Just wondering how others are using their HTPC, maybe I'll get some good ideas for my own. This post isn't about every single plugin you use, just the major ones for content.
I'm using XBMC for local media (movies, tv series, music, emulator games). Content plugins: Free cable, navi-X, hulu, youtube
From 7MC I use boxee and zinctv. I have mediabrowser as a backup to xbmc and it also has my adult videos since MB has parental lock.
XBMC-aeon nox skin.
Under the movie category I added playlists for action, comedy, drama/thriller, I left the genre filter, cinemaexperience, trailers plugin, removed all the other filters.
Added 3D category on mainmenu: submenu (3D movies, 3D animated, 3D documentary)
Added Anime playlist on main menu: submenu (anime movies, anime series)
Under tv category: Added playlists for tv series, and tv specials, left genre filter, will add pseudotv
Added internet tv category on mainmenu: submenu (navi-x plugin, free cable plugin, hulu plugin, youtube)
Added games category to mainmenu which startsup advanced launcher to run emulators for NES, SNES, N64.
Disable: featured, tv guide, images categories from main menu.
Want to modify 7MC. Strip everything out and just have buttons for Boxee, Zinc tv, XBMC, Mediabrowser. Make it a front end to launch my front ends...so to speak. I'll probably leave the live tv even though i'm not using it. And I obviously need to keep the task/settings bar.
Option 2 is to try to figure out how to run boxee and zinc from XBMC using advanced launcher and then add them as favorites to put into my internet tv category.
Option 3 - use XBMC's advance launcher to start 7MC (currently using this method but it's a little clunky so I would prefer option 2).
Need to add grooveshark and pandora to xbmc.
Need to add ps1 and maybe ps2 emu.