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    CL Surround Station - Homebrew

    I had those in my college dorm. In retrospect, I should have just gotten headphones. :p
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    LG G2: Do you use a custom ROM?

    I have the Verizon model. Stock ROM ran great and had no issues with it. I run Malladus and don't really see any reason to experiment with other ROMS. In no rush to get KitKat and no reason for me to try AOSP over stock roms.
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    HTPC video card

    The question is really what types of "errors" and whether you will notice them. You likely won't, so I wouldn't be too concerned. Barring more significant problems, which arise from time to time and are platform specific, with hardware acceleration, I'd opt to use it since it puts less stress...
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    HTPC video card

    Yes, it's fine for displaying 1080p content.
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    HTPC video card

    Not for this application, no.
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    HTPC video card

    Stick with the iGPU, that's the primary reason to use that CPU in an HTPC.
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    Easy way to stream my XBMC library over the internet?

    I just wanted a lightweight pooling solution that works well with Snapraid. So far I like PoolHD. I don't use Plex enough to justify switching at this time. I'm hoping one of two things happen: Plex fixes it on their end somehow, or XBMC finally offers a robust competitor to Plex for...
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    Easy way to stream my XBMC library over the internet?

    It has something to do with the timestamp of file changes. On Flexraid it did not work, and on the new pooling solution I'm using, PoolHD, it doesn't work either. I can only get shows to appear with a deep scan and currently there is no way to set up recurring deep scans, only the regular...
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    Easy way to stream my XBMC library over the internet?

    The plex server software runs on my server so they are local drives. Plex can't handle any kind of pooling software. You have to run a deep scan manually every time. It's well documented but as far as I know no fix is ETA.
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    Easy way to stream my XBMC library over the internet?

    Yeah, Plex is not the universal swiss army knife app we all want it to be for mobile streaming. It has a good concept and decent support but the music section is completely underdeveloped right now and is missing basic features. Furthermore, if you have your files on any kind of NAS, good luck...
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    Moving from IOS to Android... Desktop music question

    I'm a lifelong Foobar user but its support for mobile devices is nil. I've been checking out MusicBee. Has similar features for what my Foobar setup looked like and is well designed. It's not 100% stable for me though, but it does support syncing playlists to Android.
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    Nexus-Five thread

    Maxx is 720P. Same as rest of droids and Moto X.
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    upgrading from ASUS Xonar DG

    Do you play games? If so, get a Creative Z for SBX surround for games and decent audio for music. If not, you can explore external DAC/amps. Schitt Magni/Modi is $200 for both.
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    Help me decide between verizon g2 and droid maxx

    Buttons: That's how all soft buttons work. Why would you not want a youtube video to show in fullscreen? If you want to shut off the phone you have 2 choices: (1) tap the screen, hit home and knock off; (2) hit the power button. If I am turning off the phone because I am going to put it...
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    Can someone help me set up surround sound?

    Again, I'm just guessing based on how past iterations worked because I don't have a Z on my computer, but try this: Windows: 5.1 Creative CP: Headphones (or Stereo if there is no headphone selection); SBX On Games: 5.1 YMMV with regard to how you like SBX in certain games. I always use Dolby...
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    Help me decide between verizon g2 and droid maxx

    I'm referring to you asking how to have the back/home buttons stay on the screen while in apps. That is the default behavior... it is a navbar.
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    Can someone help me set up surround sound?

    That article is both assuming you have an X-Fi (previous model) and also, more importantly, is for setting up a Creative headset (crappy). So ignore it. Just install the most recent Z drivers, and on the control panel, go look for a feature called "SBX". That is the successor to CMSS-3D and...
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    Help me decide between verizon g2 and droid maxx

    For the G2, I'm not sure what you're talking about with the buttons. The G2 has touchscreen buttons, otherwise it works like normal. The buttons stay up in every app by default. Knock OFF only works on the launcher by design. When in an app, you can hit the home button and then knock off, or...
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    What's the best 7.1 pc speakers available right now?

