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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Start with your media server. Typically that's...

Start with your media server. Typically that's where the problem is. My Sony BD player (S5100) can stream virtually anything I have.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Foxbat121
Yes they do. You have to use the Intel's driver...

Yes they do. You have to use the Intel's driver to get HD audio support, not the basic drivers included in the Windows OS. But the drivers Intel released often broke the HD audio support from time to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Foxbat121
Integrated graphic is the same and considered as...

Integrated graphic is the same and considered as a graphics card for all intends and purposes. You will need driver support. Your CPU is new enough to have 1080p and some form of audio support...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Foxbat121
No, to bitstream the audio the way you wanted,...

No, to bitstream the audio the way you wanted, you need to configure your system properly and enable the bit stream option in the playback software of your choice. It is not that simple. And Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,108
Posted By Foxbat121
That's a very complicated question. It largely...

That's a very complicated question. It largely dependent on individual TV or BD player's capability/requirements on playable media file types. Some can play anything. Others can play only very...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By Foxbat121
.SRT is text based subtitle and easily edited via...

.SRT is text based subtitle and easily edited via a text editor. However, since a BD movie's subtitle is bitmap graphics, you will have to OCR them frame by frame into text. Not an easy or even cheap...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By Foxbat121
Not sure what you want to do with it but popular...

Not sure what you want to do with it but popular tools like MakeMKV does rip subtitles. However, most BD movies' subtitles are bitmap graphics based, not text based.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 636
Posted By Foxbat121
It doesn't mean studios won't keep trying....

It doesn't mean studios won't keep trying. Picture this, your house door locks are really nothing to deter determined thieves. That doesn't mean you leave your door wide open all the time.

All...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 636
Posted By Foxbat121
The reason why UHD BD spec takes so long to...

The reason why UHD BD spec takes so long to finalize is not because of all the technical stuff. It's about DRM and how studios can prevent anyone from copying them freely like the BDs. I'm sure they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 636
Posted By Foxbat121
I doubt it. SACD wasn't cracked for a long time...

I doubt it. SACD wasn't cracked for a long time until Sony itself got sloppy on its PS3.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-22-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By Foxbat121
I have 5100 and I don't use quick start either...

I have 5100 and I don't use quick start either but I don't have to login at all in order to use the apps. I just need to register the player once.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 636
Posted By Foxbat121
For the drive/disc itself, we knew the capacity...

For the drive/disc itself, we knew the capacity and data rate requirements: 66GB/108mbps or 100GB/128mbps. HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2. 3D not supported yet.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By Foxbat121
Save your money for 4K BD players.

Save your money for 4K BD players.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 636
Posted By Foxbat121
The spec (4k BD that is) has not been finalized....

The spec (4k BD that is) has not been finalized. Currently it is targeted for summer for the final spec and end of the year or next year for actual product release. Until we see actual playback...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By Foxbat121
You might be right. Reading the specs of his...

You might be right. Reading the specs of his Areca ARC5040, it is rated 220MB/s read and 210MB/s write on SATA bus and RAID 0. Counting the overhead of USB bus as well as the RAID 5 (slower writes)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By Foxbat121
You probably hit by the file reading speed limit...

You probably hit by the file reading speed limit of your NAS. Those tiny processors in a cheap consumer routers are not fast enough to support fast transfer speed.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-19-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Foxbat121
Just watch regular full screen videos. Nothing...

Just watch regular full screen videos. Nothing static. No need to do slides as it does nothing to prolong the panel life other than increase the unnecessary wear on the pixels. The current panel life...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Foxbat121
1080p uses most bandwidth. So, this indicates the...

1080p uses most bandwidth. So, this indicates the cable is the problem. If you use AVRs, there are two HDMI cables in question here, one from PC to AVR, one from AVR to TV. You'd better hope it is...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-19-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 358,591
Posted By Foxbat121
YouTube cast

Just found out that you can cast youtube video from your Android YouTube app directly to the TV the same way as Chromecast. Quite Amazing. From what I can tell, it is using the YouTube Remote...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Foxbat121
I don't think it's HDCP. HDCP errors usually...

I don't think it's HDCP. HDCP errors usually results no picture, full screen of snow of flashing. It seems the issue might be your TV or HDMI cable you are using. Without using another device to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-18-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 399,400
Posted By Foxbat121
Sony uses your internet connection IP address to...

Sony uses your internet connection IP address to verify where you live so that it can offer video apps that are only licensed for that region (basically US vs rest of the world). It has been quite...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,452
Posted By Foxbat121
It's probably a carry over from Win 8/8.1 as most...

It's probably a carry over from Win 8/8.1 as most of the internal stuffs in Win10 are. I personally don't really care about if there is any changes to WMC. If MS does decide to release the WMC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Foxbat121
No point anyway as 4K source will predominantly...

No point anyway as 4K source will predominantly use H.265 HVEC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Foxbat121
WMC will require HDCP everytime it live displays...

WMC will require HDCP everytime it live displays HD program regardless if it is copy protected or not. When you use your PC to watch TV, HDCP errors can occur occasionally due to various issues...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 252,755
Posted By Foxbat121
However, 50i content do exist (those shoot with...

However, 50i content do exist (those shoot with video camera instead of film camera). There is no easy way to convert 50i into 60p. So, most BD players simply output as is and hope the TV will...
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