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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By LexInVA
Sounds like wireless isolation might be enabled...

Sounds like wireless isolation might be enabled on the gateway though I don't know the specifics of your friend's FIOS hardware as there are different gateways used by FIOS, including many older...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-20-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By LexInVA
I saw similar results with the first film on Blu...

I saw similar results with the first film on Blu and yet when I watched it on the PPV channel, it was looking right and proper.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By LexInVA
I think the X-Men franchise would be key to...

I think the X-Men franchise would be key to Disney getting the rights to "A New Hope". Fox needs X-Men rights more than Star Wars at this point since they are getting to the end of X-Men in the next...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,315
Posted By LexInVA
Neither VP9 nor HEVC has "been released". Both...

Neither VP9 nor HEVC has "been released". Both are in the later stages of development leading to a wide roll-out in 2015 followed by several years of refinement, but HEVC just happens to be slightly...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,315
Posted By LexInVA
You're really waiting for the next-gen product....

You're really waiting for the next-gen product. Nuvola said they were going to roll out VP9/HEVC decoding through a third-party video codec but that hasn't happened. I'd say they will roll it out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-15-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By LexInVA
You can use Nvidia's magical HDMI trickery to get...

You can use Nvidia's magical HDMI trickery to get 4K @ 60hz over HDMI 1.4 via the latest drivers but it won't be with the full color quality though you might not even notice it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By LexInVA
Indeed. The latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches...

Indeed. The latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are very economical compared to their fibre counterparts and will provide all the bandwidth needed with current Cat6/7 cabling.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By LexInVA
Zotac is joining in on the fun with a 750 (750TI...

Zotac is joining in on the fun with a 750 (750TI likely to be shown shortly) and all the usual players are launching fanless 1-2GB Kepler-driven GT 720 cards.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By LexInVA
Fibre is overkill. The infrastructure costs are...

Fibre is overkill. The infrastructure costs are immense unless you get your hands on a bunch of older low-grade gear, which won't be worth the money. Use high-grade Cat6/Cat7 Ethernet cabling with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,962
Posted By LexInVA
The stuff you've read goes back several years ago...

The stuff you've read goes back several years ago to the first iteration of PE. Things have improved a lot on the stability front. Unless you have a very unstable home electrical system, you won't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 941
Posted By LexInVA
ASICS for HEVC and VP9 are launching in the next...

ASICS for HEVC and VP9 are launching in the next several weeks for use in consumer electronics. Decoding will be built into the next gen of AMD, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs that ship in 2015.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By LexInVA
There are a handful of companies that do stuff...

There are a handful of companies that do stuff like that but they are pretty much in the realm of high-end Home Theatre installs. What you want can be made. There exists the technology to build it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,962
Posted By LexInVA
Next-gen Powerline Ethernet is right around the...

Next-gen Powerline Ethernet is right around the corner. Gigabit speed with MIMO. I think the current limit is something like 15 endpoints + 1 connected to the router.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By LexInVA
Most definitely, but I couldn't tell you how....

Most definitely, but I couldn't tell you how. Most likely, it involves the service menu for the Blu-Ray player - not accessible by you unless you have the access method from the manufacturer - and...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-05-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By LexInVA
On that note, I've had a lot of problems with...

On that note, I've had a lot of problems with discs that were "imperfect" with my high-end $300 Samsung player, so I replaced it with a cheapo Sony.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By LexInVA
It might be, but there is no way to tell for sure...

It might be, but there is no way to tell for sure without debug info from the player that is generated when discs are loaded. The only discs I've ever had any real problem with were Lionsgate titles,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By LexInVA
These are just in the testing phase before mass...

These are just in the testing phase before mass production begins next year. They will most likely be unveiled at Computex 2015.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By LexInVA
A router IS a switch. The main reason why they...

A router IS a switch. The main reason why they don't have 8-16 port consumer routers is because the networked devices and associated infrastructure used by consumers are almost entirely WiFi only...
Forum: Soundbars   08-01-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By LexInVA
Read page 30 of your soundbar owner's manual to...

Read page 30 of your soundbar owner's manual to learn all about the amp menu. You can fiddle with those settings to see what improvements you can make but you should also check the settings of your...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By LexInVA
I love the show but I don't want a boxset with a...

I love the show but I don't want a boxset with a bunch of extra stuff that takes up shelf space and I will gladly buy ALL of the discs in a separate packaging if it ever comes.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By LexInVA
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GTX_750_T...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GTX_750_Ti_KalmX/

Seems perfect for HTPC use but the cost is not going to win anyone over, particularly when there are other 750 TI cards costing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,052
Posted By LexInVA
Netgear has recently pushed out some firmware...

Netgear has recently pushed out some firmware updates to fix security problems for older routers like the WNDR3700 and it's derivatives, so any of you who are using older Netgear routers like myself...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By LexInVA
I use Powerline and love it. Just plug in the...

I use Powerline and love it. Just plug in the adapters and off you go. The next gen of Powerline - Gigabit speed w/MIMO - hits around the holiday season so you might want to just wait to invest in it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By LexInVA
Ask and ye shall receive! Low-profile 750/750 TI...

Ask and ye shall receive! Low-profile 750/750 TI cards are coming from Gigabyte this month and next month! With DVI, DisplayPort, and dual-HDMI connectivity!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By LexInVA
Replace the router. It's ancient. Most problems...

Replace the router. It's ancient. Most problems occur at the router level and not the modem because that's the easiest place to hit with DDOS attacks. Many older routers do not have protection from...
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