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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By captain_video
Unfortunately, your question is beyond my level...

Unfortunately, your question is beyond my level of expertise. I would defer you to the unRAID forums (http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php) to pose your question as someone there will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 587
Posted By captain_video
I would highly recommend unRAID. The latest...

I would highly recommend unRAID. The latest version (6.0) is extremely advanced compared to previous versions and it has a very active support forum. I've been using it for about 8 years and it has...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By captain_video
Based on the history of every other optical...

Based on the history of every other optical format introduced for consumer use I'd say it's just a matter of time before any encryption is cracked and people will start ripping them. The problem...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By captain_video
Cost per gigabyte is going to favor spinning...

Cost per gigabyte is going to favor spinning drives vs. SSDs for quite some time. SSD prices have dropped considerably over the past six months, but it's going to take a long while before they even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
One new feature in unRAID 6.0 is that it can...

One new feature in unRAID 6.0 is that it can upgrade itself, unlike the manual intervention required with previous versions. Go to the Plugins tab in the web gui and click on Check for Updates. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By captain_video
That would make a great little HTPC in...

That would make a great little HTPC in conjunction with a HDHomeRun tuner. It's also Windows 7 compatible.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
Migrate from 4.7 to 5.0: ...

Migrate from 4.7 to 5.0:

http://lime-technology.com/wiki/index.php/Migrating_from_unRAID_4.7_to_unRAID_5.0

Upgrade to version 6 per the link I provided in post #15...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By captain_video
Larger drives = less physical space, less energy...

Larger drives = less physical space, less energy usage, less heat, etc. Enterprise servers that take up a lot of space can be reduced to a small room. Expand that to a scale used in a typical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
I was also a bit timid about it at first but...

I was also a bit timid about it at first but finally decided to jump in and do it. It turned out to be pretty straightforward and completely painless. Just copy the files to your PC as a backup and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
There's really not much risk involved, if any. ...

There's really not much risk involved, if any. Just copy the contents of the flash drive to your PC as a backup and then perform the upgrade. If something goes wrong, which is unlikely, just copy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
You can map the flash drive to your PC and access...

You can map the flash drive to your PC and access it via Windows Explorer (map it as \\tower\flash). Upgrading only requires you to replace a couple of files and reboot the server. It literally...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
True, but it doesn't take much to realize the...

True, but it doesn't take much to realize the limitations with regards to data protection. While it may be faster to clone the drive you'll still probably have to do a parity check at some point to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By captain_video
I buy external drives and then pull them from the...

I buy external drives and then pull them from the case to mount them internally. They're the exact same drives as the retail internal drives but generally cost less with a shorter warranty. As...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
Upgraded my server when I got home from work...

Upgraded my server when I got home from work today. It took longer to boot the server than it did to perform the upgrade. I've only got a couple of plug-ins installed so it didn't take long for the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
I think most people using unRAID are using them...

I think most people using unRAID are using them for media storage and not sensitive data. There are other servers best suited for that type of storage and security. I've been running unRAID for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By captain_video
Anyone running unRAID 6.0?

I don't visit the unRAID forums very often as my server just works and I don't want to do something to screw it up. I was in the SiliconDust forums recently and saw a thread about using the HDHR-DVR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By captain_video
I think you're confusing DVDs with CDs. Single...

I think you're confusing DVDs with CDs. Single layer DVDs (aka DVD-5 discs) are 4.7GB. Dual layer DVDs (aka DVD-9 discs) can hold up to 8.5 GB. The length of time is irrelevant and misleading. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 15,582
Posted By captain_video
It would likely involve updating the firmware for...

It would likely involve updating the firmware for the tuners at the very least if it was at all possible to get it to work with the SD software. Even SD had to come out with new hardware to make...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 15,582
Posted By captain_video
I don't see where you're getting the lack of...

I don't see where you're getting the lack of enthusiasm. Considering they vastly exceeded their initial goal and all stretch goals I'd say that there is more than ample enthusiasm.

I've had...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 15,582
Posted By captain_video
My wife regularly watches letterboxed movies on...

My wife regularly watches letterboxed movies on the SD channels, resulting in black borders on all sides. I've tried to point her to the HD channel showing the same movie, but she can't seem to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 15,582
Posted By captain_video
Huge difference. SD already has a working...

Huge difference. SD already has a working prototype that can record and play back. The Echo has always been a work in progress that never actually progressed.

I started off at the $60 level and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By captain_video
+1 for MakeMKV. Been using it for years and it...

+1 for MakeMKV. Been using it for years and it does exactly what you're looking for. I finally decided to give the author his due and bought a key. Well worth the price of admission for what it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By captain_video
Because it still works, at least until Microsoft...

Because it still works, at least until Microsoft pulls the plug on our guide data. Any improvements in Windows 10 are completely irrelevant when it comes to using WMC.

The real question, is why...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 331
Posted By captain_video
I used to run two InfiniTV 4's with no problem. ...

I used to run two InfiniTV 4's with no problem. CPU power isn't crucial for recording since it's basically just dumping the data stream from the tuners directly to the hard drive. Any SATA III...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By captain_video
They're the same ones I was born with. FWIW, I...

They're the same ones I was born with. FWIW, I used to be as anal about sound as you claim to be. The truth is, being that anal made me crazy to the point where I spent so much time trying to fix...
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