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    Dolby Atmos for Home Theater

    I have the Dolby Access app purchased and installed and setup on Win10 20H2 and have my RTX 3080 connected to my Onkyo TX-NR676 via HDMI. Under the properties of the sound device I have Dolby Atmos for Home Theater selected as the Spatial Audio. However, when I right click that device and choose...
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    QNAP Question

    Right now I have a two bay QNAP NAS with 2x 4TB drives in RAID1. I want to replace them with 2x 12TB drives but I don't have anywhere to temporarily store the 4TB. I think I can still accomplish this but I want to make sure I have the process correct so I don't lose anything. If anyone has done...
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    Issue w/ New Router

    I just bought this: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless-AX1500-Wifi-Router/dp/B07ZSDR49S And it works great except that it doesn't play nice with my desktop. My desktop has a Realtek 2.5G NIC and whenever I reboot, it takes 5-10 minutes to gain connectivity. If I look at the NIC in Control...
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    Calibrating a Projector

    I just replaced my BenQ HT3550 with an Epson 3200 and prefer it in every single way except the most important one: the picture quality. I'm sure it can get close to the BenQ when properly calibrated, but the out of the box settings are garbage. I tried applying the settings from a couple reviews...
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    Audio Crackling

    Just upgraded to Z490 and did a fresh install of Win10 and the audio is all messed up. There's very loud crackling/popping noises right when audio starts playing. Then it's fine during playback and for 10-20 seconds after playback stops, at which point it happens again. Googling this suggests...
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    No LAN Access

    I turned on my Win10 desktop this morning and found that it wasn't getting a DHCP address. I set a static and still could not access the web or my router. Swapped the cable, plugged directly into my router instead of going through the wall, rebooted, updated the NIC driver, tried safe mode with...
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    Vertical GPU Adapter

    I've been looking at vertical GPU adapters, primarily the CableMod one, but it uses all 7 PCI bracket slot things in an ATX case, so you can't use a sound card or any other PCI device. I then found a Phanteks one that only uses 5 slots but all of the reviews say the bracket is very flimsy and...
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    Games Stutter When Next YT Video Plays

    I know the solution for this is "don't do that" but I'm hoping to find a different solution. :) I like to have YouTube videos playing for background noise when I play a game that doesn't require a whole lot of attention (FF14 right now). But whenever a video stops and the next video starts...
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    SonicWALL SSL VPN Question

    Working on a SonicWALL firewall with a relatively recent firmware (don't know the exact model or firmware but can get that later) and the SSL VPN is turned on and utilizing port 4433. Problem is that port 4433 is listening on both of the WAN lines and we only want it listening on one. I can't...
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    Car Mount That Isn't Awful

    I have this right now, and like the half dozen mounts I had before it, it worked great initially but they all eventually repeatedly come loose and fall off my dash while I'm driving. Can anyone recommend a good one (I have a Pixel 3 XL)? I don't have a CD slot, so those types are out. I looked...
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    UPS Shutting Off

    Maybe not the right subforum for this but I couldn't find anything appropriate. I have a relatively new (<6mo) TrippLite UPS rated for 300w. Had no problems with it until about 1~2 weeks ago when it beeped and turned off and cut power to everything in the Battery Backup ports. Everything else...
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    Anyone use MoCA?

    I just bought some Motorola MoCA adapters to get Ethernet to my Nvidia Shield TV, since both WiFi and powerline adapters are insufficient to drive 4K game streaming. Got it hooked up and streaming works much better, but then my AVR started losing its HDMI signal from the Shield TV at random. I...
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    Favor from someone with an Ultrawide monitor and an Xbox One S?

