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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2016, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Ruiner
A 'toggle' button for the taskbar would be...

A 'toggle' button for the taskbar would be useful, linked to a wmc remote button.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By Ruiner
also found this:...

also found this: http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/1091-launching-mbc-andor-mbt-directly-from-your-logitech-harmony-remote/
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By Ruiner
I currently switched to Emby. Is there a way to...

I currently switched to Emby. Is there a way to program it to open with the 'green'/wmc remote button?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ruiner
I took the path of least resistance and converted...

I took the path of least resistance and converted to (currently) free Win10 and the Netflix app.

This tweak ( http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=95627.0 ) is easy to apply and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ruiner
I've got a couple of spare cheapo android tablets...

I've got a couple of spare cheapo android tablets we had gotten for the kids. I'll give Unified a try.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ruiner
My TV doesn't have smart functions and I'm...

My TV doesn't have smart functions and I'm currently using the PC as a pre-amp. 8.1/Metro/kb+m is the path of least resistance. At least I'll get the 5.1 audio I've been missing and occasional...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ruiner
WMC7/Netflix message: going away 11/15

Time to go to 8.1/Metro ?
oops, 9/15/15
"As of September 15, 2015, Netflix will no longer be available on Windows Media Center. Please visit devices.netflix.com to see the many devices that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ruiner
renethx could probably say with greater...

renethx could probably say with greater confidence, but I doubt it. Hybrid xfire is touted to help framerates in gaming, but driver support is title specific. I haven't seen Kaveri specific...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-12-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By Ruiner
I got hit with this too . Thanks for saving me...

I got hit with this too . Thanks for saving me some time.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ruiner
I've got 3 apu rigs in use for htpc and light...

I've got 3 apu rigs in use for htpc and light gaming. The sweet spot bang/buck/heat imho is the A8, since the A10 can't take full advantage of it's extra gpu cores on just ddr3. The price drops...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Ruiner
Probably not, unless the DAC in your receiver is...

Probably not, unless the DAC in your receiver is awful, in which case the amps probably are too so the DAC probalby doesn't matter.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2014, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Ruiner
Yes Yes Yes, since you have HDMI. I'm going...

Yes
Yes
Yes, since you have HDMI. I'm going straight out from the Xonar to an amp via RCA.
No.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,581
Views: 1,107,424
Posted By Ruiner
It depends. The DACs in the HDAV may be better...

It depends. The DACs in the HDAV may be better than those in your receiver or not. The dedicated amp probably has better amps than your receiver, depending.
As far as HDMI vs HDMI difference will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19,513
Views: 5,397,280
Posted By Ruiner
Thanks. The A6 Kaveri (same # of GPU cores as...

Thanks. The A6 Kaveri (same # of GPU cores as the Trin/Rich A8) is down to about 58 bucks, bundled with a board at MC for $80 plus tax. Seems a low price for something that should handle up to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19,513
Views: 5,397,280
Posted By Ruiner
Bumping for the APU pricedrops. Didn't the...

Bumping for the APU pricedrops. Didn't the Trinity A8K cover all but 1080p60 for everything but JincAR? It had 256 radeon cores, like the Kaveri A6 does. Does the drop in CPU core performance...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19,513
Views: 5,397,280
Posted By Ruiner
rene, Could madVR performance/capability be...

rene,
Could madVR performance/capability be most simply broken down to # of graphics cores, at least on the AMD side, given all the model name/number sharing between HDxxxx and Rx yy0?
i.e. 256...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,363
Posted By Ruiner
Actually, I think there should be a sticky...

Actually, I think there should be a sticky strictly devoted to renethx's awesome charts. This one, the madvr data, any others?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ruiner
What level of madVR will it handle?

What level of madVR will it handle?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,789
Posted By Ruiner
Yup. All but the HBO stuff ends up on Netflix...

Yup. All but the HBO stuff ends up on Netflix streaming at some point and optical for the rest, if you can wait for the end of the season. I wait for movies, and am damn close to making the leap...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Ruiner
Are you sure the com port is active in bios? ...

Are you sure the com port is active in bios?
Not sure about 8.1 support, maybe ask here: http://www.degroeneknop.nl/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=62th7afc40cgsbpdah2t1tom83&board=146.0

Are you hooked...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-24-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,940
Posted By Ruiner
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/athl...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/athlon-5350-sempron-3850_8.html#sect0

review here, this page regarding playback
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 218,690
Posted By Ruiner
Thanks. Got that to work nicely.

Thanks. Got that to work nicely.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-10-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 129,244
Posted By Ruiner
So, now that Comcast and Verizon have won, does...

So, now that Comcast and Verizon have won, does that mean Open Connect quality streams will arrive on those networks?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ruiner
Add the ram and SSD and check back. Also...

Add the ram and SSD and check back.
Also define 'running like crap', as in perhaps loaded with browser bars and spyware/crapware?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 218,690
Posted By Ruiner
I got a promo for a couple of free months of...

I got a promo for a couple of free months of HBO. Spent an hour with a rep trying to get the card provisioned for it and gave up. At least I didn't lose my regular channels.
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