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Topic # 245414 2-Feb-2019 13:40
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Ok there are or were a couple of NUCs being sold on geekzone




And i am looking for a box that will show everything i want, as in Netflix/Amazon/ TVNZ/ChoiceTV without having to faff around with multiple different boxes, all the aforementioned services run on Windows 10 so i was wondering would a NUC be fine to run them on, i have no interest in 4K video just the bog standard whatever it is i currently get







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  Reply # 2171788 2-Feb-2019 13:42
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It would be, depending on your expectations of how to control it. Would you be happy using a wireless keyboard/mouse?

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  Reply # 2171796 2-Feb-2019 14:21
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Yes, very good. 


I was using a nuc for a long time,  but moved to an asrock deskmini which is very similar. 


For input I use a microsoft wireless keyboard with built in trackpad. 


Make sure the nuc supports your video requirements, eg, I need 4k 60p, but some nucs my only output up to 4k 30p. 


For movie playback,  I use vlc or plex. VLC is more reliable. 


You also need to enabe hardware video decoding on vlc (built into intel graphics), otherwise you'll get choppy playback on ultraHD. 



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