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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
I wouldn't call Homegroup's "nonsense"...I've...

I wouldn't call Homegroup's "nonsense"...I've been using it since the inception of Windows 7, and now in Windows 8, for a few years now. I found it to be a quick, simple and reliable methodology to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
1) Windows 7. By installing FlexRAID on this...

1) Windows 7. By installing FlexRAID on this machine, and with the new MyMovies5 allowing automated movie ripping on non-server based OS's, this machine could do everything my current server does,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,148
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
renethx said: Inside HTPC (where full RGB is the...

renethx said: Inside HTPC (where full RGB is the standard color space), there are two places for color space conversion (in this order):

1. Video player: YCbCr 4:2:0 -> YCbCr 4:4:4 (chroma...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
You have more computing resources in your living...

You have more computing resources in your living room than some countries have in their entirety!


Seriously, congrats and props for the time and attention to detail you put into the build.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15,974
Views: 1,493,218
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Assassin major bummer, sorry to see you go....

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...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
New HTPC Build Thread

I decided to embark on a new small-but-powerful HTPC.

After some research, and talking with the good people over at Perfect Home Theater (http://shop.perfecthometheater.com/main.sc), I went ahead...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Coolio, thx for the heads up on Prime95 (I...

Coolio, thx for the heads up on Prime95 (I totally forgot about this util...)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Good question...I'll crank up a bunch of backups...

Good question...I'll crank up a bunch of backups and see how the temps look...


Here's a little load test I performed last night, running all three of these tasks at once:


1) Backing up 20...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Cool, thanks for the advice on the temps. I'll...

Cool, thanks for the advice on the temps. I'll remove the little desktop fan I have blowing into the side intake then.


Also, yes, I have two 140mm intake fans in the front of the case, blowing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Yes, there's a 120mm side mount fan installed, in...

Yes, there's a 120mm side mount fan installed, in intake mode.


Good point on the warm ambient-air theory, I didn't think of that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Thx! The temps are, while at idle: CPU: 36c...

Thx! The temps are, while at idle:

CPU: 36c (~96f)


MB: 37c (~97f)


What does everyone think, kinda on the high side?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Forcing Air Into A Side-Mount Intake Fan

Hey everyone,

With summer being here in Washington DC, the ambient temp in the room where in which my server resides is always pretty warm (70's to lower 80's).

In order to increase airflow...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519255/what-does-everyone-recommend-for-ram#post_24452798)


Thanks. I haven't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-07-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519255/what-does-everyone-recommend-for-ram#post_24440233)


So I installed the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Fixed!   I went into Tasks, Settings, TV,...

Fixed!
 
I went into Tasks, Settings, TV, Guide, "Get Latest Guide Listings"
 
I also found  Guide Options, "Apply colored background..."
 
I guess I never knew the EPG settings where there
 ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
If someone who was not familiar with the topics...

If someone who was not familiar with the topics we talk about on this forum jumped onto AVS and saw this...
 
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/383385/width/1000/height/1000/flags/LL...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Hi Everyone,   This issue started a couple...

Hi Everyone,
 
This issue started a couple of days ago, AFICT.
 
Running Windows 8.1, WMC8 and a Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCard tuner.
 
On approx. 90% of my channels, the EPG shows "No Data...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519255/what-does-everyone-recommend-for-ram#post_24401028)

Look at the timings...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Wind Jack - both of your posts just made my day....

Wind Jack - both of your posts just made my day. Totally funny, perceptive and spot on true!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519255/what-does-everyone-recommend-for-ram#post_24398997)

Also I saw some deals on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519255/what-does-everyone-recommend-for-ram#post_24397622)


Thanks you the info. So...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by pd...

Quote:Originally Posted by pd veeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519255/what-does-everyone-recommend-for-ram#post_24394114)

I need to buy 2 sticks of...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
I've been in need of a new, really...

I've been in need of a new, really good universal remote for a while, as my Harmony 720 was flung across the kitchen while watching an NFL game that was not going my team's way.
 ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,414
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Just to clarify, there are two standalone Media...

Just to clarify, there are two standalone Media Browser apps for Windows 8:
 
 
Media Browser Theater: This app is remote friendly. You'll need to use a mouse to launch it, but once you do you...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   01-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By Bizzy G.L.X.
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1513881/ocz-vertex-450-256gb-ssd-149-no-stupid-rebates#post_24261901)

With a crappy...
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