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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By BobSalita
Intel's Haswell NUCs don't allow headless...

Intel's Haswell NUCs don't allow headless operation. If you pull out the HDMI connector, remoting software fails. You have to buy an HDMI dongle that fakes a connection. Boo.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By BobSalita
I stream Blu-Ray ISOs 1-1. Works great. Took...

I stream Blu-Ray ISOs 1-1. Works great. Took years of trying but finally have consistently great results.

Windows 8.1 running on a Gigabyte Brix N2807 (a barebones, fanless Celeron 1.5GHz...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,668
Posted By BobSalita
silent_hifi, your post as led me to do some...

silent_hifi, your post as led me to do some measurements and I don't like what I found.

I took CPU temperature readings of my Gigabyte Brix N2807 using HWiNFO64 v4.40-2240 metering software. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,668
Posted By BobSalita
Gigabyte Brix Fanless Atom GB-BXBT-2807

Finally fulfilled my dream of a perfect (YMMV) 24x365 server. The Gigabyte Brix is fanless, dead silent, very low powered, cool running, headless compatible, cheap. Compatible with Windows 7, 8.x,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-23-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By BobSalita
I have two Asus RT-AC68U upgraded with Super...

I have two Asus RT-AC68U upgraded with Super Power Supply antennas. I like the ASUS for range and frequent firmware updates. This setup has eliminated all the dead spots in my 3000sqft 3 story house...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-22-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By BobSalita
I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U routers and upgraded...

I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U routers and upgraded all my notebooks to 802.11ac. I absolutely recommend them. WiFi reaches all areas of my three story 3000sqf house. Many areas have 200mbps+...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 32,821
Posted By BobSalita
Welcome to AvsForum. Outstanding first post....

Welcome to AvsForum. Outstanding first post. Congratulations.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 32,821
Posted By BobSalita
On my NUC, there's also other options where the...

On my NUC, there's also other options where the BIOS will freeze during option selection. Additionally, Intel still hasn't fixed the headless HDMI driver issue or that some USB devices will block...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,634
Posted By BobSalita
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/480#post_24237343)

Ran memtest overnight, finished...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,634
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mastermaybe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/480#post_24203314)

I perused intels nuc forum...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 100,634
Posted By BobSalita
Caution. I and many others are having troubles...

Caution. I and many others are having troubles with Haswell Intel NUCs. Here's the latest.

1. Intel HDMI driver is broken for headless systems. Either you plug in HDMI and leave it there,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,526
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by originalsnuffy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509282/what-is-the-cheapest-possible-htpc#post_24157350)

How about the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By BobSalita
I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U partly for their...

I bought two ASUS RT-AC68U partly for their superior range and partly for 802.11ac. Their performance dwarfs every other router I've tried. Not only do they get rid of all the deadzones in my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By BobSalita
Unreported deals, as of this moment, for the...

Unreported deals, as of this moment, for the HTPC crowd:

Intel NUC Haswell i3 for $269 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856102053)

Intel NUC Haswell i5 for $359...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-22-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 147,532
Posted By BobSalita
From my Amazon review of a ASUS RT-AC68U: ...

From my Amazon review of a ASUS RT-AC68U:

Router: ASUS RT-AC68U
Client: Dell XPS 15z notebook upgraded with 802.11ac mini-pci adapter (Intel Network 7260.HMWG), Windows 8.1, Intel 7260 driver...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-10-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 147,532
Posted By BobSalita
Blu-Ray ISO rip playback requirements should not...

Blu-Ray ISO rip playback requirements should not be confused with Blu-Ray MKV. ISO more easily stutters, particularly over SAMBA, as opposed to NFS. I don't know why. It's just always more...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 147,532
Posted By BobSalita
Deja vu. Does the unit support connecting a USB...

Deja vu. Does the unit support connecting a USB 3 hub to the USB 3 port so additional hard drives can be connected?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-04-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,804
Posted By BobSalita
Has anyone delivered working code that uses the...

Has anyone delivered working code that uses the Atom CE5315's hardware acceleration?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-03-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,804
Posted By BobSalita
NAS, transcoding media player, all formats...

NAS, transcoding media player, all formats supported. Even in 2013, appears that only an HTPC will do it.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-02-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,804
Posted By BobSalita
I'm interested in a NAS that can stream...

I'm interested in a NAS that can stream transcoded Blu-Ray ISO for iOS devices. Can this?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By BobSalita
I believe if you've installed Win 8.1...

I believe if you've installed Win 8.1 Prerelease, you can upgrade but you have to reinstall apps.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By BobSalita
I'm stuck. Downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM from MSDN....

I'm stuck. Downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM from MSDN. I can't get the Windows 8.1 Activation Key accepted on either computer. One computer came with Windows 8 thus there's no activation key available....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-22-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,991
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by robnix http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-21-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,991
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kwk2293 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,991
Posted By BobSalita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kwk2293 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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