General (13 Viewers)

General questions about HTPC Hardware go in here.
  • Locked
  • Sticky
The MediaPortal HTPC Hardware Section may already have the information you require so please check it first HTPC Hardware Section: http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/4_HTPC/HTPC_Hardware Mediaportal Requirements: https://www.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal/requirements
The MediaPortal HTPC Hardware Section may already have the information you require so please check it first HTPC Hardware...
The MediaPortal HTPC Hardware Section may already have the information you require so please check it first HTPC Hardware...
Replies
0
Views
8K
  • Sticky
@etheesdad Add this to your guide 5x fan resistor $2.08 USD incl Worldwide P&P http://dx.com/p/3-pin-pc-cooling-fan-speed-noise-reduction-cable-5-piece-set-35818 Variable fan speed controller $2.49 USD incl Worldwide P&P http://dx.com/p/12w-variable-speed-controller-for-pc-cooling-fans-21320 Most of HTPC noise is related to...
@etheesdad Add this to your guide 5x fan resistor $2.08 USD incl Worldwide P&P...
INTRODUCTION The following is intended to provide a general introduction for those interested in building a silent HTPC.. The...
Replies
27
Views
75K
  • Sticky
I am planning to build a dedicated home theatre room. Any advise? was going to get a HD projector and have sound proof walls.
I am planning to build a dedicated home theatre room. Any advise? was going to get a HD projector and have sound proof walls.
HomeTheatreSolutions in wiki What is the biggest problem for someone, who is building his first HomeTheatre Solution? "Bloody...
Replies
1
Views
12K
AndyTran
A
Hi, I'm looking at using a NUC or Intel stick (preferably fanless) to set up in my bedroom as an MP client, mostly to watch (HD) OTA recordings from my MP2 server. The minimum hardware requirements seem a little dated (Requirements - MEDIAPORTAL) in terms of addressing current hardware, so I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what...
Hi, I'm looking at using a NUC or Intel stick (preferably fanless) to set up in my bedroom as an MP client, mostly to watch (HD)...
Hi, I'm looking at using a NUC or Intel stick (preferably fanless) to set up in my bedroom as an MP client, mostly to watch (HD)...
Replies
0
Views
42
I'm waiting for the next payday before buying a card. In the meantime, I found this feature matrix on nvidia.com - Video Encode and Decode GPU Support Matrix - showing the hardware encoding and decoding features supported by the various GPUs. Looks like the 1650 is the lowest one that ticks all the decoding columns. I do not know how...
I'm waiting for the next payday before buying a card. In the meantime, I found this feature matrix on nvidia.com - Video Encode and...
This part of the forum seems pretty quiet, but I'll ask anyway. My ten year old 1080p TV finally died, and it seemed crazy not to...
Replies
5
Views
1K
Hey everyone, for a while now, my HTPC wakes up every night and I dont know why. I have MP1 (1.21 pre) installed and on autostart. It's a windows server 2016 domain joined PC, wake up for backup is disabled. When I use "powercfg -devicequery wake_armed" the only 2 devices shown are the IR receiver and my network card. The network...
Hey everyone, for a while now, my HTPC wakes up every night and I dont know why. I have MP1 (1.21 pre) installed and on autostart...
Hey everyone, for a while now, my HTPC wakes up every night and I dont know why. I have MP1 (1.21 pre) installed and on autostart...
Replies
0
Views
1K
Hi Of course, the error message appears when the cable is connected and I turn off the PC. When I restart, it's not a problem. Also There is no problem when the cable is unplugged. Do this method (Plug and unplug) and the existence of this error do not harm the PC?
Hi Of course, the error message appears when the cable is connected and I turn off the PC. When I restart, it's not a problem...
Hello I have a Technisat Skystar USB HD DVB When I install this device driver in windows 10 (1607 version to up) I get "IRQL...
Replies
4
Views
702
CPU clock speed versus core in new Server build My venerable (in computer terms) i5-2500 MediaPortal server has run 24/7 for many years now, its still running OK but I want to upgrade it before it auto-retires :eek:. The last BIOS update for the MB from Asus was in 2012 and I have just got this feeling ..... This time, rather than...
