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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 238
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Posted By pittsoccer33
Dolby tech is built into tons of things. DTS is...

Dolby tech is built into tons of things. DTS is almost exclusively in the realm of DVD and bluray playback.

My Samsung TV has some DTS tech - the main thing is Neo X matrixing. Plex developer...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 5,378
Posted By pittsoccer33
My best (and uneducated) guess is that to...

My best (and uneducated) guess is that to bitstream audio your device has to in some way acknowledge the audio codec, and these manufacturers are afraid doing that will run afoul of the licensing.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-29-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 216
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think that's a grey area, and why so many...

I think that's a grey area, and why so many devices from big manufacturers can't/won't do it.

Open source software skirts the issue, as do many fly by night unlicensed media players.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By pittsoccer33
Brajesh, do you know anything about Kodi, Plex,...

Brajesh, do you know anything about Kodi, Plex, or anyone else implementing libdcadec, the new open source DTS-MA decoder that is now part of ffmpeg?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-29-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 5,378
Posted By pittsoccer33
I will be extremely interested to hear more about...

I will be extremely interested to hear more about buying a DTS decoder license.

I have this conspiracy theory that the bluray alliance said to the DTS company that they would only allow them to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 5,378
Posted By pittsoccer33
^^ I've thought for years that sort of...

^^ I've thought for years that sort of arrangement would be valuable, allowing them to hit certain price points and also appease power users. It seems to work for the Raspberry Pi. I know sometimes...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 5,378
Posted By pittsoccer33
Some relevant bits from the Anandtech review: ...

Some relevant bits from the Anandtech review:



So no 24p, maybe later.



Notably absent are VC1 and MPEG2, though it does say this:
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By pittsoccer33
What makes you say that? I'm sure it will, but...

What makes you say that? I'm sure it will, but there are so few devices (including PC video cards) with H265 decoder chips that I just don't see it happening for a few more years.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By pittsoccer33
This is all good info. My router is a...

This is all good info.

My router is a Tmobile Cellspot. Its a custom firmware version of the AC68. I have trouble getting a signal two walls away.

That one is going to go in my living room...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-27-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By pittsoccer33
Routers, routers, everywhere

I am getting ready to move into a larger house. I currently own 3 wifi routers:

Asus AC router
Belkin N router
Netgear G router

My place now is small enough that the Asus blankets the place,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By pittsoccer33
On this settings screen, which did you pick? ...

On this settings screen, which did you pick?

http://3dvision-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/stereoscopic-player-oculus-rift.jpg

I played around with the trial a bit. I don't have or watch...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By pittsoccer33
New video card for old OpenElec system

Im starting to play around with OpenElec as a dedicated movie player box. The PC has an 8500 GT connected to an elaborate heatsink that seems like it was custom made for that specific model of card....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-26-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,555
Posted By pittsoccer33
You miss out on so much not seeing a movie until...

You miss out on so much not seeing a movie until months after it was released. Heck its hard to hide from spoilers when a film premiers in a different country a week or two ahead of the States, let...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2015, 10:14 AM
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Views: 434,010
Posted By pittsoccer33
i just checked - the comcast feed is like that too

i just checked - the comcast feed is like that too
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By pittsoccer33
That was filmed here in Pittsburgh. Interior...

That was filmed here in Pittsburgh. Interior church shots were actually done a block from my place at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Baum Blvd. My sister is a server at a nearby restaurant...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-22-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,555
Posted By pittsoccer33
I think its a factor of when and where you go,...

I think its a factor of when and where you go, since I go the theaters often and its rarely an issue. I saw Age of Ultron late on premier night (Thursday) and it was great. I suspect part of it was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By pittsoccer33
You're complaining about freeware that somebody...

You're complaining about freeware that somebody developed as a hobby in their own time, for their own use, and decided to share it? What is wrong with you?

I hate seeing developers thrown under...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,326
Posted By pittsoccer33
I wonder if part of the timing here is to try...

I wonder if part of the timing here is to try making a splash at CEDIA this fall. This is a product that fits into that trade show very well.

Just imagine if other companies like Oppo decided...
Forum: Xbox Area   05-20-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19,153
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Posted By pittsoccer33
Thats a step in the right direction. My dream...

Thats a step in the right direction. My dream list would be the following:

-ability to schedule and record shows
-cablecard tuner use
-auto refresh rate switching for video files
-an upgrade...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By pittsoccer33
So it installs something like LAV by default? ...

So it installs something like LAV by default? Thats good to know. I would've said MPC-HC but I thought you had to go find splitters and decoders on your own.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By pittsoccer33
To start with, either of the CPUs you mentioned...

To start with, either of the CPUs you mentioned will do surround sound and 1080p video with absolutely not problems. No video or sound cards required. I think the general consensus is that Haswell...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,431
Posted By pittsoccer33
I set up a system using both this weekend. I...

I set up a system using both this weekend.

I have a spare PC that I'd like to make a dedicated movie player. I am already running a Plex server in the house.

I installed OpenElec on the space...
Forum: Xbox Area   05-19-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By pittsoccer33
Has anyone seen news related to 24p video output?...

Has anyone seen news related to 24p video output?

There is now an open source DTS-MA decoder as part of FFMPEG. What that [potentially] means is that Plex could utilize it to decode DTS-MA into...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-19-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,326
Posted By pittsoccer33
Google's support pages don't list MPEG2 as a...

Google's support pages don't list MPEG2 as a supported video codec for Google Casting. FWIW the current iteration of the HDHR View app doesn't have a "cast" option, and even if it did that would be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 14,326
Posted By pittsoccer33
windows mac android/android tv (which...

windows
mac
android/android tv (which includes I believe Fire TV)

those are the three we know will get protected content. anything that runs android and has an hdmi port will need hdcp too.
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