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Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-24-2014, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
+10 My service isn't what it used to be....

+10


My service isn't what it used to be. It isn't terrible, but I've begun periodically calling them up and having them open a ticket for whatever issue and part of my statement is that I look...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-16-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
As an alternative resource to supplement this...

As an alternative resource to supplement this excellent thread, check out the mediabrowser3 community. MB3 is a good server platform. Folks there can offer practical experiences.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Consider me super interested. I'm happy to donate...

Consider me super interested. I'm happy to donate to the cause with a contribution for all the help Renethx has given.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12,714
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Posted By Marc_G
Demo mode vs home mode is universal. However, you...

Demo mode vs home mode is universal. However, you will need to configure picture settings for each input source. You can use the copy settings function to do it pretty quickly, though.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-14-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Sounds like it is set to store demo mode. Google...

Sounds like it is set to store demo mode. Google for how to get out of that mode. Sorry, at work now, can't find like easily on my phone.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
It should retain settings but I recommend writing...

It should retain settings but I recommend writing down everything just in case.

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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
I got my build done on Thursday. There were a few...

I got my build done on Thursday. There were a few snags: I didn't check specs on the Evo212 cooler I bought, and after going through considerable trouble to install it, found it was too big for the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
I had this problem a while back with my own...

I had this problem a while back with my own Crucial drive. Exactly the symptoms you described.


The firmware fix completely resolved the issue for me, and I ran that drive for maybe another...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-02-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
I've used a Chromecast (briefly) and had no...

I've used a Chromecast (briefly) and had no problem. My HTPC also connects just fine. Sorry, only the one "android" device to report.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
So, I've got the ASROCK and plan a build on...

So, I've got the ASROCK and plan a build on Thursday. But I may have goofed.


I was looking at the existing power supply LiteOn PS6301-06A and it has a 24 pin ATX power and a 4-pin power cable....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Ff.fahimi: in case it is of any value, on my...

Ff.fahimi: in case it is of any value, on my first build, I had the main power connector (24 pin) plugged in fine, but not the smaller one. Everything powered up (fans spun) but no beep and no post...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 03:45 AM
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Views: 871,691
Posted By Marc_G
Run Disney WOW pixel flipper or something similar...

Run Disney WOW pixel flipper or something similar overnight, perhaps? That might clear it up.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Wink Thanks again. From Amazon I bought the...

Thanks again.


From Amazon I bought the 4670K, a 212 EVO cooler, some Arctic silver in case I need it, and a mini motherboard case speaker in case the MB doesn't have a beep function.


From...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Sorry to hog the thread, but hopefully this is...

Sorry to hog the thread, but hopefully this is relevant since this PC does a lot of ripping and the occasional transcode!


I looked at:


MSI Z97M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
I'm really surprised, but I think I have to go...

I'm really surprised, but I think I have to go mATX. The current board measures mATX spec (9.6" square, right?) as far as I can tell with my plastic ruler in there and there's not much additional...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
The ASROC board looks good. I really like having...

The ASROC board looks good. I really like having INTEL LAN.
But I just noticed the motherboard in my PC is a micro ATX, not full ATX like I assumed.. I thought it was the larger full size ATX but...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 577,021
Posted By Marc_G
So, it has been several days since my DVD/BluRay...

So, it has been several days since my DVD/BluRay queue website has updated. Discs have been received, and new discs shipped, but no activity on the queue page. Maybe this is how they will finally...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-28-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Good stuff, thanks. So, it looks like I can do...

Good stuff, thanks. So, it looks like I can do the AMD system for under $250, plus the cost of RAM.


But now that I look at it more, I'm kind of thinking the i5-4670 may be the way to go. If...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Thanks Renethx. At this range, I can swing the...

Thanks Renethx. At this range, I can swing the A8-6600K you mentioned, and it's about twice the processor power I've got now, plus a nice ATI 8570 integrated. It would be plenty. What's a good...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19,148
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Posted By Marc_G
Support PC is used for all dvd/Blu ray ripping...

Support PC is used for all dvd/Blu ray ripping and episode sorting-out. Also used to test new software before deployment to htpc.

Thanks for suggestions. Will review tonight. Any ideas what...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Marc_G
Hi guys, While my HTPC is going strong,...

Hi guys,


While my HTPC is going strong, my "HTPC Support PC" is having problems. It's based on a 6 year old Gateway full size tower PC, around an RS780 (rev 1.0) motherboard with an AMD Phenom...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-23-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 577,021
Posted By Marc_G
I'm on a 3-out plan with Bluray. I turn discs...

I'm on a 3-out plan with Bluray. I turn discs twice per week usually. I experience no throttling of the volume of discs (NF does a good job of receiving / shipping new ones), and because there is a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12,714
Views: 871,691
Posted By Marc_G
It's worth calling them (Panasonic) up. ...

It's worth calling them (Panasonic) up.

More likely, perhaps you had a claim with the store where you bought it, but this far after purchase they probably don't have to do anything about it.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-17-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Marc_G
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ElJimador http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/969946/netflix-bd-disc-rental-discussion-thread/8790#post_24730300)

^^Not surprised...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-10-2014, 04:54 PM
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Views: 577,021
Posted By Marc_G
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rdgrimes http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/969946/netflix-bd-disc-rental-discussion-thread/8760#post_24702080)

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