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Old 05-14-2012, 06:13 PM
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Ok, after the learning curve I now have the HTPC playing both BR & DVD as good if not better then the dedicated BD player. I am feeding both 1080P and sorround sound signal thru the videocard HDMI into my prepro. Man, just too cool!
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:18 PM
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Nice George is that 73 a DLP set from Mits?

I do both but for pure I like the sources too. But as you say it is nice to have at the finger tips as well.

nice setup buddy
Yup, she's a Mits! Just love that HDTV. By the way, I now have the HTPC performing as good as my BD player. What a learning curve with setting up a HTPC properly but WELL worth it!
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:29 PM
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George,
You'll have to let us know how you ultimately got your systrem to perform. I'm a long time HTPC user, about 10 years now, but I haven't gotten the urge to move to Blu-Ray playback as yet. That, and the video performance of my Oppo BDP-95 on DVD's is way better than the HTPC, so my poor HTPC is not feeling any love.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:23 AM
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Hi Tom, I would say the way I have obtain this top playback performance is by using a Intel quad core processor, planty of RAM, high performance GPU, W7 for OS and using JRiver Media Center 17 with correct settings. It took a few days to tweek it just right but well worth the extra effort. I find the Blu-Ray much better and working to replaced most of my DVD format for the Blu-Ray format. Good thing many blu-rays are less then $10 for movies that were from the early 2000s.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:18 AM
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Thanks George,
I built a Photoshop and music server machine that uses an i5 and 8G of RAM, it just needs a good GPU, so I'll give it a shot with that machine and see if I can make it work. If I can, I'll rebuild the HTPC I have now, which is woefully behind the power curve. Thanks again,
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the whole picture was incomparable, and when he heard the harpsichord's silver monotony across the lotus-pool, he felt that it threaded the perfect pattern of sight and sound. "

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Sonus Faber Amati Futura
Proac Response 1sc
Ohm Model F
MC 2301
MC 600
MC 275V
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C2300
MX 135
MCD 1100
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Nottingham Dias with Ace Space 12" arm with Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
Rega Planar 3 with Elys
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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For the GPU I recommand the geforce nvidia GTX 560 ti. That's the card I'm using.


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Old 05-24-2012, 01:34 PM
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For the GPU I recommand the geforce nvidia GTX 560 ti. That's the card I'm using.
Noise level? With the fan?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:41 PM
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I don't hear the videocard fan but slightly hear the PSU fan of the computer case.
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