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  Reply # 674120 19-Aug-2012 00:22 Send private message

I'd recommend win7 media centre or mediaportal. Win7 Media centre being the easier of the two to setup, however it has less features.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 22TB Storage / MediaPortal 1.12
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
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  Reply # 674126 19-Aug-2012 06:42 Send private message

I'll be happy if it can record a series, and wake up itself up/ go back to sleep afterwards. Having looked at some of the software you guys have recommended, a lot of them deal with clashes and back to back programmes than the sky box!




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HTPC: Antec NSK2480B case, AMD A4-5300 CPU, Asus F2A85-M LE mobo, WD Caviar Green 64Mb 2TB HDD, HD Homerun, Win7 Home Premium, RAM 1600Mhz 4Gb.
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  Reply # 674132 19-Aug-2012 07:50 Send private message

turb: I'll be happy if it can record a series, and wake up itself up/ go back to sleep afterwards. Having looked at some of the software you guys have recommended, a lot of them deal with clashes and back to back programmes than the sky box!
Have never tried series record but  I can set a program to record then I turn it off with the remote,  The htpc wakes up records the program and then goes back to sleep afterwards




HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi


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