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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By blueiedgod
What are the specs on the main HTPC? ...

What are the specs on the main HTPC?

Extenders need their own CPU core from the main HTPC to function properly.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By blueiedgod
What is the range extender, and where does it get...

What is the range extender, and where does it get its signal to extend the range?

Which device assigns IP addresses to your networked devices?

Did you manually assign IP addresses to all your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By blueiedgod
You don't need a router to connect one device to...

You don't need a router to connect one device to the internet, or if you have multiple IP's issued by your provider.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By blueiedgod
Switch is fine There is no in or...

Switch is fine



There is no in or out, per se. Connect any port to the existing wire. All ports are shared.



Connect new device to any unused port. There are no push buttons. There may...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By blueiedgod
And we know for sure that OP's AVR supports 7.1...

And we know for sure that OP's AVR supports 7.1 Audio?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By blueiedgod
Why make life complicated? Add a $10 5-port...

Why make life complicated?

Add a $10 5-port switch and be done with it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By blueiedgod
Optical can easily handle 5.1 (dts and...

Optical can easily handle 5.1 (dts and DolbyDigital)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By blueiedgod
XBOX ONE is not an extender, XBOX360 is.

XBOX ONE is not an extender, XBOX360 is.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 282
Posted By blueiedgod
Sounds like some fuzzies in a heatsink, or a...

Sounds like some fuzzies in a heatsink, or a seized up fan somewhere.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By blueiedgod
Sorry to hear that you got laid off. You may find...

Sorry to hear that you got laid off. You may find that by "cutting cable" you will end up paying more for the internet.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By blueiedgod
There are some H.264 channels on FiOS, but you...

There are some H.264 channels on FiOS, but you need a CableCARD to decrypt them.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 208
Posted By blueiedgod
If you are using Windows Media Center for your...

If you are using Windows Media Center for your HTPC 10ft GUI, try remote potato. You can control the HTPC from a phone or a tablet, without turning on the monitor or TV.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 208
Posted By blueiedgod
MSI Mega 180...

MSI Mega 180 (http://www.msi.com/product/desktop/MEGA_180.html#hero-overview) is the only one I have ever owned that you could tune FM Radio or play CD's without actually turning on the PC, but it is...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By blueiedgod
Need a smaller house?

Need a smaller house?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-19-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By blueiedgod
IF OP does not want to run a PC, then these...

IF OP does not want to run a PC, then these little NAS boxes will do.

Lenovo Iomega Ix4 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8511568&CatId=9693)

Or
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-11-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By blueiedgod
USB 2.0 has 480 Mbps theoretical speed, and 280...

USB 2.0 has 480 Mbps theoretical speed, and 280 Mbps real world speed.

Each HDTV stream is 20 Mbps max, most are less than that.

7x20 Mbps = 140 Mbps max.

280 Mbps real world USB 2.0...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 700
Posted By blueiedgod
<sarcasm> Yes, it clearly sounds like OP's father...

<sarcasm> Yes, it clearly sounds like OP's father has 24 Chrome tabs open... </sarcasm>

Unless his father is completely oblivious and keeps opening up new tabs, or has some sort of malware that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 803
Posted By blueiedgod
Been with Verizon since 2007. I know how to play...

Been with Verizon since 2007. I know how to play their game.

Have another person living with you? (spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, friend) Sign up under their name when the promo...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By blueiedgod
Unlike the US, you can buy a DVR, they call it...

Unlike the US, you can buy a DVR, they call it PVR from Best buy, TigerDirect, FutureShop for your provider, and then activate it at home.

My guess, because of that, CableCARDs never really took...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By blueiedgod
Use wired connection for the HTPC.

Use wired connection for the HTPC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 700
Posted By blueiedgod
125 TDP processor only generates 125 watts of...

125 TDP processor only generates 125 watts of heat when subject to 100% utilization.

What do you do that creates continuous 100% CPU utilization?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 700
Posted By blueiedgod
New processor is not going to make web browsing...

New processor is not going to make web browsing faster if the true culprit is the slow internet connection.

Even lowly Atom loads pages fast when on fast connection.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By blueiedgod
With the wife in the house, you will be better...

With the wife in the house, you will be better served with a single HTPC and Media Center Extenders (MCE) rather than multiple instances of WMC. Otherwise you are bound to end up with the same show...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 803
Posted By blueiedgod
Cord cutting only makes sense if you are saving...

Cord cutting only makes sense if you are saving money.

Our triple play package from Verizon for Prime/Preferred HD, Phone, and 25/25 internet is $59.99/month +$4.99/month for a CableCARD = $65.98...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 184
Posted By blueiedgod
CableCARD allows for 6 streams at once, If TiVO...

CableCARD allows for 6 streams at once, If TiVO can only do 2, then you will be paying for 6 streams, but only getting 2.
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