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  1. Home Theater Computers
    I'm in Australia and I have a Windows 7 PC running WMC but the latter is starting to show its age with inability to display some video file types (for which I use VLC externally) and so I want to replace it with "something" and I am open to either a software or hardware solution or a mix...
  2. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    After days of Googling and viewing threads here at AVS, I'm at my wits end and need help. I just want to use a Pioneer VSX-1123 receiver to hook my PC up to surround speakers and a Samsung 6800 LED TV. The PC outputs HDMI to the receiver, the speakers are wired to the receiver, and the receiver...
  3. Home Theater Computers
    My setup is HTPC with Radeon -> Yamaha RX-V373 -> Optoma HD20 projector. This was working fine for years - if I remember correctly I didn't have to tinker with the setup at all - everything worked out of the box, I only had to make sure that sound is set to go through HDMI. HTPC was first WinXP...
  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Seeking recs for (any combo of) AV receiver, processor, and amp (separate or integrated) for an HTPC setup meant for lossless music + 4K / UHD movies and a stereo speaker setup (pref with room for 5.1 expansion) Current Setup I currently have high quality source materials (FLAC music + various...
  5. Home Theater Computers
    I have an HP small form factor I use to stream youtube and play my rips. I added an AMD Radeon HD 6450 to get HDMI output. This is after I tried an NVIDIA video card. I have the same issue with both. The only option I can see is 2 channels max and stereo only. What do I do to get the PC to send...
  6. Video Processors
    Hello all, I have a Projector with 10 gig bandwidth limited input. Best image is reproduced with 24,10 4:4:2, signal. Is there an HDMI video processor that will input all frame rates (24 - 60) at all color spaces (4:2:0 - 4:4:4) and all bits (8 - 12) while allowing constant/selectable 24,10...
  7. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hola. I've been using my first Dinovo Mini I bought new all those years ago and its getting beyond haggard. its def the 1st edition or model they put out if you're familiar with these - the unifying 2.4ghz only model. I have the PS3/Bluetooth one as well and my question or post is really...
  8. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hey, Here’s the setup: Server side: Really high end win10 pc in the UK ethernet cable + 1gbit/s fttp up and down Client/s: high end htpc in Central Europe or new 2020 Samsung QLED tv both ethernet cable on fibre with 200mbits up and down. Plex on both of the clients is buffering HARD when...
  9. Home Theater Computers
    Hi folks, I’m looking for some help using a HTPC with an AVR as I have found some really annoying issues which I’m struggling to solve. I know other folks have come across similar issues but information about this is very scattered! I’ve set out the issues I’m having and what I want to achieve...
  10. HTPC Gaming
    I have a home theater setup that places 2 PCs in a 42U server rack about 30-40 feet behind my sitting area. We usually use PS4s to do gaming on 2 TVs in front of us, but we are slowly making the transition to start playing PC games as well. For the PS4s, we had to modify our PS4s to include a...
  11. Home Theater Gaming
    So, setting up new AVR (rx v6a)and it has more features than my old.. which is making me wonder on some things and, what to set PC sound control panel settings as. Few questions/issues. 1. Sound control panel - 48khz or higher?since speakers can do 'hi res'. Should I change it to 96khz or 192...
  12. Home Theater Computers
    There are several things that I'd like help with, and this is one of them: I want to buy or build a desktop PC for my home theater setup. I want to use it to watch TV shows and movies (streaming and disc-based), play PC games, and run other operating systems in virtual machines (mostly so that I...
  13. Home Theater Computers
    I recently put a Denon stereo AVR (network support for audio only, but up-to-date HDMI for AV playback) in my bedroom and mounted an old non-smart LCD on the wall. I want to avoid going all-out in either direction with an RPi4 running Kodi, or building a cheap i3/Ryzen HTPC playing back media...
  14. Home Theater Computers
    I've never used REW but I've heard of it, and I plan on installing it soon on my Windows 10 tablet and learning how to use it to optimize my home theater. I plan on buying a home theater PC soon and I recently got the idea to use it as a multichannel pre-pro and connect it via line-level...
  15. Home Theater Computers
    I'm currently an Xbox One gamer but I need to buy a new PC and I'm evaluating switching to PC gaming. The issue is how to voice chat while multiplayer gaming on my home theater system. I have a Kinect for Xbox One, and I've used it for voice chat during multiplayer Xbox gaming: the other people...
  16. Home Theater Computers
    HI all, I have a HTPC setup to a 16:9 projector.I am more interested in 2.35:1 aspect ratio and planning to build a DIY screen soon.I have setup a custom resolution of 1920x807 for 2.35:1 viewing.But it is displayed at the middle of the 16:9 screen.Is there any possibility to move it to the...
  17. Home Theater Gaming
    Help HTPC Display Frequency I have an HTPC with the following setup: - OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz, - Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB - GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 - Display Panasonic TX-58DX902B 58 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD...
  18. Home Theater Computers
    Hi all, My Old HTPC just died. I fixed him so many times and I guess it is time for replacement. My needs : Playing high quality Videos (1080 and 4k) Connecting it to a receiver (Looking to replace too) Connecting my 2 2TB 3.5 HDD. Using it as a sever for another TV Using LAN, not wifi...
  19. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hi all, just read this review of the EVGA Nu Audio Pro audio card for a PC. Do any HTPC owners use this audio card or anything comparable? what do you think of it? it says that if you use your PC along with an integrated amp, you will notice a huge improvement in sound compared to using the...
  20. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi All! Is it possible to trick a PC audio device to remain powered ON and paired/connected at all times? (note: audio device has a non-configurable ECO setting that powers down after inactivity) ISSUE: I have a PC with a VIZIO soundbar that powers off after inactivity while the PC is...
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