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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By StanF
Good note - I forgot that it will also do ATSC...

Good note - I forgot that it will also do ATSC channels. I will probably just reconfigure it for ATSC...but I have two HDHR dual channel units already configured for ATSC.

With six ATSC tuners,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By StanF
Any use for Analog Tuners?

Time Warner in my area is switching over to all digital, so my trusty HVR-2250 dual analog card as useful anymore. Is there anything else that I can do with it anymore? Or just a paperweight?
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,577
Posted By StanF
I think a lot of the key...

I think a lot of the key advantages/disadvantages have already been discussed. Honestly, there's really not much difference between them, so either one will likely work fine for you.

Here's a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KMGray http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1366694/ceton-in-a-whs#post_22665646)

The design decision to only allow WHS to backup...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By StanF
This entire thread reaffirms my belief that the...

This entire thread reaffirms my belief that the Silicon Dust Prime is the best solution for sharing cable card tuners...

I'm sure the Ceton and other solutions can be made to work, but the Prime...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,145
Posted By StanF
I had a DOA 2TB Red drive. Really disappointing,...

I had a DOA 2TB Red drive. Really disappointing, since these should be more reliable. From the reviews on Newegg, Seagate is having problems with their drives too. Not sure where the problem lies...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,826
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/60#post_22484132)

...I have a feeling there's a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,295
Posted By StanF
Just saw the Windows 8 Plus Pack in a Newegg ad...

Just saw the Windows 8 Plus Pack in a Newegg ad this morning...$70 just for the plus pack. Either 70 or 100 for Windows 8 itself. So, $140 to $170 to build an HTPC with Windows Media Center...seems...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-09-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,826
Posted By StanF
I concur that I don't notice a speed difference...

I concur that I don't notice a speed difference between the 64 and 128GB SSDs. I also rarely reboot my PCs - S3 sleep mode is great.

However, I generally keep my hardware for several years, so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-08-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,826
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/30#post_22470779)

Wow, lots to catch up on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-07-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,826
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkap http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/30#post_22469511)

Makes sense to me, although it's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,826
Posted By StanF
Dan, use the drives that you have. If you find...

Dan, use the drives that you have. If you find problems with it later, then spend the $60 on the SSD at that time. If it works to your satisfaction, then you will have $60 to spend elsewhere.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By StanF
First, let me give a +1 for hating iTunes, but...

First, let me give a +1 for hating iTunes, but my iPhone likes it, so I use it http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. And, honestly I find Windows Media Player to be just as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By StanF
17-31MB/sec is too low for a gigabit network. ...

17-31MB/sec is too low for a gigabit network.

For a couple of standard computers with normal hard drives, you should be in the 60-110MB/sec range. If one of the computers is low-powered, like an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By StanF
A single gigabit port can stream over 100MB/sec,...

A single gigabit port can stream over 100MB/sec, so multiple ports shouldn't be necessary unless you are hitting the server hard from 2 or 3 machines, AND you have the disk subsystem to push out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,862
Posted By StanF
Isn't there a work around for the EFI/GPT...

Isn't there a work around for the EFI/GPT problem? Just change out the hard drive in a different machine, restore to it; put that hard drive in your EFI/GPT machine. Never tried it, but I could see...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 160,333
Posted By StanF
Just saw this: ...

Just saw this:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/132142-ciscos-cloud-vision-mandatory-monetized-and-killed-at-their-discretion

Another reason to choose something other than Cisco
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-02-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 160,333
Posted By StanF
First, is there a best that is perfect for...

First, is there a best that is perfect for everyone? Not likely - not everyone can afford a $100-200 router.

My recommendation/experience:

1) Go with a true simultaneous dual band router, so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By StanF
This would be perfect for a high-powered HTPC or...

This would be perfect for a high-powered HTPC or gaming PC:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/131656-the-fanless-heatsink-silent-dust-immune-and-almost-ready-for-prime-time
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-10-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By StanF
Agreed that Fry's old Mobo/CPU combos were tough...

Agreed that Fry's old Mobo/CPU combos were tough to beat. I probably built 10 systems with those combos over the last decade. However, I used to hate those ECS mobos that seemed to fail about 50% of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By StanF
+1 that Intel's offerings are just better than...

+1 that Intel's offerings are just better than AMDs right now. And this is from a long-time AMD fan. My last Intel PC was a Pentium 3 back in 2000. I was AMD for the rest of the decade. Last year, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By StanF
My experience: An x2 BE-2300 (1.9MHz) was a...

My experience:

An x2 BE-2300 (1.9MHz) was a little sluggish for WMC7 menus, guide, etc. It was nice as it was a ~35W processor. It was always fine for video (785 chipset motherboard for video...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-04-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,234
Posted By StanF
I've been a happy Crashplan user for almost a...

I've been a happy Crashplan user for almost a year. I just don't think you can beat the price. I am running Crashplan on my WHS2011 server, and have almost a TB of data up there. It took a long time...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-31-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By StanF
It looks to me like that is an entirely...

It looks to me like that is an entirely appropriate server motherboard, and a perfect way to reuse your older hardware.

If you need more SATA ports, you can use the x16 PCIe slot for a higher end...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-31-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By StanF
Quote:Originally Posted by bryansj...

Quote:Originally Posted by bryansj http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22080642)

I have the original file, a local backup file, and an off-site...
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