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  1. Rambles

    Which OS for HTPC and is 4k HDR possible?

    I have just got an Nvidia Shield, and have to admit that it does everything I need it to do with minimal fuss. Namely, auto HDR on and off and auto resolution / refresh rate switching to match content. I use Plex, and so far I'm preferring Plex for Kodi than Plex Media Player, also for one...
  2. Derkster

    Getting rid of a HTPC - Options

    Hello, I currently have a HTPC and I want to scale it down as I its a bit bulky. I am looking at cabinets but due to the length of the case I would need to leave the back off the unit and pull the cabinet from the wall. I have got it like this currently as the cabinet is in the corner and at 45...
  3. N

    Atmos setup for htpc

    Hi folks, I have a htpc for playing my 4k Atmos mkvs. I use kodi with has mpc-hc and madvr for playback. However, I am having problems with my AVR not outputting Atmos sound from files which I know have Atmos. I have installed the dolby access app for Atmos and it says it is setup and good to...
  4. MarkyMark717

    Building new HTPC for UHD(4K)

    Hi, I am looking for some advice. I have been a HTPC enthusiasts for a number years and recently upgraded my projector to 4K. Now I want to build a new HTPC specifically for this purpose. All my UHD movie discs are ripped to Remux mkv, the question is: 1. Will I be able to get UHD (Handshake...
  5. E

    Question Claritas 260M Compact Digital Media Server

    I've changed the above enclosure (after many years of good service) to a SilverStone GD09 case. I went for the newer case for the improved cooling and to be fair, it's not half bad. I'm wondering if it's worth my while trying to sell the Claritas. I've had it on e-Bay for the last few weeks -...
  6. C

    Question HTPC for 4K HDR10. Motherboard and CPU decision misery.

    ok. thought now i have a 4k hdr10 dolby vision tv id rebuild my server as a dual duty HTPC. But non of the reasonably priced Z490 motherboards have HDMI 2.0. I could use a DisplayPort to hdmi adaptor, but these seem to get hot and die if not good quality. And this machine will be on encoding for...
  7. Haizum74

    New amp and Atmos HTPC Question

    Just got a new amp and wondering if a) I can use some spare surrounds instead of 'proper' atmos speakers for the atmos channels for the time being and then upgrade to atmos speakers b) as most of my film watching is through my PC, changing W10 sound setting to Dolby Atmos OR 7.1? Speakers are...
  8. T

    Question HTPC remote controls?

    So I have a computer that I use as a HTPC, I want to make it so I can turn it on remotely with a remote of some sort, I don't mind adding another remote to my swarm of remotes, are there any products? I've had a look and I've found some from China for £20 but they look tacy and cheaply made...
  9. P

    Receiver won't Display HTPC

    Hi All, I have a 6-year old Harmon Kardon AVR1565 that won't display anything with my HTPC. The HTPC is fine, if I plug direct into TV, no issues. As soon as plugged into AVR1565, it just cycles NO VIDEO, 480p, NO VIDEO, 480p, NO VIDEO over and over. -I've tried 3 different HDMI cords...
  10. S

    Time to replace HTPC???

    Hi all, I'm looking for some help/suggestions if anyone has any ideas. Just spent all weekend trying to figure out why my HTPC has decided to play 3D movies with a lot of pixelation. At first, I thought it might be a corrupt movie, but all my older 3D movies are doing the same thing. To make...
  11. tread72

    HTPC Antec 430 fusion

    Hello everyone, I just built a antec 430 fusion HTPC, it everything works, but I am having a hard time finding the software to set up the LCD. Tried Antec no help, hoping someone can help me.
  12. N

    4K HDR10 HTPC Build

    I'm still researching this and finding little concrete help. I no longer use disks (Blu-rays etc). Instead, files are ripped into remuxes and stored on my NAS for playback through my HTPC. This remux work is done on my main rig. My needs: For kodi or similar to play 4k HDR remuxes and able to...
  13. rcopp

    Question HTPC vs onboard processors

    Hi, I'm replacing my beloved Pioneer PDP-507CMX after 12 years or so. OLED is (I think) the only real option as everything else looks worse than what I've got now, even at 720p. I run a Fedora PC with DVI out to the Pioneer with a good wireless kb, after years of fooling with Myth and Plex I...
  14. geluadi2

    HDR Streaming on HTPC

    Hello all, i have a desktop used for HTPC and i have a BIG problem. My device: i5-9600k-4.5Ghz MB- Z390 UD- Gigabyte(Intel Graphics chipset UHD 630)- Z390 UD (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global TV-LG 55UM7100PBL-HDR+4K available and tested on own player from LG(LG app-Netflix and...
  15. J

    Freesync Monitor with dual displays with AV Receiver Issues

    I have a GTX 1080 Graphics card connected via DP 1.4 to my LG 34GK950F monitor. A second cable - an HDMI goes out from the same Graphics card to my Denon AV Receiver (X3300w) solely for audio, therefore, I have no monitor or TV connected to the video out of my AV Receiver. The AV Receiver will...
  16. LV426

    HTPC FAQ, Setup and Support threads

    https://www.avforums.com/threads/the-htpc-faq-building-and-configuration-of-your-htpc.798205/ https://www.avforums.com/threads/htpc-software-comparison.1572299/ https://www.avforums.com/threads/xbmc-setup-support-thread-part-3.1665219/...
  17. T

    Question 5.1 passthrough to N850? Help!

    So this week has seen 2 upgrades for my setup. A new Samsung RU8000 65" and an AMD RX580 for my PC paired with my existing HW N850 soundbar. Setup is PC -> RU8000 (via HDMI) -> HW N850 (via ARC HDMI 4) Windows is still only providing stereo output only and not recognising the 5.1 soundbar...
  18. fallinlight

    Intel 8i7BEH 8th Gen NUC + Akasa Plato X8 Fanless PC Build

    For years, I wanted to downsize from my Fractal Design R4 mid tower PC to a HTPC + general purpose PC. I finally have with the Intel 8i7 8th Gen NUC inside a fanless Akasa Plato X8. I love this PC. Parts Intel 8i7BEH 8th Gen NUC Akasa Plato X8 from Quiet PC Crucial CT2K8G4SFD824A DDR4 2 x 8 GB...
  19. Q

    Will GTX1060 6G Do 4K?

    My passive 1030Gt has been OK in my HTPC but it just doesn't handle all my 2160 rips. I saw a comparison chart on graphics cards the other day and saw that the GTX1060 seems to stand at the sweet spot for value for money, so I picked up a cheap one. The problem I have is Windows is only offering...
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