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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By kapone
Burying Ethernet cable yourself isn't complicated...

Burying Ethernet cable yourself isn't complicated at all. Buy some burial rated cable, any decent plastic (burial type) conduit, a small shovel and.... :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 236
Posted By kapone
If you are really thinking long term with this...

If you are really thinking long term with this setup, I'd ditch the powerline networking and bury some Ethernet cable between the studio and the house. Move your stuff into the studio, and if it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 236
Posted By kapone
Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By kapone
Don't. It's gonna be a nightmare.

Don't. It's gonna be a nightmare.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By kapone
Check out the Newegg "Open Box" server chassis...

Check out the Newegg "Open Box" server chassis section once in a while. Sometimes they will have amazing prices there.

I have bought 2U cases from them (One of them is in the picture above) "Open...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By kapone
:) ...

:)

http://images.thedworld.com/OtherImages/Theater/02092012/IMG_0596.JPG
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By kapone
For the HTPC, you want a minimum of 2U. Why?...

For the HTPC, you want a minimum of 2U. Why? Because even though a 1U will be perfectly fine in your scenario (no dedicated GPU), the 1U power supplies and any midplane fans are NEVER quiet. You can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By kapone
AMD who?? :)

AMD who?? :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By kapone
Actual disk and an actual BD player.

Actual disk and an actual BD player.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By kapone
Get a cheap receiver with multiple HDMI inputs....

Get a cheap receiver with multiple HDMI inputs. Much simpler, error proof and stable. Receivers have become dead cheap lately.

e.g....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By kapone
- Try copying from the USB connected NAS to a...

- Try copying from the USB connected NAS to a local hard disk on the PC. How's the performance?
- Try copying a file from a local hard disk on the PC (not the USB connected NAS) to the network...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By kapone
First of all....never EVER start multiple file...

First of all....never EVER start multiple file transfers in Windows (or any other OS for that matter), if you're reading/writing to the same set of disks and your disks are not SSDs. By that I mean,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By kapone
OP - Have you tried an updated driver for your...

OP - Have you tried an updated driver for your Graphics card?

I have a Denon 4311 with an HTPC connected to it, and I've never had audio/video issues even after coming out of S3 sleep (which is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By kapone
- Bad (or sub optimal) Ethernet cables - try...

- Bad (or sub optimal) Ethernet cables - try different ones
- Bad configuration on the Cisco router - Double check
- Bad USB configuration for the Areca - Disconnect every USB device except for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By kapone
I have Stablebit as well, but not on WHS2011. I...

I have Stablebit as well, but not on WHS2011. I have it on Server 2012 R2 :) The performance is actually higher on 2012 than on WHS 2011 as the SMB protocol got some revisions. And really, there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-11-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By kapone
The problem with mixing Open Source and "closed...

The problem with mixing Open Source and "closed source" i.e.proprietary code, is...licensing. To make it work, you'll almost always change parts of the open source codebase, and then you have to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,753
Posted By kapone
Yup, the day it dies, a modern mini-ITX it is....

Yup, the day it dies, a modern mini-ITX it is. But until then...it keeps chugging. Hell, I doubt I could even find replacement RAM if the RAM died. It's ...gasp...DDR2 800.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,753
Posted By kapone
My main HTPC (connected to the theater) is still...

My main HTPC (connected to the theater) is still a P35 motherboard with a "dual core" E2160 (albeit slightly overclocked), with a discrete GPU. Running a GTX 545 (I think). :) Over the years, the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,753
Posted By kapone
Rethink your targets. Why is 4K important??...

Rethink your targets.

Why is 4K important?? I throw "future proofing" out the window, when it comes to hardware. By the time the "future" comes, actually, probably well before that, the hardware's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-01-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By kapone
My bad, you are of course correct. I keep...

My bad, you are of course correct. I keep forgetting that people do care about those things. I don't, but that's me, I should not have made that presumption.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-01-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 859
Posted By kapone
There's the mac mini size...and (for a server) a...

There's the mac mini size...and (for a server) a 4U size. I'm assuming size by itself is not an issue?

If not, I can promise you that a server in a 4U case (minus any of your data HDDs) using...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-01-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 150,276
Posted By kapone
I'd keep the name of the speaker as "10-99"....

I'd keep the name of the speaker as "10-99". Plain and simple. :)

The designer's name is under that anyway.

Edit: Oh, and I'll need five of them when you start sending them out.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-01-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By kapone
If the support for MKV, FLAC etc is considered...

If the support for MKV, FLAC etc is considered "huge" with Windows 10...and assuming you're gonna use Windows 10 everywhere, why do you need Plex at all?? Just point your Windows machines to the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By kapone
Not gonna happen. They want the same business...

Not gonna happen. They want the same business model as the fruit company. i.e you buy your "content", not the app that can play that content.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-30-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 898
Posted By kapone
I don't know if you guys have optimized your...

I don't know if you guys have optimized your network or not, but 802.11ac is a huge step up. Here's a sample transfer in my environment, and the performance is exactly the same, consistently,...
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