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Forum: HDTV Programming   06-17-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By originalsnuffy
I like the Chloe spoof scenario but somehow I...

I like the Chloe spoof scenario but somehow I think Heller bit the dust.

But did we really lose our anti-hero Brody on Homeland ? Bet not; so....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By originalsnuffy
A member named Reddice has stated on the thread...

A member named Reddice has stated on the thread linked above that his performance in the evenings on ATV 3 has deteriorated since Orange is the New Black came out.

I can only conclude that there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By originalsnuffy
It appears that we do have information that the...

It appears that we do have information that the Windows Media Center plug in is stereo only, so that app is ruled out. Then it is worth exploring the Metro style app for Netflix vs. the Apple TV.
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By originalsnuffy
Netflix consfusion

So I have been using Netflix on an Apple TV, Windows Media Center (for Windows 8.1), and the Netflix Metro App on Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit to watch Orange is the New Black.

Here is where I get...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By originalsnuffy
Computer Audiophile.com is the site where this...

Computer Audiophile.com is the site where this expertise lies. It requires an older PS3 where the firmware has not been upgraded beyond a certain point. The requisite units command a good price on...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By originalsnuffy
I am very concerned that the upcoming season...

I am very concerned that the upcoming season will verge on the absurdly silly. Vampire zombies? Seems like a mad magazine satire.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
It would appear that the 2820 is being replaced...

It would appear that the 2820 is being replaced with a 2830. To my knowledge, Intel is not running any kind of replacement program, though their website implies that there are known defects with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By originalsnuffy
I would prefer to have some kind of handle on...

I would prefer to have some kind of handle on what is going on before throwing codecs at the problem. If I had some kind of idea why MPC-HC works so well and everything else is something of a toss...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By originalsnuffy
Pittsoccer; perhaps I did not share the sad fact...

Pittsoccer; perhaps I did not share the sad fact that my receiver is a high quality Japanese made Denon. However, the receiver does not decode DTS HD MA etc. Also, if the HTPC feeds it a 2.0 signal...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By originalsnuffy
Hi all. I am trying to sort out a...

Hi all.

I am trying to sort out a perplexing issue, and I bet some fine members of this forum can set me straight.

I am using an Intel NUC as a HTPC. The unit runs Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 594,701
Posted By originalsnuffy
Batpig. Your reply was thorough and helpful. I...

Batpig. Your reply was thorough and helpful. I have always admired your thorough understanding of all things Denon.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 594,701
Posted By originalsnuffy
I am having a debate with myself about upgrading...

I am having a debate with myself about upgrading my 3806 to a X4000. I hope you all could help me with a few questions.

First, how close are we to a model update for 2014? Perhaps it is best to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
I have a Dune in the same rig where I have this...

I have a Dune in the same rig where I have this NUC. The picture quality with vanilla MPC-HC looks the same to me.

Both are excellent.

But that is one person's opinion.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 94,531
Posted By originalsnuffy
With the new el cheapo units, the key question...

With the new el cheapo units, the key question is ..... what do I want to use the machine for ? For basic audio and video playback it really works well. It only runs out of steam if you want to run...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,614
Posted By originalsnuffy
The HDMi board on my first 905 failed within the...

The HDMi board on my first 905 failed within the first year. My dealer was able to get Onkyo to swap machines rather than make me wait for a repair.

No problems with the replacement machine so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
I saw no changes with the new graphics drivers....

I saw no changes with the new graphics drivers. They installed just fine on win 8.1.

Now that I have given up on real time decoding of sacd ISO files I am happier with the unit. Real time DVD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By originalsnuffy
Are you sure there is no sound? I would try the...

Are you sure there is no sound? I would try the file on another unit first.

There is an issue with HDMI audio in certain scenarios. At this point in time with the current bios, unchecking the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
A little tip. At one time I had updated the...

A little tip.

At one time I had updated the bios, and no longer seemed to be able to get into the bios menu. The device seemed to boot right into Windows.

It turned out that running a HDMI...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
Another review: ...

Another review:

http://geeklingo.net/intel-nuc-dn2820fykh-kit-xbmc-media-centre/
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
I would originally have ventured that this is...

I would originally have ventured that this is aimed at the embedded display market. Except that the unit is really designed for Windows 8.1. Which does put this into an interesting limited desktop...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
New Review: ...

New Review:

http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-nuc-dn2820fykh-bay-trail-system-review_135053
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,429
Views: 792,677
Posted By originalsnuffy
Does anybody know how to enable 5.1 output...

Does anybody know how to enable 5.1 output decoding when playing a single MT2S file in version 6.5 ? Do I need to change a DLL or something?
I took a look in the registry under Arcsoft and did not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
I am getting good results with MPC-HC on this...

I am getting good results with MPC-HC on this unit with Windows 8.1.

I am struggling with audio issues on Arsoft TMT 6.5. Some files only play in stereo that clearly are multi channel.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 94,531
Posted By originalsnuffy
Just discovered that the CPU is truly low...

Just discovered that the CPU is truly low powered. With foobar 2000, the unit has trouble decoding SACD and DVD audio files in real time using the plug ins.

I am leaning towards not recommending...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,470
Posted By originalsnuffy
I do know if this means much of anything, but it...

I do know if this means much of anything, but it would appear that this unit does not support HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC).

https://communities.intel.com/message/219904#219904
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