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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,619
Posted By mungee
Here is a link to my 35 run Cat 6 set up. I had...

Here is a link to my 35 run Cat 6 set up. I had posted this on the HTPC forum for inputs and this is what I ended up doing.

Link...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-13-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,566
Posted By mungee
Stand alone Blu-Ray player will be cheaper and...

Stand alone Blu-Ray player will be cheaper and far more reliable than a BD-ROM + BD software based system.

That said, I have been running BD-ROM + BD Software based system for years.

Even to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19,411
Views: 1,224,696
Posted By mungee
This movie has been part of my HT evolution over...

This movie has been part of my HT evolution over the past decade or so. I have gone through five subs...two houses and two kids with this movie.

While I like the "Darla scene" a lot I think the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,044
Posted By mungee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by blueiedgod http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526733/hdmi-solution-from-cat5e-cable#post_24595977)

...10Gig equipment is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mungee
HTPCs are meant to aesthetically blend into your...

HTPCs are meant to aesthetically blend into your HT environment.

It depends on your individual taste.

I personally like monolith cases like Fractal Design R3. Very minimalist.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By mungee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HMenke http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526967/htpc-im-ready-to-move-on#post_24601470)

.......Sounds like a lot of you have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By mungee
i3-2100 has the Intel® HD Graphics 2000. ...

i3-2100 has the Intel® HD Graphics 2000.

The drop down menu has "Windows 8.1 64-bit" at the very bottom.


Hope this direct link...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By mungee
This is definitely a driver issue. The Microsoft...

This is definitely a driver issue. The Microsoft Standard Display drivers and some version of the Intel Driver work flawless on WIn7.

Available Drivers for Intel HD Graphics 2500 supporting Win...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By mungee
Nope, it does not work. I have done 4...

Nope, it does not work.

I have done 4 installs (3 of them clean) and it does not work.

The only way it works is with the "Microsoft Basic Display Driver" which defeats the whole purpose of an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By mungee
I am completely lost on this issue. I have...

I am completely lost on this issue.

I have a i3470 ITX box as my HTPC. This has Intel HD Graphics 2500.

When I built this machine I ran Win7x64 Ultimate (30 day trial version) and it ran fine...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   02-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,390
Posted By mungee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by soobaerodude http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1512221/can-anyone-suggest-a-good-place-to-purchase-a-warranty#post_24358630)

You...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   02-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,390
Posted By mungee
I bought the 2 year Geek squad plan with my...

I bought the 2 year Geek squad plan with my 60ZT60 and then read up on the Costco-Squaretrade plan 3 Years (For TVs Over $1,000) - Item# 575686 for $99.00

You can return the Geek Squad plan for a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   01-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 147,624
Posted By mungee
I bought a 60ZT60 from BB over a week ago. ...

I bought a 60ZT60 from BB over a week ago.

I got the 2 year GeekSquad plan rather than the 5 year.

What I was told verbally was thatQuote:If your TV is beyond repair and there is no comparable...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   01-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 147,624
Posted By mungee
Sorry, but how do you find the hours on a panel?

Sorry, but how do you find the hours on a panel?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   01-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 147,624
Posted By mungee
What is a good price (or fair price) for a...

What is a good price (or fair price) for a "Floor Model" or an "Open Item" for the P60ZT60?

(would 10% of current 'brand new in box" BNIB (with full mfg warranty) be considered good? Or would 15%...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By mungee
I am trying to figure out what my options are...

I am trying to figure out what my options are and could use your insights.

What I have:
1) NAS (with tons of ISOs and MKVs)
2) Whole home gigabit network
3) TV(s) with HDMI

What I need:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By mungee
Folks i just wanted to update you about the...

Folks i just wanted to update you about the progress of the Whole House Cat 6 network install.

I took the advice of folks on AVS and terminated the home run into a central closet in the basement....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,749
Posted By mungee
I think this is a great and timely topic and...

I think this is a great and timely topic and warrants a bit of soul searching.

If you think about it, buying a mid-high end sub is one of the best examples of empty capitalism (along with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By mungee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bryansj http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480664/whole-house-cat-6-network-for-htpc-application#post_23509601)


The problem...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By mungee
There is a significant difference in price...

There is a significant difference in price (almost 2x) between Cat 6 and Cat 6a and the hardware (jacks) seem to be different too.

The garage is subject to both the heat&humidity and bitter cold...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By mungee
Why Cat 6 over 5e? Cat 6 was about $20 more...

Why Cat 6 over 5e?

Cat 6 was about $20 more and gigabit certified vs "gigabit rated" and I don't plan to change the cable for 5-10 years. I am hoping that sometime in the next five years 10...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By mungee
I am planning a whole house Cat 6 network and I...

I am planning a whole house Cat 6 network and I wanted to get inputs from folks who have done this before to make sure I have covered all bases

The eventual plan is to turn one of my boxes into a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By mungee
I have WinDVD Pro 10 (there is now a v11)....

I have WinDVD Pro 10 (there is now a v11). WinDVD does very good SD DVD to HD conversion. I am not sure how "totally hi def" you can make a std. def signal but WinDVD makes it acceptable.

That...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By mungee
Here is the way I see things: At work, I am...

Here is the way I see things:
At work, I am NOT responsible for the data, someone else is and if the cloud/server goes its not my problem. Someone is PAID (very well I am told) to manage this task...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By mungee
No let me not discourage you. My BD playback...

No let me not discourage you. My BD playback works flawless but its not "cheap" or "easy".

Cinavia is software embedded in the software based BD players that will automatically know if you are...
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