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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,695
Posted By tcs2tx
Of course, that is the point - AppleTV is...

Of course, that is the point - AppleTV is incredible easy to use.

However, AppleTV by itself is missing live TV and access to your current ripped movies and TV series (unless they are in a limited...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,695
Posted By tcs2tx
The WAF/KAF is high because everything is...

The WAF/KAF is high because everything is controlled through the simple AppleTV remote. The details that I provided were for the backend and setup, much of which most people already have in some...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,695
Posted By tcs2tx
At the risk of being off-topic, I wanted to throw...

At the risk of being off-topic, I wanted to throw out there a different system configuration. Like many of the people on this board and contributing in this thread, I was one of the first adopters...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By tcs2tx
I want to recommend considering the Apple TV4...

I want to recommend considering the Apple TV4 with the Channels application and a silicon dust CC tuner. It just works, simple to use for wife and kids, with absolutely no issues. Along with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 799
Posted By tcs2tx
At least since 2008, which would have been before...

At least since 2008, which would have been before Snow Leopard.

https://gigaom.com/2008/08/21/mac-101-enable-right-click-on-macs/
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 799
Posted By tcs2tx
This is not correct. It is, in fact, possible to...

This is not correct. It is, in fact, possible to cut and paste files using only the mouse. I am not sure how far back the feature goes, but has been available at least since 2011 when I made the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-31-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By tcs2tx
For anyone considering a software based router -...

For anyone considering a software based router - I suggest that you take a look at the free Sophos UTM. I had previously used pfsense for a few years, and with great results. I recently switched to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by astropuppy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527010/htpc-furniture#post_24605764)

Kitchen cabinets actually look pretty good...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By tcs2tx
Here is a better and simpler way if your shows...

Here is a better and simpler way if your shows are not encrypted:

1) on your machine with the WTV recordings, share the folder with the WTV recordings

2) on the the machine(s) that you want to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,298
Posted By tcs2tx
@rekd0514 The issue with your crashes may...

@rekd0514

The issue with your crashes may be an issue with permissions - in other words, the user on the client does not have proper access to the share. As I mentioned, in my case the default...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By tcs2tx
There are NUMEROUS ways to set this up, but here...

There are NUMEROUS ways to set this up, but here is one possibility

HTPC - HDMI output --> HDMI input on AVR (e.g., TV input)

AVR - HDMI output --> HDMI input on TV (e.g., HDMI 1)

AVR -...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,726
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1510103/frustrated-with-cable-card/60#post_24190520)

I don't believe you can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By tcs2tx
One thing that was mentioned above is something...

One thing that was mentioned above is something to consider.
Quote:Originally Posted by tman247 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504842/dual-lan-on-my-server-worth-doing-anything-with-it#post_24058064)

Should...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504842/dual-lan-on-my-server-worth-doing-anything-with-it#post_24057970)

You mess...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504842/dual-lan-on-my-server-worth-doing-anything-with-it#post_24057867)

can I run...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504842/dual-lan-on-my-server-worth-doing-anything-with-it#post_24057702)

Is it worth...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,853
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JazzJackRabbit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496308/drive-pool-solution-or-something-else-alternatives#post_23875148)

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,853
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JazzJackRabbit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496308/drive-pool-solution-or-something-else-alternatives#post_23874744)
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-16-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 291,019
Posted By tcs2tx
This post led me to the XPEnology site and from...

This post led me to the XPEnology site and from there to sources for installing in ESXi. All in all, very cool.

I am currently running an OpenIndiana-based NAS (with a napp-it front end) in ESXi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,014
Posted By tcs2tx
Andy-Steb - Are you running your management...

Andy-Steb - Are you running your management network (192 168.0.3) on a different subnet? I've commented before in an other thread that I've read on another site that it is best to dedicate a NIC to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,014
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrted46 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463937/esxi-build-with-16-568-tb-16-gb-ram-6-core-cpu/60#post_23427041)

I haven't had...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,014
Posted By tcs2tx
You will need to add at least one datastore to...

You will need to add at least one datastore to store your VMs. The datastore could be a hard drive attached by SATA but not USB (AFAIK). You can also add 1) an NFS share from another machine, or 2)...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,553
Posted By tcs2tx
I've been "playing" with my MacMini as an HTPC...

I've been "playing" with my MacMini as an HTPC in my bedroom. I am using XBMC as a frontend (great for movies and TV series on my NAS) and is also able to play live TV from my HDHomerun Prime (note...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,731
Posted By tcs2tx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by brianjb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471777/esxi-wanted-any-gurus-on-here/30#post_23326687)

I addressed #'s 2, 3, and 4 in...
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