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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2017, 09:42 AM
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Posted By ES_Revenge
Noticed this too, but pricing is fairly...

Noticed this too, but pricing is fairly ludicrous. Basically a $100 premium over a non-UHD drive, not to mention all the other ridiculous hoops you have to jump through for UHD on PC:
-Kaby Lake CPU...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-20-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,310
Posted By ES_Revenge
Slight OT from the actual movie discussion but...

Slight OT from the actual movie discussion but this has got to be one of the fastest video releases for a mainstream big-budget film in Can/US history, no? The film came out in theatres in March,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 47,764
Posted By ES_Revenge
Amount of RAM? You don't need any significant...

Amount of RAM? You don't need any significant amount of RAM for what you're doing. 4GB would be okay but these days almost no one gets less than 8GB. From your usage profile there's absolutely no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-19-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By ES_Revenge
While I agree with all the other posters...

While I agree with all the other posters chastising the piracy, the answer is pretty simple. Provided proper driver/OS support is there, if the software player utilises HA, then it's basically...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-19-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 47,764
Posted By ES_Revenge
LOL you guys remember that too eh? I remember...

LOL you guys remember that too eh? I remember the guy that kept arguing with me about that nonsense too. I don't think it was on this thread but another one, might have been titled "Will UHD BD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,246
Posted By ES_Revenge
It got better a long time ago really. I used it...

It got better a long time ago really. I used it in "the beginning" (of the BD era)--7.x--and yeah I lived through all the bugs and wondering if those guys were spending more time getting high than...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 47,764
Posted By ES_Revenge
You're not wrong but first off we're not talking...

You're not wrong but first off we're not talking about writing discs (at least I don't think anyone is) and secondly that "same laser" that reads BD can also read HD-DVD. However there were only few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,246
Posted By ES_Revenge
I remember the days when a new version of PDVD...

I remember the days when a new version of PDVD would release (7.x, 8, 10) and this thread would have been like 10 pages already. Today it's just crickets haha. I think it's been that way since...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 364
Posted By ES_Revenge
Fanless/passive PSUs are honestly a bad idea. I...

Fanless/passive PSUs are honestly a bad idea. I never got why they even make them. Just because they are fanless doesn't mean they don't need [case] airflow to cool them. Without airflow they will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,388
Posted By ES_Revenge
Pretty much. In this context anyway. And that's...

Pretty much. In this context anyway. And that's the thing it's all about context. HTPC forum on AVS long-ago became the anti-HTPC forum because a bunch of ppl here basically only see it in the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,388
Posted By ES_Revenge
You do mean TB, right? Otherwise we're either...

You do mean TB, right? Otherwise we're either talking about 20 years ago and you're the one not keeing up with hard drive technology, or 10 years ago and flash drives, lol. :laugh:
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By ES_Revenge
I would not use it as a "server combo". At $20...

I would not use it as a "server combo". At $20 you should buy two of them and use one as a server and one as an HTPC. Just doesn't make that much sense to try to combine the two functions into one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By ES_Revenge
Never seen this on an LCD display with an AMD...

Never seen this on an LCD display with an AMD card... Have you tried other sources with that projector and not gotten that result?

Also...doesn't an RX 480 seem like massive overkill from an HD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By ES_Revenge
This is what happens when you buy consumer...

This is what happens when you buy consumer laptops. First off HP has some of the worst build quality I've ever seen in a laptop (I've used one that was so cheap/flimsy it sent pressure ripples...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By ES_Revenge
Using stuff like Miracast, WiDi, etc. has the...

Using stuff like Miracast, WiDi, etc. has the problem of lag/latency. It's really not ideal. You may be able to make it work okay for video (if you can sync things up okay) but for desktop use it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 153
Posted By ES_Revenge
And HDMI splitter will net you the "lowest common...

And HDMI splitter will net you the "lowest common denominator" problem with audio. When an HDMI device sees two sinks it "knows" there's a splitter involved and will only allow whatever the lowest...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By ES_Revenge
I'm guessing by "full size" you mean ATX? ...

I'm guessing by "full size" you mean ATX?

There hasn't been a need for full-ATX in HTPCs (or a lot of other PCs in general) for a long time. Personally though I built several for other people...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By ES_Revenge
I'm pretty sure it's permissible to talk about...

I'm pretty sure it's permissible to talk about the reality it is, the problems it causes, and the typical poor quality of it, etc What's not permissible is talking about where to get it, how to dl...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By ES_Revenge
Okay so I tried the Q9550 @ 3.7Ghz and I got some...

Okay so I tried the Q9550 @ 3.7Ghz and I got some surprising results TBH!

I think software HEVC decoding has jumped a fair ways ahead since the last time I tried it. So the performance difference...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By ES_Revenge
Oh E6600? Oh yeah that falls under the "really...

Oh E6600? Oh yeah that falls under the "really old" category I guess haha! Plus only two cores and no HT makes it even worse. IIRC an E6600 at 3.2Ghz could have trouble handling 1080p AVC never...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By ES_Revenge
Hardcore gamers don't game on Xboxes as many of...

Hardcore gamers don't game on Xboxes as many of them are gaming at 120FPS + which you'd never see on an Xbone (in fact it can't even do 60FPS "for real").

Anyway FreeSync would still be great...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 153
Posted By ES_Revenge
Ah okay I didn't realise this was for...

Ah okay I didn't realise this was for hardcore-gaming precision as that is typically not what people post about in this forum. In that case I'd suggest what I said--use the two outputs but don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By ES_Revenge
You need a GPU with HEVC decode if you want to...

You need a GPU with HEVC decode if you want to use h/w acceleration (and therefore not put any load on your CPU). If you have a fast enough CPU you will be able to software decode but it will put a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By ES_Revenge
I assume so that you don't have to get a dGPU. ...

I assume so that you don't have to get a dGPU. Cheapest ones that can do HDMI 2.0 at the moment are the RX 460 and GTX 1050. Depending on where you live, that will set you back at least $100-150...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 153
Posted By ES_Revenge
Having done this since I first got a 3D TV (my...

Having done this since I first got a 3D TV (my AVR does not have 3D support) I'll give you a few tips:

-I've never used a clone or duplicate display to accomplish this. I'm not sure about Maxwell...
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