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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By dj4monie
AM1 APU will do 4K video... Of course 1080p isn't...

AM1 APU will do 4K video... Of course 1080p isn't an issue, it also supports H.265 as well.

5150 = $19 (Open Box)
AsRock AM1-H = $46
Crucial Ballistix 4GB = $25

Eventually I will reuse...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By dj4monie
I just picked up a AsRock AM1-B and AMD Athlon...

I just picked up a AsRock AM1-B and AMD Athlon 5350 for $43 from Micro Center.

The motherboard was free ($0 charge), I just paid for the processor.

You can't take advantage of dual channel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 877
Posted By dj4monie
What on earth are you doing? 1) Download...

What on earth are you doing?

1) Download Hiram's Boot Disc .iso and put it on a flash drive. Download Yumi to make a it bootable.

2) Find the tool to nuke your hard drive, it will erase...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-07-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,614
Posted By dj4monie
I've suggested the Ooma over and over again and...

I've suggested the Ooma over and over again and everybody loves it.

As for cord cutting -

NFL Sunday Ticket is available on other devices without a having DirecTV. I have a PS3 and I can add...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-31-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By dj4monie
WHS 2011 Weirdness

Okay I came home tonight (this morning, haven't slept yet) to find the server connector on my HTPC had stopped running.

When I would click to restart it manually I would get nothing. I then...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-30-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By dj4monie
All you have to do is download the 64-bit version...

All you have to do is download the 64-bit version of Windows 10, back up the information on the boot drive and install the 64-bit.

That way you can take advantage of Storage Spaces as I said. Use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By dj4monie
Windows 10 has Storage Spaces -...

Windows 10 has Storage Spaces - http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-storage-spaces-windows-10

You can use different sized hard drives as a pool or JOBD. When you put a file in your pool, each...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
Things still aren't perfect. When I...

Things still aren't perfect.

When I re-installed the tuner adapter drivers all those channels worked, that didn't last very long...

I'm right back where I started.

Problems solved =

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-29-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By dj4monie
I have been reading various threads and tutorials...

I have been reading various threads and tutorials in the last month or so.

When you say HTPC what task are you looking to accomplish?

To have DVR services you have two choices or you can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
Just got off the phone with Spectrum. No dice,...

Just got off the phone with Spectrum. No dice, all the broken channels are still broken... I am going to try to un-install and re-install the tuning adapter drivers.

Eureka!

The Tuning...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
I've installed windows several times from flash...

I've installed windows several times from flash drives since the first tutorials appeared. Installation time took about 20-25 mins, Windows Updated with the Convenience rollups installed (latest is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
I think I spoke too soon. As I was about to...

I think I spoke too soon.

As I was about to get the last pieces together and button it up the new build, I had forgotten to make Windows accept a new install with upgrade media but actually with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-21-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
I don't know what caused it Sammy, all I know is...

I don't know what caused it Sammy, all I know is I tried to install a few things in audit mode. The problem was; I didn't put the right updates in the right order, especially the April 2015 Rollup...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By dj4monie
I'd be careful about Google's DNS as Netflix...

I'd be careful about Google's DNS as Netflix among others are using that to see who's using a VPN.

Service Providers are counting on two things -

1) Your uninformed

2) Your uninformed

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
No 3rd party codecs, I went through that when I...

No 3rd party codecs, I went through that when I tried to get my Gundam Wing MKV's to output English only via WMC... I just use Kodi, still not perfect but I don't re-watch that series that often...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-19-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
Thank You Moderator... That person is a troll. I...

Thank You Moderator... That person is a troll. I purchased my W7 product key in 2010...

Okay an update -

When I installed Windows 7, I set up Windows Media Center, setup the Cable Card Tuner...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-17-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
This is slowly matching off topic - Windows...

This is slowly matching off topic -

Windows 7 Media Center was the last updated version of the software. It was handed off to Windows 8/8.1 and undoubtedly was not included in Windows 10 as they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
I captured in SD from 2007 to 2015, it sucks, not...

I captured in SD from 2007 to 2015, it sucks, not going back. That was with DirecTV and I was going to buy an HD-DVR from Hauppage since I could connected a DTV box to it via component.

I have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By dj4monie
Is Netflix Streaming in HD via browser? Windows...

Is Netflix Streaming in HD via browser? Windows 10 has a native Netflix app.

Move to 802.11 AC. Majority of people aren't using the 5 Ghz band, use that.

Netflix is a complete miss in Kodi,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
Update - Seems I killed my HTPC, so.... ...

Update -

Seems I killed my HTPC, so....

Returned all the MSI boards, the last one actually worked. The Semporn 2650 didn't work at all, returned it for a open box (all they had left).

New...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By dj4monie
So you would like to use this older hardware to -...

So you would like to use this older hardware to -

Stream video in HD, DVD video (Standard Def) and Music?

Upgrading the hardware would make sense, you can reuse everything else.

You can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By dj4monie
Buffalo External Hard Drive(s) USB 2.0 (750 GB)...

Buffalo External Hard Drive(s) USB 2.0 (750 GB) circa mid 2000's. The other which was even older (500 GB) died about two years ago, still don't know if it's the interface or the drive that died.

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By dj4monie
Well what I thought would be a simple task has...

Well what I thought would be a simple task has turned into a nightmare and week's worth of shows not recorded. Along with that no access to Live TV or anything else.

Unplugging the HTPC led to a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-02-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By dj4monie
Moving WHS 2011 from Current Hardware to New Hardware

Alright -

1) I want to move WHS 2011 from it's current home on a 2 TB drive to a 120 GB SSD. Of course it will not all fit on the 120 GB SSD, is there a way to clone the 60 GB system partition...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,854
Posted By dj4monie
The only good cable card solution not Windows...

The only good cable card solution not Windows Media Center for encrypted channels is Tivo or the DVR box from your service provider, that's pretty much it.

As I have mentioned in other threads...
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