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Old 10-08-08, 11:55 PM Thread Starter   #1
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What is your HTPC set-up? Single client? Server? Monitor(s)? Keyboard? etc...


So I'm curious, what is your set-up for HTPC use? Not necessarily what stats on the machine(s), but what is your overall set-up?


Right now, I have a since client/server (has a 500gig HDD for OS and storage) next to a 32" LCD, no monitor, no keyboard, and just a microsoft remote. I use my laptop (where I do all of my surfing and work) to remote access into the HTPC to do whatever I have to). I have a server in my closet (wired connection to the router which the HTPC is hooked up to as well), it has no monitor/TV/keyboard or anything, I also just remote access into that and manage my legal downloading. My idea was to use the server to rip and convert DVD's with AutoGK, but as of now I haven't done that.

I'd love to run a HD projector for either xbox 360 or when I'm watching a movie.


What about ya'll? Whats worked out best?
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Old 10-09-08, 12:06 AM   #2
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My HTPC sits in my computer room hooked to my 61" DLP and Rx-v463 via 30' DVI/HDMI and 30' Toslink cable. HTPC set up is a Q6600, 2gigs ram with a 500gig for movies and a 200disc DVD changer. I also use this for gaming so I have a MS Bluetooth Elite keyboard and mouse.

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Old 10-12-08, 10:51 PM   #5
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Old 10-13-08, 10:51 AM   #6
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MY gaming PC has a BT Microsoft media desktop also, and it is awesome, I would love to use it on the HTPC, but with kids in the house there is no way it is going downstairs

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Old 10-13-08, 11:39 AM   #7
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Old 10-13-08, 02:36 PM   #8
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HTPC in sig is hooked to the samsung 52inch LCD, and the yamaha RX-V661 reciever. It has a keyboard and mouse that are used on occasion, but overall it is controlled via an ATI remote wonder plus with mediaportal front end. The htpc has an ATI tv wonder tv tuner but i have yet to set it up.

Music is stored on my main rig in a shared folder, as well as on my servers hd (none of the content is stored on the HTPC's hd atm) mainly my htpc is used as a dvd player and super good upscaler and music player when im not sitting at my main rig but am working upstairs. Pics of setup in the "52inches of crysis link below"

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No true HTPC here so to say. Just a couple of 1TB hard drives in my desktop rig that stream full DVD backups to a couple of softmodded Xboxes . One hooked to a 32" LCDTV and one to a 30" widescreen tube HDTV. The Xbox upconverts quite nicely to 720p/1080i.

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Server/Client here. and is currently in the process of complete redo.

a WHS box to serve as media server (and backup whole house PCs) in the basement.

in living room, 52" Samsung DLP, a HTPC which also serve as PVR server (running BeyondTV), Harmony 880 remote.

in bedroom, a 42" LCD, a thin barebone HTPC client, Harmony 520.

in basement dedicated home theater, a Epson 1080UB projector onto a 100" screen, a thin HTPC client, but powerful enough to play backed up full quality Bluray movies, Harmony 1000 (which also remote control the HT lighting and PS3).

EDIT: when I'm all done with the re-do of my house's media distribution/HTPCs, I might do a full write up for it.....

all runs on MeediOS front end and BeyondTV as PVR.

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HTPC hooked up to a Sony Bravia 37" , keyboard and mouse wired sitting on tv stand.

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Server/Client here. and is currently in the process of complete redo.

a WHS box to serve as media server (and backup whole house PCs) in the basement.

in living room, 52" Samsung DLP, a HTPC which also serve as PVR server (running BeyondTV), Harmony 880 remote.

in bedroom, a 42" LCD, a thin barebone HTPC client, Harmony 520.

in basement dedicated home theater, a Epson 1080UB projector onto a 100" screen, a thin HTPC client, but powerful enough to play backed up full quality Bluray movies, Harmony 1000 (which also remote control the HT lighting and PS3).

all runs on MeediOS front end and BeyondTV as PVR.
Wow! What do you do for a living to afford all of that? lol

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Wow! What do you do for a living to afford all of that? lol
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I think I missed the entire point of an HTPC.

I'm running a Quad Core Q6600 with 3gigs of DDR2 and a 1TB media drive tucked under my counter as my server.

I'm running TVersity and streaming the media to my XBox360, which plays the movies/media through my 720p projector.

Am I doing it wrong?

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I think I missed the entire point of an HTPC.

I'm running a Quad Core Q6600 with 3gigs of DDR2 and a 1TB media drive tucked under my counter as my server.

I'm running TVersity and streaming the media to my XBox360, which plays the movies/media through my 720p projector.

Am I doing it wrong?
Youre all good Wraith. I do the same thing as you, but with classic Xboxes

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