CPU clock speed versus core in new Server build My venerable (in computer terms) i5-2500 MediaPortal server has run 24/7 for many...
CPU clock speed versus core in new Server build My venerable (in computer terms) i5-2500 MediaPortal server has run 24/7 for many...
Replies
0
Views
599
A year and a half later, I can report that the micro stutter still exists and changing hardware to use a Gemini Lake board results in very similar issues. I decided to have a go using Kodi and playback is fine. Also playback with MPC-HC is fine too (using the same LAV decoders and same settings).
A year and a half later, I can report that the micro stutter still exists and changing hardware to use a Gemini Lake board results...
I am interested to hear about users' reports on 4K HEVC HDR10 performance in MediaPortal1 using Apollo Lake and Gemini Lake SoCs. I...
Replies
1
Views
2K
Remotes and TV Cards are two very different things, though some TV Cards manufacturer did provide built-in remote receiver they are often tricky to get working with your applications. I would recommend to get a TV card without a built-in receiver together with a remote receiver from Inteset. For the remote itself I'm using various...
Remotes and TV Cards are two very different things, though some TV Cards manufacturer did provide built-in remote receiver they are...
First post. I only started looking into this whole HTPC thing this week as a result of my kids TV dieing of old age.Anyway, there's...
Replies
2
Views
1K
fair enough. I remembered the name from way back when and already found on on ebay I wanna buy, so my instincts are still intact lol!
fair enough. I remembered the name from way back when and already found on on ebay I wanna buy, so my instincts are still intact lol!
Hi all. Oh my goodness, it's been so long since I've logged onto the forum!! Anyhow, I've moved into an Apartment and I'm cutting...
Replies
2
Views
2K
Seriously damn cool PC sticks. Thanks for sharing
Seriously damn cool PC sticks. Thanks for sharing
Looking to get analog TV and recording to a kitchen TV on the wall without any signal available to the TV (not me, my mother in...
Replies
5
Views
2K
hi, I currently use media portal as my TV server, feeding a KODI client on an Amazon FireTV box, which works well. However, my existing PC is very old and is starting to cause problems, so I want to replace it. I want to build a new, low power machine to replace it, but as it act as a NAS, so I want it to have low power...
hi, I currently use media portal as my TV server, feeding a KODI client on an Amazon FireTV box, which works well. However, my...
hi, I currently use media portal as my TV server, feeding a KODI client on an Amazon FireTV box, which works well. However, my...
Replies
0
Views
681
Thanks very much for complete information. I understand now how to get the best solution for my installation. Cheers :)
Thanks very much for complete information. I understand now how to get the best solution for my installation. Cheers :)
I had a Pinnacle card and Pinnacle Media Center for a long time and I always got my HD TDT signal from aerial connector on the...
Replies
4
Views
2K
MP1 MP2 Venset TS700A TV Lift review (1 Viewer) DE
Here is a review of that Venset TS700A TV Lift equipped with IR remote and Bracket TS700. I was looking for a TV lift solution mostly for more flexibility and better quality when enjoying passive 3D content. In fact my Philips TV 55PUK7150/12 has quite a narrow vertical angle for optimal 3D quality. That's notably an issue while...
Here is a review of that Venset TS700A TV Lift equipped with IR remote and Bracket TS700. I was looking for a TV lift solution...
Here is a review of that Venset TS700A TV Lift equipped with IR remote and Bracket TS700. I was looking for a TV lift solution...
Replies
0
Views
3K
I just got a quad core pentium based NUC (https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-pinnacle-canyon-nuc-kit-(barebones)-quad-core-pentium-n3700-4k-video-output-ddr3l-up-to-8gb-4x) with 8Gb RAM and a 64Gb SSD (crucial) and it seems to work absolutely fine with everything i've thrown at it so far. High bitrate 1080p works fine, live TV...
I just got a quad core pentium based NUC...
Hello, I'm looking for something really small to use Mediaportal with. Are there any NUC Users here who use it with Mediaportal...
Replies
16
Views
4K
I actually got one of this devices few days ago, but not for HTPC. I replaced my old PC with this small box and it is great. The noice is really low until i start some GPU intensive game. But it is still acceptable :) And temperature is also fine, at last on my device.
