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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-05-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pmcd http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476628/my-ideal-streamer-roku-xbmc-does-this-exist/60#post_24016416)

Just broke down and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By jvarisco
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Quote:Originally Posted by Crescent http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1505024/top-3-media-servers-streamers#post_24077872)

I'd like to make certain I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-17-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 368,070
Posted By jvarisco
Okay, here's exactly what I want to know - does...

Okay, here's exactly what I want to know - does the S1100 load discs/netflix as fast as the 3100 and 5100?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-17-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 368,070
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BIslander http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450585/official-sony-bdp-s1100-bdp-s3100-and-bdp-s5100/1800#post_23958555)

The...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-16-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 368,070
Posted By jvarisco
Is the processor/internals of these the same...

Is the processor/internals of these the same between the 1100, 3100, & 5100 other than the wifi/streaming differences?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,354
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by apw2607 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1495453/samsung-smart-media-player#post_23879304)

It's essentially the same as a 2013...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-18-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,390
Posted By jvarisco
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Quote:Originally Posted by noelani6696 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1477690/gbox-what-does-it-do-and-how-does-it-do-it#post_23441257)

I have no idea...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-09-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,299
Views: 139,756
Posted By jvarisco
Does Airplay work for audio? I've tried the...

Does Airplay work for audio? I've tried the Airplay client on a couple different revisions of XMBC and it was a trainwreck each time.

Also, how's the built in movie wall/scraper? I have minimal...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-29-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By jvarisco
Hardware specs are pretty much a non-issue. It's...

Hardware specs are pretty much a non-issue. It's the quality of the firmware/software that makes or breaks a player, and as such this can safely be tossed on the "junk" pile along with the other...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,857
Posted By jvarisco
I could have put up a 1 minute video of the...

I could have put up a 1 minute video of the Pivos that looked good too. It wouldn't have shown the hard locks, slow library updates, stuttering, or audio dropout though.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-05-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,857
Posted By jvarisco
If you want XBMC for a cheap price, the XIOS is...

If you want XBMC for a cheap price, the XIOS is probably your best bet. The Android fork of XBMC isn't ready for regular use, IMO. That being said, neither was the Linux XBMC port on the XIOS,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,951
Posted By jvarisco
Does each of these really need its own thread?...

Does each of these really need its own thread? Why not just do running comparisons in a catch-all comparison thread?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,970
Posted By jvarisco
Well, doesn't seem that anybody really cares...

Well, doesn't seem that anybody really cares about this thing, but in any event, mine has been packed up for return. It's so close, but it's been worked on for 6+ months and there's still some basic...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-13-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,970
Posted By jvarisco
I went ahead and got one of these. Immediately...

I went ahead and got one of these. Immediately installed linux XBMC on it.

My inital impressions are good, with a few huge caveats. First, I don't care about a ton of "high-end" features - my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-08-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,970
Posted By jvarisco
Is anybody here actually using it? I'd love to...

Is anybody here actually using it? I'd love to see some discussion about performance/bugs. I was thinking of getting one but it's not available at Amazon which means returning it will be a PITA if...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,820
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Emmetpunk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450727/how-can-compressed-blu-ray-rips-be-better-quality-than-original#post_22805231)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,292
Posted By jvarisco
There's a lot of reasons, many of which overlap....

There's a lot of reasons, many of which overlap.

First, more bitrate does not always equal better. There's a huge point of diminishing returns on encoding 1080p video. That breakpoint varies...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-24-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,299
Views: 139,756
Posted By jvarisco
So that last update said it added airplay. Can...

So that last update said it added airplay. Can anybody confirm that means it can be an airplay target? In other words, you can send music from an idevice/computer with itunes to the Popcorn Hour?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-01-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16,959
Views: 2,048,094
Posted By jvarisco
Looking for a player for my mother. In this case...

Looking for a player for my mother. In this case bluray playback is less important than these features:

- Access to Amazon Prime videos (to be clear, the free videos you get from being a Prime...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,253
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zon2020 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423593/could-someone-help-me-with-an-i7-gaming-rig/30#post_22300087)



You know, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,253
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zon2020 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423593/could-someone-help-me-with-an-i7-gaming-rig/30#post_22296432)

And if I was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,253
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zon2020 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423593/could-someone-help-me-with-an-i7-gaming-rig/30#post_22295555)

all you've done...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By jvarisco
Cable company DVR boxes suck. Period. They're...

Cable company DVR boxes suck. Period. They're slow, have horrible interfaces, and you usually get jerked around on the rental fees. That all being said, it has one huge advantage over an HTPC: it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,253
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zon2020 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423593/could-someone-help-me-with-an-i7-gaming-rig#post_22293623)

It's like people...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,253
Posted By jvarisco
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423593/could-someone-help-me-with-an-i7-gaming-rig#post_22292705)

Your a little harsh...
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