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So... Interesting experiment by chance I thought I would share my experience.

I'm currently on route to sunny FL for some needed vacation time. We are driving down from MA with my parents so we can bring the dog with us. Wife and I are flying home but my parents are staying a little longer and taking dogs back when they drive home.

Last minute my wife asks me to load some videos on our mobile devices for the trip. Not sure why I didn't think of this since I usually do it. Long story short we are leaving in a few hours and she wants the entire season 26 Survivor since we have them all recorded but not watched. Also a few Disney movies since we are going to Disney World. Now my parents ask if I'd load their 64GB itouch too with media. Great frown.gif I have like two hours to handbrake all these video files.

The lowest resolution I keep is 720p and most movies are 1080p. I'm thinking this is going to take a while. So I reboot my desktop (i7) with and overclock 4.5ghz and load up handbrake. I queue up the first 8 episodes into handbrake and let her rip. Then I remote into the HTPC (i5 3570k) and put that up on my second monitor- queue up the next 5 episodes and let her fly. Then I remote into my media server and load up the last two episodes.

If your keeping track that's 8 episodes for the i7, 5 for the i5, and 2 for the Server.

Who finished first ?

The desktop smoked the others. It raped the files one after another easily finishing first. I have triple monitors so its cool to see an i7 versus an i5 versus and i3 in a real world test side by side. The desktop was cruising along at 800 frames per second.. Lol. The i5 was admirable at about half that. The server 3.0ghz dual core was about 200 frames a second.

It took 2 minutes about per episode on desktop. About 6 minutes on HTPC. And about 14 minutes for the server.

I then loaded about 15 various movies with the same basic results.

In a few hours I converted about 15 movies and 15 episodes of TV to 480p. (480x276) I uses 4 machines to get it done in time. Loaded them into iTunes and the phones/itouch.

The experience has served to reinforce my belief that you can't over buy, over build or have a PC that's too fast. My desktop is no where near state of the art, and its almost 2 years old (2600k on Asus z68/ 16gb DDR3)

If your considering two processors close in price do yourself a favor and get the higher one. The small extra today will be worth it tomorrow.

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I thought you lost all your files but then realized that you are using the GenX definition of "Raped" and not the Boomer definition.
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Lol. Yes. Genx. Lol.

Am I generation x ? I'm 35...

Isn't the baby boomer definition the same ?

I guess the bigger point is that its less likely a baby boomer would even Remote Desktop into 4 machines to quickly load videos for his wife ... Lol.

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I don't think you should go to Florida. California is better.

(Just getting this thread off the rails sooner than later).

 

 

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California is BETTER!!

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I don't think you should go to Florida. California is better.

(Just getting this thread off the rails sooner than later).

Lol. Well played.

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Lol. Yes. Genx. Lol.

Am I generation x ? I'm 35...

Isn't the baby boomer definition the same ?

I guess the bigger point is that its less likely a baby boomer would even Remote Desktop into 4 machines to quickly load videos for his wife ... Lol.

Boomers are born before 1965 (I'm 1961) and Xer's are generally their kids. My oldest son is 30 and he talks just that way.

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California is BETTER!!


But it's sooooo far away!

Oh yeah, and my parents don't have a beach house in CA smile.gif

We actually have a west coast trip planned (if no baby yet ) but waiting to finalize that.

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Lol. Yes. Genx. Lol.

Am I generation x ? I'm 35...

Isn't the baby boomer definition the same ?

I guess the bigger point is that its less likely a baby boomer would even Remote Desktop into 4 machines to quickly load videos for his wife ... Lol.

Boomers are born before 1965 (I'm 1961) and Xer's are generally their kids. My oldest son is 30 and he talks just that way.

He's a video gamer ? That online RTS game speak.

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Lol. Yes. Genx. Lol.

Am I generation x ? I'm 35...

Isn't the baby boomer definition the same ?

I guess the bigger point is that its less likely a baby boomer would even Remote Desktop into 4 machines to quickly load videos for his wife ... Lol.

Boomers are born before 1965 (I'm 1961) and Xer's are generally their kids. My oldest son is 30 and he talks just that way.

He's a video gamer ? That online RTS game speak.

Yeah, when he has time. I taught him how to build a computer when he was 7 or 8. He took off from there and is now in IT security at a major bank here in SoCal.

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Boomers are born before 1965 (I'm 1961) and Xer's are generally their kids. My oldest son is 30 and he talks just that way.

My dad is 1947. Mom is 1952. They are BBoomers. 1961 is a late baby boomer smile.gif

Your the youngest ?

