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Forum: Xbox Area   08-19-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 85,356
Posted By trab37
I always test it before I place them in a rack,...

I always test it before I place them in a rack, if it doesn't work they can always be placed locally with an HDBaseT transmitter. I've had them work upwards of 40 feet away through walls,...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-18-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 85,356
Posted By trab37
I was not aware there was an update for the...

I was not aware there was an update for the controller, I will have to check that out, thank you. Now if only Sony would follow suit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By trab37
ARC will only get you stereo audio through the...

ARC will only get you stereo audio through the app, it only passes 5.1 from OTA programming. An optical cable from the TV to the receiver is the only way you will get surround from the app.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By trab37
Your best bet is to connect the digital audio...

Your best bet is to connect the digital audio output of the TV to your receiver, that is the only way you're going to get surround audio from an app; though it will only be 5.1 audio. Your other...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 85,356
Posted By trab37
It very much is. The 360 and PS3 are great for...

It very much is. The 360 and PS3 are great for integration because the controllers will work so far away and the Kinect can be easily extended, plus the Logitech IR to Bluetooth piece for the PS3...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   08-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 94,520
Posted By trab37
The only drives I've ever had trouble with were...

The only drives I've ever had trouble with were WD Green drives and Seagate drives(any of them). I use backblaze for my online backup and have been very happy with them, pretty nice company. They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,099
Posted By trab37
Oh, I am so sorry I forgot to tag the exact post...

Oh, I am so sorry I forgot to tag the exact post that caused the derailment of that thread, so, so sorry, there were just too many to choose from. Yes, of course, we are all wrong and you are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,201
Posted By trab37
That is the way I've always understood it, that...

That is the way I've always understood it, that the VOD features will be eliminated without their router; I don't put their router in bridged mode for the same reason. I have switched them from coax...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,099
Posted By trab37
Sounds about right. Didn't he already hijack...

Sounds about right. Didn't he already hijack another of OP's threads with the same garbage? That's right, he did! ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By trab37
True, but I rarely elect to pay for anything...

True, but I rarely elect to pay for anything beyond plumbing and major construction. Also, I rarely see someone willing to charge for only 1/4 hour, it's usually a full hour for the first and maybe...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By trab37
There should be printed text on the jacket of the...

There should be printed text on the jacket of the coax cable that will tell you if it is RG59 or RG6, get some compression fittings rated for the cable you have, a compression tool and coax stripper....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 147,871
Posted By trab37
That is excellent information, I appreciate your...

That is excellent information, I appreciate your time and advice, now I can turn my attention to other areas of need. I am sure you will see me back in this thread once I expand beyond my current...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 147,871
Posted By trab37
I am considering purchasing an XPA-5, but am...

I am considering purchasing an XPA-5, but am wondering how much good it would do me. The primary focus would be to drive more channels in the future, not necessarily for more power. I would...
Forum: Audio Gear   07-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By trab37
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-18-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 94,520
Posted By trab37
It just finished downloading, the connection here...

It just finished downloading, the connection here at Quakecon is pretty good, only took an hour to download 40GB.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 94,520
Posted By trab37
Has anyone checked out the Steam Quakecon sale?...

Has anyone checked out the Steam Quakecon sale? Wolfenstein:New Order is 50% off today.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By trab37
I 2nd the Polk in-ceilings, I used the 70RT model...

I 2nd the Polk in-ceilings, I used the 70RT model in my house for audio only rooms and video with two channel audio areas and they sound great.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By trab37
I would say none of the above, if you can get an...

I would say none of the above, if you can get an ethernet cable from the router in your bedroom to the equipment in the family room you can just add a network switch, that would be the best option. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,556
Posted By trab37
I would lean toward the Samsung over the LG, I...

I would lean toward the Samsung over the LG, I have heard good things about the 5300. I have an old Samsung plasma from 6 years ago and it still looks/works great and I purchased a Panasonic ZT60...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By trab37
It is my preferred method, repeating a wireless...

It is my preferred method, repeating a wireless signal can be iffy. Not to mention you are sometimes just repeating a crappy signal.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By trab37
You can set them to extend the existing network...

You can set them to extend the existing network if the signal is decent or connect them via ethernet. For the price, its a great solution.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By trab37
Not outside of the WD RE4 drives, but that would...

Not outside of the WD RE4 drives, but that would certainly be overkill.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By trab37
Another option would be to leave all the...

Another option would be to leave all the equipment where it is and run a long ethernet cable to a more central location and install a wireless access point, the Airport Express basestation would work...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By trab37
It shows it is compatible with the 4TB Red...

It shows it is compatible with the 4TB Red drives, the front pops off and the drives slide in. That is a great deal, the apps and interface appears to be similar. All the specs appear to be the...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   07-09-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By trab37
Media room, I can play in there and the wife can...

Media room, I can play in there and the wife can watch TV in the living room. My systems are distriubuted from my rack so I could play them anywhere, but the media room is just more enjoyable and...
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