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Forum: Speakers   04-15-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 839
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Posted By TornadoTJ
The fact they are a true 8 ohm speaker will make...

The fact they are a true 8 ohm speaker will make them sound attenuated with the volume knob in the same position compared to a 6 ohm speaker.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-15-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By TornadoTJ
12mbps should be fine.

12mbps should be fine.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-15-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 830
Posted By TornadoTJ
If it is possible to point all your Kodi...

If it is possible to point all your Kodi implementations to a SQL database, that's new to me. No surprise, I've only been playing with it for a few months, and not all that much at that.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By TornadoTJ
Watching a movie locally uses almost zero...

Watching a movie locally uses almost zero resources, as does sharing files. It's when you have a movie playing remotely to a device or connection that requires transcoding that causes the CPU usage...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By TornadoTJ
No live TV or PVR: One box running all the...

No live TV or PVR:

One box running all the time with a few hard drives (two or three 5TB drives will hold a lot of media), PMS and Emby servers. Then for the client part of that PC, I'd probably...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By TornadoTJ
I agree with dfkimbro. In my living room, I have...

I agree with dfkimbro. In my living room, I have a Windows 7 box for live TV, recorded TV, and MediaBrowser (Emby). For DVD/BD discs, Amazon and Netflix, I use a PS3, but if you don't want a gaming...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 135
Posted By TornadoTJ
There are some Comcast cable card hotlines listed...

There are some Comcast cable card hotlines listed here:
https://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10490
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 830
Posted By TornadoTJ
A big reason is stop/resume. I can stop a movie...

A big reason is stop/resume. I can stop a movie or TV show in the living room, then resume in the bedroom. Without Emby on Kodi, you can't do this because there's no central control.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 830
Posted By TornadoTJ
I have other WMC machines too. I like the Roku...

I have other WMC machines too. I like the Roku better for some things - it does Amazon and Netflix a whole lot better than other solutions for example. And the server does more than just act as a PMS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 830
Posted By TornadoTJ
Specifically, the issues are on the Roku 3. The...

Specifically, the issues are on the Roku 3. The Amazon Fire TV was even worse.

And before someone asks again, the backend server is:
Intel Xeon E3-1246v3 on Intel server board
Windows 7 64 pro...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 830
Posted By TornadoTJ
Work correctly. Honestly, that's my main...

Work correctly.

Honestly, that's my main thing. I can watch movies all the way through on Emby that do not work on Plex.

Also, paying for Emby is optional. Plex clients typically cost money,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 830
Posted By TornadoTJ
I'm having better luck with Emby also.

I'm having better luck with Emby also.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By TornadoTJ
Good luck making a PC future proof. :) The...

Good luck making a PC future proof. :)

The Intel NUC will bitstream all audio formats. Openelec is a wonderful way to go. I built my dad one and it is fantastic. Any NUC or PC will do 60 hz.

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 552
Posted By TornadoTJ
I am hoping someone will chime in to help with...

I am hoping someone will chime in to help with the first problem. I've never seen that. My recommendation would be to post the issue on the silicondust.com forum so that the HDHR folks can help you,...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   04-10-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By TornadoTJ
I'm not real sure how it would work with Windows....

I'm not real sure how it would work with Windows. I put 2GB of RAM in mine and installed OpenELEC, and it works great. I am almost positive that this machine would work VERY well with 2GB RAM and...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   04-10-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By TornadoTJ
Definitely worth it in your case, besides you are...

Definitely worth it in your case, besides you are still up to only $90 for a full HTPC. :)
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   04-09-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By TornadoTJ
Plex on Roku has been able to direct stream for...

Plex on Roku has been able to direct stream for several weeks now. I still like MB better though. It direct streams also, and seems to work better. FireTV was not able to direct stream die to lack...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-09-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By TornadoTJ
Is Hard Drive Sentinel querying SMART often and...

Is Hard Drive Sentinel querying SMART often and keeping the server awake?
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   04-09-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By TornadoTJ
Xeon E31246V3 on Intel DBS1200V3RPL server...

Xeon E31246V3 on Intel DBS1200V3RPL server motherboard, 16GB ECC RAM, SSD boot and swap disk, 5TB WD Red data drives, gigabit network throughout house. I had a Fire TV, but sent it back, hardwired to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-09-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By TornadoTJ
I use $4 HDMI cables. Don't let the hype...

I use $4 HDMI cables. Don't let the hype regarding "high quality" HDMI cables suck you in to spending any more.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-08-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By TornadoTJ
I was going to recommend VLC.

I was going to recommend VLC.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   04-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By TornadoTJ
That is almost certainly the case. Roku does...

That is almost certainly the case. Roku does really well on the h264 video in MKV containers.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   04-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By TornadoTJ
I tried the FireTV for this stuff, and it was...

I tried the FireTV for this stuff, and it was completely unacceptable. Even though they tout it being 2x as powerful as the Roku 3, in real world use my experience shows it to be the other way...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 634
Posted By TornadoTJ
I would be very happy to see Emby implement...

I would be very happy to see Emby implement transcoding and streaming from OpenELEC. Currently the PCs I have set up for family and friends, when using OpenELEC, have the Plex server installed for...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   04-07-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By TornadoTJ
I've had this same problem with ServerWMC no...

I've had this same problem with ServerWMC no matter what I throw at it. I've never gotten this to work correctly for any of my client boxes. I went as far as to put Windows 7 and ServerWMC onto my...
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