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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-25-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By psuKinger
I'm not sure I'd go quite that far. The Android...

I'm not sure I'd go quite that far. The Android TV app store is a good bit more limited than the Android Mobile app store...

But it seems, to me at least, like that's being done, by-and-large for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-25-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,201
Posted By psuKinger
I used to hook a USB up directly to my WDTV. I...

I used to hook a USB up directly to my WDTV. I eventually moved on to Network connections, first just via Windows SMB shares accessed directly on the WDTV, and eventually to software solutions like...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-24-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By psuKinger
I own three shields. I can confirm that they will...

I own three shields. I can confirm that they will bitstream lossless DTS-HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD.

However, the only source material I'm aware of that contains lossless HD Audio is (1080p...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-24-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,201
Posted By psuKinger
I have three of them, and REALLY like them. You...

I have three of them, and REALLY like them. You can play "local" content (connected directly via USB), or you can play files over your intranet via something like Plex, Emby, or Kodi.


And on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-23-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 42,757
Posted By psuKinger
If your subscription is THROUGH the cable...

If your subscription is THROUGH the cable provider, they have the ability to "not authorize you" to use the service on any one device... this is true for both HBO Go and Showtime Anytime (the app...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
One of my three (the primary one, in fact)...

One of my three (the primary one, in fact) Shields is a Pro, with the extra 500 Gigs of internal memory... I'd love to allocate a healthy chunk of that 500 gigs towards Live TV buffering, if the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
.... for you? If the Shield was capable of...

.... for you?

If the Shield was capable of handling it (and I have one Pro and two SD cards in my two others, so plenty of space), it'd be better for me if it was happening at the client...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 117,235
Posted By psuKinger
They're mostly, the same, at least from my...

They're mostly, the same, at least from my perspective.

The one thing that SPMC does, that Kodi Jarvis doesn't, is it bitstreams HD audio (Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD-MA), and it does so for almost all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 117,235
Posted By psuKinger
If you figure out what you're doing wrong, please...

If you figure out what you're doing wrong, please stop back and post your findings... the ability to sideload an APK via a USB stick has been broken for me ever since the Shield updated to 3.0.

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,441
Posted By psuKinger
I've been using Plex, with mostly-great results,...

I've been using Plex, with mostly-great results, for over three years. A recent PMS update has broken the ability to play back my collection of .wtv windows media center DVR'd recordings...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-22-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 42,757
Posted By psuKinger
I'm guessing you access this from within the Hulu...

I'm guessing you access this from within the Hulu app, then? Any downsides? You have full access to Showtime's entire backlog of original content?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 42,757
Posted By psuKinger
Pretty easy to subscribe for a couple months,...

Pretty easy to subscribe for a couple months, then unsubscribe, then resubscribe a couple months later, etc? Subscribing/unsubscribing can all happen just from the app or a web browser, no need to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
Does anyone here have a feel for whether or not...

Does anyone here have a feel for whether or not the "buffering" for Pause/rewind of Live TV is going to happen locally, at the device doing the "viewing" (running the HDHR View app; NVidia Shield,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-22-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 42,757
Posted By psuKinger
Any Shield owners on here subscribing to...

Any Shield owners on here subscribing to Showtime? I'm looking at cancelling my subscription through Comcast (as they won't let me use the Showtime Anytime app on my Shields), and buying-direct, via...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By psuKinger
The only future I can forsee, long-term for this...

The only future I can forsee, long-term for this hobby, involves a PC acting solely as a server + file storage system... to be accessed remotely via "smart devices" that are running some sort of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-21-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,441
Posted By psuKinger
The "Premier Terms of Service" page makes mention...

The "Premier Terms of Service" page makes mention of "15 premier devices" at any one time, and further defines a "premier device" as a "mobile, computer, or other electronic" device (so, basically...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,441
Posted By psuKinger
Can you post a link for this? This seems kind of...

Can you post a link for this? This seems kind of odd to me... I installed Emby last night, I'm king of liking it, and until reading this was seriously considering the $80 purchase....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
If that's your situation, then by all means, I...

If that's your situation, then by all means, I say "good for you". Your main HTPC/server is either:
A) Bigger/beefier than mine
B) You don't connect/use/need as many simultaneous extenders as I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
An NVidia Shield goes from "asleep" to "watching...

An NVidia Shield goes from "asleep" to "watching HDHomeRun View" so fast, you'd think you were renting a cable box from you cable company, and turned your TV off-and-on but just left the little cable...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
I can think of a few.... Let's start with...

I can think of a few....

Let's start with the Guide. The "guide" on SD "may suck" now... but it *could* get better. The guide for WMC does suck, and it WON'T get better.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 45,067
Posted By psuKinger
Simply put, I will never understand the obsession...

Simply put, I will never understand the obsession over "grid guide":

1. I don't pick up shows part way through. I DVR the shows I want to watch (or rely on subscription services like HBO Go or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 117,235
Posted By psuKinger
Yea, I use PKC for watched states. I don't know...

Yea, I use PKC for watched states. I don't know about you guys (seems like I might be all alone on this), but:

1) Kodi (and SPMC) don't do a real good job in sorting/organizing TV series. One...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 117,235
Posted By psuKinger
Any Shield owners on here using the Emby app? ...

Any Shield owners on here using the Emby app? Thoughts/opinions on how it performs on/with your Shield? Plex has me ready to pull my hair out right now, enough so that it has me considering an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By psuKinger
You're the best. I'm probably going to try...

You're the best.

I'm probably going to try both uninstalling/reinstalling a previous Plex Server version, and also installing Emby to see for myself...

Thanks for all the help.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,441
Posted By psuKinger
Will it do HBO Now in Dolby Digital 5.1?

Will it do HBO Now in Dolby Digital 5.1?
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