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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Thank you. So Plex pass is required for the...

Thank you.

So Plex pass is required for the guide?
Where is the DVR?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By metropole
Migration paths after MCE

I have been a loyal MCE for a long time. However, the lack of good streaming support will require me to look at something new.

I am using my HTPC for TV (Ceton tuner), Blueray playback, and limped...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-22-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By metropole
BTW. I am replacing a Samsung LN37B550. ...

BTW. I am replacing a Samsung LN37B550.

Doing some more research I noticed that my additional requirements for stereo audio-out (for occasional wireless headset) plugs makes my search even more...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-21-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By metropole
e.g. Samsung UN40K5100AFXZA or Sony KDL40W650D ?

e.g. Samsung UN40K5100AFXZA or Sony KDL40W650D ?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-21-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By metropole
Looking for bedroom TV advice (~40")

I want to upgrade my current Samsung LCD TV in the bedroom. It is a 37" with a wide bezel. Overall, I prefer that the TV is not going to be much bigger. I figured a 40" with a thin bezel would be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By metropole
What I found previously is this: ...

What I found previously is this:
http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/TV-App/Xfinity-TV-on-Roku/td-p/2834869/page/9

Not clear if this is working ever, or some have a beta?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By metropole
Probably yes. I think the other consideration is...

Probably yes. I think the other consideration is what content I can play with what device. Assuming Amazon, Netflix is no problem with either Roku or Apple. Apple video only on Apple. How abut...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By metropole
Looking for advice for streaming content - moving to Roku?

I have been very loyal to the HTPC with MS MCE. I am still planning to use it for Cable with Ceton tuner and for BlueRay playback. I have been using the Amazon MCE plugin for Amazon content. It works...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2016, 06:45 AM
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Posted By metropole
I got prompted on my unit that a firmware update...

I got prompted on my unit that a firmware update is available. I accepted and installed.
Does anyone know what the enhancements actually are?
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By metropole
Are there BT converter/transmitter that I could...

Are there BT converter/transmitter that I could attach to the receiver? to extend the sound from the inside to the outside?
Frankly, I am not sure what the best way would be to connect. I have...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By metropole
Amazon Tap alternatives - looking for wireless portable speaker ideas

I like the idea of a portable speaker for the deck. Came across the Amazon Tap. Of course the Tap is somewhat more than a speaker with its voice control capabilities.

However, the initial...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By metropole
Got a WDC red 3TB. I am assuming the best way to...

Got a WDC red 3TB. I am assuming the best way to clone is a GPT drive?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11,249
Views: 1,313,875
Posted By metropole
Does anybody else encounter issues with channel...

Does anybody else encounter issues with channel 174 (NBC sports) signal dropping out (60067)? Especially during late evening hours? Seems like a new issue happening for the last 3-4 weeks.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 42,864
Posted By metropole
Yes, it is a WH16NS40, service code NS50;...

Yes, it is a WH16NS40, service code NS50; manufacturing date: 10/17/2015.
No, I don't have a UHD disk yet..
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By metropole
Looks like I will be getting a WDC red. Although,...

Looks like I will be getting a WDC red. Although, I am not happy with the quality of the WDC green that I need to replace (WD10EARS). Lasted 5 years. Looking at online reviews Seagate is not better....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-13-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 42,864
Posted By metropole
I got my drive from Newegg. It is a NS50,...

I got my drive from Newegg. It is a NS50, Firmware v1.0. Made in October.
Not firmware 1.01. Is this going to be an issue?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By metropole
So, a 2.5 wdc green would be better than a 3.5"? ...

So, a 2.5 wdc green would be better than a 3.5"?

Like this: WD15NPVX? I am guessing this is enough performance for recording 4 HD streams?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-08-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By metropole
Best 1TB - 2TB spindle drive for recordings

My 1TB wdc drive shows signs of failing. I am lookig for replacement advice. I am looking for a drive that does well in a ventilation challanged setup, near silent, reliable. Thiis drive is used only...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 42,864
Posted By metropole
Trying to get the right WH16NS40 as I have to buy...

Trying to get the right WH16NS40 as I have to buy a new BD drive anyhow.
Per suggestion I was looking at Amazon. However, Amazon itself doesn't stock - there are over 40 vendors. Are there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By metropole
Sow do I find a 2015 version of the WH16NS40?

Sow do I find a 2015 version of the WH16NS40?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By metropole
Isn't the WH16NS40 a writer as well? I really...

Isn't the WH16NS40 a writer as well? I really need only a reader. Granted sometimes price differences are minimal.

Regarding removing the Bezel. I have a Silverstone LC17 case that requires...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By metropole
So, it looks like the UH12NS30 is the pick? ...

So, it looks like the UH12NS30 is the pick?

BTW. I am assuming I can remove the bezel for the custom installation in my SilverStone case?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By metropole
Then I have to choose form one of those: ...

Then I have to choose form one of those:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100008609%2050001623%2050002048%20600083891

Is 4MB over 2MB cache a real advantage?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By metropole
New BlueRay Drive - what to get?

I have a HTPC from 2009. At the time I purchased a LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - OEM ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By metropole
Thanks. I just noticed they have one with...

Thanks. I just noticed they have one with threaded fitting:
http://littlite.com/products/product/p-led-series-gooseneck-lights

I don't need to detach it. This might work well. Only issue is that...
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