Will report back either way.
I know I already answered this but I thought I would post an image for future reference. It's a USB 2.0 drive attached to an i3. There are three recordings and one Xbox extender. As you can see not really a challenge... the tuners are networked HDHomeRuns on the same Gigabit switch.
What is the max bitrate for a TV/Cable recording? Isn't it something like 20mbps? That is only 2.5 MEGABYTES which is nothing for a hard drive. Even if your external hard drive that can only write at 10MB you could theoretically record 4 shows.
DIY Sound Group: Information and Tips
I posted images showing a few of my locals here...
This post at PC Perspective has a chart with prices. I'm trying set something up with the basic purpose of replacing two Comcast DVR's with an HTPC + HD Homerun Prime. Planning on WMC and using the Assassin HTPC blogs as a guide.
Seem like a NUC would have plenty of processing power, but what about storage? I just need something to store recorded TV programs--no big video collection.
So just wondering whether I should pursue this, or concentrate on something more conventional?
TIA for any pointers.
Stephen T. Porter
April 18, 2014 | 03:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)
Do not buy for HTPC because of audio bug. Intel has a beta driver that seems to work at the moment. This bug has plagued the NUC for almost a year now. You can read all about it at https://communities.intel.com/thread/41853?start=45&tstart=0
Issue is if you have the NUC running and the tv/receiver is turned off for a period of time then you turn it back on, the NUC does not have sound until you reboot.
I checked the referenced thread and there does seem to be a fix for it now.
Stephen T. Porter
So, I am ready to pull the trigger on a build using this very NUC, intending to run XBMC on Windows 8.1 PRO, mainly for local streaming from NAS, web streaming including NETFLIX, and web browsing. But, I'm a little concerned because the RAM and SSD I have chosen are not on the compatibility list. Does any one have any thoughts on this build:
NUC: Intel DC3217IYE HD 4000 Graphics
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Cas Latency 9 1.35V Dual Channel Kit F3-1600C9D-8GRSL
SSD: Intel 530 80GB SSDMCEAW080A401
and a power cord, all for CDN $ 495 including shipping and taxes, from newegg.ca (I would insert the links if I was allowed to do so).
And those prices sound high but pretty much everything in Canda costs more than in US so I understand.
That NUC here is $253, the 8GB of 1.5v G.Skill memory is $60, and the Intel 530 msata ssd is $70.
Last edited by lulimet; 12-26-2014 at 02:49 PM.
Is there any advantage, one way or the other, to go with a single 8GB stick versus two 4GB sticks? I went with dual channel for whatever speed increase it might offer, but does one configuration us less power, or generate less heat, than the other?
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Cas Latency 9 1.5V Dual Channel Kit F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ
So, with the new RAM (and I hope I can now supply links), the build is:
NUC: Intel DC3217IYE HD 4000 Graphics http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-002-_-Product
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Cas Latency 9 1.5V Dual Channel Kit F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231472
SSD: Intel 530 80GB SSDMCEAW080A401 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820167196
Look okay? Is that a decent SSD?