Originally Posted by pchannan
Question for mediaportal users
I'm looking to build a server and use media portal as my front end. But I will be moving to a custom built home in 2-3 years which will likely have a crestron HA solution.
I would hate to spend $$$ on all of the server hardware (at least 15 TB) for it to go to waste when I move. Has anyone heard of mediaportal or similar software being integrated into a professional HA system? Or even just a custom built server being integrated?
I have a lot of Blu-ray iso's which I wouldn't want to lose access to.
Pete -- not sure what integration MediaPortal will have with Crestron or other high-end HA solutions.
I integrate Control4 in a lot of my custom homes, and one of my clients is using XMBC which works well with Control4. I am going to visit him in about a week or so, and will let you know how well XBMC is working in his place.
Control4 is also coming out with their own media player (I believe $399 retail) in another month or so, and this device will be able to build your library from different media storage points (Sony bluray jukebox, NAS, etc.) and show cover art on the touchscreens and TV interfaces.
I'm sure Crestron will have something similar shortly.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying MediaPortal on my HTPC and it's connected to both my dedicated home theater and my family room plasma/surround system. The interface and library are amazing!!!