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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-16-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ScottS
I also suggest that you use NAS-ready hard disks,...

I also suggest that you use NAS-ready hard disks, not regular desktop drives. The NAS versions have additional error handling capability to ensure they handle failures properly in a NAS/RAID...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2017, 08:44 AM
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Views: 30,329
Posted By ScottS
I'm curious... Has anyone tried one of these...

I'm curious... Has anyone tried one of these "water filters" that were designed for trapping drywall dust:...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-26-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,941
Posted By ScottS
Samsung 64H5000 6879 hours. No burn-in or IR. No...

Samsung 64H5000 6879 hours. No burn-in or IR. No problems so far -- knock on wood. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-26-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By ScottS
Their FAQ section says they expect a 150' roll to...

Their FAQ section says they expect a 150' roll to sell for $10 to $15. That's supposed to be enough tape to cover 1 1/2 sheets of plywood.

Definitely a great idea. Although I don't see it on...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-24-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,644
Posted By ScottS
It's just a matter of time before a screen isn't...

It's just a matter of time before a screen isn't needed at all. Eventually, a tech that projects an image directly onto your retina (or at least onto regular glasses) will be perfected. Then you can...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-04-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,770
Posted By ScottS
Did anyone buy this machine? If so, any comments?

Did anyone buy this machine? If so, any comments?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,661
Posted By ScottS
Regardless of the pros, cons, pricing, etc. of...

Regardless of the pros, cons, pricing, etc. of the TX-65CZ950, the mere fact the Panasonic is producing this TV and getting into the OLED business bodes well for OLED! :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By ScottS
http://zalytron.com/

http://zalytron.com/
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
Thanks Ronny. I agree that the active crossover...

Thanks Ronny. I agree that the active crossover has more potential. And given the cost of quality caps and coils, it might actually be cheaper as well -- especially if large caps or coils are needed....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
Thanks for the link. Of course, someone has...

Thanks for the link.

Of course, someone has done it. There are commercial designs available. But I was hoping someone on this forum might respond to my thread with personal experience. If you...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
Hmmm... I thought that was exactly what I asked!...

Hmmm... I thought that was exactly what I asked! :rolleyes:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
Thanks for the response. As for overall...

Thanks for the response. As for overall knowledge, I have a masters in EE so I know more about analog design than most and have done design work with FFT's in the frequency domain.

But I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
But that's the point. There's a lot involved in...

But that's the point. There's a lot involved in doing anything more than mediocre speaker design with a passive crossover. Very few, and I mean very few, people have the skills to start a design from...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
The whole process. Creating a modified ZRT as...

The whole process. Creating a modified ZRT as described.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-05-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
What was actually on my mind was... It would be...

What was actually on my mind was... It would be great if there was a miniDSP with 3 amplifiers. Obviously, they wouldn't need to be of the same power, but let's say you could get 300W, 100W and 50W. ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-04-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By ScottS
Question Full range speaker design using a passive crossover vs MiniDSP

All,

I'm intrigued with trying a speaker design using one of the miniDSP plates with a built-in miniDSP and two-channel ICEPower amp. You can see one flavor here:...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   06-28-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 74,399
Posted By ScottS
Along these lines.... I wonder if the problem is...

Along these lines.... I wonder if the problem is optical -- and not really related to the OLED tech itself. If you look west after the sun has set below the horizon, there is still plenty of light in...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-10-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 8,905
Posted By ScottS
People's taste in the last 10 years or so has...

People's taste in the last 10 years or so has turned to (what I would call) Science Fantasy. If that's your cup of tea, you'll be sorely disappointed. But if you like hard core Science Fiction and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,904
Posted By ScottS
I would ask the installer how much he charges for...

I would ask the installer how much he charges for an upgrade to Cat 6a cable and Cat 6 connectors (unshielded). With that you'll definitely be good for 10 GbE when that becomes more popular several...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By ScottS
Or drywall mud.

Or drywall mud.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-02-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By ScottS
I shut off the other PCs on my network. But who...

I shut off the other PCs on my network. But who knows what my Asus router might be doing.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-02-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By ScottS
Smile I found the specific culprit in my case: A newer...

I found the specific culprit in my case: A newer option named "Wake on pattern match" on my Realtek PCI GBE Ethernet controller.

I was able to leave the settings on the Power Management tab of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By ScottS
BTW, my apologies for thread-jacking. I was...

BTW, my apologies for thread-jacking. I was hoping I could add something useful!:)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By ScottS
I've done some more research and see that 5...

I've done some more research and see that 5 seconds before the "Wake Source" event I mentioned above I am seeing this message:

The system time has changed to ‎2015‎-‎04‎-‎30T17:46:33.500000000Z...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By ScottS
Hmmmm.... Interesting. I have the same...

Hmmmm.... Interesting.


I have the same problem with my desktop PC and I gave up trying to fix it. I also have WMC installed. As I check my System log for events, I see the culprit as:

Wake...
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