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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By chadsdsmith
Is the app available now or does it still have to...

Is the app available now or does it still have to be sideloaded?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By chadsdsmith
Cool. Thanks for the info. I went on the slingbox...

Cool. Thanks for the info. I went on the slingbox forum and sure enough, there was a post by them today stating they had it for the fire tv!! Have you had a chance to play around with the slingplayer...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By chadsdsmith
roku stick or chromecast....which is better for slingplayer and netflix?

I am looking for the best streaming stick mostly for use with Netflix and sling box's slingplayer app? I'm mostly interested in the picture quality difference between the two, ease of use and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By chadsdsmith
+1 I use splashtop every once in a while to load...

+1 I use splashtop every once in a while to load up movies etc., but mostly use Unified Remote to control things. Splashtop takes too long to load and the only way to keep it from changing the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By chadsdsmith
I am pretty sure that power dvd 13 is the first...

I am pretty sure that power dvd 13 is the first version that works with windows 8.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-18-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,841
Posted By chadsdsmith
Component only, this or the 1212

I am looking to get one of these or the older 1212. Since I will only be using component, I was originally just going to get the 1212, but the samples I see on you tube seem to show a quality...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By chadsdsmith
I don't think there are any applications that...

I don't think there are any applications that allow full bit rate bd isos to play on android or ios, but you can add the Toshiba encore 2 (10.1 inch) to the list of windows 8.1 tablets that play full...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By chadsdsmith
Need some advice, Toshiba Direct

Long story short, I have been having some issues with Toshiba external Hard Drives and after a few RMa's, I am done with them. So, I have about $500 worth of coupon credit to Toshiba direct. Since I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the response. I have them in a pretty...

Thanks for the response. I have them in a pretty stable location so hopefully vibration is at a minimum. Maybe I just got unlucky with the 2 Toshiba drives I had. Its just weird that I have 9...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By chadsdsmith
I appreciate the response. I will say that I have...

I appreciate the response. I will say that I have a few fans blowing over all of my external hard drives. I have not had any problems with any of my other drives. I monitor them all with crystal disk...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the response. Actually, it was a...

Thanks for the response. Actually, it was a single drive in the enclosure. I might just try 2 of the smaller sizes. If I had more room in my case I would just use them internally, but I don't.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By chadsdsmith
Very unique (but not bad) situation I need help with

Some of you might remember me being excited about the fact that, upon doing an RMA for a failing 3tb Toshiba external HDD (for which I originally paid $110), I received a coupon through Toshiba for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,953
Posted By chadsdsmith
Ya, I think side by side is just regular 1080p...

Ya, I think side by side is just regular 1080p with 2 sides and the tv makes it 3d but at a lower resolution.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,842
Posted By chadsdsmith
As BillP stated, The content will eventually have...

As BillP stated, The content will eventually have to be upconverted to UHD. Either the source (blu ray player) or the TV will do that. Many Blu Ray players' manufacturers have a tendency to make you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
+1 I would say if you only intend to play back...

+1 I would say if you only intend to play back blu ray disks, then using an HTPC is likely more cumbersome than a standalone player. If you are like me(and many others on these boards) you may want...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
There is a point towards the middle of that...

There is a point towards the middle of that article where it states that some sets are better with one versus the other, its just a matter of how a given tv makes the conversion. That is kind of what...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By chadsdsmith
+1 Beat me to it. I just figured this out...

+1 Beat me to it. I just figured this out recently and it made my wife way happier. Lets face it, when you want dynamics, you listen to your surround system, when you are listening through tv...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
The color space stuff is pretty easy. Certain...

The color space stuff is pretty easy. Certain sets respond better to RGB others to ycbcr444. My Panasonic gt50 is great with RGB, my g10 looks washed out unless I set it to ycbcr444. I don't think...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By chadsdsmith
Its weird! If you go on amazon they have a ton of...

Its weird! If you go on amazon they have a ton of reviews for their canvio line of external drives (the reviews as a whole are not the best, but are typical of external hard drives, with user error...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By chadsdsmith
Well, I think its RMA time for this hard drive....

Well, I think its RMA time for this hard drive. It seems to be getting worse. Playback of iso files is getting more and more "jumpy". I don't trust it, only problem is I have to invest in at least...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
I use powerdvd and have been satisfied with it. I...

I use powerdvd and have been satisfied with it. I find picture quality playing my ripped movie only iso files to be no different from my Panasonic and pioneer standalone units playing the original...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
So do we all agree that there is a possibility...

So do we all agree that there is a possibility that sending PCM from two different devices might result in some differences when sent to the same receiver but that bitstream is bitsream and anyone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
It seems to me that the source device can...

It seems to me that the source device can manipulate the PCM signal it sends out, so that (along with volume level, which imho is the most common misconception for sounding better/worse) could...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
PCM or bitstream? I have heard PCM can sound...

PCM or bitstream? I have heard PCM can sound different but I gotta think somethings wrong if bitstream sounds different. I mean, there is truly no processing being done on the player side with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By chadsdsmith
Interesting. I am assuming the audio you are...

Interesting. I am assuming the audio you are referring to is via the analog outputs? There should be zero difference if bitstreaming to a HDMI reciever that decodes it as the digital to analog...
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