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  1. http://www.hd-plex.com/fanless-ATX-power-supply This seems interesting and affordable. Not sure how much PC you can connect to it. And their fan-less chassis aren't bad either. Maybe I'll give it a try for my final build
  2. Just trying to get a consensus, anyone tried the Intel Skull Canyon Nuc? What's your take? Youtube - Intel Skull Canyon Youtube - Using Intel Skull Canyon Nuc as video editor!?
  3. Item: Fractal design node 605 Location: Sydney, lower north shore Price: $120 Item Condition: Excellent, never used Reason for selling: Moved to a smaller apartment before I got a chance to use it, not enough space for full size components Payment Method: Pickup - cash Extra Info: This case is perfect for a HTPC and is the size of a standard hifi component - 445 x 164 x 349 mm (width x height x depth). Includes everything it originally came with except the box. Pictures: Taken from manufacturers site
  4. Hi all, I like to start a thread where we can discuss our findings with centralized media and playback to multiple devices around the house. I would like to avoid any discussion about playback from a storage device through the internal media application on a particular device. What I would like to see working is a stable media network around the house with a multitude of attached network devices, a central media server and 1 controller app for all of it. For Example in my case. Media Server(s): JRiver Media Center: XBMC; Plex Media Server Media Player(s): Oppo BDP-105; Sony BDP-S5100 Sonos Playbar Android Tablet Media Controller(s) (Android): Gizmo for JRiver Eos for JRiver XBMC Media Center Yatse XBMC Remote Plex media App Sonos App MediaHouse Bubble UPnP All the above media servers work in my network and provide the content to any player or controller and this seems to be the most easy part of the Media Automation. JRiver doesn't always show up as an available server and is not the most stable. All the above network players work in my network but all have their limitations. The ability to playback a certain file lies within the hardware of the device and is impossible to change yourself. Sonos Playbar doesn't see any media server except for XBMC. Doesn't always show up in the play to device list Sony BDP-S5100 crashes with BD rips in MKV format, it doesn't output Dolby True HD over the network, it doesn't play all common formats. Oppo BDP-105 has problems with subtitles over the network, doesn't always show up in the play to device list The hardest part and the cherry on the cake is the Media Controller Application. From the above list Bubble UPnP is the most reliable in finding all available Media Servers and Media Players. But it doesn't have a nice graphical interface. The graphical interface is highly dependent on what Web Interface the server software is providing, and is thus Server dependent. Plex and Yatse have by far the most elegant and complete user interface of them all. Plex however only work with Plex media players. Sonos has the best app with integrated third party applications like streaming radio, but only plays to other Sonos devices and only does music. Gizmo and Eos are not the most stable applications but have a lot of potential. In other words; Some are good with video material while others are good with music. Some of them have a very nice graphical user interface and or work with every device or server while others don't. Some are more stable than the others. But all in all the best I can get out of it at the moment is 75%. What do you use around the house and is working or not working for you?
  5. Hi, I'm making some changes to my overall setup. I don't game on TV or projector anymore. I have 2 NVidia GTX 680 graphics cards fitted with Heatkiller Waterblocks that were in a silent build I'd been using. If you are into gaming on your pj or TV and/or watercooling feel free to get in touch. They have displayport and DVI-D (HDMI too I think) so can be used for 4k or lower with the right cabling. Edit: I'll take $530 shipped in Australia for both.
  6. Item: Pioneer Custom Retro HTPC Location: Perth Item condition description: I have here a one of a kind custom HTPC Media Player in excellent working and cosmetic condition. Gutted out old pre 1980's pioneer stereo deck with Alienware micro ATX system. The power button of the stereo turns the computer on and off. "REC" light is the hard drive light VU meters light up with orange LED low light when the power is on (replicates the old bulbs) Two front facing USB ports are incorporated in some control holes Price: SOLD Reason for selling: Doesn't gets used Payment Methods: COD Extra Info: - Alien ware Micro ATX motherboard - BLURAY, DVDRW, CDRW drive - ATI video/sound card with HDMI out (video and audio out through HDMI) - TP-Link Wireless N adapter (wifi) - Custom fans with resistors to lower noise (system is extremely quiet) - 5 USB ports - Ethernet port - Windows 7 Ultimate. - Intel® Core 1.8GHz - 80gb Harddrive - 2 GB RAM
  7. Item: Pioneer Custom Retro HTPC Location: Perth, WA Item condition description: I have here a one of a kind custom HTPC Media Player in excellent working and cosmetic condition. Gutted out old pre 1980's pioneer stereo deck with Alienware micro ATX system. The power button of the stereo turns the computer on and off. "REC" light is the hard drive light VU meters light up with orange LED low light when the power is on (replicates the old bulbs) Two front facing USB ports are incorporated in some control holes Price: $300.00 Reason for selling: Doesn't gets used Payment Methods: COD Extra Info: - Alien ware Micro ATX motherboard - BLURAY, DVDRW, CDRW drive - ATI video/sound card with HDMI out (video and audio out through HDMI) - TP-Link Wireless N adapter (wifi) - Custom fans with resistors to lower noise (system is extremely quiet) - 5 USB ports - Ethernet port - Windows 7 Ultimate. - Intel® Core 1.8GHz - 80gb Harddrive - 2 GB RAM Will throw in free Monster HDMI cable more pics: http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/Deja-vu/2_zps03f4d780.jpg http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/Deja-vu/3_zps4de4d524.jpg http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/Deja-vu/IMG_8693_zpse5875f86.jpg http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/Deja-vu/IMG_8714_zps86f1d4bb.jpg http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/Deja-vu/IMG_8688_zpsa2790e61.jpg
  8. Steam appear to be making a play for the space under our TV's. Is it going to be a default standard for HTPC's? Will it run linux? Will we be able to record FTA to the HDD while playing a game? http://kotaku.com/5966860/gabe-newell-living-room-pcs-will-compete-with-next+gen-consoles http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/12/10/gabe-newell-discusses-hardware-plans-packaged-pcs/ What will it be called?
