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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By oakst8
Thanks - cheaper overall to go with pro from the...

Thanks - cheaper overall to go with pro from the start.

Everything is ordered - and I came in just a touch over budget (as always). Thanks to everyone for the help.

It's a safe bet that I'll...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By oakst8
Ordered! Two quick follow up questions: ...

Ordered!

Two quick follow up questions:
1. Will I need a power cord? Wouldn't be any fun to get all this stuff in the mail and not be able to plug it in.
2. Do I need the Profession version of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By oakst8
Thanks to both of you. after many hours of web...

Thanks to both of you. after many hours of web searches, I was getting nowhere, but I think my understanding is beginning to improve. Having looked at both suggestions, barebones seems to be more...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By oakst8
bump. any needed info that I failed to include?

bump. any needed info that I failed to include?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By oakst8
I have a Revo 3610 that is probably ready to be...

I have a Revo 3610 that is probably ready to be replaced. It has served me well, but it's always been a slow machine and it seems to be slowing down more lately.

Here's what I want to do (in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-07-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 1,457,221
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by deltaguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-16-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 1,457,221
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by oakst8 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-12-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 1,457,221
Posted By oakst8
Looking for help with picking the best antenna...

Looking for help with picking the best antenna and tweaking my setup. I have plenty of channels close by, and all the channels I want are coming in, but I get lots of interference from passing cars....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-13-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By oakst8
Thanks, all. Some good suggestions that have...

Thanks, all. Some good suggestions that have kept me budy doing research. The Eras seem to be potentially the best match if I can get them used at a good price. Unfortunately the only ones on...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-12-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By oakst8
A wireless sub is definitely something to...

A wireless sub is definitely something to consider. A related question:

My receiver doesn't have a dedicated out for a sub (just 2 sets of L-R outs) and the wireless subs I found during a quick...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-11-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By oakst8
To get the discussion rolling, there's a pair of...

To get the discussion rolling, there's a pair of Aperion Intimus 532's on my local Craigslist for $200. Seems like a good deal. Any thoughts on these? Too flimsy in the bass department?
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-10-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By oakst8
I know there's a million of these threads. I...

I know there's a million of these threads. I just read through many of them and got a bunch of good ideas, but I could still benefit from some recommendations tailored to my situation. I plan to try...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-04-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11,375
Views: 997,588
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by Falcon_77...

Quote:Originally Posted by Falcon_77 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18579369)

Yes, absolutely move the antenna away from the TV. TV's are a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-03-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11,375
Views: 997,588
Posted By oakst8
Hi all, I'm finally ready to go strictly...

Hi all,

I'm finally ready to go strictly OTA, but need a bit of guidance.

I've tried an RCA omnidirectional antenna (one of those flat white rectangles) that doesn't ever seem to get more than...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 110,678
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by Swamibob...

Quote:Originally Posted by Swamibob http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18521770)

Ok, so the popbox is running on linux. Why can't they just make a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-20-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 110,678
Posted By oakst8
Thanks. Do we know users/developers will be able...

Thanks. Do we know users/developers will be able to create and install popbox apps without having to go through syabas approval?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-20-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 110,678
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by oakst8...

Quote:Originally Posted by oakst8 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18488617)

I know this is all speculation at this point, but can someone more...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-15-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 110,678
Posted By oakst8
I know this is all speculation at this point,...

I know this is all speculation at this point, but can someone more knowledgable than me provide some insight on the likely results of this "open" platform.

I'm intrigued by the fact that tons of...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-12-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By oakst8
That's definitely one I'm considering. But it...

That's definitely one I'm considering. But it won't pick up a sling stream, right?

More generally, I don't have a great feel for whether or not a built-in hard drive matters to me. Storing files...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By oakst8
I know that plenty of info is out there, but I'm...

I know that plenty of info is out there, but I'm having a really hard time finding my best option. Hoping to learn from the wisdom of the masses...

I originally started another thread hunting for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-11-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,950
Posted By oakst8
Continued research has unearthed streamers like...

Continued research has unearthed streamers like the popcorn hour and popbox. Can those things stream from a mac, ideally wirelessly?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-10-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,950
Posted By oakst8
I know these topics have been covered, but after...

I know these topics have been covered, but after lots of searching I haven't found a clear answer for my challenge, so here goes:

I'm ready to ditch cable tv, since most content I want is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 243,208
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by Smarty-pants...

Quote:Originally Posted by Smarty-pants http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17592295)

Message pops up on screen that states the function is not...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 243,208
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by CEB II...

Quote:Originally Posted by CEB II http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17574364)

The Sony recommendation for streaming HD video is 10 Mbs. Most...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 243,208
Posted By oakst8
Quote:Originally Posted by shopfree4pc...

Quote:Originally Posted by shopfree4pc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17542982)

I have watched some different sets of movies/tv series over the...
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