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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 549772 25-Nov-2011 09:17
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Intel i7
6GB DDR3 Ram
2.5TB HDD (3x500GB 1x1TB)
Hauppauge HVR2200
Nvidia GTX260
DVD (No BluRay yet)

Sony Bravia 40" HDMI-HDMI
Sky Box

Sony Bravia 32"
HDMI - Ethernet Cable - HDMI
Remote controled via Galaxy s Android app (myRemote)

Garage: (for when I'm working hard)
Crappy Old TV
LinkSys Media Extender (No HDTV) 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 549842 25-Nov-2011 10:47
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My HTPC - Case Antec Fusion Remote, MOBO Intel DH67BLB3, CPU Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz, RAM 8GB  DDR3 1333, HDD 120Gig Corsair Force Series 3 SSD system | WD Caviar Black 2TB data, Tuners Black Gold BGT3595 dual DVB-S/S2, dual DVB-T, Video nVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024MB, Sound Intel® High Definition Audio (onboard), OS Windows 7 x64

My HTPC - Case Antec Fusion Remote, MOBO Intel DH67BLB3, CPU Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz, RAM 8GB  DDR3 1333, HDD 120Gig Corsair Force Series 3 SSD system | WD Caviar Black 2TB data, Tuners Black Gold BGT3595 dual DVB-S/S2, dual DVB-T, Video nVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024MB, Sound Intel® High Definition Audio (onboard), OS Windows 7 x64


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Master Geek

  Reply # 549846 25-Nov-2011 11:01
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At the cheaper end - Compaq d510 with P4 2.4, 1Gb Ram, 6200AGP, dual nova-s cards, mediaportal. Works perfectly as a torrent box and HTPC.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 549865 25-Nov-2011 11:31
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you guys have some really cool setups lol.
Im nearly ready to show you my pics but my setup is not the latest and flashes but I will get there. It works thought and it looks awesome |HD.


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 550074 25-Nov-2011 17:31
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Hi guys i manage to make a little youtube clip to show you my HTPC and my HDTV antenna I know is not the latest but I really like it. Post yours if you wanto.

here is the youtube link




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  Reply # 552905 2-Dec-2011 23:19
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Core i3-2100 with 8TB in it. Using integrated graphics via HDMI.

XBMC running on top of Arch Linux w/ GNOME Shell.

40" Sony Bravia
2x PS3
MySky HDi
Big Honkin' Amp for parties (On the left)

Very happy with my setup, HTPC is hooked to TV via HDMI for movies/tv series and via audio jack to the party box for music.
PS3s is because I live with my friend. There is another PS3 down the hall :p


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 552913 2-Dec-2011 23:33
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beaverusiv what a sweet setup. the entertainers dream TV/Theatre/Consoles and Parties amp... LOL nice


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  Reply # 552914 2-Dec-2011 23:36
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Thanks :) Our neighbours hate it :p

 I still haven't decided on a remote for it yet. Atm I just switch my wireless mouse/kb over. I want something that has a keyboard. I was looking at those ones that have a qwerty on one side and a remote on the other, but I don't want to spend ridiculous amounts on one.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 553023 3-Dec-2011 11:13
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a remote is a must it makes things so easy and wireless mouse and keyboard for gaming or twitter..

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  Reply # 553106 3-Dec-2011 15:18
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Yeah, might just see what basic remote I can get and then just use my m/kb when I need to. Most things are done by SSH anyway, like torrents and updates.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 553224 3-Dec-2011 19:49
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I spent such a lot of effort on getting our media situation down to the single remote control and none of that switching to AV1 crap.
Everything menu driven, watch a channel record the other channel. Volume controls the amp. Everything just sweet as.

Somehow I got a Nintendo Wii for my birthday.
*sigh* 6 remote controls with cords everywhere and special steps to switching from HDMI to AV1.
Even though some of the games are fun, I want to throw it away so much.

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  Reply # 553252 3-Dec-2011 20:30
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Been there, lol. I reeeally am gunning for Sky to be turned off. We only use it for Trackside.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 553310 3-Dec-2011 23:25
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Skytv just for trackside... what about getting Freeview |HD and full control with your remote it is so easy to setup with WMC. After using HTPC I never looked back to the old setup.

Im gonna add a PS3 to my media center so I can play blu-ray 


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  Reply # 553313 3-Dec-2011 23:40
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I want to, not my house/account so in the end it stays. I don't pay for it so I'm all sweet. I do want to go to Freeview and record onto PC or a HDD recorder that's gathering dust at my parent's place.

(My friend is a jockey who records his races he rides in)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 554427 6-Dec-2011 12:55
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Silverstone Crown CW02 case
Asus P5Q-L main board
Intel Dual core E8400 3.0GHz CPU
Thermalright Ultra120-Extreme Passive CPU Cooler
Blackgold BTG3540 6in1 TV Tuner & Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE Edition
Asus EN9600GT-Silent Passive GPU
4GB Supertalent DDR2 800 RAM
64GB SSD for OS
1TB TV recording
6 TB for media library
LiteOn DH-401S BD/DVD/CD reader
Corsair HX-520w PSU
1 single Noctua Silent Case fan
Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Media Desktop
Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote 
Logitech Wireless Rumblepad 2
Customised Windows 7 Media Center x64, Customised MediaBrowser & Arcsoft Total Media Theatre
Pioneer amp & 42" Panasonic LCD TV (can't remember model numbers)
5.1 JBW speakers w/ Sony sub
Silver Pace Sky decoder w/IR blaster

Fair bit of that kit is quite old now, but is still working fine so no need to fix it if it aint broke. Swapping the OS & software to an SSD was a win though.

Will upgrade some more once I have bought a new TV.

Would never go back to not having an HTPC...

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