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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By LexInVA
Only the latest and greatest cards can do 4K over...

Only the latest and greatest cards can do 4K over HDMI. That means high-end/mid-range cards from the past six months or so. Nvidia's Maxwell and AMD's latest with DisplayPort or HDMI. Those start at...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By LexInVA
What device are you streaming Netflix to?

What device are you streaming Netflix to?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By LexInVA
It won't be shown until the sequel to this year's...

It won't be shown until the sequel to this year's Godzilla movie stomps into cinemas and that's several years away, likely 2018. By then, they should have a batch of the older films ready for the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By LexInVA
They didn't fake it, they did it that way on...

They didn't fake it, they did it that way on purpose because that's how the mastering has been with Japanese companies. There's a good reason why the Japanese had always turned to American hands to...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By LexInVA
The real question is whether or not the final...

The real question is whether or not the final product will have the same problem as the existing Godzilla masters. We all know how they mastered them at lower brightness levels to make the picture...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By LexInVA
Just so you know, you will want to invest in an...

Just so you know, you will want to invest in an inexpensive external optical disc drive so that you don't wear out your internal optical drive from reading and switching out all those discs.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By LexInVA
TF: Age of Extinction is a likely candidate for...

TF: Age of Extinction is a likely candidate for Atmos since it had a mix for the theatrical release. Apart from that, I don't know of any upcoming releases that would/could have it. Perhaps the Star...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-28-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,804
Posted By LexInVA
There's no reason to buy the Criterion version...

There's no reason to buy the Criterion version unless you really like the film and must have what it offers over the older release, which can now be found in the bargain bin at WalMart for $8 or less.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By LexInVA
I can't find any information to answer your...

I can't find any information to answer your question but the user manual simply implies that any NTFS or EXT4 mass storage device should work. That being said, NTFS is what you would use in most...
Forum: Blu-ray Disc Great Found Deals!   08-27-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,574
Posted By LexInVA
Best Buy has the first five seasons of Sons of...

Best Buy has the first five seasons of Sons of Anarchy for $18 per season today as their "Deal Of The Day". During their TV sales, they have been known to drop the prices down to $12 for this...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By LexInVA
I just want Porco Rosso. Is that too much to ask...

I just want Porco Rosso. Is that too much to ask for?
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-22-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,448
Posted By LexInVA
The "Yub Nub" song is a masterpiece and it's even...

The "Yub Nub" song is a masterpiece and it's even better when it's the original Ewok version - never seen in cinemas or video releases - that fits with the footage and not the one in the final cut...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By LexInVA
You ditch the useless firewall and replace it...

You ditch the useless firewall and replace it with a high-end WiFi router while using the FIOS gateway in bridge mode. Takes about five minutes to configure and it works far better than the current...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By LexInVA
Sounds like wireless isolation might be enabled...

Sounds like wireless isolation might be enabled on the gateway though I don't know the specifics of your friend's FIOS hardware as there are different gateways used by FIOS, including many older...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-20-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By LexInVA
I saw similar results with the first film on Blu...

I saw similar results with the first film on Blu and yet when I watched it on the PPV channel, it was looking right and proper.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,448
Posted By LexInVA
I think the X-Men franchise would be key to...

I think the X-Men franchise would be key to Disney getting the rights to "A New Hope". Fox needs X-Men rights more than Star Wars at this point since they are getting to the end of X-Men in the next...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,118
Posted By LexInVA
Neither VP9 nor HEVC has "been released". Both...

Neither VP9 nor HEVC has "been released". Both are in the later stages of development leading to a wide roll-out in 2015 followed by several years of refinement, but HEVC just happens to be slightly...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,118
Posted By LexInVA
You're really waiting for the next-gen product....

You're really waiting for the next-gen product. Nuvola said they were going to roll out VP9/HEVC decoding through a third-party video codec but that hasn't happened. I'd say they will roll it out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-15-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By LexInVA
You can use Nvidia's magical HDMI trickery to get...

You can use Nvidia's magical HDMI trickery to get 4K @ 60hz over HDMI 1.4 via the latest drivers but it won't be with the full color quality though you might not even notice it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By LexInVA
Indeed. The latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches...

Indeed. The latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are very economical compared to their fibre counterparts and will provide all the bandwidth needed with current Cat6/7 cabling.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By LexInVA
Zotac is joining in on the fun with a 750 (750TI...

Zotac is joining in on the fun with a 750 (750TI likely to be shown shortly) and all the usual players are launching fanless 1-2GB Kepler-driven GT 720 cards.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By LexInVA
Fibre is overkill. The infrastructure costs are...

Fibre is overkill. The infrastructure costs are immense unless you get your hands on a bunch of older low-grade gear, which won't be worth the money. Use high-grade Cat6/Cat7 Ethernet cabling with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,196
Posted By LexInVA
The stuff you've read goes back several years ago...

The stuff you've read goes back several years ago to the first iteration of PE. Things have improved a lot on the stability front. Unless you have a very unstable home electrical system, you won't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By LexInVA
ASICS for HEVC and VP9 are launching in the next...

ASICS for HEVC and VP9 are launching in the next several weeks for use in consumer electronics. Decoding will be built into the next gen of AMD, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs that ship in 2015.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By LexInVA
There are a handful of companies that do stuff...

There are a handful of companies that do stuff like that but they are pretty much in the realm of high-end Home Theatre installs. What you want can be made. There exists the technology to build it...
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