Forum discussion tagged with htpc.
  1. T

    [SOLVED] HTPC Advice

    I am looking for some advice on a build for an HTPC that primarily will be running as a Plex player. It will only ever be used on a single 4K TV, Samsung Q90T 85" I don't use it for gaming, so only one screen. Most use is BR and 4K UHD movies, and HD Audio music. In order of importance to...
  2. S

    Question HTPC - No Sound after Standby/Sleep ?

    Hi I have a Windows 10 HTPC connected via HDMI to an Anthem MRX-720 A/V receiver. It been working fine until recently.. The issue occurs any time the HTPC goes to standby or is idle.. so what I have to do is go Control Panel >> Sound and as soon the sound panel appears the sound returns...
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    [SOLVED] Windows isn't passing all audio channels to Receiver

    I have been gifted a Sony STR-DH540 and I was hoping to get it setup with surround sound. I currently have an HTPC setup that is running on a Intel 6th gen i7 on a super Micro C7Z170-OCE with a Nvidia 1070. I have gotten the speakers setup and they work but for some reason windows is only...
  4. mossi

    [SOLVED] Affordable 0db fan mode (or semi passive) power supply for HTPC build

    Affordable 0db fan mode power supply for HTPC build Hi all I'm looking for an affordable power supply that has a 0db fan mode for my HTPC which is using an Athlon 200GE. All I want is something that would be completely silent as the CPU hardly uses any power at all. I'm looking to spend as less...
  5. BunnyK

    [SOLVED] Home Theatre PC spec help

    So I'm thinking of building a HTPC, that will mainly be used for netflix, maybe some occasional gaming, i dont expect anything over 200 fps, something that gets me 90 fps consistently would be great if possible (havent decided whether to get a 1080p or 4k tv, will most likely get 1080p) My...
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    [SOLVED] Which Audio Source is Better? Does it make a difference?

    Specs: Sound Blaster Z MSI GTX 1080 Vizio E75 x 2 TVs Vizio SB46514-F6 46" 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos Soundbar I've had this PC a long time. Still has a 4770K in it. I've had it connected to a few different monitor/sound setups in the past but I've always had audio out via...
  7. Pijmzhchus

    Question Only 1440p/75Hz through HDMI 2.0

    I have a problem with my TV and graphics card. The GPU is RX 570 4GB Aorus and TV is Q55Q70R. I found on the Internet TV can do 1440p 120Hz, but I can't get it to work. It can do 1080p/120Hz just fine. Can you help? View: View:
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    [SOLVED] New build intermittent HDMI Signal loss

    Hi! After finally making the jump to a 4k TV I've just put together the following HTPC as a replacement for my old box: CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX Memory: Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G24C16U4B 2400 MHz, DDR4 (8GB x2) PSU: AeroCool Integrator 400W Power...
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    [SOLVED] Recommendations for a single Bluetooth speaker that is good for music and movies?

    Looking for a nice Bluetooth single speaker for movies and music in a smallish room environment. Something that plays well with Windows 10 . My main viewing seat is about 15 to 20 feet from the television screen, which is pretty much end to end of the rooms' length, and I want a speaker that I...
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    [SOLVED] WiFi with Network Switch connection??

    Hi All - Thanks in advance for listening to my following question. Im new here please forgive any lack of knowledge. I plan on connecting the following network, could someone please be specific if it is even possible? The main concern I have is the Computer connected to Router via Wifi - Is it...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] Help - Display Frequency

    I have an HTPC with following setup: OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Display Panasonic TX-58DX902B 58 Inch...
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    [SOLVED] How to preven HTPC Audio device from powering down

    Hey All, Is it possible to trick a PC audio device to remain powered ON and paired/connected at all times? (note: audio device has a non-configurable ECO setting that powers down after inactivity) ISSUE: I have a PC with a VIZIO soundbar that powers off after inactivity while the PC is awake...
  13. Danknank

    [SOLVED] maximum length of HDMI for HTPC

    currently i'm trying to setup my HT (downstairs living room), i'm trying this without needing another computer in the living room and just use my gaming pc in my room (upstairs) because i want a better horsepower to game. I was wondering what is the maximum length of an HDMI cable before it...
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    [SOLVED] fanless chassis

