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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,660
Posted By Jay M
Not my HTPC, but my server that I built in...

Not my HTPC, but my server that I built in November 2008. It has a few more drives now, but nothing else has changed.

Corsiar CMPSU-450VX PSU
Asus M3A78 PRO AMD 780g chipset MB
Athlon X2 4850e...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,176
Posted By Jay M
I just remembered, I have pictures: One...

I just remembered, I have pictures:

One important detail- the shelf that the PC is sitting on is flush against the back wall, and there is about an inch between the front edge of the shelf ad the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,176
Posted By Jay M
There are some great ideas here. I'll go ahead...

There are some great ideas here. I'll go ahead and add mine.

I don't think all these products existed when I needed them, but my solution works well.

I used the quietest 120mm PC fan I could...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-28-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by Redmist...

Quote:Originally Posted by Redmist http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21010470)

Yes, and if your AV receiver has HDMI, you can play games in 7.1...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-26-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by Kalani...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kalani http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21003839)

Does the Sonos need for every single module to be hard-wired to your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Thanks MrBobb, I updated the image to reflect...

Thanks MrBobb, I updated the image to reflect the wired connection to the internet which comes through the U-Verse router.

The Sonos uses the Wifi spectrum for its controllers, so it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-26-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
I'm not an engineer, so please forgive the messy...

I'm not an engineer, so please forgive the messy diagram.

I have some old home made CAT5 cable that I plan to replace this week. This diagram is what I'm proposing.

I plan to take it all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-24-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by video321...

Quote:Originally Posted by video321 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20991931)

Don't take this the wrong way and I will help you out the best I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Thanks, this is all very helpful. I still don't...

Thanks, this is all very helpful. I still don't know if I have one mistake, or just a handful of things that are bad. But you guys are really helping me think through the system.

Ethernet is so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by Kalani...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kalani http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20990682)

Gack, if that's the case, I sure hope he's got the Sonos set to a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by pavlov70...

Quote:Originally Posted by pavlov70 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20990336)

I don't have a Sonos system but it's my understanding that you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by Kalani...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kalani http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20990328)

Focus on the wired PC first. Disconnect everything else from the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
The problems I am having are intermittent. Some...

The problems I am having are intermittent. Some web pages take way too long to load, and can't stream a DVD to one of the PCs over gigabit, but can almost stream it over wifi.

Internet is now...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
Quote:Originally Posted by dragon20...

Quote:Originally Posted by dragon20 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20987058)

Jay, What is the speed of your internet router and internet...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
I'll try to do that. I suspect that I might be...

I'll try to do that. I suspect that I might be daisy chaining too many devices.

thanks,
~Jay
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Jay M
With computers and networking I know just enough...

With computers and networking I know just enough to be dangerous.

the Problem:
-Some PCs are really slow, especially the internet.
-some devices don't connect reliably.

the stuff:
Living...
Forum: CE Pro & Electronic House Articles   09-12-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,015
Posted By Jay M
This would be a great box if my cable company...

This would be a great box if my cable company didn't use SDV. SDV really ruins the Tivo because the tuning adapter won't let it record suggestions, and frequently the adapter takes a few tries...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,225
Posted By Jay M
I keep a duplicate set of disks in the house....

I keep a duplicate set of disks in the house. Last week a 2TB disk failed and I only need to replace it with the back up disk and I was up and running again. A new disk arrived from Amazon 2 days...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Jay M
Any thoughts at all? Is it still as difficult as...

Any thoughts at all? Is it still as difficult as it was 2 years ago?

thanks,
~Jay
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Jay M
I have not been here for a while so I'm pretty...

I have not been here for a while so I'm pretty much out of the loop.

A few years ago I just gave up on digital audio over HDMI form my HTPC. Analog works well enough.

In 2011 can I do this:
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 337,085
Posted By Jay M
I've been off the forum for a while... just...

I've been off the forum for a while... just watching movies and making due to analog audio. Ther other night we watched Slumdog Millionaire again and I know that movies offers more than my analog...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,795
Posted By Jay M
CPU, case, and PSU fans are all very quiet now....

CPU, case, and PSU fans are all very quiet now. Modern graphics cards get really hot so you need good case ventilation when you use a passively cooled GPU. Even the chipsets on a modern MB run hot....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 413,857
Posted By Jay M
I decided to go ahead and buy TMT3. It appears...

I decided to go ahead and buy TMT3. It appears to work, but I couldn't get MyMovies to launch the software, I just get a solid blue screen for a few moments, and then it goes back to MyMovies.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,255
Posted By Jay M
After doing a quick search, it seems that I...

After doing a quick search, it seems that I might just have the best drive. I looked up my old receipt from December 2007 and I had paid $309!! The cost of being an early adopter is just plain silly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,255
Posted By Jay M
The LG H20L is the drive I am having problems...

The LG H20L is the drive I am having problems with.

Maybe I'll look into Lite-On or Pioneer.

thanks,
~Jay
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