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post #91 of 411 Old 02-17-08, 03:11 PM
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Hi dirtmcgirt79 -

I had that problem with audio, and I fixed it by selecting only 1 audio option (such as Dolby 5.1) and not multiple audio settings. I also am using the optical cable and it works fine now - hopefully that helps you
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post #92 of 411 Old 02-26-08, 03:21 PM
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Wow, I don't know where to start - I guess a big hello to all as this is my first post!

I have been trying to do research and just getting bits and pieces, then I stumbled across this great thread. I'd like to share some ingo and ask a couple of questions.

I want to store/play my music, my pictures, my video (or d/l’d video) and DVDs. I want to see it on my 58” plasma and listen to it on my 5.1 sound system. With some powerline ethernet adapters, I am going to have a hard wired network (plugged into my wireless router) running to the basement HT and plugged into a switch.

I have considered and eliminated Sonos, Squeezebox and Slingbox as limited and/or expensive. I boiled the solution down to either a HTPC, PS3, Xbox or DirecTV HR-20. The PS3 has the edge because 1) it looks like it does everything I want to do, 2) it is a killer BluRay player 3) and I can use a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse to surf the net 4) HDMI and 5) Sony has a promotion going on right now that gives you $100 credit on your first purchase of $299 or more when you sign up for a Sony VISA card. Every other solution I mentioned would require that I buy a standalone BluRay player, so the PS3 is an attractive option.

Anyhow, some questions:
1) Based on the HTPC/PS3/Xbox/HR-20 choices above, does the PS3 emerge as the winner in a comparison for quality and simplicity based on your personal experiences and research? Seems like everything has some drawback.

2) Is there any better choice than the PS3 for accomplishing all of this within a reasonable price range?

3) Based on what I read, where can I can plug my external 750GB and be able to see it through the PS3?

4) What media server software is best to use? Along with Red Kaza(?) mentioned here, I have seen Tversity, Twonky and WMP mentioned with Tversity looking like the best choice.

Hmmm. I hope I didn't overstay my welcome on the first trip here.
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Bill - I just happened to see that you are in Upstate NY. Whereabouts are you? I am in Macedon, just outside Rochester. PM me if you would like to maintain a little privacy.
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Just wanted to say thank you for this. I have started my back ups. It is great for TV Shows I have on DVD. I just bought a 750 gig My Book (150.00 form best buy). I successfully tried a few shows of Arrested Development, on a thumb drive and it worked great

I do have one question. My folder structure on the PS3 under Movies looks like Arrested Development --> Season 1 --> Eposide one, Eposide two, … ect. Has anyone figured out how to put any graphics on the folders? I would love to have pictures or DVD Covers instead of folder covers? Just a thought

Thank you again, for this
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Bill - I just happened to see that you are in Upstate NY. Whereabouts are you? I am in Macedon, just outside Rochester. PM me if you would like to maintain a little privacy.
I grew up outside of Rochester, as well. I lived in Henrietta
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Where are you now?
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Just wanted to say thank you for this. I have started my back ups. It is great for TV Shows I have on DVD. I just bought a 750 gig My Book (150.00 form best buy). I successfully tried a few shows of Arrested Development, on a thumb drive and it worked great

I do have one question. My folder structure on the PS3 under Movies looks like Arrested Development --> Season 1 --> Eposide one, Eposide two, … ect. Has anyone figured out how to put any graphics on the folders? I would love to have pictures or DVD Covers instead of folder covers? Just a thought

Thank you again, for this
- Scott
No graphics yet, but the nice thing about the PS3 is that its a full blown computer, so whatever they decide to add down the road it can handle. So maybe later on we'll get this.

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I grew up outside of Rochester, as well. I lived in Henrietta
I guess upper state means different things to different people... I am upper state from NYC... in the Albany area but a bit north east of there, near Bennington VT.

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Where are you now?

Well, since Rochester... Orlando, FL --> Charlotte, NC --> and now Abingdon, VA (as far north as your going to get me)
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I guess upper state means different things to different people... I am upper state from NYC... in the Albany area but a bit north east of there, near Bennington VT.
I was hoping that you were closer. Would have been nice to see each other's set ups.
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