    Can anyone recommend a fanless chassis brand. I'm looking at streacom, but it is hard to find their parts. I'm looking to make a silent gameable HTPC.
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    [SOLVED] Enable full-range RGB color output on an old Nvidia card (GT 220)

    Hello everyone, I'm building a HTPC here using the good old Nvidia GT 220. Connecting the card directly to a 1080p TV display through HDMI for both video and audio. So far the performance is decent. It can do MadVR with DXVA focused settings. And streaming Netflix and Youtube videos is nothing...
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    [SOLVED] Intel Xeon L5420 issue

    Hello friends, I have recently changed my dual-core Intel Pentium E5400 (TDP 45W) with an Intel Xeon L5420 (TDP 50W) modded from socket 771 to 775. Before switching the CPUs, my HTPC was completely silent, and now when I turn it on, the fans are just spinning very loud. Also, the Windows 10...
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    Question ITX Motherboard in ATX Case (SilverStone Grandia GD08)

    Hi Guys, I currently have my media center/NAS in an ITX case but I have run into the issue of not having anymore Hard Drive space. So I was looking at upgrading my case and I found the perfect case, the SilverStone Grandia GD08. As it is HTPC form factor it is perfectly sized for where the PC...
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    [SOLVED] gt 610 for 1080p

    i have a spare gt610 and i was wondering wondering putting it in a media pc (1080p youtube, kodi, netflix and vlc) also steam link @ 1080p from my gaming pc pc runs on an i3 4130 intel hd 4400 will adding gt610 make any difference and i am not talking about difference in performance but...
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    Question My love hate relationship with 4k :(

    I have a home HTPC for my QLED 4k TV. The HTPC has a GTX 1050 graphics card. Some 4k blueray movies looks really amazing and some looks grainy. Some Youtube 4k clips are also really amazing. It seems that the older movies usually have grains. I hate the grains - The 1080p version of the same...
  20. velocci

    Question HTPC keeps rebooting

    Hi all, I have this old PC that I use as an HTPC. It has an MSI 1050 Ti video card in it, an SSD and HDD. I keep the PC on all the time and it never reboots. it only reboots when i'm watching a movie from it. Its plugged into my AVR. I used a website that calculates how much power your PC...
  21. velocci

    Question 5400RPM HDD in NAS for streaming 4k videos

    Hi all, I have a Dlink DNS 323 nas which I want to store all my 4k .mkv movies so I can stream them on my HTPC. the nas is connected to my 100Mbps network. If I put a Western Digital Red 5400PRM HDD in there, would that cause any buffering/studdering? they guy at the store said 5400RPM vs...
  22. velocci

    Question 7.1 audio on a motherboard used for home theater

    Hi all, I'm using an old PC as my HTPC with an nVidia 1050Ti video card going into my AVR. I know the PC doesn't have 7.1 audio, but I do get 7.1 audio when watching a movie. Where does the 7.1 audio come from?
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    Question No display output

    I recently took apart my PC to clean it out (had it about a year now) and when I put it all back together I dont get a display output to my monitor I get a red light for my cpu and an orange light for ram but they go after a few seconds, I've tried reinstalling my cpu and ram, I've tried...
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    MA610P noise problem

    Hello, I bought a Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P, and it makes a weird noise. I posted a video about it to reddit: It's like some resonance, especially when I start a game, but it also makes this noise while playing, or...
  25. D

    Is my PC Low end or Mid?

    I kinda already know the answer to this, I just want other peoples opinion. Specs: CPU - AMD FX-6350 GPU - GIGABYTE GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 3GB RAM - 2x Kingston 4GB Model KVR16N11S8/4 HDD - 1x WD Blue 1TB Model WD10EZEX (Main Drive), 1x Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 1TB (Storage...
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    Unlocking phenom ii x4 910 to phenom ii x6

    I heard that some phenom ii x4 cpus like the 960t can be unlocked to phenom ii x6.Can a phenom ii x4 910 be unlocked as well with the right motherboard?
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    Did I just buy a dead cpu?

