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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dark_Slayer
http://consumerist.com/2014/07/21/comcast-memo-rep...

http://consumerist.com/2014/07/21/comcast-memo-rep-from-painful-retention-call-was-doing-what-we-trained-him-to-do/
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I know you said it wasn't dns, but I had those...

I know you said it wasn't dns, but I had those same symptoms when I tried assigning opendns servers in my router. I switched to Google DNS servers instead
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,420
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I had heard assigning all VMs a single virtual...

I had heard assigning all VMs a single virtual core in esxi allows it to allocate virtual cores as necessary rather than needing manual reassignment

Is that correct?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,700
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I'm fairly certain my lg g2 doesn't have an mpeg2...

I'm fairly certain my lg g2 doesn't have an mpeg2 decoder, but it can play mpeg2 1080i60 without stuttering with libstagefright in xbmc

Had it play back a few minutes of comedy central James...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I would put the extra box in a closet as well if...

I would put the extra box in a closet as well if that is your situation. Usually the package is cheaper that way for new customers. Running everything through a cablecard tuner isn't always cheaper,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 782
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I don't know if this is going to initiate a...

I don't know if this is going to initiate a terminology war, but typically a cage is what you call it when there are no backplanes. You just connect power and data cables to your drives

When I've...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Well that's using serverwmc. Essentially your...

Well that's using serverwmc. Essentially your guide data, buffer, recording storage, recordings, recording schedule, and logos are locked to whichever wmc machine you run serverwmc on.

Used it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Hey pittsoccer, your question got me thinking a...

Hey pittsoccer, your question got me thinking a little

I used to test alpha builds a lot with my nexus 7, but I eventually chalked everything up to a very poor wifi chipset (I don't have the newer...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Depending on your number of simultaneous clients...

Depending on your number of simultaneous clients a desktop i5 would probably be fine as well

As renethx said, power consumption for haswell atx/matx architectures with atx-PSUs will be ~25W with...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Dark_Slayer
When you have your tuners and guide setup in...

When you have your tuners and guide setup in myth, you can just use it as a backend with pvr.myth in xbmc. Cmyth based xbmc add-on will be on the way out

HDHomerun works with ATSC OTA
HDHomerun...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Yes, that's the only reason I ever read mobo...

Yes, that's the only reason I ever read mobo manuals. Then I get carried away identifying the grammatical mistakes and obscurities in other parts of the manual. I should really just take that page...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Tired of not laughing-out-loud since dealing with...

Tired of not laughing-out-loud since dealing with cable co CSRs is too close to home?

Try laughing at why you shouldn't build a gaming pc...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3,205
Views: 592,702
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Thanks for the info, I actually wasn't aware of...

Thanks for the info, I actually wasn't aware of that issue. Just one more reason to recommend the asus chromebox at this point I guess, but it was nice of them to send you an upgrade. Did they cover...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By Dark_Slayer
If you are going to respond like that to this...

If you are going to respond like that to this particular thread you should in fairness go ahead and do it for all other loosely-htpc-tangent threads

There's not always much new going on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Lol

Lol
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 671
Posted By Dark_Slayer
That response is based on my understanding that...

That response is based on my understanding that metro cast is all copy once like twc

Someone correct me if I'm mistaken
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 671
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Its your decision on what you want at each TV. If...

Its your decision on what you want at each TV. If you want shared recordings and live hd cable at each TV then extenders are the only choice

They have some drawbacks playing full BD rips
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 782
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Flexraid aggressively uses ram, but that doesn't...

Flexraid aggressively uses ram, but that doesn't matter for large sequential writes greater than it's ram cache. When I run my server with 16GB of ram, Flexraid will hold up about 4 or more GB if I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 671
Posted By Dark_Slayer
Who is your cable provider?

Who is your cable provider?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Dark_Slayer
The easiest way for mysql to work properly is to...

The easiest way for mysql to work properly is to use network paths instead of drive letters. You would recreate the smart playlist (which works for what you described) with network paths instead of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I just finished installing OTA with a homeworx...

I just finished installing OTA with a homeworx antenna and hdhomerun. Selling off the Ceton eth secondhand and making a very similar call to Comcast

Now instead of paying them for Cable+Internet,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-17-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Dark_Slayer
It will rescrape your library, probably need to...

It will rescrape your library, probably need to get everything ready and let it scrape overnight (at least I would need to). Another thing to question, how are your shares managed? Can you browse...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,168
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I don't mean to bog your thread down with...

I don't mean to bog your thread down with questions or alternative suggestions

I do find that fascinating, and I didn't realize that. I always thought geolocation was part of a dns handshake, and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 623
Posted By Dark_Slayer
what playback software are you using out of...

what playback software are you using out of curiosity?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,168
Posted By Dark_Slayer
I have an off-lease optiplex 990 that I got for...

I have an off-lease optiplex 990 that I got for free minus the HDD or license. It uses displayport, but it still makes a great openelec box (just had to buy a displayport->hdmi cable)

So are you...
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