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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 414
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Posted By fcsmith
I currently have Sling TV, but am thinking about...

I currently have Sling TV, but am thinking about switching to Vue. From what I understand, I'd be able to watch at home using a PS3, and at the same, my daughter whose away at school would be able...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-09-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By fcsmith
You should be able to use that router as a...

You should be able to use that router as a wireless access point. You'll need to disable DHCP on it, and I would use a different wireless network name (SSID) on it than what is used on your main...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-09-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By fcsmith
I would definitely make use of the Cat6 runs. ...

I would definitely make use of the Cat6 runs. You could join the two runs together as you said, or you could put a wireless access point in the second room on the third floor where the two runs...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-27-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 31,027
Posted By fcsmith
Just curious - why do you say it should be less...

Just curious - why do you say it should be less than $2k? The most similar existing set is probably the Samsung 65JS9500, which retails for around $4500 (though some have reported getting it for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-25-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 140,551
Posted By fcsmith
Here's the D55U-D1 on Brandsmart's site. The...

Here's the D55U-D1 on Brandsmart's site. The page has full specs on it, but there's currently no way to verify the accuracy of course. The page claims full array backlighting, but only 12 zones.
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-09-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By fcsmith
I have premium so that my kids can use it. I...

I have premium so that my kids can use it. I guess I'm doing it wrong;).
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-06-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,568
Views: 151,464
Posted By fcsmith
Minor point, but I'm surprised that they didn't...

Minor point, but I'm surprised that they didn't go to gigabit Ethernet like their competitors.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,216
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Posted By fcsmith
Is the Shield capable of outputting 1080i? I'm...

Is the Shield capable of outputting 1080i? I'm looking for a device that I can use for Sling TV with my 1080i TV until I upgrade to a 4K TV in that room. The TV will accept 720p, but downscales it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,607
Posted By fcsmith
Unless Comcast does things very differently than...

Unless Comcast does things very differently than my carrier (TWC), I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a single cable coming into your home that then goes through a splitter to feed the locations...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,607
Posted By fcsmith
Okay, so the place where your cable modem is...

Okay, so the place where your cable modem is hooked up is not actually the point of entry. Do you know where the main cable comes into your house? If you have a basement it's likely there. It...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,607
Posted By fcsmith
The splitter that came with the Actiontec will be...

The splitter that came with the Actiontec will be fine. A POE (point of entry) filter like this would work:
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,607
Posted By fcsmith
I would install a POE filter since the splitter...

I would install a POE filter since the splitter in front of the cable modem provides a path out of your house for the network traffic that runs over your coax cables. Also, make sure the splitter is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-23-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,581
Posted By fcsmith
The Showtime streaming service will be available...

The Showtime streaming service will be available as an add-on to Hulu Plus for an additional $8.99/mo. Pretty sweet deal IMO.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By fcsmith
I thought the latest versions of the ECB3500T01...

I thought the latest versions of the ECB3500T01 had GigE ports? At least it's listed that way on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/ACTIONTEC-Theater-Network-Adapter-ECB3500T01/dp/B00CZ6WC3A
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-04-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,499
Posted By fcsmith
Yep, my original post could have been a lot...

Yep, my original post could have been a lot clearer.

Anyway, I just noticed that AMC has gone live in the Sling app, so that's good news. I checked on the AMC site and Sling subscribers can't...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,499
Posted By fcsmith
What exactly is it that you're confused about? ...

What exactly is it that you're confused about? I'm talking about being able to watch back episodes on the AMC website. They (AMC) allow subscribers of many TV service providers to do that when they...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,499
Posted By fcsmith
"TV service provider" would have been a better...

"TV service provider" would have been a better term. Since Sling is how I'll be able to watch AMC (when it goes live), they would be considered my service provider. In order to watch all but a few...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,499
Posted By fcsmith
I've searched around and can't find even an...

I've searched around and can't find even an estimate. Another question is whether Sling TV users will be able to watch back episodes online (you have to link to your TV provider to get full access).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By fcsmith
You could save a little by going with the H97...

You could save a little by going with the H97 instead of the Z97 motherboard. The main difference between them (AFAIK) is the ability to overclock with the Z97, and the i5-4590S (or i5-4590) can't...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 275,250
Posted By fcsmith
Looks like MCEBuddy ...

Looks like MCEBuddy (https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/)will do that. Was that it?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 275,250
Posted By fcsmith
What's the app you're referring to? Thanks.

What's the app you're referring to? Thanks.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-23-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By fcsmith
Here's the list of approved modems for TWC: ...

Here's the list of approved modems for TWC:

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/support/internet/topics/buy-your-modem.html

If you want one that supports 300Mbps then you're limited to the ARRIS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By fcsmith
It seems like streaming from the HTPC to a device...

It seems like streaming from the HTPC to a device in the TV room would be easier (and a couple of ways to do that are mentioned above). Is there some reason that won't work?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,959
Views: 973,458
Posted By fcsmith
Thanks. I noticed that the device supports MOCA,...

Thanks. I noticed that the device supports MOCA, which would be useful, as I use MOCA for my home network. Hopefully they don't disable it in the device somehow.

Another question. I currently...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8,959
Views: 973,458
Posted By fcsmith
I'm considering signing up for TWC's TV, phone...

I'm considering signing up for TWC's TV, phone and Internet package, and am thinking about how I'll set up my home network. Can anyone tell me what device (make and model) TWC deploys when you have...
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