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Old 12-11-2012, 03:55 PM - Thread Starter
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So my HTPC is build is complete. Finished it this past saturday. Now I am in the process of giving it that sex appeal with Media Browser and hence why I am here. I noticed that they were several themes, theme bundles and I guess there called "plugins" I can purchase that I can by to improve the experience. I was just curious as to what are some of the more popular options that folks purchase and why? Are some better than others. Lastly just some good old advice from those who use this alot.

Can anyone recommend where I can get an IR dongle for my HTPC. I already have a Harmony 650, (BTW I purchased this from BB last year Christmans for $39.99 today BB is selling it for $99.99) so just need something that will work well with it.

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Buy a MCE remote from amazon or newegg to snag the dongle. Should be less than $20. I picked mine up on sale for $9.

I use Diamond theme. It is one of the free ones and I like it.

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So my HTPC is build is complete. Finished it this past saturday. Now I am in the process of giving it that sex appeal with Media Browser and hence why I am here. I noticed that they were several themes, theme bundles and I guess there called "plugins" I can purchase that I can by to improve the experience. I was just curious as to what are some of the more popular options that folks purchase and why? Are some better than others. Lastly just some good old advice from those who use this alot.
Can anyone recommend where I can get an IR dongle for my HTPC. I already have a Harmony 650, (BTW I purchased this from BB last year Christmans for $39.99 today BB is selling it for $99.99) so just need something that will work well with it.
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I purchase the Coverart. It's worth it IMO.
I use Chocolate (FREE) I actually just like plain old CASE ART setting. Looks great to me. Then set it 320 size and coverflow inside mediabrowser.

Start with that. I think Assassin has that in his guides.

+1 on the Dongle. Watch for a newegg deal on the cheapo remote that comes with it and just toss the remote or use for a second back up. It's available often under $15.

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