Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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- Why should I get a Home Theater PC / Living Room PC?
- How much is shipping?
- Where do you ship?
- How long does shipping take?
- Who is your shipping carrier?
- What are your accepted payment methods?
- Can I incorporate my own components into my system?
- How long does it take until I get my system?
- How easy is it to upgrade components?
- Where else can I buy your products?
- Can I have a specific component that is not listed in your configurator?
- How much does a fully assembled system weigh?
- Can I operate the LEET in a closed cabin?
- How is your system connected to my screen/TV?
- What sound cnnectors does your LEET system have?
- Why is your product called LEET? What does LEET mean?
- Why are you using exclusively WD Red hard drives?
- What is the STEIGER DYNAMICS LEET?
- What is the LEET for?
- What functionalities does the LEET combine?
- Why would I use your system as a replacement for a NAS as a NAS is way more efficient and draws less power?
- How do you recommend to configure storage drives?
Why should I get a Home Theater PC / Living Room PC?
While there are a lot of decent options for TV-connected streamers, media players and set-top boxes, an HTPC is the only platform that can do it all and can do it better.
Based on Windows 10 and the PC platform, HTPCs are not only the most powerful and versatile of all media players and gaming devices but also the common denominator for every single streaming and gaming service worldwide. No other platform gets even close.
Audio: Lossless, bitstreaming through HDMI is the standard option. Optical or coax SPDIF 5.1, analog 7.1 (124 dB SNR), and up to 390 channel cards with MADI/MIDI/AES/EBU connector available optional. All lossless and high-res audio formats supported, including FLAC, Apple lossless, Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X.
Video: 1080p/4K/8K resolutions up to 120 Hz/fps*, 24 Hz movie playback supported. All lossless and high-res video and streaming formats supported (incl. 4K Netflix*, 4K Blu-ray*, .mkv, 3D Blu-ray, etc). We are also utilizing MadVR and NVIDIA DSR with the full graphics performance of our system to substantially improve picture quality, detail, and smoothness of 720p, 1080p, and 4K content. No other media player has the performance to do that.
Disc playback: Audio CD, DVD, Blu-ray, 3D-Bluray, 4K Blu-ray* supported.
Gaming: native 1080p/4K/8K in ultra-quality settings with Anti-Aliasing at 60 Hz/fps and higher. In comparison: Blockbuster games on the current console struggle with producing 30 Hz/fps at a 1080p resolution and have to be upscaled to 1080p and 4K. This is while using substantially lower detail and graphics settings compared to the HTPC.
Media Server: Our systems store up to 100 TeraByte (100.000 GB) of data, in RAIDed or non-RAIDed storage configurations and work as media server and player at the same time. They can also be accessed from abroad via internet, through the local network and from any other PC, laptop, tablet, or phone as well as through DLNA capable devices.
Desktop PC replacement: Our systems can fully replace your desktop PC setup and many of our customers are using our systems that way.
Workstation usage: We have plenty of professionals using our systems for freelance or home office work on their TV. A good 4K TV has the color gamut and accuracy of professional monitors and works perfectly for all creative and design tasks.
*May exclude some configurations
How much is shipping?
Please see: http://www.steigerdynamics.com/support-shipping
Where do you ship?
We ship worldwide. Please see: http://www.steigerdynamics.com/support-shipping for more details.
How long does shipping take?
Usually US: 2-5 business days. International: 4-7 business days.
Who is your shipping carrier?
Fedex. We can also accomodate other delivery carriers on special request.
What are your accepted payment methods?
Check, Wire transfer, Paypal, all major Credit Cards
Can I incorporate my own components into my system?
Please provide us with a detailed list of components you would like us to integrate and we will let you know which components will work. We do not offer any warranty on components provided by customers. Also, if customer provided components cause consecutive faults for other components, this is not covered by our warranty.
How long does it take until I get my system?
Depending on our internal capacity utilization between 5 (express and stock option only) and 15 business days.
How easy is it to upgrade components?
All components are standard ATX PC specificications and easily upgradable.
Where else can I buy your products?
So far we only distribute our products directly through our website.
Can I have a specific component that is not listed in your configurator?
We are happy to incorparate any components available on the market and technically feasable. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does a fully assembled system weigh?
Depending on the configuration between 28 and 65 pounds.
Can I operate the LEET in a closed cabin?
We recommend to provide sufficient air flow to allow for proper system cooling. Please contact us in case you are not sure if your furniture setup is sufficient.
How is your system connected to my screen/TV?
The system is connected via an included high-quality DVI-HDMI 1.4a adapter cable. DVI and HDMI use the exact same standard which allows for lossless adaption of connectors.
What sound cnnectors does your LEET system have?
The system is ideally connected via an included high-quality DVI-HDMI 1.4a adapter cable for lossless bitstreamed Audio. DVI and HDMI use the exact same standard which allows for lossless adaption of connectors. All systems furthermore include an optical S/PDIF and 6 analog 3.5 mm outs.
Why is your product called LEET? What does LEET mean?
LEET is derived from...
Why are you using exclusively WD Red hard drives?
1) Silence 2) Low heat output and power consumption 3) 24/7 operability in a server enviornment
What is the STEIGER DYNAMICS LEET?
The LEET is an HTPC that combines home server functionality with a media center. It allows UltraHD audio and video, and highest quality gaming.
What is the LEET for?
Enjoy full HD audio and video, and highest quality gaming in your living room.
What functionalities does the LEET combine?
1) Home Server 2)Media Center 3)Gaming Console
Why would I use your system as a replacement for a NAS as a NAS is way more efficient and draws less power?
Actually, with our overall configurations, the LEET is more efficient and draws less power
How do you recommend to configure storage drives?
Windows Storage Spaces Parity - RAID 5