Connecting Samsung Smart TV to speakers

Few months ago I bought new Samsung smart TV with 43” UHD screen. It’s for small room. Big was my surprise if I found out that it’s not so easy to connect this very smart device to regular speakers as there’s no analog audio output. After visit to local electronics and audio shop my problem got solved. Here’s how to make Samsung Smart TV works with external speakers.

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Plex behind IIS reverse proxy

Plex Media Server is ideal free replacement for out-dated Microsoft home media stack. To be honest it’s even more powerful and has some nice features we only dreamed about back in days. One example: remote access to home media. Plex in home network can be available also from public internet and this blog post covers some scenarios where Plex is running behing IIS reverse-proxy.

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Boosting performance of Asus RT-N66U

Over time my home network has grown and years are changed also the habits of consuming media at home. When I bought Asus RT-N66U some years ago it was well performing home router. Now came the point when continuing the old way was not an option anymore as things were degraded a lot. Performance boost was needed and here is what I did to get my veteran router back on track.

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Windows Installer and Extensibility.dll

Windows Installer is one of my favorite problem childs – of course, when it has mysteriuos problems. I found a problem when installing Outlook add-in on machine that has no extensibility features installed on it. Something was missing and installer gave me the famous “Unable to get installer types” error. After pointless waste of time tracing installer and checking its logs I checked out what’s going on in file system.

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