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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2017, 11:47 AM
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Views: 664
Posted By ES_Revenge
I would not use it as a "server combo". At $20...

I would not use it as a "server combo". At $20 you should buy two of them and use one as a server and one as an HTPC. Just doesn't make that much sense to try to combine the two functions into one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By ES_Revenge
Never seen this on an LCD display with an AMD...

Never seen this on an LCD display with an AMD card... Have you tried other sources with that projector and not gotten that result?

Also...doesn't an RX 480 seem like massive overkill from an HD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By ES_Revenge
This is what happens when you buy consumer...

This is what happens when you buy consumer laptops. First off HP has some of the worst build quality I've ever seen in a laptop (I've used one that was so cheap/flimsy it sent pressure ripples...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By ES_Revenge
Using stuff like Miracast, WiDi, etc. has the...

Using stuff like Miracast, WiDi, etc. has the problem of lag/latency. It's really not ideal. You may be able to make it work okay for video (if you can sync things up okay) but for desktop use it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 141
Posted By ES_Revenge
And HDMI splitter will net you the "lowest common...

And HDMI splitter will net you the "lowest common denominator" problem with audio. When an HDMI device sees two sinks it "knows" there's a splitter involved and will only allow whatever the lowest...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By ES_Revenge
I'm guessing by "full size" you mean ATX? ...

I'm guessing by "full size" you mean ATX?

There hasn't been a need for full-ATX in HTPCs (or a lot of other PCs in general) for a long time. Personally though I built several for other people...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By ES_Revenge
I'm pretty sure it's permissible to talk about...

I'm pretty sure it's permissible to talk about the reality it is, the problems it causes, and the typical poor quality of it, etc What's not permissible is talking about where to get it, how to dl...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By ES_Revenge
Okay so I tried the Q9550 @ 3.7Ghz and I got some...

Okay so I tried the Q9550 @ 3.7Ghz and I got some surprising results TBH!

I think software HEVC decoding has jumped a fair ways ahead since the last time I tried it. So the performance difference...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By ES_Revenge
Oh E6600? Oh yeah that falls under the "really...

Oh E6600? Oh yeah that falls under the "really old" category I guess haha! Plus only two cores and no HT makes it even worse. IIRC an E6600 at 3.2Ghz could have trouble handling 1080p AVC never...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By ES_Revenge
Hardcore gamers don't game on Xboxes as many of...

Hardcore gamers don't game on Xboxes as many of them are gaming at 120FPS + which you'd never see on an Xbone (in fact it can't even do 60FPS "for real").

Anyway FreeSync would still be great...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 141
Posted By ES_Revenge
Ah okay I didn't realise this was for...

Ah okay I didn't realise this was for hardcore-gaming precision as that is typically not what people post about in this forum. In that case I'd suggest what I said--use the two outputs but don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By ES_Revenge
You need a GPU with HEVC decode if you want to...

You need a GPU with HEVC decode if you want to use h/w acceleration (and therefore not put any load on your CPU). If you have a fast enough CPU you will be able to software decode but it will put a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By ES_Revenge
I assume so that you don't have to get a dGPU. ...

I assume so that you don't have to get a dGPU. Cheapest ones that can do HDMI 2.0 at the moment are the RX 460 and GTX 1050. Depending on where you live, that will set you back at least $100-150...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 141
Posted By ES_Revenge
Having done this since I first got a 3D TV (my...

Having done this since I first got a 3D TV (my AVR does not have 3D support) I'll give you a few tips:

-I've never used a clone or duplicate display to accomplish this. I'm not sure about Maxwell...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By ES_Revenge
As compared to consumer electronics gear this is...

As compared to consumer electronics gear this is true from my experience. However a few things. Both motherboards and PSUs (PCs in general) have become a lot better in this regard in the past 5-10...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 881
Posted By ES_Revenge
Oh okay, that's good. Netflix's site does not...

Oh okay, that's good. Netflix's site does not make that clear and I haven't done browser streaming of Netflix in some time.

Still, wouldn't you think they'd update the UWP app for 4K??? Are they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 881
Posted By ES_Revenge
While someone already explained that these...

While someone already explained that these Android devices already have DRM features in hardware (that PCs don't have), the real irony here is that the majority of these boxes aren't even used for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 881
Posted By ES_Revenge
This is all quite interesting (and appreciated...

This is all quite interesting (and appreciated info and explanation), but it seems like despite what you say about the ARM Trustzone in AMD GPUs and PlayReady 3.0 support, Netflix 4K still won't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By ES_Revenge
LMAO :laugh:

LMAO :laugh:
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By ES_Revenge
Agreed though the speed of the RAM will certainly...

Agreed though the speed of the RAM will certainly impact iGPU performance, meaning rendering/gaming performance. However this is an AM1 platform we're talking about here, the thing is slow as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By ES_Revenge
First off what you have there is a gaming...

First off what you have there is a gaming HTPC...i7 and GTX 1060 6GB are certainly not requirements for a video HTPC, which can be done on much lesser hardware.

Also I "don't get" the PSU you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By ES_Revenge
The other thing I should have pointed out was...

The other thing I should have pointed out was that vast majority of people would be using hardware acceleration to decode. When using h/w acceleration you actually can't use the PDVD enhancements...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By ES_Revenge
I just recently revamped my HTPC again so not too...

I just recently revamped my HTPC again so not too many things "old" anymore but the oldest things in/connected to it not including my AVR (which is also no spring chicken, lol) would have to be one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 214
Posted By ES_Revenge
^This. Provided the broken door has been removed...

^This. Provided the broken door has been removed and you can see light from the PC's port, then just plug the cable back in and it should work fine.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By ES_Revenge
You could always turn off the enhancements. I've...

You could always turn off the enhancements. I've never used them and have been using PDVD since v7. None of the "enhancements" are on by default either, so you actually have to go to the trouble of...
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