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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-16-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By ratava
If you find it necessary to back up your raid...

If you find it necessary to back up your raid you do it to... well... another raid.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-15-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By ratava
Not one to sit around I did some digging. I now...

Not one to sit around I did some digging. I now know that the mediabridge is attempting to ftp the file "rootfs.checksum.enc" from a server at tce.com which belongs to the technicolor.com company....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By ratava
I know this product is long in the tooth. A...

I know this product is long in the tooth. A buddy and I bought 2 each of these 8 years ago when we discovered them. Mine have both failed at this point, and Im seeing nothing in the field which does...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   06-25-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 234,514
Posted By ratava
Bought a VT50 (TC-P55VT50) at Video Only in...

Bought a VT50 (TC-P55VT50) at Video Only in Mountain View over Memorial Day for $1999. All the online retailers I could find had it for $2499 at the time.

http://videoonly.com/

-R.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-25-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By ratava
Thank you! Figures it would be named something...

Thank you! Figures it would be named something obvious like that.

-R.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-25-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By ratava
I was lucky enough to pick up two of these many...

I was lucky enough to pick up two of these many years back before they dissapeared. Ive been casually looking for devices that offer the same level of functionality (HT componant form factor and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By ratava
Just took delivery of my VT50 Yesterday. This AM...

Just took delivery of my VT50 Yesterday. This AM I updated the firmware. I dont know if this happened after or all along,but when I turn the set on, I am rewarded with a "sponsored advertisement"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By ratava
Its video game consoles. My PS2 and Wii. Not...

Its video game consoles. My PS2 and Wii. Not much chance there.

Thanks for the info. You may have just saved me a few hundred dollars!

-R.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-14-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By ratava
I see that the lower model rx-v line do not...

I see that the lower model rx-v line do not offer "HDMIUpscaling" Does this mean that non-hdmi source video will not be put onto the hdmi cable to my screen or that it wont get upscaled when it is?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By ratava
Quote:Originally Posted by Venomous...

Quote:Originally Posted by Venomous http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21996826)

Aventages are worth a damn and Yamaha is gaining increasing market...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By ratava
Quote:Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman...

Quote:Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21996806)

One question I do have, is why are you replacing it?


Im...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By ratava
Im looking for a new HT amp for my family room...

Im looking for a new HT amp for my family room remodel. I have had good experiences with the Yamaha line (I own an RXV-3900) but am concerned about all the additional bells and whistles on the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By ratava
Overnight my 2 month old Samsung 860 developed a...

Overnight my 2 month old Samsung 860 developed a crack *under* the exterior glass. It's small (about 1") in the lower right corner.

When I went to bed it wasnt there. When I woke up it was. The...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ratava
Thanks for all the responses. I went ahead and...

Thanks for all the responses. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the PN58B860. It's home sitting (upright) in the uhaul van I had to rent to transport the thing! The price was absolutely right,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ratava
Quote:Originally Posted by Mr_Mike_P...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mr_Mike_P http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17272777)

how often do you use your tv for PC functions???


rarely....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-30-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ratava
Thanks for the responses. While the Pioneers get...

Thanks for the responses. While the Pioneers get great reviews, the Sammys seem to keep up from what ive read. My desire to save a bit of green by purchasing a set with fewer non-PQ related features...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ratava
Howdy folks! Ive got a Samsung 56" DLP set...

Howdy folks!

Ive got a Samsung 56" DLP set whose light engine is on its way out. Ive got white-dots galore and a fan-whine which even the neighbors complain about. Now that it's occasionally...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-26-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,835
Posted By ratava
HLN567WX Purchased in sept 2003. Got a bit more...

HLN567WX Purchased in sept 2003. Got a bit more shelf life than most it seems. Looking into a light engine replacement now. If +-$500 can get me 6 more years, Im (kinda) happy.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-20-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By ratava
I've just completed the arduous task of ripping...

I've just completed the arduous task of ripping all of my 800DVDs to my home-build media server to be served by my AR Mediabridge (which I found thanks to this forum!). Now that I have emptied my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-08-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 39,002
Posted By ratava
Quote:Originally Posted by MediaBridge...

Quote:Originally Posted by MediaBridge http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

The MediaBridge only looks for album art embedded in the music file....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-04-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 39,002
Posted By ratava
I liked the jacket.jpg feature for dvd...

I liked the jacket.jpg feature for dvd identification that I tried it with the music folders as well. I pulled some album art and put it in the album directory (all my music is artist\\album\ racks...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-03-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 39,002
Posted By ratava
Greg, Thanks for a fantastic product! As an...

Greg,

Thanks for a fantastic product! As an early adopter, I was badly burned by the PrismIQ (Even bought the darned keyboard for the thing), and had looked into MythTV about a year back. There...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-23-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By ratava
I have had a Samsung 56' DLP set for about 2...

I have had a Samsung 56' DLP set for about 2 years now. Almost since I bought it, the set has had an odd intermittent issue which I can find no mention of online. I thought I'd throw it out to the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-24-2004, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By ratava
History: I have a 400 CD changer which is full...

History:
I have a 400 CD changer which is full with about 30 CDs outside of it floating around the house.
All CDs are ripped to VRB (High Quality) MP3s on a server at home
I have an EMPEG (Rio...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-29-2002, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By ratava
So, A couple of years ago, I was opposed to CD...

So, A couple of years ago, I was opposed to CD Chnagers, but fortune conspired to put one infront of me at a price I couldn't refuse. Combined with the presence of a newborn in the house (Who would...
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