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Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   03-13-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By bustamelon
Hmm, tough one. Is the windows box set up to use...

Hmm, tough one. Is the windows box set up to use max performance in the power settings? Have you disabled the sleep / power down in the ethernet adapter power settings? Have you set up a workgroup...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
I know they exist, just not sure which ones. A...

I know they exist, just not sure which ones. A google search seems to bring up a lot of Samsung results. And the Plex website shows Samsung and LG in the peppering of partner logos at the bottom of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
Well, that's my own setup. I'm just recommending...

Well, that's my own setup. I'm just recommending SMB/NFS as an alternative to DLNA, however you do it. Some BR players support it. I know the Oppos do. In fact, the Oppo, even an older model,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
I find DLNA to fall flat in a lot of areas. It's...

I find DLNA to fall flat in a lot of areas. It's a nice idea but in practice it's sorely lacking, and depends so much on your network and all your devices. I have gone over whole hog to a NAS...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-05-2015, 10:18 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
The Oppo doesn't do Amazon, HBO or Showtime, and...

The Oppo doesn't do Amazon, HBO or Showtime, and a few others I looked at.

Yeah, decoding I could get by without but on the rare occasion it would be nice to have. HD passthru is a must-have for...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-05-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
Small use case, but my thought is *if* the BDP...

Small use case, but my thought is *if* the BDP had a good video processor, and an hdmi in or two, it would be nice to run the STB through it, and anything else that may need help in the video dept. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-05-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
Is there a step-down from the Oppo that does the...

Is there a step-down from the Oppo that does the HD audio, multi HDMIs, broad format compatibility and good upscaling that supports the Roku stick? Something comparable to the 103 (non-darbee) but...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-05-2015, 05:42 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
Ah, you're right. I guess what I meant was they...

Ah, you're right. I guess what I meant was they don't seem to have any new models. But your link shows more than what I was able to find when I looked. I must have had some filter on and didn't...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-05-2015, 05:25 AM
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Views: 2,109,971
Posted By bustamelon
High End Player with Good Streaming Options

Hi all --

Struggling with the boggling choices here. I've spent the last several days reading the last 20 or 30 pages of this thread but am no closer to a decision.

Looking to move up from my...
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By bustamelon
Yeah, I'm leaning in that direction. Sometimes...

Yeah, I'm leaning in that direction. Sometimes you just have to speak your thoughts out loud, and things suddenly become clear.
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By bustamelon
Thanks all. Not that I didn't take your replies...

Thanks all.
Not that I didn't take your replies into consideration, but it turns out I remembered I had $100 worth of "reward" points at Crutchfield, who has open box M25s for $199. That makes them...
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By bustamelon
Well.... some more searching and I found a few...

Well.... some more searching and I found a few similar threads, albeit a few years old. Basically, accessories4less: shady or not? Most say not, many say shady. I guess it comes down to luck after...
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By bustamelon
Yup. I think once you get a couple inches away,...

Yup. I think once you get a couple inches away, it stops mattering, so that should be ok.


I wondered about this too. Maybe it's a moot point?
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By bustamelon
I'm no expert, but my understanding is you just...

I'm no expert, but my understanding is you just want to avoid having any kind of hard enclosure around the back of the speaker, so that you don't get unpredictable reflections, etc.

Probably...
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By bustamelon
Factory Refurbished Speakers: yay or nay?

So I know that this topic comes up often -- I've seen some mention of places like A4L in almost every suggestion/advice/product thread, and I've spent many an hour gleaning what I can from all those,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kikkenit2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1267744/official-yamaha-rx-a1000-rx-a2000-rx-a3000-thread/8760#post_24684166)

Try...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By bustamelon
Thanks for the responses so far. Sorry if I...

Thanks for the responses so far. Sorry if I wasn't clear -- I nonchalantly mention "2.1" and "5 ch stereo" (actually it's labeled "7 ch stereo" even though I only use 5 channels + sub). I understand...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By bustamelon
Been away a long time, but it only just occurred...

Been away a long time, but it only just occurred to me now to ask a question that's been burning in my head for a long time.

Slight public service announcement first which you can happily ignore...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-29-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gprace http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431592/new-logitech-harmony-touch/390#post_23681949)

I attempted to load the new...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Thanks. I finally got it. After many fails, and...

Thanks. I finally got it. After many fails, and a frightening moment where the remote was stuck in connected mode, even when it wasn't connected, I changed to a different computer and it worked.
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-28-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Has anybody successfully updated their Touch? I...

Has anybody successfully updated their Touch? I am having major issues here. I tried several times in Chrome, and the Silverlight plugin kept crashing on me. Now I'm using Firefox and it gave an...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-28-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jnnt29 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431592/new-logitech-harmony-touch/390#post_23677127)

For these touch users who didn't...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-08-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrcarnut http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431592/new-logitech-harmony-touch/390#post_23608454)

I recently started having an...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-06-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bustamelon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431592/new-logitech-harmony-touch/360#post_23581467)

Happy ending:
I received a...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-01-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 82,628
Posted By bustamelon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by maxise http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431592/new-logitech-harmony-touch/360#post_23585703)

Hi friends,
Here is frog eater,...
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