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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By kapone
But it doesn't.

But it doesn't.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-23-2014, 09:35 AM
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Views: 741
Posted By kapone
But you can't, without compromises. Whether...

But you can't, without compromises. Whether movies need a certain bitrate or not, is completely individualistic and a subjective opinion.

The cost difference between a 2TB hard disk and a 4TB one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 741
Posted By kapone
Hard disk space is cheap and so is computing...

Hard disk space is cheap and so is computing power (for transcoding). Why bother?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 185,097
Posted By kapone
lol. I think you're getting by. Those SE3016...

lol. I think you're getting by. Those SE3016 chassis are a real good buy as well, and lately they have become dirt cheap.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 185,097
Posted By kapone
Years ago it seems (around 2008 I believe), I...

Years ago it seems (around 2008 I believe), I acquired a failed telecom company's assets. Among them were a few gems. Like these..

http://images.thedworld.com/OtherImages/ServerV2/Image_1.JPG
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,849
Posted By kapone
I'm hoping oil futures go up to about 79. Forget...

I'm hoping oil futures go up to about 79. Forget HTPC deals, the entire HTPC will be loose change. ;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,006
Posted By kapone
Still sitting in boxes. No time...:mad:

Still sitting in boxes. No time...:mad:
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,006
Posted By kapone
Dude....

Dude....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By kapone
Changing a tuner has no effect on DRM.

Changing a tuner has no effect on DRM.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By kapone
There is such a beast... :) It's called a SAS...

There is such a beast... :) It's called a SAS expander. Albeit it connects to a SAS card, which really are not that expensive. A Dell 6gbps card that supports expanders can be had for $75. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-13-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By kapone
Don't need all that for a "media server". You'll...

Don't need all that for a "media server". You'll never utilize the SATA 3 speeds (unless you're seriously planning to go all SSDs for your storage server) or the PCI-E 3.0 speeds or the DDR4 speeds....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-03-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
Well...how about 5? :p:p If I ever get to...

Well...how about 5? :p:p

If I ever get to building them...grrr...too little time.:mad::mad:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-02-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
VERY nicely done.

VERY nicely done.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
For heights and surrounds, yes. The "wides"...

For heights and surrounds, yes. The "wides" should ideally be the exact same speaker as your left and right (center not withstanding). They play the same frequency spectrum as L/R
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2014, 02:26 PM
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Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
Front Wides....not surrounds. :)

Front Wides....not surrounds. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2014, 02:09 PM
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Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
Yeah! Shipped! FIVE of em!:D:D:D:D ...

Yeah! Shipped! FIVE of em!:D:D:D:D

Crap....:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Lots of work ahead...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,701
Posted By kapone
In 20 years....I'll sell mine. For.... ...

In 20 years....I'll sell mine. For....

http://blog.mainstreethost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Dr.-Evil-One-Million-Dollars.png
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
See, this is why I ordered 5 (and as soon as the...

See, this is why I ordered 5 (and as soon as the pre-order went live) even though I will not be able to utilize them effectively just yet. :D:D

These are gonna become "one of those legendary...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By kapone
Check for small, hidden microdots or something...

Check for small, hidden microdots or something like that. Maybe even a tiny lil radio transceiver hiding in the amp.

NSA.....I tell ya....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
Gents, I said this to Tux earlier today, but I'm...

Gents, I said this to Tux earlier today, but I'm thinking of getting some nice vinyl decals/plaques (in a spiffy font) made that say:

1099
Designed by Ryan ......

and put them on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,965
Posted By kapone
Who said, I can't afford them??:)

Who said, I can't afford them??:)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,965
Posted By kapone
Mechanical drives are a dying species. I'd be...

Mechanical drives are a dying species. I'd be very surprised to see any meaningful R&D on them going forward. Especially since the profit margin on SSDs is so huge that they could drop the price by...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 120,257
Posted By kapone
For a speaker in the league of the 1099, I don't...

For a speaker in the league of the 1099, I don't think $500ish for a complete (built) speaker is expensive at all. (Which is what it ends up costing, built, with flat packs, and basic finishing). In...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,965
Posted By kapone
Sheesh....not again. You guys gonna place nice?...

Sheesh....not again. You guys gonna place nice? :)

I think we're seeing a lot more "chatter" rather than substantive content in these forums, because for the most part "HTPCs" have not had any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,554
Posted By kapone
I'd much rather see flexible, wallpaper sized...

I'd much rather see flexible, wallpaper sized displays... :)

Take an entire wall, stick on the "monitor" or monitors to cover the whole wall. The innovation needs to happen, in combining...
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