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by dgood
Wed May 03, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: A New Media Center (For A New Age)
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: A New Media Center (For A New Age)

Interesting, I mean I hear your points, but I guess I don't know how Plex degrades quality. If it's in a format that it natively supports and is supported by the device playing it, it shouldn't be doing any trans-coding, and the AC wireless seems to have enough bandwidth it doesn't have to slow it d...
by dgood
Tue May 02, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: A New Media Center (For A New Age)
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: A New Media Center (For A New Age)

I actually ended up going for a TIVO Bolt and got a PLEX server setup on my old desktop. I can't drop in a disk and play it anymore but otherwise the setup is smaller, sleeker, quieter and much better. So I bought MakeMKV and now I've just encoded all my blurarys to MP4/MKV files. TIVO records OTA t...
by dgood
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: A New Media Center (For A New Age)
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

A New Media Center (For A New Age)

I know, I don't think I've posted in years, but hey this is still the first place I go for information. My old media center is still trucking along fine but it's become less reliable and gone through a few power supplies. The old Q6600 is ready to be retired and the case leaves something to be desir...
by dgood
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming
Replies: 7
Views: 5090

Re: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming

Considering We sort of hijacked this thread already if you are really interested, create a new thread and outline what you want out of your home theater and what you have as requirements and people can give you recommendations. Also try introducing yourself to the community in country club. Cheers.
by dgood
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming
Replies: 7
Views: 5090

Re: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming

I am using WMC as my cable box/DVR. I have a cable card and infinitv 4 card. My understanding is that XMBC does not support tv tuner/DVR. I might be wrong. I have WMC doing everything I want except for a small nuisance. My Movie Library works great, music library works great, Netflix works great, DV...
by dgood
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming
Replies: 7
Views: 5090

Re: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming

I've mentioned it in previous threads that using windows media center there are a lot of DRM errors that crop up. "display driver doesn't support playback of protected content, but then proceeds to work after minimizing" Play ready is buggy and if you change like any device in your media c...
by dgood
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming
Replies: 7
Views: 5090

Recommend Using Wireless 802.11ac for Media Streaming

I finally updated my wireless cards to utilize my Asus AC66U (AC1750) Router by getting the ASUS AC68 wireless card. The results without any real tweaking were a huge improvement over my 300mbps cheap wireless n card. Streaming movies in mpg4 and mkv file types over the network to the media center P...
by dgood
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: My Review of the Ceton Infinitv 4 and WMC 8
Replies: 2
Views: 7594

My Review of the Ceton Infinitv 4 and WMC 8

The Low Down: This Card is Awesome, but Windows Media Center is Finicky as hell and the errors it has shouldn't influence your opinion of the card. My HTPC Specs: (most came out of an older gaming computer) INTEL Q6600 2.4Ghz Asus P5N-32E SLI (680i Sli) ATI HD Radeon 4650 512MB (64bit) OCZ Vertex 3 ...
by dgood
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Ceton Infinitv 4 (or 6)
Replies: 2
Views: 3171

Re: Ceton Infinitv 4 (or 6)

So far it works, but It has some issues. Could just be my card could be one of the small reported errors using it with nforce chipsets. I seem to have some HDCP problems where It tells me display driver can't play back protected content in windows media center where I hit the windows button and it a...
by dgood
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: An Ongoing Saga with Logitech Harmony One
Replies: 3
Views: 3754

Re: An Ongoing Saga with Logitech Harmony One

I received a call today at work telling me it has been reactivated with my account so I will try to update it when I get home and report back. If it does work at least it can be a path forward for those who have purchased them refurbished and run into this problem. These remotes are definitely worth...
by dgood
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: An Ongoing Saga with Logitech Harmony One
Replies: 3
Views: 3754

An Ongoing Saga with Logitech Harmony One

First off let me say I bought a Logitech Harmony One refurbished in February of last year. Think of it as my birthday present to myself. This remote is great I set it up to control my DVR/TV/Reciever/Wii/Game System Port (use this to plug in SNES/NES/SEGA) So the Saga starts here now that you have t...
by dgood
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Ceton Infinitv 4 (or 6)
Replies: 2
Views: 3171

Ceton Infinitv 4 (or 6)

I just purchased a Ceton Infinitv4 Tuner card and grabbed a Cable Card from Comcast. Got it setup last night and will be testing it out tomorrow. I just upgraded my media center from the parts of my older gaming rig that I replaced two years ago. I will do a new post on the whole setup and my experi...
by dgood
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Legit Trader
Topic: Three Graphics Cards and Some Laptop Memory
Replies: 2
Views: 3128

Three Graphics Cards and Some Laptop Memory

I've been sitting on some older graphics cards thinking I might use them for something and seeing as I no longer have friends with old computers who might want to use them, I would like to get rid of them while they are still useful (or at least kind of useful). If there is interest I will post pict...
by dgood
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 8 Video and a Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 6737

Windows 8 Video and a Rant

Like most of you now you've probably seen this video or something similar. So now if you have watched it just now or already seen it. My thoughts not as a professional, not as a Mechanical Engineer (well maybe), but as a general enthusiast of computers and an ex- Systems Administrator. All I see is ...
by dgood
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: LGA 1366 Core i7 Choices
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

Re: LGA 1366 Core i7 Choices

CPU calculator estimates my peak loading to be only 440watts. The XFX psu has 52Amps on the +12v rail. I also have an ocz stealthstream2 600watt which has 4 rails rated at 18amps a piece but only 600watt overall. Which is odd as 18*4*12=824watts on 12 volts alone. Reviews have shown that unit to del...
by dgood
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: LGA 1366 Core i7 Choices
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

LGA 1366 Core i7 Choices

I have all the parts for a new computer now except the processor. I need an LGA 1366 Core i7. The 920, 930, 940 are all no longer easy to find and the ones that are aren't much cheaper than the 950. The 950 is approx 290 or 300 dollars. Why is it that all the triple channel cores are 280 or more for...
by dgood
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Xeon E5620 vs i7 950 in X58SO
Replies: 1
Views: 2055

Xeon E5620 vs i7 950 in X58SO

I got a refurbished X58SO for $90 on a one day deal and some triple channel cas 8 memory for $45. I was wondering which processor would be better overall performance a single Xeon E5620 (2.4Ghz 12MB L3) or a core i7 950 (3.06Ghz 8MB L3). Both are LGA 1366). I know I won't be using the QPI or the ECC...
by dgood
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Post Your HTPC
Replies: 38
Views: 21210

Re: Post Your HTPC

Can you setup the controller to plug in and work as a usb device so you can use an old school nes controller as your game pad?
by dgood
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Post Your HTPC
Replies: 38
Views: 21210

Re: Post Your HTPC

TV: Samsung 40" LCD 120HZ Case: Apevia X-MASTER-BK/500 Processor: AMD 939 FX-60 2.6 GHz Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR400 CL-2 (Patriot) Storage: 1TB WD Blue 7200rpm Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (student copy for $10 from school) Remote: Came wi...

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