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  1. This just started today. On the home screen it would be perfectly fine and I can move around just fine. However when i go to play something from anything (plex, youtube netflix etc) the screen will flicker with random shapes and colours and often no audio and eventually restart. Tried changing HDMI cables and inputs on my receiver and the issue remained. Its over a year old and I've been using the same HDMI cable for months with no issue. Other sources on the receiver work perfectly fine. Could my shield tv be dying out or hopefully something more simple.
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    Samsung CJG5 monitor

    Thinking about getting the 27" 2k curved model, specifically LC27JG52QQNXZA. Is it a good monitor? Cant find many reviews on it. Thanks.
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    Nvidia Shield TV game streaming issue

    Quick update. Doom will work without issue it seems. Fallout 4 is the game I'm trying to play, but the input won't work.
  4. Hello. I'm trying to gamestream on my Shield TV, but as soon as the game launches I have no input from my mouse and keyboard. I've tried having the mouse and keyboard plugged directly into the shield and juts left in my PC. Nothing works and I'm at my wits end, every solution I've found from searching Google will not work for me. Any tips. Thanks. Keyboard is Logitech G613 and mouse is G703, works without issue plugged directly into the shipped for everything except streaming the games.
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    Basic Lapboard

    Looking for a basic lapboard that I could use the Corsair MM200 extended with. I know Corsair has a lapboard with the K63 keyboard, but I'm wanting to get the Logitech G613 to go along with my G703 mouse.
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    Can't access home PC while VPN client is being used.

    I don't think the app has the option to do so. I was searching trying to find that puts but didn't find anything. Is there any way I can add another network card to my system for the purpose of accessing my stuff at home while still having all other data go through the primary nic and the VPN?
  7. I use NordVPN on my server and would like to access my applications from outside the network, but I'm not able to when NordVPN is in use. If the VPN is disabled, I can access everything without issue using my No-Ip host name. No-Ip does update to the IP given by NordVPN, but I still can't connect for whatever you reason. Any solutions?
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    HDMI Cable

    Not sure if it's different now, but monster is just an overpriced brand. The actual cost of the monster products is pennies compared to the retail price at least the last time I checked. Nothing wrong with them, but the cheaper stuff usually works just as well.
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    Plex HTPC suggestions?

    The i5 should be able to handle that without issue. My Plex server is an i3 and it can stream two 1080p streams without issue so I'm sure an i5 could handle 4k locally. I would recommend getting a dedicated video card for 4k, but you probably don't need a 1080 like you would for gaming. I think a 1060 would be sufficient for this purpose. Video card will give you a much better picture than on board video as well.
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    Opinion on Vizio TV's

    What's everyone's opinion on Vizio TV's specifically the M series 65" 2018 edition? I've read the reviews and they are good and Vizio seems to be the best bang for the buck. However I've heard the quality control isn't always the greatest at least for previous years. I'm not buying a tv yet, but will be hopefully by the end of the year after I upgrade my sound system for Atmos and 4K shortly. I don't have the biggest budget for a TV and for that reason the Vizio is very attractive since the Rtings review of the M series is extremely close to the Samsung NU8000.
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    HDMI in and out sound bar

    Yes this should work. The video from the Chromecast will go through the HDMI out to the TV and the audio will be put out from the soundbar. No different to how a reciever works in a home theatre.
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    Soundbar VS Surround Speakers

    Ceiling is 8 feet high and the living room is about 20x20. TV is about 12 feet from the couch. The soundbar I am looking at is the HW-K850 and I know I can add wireless surround speakers if I want to. Budget is about $2,500 all in for the TV and upgraded sound system. I'm also looking at the Pioneer VSX932 (huge savings on sale) or Sony STRDH790 along with the Pioneer Atmos bookshelf speakers for the front and the Pioneer SW8MK2 for a subwoofer. Toss up between Samsung 65NU8000 (Package deal with the soundbar) or LG 65UK7700 for TV's. I know the Samsung is a top line model compared to the LG I have picked, but reviews put it close to the same level of quality.
  13. Possibly upgrading my TV to 4K soon and would like an Atmos setup. I won't be installing speakers into the ceiling because I'm renting and don't want to put the money into that. So my options are buying a new receiver and having speakers that will bounce the sound off the ceiling along with the rest of the speakers or an Atmos soundbar. My living room is large and open with the TV and everything setup in a corner on an angle facing the couch directly so a soundbar would be putting out the sound directly to me. Specifically looking at a Samsung 3.1.2 soundbar with wireless subwoofer because I can get it in a bundle deal with a decent Samsung TV. Only downside is only two HDMI in which isn't a huge deal and I'm hoping I could get a splitter for more devices if need be. Thanks for the input.
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    Windows 10 activation codes

    Thanks for the input. Figured they were hit and miss. I'll just get a valid key from Microsoft. Wanting to upgrade one of my PC's from 10 home to pro.
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    Windows 10 activation codes

    I've seen some sites where you can get windows product keys for cheap and want to know if they are actually valid and safe to use.