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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hi, I'm wondering how often I should power...

Hi,

I'm wondering how often I should power down my NAS units to clean out the accumulated dust. I can buy those compressed air duster cans by the case and what do peeps think....2 months? a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-09-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Brian Hampton
I got a 2GB version of GTX750. (Not even Ti)......

I got a 2GB version of GTX750. (Not even Ti)... It just happened to be at arms reach and I didn't put much thought into it.. I think it was on sale.

Anyway,... I bet you can find those cheap being...
Forum: CRT Projectors   02-09-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Brian Hampton
Maybe I should go back to it. I had several...

Maybe I should go back to it.

I had several CRT FP's and it was the amazing.

I'm completely thrilled with my current setup now though. I don't even know how 3D is done on CRTs... I used to have...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-08-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 246,882
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hi, I haven't calibrated in so long but I'm...

Hi,

I haven't calibrated in so long but I'm thrilled about the updates to the first post of this thread.

I'm making a calibration for my i1d3 using my i1pro (spectro) and my understanding is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-07-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hello again, Been thinking and reading more...

Hello again,

Been thinking and reading more about these optimizations.

It's true that if you read optimization guides some of the tips seem to do more harm than good.

For me, turning off...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Brian Hampton
I have no use for swap file or disc indexing. ...

I have no use for swap file or disc indexing.

Disc indexing is for quick search of files like for peeps that use MS Word all day and want to open files... I don't do that. My media server opens...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Brian Hampton
I use remote instead of keyboard. I use roomie...

I use remote instead of keyboard. I use roomie remote which is on iOS and does let you use an on screen keyboard for some things.

I personally don't do Netflix but if I did I would use my Roku I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Brian Hampton
A few more tweaks I remembered are turning off...

A few more tweaks I remembered are turning off remote access and turning off the option to fetch and supply windows updates to other PCs on the network.

I was surprised to learn there is a "for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 150,627
Posted By Brian Hampton
Well ... it doesn't... but the best compression...

Well ... it doesn't... but the best compression in this case is no compression. It's actually the one that results in the highest quality.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By Brian Hampton
Apparently Madvr only supports the direct rips...

Apparently Madvr only supports the direct rips that MakeMKV makes. Which is frame packed 3D. This is good for me because SBS or T&B would result in lower quality.

This 3D support is very recent...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By Brian Hampton
With the recent addition of 3D, JRiver with built...

With the recent addition of 3D, JRiver with built in Madvr is my paradise.

My Htpc does everything I was hoping including using a 3DLUT file to tune my projector picture to perfection.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 33,000
Posted By Brian Hampton
OK, I use Jriver and they added various TV...

OK,

I use Jriver and they added various TV stuff to try to replace the WMC for Windows 10 users.

I have never had cable TV so I'm out of that loop.

(Though a neighbor who has cable and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 150,627
Posted By Brian Hampton
I bought Makemkv. I think optimal settings...

I bought Makemkv.

I think optimal settings for handbrake start with uninstall
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 33,000
Posted By Brian Hampton
I thought this thread was going to be about...

I thought this thread was going to be about Windows 10.

I've never heard of cable card. But anyways good luck to its users.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-05-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Brian Hampton
Windows 10 Settings for Dedicated Media PC

Hi,

I have a dedicated computer as part of my HT for media playback now and wanted to share tips for setting up or optimizing windows 10.

I know there are guides. And these ideas mostly come...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,032
Posted By Brian Hampton
The video was great.

The video was great.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-23-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 11,481
Posted By Brian Hampton
Have you contacted the Kaliedescape people about...

Have you contacted the Kaliedescape people about it?

I mean, it sounds like the Yamaha is the problem but I bet the people at Kaliedescape wouldn't want you having trouble if you took delivery...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Brian Hampton
Actually I don't know since I never did that. I...

Actually I don't know since I never did that. I know you can have it run PowerDVD for example and get the full menus that way.

I think most people just use it to play back files though... I do...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Brian Hampton
MKV from MakeMKV. (So far that's the only...

MKV from MakeMKV.

(So far that's the only format MadVR supports for 3D. lucky for me it's the only format I use.)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Brian Hampton
My Jriver Media Center is a lot like Kaliedescape just a lot better and stuff

Hi,

I've been using Jriver for a while as a media center on a dedicated home theater PC. Some reviewers compare Jriver to Kaliedescape and I think the notion is valid. Except for Jriver is way...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-15-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 188,408
Posted By Brian Hampton
Wait what? I wouldn't have more confidence after...

Wait what? I wouldn't have more confidence after going up from the $5k mark with projectors.

I guess that's not true currently for 4K setups or pjs designed for very large venues but I have loved...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-13-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 188,408
Posted By Brian Hampton
This is interesting. I use Jriver (not kodi...

This is interesting. I use Jriver (not kodi anymore) and got the 3D working using a custom script to launch Stereoscopic Player. (I also needed the Nvidia 3DPLay software.)

I wouldn't really mind...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-28-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By Brian Hampton
Good news. I had the whole collection on...

Good news.


I had the whole collection on CD and then replaced the (Capitol) CDs with remasters.

Have had the whole kit losslessly in iTunes and Jriver for longer than I can remember.

But...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-07-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Brian Hampton
Thanks. I came back to delete the thread...

Thanks. I came back to delete the thread yesterday but I guess that's not a forum option anymore.

The gizmo is simple also so there's not much to figure out. If I had to guess why it was...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-06-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Brian Hampton
Found a Roku Streaming Stick in Recycle Bin

Hey,

Today I found a Roku Streaming stick complete with remote in a electronics recycle bin
Anyone want to offer up some tips and knowledge for usage ?

I setup my vudu, Amazon prime streaming...
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