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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By chadsdsmith
I am a little surprised that no one has responded...

I am a little surprised that no one has responded who has experience with this. Has anyone tried to access their plex server on vacation, work trip etc. from a different internet source?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By chadsdsmith
Ya, I imagine they won't be able to stream...

Ya, I imagine they won't be able to stream anything over 4mbps 720p anyways. The tv is an older 1080i Mitsubishi. It looks decent, but nowhere near what more current stuff can do. Plus, I don't think...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By chadsdsmith
Good idea. I will have them try that. I didn't...

Good idea. I will have them try that. I didn't realize distance had that much to do with it. I guess I should have but it never occurred to me. I just figured speed on either end was what ultimately...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By chadsdsmith
One last test I did was to connect my amazon fire...

One last test I did was to connect my amazon fire tv stick to my wifi tether app on my phone. I was able to stream 3mbps 720p using my mobile network (4g sprint) on the tv stick from my plex server...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By chadsdsmith
Also, my upload speeds and their download speeds...

Also, my upload speeds and their download speeds are the two numbers of most importance here right? Thanks
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By chadsdsmith
I did a test on speed test. Org. I came up with...

I did a test on speed test. Org. I came up with about 32 mbps dowload and 7 mbps upload for me. My parents were at 27 and 4.5 respectively. I had them run the test at the same time as me, a little...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By chadsdsmith
I think my speeds are pretty good I'm running an...

I think my speeds are pretty good I'm running an online test to see and have my parents do it on their end.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By chadsdsmith
the connection speed on both ends is very good. I...

the connection speed on both ends is very good. I am in San Diego they are in Oregon. are there any other devices anyone you can think of that would work and have a better interface along with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thinking of buying Roku (xds model) to give to parents for Plex

Ok. I want my parents in Oregon to be able to access my media. Can this be done with a Roku XDS model and plex? I know its an older model, but they have an older HDTV with only component inputs. They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By chadsdsmith
Unless you need wifi at home, which I only...

Unless you need wifi at home, which I only recommend if there is no way to get an Ethernet cable to it, go with the 350. I have it and it is more compatible with connected devices. They have limited...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By chadsdsmith
Is the app available now or does it still have to...

Is the app available now or does it still have to be sideloaded?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By chadsdsmith
Cool. Thanks for the info. I went on the slingbox...

Cool. Thanks for the info. I went on the slingbox forum and sure enough, there was a post by them today stating they had it for the fire tv!! Have you had a chance to play around with the slingplayer...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By chadsdsmith
roku stick or chromecast....which is better for slingplayer and netflix?

I am looking for the best streaming stick mostly for use with Netflix and sling box's slingplayer app? I'm mostly interested in the picture quality difference between the two, ease of use and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By chadsdsmith
+1 I use splashtop every once in a while to load...

+1 I use splashtop every once in a while to load up movies etc., but mostly use Unified Remote to control things. Splashtop takes too long to load and the only way to keep it from changing the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By chadsdsmith
I am pretty sure that power dvd 13 is the first...

I am pretty sure that power dvd 13 is the first version that works with windows 8.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-18-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 31,082
Posted By chadsdsmith
Component only, this or the 1212

I am looking to get one of these or the older 1212. Since I will only be using component, I was originally just going to get the 1212, but the samples I see on you tube seem to show a quality...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By chadsdsmith
I don't think there are any applications that...

I don't think there are any applications that allow full bit rate bd isos to play on android or ios, but you can add the Toshiba encore 2 (10.1 inch) to the list of windows 8.1 tablets that play full...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By chadsdsmith
Need some advice, Toshiba Direct

Long story short, I have been having some issues with Toshiba external Hard Drives and after a few RMa's, I am done with them. So, I have about $500 worth of coupon credit to Toshiba direct. Since I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the response. I have them in a pretty...

Thanks for the response. I have them in a pretty stable location so hopefully vibration is at a minimum. Maybe I just got unlucky with the 2 Toshiba drives I had. Its just weird that I have 9...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By chadsdsmith
I appreciate the response. I will say that I have...

I appreciate the response. I will say that I have a few fans blowing over all of my external hard drives. I have not had any problems with any of my other drives. I monitor them all with crystal disk...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the response. Actually, it was a...

Thanks for the response. Actually, it was a single drive in the enclosure. I might just try 2 of the smaller sizes. If I had more room in my case I would just use them internally, but I don't.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By chadsdsmith
Very unique (but not bad) situation I need help with

Some of you might remember me being excited about the fact that, upon doing an RMA for a failing 3tb Toshiba external HDD (for which I originally paid $110), I received a coupon through Toshiba for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,082
Posted By chadsdsmith
Ya, I think side by side is just regular 1080p...

Ya, I think side by side is just regular 1080p with 2 sides and the tv makes it 3d but at a lower resolution.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,590
Posted By chadsdsmith
As BillP stated, The content will eventually have...

As BillP stated, The content will eventually have to be upconverted to UHD. Either the source (blu ray player) or the TV will do that. Many Blu Ray players' manufacturers have a tendency to make you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,707
Posted By chadsdsmith
+1 I would say if you only intend to play back...

+1 I would say if you only intend to play back blu ray disks, then using an HTPC is likely more cumbersome than a standalone player. If you are like me(and many others on these boards) you may want...
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