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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2017, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Dark_Slayer
SPMC has had surface rendering for quite some...

SPMC has had surface rendering for quite some time, haven't heard anything about Kodi adding it properly for the shield. SPMC also adds recommendations to the front page and allows for Android voice...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-25-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Dark_Slayer
They don't just lack a desktop manager like...

They don't just lack a desktop manager like gnome, kde, etc ... they lack any window manager, even x. There is nothing to configure for any normal user. I've used SSH a ton for android and linux, so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2017, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Dark_Slayer
There is a precaution here that I hope you...

There is a precaution here that I hope you understand

If you just share a BD-ROM on your network, and you pop a normal Blu-Ray in there it won't play normally on anything including SPMC or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 47,753
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Sadly even from this forum at times, when voices...

Sadly even from this forum at times, when voices of reason aren't around
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 412
Posted By Dark_Slayer
All this case pr0n is making me want to build...

All this case pr0n is making me want to build something, really nice looking and the wall mount would be pretty sick in my office


Does the case come with that pump mount or is it an option from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Sync playback to display was a resampling option...

Sync playback to display was a resampling option for keeping audio timed with video where the video would either drop frames, duplicate, or so on if it found it was off by a frame from the audio...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-13-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,115
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Posted By Dark_Slayer
Google music and Google photos is certainly the...

Google music and Google photos is certainly the easiest, both work on iOS with cast built-in
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,115
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Posted By Dark_Slayer
From purely a streaming standpoint all shields...

From purely a streaming standpoint all shields are equivalent, and yes they are indeed great streamers. From the steam only standpoint the Roku and Fires do very well, but the interface isn't as good...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Well, seems like it. You just don't have any...

Well, seems like it. You just don't have any control over the switching if your APs are not in that "sweetspot" whether your device is linux, windows, apple, or android. You can force it around, but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dark_Slayer
In addition to what I said above there is also...

In addition to what I said above there is also this
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-12-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dark_Slayer
See the paradox there :p when addressing first...

See the paradox there :p when addressing first world problems, gotta have first world solutions. I can't be bothered to painstakingly open my device settings and manually switch APs :eek: That chart...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 166,446
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Gaming is not a concern at all for the majority...

Gaming is not a concern at all for the majority of shield fans in the HTPC crowd

Android TVs benefit over the Android boxes were mentioned above ... A launcher won't fix these either ... On screen...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Fair enough. From some trivial searches through...

Fair enough. From some trivial searches through the deep dark muck it looks like no other releases claimed to contain Atmos prior to the one claiming to be the rip. I would still wonder if anyone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Don't know about that. Tons of BDs out there with...

Don't know about that. Tons of BDs out there with Atmos tracks, which makemkv extracts just fine. I'd have to go get the one in question to believe the track isn't available on the regular BD ......
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Ha, missed that whole conversation, but the...

Ha, missed that whole conversation, but the evidence was more than lacking. Just for science, there has long been some sort of Google Play workaround that let people capture 4k video. That just gets...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I have a very solid router, always have. I have a...

I have a very solid router, always have. I have a lot bigger house now than my old apt. The single solid wifi spot just doesn't cut the mustard for throughput in various locations. I used to care...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Has anyone heard more of Eero, Google Wifi, or...

Has anyone heard more of Eero, Google Wifi, or Plume?

All stand to make more consumer priced options in the Mesh wifi space. Google Wifi seemed like a great contender, but given their history with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Dark_Slayer
You already have Plex server that you will...

You already have Plex server that you will continue to use. I would throw a PVR backend on that if you have any interest in it, or if you go the shield route you can use the HDHomerun DVR on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 166,446
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Kodi has handled encrypted content for a long...

Kodi has handled encrypted content for a long time, before it was named Kodi
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 166,446
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I've tried to lead many to Kodi over the years...

I've tried to lead many to Kodi over the years for the ease of setup and cost benefit of flexibility between OpenELEC, RPi, Android, etc. "Difficult to setup" is a common theme, but an explanation of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Dark_Slayer
The WMC in W10 hack from thegreenbutton was never...

The WMC in W10 hack from thegreenbutton was never really stable. W10 updates break it, you have to have W10 pro and set an admin rule policy to get it to ignore updates. It also never consistently...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 166,446
Posted By Dark_Slayer
IIRC Manuel at the nvidia forums says there is no...

IIRC Manuel at the nvidia forums says there is no difference in the pro model between years
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Yep for quite sometime now the CPU has been very...

Yep for quite sometime now the CPU has been very little to no effect on idle power draw. Very consistent across the board given that Intel specs the PCH, and CPU usage sticks around at very low idle...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 560
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Yeah, I was just speculating on the future for...

Yeah, I was just speculating on the future for cable. Currently it's still common/necessary to run coax, especially if you are looking at selling

UVerse already had the wireless "extender" box...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-02-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 166,446
Posted By Dark_Slayer
spmc

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