Originally Posted by Mfusick
I'm pretty much only on PLEX because of the ipad and because my Bro and Mom use it and share my server
How'd you set them up? My in-laws use openelec-PlexHT on a g1610. They already had this in their house as their htpc, so it was easier just to share my library then have them update and add content. The total cost in their build was $50 mid-tower case w/ raidmax psu from fry's, $30AR ECS H61M, $40 G1610, $10 2GB DDR3, $25 Flirc, $15 Patriot Tab USB3.0 16GB. The ram would be double that price now I think.
In some ways, I think they really use it a lot more since they can just use their u-verse remote for everything (switching tv inputs and I also mapped all the XBMC keys to the AUX input on their remote), but the psu is a little noisier than I care for. It's hard to skim under $200 for quality mobo/case/psu. Openelec-PlexHT running just fine with 2GB ram and a g1610 does help, but I think a cheaper solution may be in order for anyone else