:59 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-8053 For several weeks, I’ve been trying to repair Windows Media Center. (I set up my new bluray player to read from my PC, forgetting that WMC can’t handle additional video options, thus preventing my WMC from accessing the internet – no guide, no WMC.) I’ve written on several forums, read hundreds of threads – this problem has been around for at least 6 years with Vista and Win7 – uninstalled/reinstalled programs, routers, etc., and just played around with EVERYTHING trying to get it to work again. Nothing. For several weeks. Today I happened upon your site/suggestion and, while I have Vista, thought to give it try and not holding out much hope. I am happy to report that I now have a functioning WMC. I cannot express how grateful I am to have found this information and how grateful I am to you for having shared it with us. As I said, there are a multitude of people with the same problem but the few responses from Microsoft indicate that they either are completely incapable of comprehending the problem and/or don’t really give a flying fig if your computer works or not. That the problem is so easily fixed frankly p***** me off! THANK YOU!!!

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Comment on My days with Windows Media Center are numbered by Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2011/12/31/my-days-with-windows-media-center-are-numbered/comment-page-1/#comment-7877 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:05:18 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=430#comment-7877 Yep, switched to the TiVo Roamio when it came out. Was def’ an upgrade for me.

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Comment on My days with Windows Media Center are numbered by Mike J http://bjdraw.com/2011/12/31/my-days-with-windows-media-center-are-numbered/comment-page-1/#comment-7876 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:21:53 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=430#comment-7876 Have you actually stopped using Windows Media Center?

I can tell you that they’ll have to pry my WMC HTPC from me before I’ll stop using it.
(Still rocking it as a whole home DVR, using 3 Xbox 360’s as extenders)

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Comment on How to reset Windows 7 Media Center by Mike Russell http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-5661 Fri, 31 May 2013 16:29:28 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-5661 Thanks a ton. I was in a bind when WMC started recording every playing of a show not just new episodes, I looked into it and found that the guide wasn’t correctly declaring episodes as new or re-run. After walking through your tutorial I have a correct guide and all of my recordings still work.

Mike

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Comment on The state of personal finance software on the Mac is terrible by Mike http://bjdraw.com/2012/06/16/the-state-of-personal-finance-software-on-the-mac-is-terrible/comment-page-1/#comment-5525 Sat, 11 May 2013 20:00:02 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=463#comment-5525 Finally, there’s a free cash forecasting website. Saveplan.com recently launched and offers high quality financial planning and budget forecasting tools. You can create a highly accurate budget and project it 5, 10, 20 up to 100 years in the future and instantly be alerted when financial plans are impacted.

There is a built in financial planner too which helps people plan for mortgages, retirement, having children, taking vacations, even landing upcoming promotions. The site is http://www.saveplan.com and offers 100% free, professional-grade financial planning tools. So far, It has delivered on all the features we’ve been discussing.

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Comment on How do you clean your screens? Here’s how I do it by DaveZ http://bjdraw.com/2013/04/14/how-do-you-clean-your-screens-heres-how-i-do-it/comment-page-1/#comment-5293 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:54:17 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=474#comment-5293 Never tried water. At least one something I own said never use water. But I can’t remember which device or TV it was. Then again, in looking at the ingredients of one of my Costo CleanScreen bottles (after having two nephews and a niece visit yesterday and fingerprint up our big TV and iMac), the primary ingredient is “deionized water” – go figure. 🙂

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Comment on How do you clean your screens? Here’s how I do it by Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2013/04/14/how-do-you-clean-your-screens-heres-how-i-do-it/comment-page-1/#comment-5256 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:43:14 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=474#comment-5256 I suspect the residue from tap water is dependent an the area. I’ve never noticed any, but it might be that I just dry it off quick enough.

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Comment on How do you clean your screens? Here’s how I do it by Justin Garrison http://bjdraw.com/2013/04/14/how-do-you-clean-your-screens-heres-how-i-do-it/comment-page-1/#comment-5255 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:31:52 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=474#comment-5255 You didn’t mention it, but make sure you use distilled water as tap and bottled water can leave a nasty residue.
Other than that I clean my screens the same way. DLP are notorious for getting smears from chemical cleaners and I don’t have many glass screens. In that case I often just use distilled water and a microfiber cloth.

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