  9. Hey guys. Im looking for a TV to put in my room that will be plugged into my computer to stream 1080 and 720 movies. It will only be on a few hours a week so i dont want to go spending thousands and thousands of $$. Im thinking under $1000. 50" is the biggest i can go so anything between 40- 50" I dont have to worry about glare and sunlight as it will be used at night. I have heard that plasma may be better as they perform better in dark room. Since it will be plugged into my computer i dont need any fancy features such as Smart TV, or 3D What do you recommend? Ill be going to a few shops over the weekend but is there anything that i should keep an eye out for? Cheers, Luke
  10. Item: Custom Built HTPC - Fanless Design Location:Melbourne Price:$490 Item Condition: Good Condition Reason for selling: We have 2 iPhones, an iPad, 2 apple TV's and a Macbook, Hence I'm getting a Mac Mini to streamline Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Deposit Extra Info: I built this myself 8 months ago and it has been a stable performer. This is 100% silent no CPU or PSU fan. I use Jriver Media player (trail version) and have ethernet to my NAS in another room. This unit is quiet and stable Jriver sees my media content on the Nas and steams it to my HTPC which I control via the Jremote app on my iphone for screen free play! The amp will also let you manage different zones! I rip all my CD's direct on to my NAS via Jriver and built in Sony Blu-Ray DVD combo drive installed. I have the USB output running into a Vlink then into my DAC for 2 channel audio and the HDMI out directly into my receiver for movie watching, Jriver can easily switch between the desired output USB or HDMI. I did a lot of research when sourcing components which were chosen for stability and performance for audio. I started with a HD-Plex case which I purchased direct from the USA it is a fanless design specifically designed for Audio PC's it uses a custom fan less power supply and copper piping and cassis heat sinks for CPU cooling. It uses rubber grommets for all connections to reduce internal vibration. It includes good quality rubber isolation feet which have the ability to take spikes if preferred The mother board is a mini ITX Intel DH67CF which i chose for it's reliable H67 chipset and 1155 CPU support. it has on board 6GB Sata / GB LAN and USB 3 plus HDMI. This MB will also support IR interface with the addition of an IR receiver and remote CPU is an intel i3 (3.1ghz) which i chose for its low voltage for reduced heat and more stability this chip also has on board HD3000 2000 graphics. It has more then enough juice to stream 1080p content to my projector in excellent quality. HD is 500GB WD Blue drive which is very silent (inaudible) and can be easily swapped out for a larger drive or SSD drive the case can support up to 3 2.5inch drives. This drive is only storing the OS and Applications as all media is held on my NAS I also have installed 8GB of Kingston Ram and a Sony slot loading Blu Ray / DVD burner drive OS is windows 7 and I have a trial version of JRiver Media player installed which i highly recommend All up this PC cost me $800 to build I have original box and all driver CDs and manuals for the parts. I can ship interstate if required
  11. Hi all, First I must confess that I am not overly tech savvy. I have been doing a lot of research lately and I think I am completely confused between what NAS, HTPC and Network Media Players have to offer. If you can explain the key differences in laymen terms that would be great! As I understand it now; NAS - connects to your router, can share printers, data, movies and music to any computer/ smart tv / BR player with ethernet/wireless connection via the router. HTPC - Stores all media on a computer which is connected to the smart tv / to share media with like media centre. I want to set up a home network and want to access media through phone, computers and tv, but love how with HTPC's you can have like media centre installed and display all your movies in cool formats. Is there a NAS that can do this? Cheers, Angelo
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