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Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By scoyne88
Staples has the Seagate STBV3000100 3TB Desktop...

Staples has the Seagate STBV3000100 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive onsale for $99.99, best price have seen since black friday. word on the street is this external drive has the seagate...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By scoyne88
I was having constant sync issues with my HTPC...

I was having constant sync issues with my HTPC -> Receiver -> HDTV setup as well. I bought the HDMI Detective, and have not had a single problem since. Took about five minutes to setup and has been...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By scoyne88
I have the Wintv HVR2250 (the dual tuner version...

I have the Wintv HVR2250 (the dual tuner version of what you are looking at and I am happy with it. Without a proper antenna it will have problems picking up weak signals just as any card will, but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,134
Posted By scoyne88
I agree, go SSD. It is the single biggest...

I agree, go SSD. It is the single biggest improvement I have ever made to my HTPC, and I have been building them for about 6 yrs now. I only have a 64gb SDD, so if your budget is tight it will do,...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   09-30-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,146
Posted By scoyne88
I know this thread is old but if anyone would be...

I know this thread is old but if anyone would be interested in making a short amateur review/ setup video of their movie screen please PM me and then we can discuss the details.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By scoyne88
Not sure about the connections, but take a look...

Not sure about the connections, but take a look at mediabrowser (http://www.mediabrowser.tv). It is a great add on to Windows Media Center, and really makes your collection pop.
Heres a shot of my...
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By scoyne88
+1 for the Polk Monitor 70's, newegg or amazon...

+1 for the Polk Monitor 70's, newegg or amazon usually have them at a good price. They are big, but for the price they sound very nice
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,519
Posted By scoyne88
If you have the HTPC in an enclosed cabinet,...

If you have the HTPC in an enclosed cabinet, like a media console, you can very easily make a htpc that is just as quiet as the new Xbox 360's. If you have a tight budget, you will have to sacrifice...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-27-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By scoyne88
This just made my day!

This just made my day!
Forum: Speakers   08-24-2012, 05:16 PM
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Views: 347,905
Posted By scoyne88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by flyng_fool http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-24-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 30,238
Posted By scoyne88
I would like to win very much!

I would like to win very much!
Forum: Speakers   08-21-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By scoyne88
2.) you will be good with tower speakers, I had...

2.) you will be good with tower speakers, I had a similar sized dorm room with Polk R150's and found them more then sufficient. If you are in a dorm you might consider saving your money as tower...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-16-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By scoyne88
Good to know, I ended up getting the i5-3550...

Good to know,
I ended up getting the i5-3550 Ivy Bridge with the HD2500 graphics, so far it works fine for the older games that I play. The 7770 and 7750 cards look good for when Im ready to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 778,343
Posted By scoyne88
Yeh I sold the 1100, I actually sold it for $5...

Yeh I sold the 1100, I actually sold it for $5 less then I bought it for!, I got the Harmony One, the 1100 was just too complicated for my setup, and I missed the simple hardbuttons for stuff like...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 778,343
Posted By scoyne88
A few quick Pics of my new HTPC ...

A few quick Pics of my new HTPC

http://cdn.avsforum.com/6/67/600x450px-LL-679c8ef6_dsc01918sp.jpeg (http://cdn.avsforum.com/6/67/679c8ef6_dsc01918sp.jpeg)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 778,343
Posted By scoyne88
Hi FantaXP7, It was pretty easy to make the...

Hi FantaXP7,
It was pretty easy to make the shelf, the only tools I needed were a drill ruler and marker.
I measured out where I wanted the shelf to rest (I wanted it to be just above the lower...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,472
Posted By scoyne88
A photo of the finished product,I am very happy...

A photo of the finished product,I am very happy with the way it turned out.

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/40941/width/600/height/450...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,472
Posted By scoyne88
Getting close to done, here are the components I...

Getting close to done, here are the components I have/are in the mail:

I know its overkill... I don't care http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Ill add a fanless videocard one day...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 778,343
Posted By scoyne88
I'm biased towards media browser, but here is a...

I'm biased towards media browser, but here is a thread on their forum with exactly that:

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/1970/show-us-your-media-browser-mediacenter-interface
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   06-12-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By scoyne88
lol, me too, $50 per TB was that max I was...

lol, me too, $50 per TB was that max I was willing to pay, I grabbed two of these, should last me another few years of TV recording and movie rips.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   06-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By scoyne88
Newegg has the Seagate Barracuda Green...

Newegg has the Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-12-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,181
Posted By scoyne88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Emaster http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-11-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,181
Posted By scoyne88
Sounds pretty cool! Ill have to check it out....

Sounds pretty cool! Ill have to check it out. Once you boot into MCE can you then exit out and use the computer as usual? Any idea how this affects the Intel Smart Boot, or whatever the new thing on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 778,343
Posted By scoyne88
Finally found time to post a image of the new...

Finally found time to post a image of the new tv, Panasonic TC-P50ST30
New HTPC build is almost complete too,

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/27236/width/600/height/450...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-07-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By scoyne88
Hmm, there is a fan-less GT440, that would fit...

Hmm, there is a fan-less GT440, that would fit well with my silent HTPC design.
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