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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-09-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,618
Posted By BobSalita
Nearly two years ago, the Haswell NUCs were not...

Nearly two years ago, the Haswell NUCs were not released. Six months ago the problem was still not fixed. What's your model number? I'll test it out.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-08-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,618
Posted By BobSalita
If you need headless operation, verify that the...

If you need headless operation, verify that the NUC permits it. Intel's Haswell NUCs wouldn't boot headless. An HDMI dummy dongle fixes the issue.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-03-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7,340
Views: 374,405
Posted By BobSalita
LG 55EA9800 Rebate in France Ends Successfully

During last Christmas, LG offered a promo on an 55EA9800 purchase. The offer was a 500 Euro rebate. I searched the list of vendors and found one offering the TV for 2100 Euros. The average price was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By BobSalita
Spend $79 on a Windows 8.1 tablet. They can play...

Spend $79 on a Windows 8.1 tablet. They can play Blu-Ray from a USB flash drive. Spend a little more for a tablet with HDMI out, a USB hub, and a USB Ethernet dongle. You can run PowerDVD 15, VLC,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By BobSalita
For perspective, I'm able to play Blu-Ray ISO's,...

For perspective, I'm able to play Blu-Ray ISO's, flawlessly, on a <$100 Windows 8.1 tablet.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By BobSalita
TMobile is giving away, free as in beer, ASUS...

TMobile is giving away, free as in beer, ASUS RT-AC68U routers with some plans. My ASUS RT-AC68U (non-TMobile version) router servers up 802.11AC at 400+Mbps over my 1Gbps Internet connection. I pay...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-12-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7,340
Views: 374,405
Posted By BobSalita
I programmed discrete HDMI input codes into a URC...

I programmed discrete HDMI input codes into a URC 6440 remote. The URC 6440 is an One For All brand European remote with auto backlighting for $25. I used Remote Master (JP1) software to build up the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-11-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 118,842
Posted By BobSalita
I'm concerned about noise level. I can probably...

I'm concerned about noise level. I can probably deal with the lumen output and lens.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobSalita
Trying to answer my own question about why...

Trying to answer my own question about why SteelWill likes SlingBox TV ... Engadget says "The $20-a-month service by Dish makes cord-cutting that much easier, offering premium content from the likes...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobSalita
I'm not getting the significance of Sling...

I'm not getting the significance of Sling Television. Is it really that unique or useful?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobSalita
Best HTPC related tech: USB 3.1 Best...

Best HTPC related tech: USB 3.1

Best incremental computing improvement: Lenovo's super light notebooks are impressive: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2474670,00.asp

Epic game changer...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,491
Posted By BobSalita
Thanks imagic. Nice piece of writing. Really...

Thanks imagic. Nice piece of writing. Really great that CR people post on avsforum. Couple comments. CR evaluates usually just one item but they never really know if they got pop-parts, average, or a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By BobSalita
A very portable way to play Blu-Ray ISOs on a...

A very portable way to play Blu-Ray ISOs on a tablet is to use either a micro-sd cartridge or a minature USB flash drive such as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By BobSalita
Blu-Ray ISO Plays on $99 Windows Tablet

What's the cheapest tablet that can play Blu-Ray ISO rips? I bought a couple of the newly cheap Windows 8.1 tablets to find out; an ASUS VivoTab 8 for $199 (M81C-B1-BK), and an HP Stream 7 for $99....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By BobSalita
Intel's Haswell NUCs don't allow headless...

Intel's Haswell NUCs don't allow headless operation. If you pull out the HDMI connector, remoting software fails. You have to buy an HDMI dongle that fakes a connection. Boo.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By BobSalita
I stream Blu-Ray ISOs 1-1. Works great. Took...

I stream Blu-Ray ISOs 1-1. Works great. Took years of trying but finally have consistently great results.

Windows 8.1 running on a Gigabyte Brix N2807 (a barebones, fanless Celeron 1.5GHz...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,360
Posted By BobSalita
silent_hifi, your post as led me to do some...

silent_hifi, your post as led me to do some measurements and I don't like what I found.

I took CPU temperature readings of my Gigabyte Brix N2807 using HWiNFO64 v4.40-2240 metering software. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,360
Posted By BobSalita
Gigabyte Brix Fanless Atom GB-BXBT-2807

Finally fulfilled my dream of a perfect (YMMV) 24x365 server. The Gigabyte Brix is fanless, dead silent, very low powered, cool running, headless compatible, cheap. Compatible with Windows 7, 8.x,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-23-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By BobSalita
I have two Asus RT-AC68U upgraded with Super...

I have two Asus RT-AC68U upgraded with Super Power Supply antennas. I like the ASUS for range and frequent firmware updates. This setup has eliminated all the dead spots in my 3000sqft 3 story house...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-22-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobSalita
I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U routers and upgraded...

I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U routers and upgraded all my notebooks to 802.11ac. I absolutely recommend them. WiFi reaches all areas of my three story 3000sqf house. Many areas have 200mbps+...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,541
Posted By BobSalita
Welcome to AvsForum. Outstanding first post....

Welcome to AvsForum. Outstanding first post. Congratulations.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,541
Posted By BobSalita
On my NUC, there's also other options where the...

On my NUC, there's also other options where the BIOS will freeze during option selection. Additionally, Intel still hasn't fixed the headless HDMI driver issue or that some USB devices will block...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 105,712
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sievers http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/480#post_24237343)

Ran memtest overnight, finished...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 105,712
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mastermaybe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/480#post_24203314)

I perused intels nuc forum...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 105,712
Posted By BobSalita
Caution. I and many others are having troubles...

Caution. I and many others are having troubles with Haswell Intel NUCs. Here's the latest.

1. Intel HDMI driver is broken for headless systems. Either you plug in HDMI and leave it there,...
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