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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
Thanks for the feedback guys. Since I...

Thanks for the feedback guys.


Since I have slowly changing data, I'm leaning toward a software, snapshot RAID system like FlexRAID or more likely SnapRAID. UnRAID definitely has advantages with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
I didn't mean to be confusing, But yes, you can...

I didn't mean to be confusing, But yes, you can also call it bit rot. That's certainly a fair description of what is likely the most common silent failure. But there are others, such as a head crash...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-24-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
Bump. Anyone experienced a silent failure...

Bump.


Anyone experienced a silent failure in their RAID array?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-23-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
Thanks Bill, those are interesting reads. It's...

Thanks Bill, those are interesting reads. It's interesting though that no one has reported having a silent failure.

If they are truly very rare, then having a RAID 6 setup with two parity drives...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
Yup. Good points for both. I was...

Yup. Good points for both.


I was considering writing a script that ran once per week or so that copied every file to a scratch location (and then immediately deleted it). The purpose being just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
I can't disagree with needing a backup, but the...

I can't disagree with needing a backup, but the question everyone asks is: How do you backup 10TB? I could definitely backup my most critical data (prolly only a few hundred GBs) and just re-create...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By ScottS
Question Question for NAS/Server owners about silent HDD failure

Guys,

I'm at a point where I need a media server. I'm only using it to stream .iso and music files (no tanscoding and speed is not terribly important). The easiest solution is to buy a NAS and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 623,465
Posted By ScottS
Smile Bump

Bump
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,621
Posted By ScottS
=== But QDs still need an initial light source to...

=== But QDs still need an initial light source to excite them to emit light.
That's not speculation.


=== Perhaps that's why Samsung seems to have backed away from OLED
>>> That's 100%...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,621
Posted By ScottS
I agree. But QDs still need an initial light...

I agree. But QDs still need an initial light source to excite them to emit light. I suspect LG and Samsung are both researching a display tech that uses QD for primary color emission, but uses an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 151,881
Posted By ScottS
When I was a software development manager the...

When I was a software development manager the sales guys always wanted to know when the product would be ready. I would tell them it would eventually be 2 weeks. :)
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By ScottS
I haven't listened to them but... I have heard...

I haven't listened to them but... I have heard raves about the KEF LS-50. If you google them you'll see that every magazine and website offers high praise: http://www.kefdirect.com/ls50.html

I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,995
Views: 630,726
Posted By ScottS
Since the P series is so slow getting to market,...

Since the P series is so slow getting to market, I wouldn't be surprised to see them available in September (as previously stated), which is still Summer BTW. They will trickle to the market and be...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By ScottS
BIG, I used a pneumatic stapler. I got the...

BIG, I used a pneumatic stapler. I got the tendonitis from grasping the fabric with my fingers and stretching it tight. I tried an upholstery stretcher but found it too cumbersome.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By ScottS
I did mine similarly to the way BIG did his: .5"...

I did mine similarly to the way BIG did his: .5" plywood base with .5" MDF on top to bevel. I definitely recommend MDF for your top layer as it leaves clean, void-free, straight edges. I also painted...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By ScottS
The warden in The Shawshank Redemption.

The warden in The Shawshank Redemption.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By ScottS
Yes. My thoughts precisely. I'll prolly keep my...

Yes. My thoughts precisely. I'll prolly keep my SC-05 as well. It's good to know that the newer D3s sound better than the 1st generation.

While looking for ICEPower amps I found this seller in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By ScottS
Thanks for the comments. When the Pioneer...

Thanks for the comments.

When the Pioneer ICEPower amps first came out, everyone raved abut their sound. But I haven't heard anything (or seen any reviews) about the newer non-ICE amps so I was a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By ScottS
I have an older SC-05 receiver with the ICEPower...

I have an older SC-05 receiver with the ICEPower amps OEM'd from B&O. I love the clean, neutral sound. But I was about to upgrade when I noticed that the newer Pioneer receivers no longer use...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By ScottS
That's what I did. I used 4 Polk RC80i for...

That's what I did. I used 4 Polk RC80i for surrounds. I ran some tests and there is very little "real" audio content from the surround channels in most movies. It's mostly helicopters, explosions,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-18-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By ScottS
I use the SR71's as my 3 front speakers behind a...

I use the SR71's as my 3 front speakers behind a 120" screen. My friend built 3 also and use uses them as fronts under his screen. We couldn't be happier. For the price they are a steal.

They are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-22-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 139,415
Posted By ScottS
I had, at one point, created links to Windows...

I had, at one point, created links to Windows shares. I thought I deleted those. I'll check again. Thx
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 139,415
Posted By ScottS
After purchasing my unit last Fall, I started...

After purchasing my unit last Fall, I started using it two months ago. All of aasoror's tutorials and posts have been great. I've had no problems at all playing bluray rips as .ISOs with no menus....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By ScottS
Pivos/Aios with the SRJG video jukebox does....

Pivos/Aios with the SRJG video jukebox does. Also allows text searches for movie titles.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-13-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By ScottS
Ok. I can go with that. Thanks for the feedback!

Ok. I can go with that. Thanks for the feedback!
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