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Today i have Xtreamer Prodigy and i'm using it for 1080 movies, 3D movies and Flac files.
To be honest i'm not satisfied with this product (i have it almost 3 years), and i would like to upgrade this to some Hi End Media Streamer with a budget of 700 euros.
I tried to search in the internet and i didn't find something good that can cover all this in Hi End product.
I found only Dune HD Base 3d, but i don't know what are the reviews on this product....
Can you please help me to choose the best solution for my needs.
Dune is good.
Actually mede8er, oppo, dune are all good.
Here are others.
A computer vs. a streaming box is usually the main debate. Every streaming box (Dune/medi8er/netgear/wdtv. etc) all have their own pro's/cons. Building a dedicated pc to use as a HTPC (which you could definitely do with that budget) is arguably is the best route to go especially if you can't live with the shortcomings of the media streamers. However, this carries the extra burden of spending the time that usually comes with tinkering/maintaining a computer.
Oh, and welcome to the forums.
Many thanks John for the detailed answer!
The things i do not like about my streamer Prodigy are:
1. The LAN is too slow 10/100 so when i'm downloading movies it is taking too much time to copy them to the streamer.
2. The prodigy gui is too slow.....
3. While you watch a movies and wants to stop or move forward it is too slow again....
4. The audio is not sufficient from my side, that's why i'm looking for some high end streamer
5. Prodigy not supporting all subtitles, sometime it is not presenting the subtitles even i'm selecting them....
6. 3D is not working so well...
and i have more... but these are the main pain points.
Regarding NUC, is there a high end for audio and video including 3D and some up-scaling the video 4K....
In terms of high end audio and video, what exactly are you looking for? Haswell can bitstream HD audio and reports say 24p the best yet on a PC. Here are some good perpectives from AnandTech http://www.anandtech.com/show/7007/intels-haswell-an-htpc-perspective
If you are looking for powerful custom video scaling and rendering you need a dedicated graphics card on a PC, which won't fit in a NUC.
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Thanks for the info!
Since i'm listening to FLAC audio that connect to DAC Magic Cambridge, i want to make sure i have high quality with the audio.
And regarding the video, i want to make sure the video will present in high quality more than the Prodigy, and of course the ability of 3D etc'.
The size is not the issue, but simplicity is important since i'm not the only one who will use this...
BTW- i saw the prices of the motherboard & the CPU that were mention above, and this is more that the budget i have...
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But if people like to transcode their movies and stream them to every device in the house, I would say Plex is the most popular.
Let's says that i would like to go with HTPC, which processor, audio card, video card, keyboard & mouse you're recommended if i would like to install XBMC and to support 4K and if possible to be able to do upscalling.
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