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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 757
Posted By CSMR
Windows 8 comes with antivirus, and for Windows 7...

Windows 8 comes with antivirus, and for Windows 7 Microsoft provides free antivirus. Microsoft's antivirus software which does not interfere with the ordinary working of the system with low resource...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-19-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By CSMR
I think Windows 10 has HTPC potential via the...

I think Windows 10 has HTPC potential via the start screen UI. The improvements I hope it will bring are:
Universal apps which include the Xbox One. Since the XB1 does not have touch, this means...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-28-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By CSMR
I would definitely buy a TV with displayport but...

I would definitely buy a TV with displayport but I have not seen any as yet.

hdmi is a poor interface for HTPCs because PCs usually don't support CEC natively and it's hard to get CEC to work.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By CSMR
I think overall it will be a good upgrade just...

I think overall it will be a good upgrade just because of the CPU/GPU performance and power consumption. A shrink happens every 2 years and halving the size of a transistor is always a major benefit...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By CSMR
2015 NUCs

FanlessTech has some info on Intel's current plans for 2015 NUCs

http://www.fanlesstech.com/2014/08/exclusive-intel-readying-nuc-20.html

Wilson Canyon (i3/i5) updates at the beginning of 2015...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,634
Posted By CSMR
For me it's important that PC makers make...

For me it's important that PC makers make sensible choices of hardware. Otherwise we end up with new products I don't want to buy and I am left with the old products.

Dell now launches a 5k 27"...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,634
Posted By CSMR
If you run a 2880p screen at 1440p then images...

If you run a 2880p screen at 1440p then images will display at the sharpness of 1440p while text will display at LESS than 1440p sharpness because you lose sub-pixel anti-aliasing. Overall it's worse...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,238
Posted By CSMR
I set up a DN2820FYKH to replace an old large...

I set up a DN2820FYKH to replace an old large HTPC, using it as an HTPC and file server with a 2TB HDD.
Notes:
SA H22962-103 does not indicate 2830, my box has SA H22962-103 and a 2820 processor...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,551
Posted By CSMR
For TV go with mediaportal. Local music is also...

For TV go with mediaportal. Local music is also better with mediaportal as XBMC still does not have gapless playback.
Assuming you are OK running on top of Windows. (With XBMC you can run on a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By CSMR
Useful info thanks! So it sounds like...

Useful info thanks!

So it sounds like everything is against connecting PCs to TVs:

TVs do not support PC connections and don't respond to PC sleep/wake. Some TVs have inputs designed for PC,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By CSMR
What TVs work well with HTPCs? (Standby, wake).

On my current setup with a Samsung TV, when the PC is turned off/goes to sleep, the TV remains on and displays an error message (no device connected or something like that).

What TVs work...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By CSMR
Yes eSATA is in decline and it's a shame because...

Yes eSATA is in decline and it's a shame because it's being replaced with inferior technology - non-native, with greater cost and much worse performance.
It's just a matter of wiring up the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-26-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wrinklemash http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528963/is-this-a-solid-starter-build#post_24648908)

The HDD Cage of my case...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wrinklemash http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528963/is-this-a-solid-starter-build#post_24646555)

Thanks CSMR.

In response...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CSMR
Two things that affect sound quality of an htpc...

Two things that affect sound quality of an htpc (aside from speakers, room acoustics, etc.):

1. Noise from the htpc. The more important factor. Your system is likely to be noisy especially...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,155
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By CSMR
I rip to flac but use ogg for htpc and portable...

I rip to flac but use ogg for htpc and portable players to save space. ac3 would also be a good choice. mp3 is inferior.

I use mediaportal and the music player satisfies my two requirements: able...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,238
Posted By CSMR
What is responsiveness like with Win8 and a 2.5"...

What is responsiveness like with Win8 and a 2.5" HDD for OS and media?
I would prefer to go SSD for OS + HDD for media but this doesn't support that (no mSATA support).
The last install I made...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jberthoty http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1511429/i-have-questions-but-im-not-totally-stupid-i-swear#post_24200187)

I will not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by StardogChampion http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1446447/atom-bay-trail-the-next-great-htpc-chip#post_23870758)

Here are three...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By CSMR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rat_in_wgtn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-07-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 42,697
Posted By CSMR
My preferences are for clean interfaces and...

My preferences are for clean interfaces and correct, problem-free operation.

I use mediaportal with the fidelity skin and it does just what I want for media playback.

Mediaportal easy to set...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,702
Posted By CSMR
Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard Evoluent...

Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard
Evoluent Vertical mouse
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By CSMR
Tablet/smartphone will only work if you can lock...

Tablet/smartphone will only work if you can lock the device so that it can only be used as a remote. Otherwise the person using it has to understand the whole system. So no good for families etc.....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By CSMR
To organize: Windows Explorer To distribute:...

To organize: Windows Explorer
To distribute: Zenfolio
To print: Zenfolio (very easy) and ProAmImaging (maximum control and good value)
To view on PC: FastPictureViewer

To view on HTPC I use...
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