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Bizzy G.L.X.'s Avatar Bizzy G.L.X. 04:57 PM 09-15-2014
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post
So long AVS.

I do not agree with the new rules of the forum so I will no longer participate here.

Best of luck to everyone with their HTPCs!

Assassin major bummer, sorry to see you go. You've always been an excellent contributor for years.


Whatever new rules where implemented upon you seem unfair if they cause you to have to roll out.

Marc_G's Avatar Marc_G 04:25 AM 09-17-2014
Anyone got a link to the rule changes?

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Cravit8's Avatar Cravit8 04:27 PM 09-23-2014
Well that is certainly foreboding. There were some users that commented the company that bought out this site sent some other sites to the grave.

Users posted this in this: http://www.avsforum.com/showthread.php?t=1535272

I'm going to assume the new site owner demanded revenue percentage from assassin.


-Crav
Dark_Slayer's Avatar Dark_Slayer 05:47 PM 09-23-2014
I can't speak for Assassin

This was my first thought Whoa! 10TB hard drives are here.... but that's just a guess
dfkimbro's Avatar dfkimbro 07:22 PM 09-23-2014
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I can't speak for Assassin

This was my first thought Whoa! 10TB hard drives are here.... but that's just a guess
Post 49? That a what I thought too.
b_scott's Avatar b_scott 09:46 AM 11-13-2014
Assassin's site seems to focus on selling HTPCs now instead of helping you to build them on your own and giving advice. There is some of that still there but it's hard to find and not updated that I can tell.
jenielsen's Avatar jenielsen 10:00 AM 11-13-2014
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Assassin's site seems to focus on selling HTPCs now instead of helping you to build them on your own and giving advice. There is some of that still there but it's hard to find and not updated that I can tell.

Assassin's website has always been focused on the sale of custom HTPC's. If you really want further advice on the HTPC topic from him, consider the Assassin HTPC Blog. I am a paid member, along with many others on here, and have been very happy with it.
b_scott's Avatar b_scott 10:03 AM 11-13-2014
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Assassin's website has always been focused on the sale of custom HTPC's. If you really want further advice on the HTPC topic from him, consider the Assassin HTPC Blog. I am a paid member, along with many others on here, and have been very happy with it.
I am also a paid member, from 2013. I have checked out his blog and none of the images work - they're all imageshack errors. And the builds aren't really updated.

if I'm off base please let me know. Not trying to start something, but I'm also a paid member.
duder1982's Avatar duder1982 10:24 AM 11-13-2014
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I am also a paid member, from 2013. I have checked out his blog and none of the images work - they're all imageshack errors. And the builds aren't really updated.

if I'm off base please let me know. Not trying to start something, but I'm also a paid member.
I have the same problem. Would like to know of a solution it any.
jenielsen's Avatar jenielsen 10:49 AM 11-13-2014
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Originally Posted by b_scott View Post
I am also a paid member, from 2013. I have checked out his blog and none of the images work - they're all imageshack errors. And the builds aren't really updated.

if I'm off base please let me know. Not trying to start something, but I'm also a paid member.
I do see what you mean. His site has changed and it is more difficult to find information. I also concur about the imageshack errors.
bryansj's Avatar bryansj 01:06 PM 11-13-2014
What difference is there in being a paid member after he made all the guides available for free?

Keeping up with all the changes is a never ending job. Not surprised to see it slip behind, especially when access is free and it can take business away for the products you are trying to sell.
dfkimbro's Avatar dfkimbro 07:00 AM 11-15-2014
I think all the info is still there. Go to http://assassinhtpcblog.com/. Click Guides and Tutorials. Pick the guide you want from the nested pulldown menu.
Assassinhtpc's Avatar Assassinhtpc 10:57 AM 11-19-2014
Just wanted to make a comment as a dedicated team member of Assassin.

The AVS moderators did not demand money from us nor have they ever, so that is not the issue. They have always been fair and hope they have seen us as being the same, always promoting AVS whenever possible and always trying to help and reinforcing the belief that a hand built HTPC is always the best option before even mentioning buying a pre-built one.

The comment that our website (assassinhtpc.com) is more focused on selling HTPC's is true but it always has been. Our BLOG (www.assassinhtpcblog.com) and our presence here has always been focused on helping build your own and helping the enthusiast market. Unfortunately, not everyone has the skills or time to do that which lead to the initial storefront.

Our blog and company are going through drastic redesign and restructuring with the acquisition of an additional company this year which has moved the blog to somewhat of a back seat. These will be finished in 2014 and we are actually looking for a blogmaster (we are taking applications if interested and there is pay involved - PM me if interested).

As of now the guides are free, once new content is added again regularly (which we will always also post on AVS) that may change but lifetime subscribers are grandfathered in.

All content should still be there, and most is up to date. While we merged to our new site/interface there was a short lapse getting the pictures moved over but all the content is nicely provided in the much more navigation friendly site.

Thank you all and stay tuned!
kiwijunglist's Avatar kiwijunglist 01:08 AM 12-28-2014
What do people recommend for HTPC video cards these days?

I was looking at R7 240 / 250.
Not sure what the nvidia equivalent is.

My Requirements are:

23.976 hz refresh rate would be good.
No EDID handshake issues with turning on / off my AVR while my htpc is still on or vice versa
Support for 3D framepacking.
Reasonably quiet (Doesn't have to be dead silent)

My Current handware:

Samsung ua60h6400 1080P 3D TV - 2014 model
Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 9.2ch HDMI2.0 /4K / 3D - 2013 model
HTPC with i3-2100 cpu currently using HD4670 video card

Connection is HTPC -> AVR -> TV
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