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Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2015, 05:01 AM
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Posted By brickie
Trust me, will be best money ever spent.Really...

Trust me, will be best money ever spent.Really the only weakness used to be the lack of ability to play HD audio formats,but now that that has been addressed these little boxes are king!!!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By brickie
I agree been loving this Pi 2!! Has been flawless...

I agree been loving this Pi 2!! Has been flawless for me so far.

Here's a pic of a few cases that my son printed out for me in 3d class today.not bad at all.will have to clean up red one a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-04-2015, 04:41 AM
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Posted By brickie
Pi 2 is actually quite a little beast now. I'm...

Pi 2 is actually quite a little beast now. I'm not doing HD audio but was using I5 based laptops to run as clients using kodi in my house..Got em at a sweet price. But after th Pi 2 took them off the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By brickie
I got mine from Microcenter. They sell them for...

I got mine from Microcenter. They sell them for cost( $34.95) if you have one local to you.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By brickie
Actually got it figured out..I had to disable...

Actually got it figured out..I had to disable "enable pass through". Soon as i did that everything popped in and sounds great.

Going to sum this up by saying in my HUMBLE opinion, the Pi 2 is a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-09-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By brickie
Dark Slayer, may not be going that route...

Dark Slayer, may not be going that route (Myqsl)..After scraping everything this Pi 2 moves quite fast thru my library. At this point no lagging at all. Very impressed! It appears that the sd card...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2015, 08:23 PM
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Posted By brickie
Thanks for reply Dark slayer..I thought about...

Thanks for reply Dark slayer..I thought about doing a myqsl setup but haven't attempted it yet. It would have to run on the dual core machine that is my server..Will look into it. Also I think I read...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By brickie
Ok,picked one up and got Openelec up and running...

Ok,picked one up and got Openelec up and running and scanning in my mkv's from WHS now..When done,which looks like it might be awhile will test to see how it really performs. Was nice that as usual...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,257
Posted By brickie
Wow..very impressed with that. Thanks

Wow..very impressed with that.

Thanks
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 10:59 AM
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Views: 2,257
Posted By brickie
Got another quick question..Been reading about...

Got another quick question..Been reading about OSMC, but can't seem to figure out if this supports DTS and DD natively or if you have to pay extra or something for that?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-25-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By brickie
I'll add,Panasonic tvs support CEC out of the box...

I'll add,Panasonic tvs support CEC out of the box quite well to.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By brickie
Rob,thanks! Does Osmc even allow you to use all...

Rob,thanks! Does Osmc even allow you to use all the regular skins of Kodi? Just wondering if they were forked over as well.

Defcon, I assume that is raspbmc in your video..Looks like it's running...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,257
Posted By brickie
Thanks for the real world review! Not totally...

Thanks for the real world review! Not totally familiar with OSMC..Is it essentially just like Raspbmc? Essentially a Kodi "forkover"? Going to do some searching to read about it..If the setup is like...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,257
Posted By brickie
Thanks!! This is exactly what I was looking for....

Thanks!! This is exactly what I was looking for. I saw those other few threads on the Pi 2 but there was no real world experience in them. Can't wait til you post your reviews.

I too owned and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-19-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,257
Posted By brickie
1GB Pi 2 First impressions...Looking for some

Used to use a 512 mb first gen Pi, and while it played everything I threw at it,it was just too laggy in terms of menus for my 1000+ collection of HD mkv's on my windows server. Just wondering if the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-05-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By brickie
Just to update.. in the end I decided to just...

Just to update.. in the end I decided to just leave the laptop on at all times.And this has been working perfect.When you goto the input it's on,you get a custom wallpaper for my htpc.Then hit the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By brickie
Actually that sounds like a good idea...will...

Actually that sounds like a good idea...will probably look into that this weekend if I have time.

What I would end up doing is using some cat 5 wire and locate the momentary switch close to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By brickie
Yeah went thru bios and don't recall seeing...

Yeah went thru bios and don't recall seeing anything there..Will take another look though. Was really hoping to do this thru a mouse or something similar..Wanted it to be easy for when we have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By brickie
Thanks for opinions..Tried a usb keyboard and it...

Thanks for opinions..Tried a usb keyboard and it was a no go.. I use a old dish network remote with flirc so really WOL really not an option for me..
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By brickie
Gotcha..that is kinda what i was afraid...

Gotcha..that is kinda what i was afraid of..Luckily i got a garbage non working laptop to experiment on before actually trying this..
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By brickie
hard wiring momentary switch to laptop KB to wake it from sleep, anybody did this?

I got a HP laptop, that Iv'e tried everything to get it to wakeup by remote control and even thru having a usb mouse attached to wake it from sleep but no go..I found a momentary switch in my...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-01-2014, 07:42 AM
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Posted By brickie
Cool story man!! Mine is still kicking strong..

Cool story man!! Mine is still kicking strong..
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By brickie
The Raspberry Pi, is great for what it is..Played...

The Raspberry Pi, is great for what it is..Played anything I threw at it. the painful part was the backgrounds being able to keep up changing while browsing my large library.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By brickie
Seems like this thing would be the perfect XBMC...

Seems like this thing would be the perfect XBMC machine!For anyone that has specifically used this with XBMC, how does it perform as far as the browsing thru your library,etc.. Even the Raspberry Pi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By brickie
Just curious, could you install windows 7 on this?

Just curious, could you install windows 7 on this?
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