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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-13-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 28,930
Posted By chadsdsmith
I too have noticed that our 1st gen fire sticks...

I too have noticed that our 1st gen fire sticks are getting more and more sluggish. I hope its not Amazon's way of trying to get people to pony up for the new one by gimping the old one, kinda like...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the response, but this issue was...

Thanks for the response, but this issue was actually happening when I manually turned off the TV on the TV's power button too, not just the remote. I then started to think (and seeing as though this...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By chadsdsmith
Just bought 50"u54...G10 in other room turns it off!!

I just picked up a used 50"u54 for my sons room for $200, not bad. Anyways, I had both the u54 and my old 54" g10 on in the other room and when I turned off the g10 it also tuned off the u54!! I...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-09-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By chadsdsmith
Are you just estimating that HDTV penetration at...

Are you just estimating that HDTV penetration at the time of the Blu Ray release in 2006 was low, or do you know for sure? The reason why I ask is that, if my memory serves me, my observations at the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
I ended up getting a gt710 as, even though the...

I ended up getting a gt710 as, even though the integrated gpu could have worked, I had read about some less than spectacular results using it. Long story short is a have a small form factor i5 pc...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
Will using a DVI to HDMI adapter allow me to...

Will using a DVI to HDMI adapter allow me to bitstream audio?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
Nevermind, looks like they do. My only problem is...

Nevermind, looks like they do. My only problem is that it looks like the power supply in the computer I want to buy is only a 240 watt...will a passive gt610 be okay with a 240 watt psu?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
Do the gt610's bitstream hd audio?

Do the gt610's bitstream hd audio?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
Pretty sure I am going to need HDMI for...

Pretty sure I am going to need HDMI for bitstreaming HD Audio right?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
It is a few years old. Does not have HDMI. Gtx750...

It is a few years old. Does not have HDMI. Gtx750 seems way overkill.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By chadsdsmith
Cheapest GPU for Blu Ray 3d and HD audio Bitsreaming...no gaming

I am thinking of picking up a cheap (as in $125) dell optiplex 990 off craigslist to use as an HTPC. It has an i5 and 4gb ram, but the integrated GPU wont work for me. I have an old gt430 nvidia that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By chadsdsmith
I think as long as you are bitstreaming you are...

I think as long as you are bitstreaming you are good to go with most all setups that can bitstream the hd audio formats. I think it is the decoder (receiver) that you need to have compatible. I could...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-03-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,379
Posted By chadsdsmith
I would assume anything mentioned would refer to...

I would assume anything mentioned would refer to MSRP, NOT street pricing. They aren't going to undermine manufacturers by saying you should basically expect to pay less than what the list price is,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By chadsdsmith
I use a script that makes a hot key out of my F11...

I use a script that makes a hot key out of my F11 and F12 keys. F11 is (shift+windows+right arrow) and F12 is (shift+windows+left arrow) so that I can send my windows from one monitor to the other (...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 398
Posted By chadsdsmith
I have a Tab S 10.5 and it is great. The only...

I have a Tab S 10.5 and it is great. The only gripes I hear from people's reviews about it is that its processor is not the greatest. I have never had it bog down on me and must say that the picure...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-12-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 166,652
Posted By chadsdsmith
The slingplayer implementation on my fire tv...

The slingplayer implementation on my fire tv stick has been the best I have had, having tried a boxee box and a wdtv as well. The boxee box had good picture but had weird crackly audio. The wdtv had...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-06-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 77,728
Posted By chadsdsmith
Does anyone know if any brand new d5500's shipped...

Does anyone know if any brand new d5500's shipped with Cinavia? I am trying to find one without it and I keep finding some that claim to be "brand new, never used", so I am wondering if anyone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am just going...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am just going to run with this drive. It passed all the tests and formatted fine. Could I have had a filesystem corruption that caused the iso's to crap out without...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By chadsdsmith
So is my hard drive ok? Passed all Sea Tools tests...

I have a 4tb Seagate Hard Drive that had a number of Iso files (Blu Ray Iso's to be exact) become unreadable. They never disappeared from the file folder, they just would not play. No Iso (Iso buster...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By chadsdsmith
So I was able to run seatools on the drive. It...

So I was able to run seatools on the drive. It passed the short drive test and the short generic test. I have not run the long test yet because I figured it would take a while and I needed my other...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By chadsdsmith
It is a USB drive

It is a USB drive
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By chadsdsmith
Ok, I downloaded seatools and after running it an...

Ok, I downloaded seatools and after running it an error for stxcon came up. It looks like it continued to run, but has been stuck on "USB: Scanning for supported drives. Please wait" for a while. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By chadsdsmith
Best way to test a suspect hard drive

I have a 4tb Seagate drive that suddenly has about 50 bd iso files not playing. They show in the folder and mount via virtual clone drive, but none of the software programs (vlc, powerdvd, make mkv)...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By chadsdsmith
I have never gotten why Lionsgate thinks anyone...

I have never gotten why Lionsgate thinks anyone but the few of us even care about stuff like HD Audio. It seems like the added cost of producing 2 different versions of a disk plus different...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the suggestions. I just tried 7zip but...

Thanks for the suggestions. I just tried 7zip but it did not recognize the iso file either by itself or when mounted. Make MKV does not recognize it either. The files were already decrypted via...
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