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Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,747
Posted By StardogChampion
Here's what M$ is saying about availability of...

Here's what M$ is saying about availability of various versions of Windows 7 & 8:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle#section_2

It looks like you'll still be able to buy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By StardogChampion
The issues you describe are one of the reasons I...

The issues you describe are one of the reasons I have a Roku 3 for streaming services and use my HTPC for everything else. The picture and audio quality of Netflix, VUDU, etc. is much better with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By StardogChampion
I would also go into Windows Media Center setup...

I would also go into Windows Media Center setup and turn off the WMC sounds. What you describe sounds like WMC is trying to output the recording sound effect and making something in the chain unhappy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By StardogChampion
FWIW, the Windows 8.1 version has a Netflix app...

FWIW, the Windows 8.1 version has a Netflix app and it doesn't use Silverlight so it's likely a moot point. Windows 8.1 w/ Bing doesn't have WMC so it's limited for HTPC'ers that use their HTPCs for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By StardogChampion
The point was that because Atom, Celeron and...

The point was that because Atom, Celeron and Pentium are brands, not architectures/etc., you can't assume what didn't work on something called Atom 2, 5 or 10 years ago will not work today. There's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By StardogChampion
There's also a significant different in power...

There's also a significant different in power consumption and heat produced with Intel being the better of AMD in those categories. In my experience, AMD got much worse after Llano in heat output....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By StardogChampion
Atom is a brand. Celeron and Pentium too. What's...

Atom is a brand. Celeron and Pentium too. What's being called "Atom" now has no relation to past Atom processors. You can't assume that because it's didn't work on the previous generation Cherry...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By StardogChampion
I think it's a limitation of the GPU in the...

I think it's a limitation of the GPU in the J1900. If I install the Intel driver same version, one on a J1900 and one on a C1037U, the Intel driver panel on the C1037U shows the scaling but the J1900...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,250
Posted By StardogChampion
FWIW, my problem above was not the MSI...

FWIW, my problem above was not the MSI motherboard but the AMD 5150 APU. I RMA'd the APU and the replacement works fine in the MSI motherboard. The issue I have with the system now that makes it not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By StardogChampion
I've had the same issue with a few different...

I've had the same issue with a few different Intel-based systems I've built and it's been going on for at least a year, maybe more. These were G620, J1900 and C1007U systems. It's very noticeable...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-01-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By StardogChampion
I've never installed. I boot using the CD which...

I've never installed. I boot using the CD which is a form of Linux and then do the cloning from the utility.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,790
Posted By StardogChampion
If you're into mini-ITX HTPC cases, I've got...

If you're into mini-ITX HTPC cases, I've got these coming in a couple of weeks. It's the Realan E-W80. They seem just about perfect for mini-ITX lovers like myself.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By StardogChampion
+1 for Acronis. It came with a SSD I once bought...

+1 for Acronis. It came with a SSD I once bought and I've used it ever since. I've cloned dozens of drives from bigger to smaller, smaller to bigger, etc. The version I have doesn't do GPT drives but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By StardogChampion
Without knowing the case, it's hard to suggest a...

Without knowing the case, it's hard to suggest a motherboard. Most fanless cases only support specific motherboards due to the integrated heatsink.

You'll have more flexibility using a quiet...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By StardogChampion
If you can fix it on the TV by selecting "Just...

If you can fix it on the TV by selecting "Just Scan" or "1:1" or whatever it's called on your TV, it's better than having the HTPC scale the picture.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 333
Posted By StardogChampion
If you did want to reinstall and use the whole...

If you did want to reinstall and use the whole 4TB, it can be done from the Windows installer.

Before you get to the screen in the Windows install where it asks you if you want "Upgrade" or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By StardogChampion
Unless you're gaming or transcoding, the only...

Unless you're gaming or transcoding, the only perceived difference will be in your wallet.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 28,471
Posted By StardogChampion
The biggest cooler I've put in that case with the...

The biggest cooler I've put in that case with the configuration you describe is the Scythe Big Shuriken at 58mm tall. You need to remember to leave a little room above the fan for some airflow.

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By StardogChampion
Where this will come in handy for me is two...

Where this will come in handy for me is two places: kids' play room and in front of the treadmill. I want live TV and movies in those places but they don't have to have DVR capabilities. This will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By StardogChampion
If you initialize it for GPT instead of MBR, I...

If you initialize it for GPT instead of MBR, I can't see why the 3TB wouldn't be supported. All SKUs of Windows 7 support this. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2581408
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By StardogChampion
For regular computing, you won't see any...

For regular computing, you won't see any difference between an i3 and i5. I would take the $100 difference and put it into a bigger SSD.

FWIW, I just helped a customer make the same decision --...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 390
Posted By StardogChampion
It's really luck of the draw with drives. I buy...

It's really luck of the draw with drives. I buy whatever is on sale. I've had lots good luck and a little bit of bad luck with all of the brands. I think most of my drives have either been WD Green...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,043
Posted By StardogChampion
I was just joking :) For years, there's...

I was just joking :)

For years, there's been knock-down, drag-out fights over this with people adamant SSD has no place in HTPC, especially for live TV, because they're just too fragile -- even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 781
Posted By StardogChampion
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/23890-...

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/23890-hdds-advertized-size-vs-actual-size.html
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,043
Posted By StardogChampion
So, what you're saying is SSDs are only good for...

So, what you're saying is SSDs are only good for fast reboots and should never be used for live TV buffering, right?

;)
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