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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By dropzone7
Of course you are correct and I have seen those...

Of course you are correct and I have seen those cases. The only problem is that by the time I purchase all the components to put together a capable HTPC, it no longer becomes an affordable,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,208
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks. Have you let XBMC/Kodi scan your movie...

Thanks. Have you let XBMC/Kodi scan your movie collection and add coverart and other data? If so, how did that go? On my FireTV when I try to update the library it completely crashes out of the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 12:46 PM
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Views: 606,640
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks for the excellent explanation. This...

Thanks for the excellent explanation. This convinces me that it's more than I want to get into. More hardware, subscriptions, maintenance, I don't mind a little work to get something setup but at...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-18-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,208
Posted By dropzone7
Charles, is this still working out well for you?

Charles, is this still working out well for you?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
Yes! My wife will love this.

Yes! My wife will love this.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 01:01 PM
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Views: 606,640
Posted By dropzone7
Wow, I have been reading about how to setup Live...

Wow, I have been reading about how to setup Live TV in XBMC. Looks like a major pain in the rear. All this time I thought that the "live" streams I was finding within the XBMC add-ons were what was...
Forum: Speakers   09-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By dropzone7
How about 3 of these? From what I am reading it...

How about 3 of these? From what I am reading it sounds like they are beasts (efficient and play loud).

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 07:19 AM
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Views: 606,640
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks for the suggestions! I did find something...

Thanks for the suggestions! I did find something running under services similar to what you mentioned. There was the usual movie database service there and then something else (can't recall the name...
Forum: Speakers   09-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks for the suggestions, those Infinity's look...

Thanks for the suggestions, those Infinity's look like a really good deal right now. I am kind of trying to get away from floor-standing type speakers at the moment though. My Energy speakers are...
Forum: Speakers   09-17-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By dropzone7
Are these used speakers worth buying?

I am currently looking for some mid-size to large bookshelf speakers and a center channel for my den setup. For several years I have had nothing there but a left and right channel pair of older...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 606,640
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks. I'm using the XBMC-Hub version of the...

Thanks. I'm using the XBMC-Hub version of the Confluence skin. I did disable the default background picture but on bootup it shows the Gotham and XBMC-Hub logos for a few seconds so I'm not sure what...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 80,738
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks, that's what I thought. Another reason I'm...

Thanks, that's what I thought. Another reason I'm looking at Asus Chromebox for XBMC now.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 80,738
Posted By dropzone7
The FTV can't pass HD audio either can it? I have...

The FTV can't pass HD audio either can it? I have been using mine in my den setup which is mostly old equipment. I just got an HDMI capable receiver for this room over the weekend. I did not see any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 606,640
Posted By dropzone7
Thanks. I haven't manually updated anything that...

Thanks. I haven't manually updated anything that I know of but I do see the occasional pop up in the bottom right hand corner about various add-ons being updated.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
I sort of saw that a few weeks ago at a friends...

I sort of saw that a few weeks ago at a friends house. I say "sort of" because I was fading in and out of consciousness the whole time. It was a combination of fatigue from a really long day,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 606,640
Posted By dropzone7
Question for XBMC gurus. Recently I am having an...

Question for XBMC gurus. Recently I am having an issue with my FireTV running XBMC where the program tries to scan my library for updates and then crashed after about 2 or 3 seconds. Within XBMC...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
Last night we watched "The Quiet Ones"...

Last night we watched "The Quiet Ones" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235779/?ref_=nv_sr_1


All I knew going into this one was that it was by Hammer Films which did "The Woman In Black" recently...
Forum: Audio Gear   09-13-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By dropzone7
Dam...California.

Dam...California.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
Hang in there. This too shall pass...

Hang in there. This too shall pass...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
I didn't hate it but I will pass this year. My...

I didn't hate it but I will pass this year. My wife hated it and said it was garbage. Her idea of a good horror movie is anything with Vincent Price or old fashioned ghost stories. She has taken a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,208
Posted By dropzone7
Like this? ...

Like this?


http://www.amazon.com/FLIRC-Dongle-Media-Centre-Raspberry/dp/B00BB0ETW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409947434&sr=8-1&keywords=flirc

...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,208
Posted By dropzone7
I have a remote question. I want to try the...

I have a remote question. I want to try the Chromebox with my den setup which is very simple. Old plasma TV, receiver, two speakers, Xbox 360 and hopefully a Chromebox. I have a Harmony remote in my...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
Throw in this Tales from the Crypt episode and...

Throw in this Tales from the Crypt episode and you can have a Meat Loaf hat trick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0716909/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_56
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
Which Stage Fright? I see several on IMDB.

Which Stage Fright? I see several on IMDB.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11,004
Views: 289,800
Posted By dropzone7
I love Rocky Horror and did not get around to...

I love Rocky Horror and did not get around to watching it last year. My wife is not a fan but this was before her time. She doesn't get it.
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