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Streaming Mega Episode on Home Server Show

Richard Gunther from The Digital Media Zone joins me to talk streaming services and devices.  We are tossing a very wide net on this show in order to come up with what might be the best hardware and services for streaming of TV and Movies whether they are rented or your own.

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BYOB Episode 120

Haswell and Durango are, and we’re excited! Seagate central. Automatic will it improve your gas mileage and make you a better driver? We discuss RAID, HDDs, SSDs and storage configuration.

NEWS – The Big Stories!

Next Gen XBOX announcement May 21

Intel Haswell CPUs Slated for release June 3

Hardware – Some Nifty Gizmos

Seagate Central

Automatic

Speeding up your VM

 

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BYOB Episode 119

BYOBShort show this week. Troubleshooting Intel Rapid Start, Windows Blue rumors of boot to desktop and the return of the start button. Last we discuss Durango from the opposite perspective from last week.

Windows Rumors – Giving in?

Boot to desktop with a start button

 

NextBOX – Part 2, HTPC killer?

We discuss how media delivery is changing and if Microsoft’s vision for XBOX is forward looking enough.

 

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BYOB Episode 118

Grab a chair, it’s a long show this week. Mike Howard of the JPEG2RAW Podcast joins us this week. Michael reviews his past year of testing Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Essentials. Discuss the lack of good server AMD vs. Intel data. What we want the next XBOX (Durango) to be. This weeks BYOB Podcast.

Michael’s Windows Testing the Short Version

Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Pros:
Services available and worth noting
Domain, DHCP, DNS, RRAS, RDP (RDSH / VDI), WSUS
Interesting that I was able to join other DC’s to it
365 integration
2012 Single point management for multiple servers
Its basically full server 2012 minus a few services

Cons:
No Hyper-V
Consoles are buried
Storage Spaces performance is poor

Windows 8 – HTPC

Pros:
Still has Media enter in it
Has lots of great media apps, Netflix, Gobble, Hulu and Games
Steam Big Picture Mode for gaming
Tiles are great for 10′ experience
Tiles can be organized and categorized
User accounts = Unique sessions
Using a front end for media can work great
360 controller drivers are native

Cons:
Cannot customize WMC
No native playback of BD still
No native or apps for frontend to media collections with a similar design theme
No native or apps for TV/ DVR functions

Windows 8 – Desktop PC

Pros:
Improved experience in desktop
Multi monitor support
Fast overall
Awesome search
Hyper-V host capability
Touch, if you have a touch screen…
3rd party add ons can customize the experience …Just like Windows 7! Rainmeter, RocketDock, Stardock’s tools

Cons:
Start screen is a intrusive and jarring in a large display / multi monitor environment
Full screen Metro apps do not always scale well
Some familiar/useful power tools are buried now

Servers – AMD or Intel?

As discussed on the show do you know of any testing between G34 and E5 CPUs?

Mike’s AMD Spec G34 Server Base = $1,840.00
CPU – AMD Opteron 6272 Interlagos 2.1GHz Socket G34 115W 16-Core
MOBO – SUPERMICRO MBD-H8SGL-F-O
RAM – 2x Kingston 64GB (4x16GB) 240-Pin DDR3 KVR16R11D4K4/64G

Mike’s Intel Spec E5 Server Base = $2,520
CPU – Intel Xeon E5-2650 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.0GHz LGA 2011 95W 8-Core
MOBO – SUPERMICRO X9SRI-F
RAM – 2x Kingston 64GB (4x16GB) 240-Pin DDR3 KVR16R11D4K4/64G

Mike’s Intel Spec SB-E Server Base = $1,420.00
CPU – 2x Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz LGA 2011 130W 4-Core
MOBO – SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRL-3F-O
RAM – 2x Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 KVR1333D3N9HK4/32G

NextBOX – What We Think Durango Should Be

We round table about what it has to do for us to buy it. Can it be an HTPC replacement?

 

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BYOB Episode 117

This week on the BYOB Podcast Keyboards, IP cameras and Lenovo’s Tablet2

Human Interface Devices

Logitech K400

Logitech MK520

Logitech next gen G series mice

IP Home Cameras

Mike’s review of the Smarthome 75790

Smarthome 75790

HooToo IP206

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet2

Lenovo’s site

 

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