Originally Posted by Hard2Port
Probably a bit off topic but it would be great to see an "Assassin Style" beginners guide to setting up our HTPC once we get it built.
What is everyone else using who have recently built a new HTPC? Any help or pointers would be much appreciated!
This would be really really tough to do. Everyone's setups are so different (AV receivers, tuners vs no tuners, different monitors/HDTVs, speaker configurations, discrete video cards vs no cards, etc etc) that this would be really tough for me to accomplish without constantly trying to help people problem solve their software setups.
I have used XBMC and MB. While XBMC looks a little better and is somewhat faster the simplicity of MB has me hooked. There is a music plug-in for MB that you can use to help with your music. Try both and see which one you like better.