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post #211 of 1040
Thread Starter 
post #212 of 1040

is that a movie or a screensaver?

if a screensaver...which one?! that's a good idea i never thought of
post #213 of 1040
Thats actually a movie. Its "The Matrix", you know the part where Neo and Trinity go into the building to save Morpheus.
post #214 of 1040
Originally Posted by evilBrad View Post

is that a movie or a screensaver?

if a screensaver...which one?! that's a good idea i never thought of

Turn in your geek card.
post #215 of 1040
Originally Posted by getnate12345 View Post

Turn in your geek card.

my kindergarden teacher said i was a geek she didn't give me a card to prove it, though my job does that

here's mine

notice the nifty fireplace screen saver i found.....don't have a fireplace, guess this is the next best thing

Samsung 52 inch DLP

VMC - Ultimate
Intel 3.2ghz hyperthreading processor
2gb RAM
on board video card.....(sucks but no AGP slot on the motherboard)
Optical Sound

computer is behind the TV because i don't want to waste money on something no one needs to see
Also network it to my office computer for a more centralized downloading/media hosting center which makes it so i never have to touch the HTPC, and if i do i usually just remote desktop to it to perform maintenance

RCA AV Sound System (ran all the back speaker wires through the celing, and the cat5 to run the network)
Comcast HD box
Phillips HDMI DVD player
Logitech Harmony 880 (powers everything but the kitchen sink, even light dimmer)

wii (which we use often)

Gibson Les Paul
Digitech RP 100
Hooked into the Audio of computer and Fender Practice AMP
No Name Acoustic

and Xmas tree I chopped myself
post #216 of 1040
bump for a great thread!
post #217 of 1040
Thread Starter 
this needs a major bump and new htpc pic uploads
post #218 of 1040
My cabinet isn't sexy enough, but I'll show it anyway.

40" Samsung
Moneual Moncaso 312B HTPC case
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
Logitech diNovo Keyboard

I'm planning on getting a Yamaha RX-V565 receiver but haven't decided on the speakers yet. Maybe I'll get new cabinet soon too.

post #219 of 1040
11th floor condo in the washington DC area. Basic set up:

1. Sony Vaio TP 20E (DVD, Blu Ray, xbox drive for HD DVD), Vista Media Center with Netflix, Cable card. Can play all region disks.

2. Apple TV (you can see it sticking out slightly from the top of the shelf)

3. Pioneer 151FD 60 inch calibrated plasma. sitting distance is around 9-10 ft away from the screen.

4. Bose Lifestyle 48 streaming to 2 bedrooms, 1 study, 2 bathrooms and patio (inside glass cabinet)

5. Cox HD DVR (not used much). Also behind glass cabinet below TV

6. LG BH 200 DVD/Blu Ray player . Also behind glass cabinet and seldom used.

* glass cabinet has a couple of Antec laptop usb cooling fans that run off of the cable box usb power.

7. 1TB Vaio Media Server inside the glass cabinet.

8.. Harmony 1000 remote controls everything (includes 2 rf extenders. one set for the TV and everything in the glass cabinet and another for the apple TV and Vaio)

9. Monster power conditioner.

Usage pattern: 40% Netflix streaming, 20% Blu Ray, 20% DVD (mostly region 2), 5% Hulu, 10% Apple TV, 5% Cable....
post #220 of 1040

Contains this...

And produces this...

Intel i7 Stock clocks
X58 Intel OEM board
Gigabyte HD 4350 factory overclocked to 650mhz
SoundBlaster Extreme audio
3x2GB Crucial
3x1GB whatever Gateway sticks in their machines.
1TB Western Digital drive salvaged from a My Book
all crammmed in a slightly crispy former FX6800 case
Vista 64-bit running VMC with Media Browser plugin.

Connected to a Samsung 55" via DVI to HDMI cable, audio over optical to my Onkyo, netwroked to almost 2TB of movies and music.
This is the computer that I salvaged from the house fire, and it is rockin fast still. Still debating whether I am going to buy a case, or build one. I have a really nice piece of mahogany sitting at our shop, so it might be a custom job. Will post pics once it is completely finished
post #221 of 1040
After completing my AMD 5050e + Asus M3N78-VM build, I decided to upgrade from it when Microcenter put on sale its q9550 for $179. That being said, here's what I put together for my HTPC connected to my 58" Panny and HK AVR 254 HDMI receiver! woo hoo.

I know it's a bit overkill for running XBMC + Aeon and Hulu, but it was fun building. When I get a chance, I'll post up pics of Aeon... It is beautiful!
  • case - Antec NSK2480
  • motherboard - Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H
  • cpu - Intel Quadcore q9550
  • RAM - 4GB of G. Skill
  • hard drive - OCZ Vertex SSD
  • fans - (2) Noctua 120mm fans
  • heatsink - Scythe Mini Ninja run passively
  • fan controller - Custom Sunbeam Rheobus
  • blu-ray - LG Bluray Rom

58" Panny Plasma with Rocket 450s and Bigfoot Center Channel

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post #222 of 1040
Can you record TV and stream Netflix in XBMC? I'm going to have to look into that. I like the look better than SageTV.
post #223 of 1040
Originally Posted by Jackal55 View Post

Can you record TV and stream Netflix in XBMC? I'm going to have to look into that. I like the look better than SageTV.

