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Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By abcdefghi
It's basically going to be serving raw data, any...

It's basically going to be serving raw data, any transcoding will be done on the HTPC that runs Plex.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By abcdefghi
It's unlikely that I will be using Windows Server...

It's unlikely that I will be using Windows Server / Windows 10.......I still have the copy of Windows Home Server that came with the Dell, but since it won't realistically work to run Plex Media...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By abcdefghi
Not sure yet on the operating system, I have only...

Not sure yet on the operating system, I have only just started looking into even converting it so am not sure yet what the options, pro's con's etc are of the different OS.

I figured RAID1 to help...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By abcdefghi
Thank you... that makes a lot of sense. I...

Thank you... that makes a lot of sense.

I currently run Plex Media Server on the HTPC, from the sounds of it I could essentially leave that on there, convert the Dell into a NAS, tell PMS the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-21-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By abcdefghi
Worth converting to a NAS?

I have an old Dell Power Edge 830 sitting in my basement, I am considering if it is worthwhile to try and convert this into a NAS or if it will simply be a waste of time to do so. The specs of it can...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-14-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16,313
Views: 1,972,267
Posted By abcdefghi
My TV has started to display all the white/black...

My TV has started to display all the white/black dots that typically happens to these units. While a new TV would of course be nice, I cannot justify buying a new TV when in all honesty the Samsung...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By abcdefghi
Removed one of the phone wall plates while...

Removed one of the phone wall plates while getting ready to paint, saw nice blue cat 5 cable attached to the back of it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By abcdefghi
Wait til the wife is out of the house, install...

Wait til the wife is out of the house, install wifi, tell her you ran cables. Done. :)

I realize you don't want to cause arguments with your wife, so I think the best option, as written already...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By abcdefghi
This right here is going to be the deal breaker...

This right here is going to be the deal breaker for you:

Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, via apps (again, browser = no remote, so that's a no go).

I am not sure on Amazon...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-03-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By abcdefghi
Which is why I am sure a lot of the time people...

Which is why I am sure a lot of the time people are going with proven designs (on both crossover/cabinet). :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By abcdefghi
OK, so I understand that just tossing a couple...

OK, so I understand that just tossing a couple speakers into a box is not going to sound all that good. But, I am sure the woofers I have can be used in a project. It's just making sure that I have a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By abcdefghi
Tweeter / Crossover Suggestions

Over the weekend I was given a pair of Visaton W200S, since these are not going to fit anywhere in my car, I want to build some budget bookshelf speakers out of them. What I am trying to find is a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By abcdefghi
Do you mind posting this? I am just recently...

Do you mind posting this? I am just recently starting to use AutoHotKey to set something similar to this up. Interested to see how others are doing it. Mine uses the color buttons on my Harmony to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By abcdefghi
Weird Hulu Issue

I am having a weird Hulu issue and wondering if anyone else has had the same thing happen to them. On my HTPC I have set up a shortcut on my Harmony remote to open Hulu in a browser (so not the Hulu...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   07-08-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,473
Posted By abcdefghi
That's worse results than I get!! I had to enter...

That's worse results than I get!! I had to enter street as well as zip code though, if I just enter zip code I get the same result as you. If I do not put that an antenna will be greater than 30'...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By abcdefghi
I noticed, kind of a pain really, but at least I...

I noticed, kind of a pain really, but at least I can use the remote to navigate around XBMC and at least launch into Netflix / Hulu. I just need to map a button to close out of either of those and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By abcdefghi
Sorry, not sure if I was clear. I meant that I...

Sorry, not sure if I was clear. I meant that I have no issues running Netflix and Hulu on 8.1. As in they run fine, but I have to use the keyboard to navigate around in them.

All I can seem to do...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By abcdefghi
It's Windows 8.1 I actually have had no...

It's Windows 8.1

I actually have had no issues running either Hulu or Netflix on there, for a while I could not use the Netflix app, but it always plays fine in a browser. Hulu so far appears to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By abcdefghi
FLIRC USB set up and PC account question

This is a 2 part post...

Part 1 - I finally went ahead and cancelled DirecTV a couple days ago, so now am more reliant on my HTPC than I previously had been. What this means is I need to make it...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   04-10-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By abcdefghi
Thanks TornadoTJ, that's what I am thinking...

Thanks TornadoTJ, that's what I am thinking something like Open Office and Firefox would be more than enough, and it should likely be able to run those without too many headaches.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   04-10-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By abcdefghi
Just curious, but how well would something like...

Just curious, but how well would something like this work for word processing / internet browsing? My wife wants something cheap to use for writing, and wants something she can use a regular keyboard...
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-23-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By abcdefghi
Thanks, I was actually just looking at those last...

Thanks, I was actually just looking at those last night. Will likely pick one up soon and get the remote programmed. Will be nice not having to pull out the keyboard to start a movie! Should also...
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By abcdefghi
Well I ended up with another Harmony, picked up a...

Well I ended up with another Harmony, picked up a Harmony Touch earlier today for $120. So far so good, just need an IR dongle for the PC
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-11-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By abcdefghi
Acoustic Research ARRX18G or another Harmony?

My Harmony 880 after about 7 years or so of use is on its way out. The screen has a crack, one of the buttons is missing, another simply refuses to work etc. So the time has come to start looking...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By abcdefghi
Correct, but I like to mess around with things...

Correct, but I like to mess around with things just to see what results if any I get. Here is a link to the TV Fool report:
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