starsky

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  1. I tried booking a service call with A&J Antennas, got an initial response, but haven't had responses to my emails trying to lock in a date and time. Are there any other installers who want a job in South Melbourne checking/repairing/replacing and antenna?
  2. I've looked a them, and WOW. Anyone seen better pricing than JB/HN at $2275? Sony Centres are doing a $300 voucher (will use toward a PS4) - and price match! http://www.sonycentres.com.au/Home/OfferDetails.aspx?type=national&id=120
  3. Yes, in essence. Remembering there are 2 risks I am trying to mitigate against. Risk 1 is Drive failure. I have everything on the NAS Mirrored on my PC (which has similar storage to my NAS). This gives me the same protection as having drive redundancy in my NAS, but at a cheaper price given my mediocre storage needs (<4TB). Risk 2 is a Fire or theft where I lose both the PC and the NAS (and possible my collection of 400+ DVDs and BluRays which are stored in the same room as the PC and NAS) In that case insurance pays and I recreate it all bit by bit. Anything critical and irreplaceable I have on PC + NAS + Google Cloud storage So essentially I achieve Raid 1 - by using SynchToy on an hourly schedule with a PC + Raid - 0 NAS rather than by using 1 storage location and a 3 or 5 Disk NAS RAID setup.
  4. I have a Synology 212J - 2 Bay NAS with 2 x WD RED 2 TB drives in it. (I have hibernation mode on) I only needed about 2tb, and have 2tb free. I have all my content on My PC, and I use the NAS for a few things: 1 - To stream content around the house (I use Ethernet over Powerline adaptors) 2 - To provide a nearline backup solution (I backup critical things to Google to provide protection from fire risk) 3 - To run bitrtorrent downloads overnight when my PC is off. 4 - To get access to "home storage" when I am at work or travelling (upload photos for example) So I am using Raid 0 to have the drive appear as 1 x 4TB Volume Given the above I don't need more drives and drive redundancy. Very happy with it. Rock solid. I have a Apple TV (in the draw) and a WD Live TV plugged in. The Live TV is more flexible but the Apple TV is way more intuitive for the misses. As such I keep toying with the idea of a HP Microserver or Mac Mini to run an itunes server. The current equivalent would be the 213J with 2 x 3TB Reds, like this: http://www.nexus.com.au/synology-ds213j-budget-friendly-2-bay-nas-server-1.html Note: I use Nexus a lot becasue the guy who owns the shop (John) has been great when I've had issues with things (eg: HDD with too many bad sectors, just replaced it on the spot, and ordering in high quality components for DJ studio builds when silence is critical. Anyway, Hope that helps.
  5. I'd love some reviews from people too.
  6. Thanks. I'm very happy with it!
  7. Not sure, I'll recheck the manual, but It tried to, but didn't pick it up as I think I had the volume down too low on the Sub.
  8. I searched lots, and haven't seen much discsusion about the low end Onkyo models and pricing. Anyway, yesterday I purchased a TX-NR509 from JBHifi on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. Sticker price $694 Single purchase, paid by visa $550. Very happy with it as a replacement for my old Yamaha RX-V757 The Auto speaker setup worked a treat, except for the sub, which I did manually. Very happy with it, and a much shallower depth than the old yamaha, so it fits much more neatly into my cabinet.
  9. Thanks for updating the thread with this, as I am shopping for a new amp, and nearly added a new blu ray player to my list.
  10. In the end i gave up with Plex. I just got so frustrated with the lack of compatibility across devices (ala PS3). So I just converted my whole library using handbrake and dumped everything into itunes (don't ask how long it took me, or the power bill I just received!) So now I use Itunes sharing for the idevices, and DLNA (windows media server) for the PS3. If I didn't play games on the PS3 I would buy an apple tv. But ffs I have enough devices already, and adding ANOTHER one just makes no sense!
  11. Peter, on the PC you have a Plex Media Server, not a client. They don't make a client for the PC Plex offer an Android, IOS, and Mac Plex Media CLIENT. then others developers provide plex clients for other devices, like Boxxee, Roku, ATV2 When you run the client it access the library you set up on your server (among other things). So, if you have a Mac, you install the PLex client for mac. Personally I think the Plex media Server interface and data aggregation is absolutely brilliant. In the end I run Plex Server to serve to my Ipad and Macbook Air, and Windows Media Player sharing to share DLNA to my PS3. I just wish plex also did DLNA streaming so it was a universal solution.....
  12. heh touché
  13. Thanks for that. I might go try and find one in a shop to confirm... because my mother in law will be pissed if it can't be mounted.
  14. Hrm... I can't find that in the spec on the website: http://www.sony.com.au/product/kdl-22s5700 Where are you looking?
  15. I can't seem to find pictures of the back of one of these TV's. Does anyone know if they have wall mount points? Cheers. Starsky.