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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2016, 02:30 PM
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Posted By cyniclaus
Hmm.. so it appears Seagate just announced...

Hmm.. so it appears Seagate just announced (http://www.maximumpc.com/seagate-adds-8tb-model-to-nas-hdd-line/) a NAS-optimized version of their 8TB drive... perhaps I will wait for these to hit the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By cyniclaus
Thanks for chiming in; there do seem to be a lot...

Thanks for chiming in; there do seem to be a lot of satisfied Synology users. However, PLEX/transcoding (and the power/overhead to run it) is not something I need, which is why I feel like buying a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By cyniclaus
Thanks; I was not aware of this brand or this...

Thanks; I was not aware of this brand or this feature; I will have to look into it



Yes, I am (all too) aware of the Cinavia/Blu-ray menu issue and, like you, was not exactly holding my breath...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By cyniclaus
Thanks for the quick reply! I did not realize...

Thanks for the quick reply! I did not realize this; I'll definitely go for RAID 6.



Money is always an "issue".. I just said I didn't have a fixed budget :) In other words, I don't mind paying...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By cyniclaus
Question NAS Newbie Questions

Hello!

I'm having a hard time figuring out my NAS requirement and I think I'm making it a lot harder than it needs to be. :)

All I want to do is be able to store all my ~45 TB of blu-ray ISOs &...
Forum: Screens   02-19-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By cyniclaus
Quote:Originally Posted by AV Science Sales...

Quote:Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1459140/screen-advice-96-for-sony-hw50#post_22985755)

Something like High...
Forum: Screens   02-19-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By cyniclaus
Hello, I am preparing to pull the trigger on a...

Hello, I am preparing to pull the trigger on a Sony HW50ES to upgrade my Epson 6500.

Can anybody recommend a screen? My 132" is too big for my new room so I am going to look at picking up a 96"...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16,240
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Posted By cyniclaus
Been following this thread for a long while;...

Been following this thread for a long while; thanks to contributers for the hard work-- especially Zombie! I'm looking forward to his thoughts on the AE8000. I am leaning towards that as a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 47,382
Posted By cyniclaus
With my 1080p Epson 6500UB on a 130" screen I...

With my 1080p Epson 6500UB on a 130" screen I can see the screen door effect (from my seating position) even on 1080p content. I'd go for 4k even in the absence of 4k content just for the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-16-2012, 07:00 PM
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Views: 267,644
Posted By cyniclaus
Quote:Originally Posted by murrel...

Quote:Originally Posted by murrel http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21656797)

If the surround is not torn it is a easy fix to just glue it back to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-16-2012, 04:01 PM
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Views: 267,644
Posted By cyniclaus
My MFW was humming for months; I performed the...

My MFW was humming for months; I performed the cap fix (thanks murrel!) and the amp is fine now. Unfortunately, I started hearing a chuffing noise and discovered that the cone partially separated...
Forum: Speakers   10-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By cyniclaus
Thanks for the suggestions thus far; I am...

Thanks for the suggestions thus far; I am looking into them http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: Speakers   10-27-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By cyniclaus
I'm looking for a 7-speaker setup for my HT. I'm...

I'm looking for a 7-speaker setup for my HT. I'm getting rid of my Klipsch Synergy F30 towers and C3/S3 surrounds as they were too harsh/bright for me. They were OK for movies, but listening to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-23-2010, 03:41 PM
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Views: 1,002
Posted By cyniclaus
I need some advice for inexpensive temporary...

I need some advice for inexpensive temporary acoustic treatments for my new HT. It's an echo chamber in there! Temporary because I will be moving in a year or two.

As you can see in attached...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-19-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 450,336
Posted By cyniclaus
Awesome--I've been into HT for nearly a decade...

Awesome--I've been into HT for nearly a decade and didn't know anything like this was out there! Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Can anyone recommend which disc # has the best audio demo...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-19-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,410
Posted By cyniclaus
Anyone know if Gauntlet Gray SW7019 is a true...

Anyone know if Gauntlet Gray SW7019 is a true neutral?

My drywalling is almost done and my contractor is bugging me to pick the wall color. I am planning on going with a color-neutral gray. My...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52,022
Views: 2,809,837
Posted By cyniclaus
Quick Question: I'm mounting Klipsch S-3s...

Quick Question:

I'm mounting Klipsch S-3s as rear surrounds -

How important is the recommended minimum 1.7 ft ceiling clearance?

The manual says to mount them 5'7" from the floor and at...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2010, 04:15 PM
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Posted By cyniclaus
So I just got in my full Synergy 3 setup (2 x...

So I just got in my full Synergy 3 setup (2 x F3, 1 x C3, 4 x S3). I read somewhere that you're supposed to "break in" these speakers. Is that true and, if so, how do you do that?

Also, is it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-22-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By cyniclaus
Quote:Originally Posted by Ted White...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ted White http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17979534)

I'd use a solid core door.

I wouldn't worry about the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-22-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By cyniclaus
I'm having my basement finished this month and...

I'm having my basement finished this month and need to finalize the design with the contractor this weekend. I am having him partition off a 12x19' room for use as my home theater. Problem is, I...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-17-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,800
Views: 233,561
Posted By cyniclaus
Quote:Originally Posted by secstate...

Quote:Originally Posted by secstate http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17945912)

I don't think there are significant safety issues removing the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-17-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,800
Views: 233,561
Posted By cyniclaus
Quote:Originally Posted by secstate...

Quote:Originally Posted by secstate http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17942990)

A couple of other items I note. Truly turning it off via a power...
Forum: Speakers   01-03-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52,022
Views: 2,809,837
Posted By cyniclaus
Hi Klipsch Gurus! I have the opportunity to...

Hi Klipsch Gurus!

I have the opportunity to get the Klipsch Synergy III, full set of 7 (no SW) for $1400 new...any reason not to do that?

Will my 90w/ch Onkyo have enough juice to power those...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-18-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15,789
Views: 1,528,496
Posted By cyniclaus
Quote:Originally Posted by edgebsl...

Quote:Originally Posted by edgebsl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17747065)

MFW is ported...why not go with an a5-350?
The original downfiring...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-17-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15,789
Views: 1,528,496
Posted By cyniclaus
Hey guys, I'm on the fence between the MFW-15...

Hey guys, I'm on the fence between the MFW-15 and the A7S-450. I'm leaning towards the ED mostly because I'm afraid one MFW won't be enough and I wouldn't want to run 2 subs

I'm curious if the...
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