Jeelan

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  1. My brother-in-law is moving overseas for work and is therefore selling items he's not able to take overseas. Part of this is his home theatre system. Consists of the following: Panasonic AE-8000 Projector with second spare lamp + four 3D glasses Yamaha RX-A840 AV Receiver (7.2 Channel) 110" cinema screen (16:9 orientation, fixed frame) Yamaha NS-F700 floor stand speakers Yamaha NS-C700 Centre speaker Yamaha NS-SW700 10" subwoofer Panasonic Bluray Recorder All items acquired in Jan 2015 from West Coast Hi Fi. No side speakers included as these were ceiling speaker built into the home theatre room. All equipment in excellent condition. Will post pics shortly. Happy to demo the setup for anyone local. Asking price AUD$6500 (negotiable) For any questions, please contact Charan directly on cchhabraATgmailDOTcom or on 0411 667 TwoThreeOne thanks Jeelan
  2. Hey all, newbie to the Forum. I run a Synology NAS unit at home - the DS1515+ with 5 x 4TB Toshiba drives. I've setup 4 disks to run in a Synology Hybrid 1 configuration and the 5th drive is a "hot spare" unit. Total capacity is around 10.5TB (currently using around 8TB) The NAS unit has upgraded RAM to 6GB. I also Plex at home with Plex clients servicing various TV's around the house including Plex Home Theatre to a dedicated HTPC in my home theatre room. The Plex Server lives on the HTPC and the NAS is used only for Storage. Love this setup. It took me around 6 months to really nail it but now its perfect for what we want at home in terms of sharing media, music, photos etc. cheers Jeelan
  3. Bowtie, I run a Synology DS1515+ NAS unit with 5 x Toshiba 4TB Drives. 4 drives are configured for storage in a Synology Hybrid RAID setup with 1 disk redundancy and the 5th disk is configured as a hot spare. I have total storage capacity of 11TB with the option to add the hot spare into the mix when required. I've also upgraded the RAM on the Synology to 6GB (2GB and 4GB chips) I would never run a Plex server on the NAS itself as the NAS hardware is very limited for transcoding sessions and multi-stream functionality. Unless you're talking commercial NAS, most consumer NAS units simply aren't designed to serve/transcode media files. My NAS is used purely for storage. I run my Plex server on a dedicated custom HTPC which runs 24x7 along with the NAS. The Plex Server points to the NAS as the media storage location. The HTPC stats are ASUS Z87-Deluxe Motherboard with Intel i7-4790 chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. This version of the Z87 motherboard has dual NICs (ethernet ports) and the Synology has 4 ethernet ports. The HTPC sits in my Home theatre room and is what I play my media through in that room. I also have 3 x Mac Mini's attached to the other three TV's in my house for "standard" viewing. All the HTPC SSD holds is Windows 10 operating system, Plex Server, VLC and a few other basic apps/software. It doesnt "store" anything as such. The Mac Mini's similarly are all quad core i7 units (previous generation where RAM and HDD were user change-able) which run 256GB SSD's. Through them I have full functionality of a computer on each TV but usually they get used to view Netflix and Plex mostly. The HTPC has both the Plex Server AND a Plex client (Plex Home Theatre). The other 3 TV's also have Plex Clients (Plex Home Theatres) on their respective Mac Mini's. All Mac Mini's are connected via HDMI to their TV's and the HTPC is also connected via HDMI to the Yamaha Receiver which then outputs to the Projector/speakers. The other Plex clients in the house are 2 laptops and 2 iPads which all connect wirelessly to the network. All the Mac Mini's, the HTPC and the NAS are hardwired (CAT 6 cabling) to a Cisco SG-200 18port managed switch which then runs to my router modem. The Managed Switch allows me to run the Synology NAS and HTPC with Link aggregation so the HTPC has both ethernet ports connected to the switch and the NAS has all 4 ports connected to the switch. With this setup, I have had HD movie streaming to the home theatre (30-40GB file normally) as well all three other TV's (multi channel HD media downgraded via transcoding) with no stutter or lag. Its taken a good six months to get my system set up this way but now that it is, it works really well (FOR ME) and gives me the functionality I want. Because its all hardwired, it really doesn't matter where individual components are located but the work is in running cables between walls and floors to get this functionality. I personally avoid using Wireless where possible. The downside to this is that my HTPC does need to run 24/7 as the Plex Server sits on this so you're burning power unnecessarily. Depending on your requirements, I would highly recommend running your Plex server on a dedicated computer rather than a NAS unit. Plex has a fairly comprehensive list of what NAS units are compatible with its server and what their limitations are i.e. how many streams you can run etc. not sure if this helps or adds confusion, but just my 2c worth :-) cheers Jeelan
  4. hey mate, I use 4 of these as my overhead ATMOS speakers and have no issues with them. cheers Jeelan
  5. My setup is built around the RX-A3050 and a Windows 10 HTPC which hosts both a Plex server and the Plex client (Plex Home Theatre). I've got a 7.2.4 setup and have no problems playing ATMOS streams through Plex. All the latest versions of Plex support ATMOS (both client and server). I find it a lot cleaner as I can access my media from multiple TV's in the house using a single application with the ability to stop a movie on one TV and take it up on another TV from where I left off.. cheers Jeelan
  6. hey mate My subs are the Yamaha NS-700 models. Good idea about swapping the LFE outputs. will try and see if what happens... the timing differences between the 2 subs firing seems to be consistent irrespective of where I position the Subs in the settings i.e. side by side or front/rear. the only time they fire simultaneously is when I change the setting to Mono-aural which in the Manual for the Receiver says it means you want both subs treated as a single unit. Settings on the dials on both subs are identical btw: Cross over frequency is set at max (and at 80hz on the receiver for all speakers) and volume is set at midway (5). Will try your suggestion and see what happens. cheers Jeelan
  7. before anyone asks re Subwoofer settings, volume on both is set to about half way and cutoff is set to max on the units themselves, and set at 80hz on the receiver for all speakers... YPAO also constantly picks up my speakers as LARGE but i've manually changed all speakers to SMALL in the settings. cheers Jeelan cheers Jeelan
  8. hey guys I'm new to the forum and was wondering if someone can shed some light on the Yamaha RX-A3040. I recently purchased this Receiver (upgrading from the RX-A730). I run a 7.2 setup and this Receiver allows me to specify whether subwoofer layout is front/rear, side by side or mono-aural. I've got the 2 subs front/rear which is what I've selected. Since then, I noticed that the often the front sub is on but the rear one doesnt always come on. Just wondering why this would be and id subs have different audio channels? I didnt think they did so presumably both subwoofers should be active at the same time shouldn't they? I've run YPAO and its picked both subs during the calibration process. The previous receiver I had, the A730 had 2 Subwooder outlets, but i couldn't specify location of the 2 subs so it always fired both subs simultaneously... If anyone can assist with this, it would be great? cheers Jeelan