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  1. Home Theater Computers
    Has anyone here attempted to run Plex media server on SteamOS? Even further, I’m looking to use an OWC Thunderbay Flex connected via thunderbolt.
  2. Home Theater Computers
    Does anyone here have recommendations for software and drivers that work well with Control4 + Neeo remotes for controlling Plex HTPC on Windows 11 or maybe SteamOS?
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    My THX 4.1 PC sound system is just showing it's age, random audio "pops" that are quite startling. I'm trying to replace it, but it seems like I could just power the existing THX satellites on a receiver for about the same cost as a new THX 4 or 5.1 PC sound system. (I know THX is mostly...
  4. Home Theater Computers
    Hi everyone, I recently upgraded my GPU in my HTPC from a GTX 970 (hereafter GTX) to an RTX 3060 (hereafter RTX), and the HDR output from the new card was not as bright or vibrant as on the old card. The computer runs Windows 7 and is connected to my 65" LG OLED TV via a HDMI 2.0 compliant...
  5. Home Theater Computers
    Apparently, on 12th-gen processors, Intel has deprecated its Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology, and this impacts DRM-protected 4K UHD Blu-ray playback. Intel's SGX deprecation impacts DRM and Ultra HD Blu-ray support | TechSpot Don't upgrade your PC if you want to watch DVDs or...
  6. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hello, I'm not normally one to ask for directions when I'm hopelessly lost but this time I'm deferring to the experts! My current setup is built up from random purchases and necessity over the years and consists of the following: HTPC (GTX970) for watching movies, PS3 for gaming and rare...
  7. 2-Channel Audio
    Hello, first post and a newbie. Happy to find this forum. Just installed an LG smart TV (OLED55C1PUB) to stream 4k video and PC games from the PC (see diagram), but there is a problem. Some video files have audio that won't come out of the digital optical out of the TV (Message says: "This...
  8. Home Theater Computers
    Hi Guys, Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but I searched online and didn't find an answer to my question. How are people using MadVR tone mapping (outside of the MadVR envy hardware device) with projectors displaying their picture? Are they using a smart tv system like an Nvidia Shield...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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