I have been using WMC for several years on a single tv. I have moved into a new house and want to be able to stream to several tvs off of a media server.
My current htpc is an old pentium 4 and have used a ceton infinttv. I recently sold this, and have bought a hdhomerun prime.
I have a cableone cable card, for hd tv. I dont plan on getting any premium channels like hbo. I have a 1 gb wired ethernet.
What I want to do is to stream live tv and movie rips to at least two tvs and to other pc laptops and an ipad.
My plan is turn the pentium 4 into a server and put whs 2011 on it as well as flex raid.
I have bought this: Gigabyte BRIX Intel HM77 Mini Booksize Barebone System - Black (GB-XM12-3227) with a 128 ssd and 4 gb of ram.
I plan on taking the win 7 license from the old htpc and putting it on this new gigabyte system and putting whs 2011 on the old htpc
So my question is:
For the dvr, do I use the gigabyte htpc to record and then save the files on the server, because WHS doesnt have wmc.... Or should I keep WIndows 7 on the server and record on the server and just stream out to the gigabyte htpc. I have no idea how to use VM on whs
I plan on upgrading the server either immediately or in the next few months to a :
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -75
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz -200
If I upgrade the server now, and keep win 7 on the server, is the gigabyte htpc overkill? Could I use a roku box or some software solution on my panasonic st50 tv dlna to stream live tv from the server to the tv'S instead of this gigabyte htpc?
I have not tried plex or serviio so I am unsure of what they are capable of doing.
So what would you do? Thanks for the advice.