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Topic # 114494 21-Feb-2013 13:38 Send private message

anyone have an Arctic HTPC

I discovered them on openelec.tv homepage, the only model I could find with a AU plug was a MC001-E Barebone PC.  Doesn't come with HDD or RAM, but shipped to NZ at USD$194 so all up around NZD$232 + cost of HDD and RAM.

does come with a built in DVB-T tuner, I wouldn't use this but nice to have and others would use this.

thinking about getting one, i have an ouya coming in april, which is half the price, but err might be better, since its a full computer but one designed for a HTPC.

sadly has a power brick and no built in power supply though.

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  Reply # 767073 21-Feb-2013 14:29 Send private message

I like. Looks nice.




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  Reply # 775561 6-Mar-2013 11:06 Send private message

Would be borderline/not fast enough for live 1080i decoding (dependent on your media centre), so wouldn't recommend this for live TV in NZ.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 16TB HDD / MediaPortal 1.11
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
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  Reply # 775566 6-Mar-2013 11:09 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Would be borderline/not fast enough for live 1080i decoding (dependent on your media centre), so wouldn't recommend this for live TV in NZ.


Yeah pity.  Pity you can't get similar with an A6/8/10 or i3/5 CPU.




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NextPVR Based HTPC:

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual DVB-T Tuner, NextPVR, Plex Plugin 
Clients:
Popcorn Hour A-100, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 7 Ultimate Host (Plex Server)
3x2TB, 1x3TB, 1x4TB + 1x1.5TB using DriveBender, VMWare Workstation 10 with 1xW7, 2xW2k3 1xUbuntu 11.10 Desktop, 1xWHS2011, Plex, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex

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