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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By CSMR
Yes eSATA is in decline and it's a shame because...

Yes eSATA is in decline and it's a shame because it's being replaced with inferior technology - non-native, with greater cost and much worse performance.
It's just a matter of wiring up the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-26-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wrinklemash http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528963/is-this-a-solid-starter-build#post_24648908)

The HDD Cage of my case...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wrinklemash http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528963/is-this-a-solid-starter-build#post_24646555)

Thanks CSMR.

In response...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By CSMR
Two things that affect sound quality of an htpc...

Two things that affect sound quality of an htpc (aside from speakers, room acoustics, etc.):

1. Noise from the htpc. The more important factor. Your system is likely to be noisy especially...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,997
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By CSMR
I rip to flac but use ogg for htpc and portable...

I rip to flac but use ogg for htpc and portable players to save space. ac3 would also be a good choice. mp3 is inferior.

I use mediaportal and the music player satisfies my two requirements: able...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,351
Posted By CSMR
What is responsiveness like with Win8 and a 2.5"...

What is responsiveness like with Win8 and a 2.5" HDD for OS and media?
I would prefer to go SSD for OS + HDD for media but this doesn't support that (no mSATA support).
The last install I made...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jberthoty http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1511429/i-have-questions-but-im-not-totally-stupid-i-swear#post_24200187)

I will not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,169
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by StardogChampion http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1446447/atom-bay-trail-the-next-great-htpc-chip#post_23870758)

Here are three...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 544
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rat_in_wgtn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 40,590
Posted By CSMR
My preferences are for clean interfaces and...

My preferences are for clean interfaces and correct, problem-free operation.

I use mediaportal with the fidelity skin and it does just what I want for media playback.

Mediaportal easy to set...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,681
Posted By CSMR
Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard Evoluent...

Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard
Evoluent Vertical mouse
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By CSMR
Tablet/smartphone will only work if you can lock...

Tablet/smartphone will only work if you can lock the device so that it can only be used as a remote. Otherwise the person using it has to understand the whole system. So no good for families etc.....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By CSMR
To organize: Windows Explorer To distribute:...

To organize: Windows Explorer
To distribute: Zenfolio
To print: Zenfolio (very easy) and ProAmImaging (maximum control and good value)
To view on PC: FastPictureViewer

To view on HTPC I use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,477
Posted By CSMR
No you shouldn't wait. Ivy bridge is good...

No you shouldn't wait.
Ivy bridge is good hardware and Haswell will be a very minor improvement in hardware since it is on the same 22nm process. Ivy bridge is already very much overkill for an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By CSMR
Digital-analog conversion is the easiest part of...

Digital-analog conversion is the easiest part of the audio chain and even cheap DAC chips (which cost a few cents these days) have been indistinguishable from perfect and have been for over a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-24-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,570
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ratso1 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1446865/build-a-better-mac-mini#post_22735944)

cpu: Sandy Bridge LGA1155 (3D) Intel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-22-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,474
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sammy2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,773
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ayni http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1446460/plex-or-xbmc#post_22727050)

Now I'm using Plex on Windows 7 and sometimes, there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,169
Posted By CSMR
I am planning to. I am hoping to see tiny...

I am planning to. I am hoping to see tiny systems based on this.
The first worthwhile Atom chip IMO, with Intel using its latest graphics and process technology, unlike Atoms of the past.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,029
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sammy2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444932/4-x-4-x-2-intel-i3-mini-computer-with-dual-hdmi-or-thunderbolt/30#post_22722866)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,029
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scl23enn4m3 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444932/4-x-4-x-2-intel-i3-mini-computer-with-dual-hdmi-or-thunderbolt#post_22694922)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NamesLucky http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434470/great-but-old-receiver-question-on-dac#post_22503807)

I recently bought a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Antripodean http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1421160/more-ram-or-faster-ram#post_22237133)

Ultimate Equalizer needs 4GB and I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Antripodean http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1421160/more-ram-or-faster-ram#post_22236759)

I'm building my new HTPC and need to...
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