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Topic # 147201 12-Jun-2014 11:42
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Hi. 
I've been trying to figure out a new motherboard/processor combo to upgrade my media centre/PVR.
Really open to recommendation or a starting point on brand/chipset/graphics.

Currently use NextPVR and I have a dual Hauppauge DVB-T tuner.
Local storage for recordings, but any other videos are stored on the network.

My unit currently has a 
Asus E35M1-M Motherboard with AMD Hudson M1 Processor.  4Gb ram.  Works a treat for playback and recording Freeview, and playing any avi / mkv, etc I have, but now I'm thinking it would be great to upgrade it and have it cope with transcoding as well.

It's a fanless board which is great, but my case does have a PSU fan, so not totally silent - which doesn't bother me too much.

Any ideas appreciated :)

Cheers
DJ



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  Reply # 1064000 12-Jun-2014 12:37
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I've got an A6 AMD APU in my PVR...successfully handles transcoding of DVB-T recordings for Roku/Apple TV and IOS devices (the iphone probably needing the most transcoding...the rest probably only require remuxing).

This is transcoding via plex - which uses CPU not GPU based encoding.





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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