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My personal notes collected while messing with my HTPC running Windows XP SP2 and GBpvr with a Hauppauge PVR-500 (dual analouge tuners) a Twinhan DVB-C CI (AD-CP300 / 2033) and a TerraTec Cinergy 1200 DVB-C (digital cabel tv on the YouSee cabel network in Denmark).
All entries here:
2009-11-14 11:57:10
Samsung UE32B6050 (6000 series LED TV) movie mode
2009-01-02 18:19:57
A little (late) update, DVB-C multidec recordings now works in GB-PVR
2008-04-09 22:17:41
ACamd v0.5.0.9 multidec cardserver
2008-02-18 23:08:27
Yipii, GB-PVR, multidec, Yankse and NewCS is working!
2008-02-18 02:49:04
MyTheatre and Yankse! Working with NewCS!
2008-02-17 18:31:49
Trying to run WinCSC and Yankse separately
2008-02-17 16:02:12
Got a bit further with the multidec setup
2008-02-16 18:39:48
Multidec plugins continued...
2008-02-16 14:36:21
Multidec plugins...
2008-02-15 22:54:46
DVB-C working now in GB-PVR
2008-02-15 16:50:04
Twinhan DTV and MultiDec plugins for GB-PVR
2008-02-14 16:11:32
DVB-C and GB-PVR, take 2...
2008-02-14 00:48:34
DVB-C and GBpvr...
2008-02-13 18:39:46
Digital cabel tv (DVB-C) from YouSee (aka TDC Kabel TV)
2008-02-13 14:31:40
Pictures of my HTPC prior to installing the DVB-C card

Samsung UE32B6050 (6000 series LED TV) movie mode
Samsungs 6000 series LED TVs (in my case a UE32B6050) only supports music and picture playback from USB. The 7000 series also supports video playback, which is pretty neat.

Fortunately it's pretty easy to enable the movie mode on the 6000 series:


Samsung LED TV service menu


Now your series 6000 TV will think it's a series 7000 and the movie mode will be enabled :)

Put some video files on a USB key and plug it in, press [Media.P] (or [Menu], then "Media Play (USB & DLNA)") and you should now see the new "Movie" icon. Select it and you'll now be able to choose the video you want to watch. I've tired a couple of files, XvID (in an AVI container) and x264 720p (in an MKV container) and both plays perfectly.

Now, with the HTPC connected via HDMI it's not the most convenient way to have to move files to USB keys and then plug them into the TV, but it's pretty cool to know it is possible :o)

Links with inspiration and helpful hints:


A little update...
It actually also enables the PIP (Picture In Picture) function from the 7000 series. It's not very well implemented though, it only works on the external inputs (like HDMI) and you have to select it through the menu ([Menu] then "Settings" then "General" then "PIP"...).

I also get the "Network" setup in the menu now, so I guess the next step is to get a Samsung Wireless USB Adaptor WIS09ABGN to see if it'll work with the series 6000.

2009-11-14 11:57:10