100% htpc use since 2009; single box for everything.
Windows 7 MC
hdhomerun (dual OTA)
I might add dish network 211K receiver with a hauppauge colossus to the mix soon.
Originally Posted by potts.mike
Anyone have any trouble with the network adapter? The machine was working fine network wise but I did a fresh install of windows when I upgraded to an SSD and now the nix doesn't show up in device...
Originally Posted by sriramc
Got rid of dish network a year ago & went OTA + internet. We don't miss it, especially since we save $1000 a year. 80% of what we watch, is on the locals, rest 20% is on hulu and netflix. I also...
Cat 5e/6 Ethernet will give you a good base for a good HD streaming setup. Wireless n, powerline etc are a crapshoot, no guarantees.
Its also worth considering an xbox 360 as an extender and hide the old pc in the closet for just...
Originally Posted by stealthbomber
How about moving the control and display onto an iPad or Android? There are a few remote control solutions for them.
I second that. For eg. Itunes on the pc can be controlled with the...
Servers can do many things without putting a burden on an htpc....
An htpc as a client pc is generally smaller & more power efficient, since most of the storage disks are moved away from it. Unlimited storage expansion is desirable,...