Mar 18 2014

News - Home Theater Review Explains Rec 2020

I like big TVs, so there isn't much selling required for me to see the value of 4K. That said, on a smaller display (IMO, anything less than 60") I can also agree that there isn't much benefit to throwing more pixels at the problem, but there is another potential benefit to the developing standard...

You've likely also heard the debate over whether 4K has any real value at smaller screen sizes, where it is very difficult to discern the step up in resolution from 1080p at the viewing distances from which most people watch their TVs. During such debates, you may have heard a statement along the lines of, "When we get the better color that goes along with that higher resolution, then 4K will really appeal to the masses, at any screen size." We've certainly said as much on our site over the past few months, but what is the "better color" we're talking about? Upon what are we basing this statement?

Home Theater Review

Mar 17 2014

Podcast - Missing Remote Podcast Episode 13

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Lucky episode 13 this week. We are loving Chromecast and how it has been released to the public and the SDK is showing up in a lot of popular appications. We are pulling ours our and testing applications. Eric does a quick review of Brorsoft, and Google Drive drops the prices for Drive and we talk about moving your cloud storage to other places automatically. As always this weeks podcast is powered by Geekinated.

This show is run by Kyle Button(@techbutton), Senior Editor and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall(@wxrocks) and John McMahon(@JohnMcMahon_), both Co-founders of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. We record each week, and you can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, or check out the Audio Downloads below. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happends right after this podcast every week posted on Were we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

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Mar 13 2014

News - Plex New Update includes Chromecast for All

Plex has released an update to the mobile apps today for Android and iOS devices. They hadve added Chromecast to both platforms and you no longer have to be a Plex Pass member to reapPlex Logo the benefits. We are going to be talking about Chromecast this week on the podcast, recorded Live every Sunday evening. We are excited to finally see this option out to the masses, Missing Remote checked it out at CES and it had a ton of potential. They have also releasing Music shuffle and Camera upload from your mobile device to your server to view your pictures on your Plex devices and listen to your music anywhere. Check out the update in the App stores and come back and let us know what you think. Check out the link to the post below.


Mar 13 2014

News - Google Drop Prices on Drive Storage, ready for the move?

Google just announced the price drop of their Drive storage today. They have dropped the 100GB price down to $1.99/month. I personally use Google Drive for my VIP Documents. I was very Google Drive Logohappy to see the drop from $4.99/month. They not only dropped the price of the basic plan, but they dropped the price of the 1TB/Month to a staggering $9.99/month. They are also offering 10TB for $99.99/Month, 20TB for $199.99/month, and 30TB for $299.99/Month. They claim they are dropping these prices because of some infrastructure upgrades that allow them to have a lower cost. The Cloud Storage Wars are going on at the moment and with this prices they are sure to attract more users. Have your service on another service and don't want to move files over? Check out they make it easier to move, because they move the files for you. Click Read to check out the link from Google.

Mar 13 2014

Review - Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R Mini-PC

Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R Mini-PC

For home theater PC (HTPC) “small” is another word for “compromise”. Thankfully, the amount required by our miniscule content consumption devices has decreased exponentially over the last few years. There is still a price demanded however, tiny systems require slower mobile integrated processor graphics (IPG) to drive them. We have to choose between size and performance; it is simply not possible to fit desktop capability in a five inch PC. But what if it were not? What if you could slip a 65W desktop chip inside a 2.4” x 4.3” x 4.5” chassis? Is it possible to cool it and extract desktop level performance from a physically diminutive system? Gigabyte asked exactly that, but was not content to use just any desktop CPU, instead opting for the 3.9 GHz (turbo) Intel Core i7-4770R with Iris Pro 5200 graphics - creating the $650 Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R. Putting so much CPU in a little box is sure to have its own set of trade-offs however, let’s find out what they are.

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