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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,997
Posted By whipdancer
I cut the cord in 2010 with no regrets. Moved...

I cut the cord in 2010 with no regrets. Moved last year (same city, different area) and decided to give Comcast another chance (for TV). Cancelled as soon as the contract was up.

I download or...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By whipdancer
While they are not the bargain they used to be, I...

While they are not the bargain they used to be, I still love my Axiom Audio M3, M2, M1 & M0. I used the M3's as my front mains in my theater room (similar setup to what the OP has described).

The...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-25-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By whipdancer
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-25-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By whipdancer
I'm using a gray screen (actually the Silver...

I'm using a gray screen (actually the Silver Fire formula from the DIY section here) with my 8700 and it looks great. No screen-door effect here.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 26,033
Posted By whipdancer
Sounds great! Hope I get a chance to check it...

Sounds great! Hope I get a chance to check it out.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 70,296
Posted By whipdancer
I'm sitting here looking at the specs for The...

I'm sitting here looking at the specs for The Avengers that I just picked up from Redbox. I see 3 main soundtracks on it - DTS 5.1, DTSHD-MA 5.1, AC3 5.1.

I thought DTSHD-MA is loss-less. Am I...
Forum: Speakers   09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,289
Posted By whipdancer
I've owned a pair of Axiom Audio M3's for about...

I've owned a pair of Axiom Audio M3's for about 10 years and I still like them.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/m3-bookshelf-speakers.html
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-24-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 33,994
Posted By whipdancer
Very cool. Don't do much 3D now, but this would...

Very cool. Don't do much 3D now, but this would certainly get me started.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,013
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nitro67 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412993/getting-desperate-advice-needed-on-good-content-streamer/30#post_22186930)
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,656
Posted By whipdancer
The resolution on your display is probably wrong...

The resolution on your display is probably wrong for the projector. Normally when I see something like that (at work), that's all it is.

Congrats on the projector, I got the big brother (8700UB)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,478
Posted By whipdancer
I used genres for organizing my movies. As a...

I used genres for organizing my movies. As a "fer-instance", The Sword in the Stone has for genres Animation, Children, Family, Classic, Adventure. I was reading up on tying a category to specific...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By whipdancer
I'd like to chime in from a another newbie's...

I'd like to chime in from a another newbie's point of view. I built a tapped horn (I think) that, frankly, rocks. I used a Bill Fitzmaurice design (BFM design - www.billfitzmaurice.com...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By whipdancer
I am one of those who was going from my moderate...

I am one of those who was going from my moderate sized TV to something bigger. I entertained the idea of a 65" plasma (at the time about the biggest I could find). I decided to take the plunge and I...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,614
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mystic_sniper28 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1396054/is-windows-media-center-alive/60#post_22103663)

don't matter what...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-30-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,078
Posted By whipdancer
I love how my curved SLA turned out (but I'll be...

I love how my curved SLA turned out (but I'll be rebuilding it this summer, just cuz I've gotten a LOT better at the woodworking part). It was a huge improvement over my prior center channel.
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 143,858
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by bigspud...

Quote:Originally Posted by bigspud http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22049571)

seems pivos not up to spec for use with 2 year old point and shoot...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,526
Posted By whipdancer
I love handbrake and makemkv. I use them both, a...

I love handbrake and makemkv. I use them both, a lot. I don't think they are hard to use at all. I used a guide for handbrake published several years ago by maximumPC and read another by lifehacker...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,116
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by cdru...

Quote:Originally Posted by cdru http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22038499)

Raises hand. Found Sickbeard and wanted to catch up on a few series.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,224
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22013248)

media monkey sucks for scraping metadata and album art.

it sucks...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,224
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by baronzemo78...

Quote:Originally Posted by baronzemo78 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21991377)

Mediamonkey.


I second this. I can name a dozen more people...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 143,858
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by audit13...

Quote:Originally Posted by audit13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21989615)

I have a PBO with a c+ chipset running MedeBo firmware.

Based on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,521
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by James_stewart...

Quote:Originally Posted by James_stewart http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21982536)

You're telling me I'll get the same performance out of my SSD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,521
Posted By whipdancer
If you want fastest encoding possible, almost...

If you want fastest encoding possible, almost nothing beats a more powerful CPU. Your best bet is an Core i7, then i5, then i3.

Pick the most important thing to you and buy your CPU based on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute...

Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21973035)

Why did you move away from the Xbox, what where your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute...

Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21970884)

I currently own a PS3 and have a Dell PC Quad core pc acting...
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