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Get a real email account from Verizon, it should come with the account.

It's not a real internet connection as Verizon is not my ISP as they would be with a DSL or FIOS account.  It is a data connection that is tied to my phone number.  My internet comes from tethering my phone to my computer.  I have checked and I don't have a Verizon email account.  Just the Google account that came with the phone.  In fact, it was a requirement to activate the phone.  It is truly the only email account that I have.  I can't get a non-free email without setting up an ISP to my house.  Like I said before, my only option in that realm is dial-up.  I would love to have dsl or cable if it was available.  Satellite is out of my price range.

Any help in this matter is appreciated.



My complaint about this is as follows:

My only non-free email account is a work email account and it can only be used for official business, (it is a "" account).  My only internet access at home is through my cell phone since my only other option is dial-up.  My phone is an android by Google and requires a Google email address.  It is through Verizon but I don't have a Verizon email account.  I have no other email accounts that I can register.  Is there someway to ask for an exception to this policy?  I haven't been on in a while because I had no hardware to build.  I have saved money for a while and I am about a month away from starting to build.  Once I start building, I can only imagine that I will have questions for the forum.

Please don't close the door on me.

Thank you for listening.

Users / Re: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
« on: June 25, 2010, 02:23:09 pm »
Is the remote for this card working under LMCE?  I am willing to buy a USB dongle if I need to, but it would be nice if it worked right out of the box.

Users / Re: WORKAROUND for Beta 2 Video Overscan
« on: February 04, 2010, 03:18:17 pm »
I'm going to try the EDID option that you said worked with the earlier version.  I don't think that it will work because there is no data being received by the computer from the TV on the component lines to tell it what it is. It can only sense that it is connected. The "TvStandard" issue with the 190.xx and higher drivers is suppose to be a documented nVidia bug.  I have tried it in Fedora, Ubuntu and OpenSuse with the same results.  I can't find the forum post that I read before but according to it, nVidia knows about it but they don't fix it.

I don't know much about HDMI but I suppose that you aren't using "TvStandard" in xorg to set the output.  The options for "TvStandard" seem to only effect the analog (composite, svideo, component) outputs.

Users / Re: WORKAROUND for Beta 2 Video Overscan
« on: February 04, 2010, 02:16:20 pm »
That probably won't help with my component out issue. It seems that drivers 190.xx and newer have an issue with them.  When you try to use "TvStandard" in xorg, it causes X to crash.  I suppose that I am stuck with the 185.xx driver.

Oh well.

Users / Re: WORKAROUND for Beta 2 Video Overscan
« on: February 04, 2010, 01:23:41 pm »
What output are you using to connect to your television?  I have had trouble getting my component out to work with any drivers over 185.xx.  I would love to be able to use 190.xx or 195.xx so I can have the overscan slider.

Users / Re: DVD Playback
« on: February 02, 2010, 11:43:11 pm »
Morality is internal, legality is external.  My morality says that I won't copy a protected work and share it.  I also won't store a rented movie on a HDD to watch later no matter what capabilites my software has.

That said, I also want to be legal.  I have been doing some reading since your latest reply.  It seems that DeCSS has been deemed illegal in the US but that uses a different system than libdvdcss. I found this quote on a website.
"However, the Synaptic Package Manager description (if you have the Medibuntu repositories enabled) for libdvdcss2 reads as follows:
Library for accessing DVDs like block device using deCSS if needed"

Although, I can't actually find that quote on Medibuntu's site so I don't know how accurate it is.

I also referenced this this article on wikepedia.

So I suppose that if there is no legal issue with libdvdcss, than I suppose it is all in how you use it.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.


Users / Re: DVD Playback
« on: February 02, 2010, 09:16:12 pm »
Thanks for your reply.
I have read that link and I understand it at least at a basic level.  My understaning is that the way that works is to bypass the encryption.  Fluendo's answer to this is a legal way of watching encrypted DVD on it's licensed  DVD player.
I also think that is that LinuxMCE, besides being it's own entity, is also a collection of media players and other software. Also, in MythTV (at least as far as I know), you can use an external software bases DVD player or its own internal DVD player to playback DVDs.
So my question is...Is it possible to use Fluendo's player or it's codecs to playback encrypted DVDs within LinuxMCE environment?  I'm not sure how all this works together and I am not a programmer or a developer so the answer is not necessarily that obvious to me.

