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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By AVTechMan
Interfacing One Media Server With Another

Ok I have a question that would like to see if anyone has some ideas.

I have two 24-bay servers that pretty much house all of the media, audio and other items. Now that I have my ESXi box up and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By AVTechMan
Plus, technically there isn't a set bitrate for...

Plus, technically there isn't a set bitrate for DTS-HD so most likely what you're hearing is the DTS core as the previous poster said.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2014, 01:48 PM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Ok update on my build, I got my Esxi 5.1 setup...

Ok update on my build, I got my Esxi 5.1 setup going and as it stands right now I have Server 2012 R2 on the Crucial 256gb SSD and it runs lightning fast. I have Win7 put on a 500gb datastore and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2014, 02:52 PM
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Views: 343
Posted By AVTechMan
Technology moves on. Sometimes people dont.

Technology moves on. Sometimes people dont.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By AVTechMan
Yeah, but I choose to not spend anything on newer...

Yeah, but I choose to not spend anything on newer stuff. Some stuff in my collection I still have on DVD, and a good bit of the newer stuff in BD. For me, I am fine sticking with what I have for the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-23-2014, 03:44 AM
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Posted By AVTechMan
TV Show Episode Random Play Issue MB3

I know I probably may have to post in the MB forum, but since most of the devs there are busy adding MB3 to different platforms and devices, I'd figure to ask here if anyone has had this issue or...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By AVTechMan
I've read on Plex sometime ago, but haven't...

I've read on Plex sometime ago, but haven't really considered installing it. Now I just might have a second look at it and have it tested in a VM setting. That's the nice thing about VM's can test...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By AVTechMan
Media Streaming Outside the Home

I'm in process soon of building a new media server built on ESXi and newer hardware. And though MB3 has been the foundation for most of my media I still find it lacking somewhat when streaming to my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By AVTechMan
I've read that the WD Red drives were good with...

I've read that the WD Red drives were good with 24/7 based operations. I still have 2TB drives in my setup that are Seagate when I upgrade to more drives I may go with WD. I've had issues with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-14-2014, 02:35 PM
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Views: 368
Posted By AVTechMan
And before long we'll be talking on how ancient...

And before long we'll be talking on how ancient 1080p was, considering the cost when that tech first came about.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Awesome,thanks for checking that out. In that...

Awesome,thanks for checking that out. In that case then I'm going to delegate an W7 vm for recording with the Prime and create a datastore for TV recording. The script you showed me for auto transfer...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
I can have them transferred to the storage drives...

I can have them transferred to the storage drives and watch it either via MB3 or WMC on the client.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
If you could do that that would be great, and let...

If you could do that that would be great, and let me know your findings.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
I'm debating on the GPU, but the board I have in...

I'm debating on the GPU, but the board I have in the cart has an on-board graphics chip. I've read that the 12x5 series CPU's may not be compatible with the C204 chipset on the SCM-IIF. If I get one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
That's true. Short of wiping everything clean and...

That's true. Short of wiping everything clean and starting over, that's what will have to be done when dealing with DC's.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Yeah not to mention those FB-DIMMS get quite hot...

Yeah not to mention those FB-DIMMS get quite hot (which is oddly normal) while running.

Looks like I am leaning towards a new build then. May replace the X7DWE with the SCM and swap parts....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-09-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Okay i've been pondering all weekend on what I...

Okay i've been pondering all weekend on what I should do with my existing server. It currently has the Supermicro X7DWE motherboard which is ESXi compatible and supports VT-d, plus I have dual Xeon...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Possibly because pfSense well more well known as...

Possibly because pfSense well more well known as compared to IPFire. I've just read about Fire last night and will give that a look as well. Right now I have VirtualBox on my laptop so I am going to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-07-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Ok, so say if I wanted like pfSense and Server...

Ok, so say if I wanted like pfSense and Server 2008 R2 for example on a 2TB datastore would that work? Basically having multiple VM's on one hard drive? I think I get that you have your Server 2012...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
I'm wondering if I would need to add additional...

I'm wondering if I would need to add additional RAM to my server box if I go ESXi. It currently has 8GB now, but it uses the FB DIMMs which runs hot. The MB I have is the Supermicro X7DWE.

Ok...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
Interesting point about that, and wouldn't be...

Interesting point about that, and wouldn't be cool having everything down during an intense session of COD on the PS3! Are you running your setup with multiple hosts? I have several older boxes I can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
I can pass through the H310 just fine with no...

I can pass through the H310 just fine with no problem. Maybe perhaps I could create datastores for what I need. I believe my server has 8GB of the ECC RAM so I would need to determine how to properly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By AVTechMan
You can get the Kingston 120GB SSD on Amazon for...

You can get the Kingston 120GB SSD on Amazon for about $40 less than the Crucial you have on the list. I have three of these drives (including one running Server 2012 Essentials) and no issues with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-05-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By AVTechMan
ESXi with PFsense--Some VM Questions

I've been reading awhile on some of the older threads here in regarding ESXi and pfSense in which I have messed with ESXi some. I have a server that I bought from a forum member here well over a year...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By AVTechMan
Xeons are usually more for server class based...

Xeons are usually more for server class based boards. The i5 you have listed should be more than enough for your needs being a quad core.
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