No and no. XBMC is just a media repository. I still use my ATT DVR to record shows that I can't get on HULU.
post #224 of 1040
Thanks. I'll just stick with what I have then.
post #225 of 1040
The thing near the bottom is called a turntable and is used for albums...
post #226 of 1040
You can delete my old thread mods I didn't know this thread was here.

Hey guys just wanted to tell you a bought a LC20 and with some slight mods with a tin snip I added a geforce GTX 285 and it fits fine. The one thing that is an issue is my powersupply. The cables needed to be longer so right now my cables are strung out everywhere.

Case is super solid.
Looks pretty fancy no cheap plastic, even the drive bay cover is metal.
Dim blue LEDs for both HDD and power light.
Nice slow dropping CD drive cover
Full ATX board

Weird powersupply placement.
Minor mods needed for full size video card.

Got rid of the grand ma area rug and put in a modern one. I will take a pic tom.

Okay here we go. I know the cable routing sucks but I have extensions on the way to fix that. The PSU placment made it really hard

Here is the HDD bracket mod, on the top.

Here is the bottom of the HDD bracket. I had to cut.

Here is the open case. I know the wires are all over but they are not long enough.

Here is my 3d box thingy

And here is my 3rdglasses
post #227 of 1040

Thanks for posting. Looks pretty good. I was wondering what have become of this thread. I built my first HTPC in 2008 (780G). I'm mulling of building another one. Once I get that done; I will definitely posting here. Cheers.
post #228 of 1040
Yeah I found this thread by mistake on google when I was looking for good basement HTPC ideas
post #229 of 1040
Here is the livingroom running a HTPC with SageTV (single core A64 3200+ w/ 5 HD tuners):

Technically the basement doesn't run on a HTPC (it runs on a PS3) but I thought I would add it anyway

post #230 of 1040
Love the steaps for higher seating.
post #231 of 1040

On the bottom shelf is my old VCR, which I barely use, and a collection of my favorite books including my Grandfathers Radiomans Handbook which he carried with him through WWII when he was an Army Air Corp Radioman.

Here's my DVD collection, which I'm in the process of ripping to harddrive for my HTPC.
post #232 of 1040
Originally Posted by PWNKAKE View Post

can you tell us the specs?...
post #233 of 1040
Here's my setup

post #234 of 1040
what WD array is that? I've been really dreaming of getting the new DroboS but looking for a cheaper option.

Originally Posted by dark_knight_II View Post

post #235 of 1040
My simple setup:

Panasonic TC-P50S1 50" Plasma

TV Stand
Techcraft SWBL48

Sony HT-CT100

Logitech Harmony 550

Case: nMEDIAPC Black 2000B ATX
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E7500
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 With HDMI
HDD: 1 TB WD Green for storage, and 250 GB WD Blue for OS and Games. Also a 1 TB WD Green in an external enclosure that I backup everything and keep unplugged in another room.
RAM: 4 GB of DDR3

HTPC and Comcast HD STB connect via HDMI to the Sony CT100, and then one HDMI connection to the TV for video. All controlled with the Harmony 550.

I will eventually add a cablecard tuner when they come out in a few months.

post #236 of 1040
Showing the HT doesn't HAVE to be expensive here's my setup, I have under $1,000 in EVERYTHING.

Display: Mits WS65513 bought for $100 on Craigslist, needed $20 worth of capacitors
AVR: Denon AVR1508 7.1ch $230 on clearance.
Speakers are homebrew from the mid 90's, paid about $200 for the setup back then.
CD player: Garage sale special $10, Wife like to play CD's sometimes w/o turning on the PC. (I'm working on it)
PC: Asus M3N78-VM motherboard, AMD 4850 processor, 8400GS video card, 2GB ram, 1TB hard drive, Avermedia duet tuner, Cheap PC case, 80+ Rosewill power supply. Bought most of the stuff on Newegg sale or shell shocker. About $400 total
No monthly TV bill, 100% OTA

As you can see from the pics it's in the living room and I have 2 kids, HTPC CAN be a mainstream product

post #237 of 1040
Here's mine. My HTPC is behind my HDTV.

post #238 of 1040
Originally Posted by Drift King View Post

I agree, your setup is by far the best I have seen in this thread. One day I hope to have a dedicated theater room like yours.

I too have a living room setup, with kids I can't afford to use a room for dedicated HT.
post #239 of 1040
80 Inch Mitsu Rear Projection (analog)
HK AVR 125II (analog)
Cambridge Sound works 5.1
Acer 3200x
9400gt (outputing through S-Video)

A little old on the tech front but I am waiting for this TV to die. It was a gift and it is a great display for DVD's.
post #240 of 1040
thermaltake case
450 watt antec powersupply
ati sapphire 5770
4 gig 1333 ram ddr3
phenom 2 am3 dual core, unlocked to 4 cores at 3.4
epson 6100 1080p projector
106" screen
windows 7 with mediabrowser

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