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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2017, 10:41 AM
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Posted By kapone
Is there a way to run Windows programs on OSX/iOS...

Is there a way to run Windows programs on OSX/iOS natively? :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2017, 05:07 PM
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Posted By kapone
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With Libreelec and Kodi Krypton (beta). ServerWMC backend for TV, and media server for everything else.

Works like a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By kapone
Connect the cable back.

Connect the cable back.
Forum: Front Projector   01-04-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By kapone
I may have a brand new one for sale shortly. It's...

I may have a brand new one for sale shortly. It's at a customer location, and I think the customer changed their mind.

Will let you know, if you're still interested.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By kapone
or...something other than an HTPC... :) ...

or...something other than an HTPC... :)

There's HEVC, x265..then there's HDR, VP9, we're not even talking 4K yet...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-30-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
I still use a Windows 7 machine on the backend...

I still use a Windows 7 machine on the backend (actually it's my server now, with Drivepool, 2 Ceton cards and a few other things) with ServerWMC and the PVR WMC client in Kodi. The Guide works...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2016, 11:33 AM
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Posted By kapone
True, I probably should have qualified my...

True, I probably should have qualified my statement.

That said...as long as the box works hardware wise, I care two hoots about the Chinese support. The intent is NOT to run their software/ROM to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By kapone
That's still fine. Put a decent wifi card in the...

That's still fine. Put a decent wifi card in the box as such, they are dead cheap nowadays. That way, when you are at an alternate location, the wifi will work (as best as it can). At home, plug the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By kapone
Wifi - Over the years I've given up getting good...

Wifi - Over the years I've given up getting good wifi on various devices. That limits the choices too much.

Grab one of the routers that can be a "Media Bridge" natively, or via alternate...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2016, 07:24 AM
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Posted By kapone
No specific brand, just look on Amazon or ebay. ...

No specific brand, just look on Amazon or ebay.

Netflix and Amazon? Nope, don't use them, even though I have a Prime membership. There's precious little on Netflix or Amazon that's not on my 90TB...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2016, 05:51 AM
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Posted By kapone
FWIW, I configured two el cheapo S905X boxes with...

FWIW, I configured two el cheapo S905X boxes with Libreelec/Kodi 16.1 and they do everything from a "streaming" perspective. Including 4K playback. And they cost about $45 each.

To my untrained,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 454
Posted By kapone
Not sure if it's "neat"...:) Earlier this...

Not sure if it's "neat"...:)

Earlier this year, I finally reconfigured my network with multiple wifi access points and dedicated VLANs and set up a number of firewall rules to:

- See what all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
Note - Not directed at you, but I'm ranting at...

Note - Not directed at you, but I'm ranting at the world.

<start rant>
See...this is what drives me crazy and makes me scream obscenities at any near by individuals. (Generally, my wife, which...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By kapone
Aryn - Damn..if this had happened a few weeks...

Aryn - Damn..if this had happened a few weeks ago, I had a boatload of those motherboards that came out of our datacenter (we were doing upgrades). I literally sold/dumped the whole lot to someone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By kapone
Sigh...

Sigh...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2016, 04:38 PM
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Views: 52,349
Posted By kapone
Not to offend anybody, but here's my take on the...

Not to offend anybody, but here's my take on the Silicondust "DVR software" status.

Excuses...Excuses...Excuses...

If they REALLY wanna be a player in this market, they need to step up. They...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-13-2016, 05:26 PM
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Posted By kapone
So...lemme get this straight. Silicondust...

So...lemme get this straight.

Silicondust started a Kickstarter campaign 14 MONTHS AGO and the software is still not fully functional? And before anyone says...define fully functional...a DVR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
Ah...that would make a lot more sense, wouldn't...

Ah...that would make a lot more sense, wouldn't it? :) I didn't actually test that aspect. I know, in the regular Plex Server app, there are settings for these paths, I did not try that on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2016, 12:39 PM
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Posted By kapone
The Plex Server app on the Shield can most...

The Plex Server app on the Shield can most certainly use any network connected storage (or USB or SD card or internal). Already tested that (even though I returned the Shield)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,684
Posted By kapone
Nice setup. :) We seem to be moving in...

Nice setup. :)

We seem to be moving in opposite directions though... :) I've slowly migrated all my HTPCs to tiny, ITX type systems. Now with 4K, I tried the Shield, which certainly does have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,613
Posted By kapone
The greed indicator on this one is... way off the...

The greed indicator on this one is... way off the charts.

What Assassin DOESN'T GET is...not everybody is stupid or naive. Case closed.

p.s. Tell him to take some English language classes, if...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
I do. Got multiple AC1900 routers that I can...

I do. Got multiple AC1900 routers that I can configure as access points. Haven't had a chance to play with them in the new house yet (haven't moved yet, a few things are pending). Will see how it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2016, 03:17 PM
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Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
There's no Receivers or soundbars or anything in...

There's no Receivers or soundbars or anything in these places, where the TV is going to be on the wall. (Audio quality isn't that critical, and the TVs are better than average). Just a TV. And...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2016, 02:55 PM
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Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
NO WIRES, NO CLUTTER, ALL I WANT TO SEE IS A TV...

NO WIRES, NO CLUTTER, ALL I WANT TO SEE IS A TV ON THE WALL. Go figure it out...:)

There's NOTHING above, below, behind the TV. Just a wall. I've had to run power extensions INSIDE the wall...:o...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 157,514
Posted By kapone
Not disagreeing one bit. We each have our use...

Not disagreeing one bit. We each have our use cases. :)

My HTPC cost? A $59 celeron ITX board (Asrock J1900) with a 5670 (I think). All told, it's probably comparable in cost to the Shield. But...
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