Rob's HTPC Setup (CableCard, Touchscreen LCD, etc..) PICS!

Rob Black

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Im going to re-do my entire network. all cat6 cabling

Equipment

* Dell 2824 24 port gigabit switch
* Monoprice 24 port gigabit switch
* Monoprice access points (qty 2)
* THOMAS & BETTS TY3X3WPG6 Wire Duct,Wide Slot (qty 6)
* Platinum Tools Cat6 EZ RJ45 Connectors - Pack of 50 (qty 2)
* CAT6 1000FT UTP SOLID NETWORK ETHERNET CABLE BULK WIRE





 
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props on your arcade stick collection, do you ever goto tournaments? what fighting games do you play regularly?
 

wa77ss

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Just FYI CAT6 is useless unless you are terminating to CAT6 standards. I.E. using the crap little EZ-RJ45 crimpers aren't going to get you cat6 speeds.


cat 5 might as well = cat 6 unless you are shooting for 10gb ..so i dont get the upgrade


if you really want 10gb youd prob need stp as well,


source: i terminate this stuff all day in a data center
 

Rob Black

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Just FYI CAT6 is useless unless you are terminating to CAT6 standards. I.E. using the crap little EZ-RJ45 crimpers aren't going to get you cat6 speeds.


cat 5 might as well = cat 6 unless you are shooting for 10gb ..so i dont get the upgrade


if you really want 10gb youd prob need stp as well,


source: i terminate this stuff all day in a data center

Yeah man, Their wasn't much of a price difference between CAT6 cable vs CAT5 cable so I just went with the CAT6 for the hell of it (I know im not getting cat6 speeds) I'm a networking noob so yeah....
 
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Can you tell us more about the Solar panels and how much juice they are putting out? Have they had any impact on your utilities bill.

Reason being I am overseas for another year and I have the chance to buy Solar Panels a very discounted rate and I'm wondering if I should take the plunge and bring back a bunch with me when I move back stateside.
 

Rob Black

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I'm back!!! haven't posted here in ages but here is a teaser of whats to come. Im STILL working on this project. I'm up to 14 TV's and 8 HTPC's, 10 XBOX Consoles, Etc......I've been working on this project since 2008. More stuff to come in the next few weeks.




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Rob Black

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Hi boys im back. I built a arcade in my garage. Whats up?

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Welcome Back! Post updated pics as your old pics are gone. I hope to see more of your crazy setup.
 

Rob Black

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The garage arcade is sweet - can you list what games are in it?


Mortal Kombat 1 - 4
NFL Blitz
Daytona USA 1 and 2
Killer Instinct 1 and 2 Playstation Cabinets
Virtua Fighter 1 - 5
Fighters Megamix
3 Sitdown multi game machines (Steam OS installed)
 

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Rob Black

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Reason I'm still running component? Simple... The cost.

I will need a 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch (Expensive $$$)
I will need to run all new HDMI Cables
I will need new HDMI AVR's

I would rather not...... 1080p is good for me!
 

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Since Im on "Lockdown" from my job I decided to finally upgrade 2 of my media streamers, Im also decommissiong all other unused computers.
 

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I will be going component and not HDMI with my setup.

The components going into the rack are:

- Custom Windows Home Server
- Cable Card Media Center
- Two Niveus Rainier's (http://www.niveusmedia.com/products/mediacenters.htm)
- Niveus Digital Cable Receiver (http://www.niveusmedia.com/products/ndcr.html)
- Niveus Edge Extender (http://gizmodo.com/304361/niveus-ed...does-1080p-is-whisper-quiet-but-no-wireless-n)
- 4 AVR's (Already have)
- 3x5 1080p Component Switcher (http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-409...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1267412682&sr=8-2)
- XBOX360 (already have)
- Sony VGP-XL1B2 DVD Changer (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...51&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11040977)

Heres a shot of the EDGE extender. This thing is built like a tank!



XBOX360 Inside :rolleyes:


I also bought 15 Monoprice in-ceiling speakers, 5 A/V Receivers.... More Pics & Details coming!!!
Sorry to bring up such an old post, but I am a avid Xbox 360 Collector, and I have been doing some Research on the Nieves Media Extender Edge, there is Virtually no info online about it, they do not tell you anywhere that they shoved a Xbox 360 inside one, I managed to buy one a couple months ago for my collection, I was very curious if you still had these missing photos? and very importantly, I am wondering if you have any paperwork or pamphlets from those machines you could show me? I run a website documenting the xbox 360 and its bizarre items and I would love to have more documentation from the company about them. Thank you
 

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Sorry to bring up such an old post, but I am a avid Xbox 360 Collector, and I have been doing some Research on the Nieves Media Extender Edge, there is Virtually no info online about it, they do not tell you anywhere that they shoved a Xbox 360 inside one, I managed to buy one a couple months ago for my collection, I was very curious if you still had these missing photos? and very importantly, I am wondering if you have any paperwork or pamphlets from those machines you could show me? I run a website documenting the xbox 360 and its bizarre items and I would love to have more documentation from the company about them. Thank you

Just saw this lol. I will upload photos tomorrow of my EDGE
 
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