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  • Clipdat wrote: » Hey @billbillw I just wanted to thank you again for the Daphile recommendation! I finally tried it out tonight and it worked perfectly. I used the static station URLs provided by my DI.FM premium subscription and set them up as fa…
  • I won't post any photos, but I will tell you a story of stupidity performed by my niece's fiancee (now husband) about a year ago. At the time he was a slacker millennial, recent college grad, not really trying as hard as he should to find a job i…
  • Clipdat wrote: » Congrats on your 4,000th post. msg wrote: » Netflix fan here, too. I can still remember when their streaming side was barely known. They used to have some kind of agreement with Starz at the time and had lots of great movie…
  • Time flies. I'm not approaching 20, but I'm pretty sure I've been with them since 2004, with maybe a couple brief pauses in service (I had 3 at a time for a while and ran out of stuff to watch). Its been many years since I've had their disc service …
  • OK, 70" must be the circumference...most people would refer to the diameter when talking about tree size. So you are looking at ~22" diameter? If there are no structures close, I would drop them myself. Pear is easy to cut. Fairly soft and doesn'…
  • AsSiMiLaTeD wrote: » What happens when you play the original file on Plex? That’s typically what I do and don’t really notice the buffering. Not sure what you mean by playing the original file. Plex just does its thing. No way to completel…
  • MSG, I think its difficult to compare the Shield running Kodi to anything running Plex. Plex transcodes and buffers practically everything and there is a delay to just about everything (even with my dual hex-core 24 thread server). Kodi does not…
  • I use hickory and apple wood. Mesquite is good for steaks, but I would never use it on a low and slow smoke.
  • This guy is even worse than we thought: https://nypost.com/2018/06/01/deadbeat-son-claims-hes-too-broke-to-pay-child-support/
    in Just WOW !!! Comment by billbillw June 4
  • KEH is also another place to look for used camera bodies and/or lenses. They have been around for many years.
  • shawn474 wrote: » Figured I would ask here to get some opinions. I am in the market to replace a 15 year old DSLR camera. I am mainly looking to have something to take some nice pictures on vacations, outings and kids functions (band recitals, s…
  • I agree that gorilla glue is not the best when you want a tight, fine seamed bond. I've used it many times and it does foam up and push things apart. It has its place, but not in repairing a fine piece of ceramic pottery/artwork.
  • Ya can't win em all. At some point, it is better to sit back and enjoy the music rather than worry about the next step. Might be a good time for that with those Tritons
  • If Kodi is setup with minimal menu items (just Movies, TV Shows, and Music), then it is every bit, if not more intuitive as Plex client is. I use both. My kids have no problem navigating either. Ray, The Nvidia Shield is a good setup for Kodi. A…
  • Did you consider setting up Kodi on an Intel NUC? A NUC7PJYH1+4GB RAM+32GB SSD will probably be less than either of those off the shelf items. ($170+$35+$25) RAM and SSD from Ebay, NUC from Amazon. The NUC has AC wireless built in and built in IR…
  • Never vinyl, never any kind of disc. For a digital disc, I will burn them a copy and send them on the way. Heck, I'm afraid to handle my vinyl half the time...
  • 10+ years in DAC improvement....I'd consider a new one if the repair has any chance of going above $100. You will be amazed how much better they have gotten.
  • Homemade 1/2 wave dipole works as good as anything short of a rooftop yagi. I've read great things about J-pole antennas also. I've been going to build one to mount outside on a pole, but I just haven't bothered. I find my FM listening outside the c…
  • TASCAM HiRes Editor is the only free one I know. http://tascam.com/product/hi-res_editor/ Record in .wav, edit, then convert to DSD. You'd need to record in 24bit-192k or higher if possible to make it worth the effort. Honestly, I'm not sure the…
  • Find a Belkin Gold on eBay. Great quality, cheap. I'd stick with 3M or shorter. Here is one (no affiliation) https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Belkin-USB-Hi-Speed-Cable-A-B-10ft-3m-Gold-Series-24K-Gold-Plated-Connectors/222873620288?hash=item33e44d8f…
  • billbillw wrote: » I found a few that matched my name (common name), but I doubt they are mine. I put in a request anyway. Let them figure it out. I actually just heard back last week from a few of the claims I put in back in December. It w…
  • Sorry guys. Got carried away.
  • recoveryone wrote: » The NAS was wiped clean before use to be used as a simple storage device. The Dell has Win7 as I stated (please read) The Pioneer N-50 reads the info as files just as it does from the USB port https://www.pioneerelectroni…
  • recoveryone wrote: » dragon1952 wrote: » recoveryone wrote: » Question.....Why do you need an OS if you are just using a drive for playback? I have a 4TB NAS connected to my network and my Pioneer N-50 just reads those tracks that I hav…
  • afterburnt wrote: » @billbillw any thoughts on Foobar and Fidelizer on Windows? I use Foobar on my Windows PC. Haven't tried fidelizer. However, that is just my 'desktop' system. A pair of BA bookshelf powered by a Sony UDA-1. I don't conside…
  • The problem with Windows is not that its bloated, but its audio output is corrupted by default, from an audiophile standpoint anyway. Directsound messes with everything you are trying to do with respect to bit-perfect playback. Yes, you can improve …
  • dragon1952 wrote: » OK, thanks guys....I learned a lot right there. I'm using a NUC7i5 with an Intel 760P M.2 SSD for the OS and JRiver on a 2nd partition ...Windows 10 LTSB stripped down as much as possible....no networking at all..... Just USB o…
  • ^^^ Actually, most current flash devices (removable types) are TLC (Tri Level Cell), which is significantly less reliable than MLC. SLC is more expensive to produce and usually only found in enterprise SSD or industrial NAND devices. Overall, fl…
  • F1nut wrote: » I've got to give ESPN credit where credit is due. They got their act together quickly and doing it commercial free. You get 10 out 10, thank you! Yes, I was very surprised to see NO commercials! Liberty must have complained a…
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