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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 669
Posted By captain_video
I have three 1st generation i3 NUCs that I have...

I have three 1st generation i3 NUCs that I have connected to various TVs throughout my house as well as a full-sized ATX HTPC in my Home Theater. I have an unRAID server for storing movies, TV...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By captain_video
For playing optical discs I agree completely,...

For playing optical discs I agree completely, especially from a cost standpoint. Then again, this is the first time cost has been mentioned other than the software. For whole house distribution and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By captain_video
That's like saying iso playback isn't Blu-Ray...

That's like saying iso playback isn't Blu-Ray playback either. It's playback from an original Blu-Ray source, regardless of the format that's being used. The original content is unchanged from the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By captain_video
I could not disagree more. I've used to have...

I could not disagree more. I've used to have issues with software Blu-Ray players like PowerDVD, but they were all resolved once I converted them to mkv and played them in XBMC/Kodi. I also have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By captain_video
I stopped trying to play iso's and original discs...

I stopped trying to play iso's and original discs using PowerDVD or TMT years ago. I had nothing but problems trying to get movies to play without freezing or stuttering. Now I rip them with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 251
Posted By captain_video
One of the biggest fan favorites for Home Theater...

One of the biggest fan favorites for Home Theater Control is the Harmony One. Unfortunately, it's been discontinued by Logitech and replaced with the Ultimate One, which is much less favored. One...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-18-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
I never said it was a crap solution, just not a...

I never said it was a crap solution, just not a recommended one. It's your hardware so I don't care what you do with it. Transferring data to and from a single drive may not have that much of an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RADEON-X300-SE-HyperMemory...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RADEON-X300-SE-HyperMemory-PCI-Graphics-Card-/181991808128?hash=item2a5f8e9c80:g:KAMAAOSwwPhWjoXq

Apparently you don't have enough of the proper slots if you have to start...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By captain_video
Start by looking here: ...

Start by looking here:

http://www.assassinserver.com/

Most software server setups have a web-based GUI that's accessed via your web browser. Any media center front end, such as Kodi, JRiver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
So, no actual measurements and you're just...

So, no actual measurements and you're just guessing that it works with nothing to really compare it to other than older and probably slower hardware. What kind of network are you running? If it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
Whether you'd consider it butchering or not...

Whether you'd consider it butchering or not depends entirely on the skill level of the person wielding the Dremel tool or other implement of destruction aimed at making the modification. Someone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 692
Posted By captain_video
I don't have any need for either streaming...

I don't have any need for either streaming services or On-Demand. Chances are if there's programming I want to watch then I've either already seen it or have it recorded on my HTPC, with but few...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 692
Posted By captain_video
We old married guys have no problem using WMC. :p...

We old married guys have no problem using WMC. :p I had Tivos from the very beginning but eventually replaced them with WMC HTPCs. Except for some early growing pains, WMC and Windows 7 has been...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
It's your motherboard so you can do what you want...

It's your motherboard so you can do what you want with it, but it's not something I would ever recommend. Use a slot that's appropriate for the card you're using. I see no reason to butcher a PCIe...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
Correct. No. A PCIe X4 card will not...

Correct.



No. A PCIe X4 card will not physically fit in an X1 slot. You need an X4 or higher PCIe slot to use an X4 card. The edge connectors on the card are progressively longer with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
Absolutely. You just won't have a parity backup...

Absolutely. You just won't have a parity backup in case another drive fails while the parity drive is missing.

It makes no difference which drive you use for parity as long as it's as large as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By captain_video
It's really not hard to install and configure...

It's really not hard to install and configure unRAID. Check Assassin's server blog for info and a tutorial.

Here's a link to the unRAID forums:

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 692
Posted By captain_video
I have four HTPCs running Windows 7 with Media...

I have four HTPCs running Windows 7 with Media Center - one full-sized ATX PC and three Intel i3 NUCs. The primary HTPC has a Ceton InfiniTV6 PCIe internal cablecard tuner (6 tuners). The three...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 188
Posted By captain_video
I have a heat pump and a whole house humidifier. ...

I have a heat pump and a whole house humidifier. Any type of forced air heat reduces the humidity in your home to almost nothing. Static electricity is a byproduct of a dry environment. Having a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 188
Posted By captain_video
Humidifier plus ground yourself before touching...

Humidifier plus ground yourself before touching any electronics. I used to have a grounding pad set up next to my A/V cabinet because of static electricity problems. It was basically just a pad...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 692
Posted By captain_video
There are several options for cablecard tuners: ...

There are several options for cablecard tuners:

Hauppauge (http://www.hauppauge.com/)

WinTV-DCR-2650 - dual tuners, USB
WinTV-DCR-3250 - three tuners, networked

SiliconDust...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By captain_video
Rio - You've already got the best solution for...

Rio - You've already got the best solution for recording DirecTV programs. I don't recall if they offer a Tivo version of their DVR, but you might want to look into that if you'd prefer it over...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By captain_video
I bought three of these drives and one arrived...

I bought three of these drives and one arrived DOA. I've been lucky in the past so this is the first DOA drive I've ever received. I noticed that Newegg has these drives backordered so I'm...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By captain_video
If you don't like the comments then you shouldn't...

If you don't like the comments then you shouldn't post a thread where you are discussing a topic that is blatantly against forum rules. Nobody really cares how you obtained the content, just don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By captain_video
Here are two good sources of info for HTPCs and...

Here are two good sources of info for HTPCs and servers:

http://assassinhtpcblog.com/

http://www.assassinserver.com/
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