As for specks, I'm using latest WP, and this theme:
Please note that this theme comes with Nivo/Flex slider built into it, it is not just the normal plug in. However, because it wasn't even loading images in the settings, I deactivated it and removed the php code from the home.php template and put easing slider in it's place.
My test site is here: http://slc.jhatestsite.info/
Thanks in advance, really appreciate any help.