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post #61 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 10:22 PM
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit


2. What platform do you prefer?
d. AMD CPU with integrated ATI graphics card (THIS OPTION IS MISSING)


3. How much RAM do you use?
b. 2GB


4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
f. 3TB - 4TB


5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
h. MPC-HC
i. Other


7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
b. Micro-ATX (DID YOU MEAN HTPC OR CASE?)

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray


10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired


11. How large is your PSU?
d. 380-450 watts


12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device


13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
c. $400 - $500


14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only


15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
d. 4-5 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None
6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
b. Windows 7 64 bit


2. What platform do you prefer?
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card


3. How much RAM do you use?
c. 4GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
e. 3TB - 4TB

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes

8. What size HTPC do you use?
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired

11. How large is your PSU?
e. 450-600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
e. $600 - $800

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
c. 3-4 years

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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years

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I love your idea of doing this!

1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability) (considering Intel for next one though)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No (Looking to upgrade this one to SSD at some point)

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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How's the compilation of the results looking there, assassin?

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How's the compilation of the results looking there, assassin?

Too early.

Only been up a day or 2.

And I thought you were going to do it!
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Haha!!

Too bad it isn't a poll like you first hoped to do..

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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years







Regarding 14: not cutting edge titles
15: because FM1 is a dead end unless I upgrade my A6 to an A8 rather than upgrade to Trinity
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel Use e5400/G45 graphics on this system

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)

d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel Use Core i3 540 on this system

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX (in a tiny low profile case)
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts (PicoPSU)
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500 Originally, but nearly everything was "used goods" from my old main PC. Cost to convert to HTPC was $250 (Video card, case, remote controls)

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years

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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years

I have five HTPCs. These answers reflect my main HTPC.
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other WMC + XBMC

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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1. What operating system do you use?

b. Windows 7 64 bit

2. What platform do you prefer?

e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card

3. How much RAM do you use?

d. 8GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?

b. Yes, SATAIII

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?

b. 64-500GB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?

h. 12TB - 20TB

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?

b. WMC + Media Browser
h. MPC-HC

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes

8. What size HTPC do you use?

c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?

a. Yes, bluray

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?

a. Wired

11. How large is your PSU?

e. 450-600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?

c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?

e. $600 - $800

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?

b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?

b. 2-3 years
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wouldn't it be better to set up an email address for this? Then you could just write a script to parse it...
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wouldn't it be better to set up an email address for this? Then you could just write a script to parse it...

You really think people would take the time to do that?

I am skeptical. But if anyone has a better idea please chime in.
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[Poll not possible for this many questions. Please copy the following and BOLD you answer choice.]

1. What operating system do you use?
b. Windows 7 64 bit


2. What platform do you prefer?
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)

3. How much RAM do you use?
c. 4GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
c. 500GB - 1TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
e. 3TB - 4TB


6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC


7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
b. Micro-ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired

11. How large is your PSU?
c. 120-380 watts


12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
c. $400 - $500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only


15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?

c. 3-4 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other - Boxee

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card[Phenom II 555BE and GT430]
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts[SeaSonic X series SS-400FL Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS GOLD Certified]
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device [HDHomerun Prime + HDHomerun]
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800 [W/HDHomeruns]
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years [Will upgrade this year to AMD Trinity or Intel Ivy Bridge system mostly to reduce power consumption and because I like to build systems]
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years
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I have 3 separate HTPCs, so I'll just answer with quantities:

1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit x 1
b. Windows 7 64 bit x2

c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel
No preference

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB x1
c. 4GB x2

d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII x1
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No x2

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB x3
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX x3
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray x2
b. Yes, DVD x1

c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired x3
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts x2
d. 380-450 watts x1

e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400 x2
c. $400 - $500 x1

d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all
d. Very little, but 1 is capable of modern games, other two not so much

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years

My dual Rythmik Servo sub project (actually quad now, need to update page)
HDM format neutral thanks to the pricing wars of the '07 xmas shopping season :)
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I'm not going to answer all the questions but I will say this. If you don't play games then you might be just as happy with a $150 Boxee Box. I occasionally play games so that's not an option for me, but I do think it's worth consideration.
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Games aren't the only thing Boxee doesn't do, or doesn't do as well, or with as many options as a PC.

My dual Rythmik Servo sub project (actually quad now, need to update page)
HDM format neutral thanks to the pricing wars of the '07 xmas shopping season :)
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I have 2 HTPC clients, and 1 main server, so I will answer for all three. Great questionnaire btw!
2 HTPCs--> A and B, and Server---> C

1. All 3 run Win7 64bit, Server also has Flexraid
2. A and B= Intel i3 2100k w/ AMD 6450, Server= Xeon quad core
3. A and B- 4gb, Server = 16gb
4. No on all
5. A and B= 1tb, server=250gb
6. Server has 16tb (Flexraid)
7. A and B = WMC+ Media Browser
8. Very! Uncompressed Audio and Video is of utmost importance!
9. A and B= micro ATX, C= 4u w server class MB
10. A = BD/ HDDVD combo drive, B= none, c=none
11. whole home CAT6a netowrk, 2 drops per room
12. A and B= 350w, C= 3x500w zippy emacs (redundancy)
13. A and B= yes, C= holds HD Media
14. 400-500
15. no
16. 2-3 years
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit



2. What platform do you prefer?
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card


3. How much RAM do you use?
c. 4GB


4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII


5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
e. 2TB - 3TB


5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
j. More than 30TB


6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
i. Other: SageTV

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes


8. What size HTPC do you use?
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray & HDDVD


10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired


11. How large is your PSU?
e. 450-600 watts


12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a satellite STB and component capture device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device



13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
e. $600 - $800


14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming



15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
b. 2-3 years
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Interested in seeing the breakdown of the following at AVS. Maybe we can repeat this a few times a year to see what people are using...

BTW --- This is NOT meant to start a war of A is better than B. Please reserve that for the numerous other threads here at AVS.

[Poll not possible for this many questions. Please copy the following and BOLD you answer choice.]

1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years

This applies to our "main" HTPC
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1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bit
b. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
e. Linux
f. Other

2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
f. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
h. Other AMD
i. Other Intel

3. How much RAM do you use?
a. 1GB
b. 2GB
c. 4GB
d. 8GB
e. 16GB
f. 32GB

4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIII
c. No

5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
b. 64-500GB
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TB
e. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB

5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
a. 80-500GB
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TB
i. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
k. None

6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
b. WMC + Media Browser
c. XBMC
d. Plex
e. JRiver
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
h. MPC-HC
i. Other

7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What size HTPC do you use?
a. Mini-ITX
b. Micro-ATX
c. Full ATX

9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVD
c. No

10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected

11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 watts
d. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts

12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
c. No

13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400
c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500

14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gaming
c. No, none at all

15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 years
e. 5-10 years

Assassin - you been plugging this on the MB website - surprised I must say at the WMC/MB numbers
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Assassin - you been plugging this on the MB website - surprised I must say at the WMC/MB numbers

Nope. I think there is a lot of interesting data here.
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1. What operating system do you use?
b. Windows 7 64 bit
2. What platform do you prefer?
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
3. How much RAM do you use?
c. 4GB
4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
b. Yes, SATAIII
5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
g. 8TB - 12TB
6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMC
7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?
a. Yes
8. What size HTPC do you use?
b. Micro-ATX
9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?
a. Wired - over electrical
11. How large is your PSU?
c. 120-380 watts
12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?
a. Yes, with a cablecard device
13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
c. $400 - $500
14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
c. No, none at all
15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
b. 2-3 years

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