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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-15-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By jmhays
You may want to have this thread moved to the...

You may want to have this thread moved to the build forum, instead of posting in the accessories forum.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,435
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1449483/1500-dvd-collection-how-where-to-start-converting-to-htpc#post_22790059)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,435
Posted By jmhays
lektern, I just wrapped up my ripping project...

lektern,
I just wrapped up my ripping project and can give you some real world data. I have 2,256 movies which take up 4.11TB (this includes 546 Blu-Ray movies) and 140 TV Shows (with multiple...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By jmhays
Rocky1, If you already have music in the mp3...

Rocky1,
If you already have music in the mp3 format, converting it into the FLAC format will not improve the sound. The important factor to remember is that the FLAC and Apple Lossless formats are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by mayhem13...

Quote:Originally Posted by mayhem13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21539989)

Please don't as your requirement of reliability isn't met by...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by GusGus748s...

Quote:Originally Posted by GusGus748s http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21494717)

I don't know where you come up with the 100+ watts since unRaid...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,840
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by Exterous...

Quote:Originally Posted by Exterous http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20940183)

Just out of curiosity - what makes Sonos worth the money to you
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By jmhays
Do you want storage or a computer? Buy a...

Do you want storage or a computer? Buy a Synology NAS like the DS1511+ and never worry about having to add more storage again. If you use a Windows computer, you are using 100+ watts of power when...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,967
Posted By jmhays
You should also look at the AppleTV and the...

You should also look at the AppleTV and the Tivx. The first version of the AppleTV has both component and HDMI as does the Tivx. Both play many different media formats (if you hack the AppleTV with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-19-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By jmhays
Yes, move forward with ripping all of your CDs,...

Yes, move forward with ripping all of your CDs, but instead of storing them on your computer, look at a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device to hold all your music. Look at the Sonos system for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,369
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by DaveFi...

Quote:Originally Posted by DaveFi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20772397)

What I really wonder is how much they're going to price this thing?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-23-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By jmhays
Kei, Thanks for the ideas. I have only been...

Kei,
Thanks for the ideas. I have only been watching movies on the internal drive, I have not tried to stream from the network yet. I do have indexing on so I will try again with that turned off. I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by jmhays...

Quote:Originally Posted by jmhays http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Yes it is happening with all the movies. I am hoping that it is NOT the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By jmhays
Yes it is happening with all the movies. I am...

Yes it is happening with all the movies. I am hoping that it is NOT the movies since I have ripped 700+ into the MKV container format.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 35,779
Posted By jmhays
I just posted this thread about a fast forward...

I just posted this thread about a fast forward problem I am having with my HS Slim S1:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1367074

It sounds very similar to the issue that obts000 is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By jmhays
Look very closely at Apple 2 tv using Airvideo,...

Look very closely at Apple 2 tv using Airvideo, since you are trying to stream a Blu Ray disc over a wireless connection I will bet that you are running into the technical limitation of wireless...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By jmhays
michaelmyers, Look at this site, it may help...

michaelmyers,
Look at this site, it may help answer a few questions for you:

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By jmhays
NAS for certain is the best way to go. Look for...

NAS for certain is the best way to go. Look for a used NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ which can hold up to 4 hard drives and supports a number of RAID options.

Go here to read about NAS options and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,943
Posted By jmhays
Yes, you CAN use the AppleTV once you install...

Yes, you CAN use the AppleTV once you install ATV from Firecore. Here are some of the formats it supports:
•Added support for embedded subtitles (MKV, M4V, etc...)
•Added support for ISO (DVD)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By jmhays
Look at the Sonos, awesome player with a...

Look at the Sonos, awesome player with a multitude of configurations possible. The best part is it streams on it's own network leaving your home network for everything else.

There are other...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By jmhays
I have a new TVIX-HD S1 Slim and excited to...

I have a new TVIX-HD S1 Slim and excited to watch the first movie with my wife (the anti-technology person) last night. We got halfway through a movie and pressed pause because we were interrupted....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-24-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 276,700
Posted By jmhays
I just ordered my HD-250 from AVS, a b-stock...

I just ordered my HD-250 from AVS, a b-stock unit, have you guys seen the price of these projectors? If you bought one last year, you may not want to look. If you are thinking of buying one, I would...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 91,702
Posted By jmhays
I am probably going to be buying one of these in...

I am probably going to be buying one of these in the very near future, is anyone else interested in buying one of these soon? Should we try to get together and create a large order to try and get...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-24-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,690
Posted By jmhays
mekatoka, OK, it has now been about 9 months...

mekatoka,
OK, it has now been about 9 months since you bought your new Synology NAS. WOuld it be possible to get an update? I am looking to possibly get a new NAS (upgrade from my Netgear NV+) and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 91,702
Posted By jmhays
Quote:Originally Posted by gadget-zilla...

Quote:Originally Posted by gadget-zilla http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20744037)

daaaaang... I sure didn't....
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