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Yup. I'm the baby baby boomer!

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Yeah, when he has time. I taught him how to build a computer when he was 7 or 8. He took off from there and is now in IT security at a major bank here in SoCal.

Good for you ! I'm jealous of him. My dad knows nothing about computers. He has a HTPC only because I built it and support it constantly.

I'm lucky that my wife and I live right down the street from both our parents and siblings. Everyone is near by. It's nice having a close family unit. Dad is driving now. Wife watching the shows I put on her iPod touch. Mom doing the same. I'm the geek surfing AVS and drawing sketches of my theater. My golden retriever sleeping with her head on my lap. Lol.

My dads great with construction and wood working. I plan to put that to the test with a dedicated 32x26 theater smile.gif

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^^ Life is good!!

I'm a structural engineer by trade but have had PC building as a hobby since about 1988 when I built my first 386 with a math co-processor and a 40 MB HDD! Just before that 286's with dual 5¼" floppy drives where all the rage! One held the OS and the other was for storage!

Could you imagine crunching through a Blu-ray re-compression with that? (Back on topic)

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Lol it would have completed a 25gb 1080p mkv just about now. Lol. A 720p TV show would have finished around 1999.

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I'm not sure storage for 25gb even existed then. Today it's about .25$ per GB.

That blows my mind it only costs me about a quarter per GB today. I spent 4 quarters to lose to my wife in a single game of air hockey at the arcade in Old Orchard beach Maine last Saturday.

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Lol.

My 30TB Flexraid server would have cost me ?????

I don't even want to try and do the math.

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Pretty impressive how you converted all those files and managed to get it on to all the devices in time.

32x26 HT that's even more impressive. That's gonna be kick arse....
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Pretty impressive how you converted all those files and managed to get it on to all the devices in time.

32x26 HT that's even more impressive. That's gonna be kick arse....

I want to go huge! But my town has a limit on how many feet from property line I can go. I'm hoping for a variance to go as wide as ocean smile.gif

I'll be happy 22x30 but hoping for 35x26. I'll do a fake screen wall and a full bar on riser in the back. I plan to move all my server and pc to this room as well. I'll put my HTPC into a 4u case and on the rack at that point above my server.

Three rows seating plus the countertop at bar.


There is so many sick out of your mind theaters on AVS with apparently unlimited budget. Unfortunately I have a budget so hoping to make up for the lack of budget with awesome ideas and planning.

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That's great stuff, when you say same room though will you have a dedicated area with sound proofing for the equipment?

Hope you do a meet when done, I'm in Mass too.
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It's going to be new construction. Two and half car garage and bonus room above. The bonus room will be cathedral peaked ceilings. That I plan to use for theater. I'm thinking fiber optic star ceilings

It basically won't cost me much more to go a few feet bigger so I plan to go big if I can.

I'm a few years away from a completed theater but I'd probably do a meet when I'm done.

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Peaked ceiling can be acoustically challenging. A hanging star ceiling can help you deal with some of those issues when made so it holds OC703. There was a popular thread with someone who did that.

I'll look for it and link it when I find it for you.
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http://www.avsforum.com/t/620108/swithey-home-theater-construction

Found the thread but the pics are gone.

Also the reason I asked about equipment being in the same room is because during quiet scenes in movies even the projectors fan will be noticeable. Having computers/ servers in there will be audible and perhaps distracting. With space that big plan for media closet or rack space with a glass door perhaps.

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You've forgotten the most important spec: how many taps?

 

 

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I thought you lost your files,

I also vote west coast

Coconut Records - West Coast

look for the good remix
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Peaked ceiling can be acoustically challenging. A hanging star ceiling can help you deal with some of those issues when made so it holds OC703. There was a popular thread with someone who did that.

I'll look for it and link it when I find it for you.


Yup. I wasn't really clear but basically the center will be a flat ceiling (star ceiling) just up higher in center than lower flat around edges.

The construction will be peaked ... Meaning I have a little room to work with. 2 feet extra tall walls so I can go with decent risers and keep room big smile.gif and ceiling high.

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Found the thread but the pics are gone.

Also the reason I asked about equipment being in the same room is because during quiet scenes in movies even the projectors fan will be noticeable. Having computers/ servers in there will be audible and perhaps distracting. With space that big plan for media closet or rack space with a class for perhaps

Your like a mind reader smile.gif It's going to look built into wall.

Access from the back from a closet door in another room .

But honestly I'm still playing with ideas.

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You've forgotten the most important spec: how many taps?

Doesn't everyone use 16?

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