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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By cdru
Since when has the why-would-I ever stopped the...

Since when has the why-would-I ever stopped the how-can-I in this forum?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-18-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By cdru
Often the power supply isn't included inside the...

Often the power supply isn't included inside the case due to space constraints as well as cooling. You're asking a lot if you want that low profile of a case size, power supply inside, AND an...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 395
Posted By cdru
<sarcasm>But look at how much the licensing and...

<sarcasm>But look at how much the licensing and DRM has improved the quality and quantity of solutions for everyone! And it's practically eliminated piracy and the use of potentially legally...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By cdru
Their TOS stated they are allowed to change their...

Their TOS stated they are allowed to change their TOS with notice. They are giving ample notice, and they aren't breaking any existing plans that people have already paid for. They offered something...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By cdru
I remember my first "HTPC" with XBMC on the...

I remember my first "HTPC" with XBMC on the original XBox. Ever since then there's always been something new right around the corner if I just waited a few more months. If I'd wait, as soon as that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By cdru
Skylake is launching now and what you have now is...

Skylake is launching now and what you have now is likely what you're going to get with regards to video performance unless you go with a new dedicated video card. Kaby Lake, the refresh of Skylake...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-03-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By cdru
RAID 4? No one uses RAID 4 and the My Cloud EX4...

RAID 4? No one uses RAID 4 and the My Cloud EX4 doesn't even support RAID 4. Did you mean RAID 5 with three disks and then adding a 4th later on when funds allow?

From the manual it doesn't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By cdru
I'd suggest using the Fatality and not the...

I'd suggest using the Fatality and not the Frailty line of motherboards. ;) According to this thread...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,762
Posted By cdru
If you don't want to be smacked down, don't ask a...

If you don't want to be smacked down, don't ask a question of if anyone noticed something that was clearly identified in the first post as a downside.

Did anyone catch who is providing this and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-29-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,732
Posted By cdru
Adjust your tin foil hat. Once it's position...

Adjust your tin foil hat. Once it's position correctly, it's easier to read.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,732
Posted By cdru
Well this would explain why you've never been...

Well this would explain why you've never been able to find movies originally ripped from DVD and Blu-ray online. Oh wait. That's right. No one really GAF in the end, the genie has long been out of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-23-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By cdru
Pico power supply and a laptop or similar adapter...

Pico power supply and a laptop or similar adapter if you need as small as possible but still have a 24 pin power supply connector on the motherboard.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By cdru
I know. That was suppose to be read dripping with...

I know. That was suppose to be read dripping with sarcasm but apparently that didn't come through.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By cdru
I think the last changes that I can recall was...

I think the last changes that I can recall was all the new antenna technology in the switch from SD to HD. You needed to get a new antenna for all those HD channels stations were switching to. Then...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By cdru
No, but I can probably take some pictures when I...

No, but I can probably take some pictures when I get home. It just looks like a gutted shell with a board semi-randomly stuck in it. I wasn't going for anything other than getting a mITX board in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By cdru
I repurposed an old Dish 811 receiver case for my...

I repurposed an old Dish 811 receiver case for my thin mini-ITX build. A dremel made quick work of the opening for the back plate. I wired up the main power switch to the motherboard and a small IR...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By cdru
Are you looking for an internal or external tv...

Are you looking for an internal or external tv tuner? Unless you go with a USB tuner or a network tuner like a HDHomeRun, you'd have to use a tuner card which right off the bat ruins a compact size....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-19-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By cdru
You're all over the map with your goals. You want...

You're all over the map with your goals. You want smaller, but mention a fan 50% the size of a mini-ITX board. And then say you might use a car heater coil. Small, quiet, cool. Pick 2. They don't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By cdru
Just for reference, here...

Just for reference, here (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-Ethernet-%22splitter%22/) is an Instructable on how to make your own "splitter/combiner" pair. You can also find them...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By cdru
There's a $10 price difference ($45 vs $55)...

There's a $10 price difference ($45 vs $55) between an low end LGA1150 and LGA1151 mobo on newegg. There's more of a difference if you restrict that down to just mini-ITX boards or are looking for a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By cdru
As long as everything works. I've had laptops...

As long as everything works. I've had laptops and integrated computers that have weird chipsets for components and you end up needing some obscure driver on a ftp site that doesn't exist anymore... ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-15-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By cdru
The lack of reviews would concern me too, as well...

The lack of reviews would concern me too, as well as availability of support/drivers/updates with an offbrand manufacturer.

Do you NEED an i7 5500U? A mini-ITX board with a low power CPU would be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-14-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By cdru
I think he's asking if there is there a way that...

I think he's asking if there is there a way that he can humblebrag about his system with completely irrelevant and not particularly technically impressive specs/details while asking which unrealistic...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By cdru
802.11ax isn't even a working group ballot draft...

802.11ax isn't even a working group ballot draft yet (http://www.ieee802.org/11/Reports/802.11_Timelines.htm). It's made as much progress as to get approval to talk about what the standard might do....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By cdru
Not wanting to start a holy war as to which is...

Not wanting to start a holy war as to which is the best app for something, but I believe Emby Server can do all those things. I use to have multiple different apps but I was never happy as there was...
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