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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By renethx
Depends on your usage. For example, i3 can't...

Depends on your usage. For example, i3 can't transcode two FHD videos simultaneously, while i5 can. "S" or "T" is almost pointless, it does not save power at all at idle, it consumes slightly lower...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By renethx
Any 'dedicated' GPU also has ASIC for video...

Any 'dedicated' GPU also has ASIC for video decoding. You can use either that or QS. MadVR's video processing uses GPU's shader units, that's independent of the decoding ASIC. Reasons to use QS...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By renethx
OC won't kick in if DXVA2 (copy-back) or DXVA...

OC won't kick in if DXVA2 (copy-back) or DXVA (native) is active in LAV Video Decoder (or if any DXVA2 video decoder is used). I am talking about video playback.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By renethx
A note: you can't overclock AMD GPU if you use...

A note: you can't overclock AMD GPU if you use UVD, you have to use software decoder or QS.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 11:57 PM
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Posted By renethx
CPU: Just go with not "T" but a normal version....

CPU: Just go with not "T" but a normal version. "T" does not save power at all at idle.

RAM: Choose 2 x 2GB or 2 x 4GB. A single stick means single channel mode.

SSD: Check Crucial MX100 128GB....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By renethx
Bay Trail is the successor to "Atom" processor....

Bay Trail is the successor to "Atom" processor. The performance difference between desktop Haswell and mobile Bay Trail is very large, Celeron G1840 CPU is roughly three times better and its GPU is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By renethx
DisplayPort was set by VESA, an international...

DisplayPort was set by VESA, an international non-profit corporation standards body for 'computer' graphics (NEC, ATI, etc.), while HDMI by eight CE companies (Hitachi, Panasonic, Phillips, Sony...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By renethx
The default settings of madVR is good for...

The default settings of madVR is good for SD/HD/FHD movies (25-30ms rendering time). Videos, in particular 1080i60, are out of question.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2014, 01:32 AM
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Posted By renethx
I tested AMD Kabini 5350, but didn't find...

I tested AMD Kabini 5350, but didn't find anything special in this APU. Playing BD 24p at 24Hz refresh rate is just as smooth as other graphics cards such as AMD discrete GPU, AMD Kaveri/Trinity APU,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By renethx
If your main source is 1080p24/1080i60 (except...

If your main source is 1080p24/1080i60 (except for 1080i60 'movies'; 24Hz refresh rate can't be done automatically), then Linux is good enough. For 720p24 and DVDs, Windows (with madVR video...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 10:58 PM
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Posted By renethx
Decoding 4K AVC by CPU is generally a lot harder....

Decoding 4K AVC by CPU is generally a lot harder. You'd better get Core i5 / i7.



FPS is the number of frames per second stored in the video file. Once decoded (by CPU or ASIC in GPU), it's an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By renethx
If you are thinking of OpenELEC, then a cheap...

If you are thinking of OpenELEC, then a cheap Intel NUC is a good choice. But instead of Celeron 840 (mobile Sandy Bridge), Intel NUC DN2820FYKH (Celeron N2820/N2830, Bay Trail-M). ASUS Chromebox is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By renethx
A couple of notes: - As you selected a non-K...

A couple of notes:

- As you selected a non-K Core i5, GA-H97N-WIFI is enough (-$20). The features found only in Z97 are

-- Dynamic Storage Accelerator (maybe faster sequential/random read,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By renethx
Just good. You can go with a cheaper Celeron...

Just good. You can go with a cheaper Celeron G1840, ~$47. There is no big difference, just 3.1GHz vs. 2.8GHz.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By renethx
Yes. Even cheap Celeron G1840, $45, is enough.

Yes. Even cheap Celeron G1840, $45, is enough.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By renethx
270X = HD 7870 (with minor tweaks), that's...

270X = HD 7870 (with minor tweaks), that's roughly 1.5 times faster than HD 7850. But you'd better continue to use 7850 and save your money for a Rx 3xx card (Pirate Islands series, manufactured in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By renethx
All of my tests have been done with default madVR...

All of my tests have been done with default madVR settings (except for scaling). Otherwise there would be numerous combinations and giving simple results would be impossible.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By renethx
DTS-HD consists of DTS 'core' and residual part....

DTS-HD consists of DTS 'core' and residual part. If hardware supports only DTS, then the player sends only the core part of DTS-HD, so there is no problem. TrueHD is different, it's independent of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By renethx
If you use optical out of WD TV and play DTS-HD...

If you use optical out of WD TV and play DTS-HD MA / TrueHD, you should get DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 ... ? It is so at least in my environment.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By renethx
Yup, I am confused. Look at these posts...

Yup, I am confused. Look at these posts (http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1661300#post1661300) in doom9's forum.

Error Diffusion loads GPU a lot. I wouldn't use it with NNEDI3. You'd better...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By renethx
Recommended refresh rate depends on the content: ...

Recommended refresh rate depends on the content:

24p and telecined 60i: 24Hz (then the display processes the incoming video and could display it at 48Hz, 72Hz, 96Hz, 120Hz etc.)
25p and telecined...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 01:58 AM
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Posted By renethx
My suggestions: Core i3 is not a good...

My suggestions:

Core i3 is not a good choice. It's just a dual-core processor with HyperThreading (additional fake two cores). You'd better get a real quad-core processor (Core i5-4590, 4690K...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2014, 01:23 AM
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Posted By renethx
For example, CPU: Celeron G1840, $45, if you...

For example,

CPU: Celeron G1840, $45, if you don't need 3D, Core i3-4130, $115, otherwise.
CPU cooler: Stock cooler is usually enough. You can replace it with a third-party cooler, but the choice...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By renethx
I assume your motherboard's audio chip does not...

I assume your motherboard's audio chip does not support S/PDIF. There are several cheap sound cards that support S/PDIF optical out (supporting stereo PCM, DD, DTS, DD-EX, DTS-ES). E.g. Turtle Beach...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By renethx
Mike Walsh Quick questions: Do you play...

Mike Walsh

Quick questions: Do you play DVDs (or SD video files)? If you play only 1080p/I contents, then you won't need expensive hardware components for good picture quality. H97 mb and Core i3...
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