Originally Posted by akbungle
Boy I kinda suck at this whole HTPC thing but I bought the Lenovo Q150 D510 about two weeks ago and so far I'm underwhelmed to say the least. As far as I can tell I have updated the drivers on everything I could and, at least in my case, Hulu(standard not plus) looks just okay and Netflix HD steaming stutters and as does youtube HD stuff. A few reviews on newegg are loving it but I'm not liking it much so far. Anyone got some tips for a HTPC newbie I would very much appreciate it.
Seems UPS deliverd my Q150 to the wrong house, neighbor dropped it off after 2. As others have said almost no bloatware on this guy, just Mcafee which I removed. Spent a few hours doing all the windows updates, installed Nortorn for now, Boxee and Damain Tools lite. Screen res is set to 1080p, wired network, boxee works well with standard Def ISO on my WHS. Netflix does not work with boxee, received a message from the netflix server about reduced network bandwith, and the video stops while a status indicator in the back very slowly buffers the movie, but it never starts to play back. Netflix plays fine with in a browser, playing one of their few HD videos now. With boxee I'm getting 2 channel stereo, could be the default setup, If i'm not mistaken Netflix HD is 2 channel stereo, at least that's what the PS3 indicates. I loaded an ISO via damain and played via Media player, video played great, but I still think I'm getting 2 channel stereo but there was a DD logo on the botton left of the screen.
My kid played kidzui for a couple of hours with no issues what so ever and it's all flashed based.
I've not made any changes to the factory defaults, drivers etc. Tomorrow, I will drop the res to 720p and see if that helps with Netflix in boxee. I really would like to use boxee as the default media player. it's the most user friendly, and hopefully the rest of the family can use it.
I've not tried XMBC, and may not anytime soon. I don't have any BD video to test. Oh, and the Q150 does have the old verison of the nvidia adriver, it lenovo's verison but its dated April 2010.