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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-21-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MrBobb
I would do 2 drops per wall. What if later the...

I would do 2 drops per wall. What if later the Missus decides to relocate the couch? :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By MrBobb
That ULNA adapter is just a cable adapter right?...

That ULNA adapter is just a cable adapter right? Doesn't help control the RPM(?)

I don't immediately dismiss factory fans as junks, what else are the after-market folks going to tell you?

Fine,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By MrBobb
I am not into gaming but I hear not all PCIe...

I am not into gaming but I hear not all PCIe slots can provide the power some video card require, my Mobo comes with an extra power plug near the PCIe just for that purpose.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By MrBobb
Intermittent problems are the worst. Another...

Intermittent problems are the worst. Another thing I recommend when this happens is to under clock it, lots of Mobos are able to do this today. Better to lower the performance a bit which u may not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By MrBobb
Whatever you do, don't buy the new stuff until...

Whatever you do, don't buy the new stuff until you have a FREE month of able to put everything through their paces, and don't ignore any errors thinking you can fix later. In case of doubt whether...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By MrBobb
Dumb Q: Have u installed the ACER video driver? ...

Dumb Q: Have u installed the ACER video driver?

If yes u may wanto head to Samsung.com and try their driver for your video chipset instead.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By MrBobb
Meh, as soon as ur OK with water cooling, sky is...

Meh, as soon as ur OK with water cooling, sky is the limit.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By MrBobb
Glad u found a partner to work with. This is...

Glad u found a partner to work with.

This is the hard part of building a heat pipe based box, picking out a compatible Mobo. These days it seems Mobo makers are fond of using huge VRM heat sink,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,434
Posted By MrBobb
No need to get excited. The latest highest...

No need to get excited. The latest highest capacity HD typically means they cramped 4 platters in there, more load to the bearings, more crank power required, more heat etc.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,004
Posted By MrBobb
Silent is easier (u just say NO fan) to build but...

Silent is easier (u just say NO fan) to build but perhaps costs more and more limited by your "cover all my bases" goal, but building Very Quiet is actually more difficult because it's a lot of art...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By MrBobb
Do you HAVE to have the PC doing surround? If...

Do you HAVE to have the PC doing surround? If so, then u won't be able to volume control from it, because surround outputs a fixed digital signal and *somebody* else will have to control the volume....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,004
Posted By MrBobb
Now you are making more sense. :) Having...

Now you are making more sense. :)

Having just built myself a silent, no-fan box, I will tell you the reason to pick a Streacom is to use those heat pipes, that means no cooler of any kind, and you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By MrBobb
Stuck in Argus tv EPG hell

So I got Argus going, can watch live TV, scanned all my channels etc, but EPG IS BLANK. Is unclear whether the Argus package has built-in EPG grabber or do I need to download a third-party grabber? I...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   09-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By MrBobb
Compact VFD displays

http://noritake-vfd.com/compactproducts.aspx

Normally these things go for close to a hundred dollars.

Bright, compact for your thin and/or minimalist designs, HD44780 compatible.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By MrBobb
There is no such thing as a totally digital audio...

There is no such thing as a totally digital audio system, at some point, whatever drive the speakers is still analog, so I don't see why you would be forced to rid of your Bose.

A PC, perhaps can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,235
Posted By MrBobb
So MCE Extenders sux, Alternatives?

So what do you use to watch your recordings/videos/media from another room?

My priority in this order:
1. Easy to use, smooth interface.
2. Easy to setup, cheap ;) set-top box solution over...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MrBobb
Have you read the MCE_dll.doc? If yes, then am...

Have you read the MCE_dll.doc? If yes, then am thinking the author needs updating his stuff for the latest MCE. If hasn't been updated since 2011.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By MrBobb
Thanks, works great!

Thanks, works great!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By MrBobb
Character Display all my CPU's 4 cores load?

Which widget and/or plugin combo will display all my CPU's 4 cores loads? Looking at Smartie, just single CPU load.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MrBobb
Under the screen design, where you normally would...

Under the screen design, where you normally would double-click and select a built-in function from the left pane, you INSTEAD type in $dll(MCE_dll.dll,2,,), depending on the function number desired...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   08-31-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By MrBobb
Looks literally like a toaster. Oh well at that...

Looks literally like a toaster. Oh well at that price, one can't complaint, can one.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By MrBobb
Not until you get it down to the width of a...

Not until you get it down to the width of a pencil, a-la Apple! :D

I have built some thin boxes before and to me, there is such thing as too thin, is all depends on your media rack of course, so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By MrBobb
That's a bummer, 'coz the whole selling point of...

That's a bummer, 'coz the whole selling point of the "new & improved" 2255 was better tuner.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By MrBobb
Is this happening with multiple channels or just...

Is this happening with multiple channels or just 1 channel? What does the Media Center's strength meter says?

It happened to me with 1 channel that no matter what I do, the PC card won't get it,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By MrBobb
Am not going to argue if you are dead-set to wake...

Am not going to argue if you are dead-set to wake from S5, but I do want to give you some empirical data. From the several boxes I've MEASURE this, both S3 (the most efficient and simple sleep mode)...
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