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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 269
Posted By BobSalita
Spend $79 on a Windows 8.1 tablet. They can play...

Spend $79 on a Windows 8.1 tablet. They can play Blu-Ray from a USB flash drive. Spend a little more for a tablet with HDMI out, a USB hub, and a USB Ethernet dongle. You can run PowerDVD 15, VLC,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By BobSalita
For perspective, I'm able to play Blu-Ray ISO's,...

For perspective, I'm able to play Blu-Ray ISO's, flawlessly, on a <$100 Windows 8.1 tablet.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By BobSalita
TMobile is giving away, free as in beer, ASUS...

TMobile is giving away, free as in beer, ASUS RT-AC68U routers with some plans. My ASUS RT-AC68U (non-TMobile version) router servers up 802.11AC at 400+Mbps over my 1Gbps Internet connection. I pay...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-12-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7,290
Views: 364,444
Posted By BobSalita
I programmed discrete HDMI input codes into a URC...

I programmed discrete HDMI input codes into a URC 6440 remote. The URC 6440 is an One For All brand European remote with auto backlighting for $25. I used Remote Master (JP1) software to build up the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-11-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 55,964
Posted By BobSalita
I'm concerned about noise level. I can probably...

I'm concerned about noise level. I can probably deal with the lumen output and lens.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By BobSalita
Trying to answer my own question about why...

Trying to answer my own question about why SteelWill likes SlingBox TV ... Engadget says "The $20-a-month service by Dish makes cord-cutting that much easier, offering premium content from the likes...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By BobSalita
I'm not getting the significance of Sling...

I'm not getting the significance of Sling Television. Is it really that unique or useful?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By BobSalita
Best HTPC related tech: USB 3.1 Best...

Best HTPC related tech: USB 3.1

Best incremental computing improvement: Lenovo's super light notebooks are impressive: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2474670,00.asp

Epic game changer...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,314
Posted By BobSalita
Thanks imagic. Nice piece of writing. Really...

Thanks imagic. Nice piece of writing. Really great that CR people post on avsforum. Couple comments. CR evaluates usually just one item but they never really know if they got pop-parts, average, or a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By BobSalita
A very portable way to play Blu-Ray ISOs on a...

A very portable way to play Blu-Ray ISOs on a tablet is to use either a micro-sd cartridge or a minature USB flash drive such as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By BobSalita
Blu-Ray ISO Plays on $99 Windows Tablet

What's the cheapest tablet that can play Blu-Ray ISO rips? I bought a couple of the newly cheap Windows 8.1 tablets to find out; an ASUS VivoTab 8 for $199 (M81C-B1-BK), and an HP Stream 7 for $99....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By BobSalita
Intel's Haswell NUCs don't allow headless...

Intel's Haswell NUCs don't allow headless operation. If you pull out the HDMI connector, remoting software fails. You have to buy an HDMI dongle that fakes a connection. Boo.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,197
Posted By BobSalita
I stream Blu-Ray ISOs 1-1. Works great. Took...

I stream Blu-Ray ISOs 1-1. Works great. Took years of trying but finally have consistently great results.

Windows 8.1 running on a Gigabyte Brix N2807 (a barebones, fanless Celeron 1.5GHz...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,874
Posted By BobSalita
silent_hifi, your post as led me to do some...

silent_hifi, your post as led me to do some measurements and I don't like what I found.

I took CPU temperature readings of my Gigabyte Brix N2807 using HWiNFO64 v4.40-2240 metering software. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,874
Posted By BobSalita
Gigabyte Brix Fanless Atom GB-BXBT-2807

Finally fulfilled my dream of a perfect (YMMV) 24x365 server. The Gigabyte Brix is fanless, dead silent, very low powered, cool running, headless compatible, cheap. Compatible with Windows 7, 8.x,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-23-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By BobSalita
I have two Asus RT-AC68U upgraded with Super...

I have two Asus RT-AC68U upgraded with Super Power Supply antennas. I like the ASUS for range and frequent firmware updates. This setup has eliminated all the dead spots in my 3000sqft 3 story house...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-22-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By BobSalita
I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U routers and upgraded...

I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U routers and upgraded all my notebooks to 802.11ac. I absolutely recommend them. WiFi reaches all areas of my three story 3000sqf house. Many areas have 200mbps+...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 37,961
Posted By BobSalita
Welcome to AvsForum. Outstanding first post....

Welcome to AvsForum. Outstanding first post. Congratulations.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 37,961
Posted By BobSalita
On my NUC, there's also other options where the...

On my NUC, there's also other options where the BIOS will freeze during option selection. Additionally, Intel still hasn't fixed the headless HDMI driver issue or that some USB devices will block...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 104,711
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sievers http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/480#post_24237343)

Ran memtest overnight, finished...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 104,711
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mastermaybe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/480#post_24203314)

I perused intels nuc forum...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 104,711
Posted By BobSalita
Caution. I and many others are having troubles...

Caution. I and many others are having troubles with Haswell Intel NUCs. Here's the latest.

1. Intel HDMI driver is broken for headless systems. Either you plug in HDMI and leave it there,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,916
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by originalsnuffy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509282/what-is-the-cheapest-possible-htpc#post_24157350)

How about the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By BobSalita
I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U partly for their...

I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U partly for their superior range and partly for 802.11ac. Their performance dwarfs every other router I've tried. Not only do they get rid of all the deadzones in my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By BobSalita
Unreported deals, as of this moment, for the...

Unreported deals, as of this moment, for the HTPC crowd:

Intel NUC Haswell i3 for $269 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856102053)

Intel NUC Haswell i5 for $359...
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