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  1. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Started having 2.4ghz band drop outs and connectivity issues about a week ago. Thoust the radio was dying so I bout a Buffalo 1750ac Air Station. SAME THING. In the room the router is in I get 38mbs download on average but as soon as I step out of the room the sig drops to 2mbs if it connects...
  2. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    I saw that new Roku stick that doesn't require MHL port is coming in April. It was described as Roku 1 in a stick form and similar to Chromecast, it only requires an available HDMI port and USB for power. Unlike Chromecast, it comes with a remote control...
  3. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
     Streaming live TV to two TVs with a home created DVR I thought would be easy, but the more I look into it, the more confused I've become.  I've always thought I had a pretty good grasp on tech stuff, especially for a female, until now but the amount of option out there and their...
  4. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Is it worth it for me to upgrade from what i have to what i bought? What will the advantages be? I just upgraded from 6mbps to 20mbps in speed.. speeds arent stable alot of the time and multiple streaming can take its toll. I know i will gain dual band and more ethernet ports. My current...
  5. Remote Control Area
    I'm completely confused... The Directv installer came today, and as part of his setup process, he programmed the semi-universal "Genie" box (and client box) remotes to turn my various TVs on and off, and control the volume on my various receivers. Nice touch, I thought, but ultimately useless...
  6. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
     OK, here's my current setup. A synology box wired to my network running serviio. My Sharp TV, also wired, has a built-in DLNA client that serves up virtually anything I throw at it.   This all works perfectly fine, I also have a Chromecast which I occasionally use to cast Chrome tabs. The...
  7. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Just as the title says. I am in the planning process of building a htpc and a server. Lately I have been reading a lot about NAS. So i was curious if its more cost effective and future proof to build a media server or buy NAS. I will be using the server for storing movies, music, pictures...
  8. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Do any of the roku type wifi devices have a built in browser? I realize streaming and real time are 2 different things but maybe there's one with a bare bones browser good for simple tasks?
  9. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Ok, so I added the Netflix streaming yesterday and last night watched a movie on my dual core 3.3ghz PC using Windows 7 and Chrome -- do not have a Roku or a hardware device. The resolution was crap (not even standard DVD quality) -- I did see the "allow HD" checkbox, so did that but still no...
  10. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    I'm preparing to build a FreeNAS server and use an HTPC with XBMC or MeediOS as my main client for streaming content to my "primary" home theater area. However, I want to ensure that my additional TVs also have access to all this content, as I plan on cutting the cord completely once the system...
  11. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hello, I have called ROKU many times regarding their current media player. it does not play my video-ts files. The older version did play these. ROKU had me re start and go into secret menue. Nothing works. My Dune Base 3.0 plays everything I throw at it. But I really just need...
  12. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
     I just setup the following system in about 2 hours -   - Install Plex Media server on my pc. It has about 2TB of media (movies, tv, pictures) - Bought a Sony NSZ-GS8, connected to my tv via hdmi and networked via wifi (N router)   If you primarily want to watch local media, this is the...
  13. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
     Hello all. I am new for the forum and am looking to set up a home video streaming system but have few questions for your collective expertiseJ.   Hardware ·         I have purchased a HP ProLiant server which I am looking to use as NAS unit, likely to go with WHS 2011 for OS ·         I...
  14. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hello all, I had a question on my setup. I run a plex server and stream to my roku. I have noticed that the file formats m4v I am using is getting really poor quality streaming. I have other files on there that are blue ray rips in the same format and all. Only difference is they have the...
  15. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    I have read several posts. This is likely not the correct forum for this question, but streaming is the core issue. I have been a media center user now for 7 years. I want to cut the cord to cable tv. I am looking for these featuresOTA TV recordings (if needed for local content) Much stream...
  16. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    I've got 2d Gen Apple TV and Rokus, which I guess are limited to 720p. I can't find any relevant specs for my Samsung F8500. If I want to stream HD from Netflix, should I do it through the Samsung Netflix app as opposed to one of the boxes? Or will it not matter?
  17. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
     I have read alot bout media players like Roku and WDTVbut it appears that almost every piece of hardware out there does not support .MTS (AVCHD) files. Which is insane to think Canon sells HD camcorders that saves in a format that isn't supported anywhere...Maybe they should make their own...
  18. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
     Hello AVS World   I hope im posting in the right forum lol.     I have a plan to build a HTPC to store all my media on (Music, Videos, Pictures, and all Emulation Gaming) and this system will be located in the main living area and would like to stream all my media to my sons room and...
  19. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    I just got a new Roku 3 and was hoping there was a way to stream recent network (ABC, CBS, NBC) shows to my TV through the Roku box. Anyone know if that's possible, and if so, how? If it can't be done through Roku, anyone know another way to do it, legally of course? By the way, I'm only...
  20. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I'm looking for a way to have a 5.1 main setup playing TV sound, and play music sourced from a Roku (it only has an HDMI output) in zone 2. I want good audio quality, but would like to spend under $500. From reading all of the threads about HDMI downmixed to zone 2, this does not seem...
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