    Microsoft just updated their Wireless Display app to add Xbox support, meaning PC games can be streamed to an Xbox One. I do this with an Nvidia Shield TV currently but have tons of problems with it and have been looking for an alternative. With this Wireless Display update being so new, I...
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    AccuEQ/MCACC/Auto Receiver Calibration

    I guess this is called something different depending on the brand. My old Pioneer called it MCACC, my new Onkyo calls it AccuEQ. Anyways, in people's experience, is this worth doing? I just bought an Onkyo TX-NR676 and some Atmos speakers for a 5.1.2 setup, and I ran it three times and it gave...
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    Seasonic 1000W + RTX 2080

    I just bought a Seasonic PSU and it's got those fugly PCI cables where a 6+2-pin connector splits off into another 6+2-pin connector. I was going to use just that one cable for my RTX 2080 and then read that Seasonic recommends against it for graphics cards that draw 225w or more of power, which...
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    Receiver Loses Signal When Turning Off Light Switch

    I use a projector with a receiver and 8/10 times when I turn off my kitchen lights, the video signal flickers and cuts out momentarily. Sometimes it comes back on its own after a few seconds, other times it doesn't and shows a static/noise image instead, and I have to unplug and replug the...
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    Car Dash Mount

    Can anyone recommend a good dash mount? Every one I've ever had has either come unglued from the dash within a few weeks and/or the bit that holds the phone comes loose and doesn't keep the phone still while driving. I just bought an LG G7 and figured now is a good time to finally get a good...
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    G-SYNC Settings

    So I've had G-SYNC since day 1 where they released the add-on board for the VG248QE and was using a 680. It sounded like it would solve just about every complaint I had with games stuttering or tearing and from what I can recall, it did. Fast forward a few years and I have an Acer X34 and use a...
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    Mixed Reality Portal Auto Starting

    When I boot up my computer, the first time my monitor goes to sleep, my Samsung Odyssey is somehow triggered and the Mixed Reality Portal starts up. If I close the MRP it doesn't happen again, at least not until I reboot or shutdown. This has probably caused my Odyssey to be on/active for 50+...
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    Script to Move Files Based on Date Modified

    I'm sure this is possible with PowerShell, if not a simple batch file, but I'm not sure the proper syntax. I download a lot of... videos... and they all get dumped into a single folder. I want a script that moves files out of that folder into a different folder once they're over a month old...
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    Edit: Wrong Forum, Please Delete

    Edit: Wrong forum I think, I will repost in the Programming forum.
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    VR Games With Objectives/Progression

    My brain is dumb and has a hard time playing games without an objective. For instance, racing games are fun for me when there's a career mode with championships and new cars and tracks to unlock (Forza), but not fun for me when all you can do is pick a car and pick a race and do that repeatedly...
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    USB Drive Randomly Hanging

    I use a 2TB WD My Passport connected to my Win10 desktop for storing my Plex media. As of a couple months ago, perhaps after a Win10 update, the drive is very slow to respond if it hasn't been accessed in a while. In Windows this presents as double clicking a folder and having to wait 5-7...
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    Typing on Mobile Site w/ Swype

    This started a couple months ago: when using Swype on the mobile HardForum site, punctuation and word suggestions act very strangely. Typically in Swype you can short press on a comma or period or question mark and move to the spacebar without lifting your finger to add a space after the...
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    Guitar for Clone Hero

    Does anyone know where I can find a Guitar Hero or Rock Band guitar that'll work with PC? Checked the usual spots and all I can find is 3rd party versions for the Wii, which connect via Bluetooth, but they don't work very well. Missing a lot of notes that I know I'm not missing, but not sure if...
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    WOL Across Subnets

    Just got ATT gigabit here and the WiFi coverage from their device is not great. I grabbed a Google OnHub I had in my closet and plugged it into the ATT box and set it up as an access point, and by default it uses a different subnet, 192.168.86.X, compared to the ATT device's 192.168.1.X. This is...
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    SonicWall TZ105 NAT Rule

    I feel dumb for not being able to figure this out. I swear all of these settings are correct and it's simply not working. X1 (WAN): External address X0 (LAN): 192.168.168.168/24, device that's plugged into it is configured as 192.168.168.50/24 with .168 as the gateway X3 (LAN): Port shielded to...
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    Dragonfly Black

