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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-27-2015, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Charles R
Typically you can but you won't see the increased...

Typically you can but you won't see the increased storage space until you have swapped both.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-27-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Charles R
I agree. I was given one and was duly impressed....

I agree. I was given one and was duly impressed. Kodi took only a few minutes to install and even running it from deep inside the menu didn't bother me. Unfortunately both of the issues (based on my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-27-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Charles R
One big issue is it won't do HD audio. Another is...

One big issue is it won't do HD audio. Another is the denterlacing is suspect at best... viewing 1080i (live tv/recordings) really suffers.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-27-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By Charles R
My only take/suggestion is at the low-end models...

My only take/suggestion is at the low-end models Synology is often over priced and under featured. Their once unique interface (which brought them such high esteem) has pretty much been duplicated by...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,236
Posted By Charles R
I tend to see it as it has (already) been...

I tend to see it as it has (already) been cancelled and they are trying a different format to see if it's workable ratings wise.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 7,889
Posted By Charles R
I'm not so sure. This might have "legs" It looks...

I'm not so sure. This might have "legs" It looks like Belichick and Brady both agree air was let out although they have no knowledge as to how... I doubt they can find/pay one of the ball boys to say...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Charles R
They didn't play in the game. One who prefers...

They didn't play in the game. One who prefers deflated footballs did...

Tom Brady admitted in 2011 that he likes 'the deflated ball'...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-21-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 7,889
Posted By Charles R
New Twist

The Baltimore Ravens tipped off the Indianapolis Colts going into the AFC title game about the Patriots potentially doctoring the air in footballs, according to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer.
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 7,889
Posted By Charles R
First off I don't think anyone claims (or even...

First off I don't think anyone claims (or even thinks) the under inflated footballs changed the outcome of the game. But I think it's pretty undeniable that the Pats let the air out...



They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Having played with a Fire TV I found it to be...

Having played with a Fire TV I found it to be close to the one box solution. Kodi side loaded works great outside of two things (based on my needs). It lacks HD audio and its deinterlacing is weak at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,639
Posted By Charles R
Since their mantra Windows is a service more than...

Since their mantra Windows is a service more than an OS I wonder if they will migrate to a subscription service (fee) down the road. Say after the one year of offering the upgrade for free.

"When...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By Charles R
I only use Windows 8.x (if it's Windows) since I...

I only use Windows 8.x (if it's Windows) since I found it much more HDMI and power saving friendly than Windows 7. Using identical hardware and at times drivers (such as Intel HD video drivers) I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By Charles R
I agree and it's why I typically start a thread...

I agree and it's why I typically start a thread in other AVS Forums... avoiding this one. One would think after posting the same opinion hundreds of times they would tire of such. It's almost as if...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-20-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Make sure you have Settings level at Expert to...

Make sure you have Settings level at Expert to ensure you have all of the options available.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By Charles R
Yes you can. That is what they used when they...

Yes you can. That is what they used when they wired my house as you can see in the image. At one point I converted a phone outlet to an Ethernet outlet by simply moving the wires in the electronic...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   01-19-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Charles R
Intel NUC BOXD34010WYKH1 $222 | i3 NUC with 2.5" Drive Support

At Fry's with Promo Code through 1/22 (wrong model pictured)

http://images.frys.com/art/email/011915_mon193per/box-01.jpg
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2015, 07:48 AM
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Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Yes - configured as the first post.

Yes - configured as the first post.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Yes - you need one and wired is best as some of...

Yes - you need one and wired is best as some of the wireless keyboards aren't recognized at boot time. If you review the process which is linked to in the first post it will give you installation...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
You need a USB based IR sensor that the...

You need a USB based IR sensor that the hardware/OS recognizes. Price wise during the Holiday several places were seeing how low they could go. More than likely Fry'a is the only hope at this point....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Just an IR sensor. The one in the first post...

Just an IR sensor. The one in the first post works great although it includes a remote as well. I use it with my Harmony...



I don't think there are any advantages per se. It's more like there...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   01-16-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By Charles R
WD 4 x 3TB Reds for $400 - Fry's through 1/22

Not the greatest as they have had them priced individually @99 before however it's been awhile and if you are looking for 4... the best thing about these guys is all of the NAS vendors support them....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Via SMB can't you simple access them via File...

Via SMB can't you simple access them via File Explorer? Or...

http://kodi.wiki/view/Log_file/File_manager_access
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,286
Posted By Charles R
Not awarding winning images but here are a couple...

Not awarding winning images but here are a couple of shots showing the bars...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,286
Posted By Charles R
As a some what useful reference with my Chromebox...

As a some what useful reference with my Chromebox configured with the settings in the first post in the Chromebox thread linked to in my signature I can see all of the bars (down to 2) using the AVS...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 32,755
Posted By Charles R
Good question - my guess is it would not update...

Good question - my guess is it would not update coming out of resume. Fixed the link.
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