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Forum: Remote Control Area   03-31-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
You can cut those IR blaster cords and extend...

You can cut those IR blaster cords and extend them. I have run them over 35' on 2 pairs of a cat5 cable without any problems several times.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I bought this R9 270 and it runs MadVR very well...

I bought this R9 270 and it runs MadVR very well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121823

I paid $100 more for it a year ago :mad:
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   03-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
You need a separate WiFi adapter...

You need a separate WiFi adapter http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AS-WL300-Adapter-Networked-Receivers/dp/B004S0SBYK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425840184&sr=1-1&keywords=pioneer+as-wl300 to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
any of these should work ...

any of these should work
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-07-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend...

Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and found that it's a memory hog leaving very little system resources for other applications. He is only now noticing that Wife 1.0 also...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I'm a huge fan of putting a PC under water in a...

I'm a huge fan of putting a PC under water in a case that was never designed for watercooling. I really like your project, that is what I call maximizing every inch of space. I built this thing last...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 286
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I have tried this too but sometimes the episodes...

I have tried this too but sometimes the episodes are the same length. The only way for me to be sure is to watch the first 5 seconds of a program and match it up with my ripped files.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 207
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Pentium (good)...

Pentium (good) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117374

i3 (better) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116945

i5 (better-er)...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-26-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Just a quick install note for you Wayne. The...

Just a quick install note for you Wayne. The Smart control does not do IR from the handheld remote or your smartphone (app). Be sure to install the hub, or one of it's mini blasters outside the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Why not just get a networked AV Receiver. They...

Why not just get a networked AV Receiver. They have Net radio, Pandora, Spotify, Sirius/XM, and other services built in. You can use your smart phone or iPad to control them with a free app.

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-19-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I believe these are the cases they use. The ones...

I believe these are the cases they use. The ones that Steiger uses look to be custom models but these are close enough. They are not inexpensive. http://www.origenae.co.kr/en/htpc_s8.htm
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   01-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Your problem is not with the Redmere cable, or...

Your problem is not with the Redmere cable, or any HDMI cable for that matter. Please don't waste any money buying more expensive cables.

The Yamaha AVR's do not have enough voltage to push a...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   12-31-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Home Depot 5/16 X 2" lag bolts will hold it...

Home Depot 5/16 X 2" lag bolts will hold it without a problem. With the drywall and the thickness of the bracket they will fit just fine. I install TV's for a living and do it all the time.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Excellent idea, it's amazing how easily we forget...

Excellent idea, it's amazing how easily we forget about the simplest things. Thx

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Take a quick...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking...

Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for but it would work.

Use this digital to analog converter on the PS4 SPDIF output...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Just a couple of notes... The 60 GB SSD is...

Just a couple of notes...

The 60 GB SSD is probably enough but I have one in mine and it's almost full. I use mine as a desktop workstation/HTPC so I have a few extra programs but not much. I have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I use this combo i5 + R9 270 and it works great....

I use this combo i5 + R9 270 and it works great. With tax & shipping it should be just above $400 for both. You never did say what your budget was.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-22-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 668
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
"Decent gaming computer" is a very subjective...

"Decent gaming computer" is a very subjective term. Quality gaming parts can get very expensive, very quick. You could build a nice quiet HTPC for $400-$600, get yourself a Playstation 4 and a couple...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I ordered the blu-ray version of one of my...

I ordered the blu-ray version of one of my favorite TV series and didn't notice until i got it that it was a different region disc. I threw it at MakeMKV anyway and it ripped with no problems.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,987
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
My current server holds 14 hard drives and I...

My current server holds 14 hard drives and I think that's enough for me. As my collection grows I'll just replace HDD's with higher capacity discs.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I vote for having it in the room. 1. Easier...

I vote for having it in the room.

1. Easier for wiring

2. More reliable (shorter HDMI runs)

3. Cheaper remote

4. Visual feedback
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 768
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Are you 100% sure that it is not bitstreaming...

Are you 100% sure that it is not bitstreaming DTS-HD MA? If you toggle the "info" button on the Yamaha AVR remote you will eventually get to "Audio Decoder" and that will display the current output...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 768
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Do you have a codec pack installed like Shark007,...

Do you have a codec pack installed like Shark007, or LAV? You can choose the formats you want to output (bitstream) in the configuration page of these programs.

Have a look @ Assassin's guides for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Everything you need to know about setting it up...

Everything you need to know about setting it up yourself can be found right here http://assassinhtpcblog.com/bioswindows/

Happy HTPC'ing
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Save yourself the headache, & disappointment. Buy...

Save yourself the headache, & disappointment. Buy a universal remote
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