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Forum: Speakers   03-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 32,908
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: 930
Views: 49,843
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: 95,243
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: 234
Views: 59,500
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: 1,208
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: 1,208
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: 623
Views: 80,699
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: 1,132
Views: 169,989
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: 95,243
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: 95,243
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: 95,243
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: 95,243
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...
Forum: Speakers   06-14-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21,709
Views: 944,724
Posted By amheck
The JTR forum has some pics of the finishes, I...

The JTR forum has some pics of the finishes, I believe. At least they used to.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 95,243
Posted By amheck
Let me know what you think of the Android...

Let me know what you think of the Android device. I read up on the Pivos a bit and most seem to think the Linux version of XMBC runs ok, but the Android version isn't all that quick. And you have to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-11-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By amheck
Back in the day, I would have had no problem...

Back in the day, I would have had no problem laying out the money for a nice NAS. Kids are getting older and seem to be watching their movies less and less and spend more time on Netflix and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,818
Posted By amheck
I don't have any first hand experience with...

I don't have any first hand experience with this, so FWIW.....

I assume you are talking about the Roku with Plex. I read that t has problems with multiple VOB files. Many have gotten around this...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-10-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By amheck
Mainly due to cost, I think. I hear good things...

Mainly due to cost, I think. I hear good things about the Synology products, but the cheapest 4 bay model was around $400, IIRC. I figured since I have the drives and the extra PC already, the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-10-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 95,243
Posted By amheck
Thanks for the thoughts. I did try the PopBox...

Thanks for the thoughts. I did try the PopBox and Boxee several years ago, but ended up returning both.

I'd like ot think that XBMC may eventually get into a Roku private channel, but perhaps...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-10-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 95,243
Posted By amheck
I've been looking for a solution to put in a few...

I've been looking for a solution to put in a few rooms at our house. While I've never tried the Roku, it seems like it has most of what we want, except the local content. Yes, I've read about Plex...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-10-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By amheck
Hi guys, I have all of my media on an HP...

Hi guys,

I have all of my media on an HP MediaSMart server. Currently, I can still access the data on the drives via the folders, but the hardware light on the server is on. Additionally, I can't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-07-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By amheck
Hi guys, I have all of my media on a HP...

Hi guys,

I have all of my media on a HP MediaSMart server. Currently, I can still access the data on the drives via the folders, but the hardware light on the server is on. Additionally, I can't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 550
Posted By amheck
Funny, OP, I've wondered the same thing for...

Funny, OP, I've wondered the same thing for years.
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,081
Posted By amheck
I've been looking into this a bit lately. I...

I've been looking into this a bit lately.

I originally came across the Honeywell Lynx 5100 and 2Gig alarm systems. I think they are pretty simplistic and will get someone going pretty quickly....
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21,709
Views: 944,724
Posted By amheck
that's exactly what my wife would say, too.

that's exactly what my wife would say, too.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,500
Posted By amheck
hey guys, will this unit play VOB DVD rips from...

hey guys, will this unit play VOB DVD rips from my WHS box, or will I need a PC running Plex to do that?
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