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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By swankster
From looking through the manuals, I would need a...

From looking through the manuals, I would need a second AV Amplifier to do what I want.

It seems that if I only wanted to use the TV speakers I would be ok without the second receiver.

The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By swankster
RX-V777BT vs. RX-A840 vs. RX-A1040 Best Choice?

Looking for recommendations on the best choice for my needs.

Will have a Cable Box, Blu-ray, AppleTV connected via HDMI.

Ideal setup would be 5.1 in the main TV room and 2-channel on an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-15-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,367
Posted By swankster
TiVo introduced a pretty slick remote today. $50...

TiVo introduced a pretty slick remote today. $50

QWERTY keyboard and backlit buttons are plusses. It is RF and IR
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By swankster
I am looking to do the same thing when the...

I am looking to do the same thing when the D54250WYK is released.

While most on this board will tell you the i5 is overkill (especially for openelec) it provides plenty of headroom for down the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By swankster
Intel NUC running Openelec would be a good option

Intel NUC running Openelec would be a good option
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-19-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By swankster
haha, agreed! Rakuten is more appropriate for...

haha, agreed! Rakuten is more appropriate for what meritline.com should be named...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-19-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By swankster
Platinum Micro via Rakuten Code is valid...

Platinum Micro via Rakuten

Code is valid for new customers only

3TB Western Digital Red 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive (WD30EFRX) [rakuten.com]

$156 - $25 off code NEW25
= $131 with...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-13-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By swankster
3TB Western Digital WD Green Internal HDD $125...

3TB Western Digital WD Green Internal HDD $125 @Newegg

+ $15 off w/ promo code HDPR72SALE15, ends 3/15

htWD Green 3TB NeweggURL]...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-13-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By swankster
SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime Three Tuner HDHR3-CC...

SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime Three Tuner HDHR3-CC $150 @Newegg
HDHomeRun PRIME HDHR3-CC...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By swankster
Amazon has the WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive for...

Amazon has the WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive for $139.99

Amazon WD Red 3 TB NAS...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-16-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By swankster
Pretty popular board for htpc builds, just...

Pretty popular board for htpc builds, just picked one up for $117 at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-294&Tpk=N82E16813157294
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-15-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By swankster
Haha, just went back and read the sales copy....

Haha, just went back and read the sales copy. That is pretty pushy huh..

Anything that sounds that good has got to be garbage...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-15-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By swankster
Really? Found it on the fatwallet website. ...

Really? Found it on the fatwallet website.

Just figured I would share...

[URL]http://www.**************/forums/hot-deals/1257188/[/URL (http:/forums/hot-deals/1257188/%5B/URL)]
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-15-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By swankster
No idea if this is any good, but it is free... ...

No idea if this is any good, but it is free...

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/aiseesoft-bd-to-mkv-copy

Aiseesoft BD to MKV Copy lets you backup your Blu-ray movies to MKV files without...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-14-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By swankster
SiliconDust is unloading ten on ebay right now...

SiliconDust is unloading ten on ebay right now for $49 + shipping. Total comes to $57.

They say used, but who cares.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-13-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By swankster
Great for OTA though. I am thinking of pairing...

Great for OTA though. I am thinking of pairing one with a Mohu Leaf.

Will probably hold out until April to see what the new line of HDHomerun has in store..
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-13-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By swankster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227915

Usually $150, now $120. Newegg Shell Shocker
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By swankster
Alright guys, have been going through a few...

Alright guys, have been going through a few iterations and the more thought I put into the build the more complicated it has become...

HTPC is going to be visible, needs to be quiet and also be a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-03-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By swankster
Thanks for all the help guys. Reason for...

Thanks for all the help guys.

Reason for the more powerful CPU was for running showanalyzer to skip commercials and also hook up a few Ceton Echo Extenders.

Aclos3 - noted on Windows 7. I will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-02-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By swankster
Long time stalker of the forum. After years on...

Long time stalker of the forum. After years on the sideline I am finally jumping in to build a WMC HTPC running a Ceton card.

Please take a look at what I have put together and let me know if I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-09-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 666,248
Posted By swankster
rageagtm, I also have the "scenes with a lot of...

rageagtm, I also have the "scenes with a lot of busy dots all over the place" Although they do not appear all of the time. As far as I can tell they usually appear in low-light scenes. I also have...
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