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    "WMC support for Netflix ends September 15", apparently

    Except for those of us who currently have to continue using it. For DVR functionality with a cablecard, WMC is the only option for any programming that is not copy-freely.
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    Best blu-ray player for home theater

    MKV is just the container. A makeMKV full-quality Blu-Ray rip is indistinguishable from the original disc. It just gives you the option to leave out some extras to save space. If you want to reduce size with something like Handbrake, then yes, the quality goes down. :p
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    pci tv tuner

    The Ceton will not do ATSC OTA. It is cable only.
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    Sound Card Questions

    +1 on the HRT Streamer. It sounds great, no drivers to worry about.
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    Help me select a good bang for the buck TV?

    This: "Plasma TV's are a lot different, as they are considered "600Hz" panels. This is misleading, as Plasma TV's are such a different technology that it's not rated the same way. However, Plasma TV's ALL support native 24Hz playback (600 is divisible by 24)." is not really accurate. The...
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    Setting up sound for HTPC thru AV Receiver

    He is trying to get sound from his A/V receiver, not his TV. So the TV manual is of little use here. He should be able to set up coax or toslink digital audio with no problems, or even with his analog red/white RCA cables. He probably needs to configure his receiver to assign the sound inputs to...
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    HT With 4 OHM Speakers

    Maybe, but they are both owned by the same company, D & M, who also own McIntosh and others.
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    HELP: With PC 5.1 surround

    Just go digital out from sound card to digital in on the receiver. Either Toslink (optical), or coax will work fine depending on what outputs your sound card has.
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    Receiver & Speaker Options?

    It's too bad too. Jamo used to be high-quality speakers, made in Denmark. They are now owned by Audiovox, which bought Klipsch, Energy, Mirage, etc, and will probably be destroying the quality of them all.
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    HomeTheater recommendation

    A modern integrated will work great for Blu-Ray, anything like a Sandy Bridge, or Ivy Bridge, and most will do 3D just fine. The AMD Trinity's are even better for on-board graphics, and 3D, and even capable of medium gaming.
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    Ripping audio collection - What format fo you rip to?

    FLAC is lossless, but compressed. The different levels are for the amount of compression. It takes longer to compress it the more you compress it.
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    PowerDVD 10 and letterboxing

    Sure, that is a list of films that were shot in 1.85:1, which will fill a 16:9 TV almost perfectly. Many action films were shot in 2.35:1 or wider, with these you will get black bars top and bottom. Live with it or zoom and lose quality. There really is no other solution.
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    Best no sub computer speakers?

    These: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_772A2W/Audioengine-A2-White.html?tp=252&kw=&org=pla&nw=g&crv=6655388305 I also like the Maudio AV40's, but they have had some amplfier issues. Either will make those Blose sound like an AM radio.
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    Ceton InfiniTV 4 Card questions

    From the Ceton FAQ: A: Clear QAM (e.g. unencrypted digital cable): Yes, InfiniTV supports Clear QAM channels; however, Windows Media Center requires that you have a CableCARD inserted in your InfiniTV device in order to configure the tuners in Media Center. Once your InfiniTV is paired and...
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