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Thought I needed a new tuner

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 07 June 2015 · 175 views

This past week I noticed an issue where a few recordings were cropped:

 
I didn't think much about it at first as the episodes I noticed it on had been recorded multiple times, so I just watched another recording.  
 
I then ran into it when watching live TV.  I did some experiments and realized it was always occurring on the 3rd t...


New channel, BUZZR

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 02 June 2015 · 157 views

​Time for another channel scan as Fox added a new subchannel for the new network BUZZR .  As you might have guessed from its name, it's a channel devoted to game shows .
 
Pat Sajak  is one of the guest stars on the currently airing episode of Super Password .  There was some banter between him and the host (Bert C...


May Savings, HBO Now

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 01 June 2015 · 179 views

I've been enjoying Game of Thrones on HBO Now so I've decided to go ahead and let the $15 charge for the next month go through so I can finish watching season 5, which wraps up in a couple weeks on June 14th.  I had a small balance left on the iTunes gift cards I received for Xmas , so I'm only counting $10 towards the monthly expense for content....


Coastal A's and Rods 23rd Annual Fun Run

Posted by SpiceWare, 25 May 2015 · 148 views

Coastal A's and Rods has a street rod event event, known as the Fun Run, down in Corpus Christi for Memorial Day Weekend.  
 
My brother-in-law Eric entered the Big Hot Wheels Toy that they brought up for the Houston Art Car Parade .  They won the Kids Choice award :thumbsup:
 



Tuner firmware update

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 24 May 2015 · 159 views

Been over a year since I checked the firmware on my tuners, so I downloaded the update tool  and ran it:

 
I have the older HDHR3-US model, current version is HDHR4-2US .  Looking at the firmware changelog I see that not much changed for my model since the 20140121 firmware:
Release 20150406 - HDHR3-US/DT/EU models: Fix reboot when...


Useful Site

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 11 May 2015 · 176 views

Cut Cable Today  - they have a nice comparison of DVRs for use with an antenna .  
 
My folks plan to cut the cord in the near future, they'll probably go with the Tablo , their top pick.  The Tablo didn't exist when I start this project, else I might have gone with one.
It sits on your home network (does not directly connect to y...


April Savings, HBO Now

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 05 May 2015 · 225 views

No purchases for April, so $156 saved.  Now at $3478 for the cumulative savings since January 2013. Only $238 left to pay off the setup.
 
 
As you may have heard, HBO Now  is up and running.  At the moment you can only sign up if you use an Apple device (iPhone, iPad or Apple TV) or if you have internet service via Optimum....


DPC+ARM - Part 12, Gamepad Support

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 03 May 2015 · 154 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...


DPC+ARM - Part 11, Beginnings of the Arena Kernel

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 02 May 2015 · 155 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...


DPC+ARM - Part 10, Score & Timer display

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 25 April 2015 · 185 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...






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