    So I bought one of these and uh... can someone tell me what the hell it's meant to do? I'm no audiophile, but I cannot tell the slightest difference from onboard audio. Convesely, a few years ago I bought an ASUS Xonar DX, later a DGX, and enabling bass boost and setting the Soft Rock equalizer...
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    Screen Turns On at 10pm

    I have a Google Pixel and without fail, my screen turns on at 10pm every night. There's no notification, no alarm, no app that's doing anything, best I can tell. Anyone have any idea what would be doing this? Or a way to figure it out shy of removing one app per day until it stops?
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    Wireless Mouse w/ Good Tracking

    Going to be working from home starting in April and I'm looking for a wireless mouse to use with my laptop that will track well regardless of surface -- might be switching from an armrest to a couch seat to a coffee table to a desk. Good battery life and back/forward buttons are a plus, too...
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    Adaptive Alarm Based On Weather

    Can anyone recommend an Android app that sets an alarm based on the weather? For instance I want a M-F alarm for 8am, unless it's snowing or has snowed in the past 12 hours, in which case I want it for 750am. Something like that. I see a few on the play store but none with good reviews, so I'm...
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    Antenna Streaming

    My father is retiring and moving to Nevada. He's a huge Packer fan and won't be able to catch any of the games w/o paying for some obscenely priced NFL TV package. So I'm wanting to get something that I can hook up to my antenna that allows him to access it over the internet through his...
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    hashflare.io

    Sometimes (not always) when browsing [H], I get a popup from my Malwarebytes saying hashflare.io 104.20.13.241 has been blocked. A quick search says this is one of those browser-based crypto miners. Was this put in intentionally? If not, thought I'd mention it here in case it's being fed from...
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    Android Question/Bug

    I'm not sure if this started recently or it's always been the case, but if I use the Google app's search bar on my home screen to perform a search, then switch to a different app, I cannot get back to the search results via the Recent Apps drawer. It's just not there. Similarly, if I open a...
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    Pioneer VSX-532 Receiver Question

    I bought this last week and set it up and it works great, except that it's behind my seating area (using it near a projector) and thus I can't see the screen on it when changing settings or adjusting the volume. My previous receiver was an Onkyo and would show everything on the screen of...
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    Free HelloFresh Boxes

    Should probably preface this by saying this is NOT a referral or anything like that. I receive absolutely nothing from doing this. HelloFresh does in fact have a referral program where you get $40 off a delivery and I get $20 off a delivery, but this is not that. These invites give you a...
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    4k HDR10 60hz Projector

    Do these exist for a decent price? I was all set to buy the new Optoma UHD60 until I read that, while it supports 4k and HDR10 and 60hz, it can't do all three at once, keeping 4k but dropping to either HDR8 or 30hz based on the content. I realize that's probably fine for Netflix and Amazon...
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    Strange G900 Behavior After Installing Corsair Utility

    I use a Logitech G900 on my computer. I also have a Corsair M65 PRO that I use on a Corsair Lapdog. A couple days ago I plugged that in and installed the Corsair software to change the polling rate and DPI and update the firmware. I then unplugged it and uninstalled the Corsair software...
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    Windows 10 - No 'Windows Update' Buttons

    I have a client with a Win10 machine where, if you go to Start>Settings>Update & Security, there is no option along the left side for Windows Update. Similarly, there's no button for it in Control Panel, I cannot search for it, and nothing comes up if I run the command...
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    Power Requirements for 6 Card Rig

    I've got a rig running the board and ram and cpu and gpu0 on a 650w and five more gpus on a 1000w. All of the cards are RX 580s. I'd like to take the 650w to use in a separate single card rig, leaving the 1000w to run everything. Is that feasible? I don't have anything to measure power draw and...
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