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Forum: Home Theater Gaming   01-17-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Years ago when we first got our Wii I hardwired...

Years ago when we first got our Wii I hardwired the sensor bar to a Radio Shack AC adapter per some instructions I found on the net. Has worked well for years mounted under my 132" diagonal screen...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
WMC on Seiki 4K display, 30p refresh rate

Trying out WMC on my Seiki 39" 4K display, which has a max refresh rate of 30Hz (30p) at 4K resolution. For some reason, WMC playback (live TV, recorded TV), both in full screen or in a small...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Correction on that. It was about 1.7TB of data.

Correction on that. It was about 1.7TB of data.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Surprise! I had decided to go with RAID10 on my...

Surprise! I had decided to go with RAID10 on my LSI 8708ELP controller. Started the upgrade last night and after troubleshooting some unrelated issues (corrupt Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO download)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
I ended up ordering 4x 3TB WD Red drives and am...

I ended up ordering 4x 3TB WD Red drives and am planning on a hardware RAID 10.

Thanks
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Thanks. That's what I figured, but have never...

Thanks. That's what I figured, but have never tested real world.

However, I'm thinking the 4x3TB drives may make more sense anyway overall.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
It's more expensive, but based on the high...

It's more expensive, but based on the high failure rates I'm reading about for that Toshiba I'm thinking of going with this drive instead if I choose the 3TB option:
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
RAID1, how many streams? vs. RAID10?

Looking to replace the aging RAID array in my HTPC server.

Currently running (8) Seagate 1TB drives in a RAID 6 array on an LSI 8708ELP RAID controller. Holds a variety of data, but most...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
No problems with MKVs and MediaBrowser here,...

No problems with MKVs and MediaBrowser here, works very well with no stutter.

I assume XBMC works well using the Microsoft remote? Are you using the Netflix add-in for XBMC by chance? If so does...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
We're pretty much disc-less, and I like to keep...

We're pretty much disc-less, and I like to keep thinks simple if I can with 1 box at each TV. TVs don't have Netflix built-in. Wish they would update the Netflix app for WMC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
WMC works well for me, but the Netflix add-in is...

WMC works well for me, but the Netflix add-in is not being updated so things like watching multiple series TV shows is a bear. Also the search function no longer works.

I'm not sure how well the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Sounds a lot like my setup. So, still WMC...

Sounds a lot like my setup.

So, still WMC for live TV? How well does XBMC integrate with WMC? Launch it off of the WMC menu?

Did you compare XBMC with MediaBrowser?

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
What's everyone doing for live TV?

Currently running Windows Media Center (most on Windows 7, one on Windows 8.1) on my HTPCs, connecting to a HD HomeRun Prime 6 tuner using Verizon FIOS for TV throughout my house (no extenders). My...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 140,047
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
I'm using CAV66 to stream 3 sources of MP3s...

I'm using CAV66 to stream 3 sources of MP3s through JRiver in my home. I can control the music via the keypads, and also control JRiver through their Android app. Works great for me.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
No one? Guess I'll find out. :)

No one? Guess I'll find out. :)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
TV in three season room?

Located in New England. Just completed a 3 season room addition to the house and looking to put a TV in there. It's not a screened in porch, it's a real insulated room - but lots of big sliding...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-17-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gpmbc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1490301/official-epson-eh-tw-9200-5030ub-owners-thread/1740#post_24085858)
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Quote:What brand mount is the projector sitting...

Quote:What brand mount is the projector sitting on? And where did you get it?


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EGI7V4/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-15-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Here are a couple more pics that give a better...

Here are a couple more pics that give a better overall view of what the projector looks like on the shelf.

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/331905/width/350/height/700/flags/LL...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-15-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/331471...

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/331471/width/350/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/331471/)...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by flyguyjake http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1490301/official-epson-eh-tw-9200-5030ub-owners-thread/1680#post_24075371)

To hold...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-14-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by flyguyjake http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1490301/official-epson-eh-tw-9200-5030ub-owners-thread/1650#post_24072963)

I bought...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-12-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Quote:If you have the funds, bite the bullet and...

Quote:If you have the funds, bite the bullet and go with the OPPO BDP-103. What an awesome machine. biggrin.gif


Sorry, should have been more clear. I went with a media streamer instead - I try...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Just wanted to follow up on the thread. Ended up...

Just wanted to follow up on the thread. Ended up purchasing a 6030UB locally and installed it on the same ceiling mount as my Infocus. It's definitely much brighter in Living Room mode than in THX...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-08-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 380,822
Posted By Mike_Boulanger
Quote:You should be able to get a nice looking...

Quote:You should be able to get a nice looking image and 23/24 Foot Lamberts. on that screen.


Great! Even at my distance? With that screen size?

So, what am I missing? Can you explain why...
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