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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 04:47 AM
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Posted By renethx
Bitrate reduction by half -> a lot more...

Bitrate reduction by half -> a lot more computational complexity in encoding/decoding
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By renethx
Even Core i7 struggles to decode 24fps 50Mbps...

Even Core i7 struggles to decode 24fps 50Mbps HEVC 4K UHD files without hardware acceleration.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 02:14 AM
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Posted By renethx
Several others: ASRock Z97 Extreme6, Z97...

Several others:

ASRock Z97 Extreme6, Z97 Extreme4, Z87 Extreme6, Z87 Extreme4
ASUS Z97-PRO, Z87-PRO, Z87-PLUS

Memory should work with any mb.

Yes, AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 supports any 4-6TB HDD.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-18-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By renethx
Adaptive-Sync?

Adaptive-Sync?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 11:45 PM
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Posted By renethx
No. You still need to create a custom resolution....

No. You still need to create a custom resolution.

Changing CPU/GPU queues (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1357375-advanced-mpc-hc-setup-guide-106.html#post27389818)?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 10:48 PM
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Posted By renethx
- Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme6 (that supports...

- Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme6 (that supports up to 10 SATA drives)
- Memory: F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ (2x2GB) or F3-1600C9D-8GAB (2x4GB)
- SSD: Crucial MX100 Series 128GB/256GB/512GB
- HBA:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 10:16 PM
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Posted By renethx
"Exposed" means that there is a cover in the...

"Exposed" means that there is a cover in the front panel so that if you remove it, you can access the drive (e.g a card reader, a FDD). Attach a 3.5" HDD there and don't remove the cover. As for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By renethx
M.2 is a new standard for SFF SSD. The interface...

M.2 is a new standard for SFF SSD. The interface is either SATA or PCI Express. This card is SATA, so the performance is the same as normal 2.5" SATA SSD or mSATA SSD.

In Win supports 2 x 3.5" HDD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By renethx
FLOPS = 2*(# of cores)*(core clock) is a good...

FLOPS = 2*(# of cores)*(core clock) is a good index to compare performance between models of the same graphics architecture (e.g. within GCN 1.x architecture)

Radeon R7 250X (= HD 7770):...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By renethx
This M.2 card does not offer any performance...

This M.2 card does not offer any performance advantage. It's just a normal SATA III card with M.2 interface. Instead I would choose a cheaper mb with a 2.5" 128GB SATA SSD. For example,
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-17-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By renethx
My EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR ...

My EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487025) is very quiet. The only difference is clock: 1176MHz/1255MHz vs. 1020MHz/1085MHz. Try to downclock (by MSI...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By renethx
Actually the player may use GPU (hardware) or...

Actually the player may use GPU (hardware) or GPU+GPU driver in several ways. For example,

- DXVA decoder: decoding the compressed video via DXVA
- DXVA processor: processing the uncompressed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By renethx
No, HDMI splitter won't work. As I said, you will...

No, HDMI splitter won't work. As I said, you will need to use mini DisplayPort for 4K (with some software tweaks).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By renethx
The answer depends on the contents you play. For...

The answer depends on the contents you play. For FHD contents, it's overkill. For SD and HD contents, it's not overkill but just a good choice.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By renethx
I saw this post...

I saw this post (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5683286):



"< 10.9" is important, I guess.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By renethx
No, just one. HDMI -> AVR DP with the...

No, just one.

HDMI -> AVR
DP with the adapter -> 4K TV
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By renethx
R7 260X is a rework of HD 7790. The basic...

R7 260X is a rework of HD 7790. The basic performance is the same, with a couple of improvements (e.g. support for up to three HDMI displays).

GT 740 GDDR5 = GT 650, roughly equivalent to HD 7750,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By renethx
Mac mini supports 4K only over Mini DisplayPort,...

Mac mini supports 4K only over Mini DisplayPort, right? Then you will need an active adapter, like this (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HFQL2VC/A/moshi-mini-displayport-to-hdmi-adapter-4k).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By renethx
No such setting in NVIDIA Control Panel and...

No such setting in NVIDIA Control Panel and that's the cause of the problem. :) Again I cite madshi's post...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By renethx
XFX...

XFX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150695) should be good inside GD04.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By renethx
madshi tested thoroughly, according to his...

madshi tested thoroughly, according to his results (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1683586-htpc-has-greyish-blacks-when-playing-videos-very-confused.html#post27398402) double...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By renethx
I forgot to mention this classical method of...

I forgot to mention this classical method of getting full RGB from NVIDIA GPU: create a custom resolution in NVIDIA Control Panel. I am not sure if this works with XP, however.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:27 AM
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Posted By renethx
MSI H97M-G43 has six SATA ports and all of them...

MSI H97M-G43 has six SATA ports and all of them work unless you use an M.2 card that will disable two of them.

Just a note, you can't use a graphics card with taller heatpipes such as ASUS R7 260X...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By renethx
Double compression within PC won't happen even if...

Double compression within PC won't happen even if NVIDIA driver compresses the desktop to 16-235 (see my previous post), well, with two exceptions:

- VMR7 (windowed), that seems to be always...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By renethx
You don't need a splitter. You will need either a...

You don't need a splitter. You will need either a passive DP-HDMI adapter (if your graphics card has a DisplayPort interface) or a DVI-HDMI adapter (if your graphics card has a DVI interface). A...
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