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  1. Home Theater Computers
    I have a couple Boxee Box's that was streaming local content from my DIY NAS to a couple TV's in the house. My content contains of 1 to 1 digital copies of DVD's. A few weeks ago, it seems that the servers that it connects to has been shut down as the boxes are stuck on the sign in screen for...
  2. HTPC Computer Items
    Hey all! I built a server two years ago for my decently large movie collection (~500). It's a proper Linux (Debian) machine currently running a raid6 array (hardware raid), with 8 drives installed and 8 more bays available. Plus there are two OS drive bays in the rear. It is a wonderful machine...
  3. Home Theater Computers
    So i am trying to research components for a 4k build and i cam across this Gigabyte mother board that supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. It's the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 v1.0. My question is for a HTPC with no designs on gaming, what kind of processor should i get (i3, i5?) and will this be...
  4. Home Theater Computers
    Last Updated: 2019-07-26 What Is madVR? | Complete madVR Set up | How to Get Help This guide outlines the hardware necessary to achieve high-performance playback from madVR at 3840 x 2160p. The current landscape of UHD technology is shifting and true 4K UHD PC support is still new. Therefore...
  5. Home Theater Computers
    What is madVR? | madVR Set up This guide outlines the hardware necessary to achieve high-performance playback from madVR at 1920 x 1080p. 1 – CPU Intel: Blu-ray 3D MVC with software decoding: Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz or above. Recommended: Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz or above...
  6. HTPC Computer Items
    Hello everyone! I've got a bunch of brand new in box LGA 1150 motherboards in stock, vestiges of an operation that never took flight. I've been told that you guys could put these tiny motherboards to good use :) Aside from how minimalist and sleek it is, it features FIVE PCIE 1x slots and one...
  7. Home Theater Computers
    Hi guys, I dont know if im the right forum page but here I go Ive got a SC-HT70 Panansonic System which has been good up to this point aswell as set of wireless speakers using a wireless transmitter plugged into the line out port. The dvd player which came with it has now bit the dust...
  8. Home Theater In A Box
    Hi guys, I dont know if im the right forum page but here I go Ive got a SC-HT70 Panansonic System which has been good up to this point aswell as set of wireless speakers using a wireless transmitter plugged into the line out port. The dvd player which came with it has now bit the dust...
  9. Home Theater Computers
    So my Video and Audio is going to a Receiver in another room via an HDMI cable. But I want to downmix for the room the computer is in. This same scenario would be identical if a person wanted a headphone setup. I've investigated a few options. 1) Current solution: There is a monitor in the...
  10. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    So I'm in the construction phase of a basement remodel with plans to convert the largest room to a sort of den/theater/gaming room. The dimensions are 7' h x 16' length x 12' w. I can control the lighting pretty well and plan to do a projector and 5.1 wall-mounted speakers. My big questions are...
  11. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    HI everyone. I've been reading the AVS forum for a while looking for inspiration and advises... Now it's my turn to give back. Hopefully it will help someone somewhere. I moved in my new house a year ago, we had a little budget for our media room. I bought all the gears/parts within a 6 months...
  12. Home Theater Computers
    I've been using my laptop (connected wirelessly) and a RPi B+ (wired) with an HDHomerun Plus (which handles h.264 transcoding) and antenna (plus DVDs and streamed/downloaded content), as my HTPC combination, connected through HDMI to my TV. However, I'm tiring of the slow response and...
  13. Home Theater Computers
    Suggest a GPU for HTPC - Very light Gaming Hey guys, First post in the forum! I'm currently waiting on my parts to arrive for an HTPC i'm building. The PC is going to be used as a media player. Plus i've gotten the build bug, so i'm finding excuses to build pc's all the time! The parts i've...
  14. Home Theater Computers
    Hello all first htpc build here are the parts I'm going to use. I would be thankful of good and bad opinions Thank you MB asrock fatal1ty h97 killer or the Z97 killer i havent ordered this yet I'm figuring the z maybe best for future use processor i3 4350 i have this got a good deal...
  15. Home Theater Computers
    Hello :) I'm from Portugal, and I would like to know if this config does the job for: - 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio, files .mkv ~30GB - Streaming 1080p - Spotify - Torrents - Media Server - I intend fluidity - Minimally silent​ The config: Case: Cooler Master 110 Elite PSU...
  16. Home Theater Computers
    I am looking to build an HTPC and I'm not sure if I should buy a dedicated graphics card or not. I'm looking to play Blu ray and 3D movies. My A/V receiver is the Integra DHC 80.3 and the CPU will be the Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell with HD46000 Graphics. If I need a dedicated graphics I was...
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