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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-21-2017, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Jon S
You'll be surprised... I had some that were...

You'll be surprised... I had some that were expired and when i entered them in, they were still valid... Not many, but a few...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-20-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Jon S
Ditto... i find that Wi-Fi extenders to be...

Ditto... i find that Wi-Fi extenders to be useless... Another issue is that they lose 50% in speed because of handshaking between the router and the extender... You should buy a Powerline adapter...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-18-2017, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Jon S
Good luck in finding SOA on Blu-Ray... Season 1...

Good luck in finding SOA on Blu-Ray... Season 1 is hard to find, IIRC the price for the Blu-Ray set is $200 SRP... Like I said, Japanese anime is real expensive...

I never knew there was a UHD...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-18-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 665
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Posted By Jon S
OMG! While Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) has an...

OMG! While Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) has an official release date of July 26th in Japan, according to Amazon the international release date is set for Oct 30, 2020!

Anyway, I have decided to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By Jon S
Yes... The i7 has enough CPU horsepower to do...

Yes... The i7 has enough CPU horsepower to do on-the-fly transcoding for Plex. But most of us cannot afford a high powered NAS for home use... I just have to make do with DLNA for streaming, I find...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jon S
Actually, 7200 rpm drives will not make a...

Actually, 7200 rpm drives will not make a difference as the bottleneck will be ethernet connection... I max out at 100MB/s transfer on my NAS which a 5400 rpm NAS system will easily handle...

If...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Jon S
If you have issues with the Orbi login, you can...

If you have issues with the Orbi login, you can use the IP address instead of the URL... Usually it is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1...

If you open a command prompt and enter ipconfig, it will give...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-15-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jon S
The only reason i would go to the HGST drives is...

The only reason i would go to the HGST drives is for reliability. You won't see any performance difference in 7200 rpm drives except when you are moving files to/from the NAS. You don't need that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-15-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By Jon S
Why bother transcoding? I leave my Blu-Rays at...

Why bother transcoding? I leave my Blu-Rays at 1080P and stream at 1080P... The NAS will have no problems streaming the original file. If it is storage, then reduce the file size using Handbrake. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-15-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Jon S
It appears the Orbi is a work in progress... I am...

It appears the Orbi is a work in progress... I am still having issues trying to log into the Orbi via web interface... Using Firefox and Google Chrome occasionally works. I can only access the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-14-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By Jon S
QNAP is not specifying the HDMI output of the...

QNAP is not specifying the HDMI output of the TS251A. The disclaimer * Supported video formats depend on the hardware and software specifications of the devices. makes me suspect that the unit only...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-13-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Jon S
I just replaced my ISP modem/router with a bought...

I just replaced my ISP modem/router with a bought cable modem. This means i can use the Orbi as a dedicated router... Reconfiguring the system was a pain. I had to remove the ISP router and...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-13-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 73,734
Posted By Jon S
There is no planned release for this in Japan...

There is no planned release for this in Japan yet... i think this won the Japanese Academy award for best anime of the year...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-13-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 73,734
Posted By Jon S
Yep... Some of their videos takes 18 months...

Yep... Some of their videos takes 18 months before they hit their own market...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-12-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 73,734
Posted By Jon S
Update... Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) got an...

Update... Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) got an official release date in Japan. The anime will be released on July 26th with three versions...
A Collector's Edition Blu-Ray/UHD Combo will be $125
A...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-12-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Jon S
Exclamation NAS Alert! Intel Atom C2000 Series CPU degeneration issue...

Be aware Intel has just released an alert that the Atom C2000 series CPU (better known by the codenames Avoton and Rangeley) has a manufacturing flaw similar to the Pioneer AVR UE22 issue. Intel has...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-12-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By Jon S
Exclamation Be aware Intel has just released an alert that...

Be aware Intel has just released an alert that the Atom C2000 series CPU has a manufacturing flaw similar to the Pioneer AVR UE22 issue. Intel has discovered that the CPU has a degenerative issue...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-11-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By Jon S
Sorry. I have no experience with the Roku...

Sorry. I have no experience with the Roku devices...

The ability to playback full sized MKV files on a PC just validates the CPU issue... I have an Intel i7/6700K PC and can steam videos to it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-11-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Jon S
Good luck... Hard drives for NAS rarely go on...

Good luck... Hard drives for NAS rarely go on sale...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-11-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By Jon S
The problem with streaming full sized MKV files...

The problem with streaming full sized MKV files is the client device. Blu-Ray players are designed to decode M2TS files, not MKV (or whatever is in the container). The CPUs in the players cannot...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-11-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Jon S
Seagates have a higher failure rate (~5%) than WD...

Seagates have a higher failure rate (~5%) than WD (3.5%), so I do not recommend them. If possible, i would recommend HGST drives, they have the most reliable drives out there (1.5%). These stats...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-11-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Jon S
I mentioned earlier that the Wi-Fi Maximiser app...

I mentioned earlier that the Wi-Fi Maximiser app measured my home network speed as 80 mbps, which is a lot slower than what reviews said the Orbi could do, which was about 400 mbps at 30 ft. The...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-10-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Jon S
Remember, you are streaming the video... There is...

Remember, you are streaming the video... There is no way that you can get the quality from a 30GB file n a Blu-Ray disc to a 2-4GB file that is used for streaming... You will lose image and sound...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-09-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Jon S
and by now, they probably can't hear it...

and by now, they probably can't hear it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-09-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Jon S
Don't know much about this line but I can tell...

Don't know much about this line but I can tell you, something seems wrong... The 810 weighs a measly 9 lbs and the 1100 weighs 12 lbs... My Oppo Blu-Ray player weighs more than that... (my guess...
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