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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,780
Posted By kapone
Well, I stand corrected in that case. To my...

Well, I stand corrected in that case. To my knowledge, Comcast didn't mess with the framerate, but yes, I was being incorrect in that they didn't "transcode" the streams. Sorry, I was typing in a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,780
Posted By kapone
The 29/59 or 14/29 framerate bug has no relation...

The 29/59 or 14/29 framerate bug has no relation to saving "bandwidth" by Comcast or anybody else. It is entirely from the source, not Comcast. And even at the source, it is not HBO mangling the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By kapone
Cue... T0rrent downloads. Stupidity is not...

Cue... T0rrent downloads.

Stupidity is not an excuse. The consumer always finds a way. One way or another.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By kapone
Bingo. And THAT's where I see the potential. ...

Bingo. And THAT's where I see the potential.

A separate Windows SKU that is a cut down, minimal, CE like version, with embedded WMC. And change WMC to become "app" friendly. ANd hook it up to the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By kapone
Can you run Windows on it? No? No Cablecard...

Can you run Windows on it? No?

No Cablecard support = No go.

<topic closed>
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By kapone
You're not thinking like a CEO. You're thinking...

You're not thinking like a CEO. You're thinking like a consumer. That's the difference.

Nadella <thinking> : Hmm...now this guy "Ou8thisSN" over on AVS says, I should buy SD and Plex and do...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By kapone
Where?? :) The total number of HTPC users in...

Where?? :)

The total number of HTPC users in the entire world is probably less than 1-2% of the number of Xbox consoles, Microsoft sells. If you were the CEO, what would you focus on?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By kapone
Box of Kleenex close by?

Box of Kleenex close by?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By kapone
I'll consider building a 4K HTPC when >50% of...

I'll consider building a 4K HTPC when >50% of movies on Blu Ray (or whatever the format is at that point) are native 4K.

Until then...put that money in an Index fund and watch Ms Yellen steal it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By kapone
No. Bad idea.

No. Bad idea.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By kapone
Yup, these kinds of cases have all but...

Yup, these kinds of cases have all but disappeared. These were low volume items for a niche segment. No long term profits for the companies...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By kapone
I use a modified version of the Silverstone LC02...

I use a modified version of the Silverstone LC02 case for a number of my HTPCs (other than the main theater HTPC, which is rackmount). These cases were really nice. Came with a 250w flex ATX PSU,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By kapone
Why are we talking about audio crap, when the OP...

Why are we talking about audio crap, when the OP cares only about video quality??

Y'all are making lots of assumptions about what speakers/audio he/she uses. He/she may not give two hoots about...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,012
Posted By kapone
Used to use Microsoft sync toy, which worked...

Used to use Microsoft sync toy, which worked great. Now using bit tor rent (seriously? That's a banned expression?) sync...:). Things don't have to be any more complicated than they need to be.
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,012
Posted By kapone
No cloud backup for me. We have family on the...

No cloud backup for me. We have family on the other coast, and they are as geeky as me. :) I helped them setup a 48TB server for their needs, and now we keep one folder on each other's servers for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By kapone
My rule of thumb. Change Air filters in the...

My rule of thumb.

Change Air filters in the house (once a year as per manufacturer) = Reinstall all Windows systems from scratch ( no guidance from manufacturer).

p.s. That gives me the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,378
Posted By kapone
Exactomundo. I blame the mighty Apple for...

Exactomundo.

I blame the mighty Apple for screwing up a lot of tech terminology. What happened to calling a "program" a "program"??

The first time I heard "Time Machine" I started looking...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By kapone
Not always. :) I have an "el cheapo" dongle...

Not always. :)

I have an "el cheapo" dongle in my workstation, which is a dual boot OSX/Windows machine and I can wake up the workstation from S3 just fine using the Apple Magic Trackpad or a BT...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By kapone
mini pci-e adapters in full pci-e slots suck when...

mini pci-e adapters in full pci-e slots suck when it comes to BT cards. 9/10 times the BT doesn't work correctly and if it does, something's still out of whack.

IF you have a native mini-pci-e...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By kapone
Make sure the power/reset switches are connected...

Make sure the power/reset switches are connected to the motherboard headers with the right "polarity". The manual tells you which pins are +/- I know it sounds absurd that the power/reset pins should...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By kapone
If you don't already have it, and you're not...

If you don't already have it, and you're not "too" worried about the power consumption (these old parts are kinda hungry)...grab a dual or quad port NIC card from ebay, download pfSense and turn it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-12-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,828
Posted By kapone
+1 ...

+1 ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By kapone
Whichever hypervisor you choose, go bare metal....

Whichever hypervisor you choose, go bare metal. That means running Hyper-V or ESXi directly on your hardware, and then everything else as VMs. Server 2012 has no issues running as a domain server...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,419
Posted By kapone
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Defcon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533994/why-doesnt-something-like-this-exist#post_24788411)

The basic problem is that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By kapone
You cannot send out two different A/V streams...

You cannot send out two different A/V streams via two different HDMI (or something else) ports in Windows. Especially not if you're trying to send TV/Ceton through Media Center......
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