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Forum: Speakers   07-17-2016, 08:46 AM
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Posted By metropole
Are there BT converter/transmitter that I could...

Are there BT converter/transmitter that I could attach to the receiver? to extend the sound from the inside to the outside?
Frankly, I am not sure what the best way would be to connect. I have...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By metropole
Amazon Tap alternatives - looking for wireless portable speaker ideas

I like the idea of a portable speaker for the deck. Came across the Amazon Tap. Of course the Tap is somewhat more than a speaker with its voice control capabilities.

However, the initial...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By metropole
Got a WDC red 3TB. I am assuming the best way to...

Got a WDC red 3TB. I am assuming the best way to clone is a GPT drive?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2016, 04:25 PM
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Views: 1,311,095
Posted By metropole
Does anybody else encounter issues with channel...

Does anybody else encounter issues with channel 174 (NBC sports) signal dropping out (60067)? Especially during late evening hours? Seems like a new issue happening for the last 3-4 weeks.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 37,061
Posted By metropole
Yes, it is a WH16NS40, service code NS50;...

Yes, it is a WH16NS40, service code NS50; manufacturing date: 10/17/2015.
No, I don't have a UHD disk yet..
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By metropole
Looks like I will be getting a WDC red. Although,...

Looks like I will be getting a WDC red. Although, I am not happy with the quality of the WDC green that I need to replace (WD10EARS). Lasted 5 years. Looking at online reviews Seagate is not better....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 37,061
Posted By metropole
I got my drive from Newegg. It is a NS50,...

I got my drive from Newegg. It is a NS50, Firmware v1.0. Made in October.
Not firmware 1.01. Is this going to be an issue?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By metropole
So, a 2.5 wdc green would be better than a 3.5"? ...

So, a 2.5 wdc green would be better than a 3.5"?

Like this: WD15NPVX? I am guessing this is enough performance for recording 4 HD streams?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By metropole
Best 1TB - 2TB spindle drive for recordings

My 1TB wdc drive shows signs of failing. I am lookig for replacement advice. I am looking for a drive that does well in a ventilation challanged setup, near silent, reliable. Thiis drive is used only...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 37,061
Posted By metropole
Trying to get the right WH16NS40 as I have to buy...

Trying to get the right WH16NS40 as I have to buy a new BD drive anyhow.
Per suggestion I was looking at Amazon. However, Amazon itself doesn't stock - there are over 40 vendors. Are there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By metropole
Sow do I find a 2015 version of the WH16NS40?

Sow do I find a 2015 version of the WH16NS40?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By metropole
Isn't the WH16NS40 a writer as well? I really...

Isn't the WH16NS40 a writer as well? I really need only a reader. Granted sometimes price differences are minimal.

Regarding removing the Bezel. I have a Silverstone LC17 case that requires...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By metropole
So, it looks like the UH12NS30 is the pick? ...

So, it looks like the UH12NS30 is the pick?

BTW. I am assuming I can remove the bezel for the custom installation in my SilverStone case?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By metropole
Then I have to choose form one of those: ...

Then I have to choose form one of those:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100008609%2050001623%2050002048%20600083891

Is 4MB over 2MB cache a real advantage?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By metropole
New BlueRay Drive - what to get?

I have a HTPC from 2009. At the time I purchased a LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - OEM ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By metropole
Thanks. I just noticed they have one with...

Thanks. I just noticed they have one with threaded fitting:
http://littlite.com/products/product/p-led-series-gooseneck-lights

I don't need to detach it. This might work well. Only issue is that...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By metropole
Looking for Gooseneck Rack light

I would like to add a Gooseneck light to my rack front; e.g. for looking at discs,..
I don't have a power plug in the front, and no USB plug. Also no XLR.

I don't want to install a 1U panel with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-24-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By metropole
Goo to know. I am planning to use a new 16 port...

Goo to know. I am planning to use a new 16 port switch as my main switch connected to a firewall. I am actually replacing a GS108T. I also have the Netgear 5 port in another room.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-23-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By metropole
Netgear GSS116 switch performance - OK?

I need more room and need to replace my GS108 with a 16 port switch.

I like the form factor of the Netgear GSs116:
http://support.netgear.com/product/gss116e

Does this switch offer sufficient...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-13-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 359,758
Posted By metropole
So, the warning is pretty much a function of lamp...

So, the warning is pretty much a function of lamp hours?

I noticed that the greys aren't great. Not sure if this is real or just an imagination.
Could this be a sign of a lamp needing...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-15-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 359,758
Posted By metropole
I got for the first time a "Replace Lamp/Filter"...

I got for the first time a "Replace Lamp/Filter" message when powering on.
Is this a simple timer function or does the projector actually detect issues?
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By metropole
Doing some google searches show that some people...

Doing some google searches show that some people did run into some challenges.

Can the Xfinity app run on a appleTV? AppleTV is not much more than the ipad video adapter to try out.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-20-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By metropole
no, an ipad does not have video out. Therefore, I...

no, an ipad does not have video out. Therefore, I am thinking about using the A1422 adapter. But I am also considering a AppleTV. However, I am not sure if the Xfinity app works on AppleTV.
Also, I...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-19-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By metropole
How to play Xfinity through Ipad2 ona projecotr?

Comcast dropped xfinity support for the Xbox. Therefore, I need a new way streaming Xfinity onDemand to my display. My main setup is a WIn7 MediaCenter with XBOX extender.

I am thinking that using...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   10-03-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By metropole
I am back at the backup power for security camera...

I am back at the backup power for security camera project.

Meanwhile, I found a China vendor with a product that would fit:...
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