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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-03-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
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...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   02-03-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Are component speakers worth the extra $?

Nevermind, I already bought everything I need.
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-24-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 131,731
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I program a lot of Harmony remotes and this...

I program a lot of Harmony remotes and this always works (dont ask me why).

Set the soundbar to turn on first in every activity.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,619
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
If I were to migrate from MediaBrowser 2.5.3.0 R...

If I were to migrate from MediaBrowser 2.5.3.0 R to Kodi would I have to re-download all metadata and images in a different format, or is there some way to make Kodi recognize everything I have...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-18-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
If that fixed it you really dodged a bullet....

If that fixed it you really dodged a bullet. Usually a bad HDMI cable causes white "sparklies" or a total blank screen. If it's working now I would back away from the set very slowly and don't make...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-16-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
It's your color wheel, or the DLP chip. Both...

It's your color wheel, or the DLP chip. Both components can be very co$tly. You have to decide how attached you are to that TV before you have it serviced. The repair could cost anywhere from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 575
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
All the advice you've gotten so far is spot on....

All the advice you've gotten so far is spot on. unRAID is really easy to build, configure, & maintain. I built mine in 2011 and and I only had one part fail on me in that whole time. I have never...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-23-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 366
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
The San Francisco one is pretty good too but...

The San Francisco one is pretty good too but nothing beats the roar of an 845 HP V8 and 4 screeching tires. Turn your subwoofer up to 11 and enjoy.
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Verify that the emitter is working (should flash...

Verify that the emitter is working (should flash red when transmitting signal). Have a friend point the remote at receiver then press and hold the volume button while you slowly move the emitter back...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
The hub needs line of sight to the projector. It...

The hub needs line of sight to the projector. It sounds like you have it hidden behind seating. try lifting it up and see if that works. Some projectors have an IR receiver in the rear that can be...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 366
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
The car chase scene in Steve McQueen's Bullitt...

The car chase scene in Steve McQueen's Bullitt sounds pretty good on blu-ray, also if your BD player is internet capable do a search on YouTube for "Hoonigan" and watch Ken Block's Gymkhana Seven:...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Check out URC remotes. You need a RF remote (X-7...

Check out URC remotes. You need a RF remote (X-7 is a good choice) and an RF base station (MRF-260 / MRF-350). The base stations have addressable IR ports so you can put each TV and box on a...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-09-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I was thinking of the Harmony Smart Control,...

I was thinking of the Harmony Smart Control, forgot that the Ultimate Home has IR.
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-08-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Awesome, it sounds like Harmony put the IR...

Awesome, it sounds like Harmony put the IR blaster back in this remote (they must have gotten my angry memo :D). The hub is totally useless if there is no line of sight to the TV and no extra wires...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
If you're looking for a DIY project check out...

If you're looking for a DIY project check out iRule.

For a professional installation a good choice is URC. The Complete Control series can be programmed to any iOS or Android device. It is not...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
you need to lengthen the "inter-key delay". Try...

you need to lengthen the "inter-key delay". Try 500ms and if that doesn't work go to 1000ms.

Click on the "TV" device in the software and dig through the 4 choices below to find it.
Forum: Soundbars   11-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
The soundbar has an analog AUX in. You just need...

The soundbar has an analog AUX in. You just need a 3.5 mm mini jack to RCA to hook it up. Check the sound menu on your TV, it may have an option to switch from fixed to variable out. If this is the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   11-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I have never used this, I only know it exists ...

I have never used this, I only know it exists
https://www.houselogix.com/shop/hdmi-repair-kit
Forum: 3D Displays   11-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I have to agree with this one. I watched Life of...

I have to agree with this one. I watched Life of Pi in 3D on this set and it was absolutely amazing.

If you plan on mounting your screen above eye level (i.e. above a fireplace) don't even bother...
Forum: Accessories   11-09-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
FS: Control4 HC800 w/SR250 Remote

**this item has been sold**
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 49,400
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I couldn't find a codeset in CCP that had all the...

I couldn't find a codeset in CCP that had all the functions so I borrowed a Harmony 650 and loaded the device "Windows Media Center SE", then I used that to teach all the commands I needed. It even...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
You don't "need" a video card with that system. I...

You don't "need" a video card with that system. I have 2 HTPC's, one with - one without and there is no discernible difference in video quality. The i5 can do 3D with the onboard graphics all by...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-14-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
Why not get the Sony XBR75X910C. ...

Why not get the Sony XBR75X910C.

Essentially the same TV without the ugly speakers and added weight.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-13-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
I agree 100%, and I test that theory on a weekly...

I agree 100%, and I test that theory on a weekly basis.

I have installed this exact package in several homes and like I stated before, they sound good enough. Could you find something a little bit...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 49,400
Posted By Dropkick Murphy
My X-8 lasted 6 weeks before the IR blaster...

My X-8 lasted 6 weeks before the IR blaster became non-functional. I took it back to BBY today and they swapped it out, no questions asked. I bought the extended warranty this time :D
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