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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-27-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Charles R
Obviously a separate (box) is ideal. However I...

Obviously a separate (box) is ideal. However I think his question might be should he separate the sub (boxing it off) from the other speakers within the cabinet.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-23-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Charles R
I never mentioned cost (which would be $225 each)...

I never mentioned cost (which would be $225 each) and I stated at this time they are the only subs I am considering. However lots of useful information.

Bottom line I have two available and I'm...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Charles R
Front built-in Subs vs Standalone

I 'm using Boston Acoustics VR975 as my fronts which have a 10" powered subwoofer and a 12" passive radiator (see specs below) and I have been happy with their bass. I use the fronts as my .2 and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 512,658
Posted By Charles R
I don't feel they dumbed-down the scoring. Rather...

I don't feel they dumbed-down the scoring. Rather they simply weighted it more towards the voters (viewers). If you assign points it would be much harder to override the judge's scores. Also I think...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-20-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 964
Posted By Charles R
I find the traditional low-end PCs so inexpensive...

I find the traditional low-end PCs so inexpensive nowadays I don't see the charm of the Pi2 or Android boxes. Now for pure playing a rip most of them will be fine. However if you start to do a little...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-20-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 512,658
Posted By Charles R
I meant in regards to judging fairly... who win. ...

I meant in regards to judging fairly... who win.



Points (your actual score) are irrelevant only the computed score is of value and defined by their rules. :) I know you think it should be...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 512,658
Posted By Charles R
Well by nature it's a viewers show and after...

Well by nature it's a viewers show and after ratings. As I have said in the past if you want "proper" dancing and judging watch PBS. :) I think they still air some competitions.

I do think the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-20-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 512,658
Posted By Charles R
Actually based on this method he would have had...

Actually based on this method he would have had to only make up a much smaller percentage...

(120 + 120 + 108) = 348
108 / 348 = 31%
120 / 348 = 34% (rounded down)

So he would only have to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-19-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 512,658
Posted By Charles R
My understanding is the judge's score counts for...

My understanding is the judge's score counts for 50% and the voting for 50%...


Divide their score by the total of all scores. Say they received 28 and the total scores of all contestants were...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-19-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 54,874
Posted By Charles R
The sensor linked to in the first post is...

The sensor linked to in the first post is wonderful. Been using them for years and they are extremely powerful.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-18-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Charles R
For me this has followed the "Downton Abbey"...

For me this has followed the "Downton Abbey" path. When it began it was light and airy to the point of being refreshing. Now it's all serious and dramatic. There is already enough of that elsewhere...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,945
Posted By Charles R
I used several of the 5TB SMR drives configured...

I used several of the 5TB SMR drives configured as JBOD with a few different NAS units. Whenever they had to rewrite large sections to add data they came to a crawl. A virtually standstill. The rest...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-18-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,100
Posted By Charles R
My take is if you are really going to use the...

My take is if you are really going to use the solution I would recommend four tuners. With a limited selection (OTA stations only) and less repeats (pay-TV often runs the same episode later that day...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-18-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 54,874
Posted By Charles R
Best you can do (that I'm aware of) is backup one...

Best you can do (that I'm aware of) is backup one Chromebox via OpenELEC and restore the backup on the others. I keep a OpenELEC and Skin backup for each client on my server. Along with...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-17-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Charles R
For Kathryn fans she just got married and some...

For Kathryn fans she just got married and some recent work...

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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Charles R
My local Fry's has a ton of these in stock and I...

My local Fry's has a ton of these in stock and I gave it a passing thought. First strike was a lack of a NIC. Strike two was the reviews I read stating they weren't impressed on several levels. The...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-14-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 18,280
Posted By Charles R
Don't know about the new models but with the...

Don't know about the new models but with the previous generation they had two suppliers of fans and one was much louder. I moved the quiet fan to a louder unit and it became quiet. You could always...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,100
Posted By Charles R
Speaking of my AMD build... :) I'm going to sell...

Speaking of my AMD build... :) I'm going to sell it as I ended up with two of the ASUS models. I don't think they are any better than the AMD but now I have identical hardware at my two locations and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-14-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,100
Posted By Charles R
Nope. All of my clients puke at 16x. :)

Nope. All of my clients puke at 16x. :)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-14-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 54,874
Posted By Charles R
I agree it runs great off of a USB drive. I would...

I agree it runs great off of a USB drive. I would get one that's fairly fast however. As the slower ones can be painful (been there). This is one of my favorites...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-13-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,100
Posted By Charles R
With my AMD I can FF 8x and it keeps up fine. If...

With my AMD I can FF 8x and it keeps up fine. If I remember correctly my less powerful clients couldn't at that speed. Obviously it's an issue and should perform better. I haven't tested my new J1900...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 54,874
Posted By Charles R
It's slow with Windows because of the 2GB of RAM....

It's slow with Windows because of the 2GB of RAM. It's a Celeron J1900 (Quad-core up to 2.42GHz) compared to the Chromebox Celeron 2955U (Dual-core at 1.4GHz). If you wanted to run Windows I would...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-13-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,093
Posted By Charles R
What is accurate is you can't view the original...

What is accurate is you can't view the original resolution (quality). Which makes no sense to me. I don't want it dumbed down because someone wants to view it on their phone. I don't even care if...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-13-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,093
Posted By Charles R
One of the issues (the reason I don't know any...

One of the issues (the reason I don't know any more :)) is Tablo doesn't capture the raw image rather they drop some resolution. I was going to give them a try way back when until I found out. Just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-13-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 197
Posted By Charles R
This was streaming a show via DVBLink (99% of...

This was streaming a show via DVBLink (99% of what it would be used for). I'm guessing other activities wouldn't be so intensive. Memory never hit over 1GB. Now the quad (versus dual) core might come...
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