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  Reply # 1309645 22-May-2015 07:51
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this thread from the kodi (xbmc) forums may be of use in your decision:

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  Reply # 1310427 23-May-2015 15:14
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Thanks for the link, that was a good read.

Going back to a previous post, would I need a 7.1 mobo if I'm connecting it to my Onkyo NR515 via HDMI (bitstreaming)?

If I bought a 5.1 mobo, added two speakers for a 7.1 setup, would I get 7.1 sound or would the mobo restrict it to 5.1? 



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  Reply # 1310748 24-May-2015 12:06
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Maybe someone with more experience can comment, but i don't think you need to worry about 5.1\7.1 support on mobo as it won't be decoding it. i will say 5.1 bitstreaming works great from my $60 FM1 socket mobo based htpc to yamaha receiver but it's been a while since i set it all up. :) i never did worry about surround sound the mobo supported, it just worked.

edit: take all of the above with a grain of salt as i just did a bit of reading on it all, and am just as confused as when i set it all up, lol. 

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  Reply # 1310778 24-May-2015 13:07
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Ive got a AMD A10-7850K based Mediaportal computer for all of mine.  I found it ran like crap on live streaming still I swapped the 1x4GB of RAM to 2 sticks (running 2x4gb but 2x2gb would have been fine).  With a 128GB SSD and a 4TB drive for storage. I have the same hauppauge card and have found it pretty weak to be honest.  I also have an older ASUS single DVB-T tuner that gives a much more stable signal.  I had an IMON system but ditched that years ago, it just didnt do a very good job.  Now I just have a normal MCE reciever and a Harmony remote.  

My other computer in my bedroom is a Intel NUC DN2820 which is the dual core Celeron with 4GB Ram and a 128gb SSD - it came with a 750GB but I chucked that in an old laptop instead.  I run Win10 along with Kodi on it and have no trouble playing live TV over my network from my MP system.  Only thing it fails on so far is Lightbox - Netflix runs perfectly well on it.  Lightbox is unplayable.  

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  Reply # 1310883 24-May-2015 18:27
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Thanks for the replies.

Sidefx: that's what i was thinking. I did spend quite a bit of time searching for the answer, but wasn't able to get the definitive answer.

Askelon: thanks for the info. So hopefully it was just the RAM and not the cpu.
It's a shame to hear about the tv tuner, I've struggled to find anything else really (homerun looks good but i don't want to plug in another device)

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