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  1. Suggestions for HTPC

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hi guys, newbie here. I have a decent gaming rig and I plan to hook it up to a home theater system. I have two choices right now. 1) Onkyo HTS S4505 5.1 2) Onkyo HT-S6200 7.1 My rig is equipped with a Creative SB0880 sound card, it has an optical out so I plan to hook my HT through the...
  2. Quick question about Audyssey and HTPC windows speaker/crossover settings

    Audio Processing
    Hello! I will be testing an Onkyo 809 receiver hoping to get nice results from the room correction specially for my 3 subs. My source will be a HTPC so I understand I will be sending the audio via HDMI in order to get DTS-HD etc. What about my windows settings? Currently my settings were for my...
  3. 5th Gen i3 NUC HTPC Build

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I will be adding links to this OP as the build project progresses to posts of interest, pics, and pertinent web pages so return here if you wish a quick reference. Last update: 5/15/2015 Research Phase (The actual build to begin mid-July due to budgeting issues.) I’m planning to upgrade from...
  4. Niveus Rainier HTPC

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Any owners of one of these in original, factory configuration? I am rebuilding one that had been cannibalized and would llike to get some pictures of the original inside layout. Thanks.
  5. DIY HTPC help

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I've been out of the build it yourself PC arena for a long time now and have no idea where to begin for component selection for an HTPC. I've got an old Dell Dimension I could recommision but feel it would lack in performance I'd need for bluray playback. So, I want the ability to "do it all"...
  6. Is it not possible to get analog 7.1 sound from mpc or powerdvd on a HTPC?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hi! No matter what I try, I have never been able to get 7.1 analog from any movie using either MPC-HC (or variants ) or PowerDVD14. I can test all 7 speakers working with the windows or creative control panels but when I try a movie..nothing on my side speakers.
  7. W1070 is not detecting HDMI signal from my HTPC (GTX460) quick help needed please

    Home Theater Projectors
    So after a long time researching I finally got my W1070, 3d Glasses and screen. Sadly things are not good. I connected my new HDMI cable to the mini HDMI adapter that connects to my HTPC (GTX460) and it never finds the signal, not even during Bios boot. This same adapter I have been using with...
  8. From HTPC to PRO

    Pro Audio
    Gentlemen, and girls too, I am hoping a few of you' all might part with some of that hard earned knowledge and help me venture into live sound so I might help those that set up for Worship get a more relaxed sound at church. After a few years of tweaking my system at home and getting pretty...
  9. Youtube, HTPC, and Pioneer receiver issues

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I'm using a Win7 box as an HTPC with a basic Nvidia card with HDMI out, fed to a Pioneer VSX-1120 receiver, then HDMI to an Epson 8350 HD projector. I have been having issues with the display going to "white noise" on the screen whenever I load the youtube page. I can go to Vimeo and Netflix...
  10. htpc + power DVD + projector = No 3D

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    So Frustrated. I purchased a Panasonic 8000 projector 1 year ago along with 6 pairs of glasses TY-EW3D3MU (2 small pairs for the kids a 4 mediums for the adults and bigger child). I also purchased a Denon 4311CI AVR and a Seymour 130" curved 2:37:1 screen. I became very ill and was unable to...
  11. movie menu with htpc

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I currently have about 12 Terabyte's of movie's. I currently have a Word document which I print off, then my friends find a movie to watch. Is there a program/database I can use with my P.C. that will show the name of the movie along with a picture? Something I can update when I store movies...
  12. Ideas needed for HTPC Audio

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello Gentleman, I am a long time HTPC enthusiast and need a little advice. My Home theater and HTPC setup is of the living room variety, it is our one source for everything, and I have been trying to figure out a way top up the ante and make it a complete replacement for my UMC-1 for processing...
  13. HTPC Software

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    What do you folks use for HTPC software to view/play movie collections, stream media etc.? I would really like to have one application that will do everything I want and easy enough for my wife to control with just a remote. I have a harmony One. Our house has one TV/pc so streaming...
  14. HTPC Recomendations

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello all, I have never posted in this section of the shack. Honestly I read much more than I post anyway, though I have been absent from that lately due to work. I have some time off and am looking at buying or building a htpc. Last summer I bought a couple of pivos boxes running linux to give...
  15. Windows 8.1 as an HTPC OS

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I really like the tiled Windows 8.1 "metro" GUI for my HTPC. The metro apps are perfectly sized for my 1080p screen. I can just start typing and it will automatically search Bing and my drive for files. Internet Explorer 11 Metro is the best browser I've seen for HTPC. I also like the Bing news...
  16. HTPC as a prepro

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I'm wondering, how many of you out there are using a HTPC as a prepro? I can tell from the REW threads that there are quite a few of you :T! Please share your opinions, experiences, and configurations in this thread (also your pet peeves, failures and frustrations).
  17. Which incase Blu ray player/burner is bets for a HTPC

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Want to add a blu ray player to my HTPC, what's every ones opinion on which one to get( seen some that required software) mostly for playing movies...but if its a burner also that's fine
  18. Poweramp recommendations for HTPC

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi all, I’m looking at upgrading my AVR which I must say is still going solid and served me well but is approximately 10yrs old, a Yamaha RX-V740. I’m looking to replace this with a poweramp in my setup. I’m having trouble determining what products to target however… With the upgrade I wish...
  19. HTPC Keyboard - None that fits my needs?!

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hi, I've just set up a HTPC that is to be used for more than that sometimes, but mostly audio, video but also web, mail and more. My initial thought was to use a tablet/phone app for remote controlling it, and while it works ok for the most part, I've noticed that typing isn't even remotely...
  20. To Haswell or not??

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I'm trying to decide on a mATX motherboard/CPU combo for my HTPC but am not sure what direction to go. The options are: 1) I5-4XXX processor & onboard GPU 2) I5-3XXX processor & discrete GPU (like Nvidia 430 or 670) 3) something else not listed There seem to be a lot of mixed reviews...