I actually got one of this devices few days ago, but not for HTPC. I replaced my old PC with this small box and it is great. The...
Hello. Just curious, is there any Skull Canyon user? :)
Replies
4
Views
2K
MP1 MP2 Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Dual review (1 Viewer) DE
In December 2017 I acquired a Palit GeForce GTX 1080 DUAL OC for €529 on Alternate.de. It seems it has a similar board layout and I was able to apply the same modifications. However it would probably greatly benefit from an after market heat-sink. Palit did again a good job at providing a minimalist product which can be easily...
In December 2017 I acquired a Palit GeForce GTX 1080 DUAL OC for €529 on Alternate.de. It seems it has a similar board layout and I...
Here is a review of Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Dual. After getting myself a 4K TV I thought I'll try and get a GPU that does 4K too...
Replies
8
Views
34K
Pulse-Eight USB - CEC adapter is a great little piece of hardware allowing you to take advantage of the whole HDMI CEC feature set depending on the TV you are using. Conveniently the driver called libcec is open source and published on GitHub. That adapter had been working great for me until I upgraded my GPU from an NVidia GTX 750ti...
Pulse-Eight USB - CEC adapter is a great little piece of hardware allowing you to take advantage of the whole HDMI CEC feature set...
Pulse-Eight USB - CEC adapter is a great little piece of hardware allowing you to take advantage of the whole HDMI CEC feature set...
Replies
0
Views
2K
Considering the poor quality of the TPVision's Philips branded TVs I'll definitely consider getting another brand next time and adding an ambient light solution to it. It seems like BlindStick have an interesting solution with their BlindStick flex and associated Client Software. See also BlindStick Ambilight which source code is...
Considering the poor quality of the TPVision's Philips branded TVs I'll definitely consider getting another brand next time and...
Here are documentation and opinions about that Philips 55PUK7150/12. It's a 4K UHD Android TV from Philips' 2015 lineup. It...
Replies
2
Views
11K
MP1 MP2 TV Cutting out (1 Viewer) DE
Have you tried the LG site and their manuals? Here is my model.... LG 49UF6430 Support: Manuals, Warranty & More | LG U.S.A
Have you tried the LG site and their manuals? Here is my model.... LG 49UF6430 Support: Manuals, Warranty & More | LG U.S.A
Looking for some help on an annoying issue.I have a newish LG 4k tv. It is about 6 months old. I have a Verizon Fios cable box...
Replies
4
Views
2K
MP1 MP2 Extender Hardware DE
These work with any windows device (usb receiver) and you can either use the supplied remote or a logitech harmony. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PC-Computer-Remote-f-Windows-Media-Center-MCE-FREE-SHIP-UK-A-/221881099195?hash=item33a924e3bb:g:IZgAAOSwll1WxxFD I use a NUC for one of my clients, it does have an in built IR, but I never...
These work with any windows device (usb receiver) and you can either use the supplied remote or a logitech harmony...
I am currently using WIndows Media Center with a bunch of Xbox 360's so if I switch to mediaportal not looking forward to...
Replies
2
Views
1K
Besides being more expensive? ;) Yes and no, but it's more a statistical thig with higher MBTF and data volume figures. Compare green and red certified figures and you will see that red will give you higher numbers. However, green is still pefectly in line with a normal user's requirements. So unless you don't operate an internet...
Besides being more expensive? ;) Yes and no, but it's more a statistical thig with higher MBTF and data volume figures. Compare...
I have recently discovered that the power settings on my Windows 8.1 PC, used as a media server, were set to power down the hard...
Replies
6
Views
1K
Hello I am going to buy AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD H830 (http://avertv.avermedia.com/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=501). Anyone have tried this with mediaportal? Is that supported with mediaportal? Thanks
Hello I am going to buy AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD H830 (http://avertv.avermedia.com/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=501). Anyone have...
Hello I am going to buy AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD H830 (http://avertv.avermedia.com/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=501). Anyone have...
