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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-26-2015, 07:35 PM
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Views: 60
Posted By ScottS
Question Difference between Runco CineWide and WideVision anamorphic lens?

I guess there's a very slight difference in the expansion from 4:3 to 16:9 versus 16:9 to 2.35, but it is very slight (1.333 vs 1.322).

Is that the only difference? That the WideVision is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-05-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 139,958
Posted By ScottS
Yup. They're back up for me as well. That's a...

Yup. They're back up for me as well. That's a relief!
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-05-2015, 10:29 AM
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Views: 139,958
Posted By ScottS
Question Is Pivos out of business?

Hey guys, is Pivos out of business? Their website (www.pivosgroup.com (http://www.pivosgroup.com)) and forums (www.pivosforums.com (http://www.pivosforums.com)) were up yesterday, but they're down...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
Thanks for the feedback guys. Since I...

Thanks for the feedback guys.


Since I have slowly changing data, I'm leaning toward a software, snapshot RAID system like FlexRAID or more likely SnapRAID. UnRAID definitely has advantages with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
I didn't mean to be confusing, But yes, you can...

I didn't mean to be confusing, But yes, you can also call it bit rot. That's certainly a fair description of what is likely the most common silent failure. But there are others, such as a head crash...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
Bump. Anyone experienced a silent failure...

Bump.


Anyone experienced a silent failure in their RAID array?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-23-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
Thanks Bill, those are interesting reads. It's...

Thanks Bill, those are interesting reads. It's interesting though that no one has reported having a silent failure.

If they are truly very rare, then having a RAID 6 setup with two parity drives...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
Yup. Good points for both. I was...

Yup. Good points for both.


I was considering writing a script that ran once per week or so that copied every file to a scratch location (and then immediately deleted it). The purpose being just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
I can't disagree with needing a backup, but the...

I can't disagree with needing a backup, but the question everyone asks is: How do you backup 10TB? I could definitely backup my most critical data (prolly only a few hundred GBs) and just re-create...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By ScottS
Question Question for NAS/Server owners about silent HDD failure

Guys,

I'm at a point where I need a media server. I'm only using it to stream .iso and music files (no tanscoding and speed is not terribly important). The easiest solution is to buy a NAS and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-13-2015, 02:07 PM
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Views: 624,779
Posted By ScottS
Smile Bump

Bump
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,734
Posted By ScottS
=== But QDs still need an initial light source to...

=== But QDs still need an initial light source to excite them to emit light.
That's not speculation.


=== Perhaps that's why Samsung seems to have backed away from OLED
>>> That's 100%...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,734
Posted By ScottS
I agree. But QDs still need an initial light...

I agree. But QDs still need an initial light source to excite them to emit light. I suspect LG and Samsung are both researching a display tech that uses QD for primary color emission, but uses an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 153,089
Posted By ScottS
When I was a software development manager the...

When I was a software development manager the sales guys always wanted to know when the product would be ready. I would tell them it would eventually be 2 weeks. :)
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By ScottS
I haven't listened to them but... I have heard...

I haven't listened to them but... I have heard raves about the KEF LS-50. If you google them you'll see that every magazine and website offers high praise: http://www.kefdirect.com/ls50.html

I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 635,418
Posted By ScottS
Since the P series is so slow getting to market,...

Since the P series is so slow getting to market, I wouldn't be surprised to see them available in September (as previously stated), which is still Summer BTW. They will trickle to the market and be...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By ScottS
BIG, I used a pneumatic stapler. I got the...

BIG, I used a pneumatic stapler. I got the tendonitis from grasping the fabric with my fingers and stretching it tight. I tried an upholstery stretcher but found it too cumbersome.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By ScottS
I did mine similarly to the way BIG did his: .5"...

I did mine similarly to the way BIG did his: .5" plywood base with .5" MDF on top to bevel. I definitely recommend MDF for your top layer as it leaves clean, void-free, straight edges. I also painted...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By ScottS
The warden in The Shawshank Redemption.

The warden in The Shawshank Redemption.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By ScottS
Yes. My thoughts precisely. I'll prolly keep my...

Yes. My thoughts precisely. I'll prolly keep my SC-05 as well. It's good to know that the newer D3s sound better than the 1st generation.

While looking for ICEPower amps I found this seller in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By ScottS
Thanks for the comments. When the Pioneer...

Thanks for the comments.

When the Pioneer ICEPower amps first came out, everyone raved abut their sound. But I haven't heard anything (or seen any reviews) about the newer non-ICE amps so I was a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By ScottS
I have an older SC-05 receiver with the ICEPower...

I have an older SC-05 receiver with the ICEPower amps OEM'd from B&O. I love the clean, neutral sound. But I was about to upgrade when I noticed that the newer Pioneer receivers no longer use...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By ScottS
That's what I did. I used 4 Polk RC80i for...

That's what I did. I used 4 Polk RC80i for surrounds. I ran some tests and there is very little "real" audio content from the surround channels in most movies. It's mostly helicopters, explosions,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By ScottS
I use the SR71's as my 3 front speakers behind a...

I use the SR71's as my 3 front speakers behind a 120" screen. My friend built 3 also and use uses them as fronts under his screen. We couldn't be happier. For the price they are a steal.

They are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-22-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 139,958
Posted By ScottS
I had, at one point, created links to Windows...

I had, at one point, created links to Windows shares. I thought I deleted those. I'll check again. Thx
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