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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By almostinsane
Picked up an LX701 off of Amazon to replace an...

Picked up an LX701 off of Amazon to replace an SC-37 that I've had for 5 or so years. So far I'm impressed with the sound. Not impressed with the remote, real cheap but at least it really isn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-01-2016, 06:14 PM
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Views: 225,261
Posted By almostinsane
Autocorrect... gotta love it

Autocorrect... gotta love it
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-11-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 135,720
Posted By almostinsane
That says "Shield" not "Shield...

That says "Shield" not "Shield TV".
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,701
Posted By almostinsane
She can't use an Apple TV?

She can't use an Apple TV?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,901
Posted By almostinsane
I use a Synology NAS to store all my data and...

I use a Synology NAS to store all my data and Kodi to view the content off of it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,901
Posted By almostinsane
Same here. The HTPC is a product from over a...

Same here. The HTPC is a product from over a decade ago that has finally died out with all the hardware and software vendors leaving the market or moving to mobile devices. Since I've removed cable...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By almostinsane
SMB has better performance and has for a while.

SMB has better performance and has for a while.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-11-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By almostinsane
He's streaming from a file share, the NAS isn't...

He's streaming from a file share, the NAS isn't transcoding.

You could check your network settings on the Synology and see if you set it to jumbo frames. I have an 1815+ and no issues playing any...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-05-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,317
Posted By almostinsane
I had my order in the first two minutes.

I had my order in the first two minutes.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-05-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,317
Posted By almostinsane
I got the delay email then a shipping notice...

I got the delay email then a shipping notice yesterday. Scheduled to be delivered today.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-29-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By almostinsane
The Slingbox will encode the TV signal and send...

The Slingbox will encode the TV signal and send it over their internet connection to yours. It will use any data cap allotment they and you have.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-26-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By almostinsane
Try Jriver Media Center.

Try Jriver Media Center.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-15-2016, 06:46 PM
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Views: 38,448
Posted By almostinsane
Differences are easier to spot in a still frame...

Differences are easier to spot in a still frame than with video in motion.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 135,720
Posted By almostinsane
I had this same issue with an antenna and...

I had this same issue with an antenna and HDHomerun. I switched over to cable and the stalling//freezing of the Live TV or HD app went away. Too bad neither have 5.1 audio, only 2 channel.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 61,152
Posted By almostinsane
HDhomerun Extend.

HDhomerun Extend.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 61,152
Posted By almostinsane
No. With HD audio passthrough available with Kodi...

No. With HD audio passthrough available with Kodi now this box does everything I need (short of Amazon Prime and Vudu) to replace a HTPC - Kodi, live TV, streaming apps, 4K.

Best $200 I've spent...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By almostinsane
I'd suggest coding your app to use AWS or Azure...

I'd suggest coding your app to use AWS or Azure or at a minimum just host the SQL instance in an Azure VM. That way you can add scale as needed and not have to support the underlying infrastructure.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 135,720
Posted By almostinsane
yep, that's it.

yep, that's it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-30-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By almostinsane
Its like a flashback to 1997.

Its like a flashback to 1997.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By almostinsane
There's also the nVidia Shield TV. It runs...

There's also the nVidia Shield TV. It runs Android TV so all you need to do is open the app store and click install to have Kodi going. A little less involved than using a Fire TV.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By almostinsane
You can probably crop using Handbrake.fr but you...

You can probably crop using Handbrake.fr but you would need to re-encode the file.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 292
Posted By almostinsane
Space is cheap but it's not free. 3TB drives are...

Space is cheap but it's not free. 3TB drives are still $100 on average, same price they were 12 months ago. The OP paid for the BD, now he also has to pay to store a copy of the data. Storing 40GB of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 292
Posted By almostinsane
Yep. Here's a guide to get you started. ...

Yep. Here's a guide to get you started.

http://www.winxdvd.com/resource/mux-mkv-with-mkvmerge-gui.htm
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-28-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 292
Posted By almostinsane
Use MKVToolnix to demux the A/V streams to get a...

Use MKVToolnix to demux the A/V streams to get a copy of the HD Audio track. Compress your file, then remux the HD audio stream back in.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-25-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 61,152
Posted By almostinsane
There isn't a Vudu app for Android TV.

There isn't a Vudu app for Android TV.
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