Replies
0
Views
895
MP1 MP2 Modern TVs 60Hz DE
Just to comoplicate things ive actually just taken a look at the Sony Bravia range and theyre not as expensive as i thought they would be :LOL: The Sony 50W829 comes in at the same price with similar specs, but you get a whole extra 2" of screen. The reviews for it are outstanding as well. Cant decide!
Just to comoplicate things ive actually just taken a look at the Sony Bravia range and theyre not as expensive as i thought they...
Im browsing TVs at the moment to replace our 10 year old plasma and it seems to me that most modern TVs these days run at 60Hz...
Replies
21
Views
4K
Please be aware, that these sticks and N3xxx Celerons and some Nucs aren't capable to bitsream DTS-HD and TrueHD with Windows OS. It is working fine with OpenElec.
Please be aware, that these sticks and N3xxx Celerons and some Nucs aren't capable to bitsream DTS-HD and TrueHD with Windows OS...
Just curious if this COULD be a viable client option...
Replies
2
Views
1K
MP1 MP2 no channels DE
Please have a look at the enclosed word doc I install the Media Portal 2 to day. I use the Windows 10 Figure 1 indicate my settings for my digital device : cine serie -duoflex + CI. As you can see from figure 2 I dont find any channels. ( I have been using the card together with the CI for long time with dvbviewer so I know it is...
Please have a look at the enclosed word doc I install the Media Portal 2 to day. I use the Windows 10 Figure 1 indicate my settings...
Please have a look at the enclosed word doc I install the Media Portal 2 to day. I use the Windows 10 Figure 1 indicate my settings...
Replies
0
Views
891
What a pity ! I was really happy to have such a living room !!! :cool::cool::cool:(y) You know what ? Your living room should be integrated in MP. Here or, somewhere else...
What a pity ! I was really happy to have such a living room !!! :cool::cool::cool:(y) You know what ? Your living room should be...
Hi, I just found living room pictures of my old appartment. This is my configuration: Philips 60" LED TV Aluminium Mini HTPC case...
Replies
3
Views
1K
Is pretty much what i thought. Any recommendations for an external drive in that case? I quite like how the slot loading drives work, but not essential.
Is pretty much what i thought. Any recommendations for an external drive in that case? I quite like how the slot loading drives...
I got one of the giveaway DVDFab passkey lifetime licences the other day so was looking at external bluray drives to go with it...
Replies
4
Views
950
MP1 MP2 WOL DE
Based entirely on hearsay... I was under the impression that Intel networking chips are regarded as amongst the best available, either integrated on the motherboard, or as a separate PCI or PCI-Express network card. I have an integrated Intel network adapter on my Dell motherboard, and I recently installed an Intel PCI card to give...
Based entirely on hearsay... I was under the impression that Intel networking chips are regarded as amongst the best available...
Can anyone recommend a very reliable WOL method or a motherboard (preferably socket 1155) and cpu combo that is very good at...
Replies
6
Views
1K
I would like to use an Intel Compute Stick (Intel Atom Z3735F 4 x 1.33 GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32 GB flash, Windows 10) to run an MP1 client with a 5GHz WLAN connection to my MP1 TV Server (see my current System Specs). I have seen at least 1 post from a member using this processor (in a box, not a stick) and also the thread on PIPO (which...
I would like to use an Intel Compute Stick (Intel Atom Z3735F 4 x 1.33 GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32 GB flash, Windows 10) to run an MP1 client...
I would like to use an Intel Compute Stick (Intel Atom Z3735F 4 x 1.33 GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32 GB flash, Windows 10) to run an MP1 client...
Replies
0
Views
1K
I thought you were pointing it out as as alternative for my current AMD board. Would probably look more towards the 1155 socket boards.
I thought you were pointing it out as as alternative for my current AMD board. Would probably look more towards the 1155 socket boards.
Am I right in thinking that the specs for a server being used to stream media to a few clients doesnt actually need to be anything...
Replies
8
Views
1K
I think it is enough for a bare-bone client. ;) _______________________________________________________ micromotor marathon
I think it is enough for a bare-bone client. ;) _______________________________________________________ micromotor marathon
Hello everyone, I'm new to MediaPortal, but I'm happy to say, that I FINALLY found what I was looking for in a HTPC with this...
Replies
11
Views
3K
Top Bottom