    No clue, they're usually crappy. A decent pair of headphones is optimal for computer gaming.
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    Never buy anything from Asus! No warranty on the Phoebus!

    These "don't buy from X company" may make you feel empowered but, with rare exception, in this market there is no particular emphasis on customer satisfaction and so a preference for one company over another is going to be an anecdotal game of chance and/or hot potato. I say again to the OP...
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    Choosing a sound card, positional ques

    Q701 is a very popular headphone. Major criticisms against it are that it can be uncomfortable depending on your particular noggin because of the ribbed band. For competitive gaming, soundstage titans are the AD700's (and successors) and HD598's.
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    What type of games do you put on SSDs

    I put all my games on my SSD. I delete all my single player games after I beat them, but I'm more of an online gamer. Next time around I'll just keep upgrading my SSD capacity since they are cheaper and cheaper.
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    More space..

    I have to agree. If you're going to go to the trouble of wall-mounting, you need to clean up the wiring. Everyone is going to notice it when you have your TV set up like that and it's easily fixed.
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    More space..

    well played
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    Never buy anything from Asus! No warranty on the Phoebus!

    Have you tried calling them? E-mail and live chat are convenient but not very effective if you want something from someone.
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    LG's latest super phone, the G2. 5.2" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, 3000mAh...

    The Verizon buttons are definitely worse than the other version, but you get used to them all the same.
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    LG's latest super phone, the G2. 5.2" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, 3000mAh...

    While I agree with you that there is a risk of untimely updates of future android versions, I would draw a distinction and say none of them be said to be particularly reliable in that regard for a variety of reasons, and also, I still don't believe that holds a candle to a more effective...
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    Question about storage

    I guess I made an assumption about your usage scenario given the HTPC forum, if that is not the case, congrats--you've escaped a money sink. :)
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    LG's latest super phone, the G2. 5.2" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, 3000mAh...

    Yeah, less speculating, more using phones. :P The G2 display blows everything out of the water. The only reason this is a sleeper hit -- even among geeks -- is because LG seemingly sucks at developing marketing plans for the United States.
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    Question about storage

    Ouch. :P I suspect you will outgrow that quickly. When you do, you should just look into building a small computer instead of getting one of those things.
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    Question about storage

    Raid 1 is not ideal for storage of media as it wastes too much space. Raid 1 is good for mission critical files that can't easily be replaced, such as documents and project files (and even then, I'd just use cloud storage for that). For storing media, using parity redundancy is the best...
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    Question about storage

    I have a home server with about 8 TB of storage, protected by parity redundancy. Used to use Flexraid for pooling and parity, but just switched to PoolHD + Snapraid.
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    is the iPhone the only one with a fast camera?

    G2 has a better and faster camera, IMHO.
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    LG's latest super phone, the G2. 5.2" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, 3000mAh...

    The LG skin is good. 99% of the annoying stuff can be disabled. It's very fast, none of the features slow it down. And some of the features are useful enough that I would not trade it for AOSP. The rest is just a bunch of customizations...half of them being the same customizations that...
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    LG's latest super phone, the G2. 5.2" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, 3000mAh...

    Yes, with minor tweaks the battery can last 1.5-2 days with average use during a workday. It's pretty clear that it has an excellent battery.
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    newbie to xbmc

    Yeah, Nox 4.0 is in the official repo, so all you have to do is install it from within XBMC.
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    newbie to xbmc

    In terms of customizing the skin using the skin menu, or actually installing it in the first place?
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    newbie to xbmc

    Everything's automated with regard to downloading new artwork so I've never given it much thought, even if it may take a bit of time to re-download.
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    LG's latest super phone, the G2. 5.2" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, 3000mAh...

    No issues with my camera. Camera app has been excellent for me. I just use the intelligent auto mode.
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