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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 163
Posted By StardogChampion
If you're adding a video card know this: 1 x PCI...

If you're adding a video card know this: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1 @ x4 mode)

IMHO, Kabini is not the right platform if you're going to add a video card since the GPU is the one good...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,217
Posted By StardogChampion
Or, depending on your perspective, the customers...

Or, depending on your perspective, the customers have abandoned us. In the past couple of years the attitude has changed to wanting the cheapest possible, even "what can you build me for under $100"....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By StardogChampion
Yep, no matter how many times I show my in-laws...

Yep, no matter how many times I show my in-laws how to work their HTPC, every time I see them they tell me something between "it doesn't work" and "we can't get it to work". Then I go over to their...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By StardogChampion
I am very happy to see this! I made my pledge. 5%...

I am very happy to see this! I made my pledge. 5% of goal though with so few days and so little interest in HTPC these days makes me a little sad though.

I am also going to check out the trial of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By StardogChampion
You might want to check out these in the UK: ...

You might want to check out these in the UK:
http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=63#C287

I've used a couple of different version of this case (Iwill and Streacom) and liked it:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By StardogChampion
That's fine. My experience over the past...

That's fine.

My experience over the past however many years I've been building machines is that for this particular issue, using an discrete video card or AMD APU solves the issue for me. So, if...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By StardogChampion
I am thinking a Skylake i3 with Nvidia 1GB DDR5...

I am thinking a Skylake i3 with Nvidia 1GB DDR5 GT730 might be the way I go.

I have a A8-3820 HTPC right now but it's starting to have some issues and the last time I tried to update the AMD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By StardogChampion
Any 29/59 issues with the Intel HD 530 on...

Any 29/59 issues with the Intel HD 530 on channels like HBO?

If you don't know what the 29/59 issue see here: https://communities.intel.com/thread/53565

I am thinking about a Skylake or even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 525
Posted By StardogChampion
I have 2 x 4TB, 1 x 6TB and 2 x 3TB and a 120GB...

I have 2 x 4TB, 1 x 6TB and 2 x 3TB and a 120GB SSD in my WHS2011 box with no issues.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-22-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By StardogChampion
It's very similar to the 80mm Realan and iWill...

It's very similar to the 80mm Realan and iWill cases I use. For either of those with the ODD and a 2.5" SSD installed you're left with about 40mm of space max. For Intel builds in those cases I use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-22-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By StardogChampion
It's still W7MC with HDHomeRun Prime until...

It's still W7MC with HDHomeRun Prime until something better comes along (HDHomeRun tvOS app please).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,426
Posted By StardogChampion
Here's what M$ is saying about availability of...

Here's what M$ is saying about availability of various versions of Windows 7 & 8:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle#section_2

It looks like you'll still be able to buy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By StardogChampion
The issues you describe are one of the reasons I...

The issues you describe are one of the reasons I have a Roku 3 for streaming services and use my HTPC for everything else. The picture and audio quality of Netflix, VUDU, etc. is much better with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By StardogChampion
I would also go into Windows Media Center setup...

I would also go into Windows Media Center setup and turn off the WMC sounds. What you describe sounds like WMC is trying to output the recording sound effect and making something in the chain unhappy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By StardogChampion
FWIW, the Windows 8.1 version has a Netflix app...

FWIW, the Windows 8.1 version has a Netflix app and it doesn't use Silverlight so it's likely a moot point. Windows 8.1 w/ Bing doesn't have WMC so it's limited for HTPC'ers that use their HTPCs for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By StardogChampion
The point was that because Atom, Celeron and...

The point was that because Atom, Celeron and Pentium are brands, not architectures/etc., you can't assume what didn't work on something called Atom 2, 5 or 10 years ago will not work today. There's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By StardogChampion
There's also a significant different in power...

There's also a significant different in power consumption and heat produced with Intel being the better of AMD in those categories. In my experience, AMD got much worse after Llano in heat output....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By StardogChampion
Atom is a brand. Celeron and Pentium too. What's...

Atom is a brand. Celeron and Pentium too. What's being called "Atom" now has no relation to past Atom processors. You can't assume that because it's didn't work on the previous generation Cherry...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By StardogChampion
I think it's a limitation of the GPU in the...

I think it's a limitation of the GPU in the J1900. If I install the Intel driver same version, one on a J1900 and one on a C1037U, the Intel driver panel on the C1037U shows the scaling but the J1900...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,764
Posted By StardogChampion
FWIW, my problem above was not the MSI...

FWIW, my problem above was not the MSI motherboard but the AMD 5150 APU. I RMA'd the APU and the replacement works fine in the MSI motherboard. The issue I have with the system now that makes it not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By StardogChampion
I've had the same issue with a few different...

I've had the same issue with a few different Intel-based systems I've built and it's been going on for at least a year, maybe more. These were G620, J1900 and C1007U systems. It's very noticeable...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-01-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By StardogChampion
I've never installed. I boot using the CD which...

I've never installed. I boot using the CD which is a form of Linux and then do the cloning from the utility.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,227
Posted By StardogChampion
If you're into mini-ITX HTPC cases, I've got...

If you're into mini-ITX HTPC cases, I've got these coming in a couple of weeks. It's the Realan E-W80. They seem just about perfect for mini-ITX lovers like myself.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By StardogChampion
+1 for Acronis. It came with a SSD I once bought...

+1 for Acronis. It came with a SSD I once bought and I've used it ever since. I've cloned dozens of drives from bigger to smaller, smaller to bigger, etc. The version I have doesn't do GPT drives but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By StardogChampion
Without knowing the case, it's hard to suggest a...

Without knowing the case, it's hard to suggest a motherboard. Most fanless cases only support specific motherboards due to the integrated heatsink.

You'll have more flexibility using a quiet...
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