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March 2009 - Posts

  • Updated HD PVR drivers

    While it was too late to save HD PVR #4 there are some new drivers that claim to solve the "rare but potential problem with flash memory being corrupted during the power down cycle of the unit". 

  • Sommelier

    In the past I've taken an "over my dead body" stance on HW extenders; but as I explore the HD200's (Sage's extender device) feature set I have to admit being tempted.

    It's old news that it will play everything (mkv, m2ts, avi, etc), and Sage recently added BDMV (Blue ray's VIDEO_TS) support; which is very slick (too bad it's not HDMI 1.3).  But I didn't know that it can output content at its native resolution (480i -> 480i, 1080i -> 1080i) letting you leverage a better video processor in the AVR or TV.

    If they ever add the ability to execute arbitrary code (it is Linux based afterall), I may have to find a recipe for crow :)

    Posted Mar 27 2009, 11:23 AM by babgvant with 11 comment(s)
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  • Listen Up

    I spent some time with the Entertainment 2.0 podcast team last night.  While I was a little nervous it was a lot of fun talking about DTB, MC and the rest. 


    Posted Mar 26 2009, 10:56 AM by babgvant with 4 comment(s)
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    •  Added deinterlacing option, -im

    • Added http streaming option (http port#)

    •  fix a bug where dvr-ms files w/o encryption could not be converted
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  • IsoBrowser

    SageTVLauncher includes a simple application which enumerates all the .ISO files in a specific location and present them as buttons in a full screen application.  When an ISO button is clicked IsoBrowser executes the file (I use Virtual Clone Drive so this mounts the ISO to the virtual BR drive), then it executes the ISO player with the specified arguments (e.g. c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\powerdvd.exe /fullscreen e:) removing the need to drag out the mouse/keyboard to watch a BR movie.

  • SageTVLauncher -

    - Allow positioning of mouse click
    - Option to map a key to close the topmost window if process name matches
    - Option to map a key to reset the display (turn it off/on)
    - IsoBrowser application
    - Only mouse click is used to bring launched application to top

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