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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By tparikh4
yea, the Ceton only requires one card, but if...

yea, the Ceton only requires one card, but if its a M-Card which most are these days, it will give you 4 tuners, again only using one card, its an awesome product is you want to go that route,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-22-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,661
Views: 744,488
Posted By tparikh4
I recently built a new HTPC, tired to follow all...

I recently built a new HTPC, tired to follow all the directions on the first page, but I had a problem when playing a .MKV with multiple audio streams. All streams would play at the same time. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By tparikh4
PS3 media server is awesome, I've actually...

PS3 media server is awesome, I've actually haven't had to turn my HTPC on since I gotten PS3 MS working pulling media from my Windows Home Server, no file changes needed, its pulls all my .mkv 1080p...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By tparikh4
have had FIOS for about 2 years now, before that...

have had FIOS for about 2 years now, before that I had comcast, and it's night and day. I haven't had any outages with FIOS, internet speeds constant at 20mb down and 5 up. The stock router that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-15-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By tparikh4
I've been using WHS for about 4 months now...

I've been using WHS for about 4 months now without any problems. I just used an old athlon 2500 pc. with at the moment 1.5 tb's. WHS is great is you have other windows boxes in your network. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,339
Posted By tparikh4
I dont think there is anything special about the...

I dont think there is anything special about the HP WHS box, I built my own WHS in a big 10 bay tower. I just used an old motherboard and p4 processor. I don't see why you wouldnt be able to build...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By tparikh4
what are you looking to do with your HTPC, if...

what are you looking to do with your HTPC, if its just watching movies I would think this is a over kill.

Also if you are going to spend that much money, look into a separate media server, your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-01-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By tparikh4
I'm not sure if this is within the rules of this...

I'm not sure if this is within the rules of this site or not, but I have some BIT-HDTV invites.

Would anyone want to trade from another torrent site for one of my BIT-HDTV?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,232
Posted By tparikh4
I want one now!!! Has anyone found a site...

I want one now!!!

Has anyone found a site with them in stock.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-28-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By tparikh4
check out monoprice www.monoprice.com...

check out monoprice

www.monoprice.com (http://www.monoprice.com)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 53,525
Posted By tparikh4
this drive the 1.5 seagate is listed on newegg...

this drive the 1.5 seagate is listed on newegg for 129. Is this issue solved with things shipping today? Or is it hit or miss, and if that is the case I will avoid it. I need a drive asap and want...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 27,569
Posted By tparikh4
I can think of about 9 million things that a...

I can think of about 9 million things that a good HTPC can do that a single blu-ray player can't.

I give you a couple more months before you start planning your next HTPC build.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,839
Posted By tparikh4
I was in your same boat with a motherboard that...

I was in your same boat with a motherboard that only supported AGP. jrwalte hit it on the head with the statement you are screwed with the AGP, even if you can find a AGP card these days that can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,770
Posted By tparikh4
using one port to go to the switch and used a...

using one port to go to the switch and used a patch cable straight from the server to the HTPC for the other port, would that work? would my streams be any faster since they dont have to go through...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,770
Posted By tparikh4
Everyone, thanks for the input, this has opened...

Everyone, thanks for the input, this has opened up my eyes to a lot of cool stuff I dint even think of, In the future I plan and hope to put a lot more of a load on my server as the brains of our...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,770
Posted By tparikh4
I am looking to upgrade my windows home server...

I am looking to upgrade my windows home server box, a lot of the motherboards I'm looking at have dual gigabit ethernet ports, what is the purpose of this, if I connect 2 cat6 cables to the same hub...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 32,345
Posted By tparikh4
I got a wireless N gigabit Trendnet router off...

I got a wireless N gigabit Trendnet router off of newegg, I think it was like 80 bucks, I had the d-link wireless n before but needed to upgrade to gigabit.

I have no problems streaming 720p...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,882
Posted By tparikh4
i wonder if there is a crack out for the key?

i wonder if there is a crack out for the key?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,882
Posted By tparikh4
did anyone get the download? I think it was...

did anyone get the download? I think it was capped at 2.5 million starting at 12 am PST.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,882
Posted By tparikh4
I found this out from slickdeals.net and it...

I found this out from slickdeals.net and it seems to be legit. Starting Jan 9th PST you can download a copy of Windows 7 on the Win 7 page (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/) that will be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By tparikh4
it seems like no frontend is perfect, I went...

it seems like no frontend is perfect, I went back to using Vista media center after playing with a few others. Just get the cccp codec for windows media player and you will be fine with playing any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By tparikh4
I recommend StreamZap, that's what I use with my...

I recommend StreamZap, that's what I use with my 550. You can get this thing from amazon for about 30 bucks. It comes with a remote and and IR receiver. You can program the Harmony to be like the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By tparikh4
Just to hit on a couple of things you are trying...

Just to hit on a couple of things you are trying to figure out, with only dealing with HD Video 1080p, you will be fine with a board like the ASUS P5N7A, this uses any intel processor and has a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By tparikh4
I second the others comments on going with the...

I second the others comments on going with the 9300/9400 gpu motherboard, I'm using the P5N7A-VM about 30 bucks more then the mb you have spec'ed out. Thats going to handle any HD content you throw...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,359
Posted By tparikh4
I tried that but having cable is so much more...

I tried that but having cable is so much more convenient. There are a lot of shows on tv that you wont be able to find online. A lot of HD content with cable that can't be seen though the HTPC...
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