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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 243,717
Posted By amheck
hey guys, is the x2100 a good deal at $399 now? ...

hey guys, is the x2100 a good deal at $399 now? Will they possibly drop further when the 2015 come out?

I have a 4-5 year old Pio Elite AVR and I think I'd like to upgrade with something with...
Forum: Speakers   06-17-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By amheck
hey guys, again, thank you. Just a reminder that...

hey guys, again, thank you. Just a reminder that this is our living room, so I'm not sure I want to go to a PA looking speaker. Not only would the wife probably not dig them, but I might want to...
Forum: Speakers   06-17-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By amheck
thanks. I wasn't aware that Reaction made...

thanks. I wasn't aware that Reaction made speakers.

I do dig the looks of those Elusive/Intrusive kits at DIYSoundGroup. May be able to handle the build, but it would be ensuring I got a nice...
Forum: Speakers   06-17-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By amheck
Poor man's JTR's for movies/games?

I've been following the JTR thread for a long while and have lusted after them, but in all reality, I'm more on the $400-$500/speaker budget. I use my system primarily for HT and games with just a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-06-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By amheck
Chromebox and a media player?

Hey guys, here like most of you, looking for my ideal player. For me, this would include something fairly easy, that the family can just push the power switch on and operate fairly easily from the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By amheck
help choosing RAID for new QNAP TS-451

Hi everyone,

I currently have a HP MediaSmartServer and just jumped on a deal for a QNAP TS-451.

With the HP, I liked the idea of duplication and the ability to chose which folders to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11,363
Views: 833,495
Posted By amheck
I think I'd be pretty happy for around $400 OTD...

I think I'd be pretty happy for around $400 OTD on a x2000. Man, that Crutchfield deal at $299 was pretty great. I'm keeping my eye out on the BB Open/Box page, but I think I'm going to have to end...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11,363
Views: 833,495
Posted By amheck
thanks - Best buy the best bet?

thanks - Best buy the best bet?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11,363
Views: 833,495
Posted By amheck
Are there still any deals out there for the...

Are there still any deals out there for the x2000? Would prefer to buy new over refurb, so I figured I'd ask here first. Its getting tough to find the x2000 new.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By amheck
thanks for the tip on the app. Will go check it...

thanks for the tip on the app. Will go check it out now.

As far as air play is concerned - if I have Google Music on my iPad, will that stream via AirPlay? Or can you only stream Apple-approved...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By amheck
I guess I'm talking to myself..... Is the...

I guess I'm talking to myself.....

Is the x2000 still available new? For a good price?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By amheck
Found the Denon x2000 for ~349 refurb. and the...

Found the Denon x2000 for ~349 refurb.
and the Yamaha 675 for $399 new at Amazon.

I see some AVR's offer BlueTooth. What exactly is that used for? Would that help me with streaming Google...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By amheck
Lower end AVR recommendation - smartphone control and streaming

Hi all,

I currently have a Pioneer SC-05 and would like to update it for something a bit newer. I think, at this time, I'm going to stick to something lower end, and then upgrade in a couple of...
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 67,489
Posted By amheck
There doesn't seem to be much discussion on the...

There doesn't seem to be much discussion on the Theater Ten's. Is there another thread for those (that I can't seem to find) or is this the right place?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-03-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 168,798
Posted By amheck
Is there any pics of the turbo 212 with the...

Is there any pics of the turbo 212 with the grills? Am I missing it on the website?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 112,718
Posted By amheck
Thanks for the link to the QNAP's. Those are...

Thanks for the link to the QNAP's. Those are pretty nice, but seem pricey for the nicer models with more horsepower.

I was considering a nice Synology and maybe a mac mini as a plex client/server...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-14-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 62,475
Posted By amheck
I saw mention that there's a new XIOS coming...

I saw mention that there's a new XIOS coming out. when is that suppose to be and how do we know the difference between the new one and the old one? They'll both be called XIOS?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By amheck
Mark, thanks for the thoughts. Been doing...

Mark, thanks for the thoughts.

Been doing some more reading and I might be interested in a cheaper Synology NAS and then a Mac mini or Intel NUC for a Plex server/client that sits hooked up to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-24-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By amheck
Hi all, I currently have a HP MediaSmart server...

Hi all, I currently have a HP MediaSmart server which I'm having some trouble with. I think I need to start looking for a replacement and I'm having some trouble digesting all of this. I hope this...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-24-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 105,219
Posted By amheck
If you guys had to guess, will we see the...

If you guys had to guess, will we see the Chromecast be able to stream local content before too long?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-30-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 225,368
Posted By amheck
With the NXG being rear ported, would that be an...

With the NXG being rear ported, would that be an issue throwing that into a corner fairly close up to a wall?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 112,718
Posted By amheck
I'll have to check those out. What's the...

I'll have to check those out.

What's the cheapest way to get into a decent plex server? Maybe a Dell i3 slim PC from the outlet for $300-$400?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 112,718
Posted By amheck
Sounds like most solutions require Plex Media...

Sounds like most solutions require Plex Media server. I guess I need to look into getting a desktop for those duties.

Hoping not to start a huge war, what would be the benefits to going with a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 112,718
Posted By amheck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DanPackMan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476628/my-ideal-streamer-roku-xbmc-does-this-exist#post_23577938)


For all my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 112,718
Posted By amheck
Yeah, I tried the HTPC thing too and it was just...

Yeah, I tried the HTPC thing too and it was just too much work. I used to enjoy building PC's. Now with work, family and everything else, I just want something I can turn on and have everyone be...
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