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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I got mine 3-4 days after I ordered it. It's...

I got mine 3-4 days after I ordered it. It's constructed really well. The brushed aluminum case looks great and the top is a nice piece of thin machined plastic with the silkscreened KODI logo on it....
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-29-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 16,658
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
You should double-check the specs on the splitter...

You should double-check the specs on the splitter you bought. Every splitter I have used will pass up to 1080p to both sets. Also check the output of your DTV box to make sure it is set to pass...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Thanks for the heads up, I ordered one.

Thanks for the heads up, I ordered one.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-15-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 736
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
All a cache drive will do is let you write to the...

All a cache drive will do is let you write to the array 2-3 times faster than normal. Once you have the bulk of your media transferred over it's almost unnecessary. When you write to the cache drive...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
AMEN to that! I just bought 4 X 6TB drives to...

AMEN to that! I just bought 4 X 6TB drives to replace some 3TB's I just put in about a year ago.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-14-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 736
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
One thing you need to have with unRAID is...

One thing you need to have with unRAID is "patience". After this one finishes preclear I still have 3 more to go.
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   06-02-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Your post is a little confusing but I'll try to...

Your post is a little confusing but I'll try to figure it out.
Are you saying that you unplugged the video feed from the other room and replaced it with your game system directly to the TV? If so...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-30-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
That's why they stopped providing customer...

That's why they stopped providing customer support for the programming years ago and turned it over to professional installers only. Your best bet is to make a copy of the original programming to...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-25-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 133,005
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Any old AV Receiver bought from Craigslist would...

Any old AV Receiver bought from Craigslist would do as long as it is controlled by an IR remote.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-22-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Harman Kardon claims to have invented the AV...

Harman Kardon claims to have invented the AV Receiver. I've never been interested enough to follow up on that but it's what I heard.
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   04-18-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Try grounding your head unit and amps to the same...

Try grounding your head unit and amps to the same location on the frame.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-11-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
This AVR ...

This AVR
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-A840BL-7-2-Channel-AVENTAGE-Receiver/dp/B00J8HV5BO/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1460418446&sr=1-2&keywords=yamaha+rx+a850
Order it quick before they...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-04-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
The description in the app store should indicate...

The description in the app store should indicate which AVR's work with the particular apps. The most popular one is iControlAV5.
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-31-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,445
Views: 270,042
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
If you have the right combination of devices and...

If you have the right combination of devices and ARC works then consider yourself lucky. There is no way to know if it will work properly until you try it. I install home theater systems for a living...
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-28-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Harmony can't control Sonos.

Harmony can't control Sonos.
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-28-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,445
Views: 270,042
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
If you are using ARC (presuming that it works...

If you are using ARC (presuming that it works correctly with your devices) then the remote should not have to do anything because the AVR will change inputs on it's own.

When you get frustrated...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 265
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
http://www.steigerdynamics.com/ Definitely...

http://www.steigerdynamics.com/

Definitely high end.
Forum: HTPC Computer Items   03-14-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I still have it, PM if still interested.

I still have it, PM if still interested.
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-14-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,445
Views: 270,042
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Yes, it's called an "activity"

Yes, it's called an "activity"
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-13-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Once you have CCP installed on your PC you can...

Once you have CCP installed on your PC you can simply plug your remote into a USB port and copy the program. I would suggest making 2 copies of the program, one to experiment with and a separate one...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   03-10-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I have an older Pioneer head unit that has a...

I have an older Pioneer head unit that has a feature in the setup menu entitled "everscroll" and you can turn that on to continue scrolling, or off to scroll once. Perhaps they have discontinued that...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   03-10-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
HOLY S***! what a difference a switch makes. I...

HOLY S***! what a difference a switch makes. I wasn't paying attention when I setup my amp and had the input switch set to "HI" instead of "LOW". BY correcting that I almost doubled my volume and the...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   03-03-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I got it all up and running, the diagram I drew...

I got it all up and running, the diagram I drew ended up being the correct way. I completely agree that it's silly there's no instruction in the manual about bridging even though it's a feature of...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   02-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Is this the correct way to bridge my amp? (AKA - will this work?)

I bought a new Kicker amp + speakers and I'm trying to get the maximum wattage out of it. The speakers are Kicker CSS65 rated for 100 watts continuous and 300 peak so I'm sure they can handle the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-03-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
If I were doing it I would definitely remove the...

If I were doing it I would definitely remove the HDD's, number them, and pack them in bubble wrap for a separate package. Good call out on removing the heatsink also, I would have never thought of...
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