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Master Geek


  # 179156 20-Nov-2008 23:25
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Well would think Asus and their distributers are such as Ingram Micro but not too sure, we got ours from PB Tech.

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  # 179159 20-Nov-2008 23:39
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That asus pc is too slow for freeview and mediaportal.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
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
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


 
 
 
 


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  # 184001 14-Dec-2008 12:17
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Have you considered the AppleTV. I know that some on this forum may not agree but I have been running the AppleTV with XBMC installed and this solution runs perfectly for me. I can access iTunes as well as stream and play all of the content on my PC. XBMC is an excellent media player that runs native on the AppleTV and will play all file formats that I throw at it. I realise there are limitations however the benfits outweigh the downside for me so far, and the AppleTV has HDMI and Component output as standard. I play content on both my Sony 46" LCD and a Panasonic HD Projector. BB

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  # 184046 14-Dec-2008 16:27
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My worry with the Mac, after reading some posts elsewhere and some reviews, is that it might be hard to get a good resolution on an LCD tv. But I have to read up on that. Also it doesn't offer any tv card options, whereas the HP has one built in.

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There are usb tuner cards out there for the mac, without pointing out specific websites just do a google for mac mini HTPC, there are a lot of people out there using them



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Geek


  # 184088 14-Dec-2008 18:19
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beaglenz: Have you considered the AppleTV. I know that some on this forum may not agree but I have been running the AppleTV with XBMC installed and this solution runs perfectly for me. I can access iTunes as well as stream and play all of the content on my PC. XBMC is an excellent media player that runs native on the AppleTV and will play all file formats that I throw at it. I realise there are limitations however the benfits outweigh the downside for me so far, and the AppleTV has HDMI and Component output as standard. I play content on both my Sony 46" LCD and a Panasonic HD Projector. BB


Thanks for the suggestion. I have considered it, but it would still require me to keep my laptop running the whole time, which I rather wouldn't...

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  # 184343 15-Dec-2008 17:40
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Takuan:
beaglenz: Have you considered the AppleTV. I know that some on this forum may not agree but I have been running the AppleTV with XBMC installed and this solution runs perfectly for me. I can access iTunes as well as stream and play all of the content on my PC. XBMC is an excellent media player that runs native on the AppleTV and will play all file formats that I throw at it. I realise there are limitations however the benfits outweigh the downside for me so far, and the AppleTV has HDMI and Component output as standard. I play content on both my Sony 46" LCD and a Panasonic HD Projector. BB


Thanks for the suggestion. I have considered it, but it would still require me to keep my laptop running the whole time, which I rather wouldn't...


I'm not sure why you feel you wold need to have you laptop running all the time. You could connect an external hard drive to the AppleTV if you want additional storage.

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