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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By jmhays
Three Marantz and one Dennon. Steve will have to...

Three Marantz and one Dennon. Steve will have to tell us which one is which.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,287
Posted By jmhays
Here are a few pictures from the meet up tonight.

Here are a few pictures from the meet up tonight.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,287
Posted By jmhays
Can't wait! I'll be there.

Can't wait! I'll be there.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-01-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By jmhays
I would say HTPC and use XBMC (now Kodi) for...

I would say HTPC and use XBMC (now Kodi) for watching your ripped movies from your NAS. If you already have a PC, why put an optical drive in your HTPC? I ripped all my movies with my daily pc and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-01-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By jmhays
+1 for dbPoweramp I ripped my entire collection...

+1 for dbPoweramp I ripped my entire collection using it and it worked perfectly. I ripped to the FLAC format and then converted to Apple lossless for some of the music.

What format will you be...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-15-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By jmhays
You may want to have this thread moved to the...

You may want to have this thread moved to the build forum, instead of posting in the accessories forum.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,332
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1449483/1500-dvd-collection-how-where-to-start-converting-to-htpc#post_22790059)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,332
Posted By jmhays
lektern, I just wrapped up my ripping project...

lektern,
I just wrapped up my ripping project and can give you some real world data. I have 2,256 movies which take up 4.11TB (this includes 546 Blu-Ray movies) and 140 TV Shows (with multiple...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By jmhays
Rocky1, If you already have music in the mp3...

Rocky1,
If you already have music in the mp3 format, converting it into the FLAC format will not improve the sound. The important factor to remember is that the FLAC and Apple Lossless formats are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-25-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,613
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by mayhem13...

Quote:Originally Posted by mayhem13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21539989)

Please don't as your requirement of reliability isn't met by...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,636
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by GusGus748s...

Quote:Originally Posted by GusGus748s http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21494717)

I don't know where you come up with the 100+ watts since unRaid...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,235
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by Exterous...

Quote:Originally Posted by Exterous http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20940183)

Just out of curiosity - what makes Sonos worth the money to you
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,636
Posted By jmhays
Do you want storage or a computer? Buy a...

Do you want storage or a computer? Buy a Synology NAS like the DS1511+ and never worry about having to add more storage again. If you use a Windows computer, you are using 100+ watts of power when...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By jmhays
You should also look at the AppleTV and the...

You should also look at the AppleTV and the Tivx. The first version of the AppleTV has both component and HDMI as does the Tivx. Both play many different media formats (if you hack the AppleTV with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-19-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By jmhays
Yes, move forward with ripping all of your CDs,...

Yes, move forward with ripping all of your CDs, but instead of storing them on your computer, look at a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device to hold all your music. Look at the Sonos system for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-24-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,799
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by DaveFi...

Quote:Originally Posted by DaveFi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20772397)

What I really wonder is how much they're going to price this thing?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-23-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By jmhays
Kei, Thanks for the ideas. I have only been...

Kei,
Thanks for the ideas. I have only been watching movies on the internal drive, I have not tried to stream from the network yet. I do have indexing on so I will try again with that turned off. I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-23-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by jmhays...

Quote:Originally Posted by jmhays http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Yes it is happening with all the movies. I am hoping that it is NOT the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By jmhays
Yes it is happening with all the movies. I am...

Yes it is happening with all the movies. I am hoping that it is NOT the movies since I have ripped 700+ into the MKV container format.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 36,580
Posted By jmhays
I just posted this thread about a fast forward...

I just posted this thread about a fast forward problem I am having with my HS Slim S1:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1367074

It sounds very similar to the issue that obts000 is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By jmhays
Look very closely at Apple 2 tv using Airvideo,...

Look very closely at Apple 2 tv using Airvideo, since you are trying to stream a Blu Ray disc over a wireless connection I will bet that you are running into the technical limitation of wireless...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By jmhays
michaelmyers, Look at this site, it may help...

michaelmyers,
Look at this site, it may help answer a few questions for you:

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By jmhays
NAS for certain is the best way to go. Look for...

NAS for certain is the best way to go. Look for a used NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ which can hold up to 4 hard drives and supports a number of RAID options.

Go here to read about NAS options and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,211
Posted By jmhays
Yes, you CAN use the AppleTV once you install...

Yes, you CAN use the AppleTV once you install ATV from Firecore. Here are some of the formats it supports:
•Added support for embedded subtitles (MKV, M4V, etc...)
•Added support for ISO (DVD)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By jmhays
Look at the Sonos, awesome player with a...

Look at the Sonos, awesome player with a multitude of configurations possible. The best part is it streams on it's own network leaving your home network for everything else.

There are other...
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