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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By kapone
A DVD player from 5 years ago plays the DVD...

A DVD player from 5 years ago plays the DVD exactly like a player bought today. The same for a BD player, except for all that crap about required updates for keys, but other than that, the same.
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-14-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By kapone
http://www.ismediacenterdeadyet.com

http://www.ismediacenterdeadyet.com
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-13-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,445
Posted By kapone
That....is...hilarious. Love it! :p:p

That....is...hilarious. Love it! :p:p
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,445
Posted By kapone
RIP Media Center. It was good while it...

RIP Media Center.

It was good while it lasted.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,293
Posted By kapone
Not likely. People tend to forget that writing...

Not likely. People tend to forget that writing "great" software vs "it works" software....is a LOT of money. Way more than their entire kickstarter campaign...multiplied by a few times, if not tens...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,293
Posted By kapone
I don't entirely disagree with this, however, I...

I don't entirely disagree with this, however, I also acknowledge the reality that broadcast media will never be DRM free. It's just not going to happen. And since Linux is open source by nature, any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-23-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By kapone
My perspective on CPU energy efficiency is this. ...

My perspective on CPU energy efficiency is this.

Turn off a light bulb...don't worry about the CPU. :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,293
Posted By kapone
I suspect, the iOS/Android platforms may require...

I suspect, the iOS/Android platforms may require newer HDHR hardware, which can transcode to h.264 in realtime... They announced that a while ago, in addition to DTCP-IP support.

I could be wrong...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,293
Posted By kapone
I'm excited...and a little concerned. Their...

I'm excited...and a little concerned. Their marketing shpiel sure sounds like there's going to be an ongoing subscription. They'll probably justify it by providing guide data, but I doubt it's gonna...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,046
Posted By kapone
With a paid subscription... Interesting...

With a paid subscription...

Interesting nonetheless.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By kapone
Cheap, easy, powerful enough and flexibility...

Cheap, easy, powerful enough and flexibility don't really go together. :)

Use cases:
- Watching a movie locally on the TV - Trivial horsepower required. Most modern video cards and onboard video...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By kapone
Burying Ethernet cable yourself isn't complicated...

Burying Ethernet cable yourself isn't complicated at all. Buy some burial rated cable, any decent plastic (burial type) conduit, a small shovel and.... :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By kapone
If you are really thinking long term with this...

If you are really thinking long term with this setup, I'd ditch the powerline networking and bury some Ethernet cable between the studio and the house. Move your stuff into the studio, and if it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By kapone
Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By kapone
Don't. It's gonna be a nightmare.

Don't. It's gonna be a nightmare.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By kapone
Check out the Newegg "Open Box" server chassis...

Check out the Newegg "Open Box" server chassis section once in a while. Sometimes they will have amazing prices there.

I have bought 2U cases from them (One of them is in the picture above) "Open...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By kapone
:) ...

:)

http://images.thedworld.com/OtherImages/Theater/02092012/IMG_0596.JPG
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By kapone
For the HTPC, you want a minimum of 2U. Why?...

For the HTPC, you want a minimum of 2U. Why? Because even though a 1U will be perfectly fine in your scenario (no dedicated GPU), the 1U power supplies and any midplane fans are NEVER quiet. You can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By kapone
AMD who?? :)

AMD who?? :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By kapone
Actual disk and an actual BD player.

Actual disk and an actual BD player.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By kapone
Get a cheap receiver with multiple HDMI inputs....

Get a cheap receiver with multiple HDMI inputs. Much simpler, error proof and stable. Receivers have become dead cheap lately.

e.g....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By kapone
- Try copying from the USB connected NAS to a...

- Try copying from the USB connected NAS to a local hard disk on the PC. How's the performance?
- Try copying a file from a local hard disk on the PC (not the USB connected NAS) to the network...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By kapone
First of all....never EVER start multiple file...

First of all....never EVER start multiple file transfers in Windows (or any other OS for that matter), if you're reading/writing to the same set of disks and your disks are not SSDs. By that I mean,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By kapone
OP - Have you tried an updated driver for your...

OP - Have you tried an updated driver for your Graphics card?

I have a Denon 4311 with an HTPC connected to it, and I've never had audio/video issues even after coming out of S3 sleep (which is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By kapone
- Bad (or sub optimal) Ethernet cables - try...

- Bad (or sub optimal) Ethernet cables - try different ones
- Bad configuration on the Cisco router - Double check
- Bad USB configuration for the Areca - Disconnect every USB device except for...
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