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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-02-2013, 06:16 AM
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Posted By bluechunks
Yes. You may also wish to consider a...

Yes.

You may also wish to consider a dedicated media player (example: Dune) that uses a chipset commonly used in Blu Ray players for perfect playback of Blu Ray rips.

Note: if you don't need...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-27-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By bluechunks
1) There's no such thing as overkill,...

1) There's no such thing as overkill, particually here on AVS http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

2) Sounds like a great combo that uses the strengths of each box

3) If you...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By bluechunks
Before you return the Roku.... ...

Before you return the Roku....

http://www.techhive.com/article/2051670/netflix-to-stop-forcing-you-to-watch-more-tv.html

There are absolutely no guarantees what will happen in the future but I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-24-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By bluechunks
Assuming that you don't want local network...

Assuming that you don't want local network streaming or internet streaming, I would suspect that the Micca Speck (http://www.miccatron.com/micca-speck/) would fit the bill (I don't own one, but it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bbm3 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1501134/please-suggest-media-player#post_23983777)

An HTPC will do all you want and much...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zoroeyes http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/420#post_23981550)

Now I expect I've not set...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-21-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By bluechunks
If you want Amazon Prime forget the AppleTV. ...

If you want Amazon Prime forget the AppleTV.

FWIW, I have both the Sony BDP-S5100 and the Roku 3. IMHO,

Roku advantage: user interface (slightly cleaner, faster, smoother, etc.)

BDP...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-21-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By bluechunks
Gigabit equipment is backward compatible so use...

Gigabit equipment is backward compatible so use a gigabit switch but ensure your switch supports "flow control."

I know my GS105E does (not sure if that's the same as a GS105) and it helps the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-20-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,920
Posted By bluechunks
I have DSM on my Synology NAS and use FreeNAS on...

I have DSM on my Synology NAS and use FreeNAS on my home-built NAS.

DSM on anything other than Synology hardware is indeed a "hack" and thus not necessarily something that will ever have updates...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-18-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sanderdvd http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1497934/23-976-already-possible#post_23963069)

YAWN

Which ones beside the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-14-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
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/420#post_23949479)

Thanks for the info. Given the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-14-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by deeeeps http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1499591/osx-mavericks-macbook-pro-to-wdtv-live#post_23947600)

Hi All,
I am new to all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-14-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Short and Sweet i3 Haswell NUC...

Short and Sweet i3 Haswell NUC (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-d34010wyk.html) Review with OpenELEC (v3.2.3): Don't even think about it (yet)

IMHO, there are a couple major...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bluechunks http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/420#post_23943018)

As a quick observation, the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-13-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by xb1032 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-13-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
FWIW, I pre-ordered a new i3 "Haswell" NUC and...

FWIW, I pre-ordered a new i3 "Haswell" NUC and the unit arrived yesterday. To enable a quick setup I simply moved the SSD (with OpenELEC installed) and RAM from my existing Celeron 847 to the new...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-12-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,457
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LexLewThor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1457444/media-player-that-runs-xbmc-as-well-as-a-htpc-does-it-exist#post_23938253)
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Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18,767
Views: 1,508,273
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by quovadis123 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432162/official-oppo-bdp-103-owners-thread/13050#post_23937001)

Here is some...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By bluechunks
I don't think the industry is quite to the $200...

I don't think the industry is quite to the $200 threshold for a combination HTPC/NAS if you want XBMC (for example) and a 3.5" drive and low power.

That said, the N2810 CPU in Bay Trail NUC you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Carisma http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/420#post_23930598)

Is this confirmed?

Yup.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bluechunks http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/420#post_23923477)

Also, there is a rumored...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-07-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ellisr63 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/420#post_23923407)

I don't think there is enough...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,522
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by soobaerodude http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1498394/anyone-switch-from-synology-to-freenas#post_23922118)

From newegg...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,994
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Toys7505 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/420#post_23919956)

For those with the Celeron...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-06-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By bluechunks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by xb1032 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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