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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By jdanforth
Does that NUC with its Celeron processor have the...

Does that NUC with its Celeron processor have the horsepower to play back unmodified "raw" Blu-ray MKV rips in OpenElec?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 766
Posted By jdanforth
Thanks! I'm also considering the Turtle Beach...

Thanks! I'm also considering the Turtle Beach Micro II (http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/sound-cards-accessories/audio-advantage-micro-ii/31) - any thoughts on that?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By jdanforth
Do you find that you really need the link...

Do you find that you really need the link aggregation? My NAS supports that also but I'm not convinced that I need it for just my 2-3 maximum simultaneous stream destinations. I guess you use it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 766
Posted By jdanforth
Can you link to an example of such a device?

Can you link to an example of such a device?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By jdanforth
Yeah, my system's a little... unique. Meridian...

Yeah, my system's a little... unique. Meridian equipment is all digital with active speakers. It's the bed I made when I bought it, of course, but it would be alarmingly expensive to replace all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By jdanforth
What is the best way to get an optical audio...

What is the best way to get an optical audio output for something like this to hook up to my legacy surround system?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By jdanforth
I don't think it's new but it's certainly the...

I don't think it's new but it's certainly the nicest HTPC case I've seen yet. I stumbled on this case + cooler the other night while speccing out a new HTPC for my theater. I think it's gorgeous but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-07-2015, 09:01 AM
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Views: 119,597
Posted By jdanforth
Thanks for the compliments! Maybe your wife might...

Thanks for the compliments! Maybe your wife might enjoy the videos? I kept my wife involved in a lot of the discussion and she's a really handy sort of person anyway so she enjoyed participating in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-07-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By jdanforth
That's nice of you to say. Thanks! I suppose that...

That's nice of you to say. Thanks! I suppose that I've been doing this network stuff for so long that it just comes as second nature to me at this point.

I've really enjoyed my HTPC but even I get...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By jdanforth
Fantastic! I hope he really enjoys it. I started...

Fantastic! I hope he really enjoys it. I started around 16 too and have scarcely put down a camera since.

OK, distraction time.

I've been noodling around with my little system upstairs in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-02-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 447
Posted By jdanforth
I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching concerts in my theater....

I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching concerts in my theater. Every year Apple puts on a free concert series called the iTunes Festival that they broadcast live and then stream in HD for 30 days. I always invite...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-02-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By jdanforth
Hey, those speaker stands that you built look...

Hey, those speaker stands that you built look fantastic. Well done! Looks like red oak and 4" PVC?

The server you built is quite a honker. I'm impressed. I rip MKVs too but I've only amassed 4.2TB...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-29-2014, 08:27 PM
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Views: 106,494
Posted By jdanforth
Shoot me a message when you head this way. Durham...

Shoot me a message when you head this way. Durham is nearby. We can make it a three-way. Hahaha.
Forum: Soundbars   12-29-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By jdanforth
I know that it is supposed to work which is what...

I know that it is supposed to work which is what makes this so irritating. :-)

I tried a different HDMI cable between the TV and soundbar also. No difference. Again, I have total control over the...
Forum: Soundbars   12-27-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By jdanforth
OK, this is a freaking kludge but I'm going to...

OK, this is a freaking kludge but I'm going to leave it this way. I reconnected the Toslink optical cable from the TV to the soundbar.

This is NOT how it's supposed to work but the user experience...
Forum: Soundbars   12-27-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By jdanforth
Another note. If I turn off the TV and soundbar...

Another note. If I turn off the TV and soundbar I've noticed that the TV will turn the soundbar back on automatically using Anynet+. I hear the TV audio briefly through the built in speakers but then...
Forum: Soundbars   12-27-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By jdanforth
It is, of course, little help but I came here...

It is, of course, little help but I came here with precisely the same problem.

I'm trying to set up my dad's HW-H450 and UN50H6350 tv.

Ours too works when set to D.In and using the optical...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-26-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,676
Posted By jdanforth
Nice looking theater space. Well done!

Nice looking theater space. Well done!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 379,240
Posted By jdanforth
My mistake. I can play 96KHz but not the 192KHz...

My mistake. I can play 96KHz but not the 192KHz tracks I have.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 119,597
Posted By jdanforth
Thanks for the compliments, RT! I have a...

Thanks for the compliments, RT!

I have a couple pieces of bamboo plywood laying around that I might use to make the bar top. Could be really nice, you know?

The bar row is mostly so I can get...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-25-2014, 10:18 AM
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Views: 119,597
Posted By jdanforth
Happy Christmas to all of the followers of the...

Happy Christmas to all of the followers of the Timelapse Theatre thread!

In 2015 I'm planning to add a bar row behind the couch and I'm still thinking about replacing the sides and rears with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-25-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By jdanforth
You're right about not being able to do lossless...

You're right about not being able to do lossless surround formats. That's the bed I made when I built the Meridian system.

The Meridian system has optical and coaxial SPDIF inputs only although my...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-24-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 379,240
Posted By jdanforth
Can someone tell me if the coax SPDIF on the...

Can someone tell me if the coax SPDIF on the Decco accepts high resolution signals? I haven't been able to hear 24/96 content fed to that input from my outboard USB to SPDIF box.

I read that the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-24-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,590
Posted By jdanforth
Can someone tell me if the coax SPDIF on the...

Can someone tell me if the coax SPDIF on the Decco accepts high resolution signals? I haven't been able to hear 24/96 content fed to that input from my outboard USB to SPDIF box.

I read that the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-24-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By jdanforth
Question New Kodi Build - need Toslink audio, what are my options?

I had a Mac Mini in my theater for a while running XBMC. I was using the HDMI video and optical audio going into my Meridian system. That all looked and sounded great but I repurposed the Mac Mini...
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