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    HTPC to LG C1.. help

    Hi I just purchased LG C1, which is connected to Gaming-HTPC (RTX 2070 super) via MRX720.. the HTPC specs are as follows Various guides on setup instruct the change the input from HDMI to PC.. as it provides greater depth of options especially for the gaming mode.. However upon changing the...
  2. MBHeatonMoor

    HTPC option for the smaller pockets...

    Hi. Having read the 2021 HTPC thread with the seriously expensive kit, here's something for the tinker(er)s amongst us. My apologies if you've been there and done that. Having built my own 100" projector screen (PSM Prowhite) in the attic and used a Raspberry Pi4 (RPi4) to control film output...
  3. Fraktion

    2 x Surround systems setup in a week - with no idea... Mini HTPC question

    Well it's been quite the week... For some reason, I decided to disappear down the rabbit hole of surround sound lately. I wanted to try it out on a budget. In the past 7 days, i've gone from nothing but TV speakers to buying multiple 2nd hand items (via FB marketplace) ending up with two...
  4. G

    Home theatre Micro ATX board for htpc, with lga 1151 support

    Hi Thanks for reading. I am wanting to purchase a new micro atx motherboard for building a home theatre pc. I have a 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 processor and would like a mobo which accepts this. Also a reliable board. My last mobo died and took the hard drive with it and I lost 8 TB of data...
  5. N

    Switch to Optical HDMI due to HTPC interference

    My only source is an HTPC that is located in a different room, and connected to the AVR (NAD T758V3, in a 5.2.4 configuration) by a 3M Monoprice HDMI premium cable. To provide power to the remaining 2 Atmos speakers, i'm using a class D HPA D500. Prior to using the HTPC, i was using a Zidoo...
  6. poisonborz

    What's the most efficient way to play videos on a lower end HTPC?

    I have a PN50 mini pc with Ryzen 4300U chipset / Radeon Vega 7 GPU with Windows. Most videos play well, however, 4k content is rather hit-or-miss. I'm trying to play such high-def videos in VLC, as MPC-BE/madvr and mpv both seem to be slower in performance with any settings. 4k videos up to...
  7. N

    Which GPU for 4K HTPC?

    Hi Folks, I have a HTPC which i use to play 4k Bluray remuxes etc on kodi/mpc, as well as Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video. All on my 4k projector. I need a gpu for this. I am not going to be using MadVR or anything to upscale older content. It just needs to output 4k video with HDR to my av...
  8. Bman

    Handshake issues When watching YouTube videos

    Hi, I'm having some annoying handshake dropouts with my HTPC. As far as I recall, this only happens when I'm changing between YT videos. It doesn't happen all the time but enough to get me annoyed. The issue is when a YT video ends and I want to go to another video, the audio will drop out...
  9. D

    Help on audio delay after pausing HTPC HD AV files on Denon AVR

    I am having an odd 4 second or so delay in the audio output compared to the video output when playing HD audio/video files from my Home Theater PC (HTPC) AFTER PAUSING the playback of the audio/video files. My configuration is: HTPC Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming GT Motherboard, Intel i7 6700K CPU...
  10. jimmyca69

    Question HTPC vs alternatives

    Morning all, I have run various HTPC's for the past 12 years roughly and currently I have a modest setup now which runs as a Plex media server. Spec is a an i5 processor, 4gb DDR3, RAM with 4TB of disk space and running Windows 7. It is sat on a home network (100mb/s speeds) with me using Plex...
  11. K

    Question HTPC black screen....audio stays on

    i have WIndows 10 HTPC with Nvidia 1060TI 6GB graphic card capable of doing 4K HDR @ 60Hz. it is connected to Denon AVR X2300W (Dolby Atmos & DTS X Capable) and then to Panasonic TX-58DX802B (4K HDR10 LED TV). While playing any video, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, VLC Player etc after about...
  12. Chaihana Joe

    CloudReady as a HTPC platform

    I'd never heard of Neverware until reading today that Google had bought it. It sounds like their Cloudready OS could be used to turn an old PC into some kind of media hub. Curious to know if anybody's had any experience of this and whether it's worth exploring.
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    Question Fire Stick 4k v Nvidia Pro v HTPC

    I have just bought a Fire Stick 4k to plug into my cinema room setup and get Disney+ in Atmos - but it is still outputting DD. I have been using my HTPC, but don’t like running Netflix and Disney in the browser format - it looks rubbish and again I don‘t get Atmos. I have two Nvidia Pro...
  14. Cr4z33

    Can't launch Dolby Vision videos on my HTPC

    I've got an Windows 10 Pro HTPC with a Radeon RX550 card. The computer is connected to a HDFury Integral 2 that goes to a DENON AVR-X2200W (that goes into a LG OLED65GX6). All HDMI cables are certified High Speed. Everything plays fine until it's time to try some Dolby Vision demo files...
  15. dmk1198

    Htpc advice

    Hi just got Intel nuc i5 , nice lil box Mainly for retro gaming but great to stream IPTV and 4k uhd Picture and sound stunning thru Kodi I'm finding hdr washes out detail so have that off, the Dolby Atmos sound on remux files is amazing I'm finding the picture very subtley is going constantly...
  16. sinttesi

    HTPC and AVR/TV issues

    Hi folks, I’m looking for some help using a HTPC with an AVR as I have found some really annoying issues which I’m struggling to solve. I know other folks have come across similar issues but information about this is very scattered! I’ve set out the issues I’m having and what I want to achieve...
  17. GeeDee77

    Question Q9fn FALD issue using HTPC

    Hi there. I have a QE65Q9FN and it's generally been great, especially at the price I found it for! I do have one problem though maybe someone can help? The FALD system works fine on all inputs (broadcast TV, Netflix, gaming on Xbox) apart from one. I have a Windows PC hooked up via HDMI (1.6 I...
  18. S

    Question Sony 65 inch OLED A8H driven by HTPC

    Afternoon All, Ordered a Sony 65 inch OLED A8H on Prime Days from Best Buy. Got it at a really good price. It arrives in a few days and I am trying to get all the various components configured. I will be connecting the Sony with my HTPC. The graphics card in the HTPC is an EVGA GeForce GT 1030...
  19. sea surfer

    Media Streamer or HTPC?

    What's the best way to go for 4k movie rips, Media streamer or HTPC for the best picture/sound quality?
  20. nitram_tpr

    Question Sky go issues on HTPC but not on Laptop!

    Howdy, I recently built myself a new htpc based on the Ryzen 3400G APU. It works really well apart from Sky Go, which did work when I initially built it back in August but now it just refuses to work. Whenever I fire it up it goes through the motions, says checking for update and then closes...
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