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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By jmystikcfl
It was my understanding that the CoStar doesn't...

It was my understanding that the CoStar doesn't do 5.1. That was the deciding factor for me between the CoStar and the Sony NSZ-GS7. The GS7 streams 5.1 DD just fine from Netflix. That chart off the...
Forum: Speakers   08-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By jmystikcfl
A lot of it depends on whether you're looking for...

A lot of it depends on whether you're looking for surround sound in the 9x9 room or just an upgrade over the TV speakers. If you're looking for a full 5.1 setup, the Monoprice premium 5.1 channel...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
Another small update. Did some light streaming in...

Another small update. Did some light streaming in Plex from work yesterday. Was planning on watching more, but the Dead, White and Blue marathon on AMC served as background noise for much of my 16...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
Small update. All media has been copied over to...

Small update. All media has been copied over to the new machine. I've installed PlayOn, PlayLater and Plex on the new machine and shut down the services on my desktop. All seems to be well thus far....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
I'm an idiot. The default install of Windows...

I'm an idiot. The default install of Windows didn't properly recognize the RAID controller. Installed proper drivers and it recognized the full 3TB drive.

That said, I've migrated about 1TB of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
The 3TB drive was actually as cheap as a 2....

The 3TB drive was actually as cheap as a 2. Ideally, I'd like to end up with about 6-10TB down the road but that may end up being more trouble than its worth. I'd also like to be able to rip some of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
Already have it set up for AHCI in BIOS. I just...

Already have it set up for AHCI in BIOS. I just don't think that the BIOS supports the 3TB drive. The BIOS shows it as 746GB as well. I think that's the root of my issue.

According to the warranty...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
I'm still using the 250GB drive it came with as a...

I'm still using the 250GB drive it came with as a boot drive. The 3TB is a secondary drive. BIOS shows it as 746GB and when I initialized the disk in Windows Disk Manager it shows the same. I have...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-04-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
In a stroke of pure luck I stumbled upon a WD...

In a stroke of pure luck I stumbled upon a WD Mainstream 3TB drive for only $78 out the door. 2 problems arose as a result. First, they only had one left (otherwise I probably would've bought 2 or...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By jmystikcfl
In my experience, the codes won't work for...

In my experience, the codes won't work for redemption after the expiration date. If you redeem them before the expiration date, the movie is good indefinitely. Hope that answers your first question.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By jmystikcfl
Personally, I'm all about this. I love the...

Personally, I'm all about this. I love the GoogleTV platform. Still use my Sony NSZ-GS7 nearly every day. What really makes it nice is the video passthrough from the cable co DVR. I can just pick up...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
Transcoding is a must in my setup. There's just...

Transcoding is a must in my setup. There's just no way around it without some serious sacrifices to quality or maintaining multiple copies of the media. Some of the viewing is going to be done off...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By jmystikcfl
Media server on a budget

I've recently decided to throw a bit of money at a problem I've been having for quite some time now. My desktop PC is currently pulling duty as a Plex media server, PlayOn server, media storage...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By jmystikcfl
Depending on what your source material is you may...

Depending on what your source material is you may run into problems with either one of those setups. I'm currently running Plex on my desktop (soon to moved to a dedicated server) and have run into...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,552
Posted By jmystikcfl
Sony KDL-46XBR6. Been a wonderful set for the...

Sony KDL-46XBR6. Been a wonderful set for the last 5 years. Picked the XBR for 2 big reasons. First, 10 bit panel. All the other models in the Sony line were 8 bit along with the vast majority of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18,947
Views: 1,672,821
Posted By jmystikcfl
I like the new update. It looks absolutely huge!...

I like the new update. It looks absolutely huge! I do like that there's 7 rows of channels rather than the old 5. The new DVR list is similar to Comcast's offering what with everything being...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
I've only got 30 down / 3 up internet. Its get...

I've only got 30 down / 3 up internet. Its get exponentially more expensive to go higher from there. All the more reason I need a fast pc to transcode. In all honesty, she doesn't really care too...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by groove93 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1518327/media-server-cpu-requirement-question#post_24379412)

How old is that I5...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
And its good advice. I only want to buy once and...

And its good advice. I only want to buy once and I'd rather go a little over than under what I need.

In a nutshell, here's my motivation for this. My gf is currently on a fellowship in another...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
Okay, that puts it in perspective. I think I'm...

Okay, that puts it in perspective. I think I'm going to have put this on the back burner then. Seems even my existing quad core i5 on my desktop won't cut it (3908). That's going to mean a whole new...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
Anyone have any experience with AMD APU's and...

Anyone have any experience with AMD APU's and transcoding? I thought most of the work was done by the GPU anyway. Or is that only true for playback? The main reason I ask is that I've seen a few A4...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
Was afraid that would be the case. I kinda...

Was afraid that would be the case. I kinda figured a dual core ship wouldn't quite cut it, just in case I happen to be watching at the same time as something is recording. Didn't realize I'd need an...
Forum: Speakers   02-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By jmystikcfl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by primetimeguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1517296/front-floorstanding-speaker-placement-question#post_24364731)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By jmystikcfl
As the name suggests, I'm going to build a media...

As the name suggests, I'm going to build a media server but need some help with components. Currently I'm using my desktop for all of my media serving duties, but I want a add a few more features. I...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-16-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,050
Posted By jmystikcfl
I checked Wii, PS3 and PC but in reality the Wii...

I checked Wii, PS3 and PC but in reality the Wii gets very little use. The only thing I've really done with it lately is Wii fit and that's mostly because the weather's been terrible this winter and...
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