    So I’ve just started building a pc and have only the basics installed which should allow me to enter the bios but alas after all the troubleshooting I still can not get it to boot for more than half a second.. All brand new gear.. MB: Gigabyte B360M D3H CPU: Intel i7 770 AIO: fractal celsius...
  28. Marshall Honorof

    New Sextortion Scam Uses Your Password Against You

    A new scam claims to have gleaned both your username and password from a risqué website, but you can ignore it safely. New Sextortion Scam Uses Your Password Against You : Read more
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    No signal on screen

    Hi, I have a lenovo tower attached to a acer monitor. It was working last night and now it's saying No Signal or No Cable I have tried 2 different hdmi cables and even plugged it.into the TV and nothing.. Any ideas?!?
  30. Superlp12

    30hz vs 60hz vs 144hz

    I am about to upgrade my monitor. Still undecided if I should consider 1440p high refresh rate instead of another 4k 60hz monitor(28" tn to t 32"ips). I have notice the difference between 30hz and 60hz is very obvious. Now is the the magnitude of the difference similar or greater between 60Hz...
  31. S

    Please help with BSOD related to ntoskrnl.exe

    I have recently suffered several hangups, freezes, and BSODs. I've updated windows and drivers to the latest versions available but to no avail. Here is my pc specs and the lisnk to the dumpfiles: Windows 8.1 ‎(X64)‎ Intel Core i5 2500K clocked at 3.30 GHz Motherboard: MEDION MS-7667 2.2...
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    Computer shuts down after hours of running and then it wont turn on until hours later.

    Hello everyone, i have a "little" actually a huge problem and im desperated enough to ask for support here before going to visit a technician who will charge me a bunch of $$ lol, ok so an engineer built this pc for me january 2018, i bought every piece via online, so one month later the...
  33. R

    Add other Graphics card

    I have a 500 psu and i have a gtx750 ti and i want to add a second one do i need to upgrade my psu or can i just use the one i have?
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    Help me with a new build, please and thank you.

    Approximate Purchase Date: One month (would like to take advantage of any holiday/black Friday deals) Budget Range: $750-$1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Are you buying a monitor: Maybe Parts to Upgrade: New Build Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for...
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    No display on boot up

    Pc booting up problem. It has power and everything lights up just nothing shows on the display, I tried reseating the components I don't know what else to do, I'm still new to this at the moment. No OS currently installed. Nothing at all comes on the display doesn't even turn on. GTX 970 Asus...
  36. Information System

    Will windows 7 work on Ryzen and if so how?

    I'd like to know what is required for the actual installation of windows 7 on ryzen. I have heard of two methods of installation and I'm wondering which one is still valid (if not both) and which one is preferable. Some people are using modified ISO's/patches in order to install Windows 7, where...
  37. T

    Weird artefacts all over monitor

    Hi all, I've been using my PC for about a year, no problems. Yesterday I was playing Terraria (having a great time) when my graphics card (Gigabyte 560 Ti) started playing up. I now have these weird green dots all over my screen whenever I use my computer. There are also grey lines during boot...
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    Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gigabit adapter for connecting TB3 HDD to my PC.

    I want to connect my thunderbolt3 hdd to my PC. The PC doesn't have thunderbolt port, and the motherboard doesn't have thunderbolt header so no chance to install thunderbolt3 card. The best solution i'm thinking is to add 10gig ethernet on my pc . Then i need a TB3 to 10gbe adapter to connect...
  39. K

    In game ping is complete garbage when more than 1 person using the wifi

    So, i live in the middle of nowhere, and we pay for 1.5 mbps internet, but we only get a maximum of 150kbps (Crazy in this day and age, I know), that's 1/10 of what we are paying for, but that's not the problem. I play games a lot. But whenever someone else is on the internet, it could be them...
  40. AwesomeArnold

    Motherboard only works with minimum components...

    Hello I have an M5A78L-M USB3 motherboard but it doesn't work when I put in my GPU (AMD HD 7770) anymore. The problem started occuring when playing a demanding game and there were weird buzzlines all over the display. The GPU is fine though. It used to work fine for 2 years. I have already...