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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By aliaskary77
for SSDs, I bought round velcro dots from...

for SSDs, I bought round velcro dots from walmart.Just need to hold something in place lightly. didnt want a whole trip to make it too hard to remote etc. just 3 dots in triangle layout.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-12-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 461
Posted By aliaskary77
just saw post 23 and you recommended the same...

just saw post 23 and you recommended the same thing. didnt read everything and realize someone already recommending the same thing. albeit you are probably suggesting not giving them access to the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-11-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 461
Posted By aliaskary77
lol. ok i will go ahead and say it...let the...

lol. ok i will go ahead and say it...let the family member know you are doing this. dont sneak it in.
also this is assuming that the initial load is done onsite before deploying. only the new stuff...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 461
Posted By aliaskary77
i can understand the need for "set it and forget...

i can understand the need for "set it and forget it" scenario. External/spare drives require you to do some work. Why not setup a second server with flexraid and host it at another family members...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,161
Posted By aliaskary77
excellent, thanks. looks like a perfect solution...

excellent, thanks. looks like a perfect solution to stream to bedroom tv using plex/openelec or similar
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-07-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,161
Posted By aliaskary77
does thing only have ethernet, or wireless too?...

does thing only have ethernet, or wireless too? if no wireless, can you use a usb wireless dongle? without a full OS, wonder if drivers for an external dongle would work.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 289
Posted By aliaskary77
just curious, how much empty space on C: drive do...

just curious, how much empty space on C: drive do you have?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By aliaskary77
what does the trunk look like when everything...

what does the trunk look like when everything closed up?

what bimmer forums you guys on? i used to hang out at the M lounge on roadfly. have not been back in a few years. had a 98M3 sedan for a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 568
Posted By aliaskary77
i have 10 out of 10 working for the past 14...

i have 10 out of 10 working for the past 14 months on a 24/7 server. just ordered 2 more. i was looking at HGST last week but didnt find anything for a decent price.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,166
Posted By aliaskary77
a few days ago i got a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro for...

a few days ago i got a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro for 259. Will use that on dad's machine. I hope to get some good deals for 2 x 2TB HDDs for him too.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By aliaskary77
On the first part, I did switch from Ghost to...

On the first part, I did switch from Ghost to Acronis. However I only use the bootable cd for image creation and restoration. I didnt install the windows application and don't actually use it to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-03-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By aliaskary77
that sounds painful if you want to switch...

that sounds painful if you want to switch players. have you tried other players first to see if they exhibit the same issues?
i know you can time shift on the fly with mpc-hc, but not sure if you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,186
Posted By aliaskary77
...mine wasnt htpc related. ;)

...mine wasnt htpc related. ;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,186
Posted By aliaskary77
i just put together a new work/gaming station on...

i just put together a new work/gaming station on the node 304, not htpc related.
wish i could do sleeving and make custom length, flexible psu/power cables. its tight in there.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By aliaskary77
i would like some flexible or round sata cables...

i would like some flexible or round sata cables for routing in a mini-itx build.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By aliaskary77
Not that silly. I would wonder too if i used that...

Not that silly. I would wonder too if i used that option. I would have guessed it would treat it the same but would like to be 100% sure if a purchase depended on it. Many TVs do treat PC input...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By aliaskary77
there are 4 screws. the two you probably found...

there are 4 screws. the two you probably found under the sticker. there are two more under the rear rubber feet. i dont recall any clips.

fyi, if looking for replacement keys/retention clips (my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By aliaskary77
looks good for the most part. I have the same...

looks good for the most part. I have the same case with 10 hard drives stuffed into it.
GPU: i would be tempted to go for the 970 instead of the 760, but thats just me if you are into gaming.
for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,356
Posted By aliaskary77
Postmoderndesign: I still use Windows 7 for the...

Postmoderndesign: I still use Windows 7 for the HTPC. I dont use live tv, WMC, or 4k. Sorry. I am sure others will soon chime in. I did upgrade my workstation to 8.1 last month and so was curious...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,356
Posted By aliaskary77
already available. i installed to a virtual...

already available. i installed to a virtual machine to poke around.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By aliaskary77
i know i keep repeating this, and it works with...

i know i keep repeating this, and it works with my AMD GPU, not sure if it will work for on-board intel.

google "hdmi pin 19 tape trick" to disable hot plug detection. reboot correctly then if pc...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,356
Posted By aliaskary77
i have been using 8.1 for about a month now after...

i have been using 8.1 for about a month now after resisting. i did modify the start screen to make it like a full screen start menu. however i still have my quick launch bar at the bottom so hardly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By aliaskary77
i am trying to find a virtual PBX service. I have...

i am trying to find a virtual PBX service. I have vonage right now forwarded to cell phones. mostly wasted expense as no physical office. ring central i dont think can have extensions in canada....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-24-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,362
Posted By aliaskary77
in the first batch of settings for madVR, when...

in the first batch of settings for madVR, when you talk about driver full or driver rgb, where does pixel format come into play? or is that what you are referring to, and then the settings under...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-24-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,362
Posted By aliaskary77
thanks. I am techie with hardware and software,...

thanks. I am techie with hardware and software, but with sound and video, i am the idiot the idiot guides are designed for.
thanks again for the specific (hand holding) info.
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