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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By trab37
I would say none of the above, if you can get an...

I would say none of the above, if you can get an ethernet cable from the router in your bedroom to the equipment in the family room you can just add a network switch, that would be the best option. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By trab37
I would lean toward the Samsung over the LG, I...

I would lean toward the Samsung over the LG, I have heard good things about the 5300. I have an old Samsung plasma from 6 years ago and it still looks/works great and I purchased a Panasonic ZT60...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 257
Posted By trab37
It is my preferred method, repeating a wireless...

It is my preferred method, repeating a wireless signal can be iffy. Not to mention you are sometimes just repeating a crappy signal.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 257
Posted By trab37
You can set them to extend the existing network...

You can set them to extend the existing network if the signal is decent or connect them via ethernet. For the price, its a great solution.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 340
Posted By trab37
Not outside of the WD RE4 drives, but that would...

Not outside of the WD RE4 drives, but that would certainly be overkill.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 257
Posted By trab37
Another option would be to leave all the...

Another option would be to leave all the equipment where it is and run a long ethernet cable to a more central location and install a wireless access point, the Airport Express basestation would work...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 340
Posted By trab37
It shows it is compatible with the 4TB Red...

It shows it is compatible with the 4TB Red drives, the front pops off and the drives slide in. That is a great deal, the apps and interface appears to be similar. All the specs appear to be the...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   07-09-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By trab37
Media room, I can play in there and the wife can...

Media room, I can play in there and the wife can watch TV in the living room. My systems are distriubuted from my rack so I could play them anywhere, but the media room is just more enjoyable and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 257
Posted By trab37
+1 The Airport Extreme is a good router, I...

+1

The Airport Extreme is a good router, I would not bypass it in that manner.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 340
Posted By trab37
They are free and you can install as many as you...

They are free and you can install as many as you want. Procesing power would probably come in to play at some point for that model, but I doubt you would be installing enough to drag it down.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 340
Posted By trab37
For music only, it may be overkill, but reliable....

For music only, it may be overkill, but reliable. Here is a list of the packages that are compatible with the DS214 you were looking at. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 340
Posted By trab37
I would lean toward the Synology with Western...

I would lean toward the Synology with Western Digital drives. While I think Western Digital makes a great product, I tend to stick to a company that does one thing really well. Western digital...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By trab37
I would assume since he has mentioned automation...

I would assume since he has mentioned automation and Control4 as an option that the switch would be controlled via RS232 or ethernet. I have not seen an HDMI switch without IR control so you should...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,230
Posted By trab37
Ah, and you can see their cloud of smug from a...

Ah, and you can see their cloud of smug from a mile away. :D
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,230
Posted By trab37
Is that tongue in cheek or are you serious? I...

Is that tongue in cheek or are you serious? I bought a Sony X900A last year and a ZT60 and in several ways I prefer the ZT60. The 4K content on the Sony looks amazing, but is limited to what is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-01-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,550
Posted By trab37
I was merely trying to inject some humor into a...

I was merely trying to inject some humor into a thread that has become way more contentious than it needs to be, a point I made several posts back. In no way was I attempting to invalidate your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-01-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,550
Posted By trab37
And almost any job can be titled "Engineer", I am...

And almost any job can be titled "Engineer", I am an automation engineer by title though my degree is not in engineering, but I did start out as a EE major. Most of my friends are actual engineers,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,550
Posted By trab37
Well that's just ridiculous, you can't be the...

Well that's just ridiculous, you can't be the President of the USA, you're from Canada.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,550
Posted By trab37
I was not aware that you could bypass the fios...

I was not aware that you could bypass the fios router entirely, I was under the impression that it needed to be in the signal chain. Are you saying that you can run CAT6 directly from the ONT to a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,550
Posted By trab37
Actually, if you hook a cable certifier/analyzer...

Actually, if you hook a cable certifier/analyzer to those runs, I guarantee you will see lots of crosstalk.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By trab37
The CAT7 and CAT8 specs are really data center...

The CAT7 and CAT8 specs are really data center usage only, they have severe distance limitations and will be cost prohibitive for the forseeable future and fiber is already being used for video on...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,209
Views: 90,241
Posted By trab37
Those are some expensive handshakes.

Those are some expensive handshakes.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,230
Posted By trab37
The "youth of tomorrow" are already making me...

The "youth of tomorrow" are already making me feel like a crotchety old man with their newfangled gizmos that are replacing the things I love, and I'm in my early 30's. I would love to see the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,230
Posted By trab37
Why not just take it outside as well? :eek:

Why not just take it outside as well? :eek:
Forum: HTPC Gaming   07-01-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,209
Views: 90,241
Posted By trab37
Thank god they haven't blocked this site :D ...

Thank god they haven't blocked this site :D



I guess "government" was a little to broad, not all government agencies are locked down. I was more referring to defense contractor type security...
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