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post #1 of 4 Old 02-19-2014, 01:07 PM - Thread Starter
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Currently use mac mini to serve and playback mkv's

Use ps3 or Xbox or apple tv for Internet streaming

but a media tank with YouTube and Netflix would be a plus


I would like a dedicated streamer box like popcorn hour etc

To stream 30gig mkv files with dts-hd or other hd audio. I want the best playback of audio and video to my system with the least amount of degradation

I tired a couple media tanks 5 years ago and they were difficult to set up with Gui setup.


Is there a tank that is plug and play with a nice interface with cover art and movie info. Similar to what xbmc or plex offers. Just point the box to network folder and it will scan and pull movie data down

I don't want a Windows htpc or other computer based solution

Pch410 looks nice but is the gui better than 5years ago

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PCH a410 has NMJ/Eversion/ and a PLEX app. so you have your pick of 3 different GUIS.


NMJ and PLEX can not be changed while they have different views inside them, Eversion is a skinning engine you can make your own look and feel if you have the time.

here is the UI for A410 in NMJ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrmdhqcTG2k&list=UUY57OQLp3VAno2m3EaJSVVw&feature=c4-overview

plex running on a pch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWU_LLsU5TU

and there are tons of eversion videos on youtube

NMJ is plug and play. You setup your pch to the share then hit red button and it will scan and collect media info itself, You can tweak it using NMJtoolbox from a windows pc. Plex app requires you setup a plex server again very minimal just basic install and point to media then launch plex app on the pch. Eversion/yamj is a very hands on requires a pc to update
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Great I should have mentioned I currently use plex media server and the osx plex app.

Does the plex app on popcorn hour require transcoding or does it play files direct also will I get hd audio out with plex?

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there is zero transcoding. The only downside is if you use external subtitles you have to use a custom config file on the pch to tell it to use samba paths rather then plex http streams but its simple enough and still functions normally,

Also it does not support fling to. so you can load of plex on a tablet and tell it to play on the pch at this time you have to use the tv GUI to navigate
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