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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By blueiedgod
I think it is going to be difficult to get under...

I think it is going to be difficult to get under 30W with 4 spinning hard drives when actively reading/writing. One would have to go with SSD's.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By blueiedgod
I only see this happening on my desktop, which...

I only see this happening on my desktop, which has WMC for me to watch TV while I'm on the PC, in addition to the HTPC that supports the whole house.

The HTPC is always on, because of the legacy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By blueiedgod
There a number of low power low price NAS devices...

There a number of low power low price NAS devices that will accomplish exactly what you want.

Lenovo/Iomega, Seagate, Buffalo are some that I have used.

Get Low power hard drives (but not WD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,336
Posted By blueiedgod
Damn! I thought I was badass with a 30 TB array.

Damn! I thought I was badass with a 30 TB array.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By blueiedgod
The answer is: depends. Some will only...

The answer is: depends.

Some will only accept clean hard drives, not just empty, but clean without any formatting. Some will accept empty, but formatted drives, and some will accept drive with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By blueiedgod
I would suggest you build the homebrew first,...

I would suggest you build the homebrew first, since you already have the parts. You don't even need a RAID controller. Software RAID will work just fine.

I think most of the consumer grade NASes...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By blueiedgod
If you want flexibility go with homebrew. ...

If you want flexibility go with homebrew.

If you want to just slap the drives in their cages and press the power button, then go with QNAP.

Can QNAP sustain 3 simultaneous transcoding...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   06-26-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By blueiedgod
Unlike TV's which, when utilizing clearQAM scan...

Unlike TV's which, when utilizing clearQAM scan for channels, CableBoxes rely on the CableCARD for authentication, which also provides the box with a channel map.

Like I stated earlier, you will...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   06-24-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By blueiedgod
It will only work if your provider authorizes it....

It will only work if your provider authorizes it.

Most cable boxes have a CableCARD in them, including this particular one. With your set up, you may be better off getting a CableCARD tuner, and...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   06-23-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By blueiedgod
Are other TV's able to pick up cable TV without...

Are other TV's able to pick up cable TV without the use of Cable Box or DVR box?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By blueiedgod
You have to define how you are planning on...

You have to define how you are planning on streaming. If it is going to be raw data fetch, the Dell is more than capable. If you are planning on using it to transcode on the fly, it may do 1-2...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-21-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 40,186
Posted By blueiedgod
From what people of Indian descent told me, the...

From what people of Indian descent told me, the perpetrators are most likely either Pakistanis or Indian Muslims (pretty much the same people as Pakistanis).

Gandhi joke probably won't work, but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 40,186
Posted By blueiedgod
My experience with "Microsoft reps" has been...

My experience with "Microsoft reps" has been limited to them telling me (in indian/pakistani) accent that their name is Jim/Bob/Kevin/etc and that my computer had contacted them because it was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 22,186
Posted By blueiedgod
Blame TiVO. Rovi is TiVO, TiVO is Rovi. ...

Blame TiVO. Rovi is TiVO, TiVO is Rovi.

Besides, even over the air guide updates are not precise on programming over runs, yet you want someone to predict when some stupid game will run over the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By blueiedgod
I would prepare to replace the hard drive. I've...

I would prepare to replace the hard drive. I've experienced the same issue, and shortly after the hard drive became "needs to be formatted" which of-course erases everything.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By blueiedgod
It was not clear from your post or your profile...

It was not clear from your post or your profile that you were from Canada.

Since Canada refuses to join the US as additional states, they are outside FCC's jurisdiction. Between Bell and Rogers...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-16-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By blueiedgod
If you are going to use coax, then you need an RF...

If you are going to use coax, then you need an RF converter.

If the source is copyright protected content, then HDCP will now allow you to convert, but I wouldn't worry too much about preserving...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By blueiedgod
Are you not in the US? That would be the only...

Are you not in the US? That would be the only reason to still use a CableBox, instead of CableCARD tuner in a WMC system.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-14-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By blueiedgod
If the aluminized coating is not grounded, would...

If the aluminized coating is not grounded, would one be able to connect a wire to it, and use it as a giant antenna?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 433
Posted By blueiedgod
It is irrelevant how often I attend. The point of...

It is irrelevant how often I attend. The point of comparison seems to be lost on you.

Same source, same speakers. Swap the amps, there is no difference in sound reproduction.

I never said...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 433
Posted By blueiedgod
For the sake of comparison, the same material...

For the sake of comparison, the same material (Eagles, Pavarotti, NY Philharmonic) were played through the same speakers using different amplifiers. Nothing else was changed. The only variable were...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-03-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 433
Posted By blueiedgod
Send me a couple of panels for testing and I will...

Send me a couple of panels for testing and I will report back the results. :D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-03-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 433
Posted By blueiedgod
SLA = Sealed Lead Acid battery. They are...

SLA = Sealed Lead Acid battery. They are typically found in UPSes, and emergency exit signs.

If you look at the chip spec sheet (http://www.radiovilag.hu/images/TDA7297.pdf), it has 20 V max...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-03-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 433
Posted By blueiedgod
After 30 years of trying to figure out my purpose...

After 30 years of trying to figure out my purpose in life, you have figured it out for me. Thank you so much! :eek:
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-03-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By blueiedgod
have you considered a signal booster? Your...

have you considered a signal booster?

Your signal strength difference between TV and SDHR makes sense, since there is a splitter in the SDHR.
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