Users / DVD Playback
« on: February 02, 2010, 01:09:52 pm »
Hello all,
I have a question about DVD playback.  It is important to me to do things legally and I am in the US so restrictions are tight.  So I was wondering about the feasability of using Fluendos codecs for legally playing encrypted DVDs in LinuxMCE (or other Linux media players).  I know that usually in Windows, when you install a software dvd player, that other applications (such as Windows Media Player) can use the codecs to playback DVDs. Does anyone know if this is the case for Linux?
Sorry if this is a newbie question but I am very new to everything Linux.


Users / Re: USB-UIRT question
« on: January 30, 2010, 09:41:07 pm »
I found a triple head IR emitter with a single 1/8" plug on the web here...

Will this work with USB-UIRT?



Users / USB-UIRT question
« on: January 30, 2010, 09:14:37 pm »
How many external IR emitters can one USB-UIRT support.  Is only has one jack but I was thinking that maybe it could be split to more than one emmitter.  I know that the same signal will go to all the units but when you use a hand-held remote pointed at the rack, everything in the rack receives the same signal and they just ignore what doesn't appy to them.  This being the case, could I possibly use one USB-UIRT connected to my computer and use this modified external emmitter and control my TV, my receiver, my external HDTV receiver (I only have a single tuner in my computer and I may want to watch something else while it is recording), and my stand-alone DVD player (so I can play encrypted DVDs.  Currently, my equipment doesn't have RS-232 control.  As I upgrade my equipment, then I will be looking for this as a feature.  But for the time being, IR is the only control available.



This could be related to this issue.

Quoted from

As long as you don't need to set special settings in the xorg.conf for a legacy TV (connected via s-video, composite, etc.), this driver is quite fine.

But if you set the option TVStandard, X freezes the whole system while starting. I had a long fight against my HTPC after upgrading to 195.30 until I found out the reason for the crashes. This is of no interest for people who connect the TV via digital interfaces (or better: who are not using the tv-out of the graphics card) or who have a TV which works with the default standard set by the driver (which might be NTSC, but I'm not sure).

I had the choice between a) having the new driver with no TVStandard set and the picture being black and white or b) using the old driver and having color TV again. My choice was b)

As far as I know now, this error applies to all drivers since 190. Nvidia knows about it but doesn't fix it. Therefore I'm stuck with drivers up to version 185. Now I'm running 185.18 again and everything is fine.

(On my main PC the 195 runs without problems but I also don't see any improvements compared to 190)

Users / Introduction and thank you...
« on: January 30, 2010, 05:33:48 pm »
Hello all,
My name is Michael, I got a nickel…  I don’t have an issue (really? my wife would disagree), at least not one that I will be addressing in this post.  I just wanted to introduce myself.  I am new to Linux/LMCE/MythTV.  The bug hit me when I was introduced to FreeNAS about a year ago.  A couple of months ago I started playing with MythTV which led me to LinuxMCE.  I haven’t been successful in getting LMCE going yet but I am hopeful 0810 will be my solution.  I am interested in employing this at work as we have a need for media playback and we need it simple to operate.  Right now we are setting up the projector, plug in the DVD player, dropping the screen, dim the lights, unmute the mixing board, and press play.  For this to really work for us, I need to control DMX from the computer.  That would make it useful for the entertainment industry.  I have a friend that has also become interested in Linux MCE.  He has a website, , in which he helps people with their computer and other electronic issues.  I don’t post this as an advertisement but more of a resource for any and all.  He may be interested in development of whatever or helping with website issues.  You can contact him through his website.
I also want to take a minute to thank everyone that has helped me without even knowing it.  I search these forums frequently and I try to learn from what everyone else has done.
PS. This is the first time I have ever posted to a forum.

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