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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,263
Posted By spidermaker
Extremely interesting string and have a question...

Extremely interesting string and have a question that may have been kind of answered:

Currently have an SSD for OS and two x 2TB drives for video content in HTPC. The 2TB drives are being...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By spidermaker
Not an answer specifically but: why extend D: vs...

Not an answer specifically but: why extend D: vs adding the new 3TB as the E: drive? I'm struggling with similar and am, for the time being, running C: SSD for OS, D: and E: for video content. Media...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,247
Posted By spidermaker
Streaming is a "progressive" download where you...

Streaming is a "progressive" download where you watch/listen without actually dowloading the content to your device. Think of it like radio: your player simply receives a signal (or stream) but you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By spidermaker
Certainly wouldn't consider it deficient, as a...

Certainly wouldn't consider it deficient, as a matter of fact, quite nice. That said, the two Shark007 codec packs are very simply to install so WMC will play MKV's. You're installing another...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,247
Posted By spidermaker
Used Air Video for a long time but a recent new...

Used Air Video for a long time but a recent new W7 build had troubles installing the required Java components. Switched to Video Stream and it's great. Interface is a little 'slicker' than Air Video...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By spidermaker
Ah the Flirc. Conceptually great but can't for...

Ah the Flirc. Conceptually great but can't for the life of me keep it working consistently. I use the Harmony 880 and the only consistent setting via Flirc is to open Media Browser shortcut. I've...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By spidermaker
I had the same hair-pulling experience two weeks...

I had the same hair-pulling experience two weeks ago with my HTPC. Worked great for 6 mths and all of a sudden would freeze about an hour into use, regardless of what it was doing. Thought it was...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By spidermaker
Is the freezing happening just within the...

Is the freezing happening just within the application itself or does it freeze your entire machine? And, once frozen, how do you get the machine back to operational? Hard reboot?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-26-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,247
Posted By spidermaker
The question of "internal or stream" is valid....

The question of "internal or stream" is valid. For instance, if you're mostly looking to watch content while at home then apps like Air Video or Video Stream are great. Both simply find the shared...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-01-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 622,408
Posted By spidermaker
Quote:Originally Posted by Krobar...

Quote:Originally Posted by Krobar http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21570778)

Answers below:

1. I have the TV connected to our wifi. When doing...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 633,875
Posted By spidermaker
Quote:Originally Posted by brian6751...

Quote:Originally Posted by brian6751 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21569114)

Yeah but i think it's meant for having all Samsung components....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 633,875
Posted By spidermaker
It's Samsungs device network that allows single...

It's Samsungs device network that allows single control of all HDMI connected devices. Same as Sony's BraviaLink or Panny's Viera Link.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 622,408
Posted By spidermaker
Had some of same issues but seem to have them...

Had some of same issues but seem to have them resolved. Using Allshare application on i3 HTPC with wired ethernet displaying on the new 64" 8000 display. Took some working with but realized that the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 546,337
Posted By spidermaker
Went through the same consternation between...

Went through the same consternation between these sets. I ultimately decided on the 734 as I simply don't see needing/wanting 3D. I checked every price point I could find and finally called Video...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 546,337
Posted By spidermaker
Sorry - iPad auto-correct strikes again. I have...

Sorry - iPad auto-correct strikes again. I have a chance to pick up a 732 for 1600....good deal?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 546,337
Posted By spidermaker
Have a chance topics up a 6-mth old 732 for...

Have a chance topics up a 6-mth old 732 for 1600. Worth it?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By spidermaker
i have the aton dla6 and am considering the...

i have the aton dla6 and am considering the sonos route. with 4 pairs of speakers I can do either dual sonos zp120's and run 4 into each box and be just fine. Or...can I connect a single sonos zp120...
Forum: Home Automation   12-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,653
Posted By spidermaker
Conceptually, wifi control of a room volume via...

Conceptually, wifi control of a room volume via an iPhone app. Their are IP-based solutions but Ethernet wasn't run to each volume control per room. Designing a whole house audio volume control...
Forum: Home Automation   12-03-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,653
Posted By spidermaker
Anyone run across a wifi volume control embedded...

Anyone run across a wifi volume control embedded in a wall plate? Would like to control whole house audio per room with iPhone. Everything wired but did not run IP cabling to volume plates, just...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By spidermaker
Huge agree on this. Can't believe the ease of...

Huge agree on this. Can't believe the ease of this remote vs all of the others that require extremely complicated programming.
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-20-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,021
Posted By spidermaker
URC RFS-200 bundle. Amazon for around $80.

URC RFS-200 bundle. Amazon for around $80.
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-20-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By spidermaker
Go with an RF remote with an IR blaster. The...

Go with an RF remote with an IR blaster. The blaster receives the RF signal from your remote and converts/blasts the IR to the components. Wirelessly or you can use the plug-in emitters which stick...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-20-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
Posted By spidermaker
Recently picked up the URC RFS-200 remote and IR...

Recently picked up the URC RFS-200 remote and IR blaster bundle. For around 80 bucks on Amazon I'm quite pleased. Have small environment with Sony flat-panel and Comcast cable box inside closed...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 815,232
Posted By spidermaker
Not sure I totally agree: you're connecting...

Not sure I totally agree: you're connecting storage (thumb or HDD) to your wireless router USB and expecting to see it from your 570. In theory I think that's the best way but Sony requires some...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 815,232
Posted By spidermaker
Just tried both a TIFF and JPEG photo from a...

Just tried both a TIFF and JPEG photo from a thumb drive connected directly to the USB port on the front of the 570 and it reports that no files are present. Curious what photo format will work on...
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