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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-08-06, 06:56 PM
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Posted By adamadamant
I'll answer my own question, just in case anyone...

I'll answer my own question, just in case anyone else might be interested:-). No there isn't a way to set up a mac mini as an airplay 2 receiver. There is software (Airserver) that will enable a mac...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-07-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By adamadamant
Mac (mini) as airplay 2 multi-room endpoint/receiver

Currently using mac mini 2014 as a living room home theatre computer using both OSX (Mojave) and Windows 10 (bootcamp) platforms. I have successfully set up the mac mini as a source for multi-room...
Forum: Bell Aliant Home Phone, Internet, IPTV   2015-10-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By adamadamant
Try googling "Samsung smart TV won't connect...

Try googling "Samsung smart TV won't connect wirelessly" and you will return a number of entries dealing with this problem.In several cases the solution is to change the DNS setting to manual and...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2014-10-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,509
Posted By adamadamant
Yes, my girlfriend had her modem turned off,...

Yes, my girlfriend had her modem turned off, although she didn't appear to get an email warning: we had to phone Rogers tech support to find out. I also have a Dlink router in my setup, although my...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
Interesting thread. The technical side of it is...

Interesting thread. The technical side of it is way beyond my pay grade though!
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
I wasn't aware of this site. It seems mainly...

I wasn't aware of this site. It seems mainly aimed at the self-build enthusiast, but thanks for the tip as by a stroke of good fortune it tests and reviews a Haswell i5 Intel NUC whose innards were...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
No, I clean out the Eeebox semi-regularly and the...

No, I clean out the Eeebox semi-regularly and the problem is clearly site specific. The AMD series of APUs is known to have issues with streaming Microsoft Silverlight based video from Netflix (but...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
"I'm not sure how you can draw that conclusion." ...

"I'm not sure how you can draw that conclusion."

I probably wasn't being totally clear but by Intel, I meant specifically their NUC (along with the Gigabyte Brix, current Zotacs etc). In the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
As far as I know, Apple are the only computer...

As far as I know, Apple are the only computer manufacturer that publishes accoustic performance data based on the ISO standard and that data supports anecdotal observations that the Mac mini is very...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
I would go to around $7-800 for the right...

I would go to around $7-800 for the right solution. This weekend, I will borrow a friend's laptop for a couple of hours, hook it up to my TV and see whether the flash issues are resolved. It runs...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
Thanks again for taking the time to reply, you've...

Thanks again for taking the time to reply, you've been very helpful. I think I'll make some more effort to find out just how "noisy" the NUC / Brix options are given the use I would put them to....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
Many thanks for your replies. Is there any...

Many thanks for your replies. Is there any explanation as to why flash video performance varies so much across web sites. As I mentioned above, my current set up plays BBC HD beautifully, but does...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By adamadamant
HTPC upgrade. Need advice.

Hi everyone,

I'm looking at upgrading my HTPC as my Asus Eeebox (based on an AMD E450/ HD 6320 APU) continues to struggle with the smooth play back of some web based video sources. The Eeebox is...
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2014-02-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,084
Posted By adamadamant
Re: my earlier post, I took my own advice and...

Re: my earlier post, I took my own advice and tried Internet Explorer (which I don't think I've bothered with since v6.0). It works perfectly.
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2014-02-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,084
Posted By adamadamant
Have you tried a different browser? My...

Have you tried a different browser?
My experience (using an AMD E450 + HD6320 based HTPC and 25/2 Internet connection) is that the Firefox plugin is much better than Chrome for streaming flash...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-06-28, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By adamadamant
Thanks for your reply. At the time I bought the...

Thanks for your reply. At the time I bought the Asus, I was looking at make v. buy options, but as I mentioned in my OP, I was primarily concerned with quiet audio, and the Asus certainly fitted/ and...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-06-27, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By adamadamant
Here's a list of the codecs WMP says I have...

Here's a list of the codecs WMP says I have installed:

Type Name Format Binary Version
ICM Microsoft RLE MRLE msrle32.dll 6.1.7601.17514
ICM Microsoft Video 1 MSVC msvidc32.dll 6.1.7601.17514...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-06-26, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By adamadamant
Asus Eeebox 1021P/ AMD E450/ Radeon HD 6320

I bought this mini-pc for home theatre use a couple of months back, and while not totally disappointed (I use it primarily for audio, and therefore value its low power/ quietness), I am surprised at...
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